Experience

Gift drive returns to LMC

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

December 4, 2017

’Tis the joyous season for giving and giving thanks. The Christmas holidays mark the 29th year LMC has teamed up with the Salvation Army and the Angel Tree program to collect toys and clothing for needy children within the local communities. Eileen Valenzuela and Linda Kohler have headed up the...

Pittsburg park gets a facelift

Volunteers lift materials and hold up poles during the playground’s construction.

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

November 16, 2017

More than 200 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente, First 5 Contra Costa, East County Regional Group (ECRG) and the city of Pittsburg did their part in helping local area kids by building a new playground together. The volunteers gathered Saturday, Nov. 11 to construct the new play structure at City Park...

Debate Team competes against four year colleges

Hailey Solares and Kirstie Tabelin discuss topics, techniques and plans of action for their upcoming debates.

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

November 16, 2017

Los Medanos College’s debate team held their own in The Penguin Invitational Nov. 4 and 5. Hosted by Dominican University, nine colleges — more than 115 participants from across the country — gathered for the event. Five teams represented LMC: Sumneet Nirankari and Ayesha Khan, Kirstie Tabelin...

Redemption season

Los Medanos College Adriana Urrutia battles with a Marin Mariners defender during the Stangs' 1-0 victory at home on Oct 27.

Carlos Ruiz, cruiz@lmcexperience.com

November 16, 2017

The Los Medanos College women’s soccer team ended the 2017 season in second place with an overall record of 12-6-2 after recovering from a slow 0-3-1 start. It was an impressive turnaround for a team that just a year ago finished at the bottom of the Bay Valley Conference with a record of 2-11. Sophomores...

Eco Friendly Environment for LMC

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

November 16, 2017

The LMC Sustainability Committee wants faculty, staff and students to become more environmentally friendly by taking steps to improve disposing waste on campus. The committee is an all-volunteer group that continues to look for ways to inform others and facilitate sustainability efforts both on and...

Gary Soto inspires

Gary Soto during the book signing following his presentation Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Brenna Enos, benos@lmcexperience.com

November 9, 2017

“What is your major?” Gary Soto asked several students as they filled into the Recital Hall at Los Medanos College. Computer Engineering, Science and English were among some of the answers. For Soto, now a famous American poet, novelist and playwright, Geography was his major in college — not due...

Romani culture often overlooked and misunderstood

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

November 2, 2017

Despite recent social justice movements sparking conversation about race, gender and sexuality helping pave the way for a better, more empathetic tomorrow, the Romani people are too seldom talked about and widely misunderstood. Few people even realize that the Romani are an ethnic group, thinking...

Sonia Bustos Barocio takes first place at National STEM Diversity Conference

Robert Pierce, RPierce@lmcexperience.com

November 2, 2017

Los Medanos College’s own Sonia Bustos Barocio recently won first place in the Cell/Molecular Biology category at the National STEM Diversity Conference held by the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans. Hundreds of students presented their scientific research to their peers. Bustos...

“Spooktacular” Halloween event a campus success

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

November 2, 2017

The Office of Student Life brought scares to Los Medanos College with its Carnevil Halloween event, featuring fundraising, free treats for kids and a haunted house that took up the whole first floor of the college complex. For a $1 fee, students could enter the haunted house, which featured scary...

Restorative Justice what it looks like

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

November 2, 2017

  Our criminal justice system asks three questions: What law was broken? Who broke it? What punishment is warranted? When you commit a crime, you incur a debt to society, creating an imbalance in the justice system. If you caused someone to suffer, you will be caused to suffer. If you have inflicted...

#MeToo at LMC

#MeToo at LMC

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

October 26, 2017

Seeking to give voice to sexual abuse victims Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano used her social media platform with #metoo after accusations of sexual harassment and assault were leveled against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. According to the Associated Press, after her tweet social media was flooded...

Southern comfort comedy hits the stage

Southern comfort comedy hits the stage

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

October 19, 2017

“Laundry and Bourbon” written by James McClure and directed by Barbara M. Norris, was the breath of comic relief many theatergoers relished in as they spent two hours submerged in the antics of the Southern hospitality characters who graced the LMC Little Theater’s stage Monday evening. Directors...

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