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Act your age please

Cameron Toth, ctoth@lmcexperience.com
October 6, 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. Eighteen was the magic number that could make all of our dreams come true. It’s the age where anything is possible — the world is our oyster. But...

Stakes are high for LGBT rights

Gary Walker-Roberts, Guest Columnist
October 4, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

"Don't boo, vote," was a call-to-action by President Obama during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. As Americans look to vote in one of the most contentious elections in history, it is clear that for many minority groups, the stakes are high. All people have the right to be treated e...

LMC should offer more social events

Gianna Carpino, LMC Student
September 30, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

I think Los Medanos College should certainly have more social events — things that would get the students, and even the community, more involved. One of the two ideas I have that I believe would be fun for LMC to do is to have an end-of-the-semester dance. It could be formal or informal — it doesn...

Kaepernick kneels for a good cause

Kaepernick kneels for a good cause

Dorcey Conley, LMC Student
September 30, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

As a student at LMC, I feel like I am able to share my opinion about various subjects.  The subject I would like to bring to attention is Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem before each game. Now I personally see this is a great movement but most people are confused about the message of t...

Original movies need audiences

Original movies need audiences

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
September 30, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

It seems as if the American public is simultaneously A) experiencing superhero fatigue and B) incapable of not seeing whatever new comic book movie Marvel or DC has cooked up. In less than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has added 13 movies to its roster, with another nine slated for release ...

Black women are not their tropes

Black women are not their tropes

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
September 29, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Top Stories

I don’t see much positive representation of black women on TV. But the moment I saw Van — my underappreciated hero in Donald Glover’s new show “Atlanta” — take her twist-out down early in the pilot episode, I felt like I was on top of the world. “Atlanta” instantly became my new favorite...

Create community with clubs

Staff, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
September 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial

For many Los Medanos students, community college is a good or even ideal choice for a secondary education. The proximity to home and opportunity to either get our general education done and transfer to a four-year or sample a few different fields before selecting a major — all at a relatively low cost...

Gum is an evil we don’t need

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com
September 15, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

If I were an evil dictator, the first thing to go would be gum. Everything from making it, distributing it, purchasing it and chewing it would be illegal. Thus creating my own version of prohibition – only more logical and beneficial to society – and those found violating the restrictions would face...

Water park good idea for B’wood

Amata Abatcha, Guest Columnist
September 15, 2016
Filed under Our Town, Perspectives

Kyle Szymanski of the Brentwood Press wrote an article about a possible indoor waterpark being built in Brentwood. Great Wolf Resorts, the world’s largest chain of indoor waterparks, owns and operates 13 parks in the United States, which include restaurants, family entertainment centers, retail stores...

College is more than just a major

Alexandra Riva, ariva@lmcexperience.com
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, Sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
September 8, 2016
Filed under Editorial Cartoon, Perspectives

Use your platform for good

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
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...

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