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College is more than just a major

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
September 15, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

When I was in high school and college application season rolled around, I applied to San Francisco State as a creative writing major. My initial thought was, ‘well, San Francisco isn’t too far away, and I like writing,’ so it seemed like the most logical thing to do. Only after I was accepted did...

Editorial Cartoon 9/8/16

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
September 8, 2016
Filed under Editorial Cartoon, Perspectives

Use your platform for good

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
September 8, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Throughout history, there have been people people who risk their careers and reputations to stand up for what they think is right. Most recently, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and soccer player Megan Rapinoe have joined the ranks of athletes and celebrities speaking out against social injustice...

Protests too spicy for white people

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
September 8, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

“The Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the the Ku Klux Klanner,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Birmingham jail, “But the white moderate ... who constantly says ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action.’” 49ers...

Am I Fraud or for Real?

Theresa Gaines, [email protected]
September 6, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Choosing a major may be one of the most daunting tasks to incoming college students. Society tells us that by the time we finish four years of high school, we should know what we want to do and immediately begin working toward it. But what do you do if you don’t know what you want to do yet? A lot...

Stop oppressing the oppressed

Stop oppressing the oppressed

Joseph Delano, [email protected]
September 4, 2016
Filed under News, Perspectives, Top Stories

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ignited a media firestorm Aug. 26 after he refused to stand in observance of the national anthem prior to a preseason game versus the Green Bay Packers in front of more than 70,000 attendants. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for...

Volunteerism is key at LMC

RC KUBOTA, Guest Column
September 1, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

It’s always a great time to think about the students and staff who contribute positively to LMC being a cohesive working environment, and to consider all the stress they must’ve endured to make this a great school. For example, Melissa Covarrubias shared that she was “terrified” about how...

‘Canvas’ is a work of art

‘Canvas’ is a work of art

STAFF, [email protected]
September 1, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Los Medanos College has made the leap from learning management system Desire2Learn to Canvas… well, almost. This is the transitional year, so while some students have made the change to the newer platform, there are still students and instructors using D2L. Students will have access to the older system...

Embracing yourself is important

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
August 31, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

In my experience I have found the greatest love I have had in my life has been the joy of learning to accept myself as I am. Love is an interesting concept. No one love should be considered greater than another. Yet, even though it comes in various different forms, it seems as though romantic love...

Editorial Cartoon 8/26/16

Editorial Cartoon 8/26/16

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
August 29, 2016
Filed under Editorial Cartoon, Perspectives

IOC to blame for Rio mess

Alex Riva, [email protected]
August 25, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was the host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to the dismay of, or simply the sheer confusion of, many people. In 2009 when the country won the right to host the games they beat out Tokyo, Japan, the host of the 2020 Olympics, and many other seemingly more fit contenders. The term...

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