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Spotlight shines hot on Steele

Spotlight shines hot on Steele

Adria Watson, [email protected]
March 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profile, Top Stories

When she utters the word “music,” that passion Julia Steele stays true to radiates from her words to her expressions. Her face lights up, noticeably showing she knows she’s found what she’s meant to do, no matter how fearsome the road may get. “Sometimes the best thing you can do in your...

Crowd gets ‘Mad Love’

Crowd gets ‘Mad Love’

Adria Watson, [email protected]
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

JoJo ended an impossibly magical night in the most down-to-earth way, by greeting fans with a simple thank you. A rainy two-hour wait did not deter devotees — some of whom still buzzing with energy, serenading her with her songs — to get to meet the singer following her concert in San Francisco Sunday,...

Hip-hop and art collaborate

Hip-hop and art collaborate

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
October 9, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Though it would have been interesting to see English Instructor Tess Caldwell freestyle another verse for the second day of Los Medanos College’s first hip-hop conference, in her own words, day two still “got pretty funky.” Rapper and conference organizer Kaila Love said with this event, she h...

New ‘Citrine’ album heals fans

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
October 6, 2016
Filed under Features

With its name deriving from the crystal meaning success, Japanese-American artist Hayley Kiyoko’s latest EP “Citrine,” released Sept. 30, was destined to be a hit. As Kiyoko was recovering from a concussion she had suffered earlier this year, the citrine crystal she carried with her during the w...

Canadian popstar deserves respect

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
May 5, 2016
Filed under Features

It’s been nearly a year since we were blessed with the pop album of the decade. On June 24, 2015, notable Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen released her third album “Emotion,” her first since her hastily-assembled 2012 album “Kiss Me.” That record’s indifferent reception — despite it being a...

Deftones offers a haunting atmosphere in Gore

Atreyu Hinckley
April 14, 2016
Filed under Features

Alternative metal band Deftones has returned with their eighth studio album titled “Gore.” Prior to its release, the Sacramento natives decided to expand into a more experimental and melodic type of sound — rather than their usual heavy-guitar sound — combined with the melodic vocals of lead ...

LMC and Hillview concert bands impress

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
April 7, 2016
Filed under Features

Wall to wall positive comments as excited parents, students and faculty made their way into Los Medanos College’s recital hall this past Wednesday night in anticipation for LMC’s and Hillview Jr. High’s concert band performances. The accolades and positive comments were well deserved as both bands...

Oranssi Pazuzu shows range

Oranssi Pazuzu shows range

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
March 3, 2016
Filed under Features

Oranssi Pazuzu is a Finnish band that has been creating waves in the underground scene with their compelling mix of black metal and spacey psychedelic rock. Their latest album, “Värähtelijä,” continues to tread new ground in a genre that has seen a fair amount of experimentation lately. According...

Music to ears at LMC

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
February 26, 2016
Filed under Campus

“I think people, they don’t express themselves in ways that show love and care for people. And so, I always tell people I love them, always tell people I care for them. That’s really who I am,” said Silvester Henderson, a music professor at Los Medanos College, known for his perpetually jovial...

Kesha’s truth comes to light

Taylor Stroud, [email protected]
February 24, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

You don't have to like Kesha's music to support victims of abuse. You may or may not have heard about this yet as it has only just captured mainstream media attention, but for the last 10 years Kesha has allegedly been abused by her producer Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald). Kesha alleges that...

Henderson strikes a chord at LMC

Henderson strikes a chord at LMC

Alexandra Tagliamonte, [email protected]
April 10, 2014
Filed under Campus, Profile

Los Medanos College Music Professor and newly elected Academic Senate President has led a fulfilling life. From a rough childhood to  living his life’s dream as an educator, Silvester Henderson is a true Cinderella story. As a child, Henderson had to place cardboard inside the soles of his worn o...

Concert strikes chord; maestro leads choir success

Concert strikes chord; maestro leads choir success

Kylee Valencia
November 7, 2013
Filed under Campus

The Los Medanos College Choral Experience Concert is what it sounds like, an experience. With special guests Miko Marks a country artist, and also starring Hillsdale High School Chamber Singers. As each solo performer passed by, family and friends gave standing ovations for loved ones on stage. Each...

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