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More politics, more often

Staff, [email protected]
October 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Last week, the Experience covered how some Los Medanos College instructors are integrating the election into their lectures. But we would like to suggest that more classes inject politics into classes every year, not just the fall semesters following the Summer Olympics. Some instructors might object...

The women who defend Trump

Megan McCann, Guest Columnist
October 28, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Dear Kayleigh McEnany: If, one day, I am lucky enough to be blessed with a daughter of my own, I would want her to share many of your qualities. Your education pedigree speaks volumes for your work ethic — Georgetown, Harvard, and Cambridge are universities I have never even dreamed of attending. You...

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 systematic oppression, is by becoming allies of one another’s movements. In the ‘60s, ...

LMC Pittsburg campus safety can be improved

Megan Thomas
October 25, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

As an LMC student, I recently just started taking night classes at the Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses. Before starting this semester, I was uneasy about being on campus so late at night. When I started the semester, I noticed that the Pittsburg campus didn’t have a lot of security around especially at ...

Transfer out of state for affordable rent

Andrea Arriola
October 25, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

For many Los Medanos students, applying to a college outside of California is illogical due to the expensive cost of out of state tuition. According to the Heath Resource Center at the National Youth Transition Center, on average, it costs $8990 more for students to attend a college or university in ...

End the death penalty

Experience Staff, [email protected]
October 20, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Like America itself, the death penalty has a racist past it has yet to reckon with. Some of the first capital crime laws in the colonies were written in response to a New York slave riot in 1712, when a group of slaves broke free and killed some white people. 21 slaves were sentenced to death, 20 be...

The NRA: misinformed and misguided

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
October 20, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Before President Barack Obama even mentioned gun control, the National Rifle Association was convinced that he was on the verge of enacting mass gun confiscations. The NRA breathlessly reported any progress made on an United Nations arms treaty that would prohibit the sale of weapons in cases where ...

All body types are imporatant

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
October 20, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

There has been a lot of unnecessary buzz recently about plus sized models, a term that in the fashion industry pertains to women dress sizes eight and up. In actuality though, the Center for Disease Control says the average American woman is a size 14 and most plus sized clothing lines start at a siz...

Crimes at Los Medanos are a concern

Janet Madrid
October 13, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

As a student at Los Medanos College, the crime can raise a red flag. Back in April 2016, a robbery happened, with a student getting their backpack stolen in the evening as well. If these crimes happened the first time, shouldn’t we up our protection to prevent it from happening again? Just looking at ...

You’re an adult, try acting like it

Cameron Toth, [email protected]
October 13, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Since we were little we’ve been dreaming about freedom. Moving out, getting tattoos and piercings, and being independent from our parents or guardians — 18 was the magic number that could make all our dreams come true. It’s the age where anything is possible — the world is our oyster. But just bec...

What future do you want?

RC Kubota, Guest Columnist
October 13, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

If you make daily choices striving for a healthier future and better quality of life, making choices once a year about policy relating to your health and well-being seems like a reasonable thing to do. Voting joins you with other people to protect or create future choices. For example, Proposition...

Trump typifies rape culture

EXPERIENCE STAFF, [email protected]
October 13, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

The accusations continue to pile up around Donald Trump. Just a few days after he defended his so-called “locker room talk” on a national debate stage by invoking the specter of ISIS, even more women came forward to accuse the Republican nominee of actions varying from voyeurism to the sorts of sexu...

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