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Options are important

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
December 2, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Registration for Spring 2017 classes began for many students this week. As is usual for this process, classes fill up or aren’t offered on certain days of the week, which can create problems for students. These problems usually work themselves out. But what’s the deal with all the online classes bei...

IOC needs to step into the 21st century

Kaylee Stull, Guest Columnist
December 2, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

This summer, we had a large focus on the Olympics, but what most people failed to notice is the trespassing of gender inequality in swimming. Women have fewer options than men in the number of events. For example, the men’s longest race happens to be 1500 meters, while women’s is 800 meters. The Olympic Comm...

Brentwood center will turn out fine

Jake Libbey, Guest Columnist
December 2, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Back in 2010, the Contra Costa Community College District governing board gave their approval of a site in Brentwood that would expand and create a new second permanent campus for Los Medanos College. The Pittsburg campus, opened in 1974, underwent a major renovation in the past few years, which includ...

Clinton failure was preventable

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
November 17, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

“For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.” This was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bold prediction in July. Those moderates, sickened...

Trump fears are legitimate

STAFF, [email protected]
November 17, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

With the outcome of the 2016 election, life as we know it has changed. This election has made history, but not in the way we hoped it would. As soon as the new president-elect was announced, protests broke out on college campuses across the country. To a lot of people, these demonstrations seem confusin...

Remembering Jack Williams

Pat Martucci
November 17, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

DEAR EDITOR, Jack Williams was one of the original instructors in the Electrical and Instrumentation Technology (ETEC) program here at Los Medanos College. Prior to teaching at LMC, Jack taught for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 302, where he started his electrical c...

Thick skin key for Trump years

Jeffrey Mitchell Matthews, Guest Columnist
November 17, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

I understand that many of you are pissed-off, afraid and/or worried by the election of Donald Trump, and rightfully so. This is the first time the political shit has really hit the fan in your young lives. I remember freaking out when Reagan was elected as president (against my vote) in 1980, the sam...

Editorial Cartoon 11/3/2016

Editorial Cartoon 11/3/2016

Cassie Dickman, [email protected]
November 3, 2016
Filed under Editorial Cartoon, Perspectives

Dissonance for president

Aline Bales, Guest Column
November 2, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Cognitive dissonance is the state of having inconsistent thoughts or beliefs relating to behavioral decisions and attitude changes — it’s challenging long-held learned beliefs and structures ingrained in oneself. Have you ever wondered how many times a person changes their mind in a day? Does...

Shock value is no longer edgy

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
November 1, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

One of my favorite things is when comedians make snide remarks about America’s political correctness “issue.” They think they’ve got millennials by the balls because they’ve been calling us out for being special snowflakes who can’t take a joke. By now, you’ve probably heard dozens of...

Editorial Cartoon 10/28/2016

Editorial Cartoon 10/28/2016

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
October 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial Cartoon, Perspectives, Top Stories

Solidarity is key for real freedom

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
October 28, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

It’s time for us to stand together against a still oppressive America. Not as individual groups, advocating for equity and equality for specific racial groups, but as a whole coalition. The only way we’re going to beat this tidal wave of systematic oppression, is by becoming allies of one another’s...

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