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Quijada finds his seat

Quijada finds his seat

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
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Using a mix of spoken words and the musical influences of Latin and hip-hop paired with humor, Brian Quijada’s “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” captivated the Los Medanos College Little Theater whilst touching on deeper issues regarding race, immigration and identity. The one-man show follows the ...

Impact of presidential pick questioned

Perry Continente
November 17, 2016
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Donald Trump’s new status as president-elect has sparked elation and outrage in seemingly equal measure. Perhaps the only common factor in people’s reaction to Trump’s surprising and controversial victory has been the intensity of the reaction to it. It is perhaps indicative of today’s increasingly...

LMC talks political results

LMC talks political results

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
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After the 2016 presidential election results were called and a campaign season that has been described as “divisive” and “nasty” came to a close and many people found themselves unsure if they have a place in this country’s future, the Contra Costa Community College District wanted to reassure all...

New chancellor selected

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
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The Contra Costa Community College District will have another familiar face in charge when longtime Chancellor Dr. Helen Benjamin steps down in December. The District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Nov. 4 to select Dr. Fred Wood as Benjamin’s replacement. Wood grew up in the East Bay and the ...

Students share stories

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience,com
November 17, 2016
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Five students were chosen to speak to an audience of their peers during Los Medanos College’s second successful “Evening of Cultural Conversations.” The event held Tuesday, Nov. 15 in L-109 was meant to invite the audience to understand the personal struggles and journeys of each speaker. The event led by...

Holiday decor examined

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
November 3, 2016
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The Halloween spirit that had livened up the Student Service Building came to a halt just prior to the actual holiday, following a mandate from Senior Dean of Student Services Gail Newman instructing the departments inside the building, including Admissions and Records, to be culturally sensitive about...

Debate team talks Proposition 58

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
November 3, 2016
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Library Room L-109 was transformed into a debate hall Wednesday night as the Los Medanos debate team set out to argue the pros and cons of California’s Proposition 58, a ballot initiative that would repeal the 18 year-old Proposition 228 and allow schools to adopt bilingual curriculum models. “There are a lot of...

Death penalty back on ballot

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
November 3, 2016
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A hot topic often discussed in class, the death penalty is back on the ballot with two propositions. The first initiative, Prop 62, focuses on repealing the death penalty, while a yes vote on Prop 66 looks to change death penalty procedures to speed up the appeals process. This is not the first time...

LMC students voice political opinions

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com
November 3, 2016
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Based on a political survey about the election conducted by the Los Medanos College Experience over the past few weeks, the verdict is clear — students aren’t happy with their choices. This attitude coincides with the overall theme of how most millennials have been reported to view this election nat...

Art exhibit shares holiday tradition with LMC community

Art exhibit shares holiday tradition with LMC community

Cameron Toth, ctoth@lmcexperience.com
November 3, 2016
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The LMC Art Department and the Puente Club are hosting a Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, themed art gallery exhibit from Nov. 1 to Dec. 7 in the LMC Art Gallery. The décor includes welcoming colorful skulls, drawings, sculptures, paintings and a heavily decorated altar draped in bright colored clo...

‘Major’ event held at LMC

‘Major’ event held at LMC

Perry Continente and Lillian R. Ramirez
November 3, 2016
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The Exploring Majors Fair provided an informative and friendly atmosphere last week for students looking to investigate possible majors and careers. The initial quiet of the outdoor quad belied the dull roar of the indoor one, which was busy Wednesday, Oct. 26 with faculty, staff and students hurrying bet...

Chancellor finalists chosen

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
October 28, 2016
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The students, staff and faculty who make up the Contra Costa Community College District will have the opportunity to get to know the three finalists for the district’s chancellor seat Monday, Oct. 31. The trio of candidates — Dr. Kindred Murillo, Dr. Fred Wood and Eugene Huff — will each be on a forum ...

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