Following a guiding light

Madeline Henderson, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

I am so glad this semester is about over and I think about all drama I have gone through is the reason I will be glad to get a two month break. For one thing I can’t blame anyone for the drama it is something that happens in life when you are trying to do something to better your self and when you...

Wearable tech for nocturnal auditors

Joseph Delano, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Photo By Cathie Lawrence I always listen to music when I sleep. It doesn’t matter what genre it is, just the noise lulls me into a slumber. Currently, I use my iPad to facilitate sleep. This generally does fine, but what happens when I take a road trip with friends, or have a guest at my house? Not ev...

Nine Stangs earn awards

Shortstop Ryan Lacy and outfielder Cameron Darling share a high five after the final game of the season, a 12-0 win over Laney College.

Steven Luke, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

The Mustang’s 2014 baseball season was full of ups and downs. They went on long winning and losing streaks multiple times but not only made the playoffs, they became one of the closest teams that head coach Anthony D’Albora ever coached. The team was packed full of sophomores that have been with...

Bringing the #PanzellaEffect to Los Medanos

Panzella and Marcus Lee embrace each other after CIF NorCal Championship  loss.

Dakotah Zabroski, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

The Los Medanos College volleyball team is in good hands with current head coach Lou Panzella racking up his fair share of wins. Between coaching boys and girls at Deer Valley High School and being the women’s coach at LMC, he has won over 500 games. Not to mention his 10 plus years of coaching experience...

The Engelstad pedigree

Engelstad Jr. shows off his shooting form as he attempts a three with a defender in his face.

Luke Johnson, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Photos by Cathie Lawrence   He is the Mustangs' daring three-point shooter. Known for fearlessly sniping the ball from any region of the court, Wayne Engelstad is no ordinary freshman basketball player. Standing at 6-foot-6, not only does he have the height to be successful on the hardwood,...

Concussion in sports a long-term headache

A potential helmet-to-helmet hit in the Oct. 5 LMC vs. West Valley College game.

Brendan Cross and Sean Tongson, Staff Writers

May 8, 2014

Contact sports such as football are quickly taking rule over the sporting landscape. It is partially due to the facets of the game itself, but gained true popularity because of the highlight reel hard hits. As fun as they can be to watch, those hits can be highly detrimental to players on both ends...

Pizarro molds her own future

Fiona Pizarro stands in a dance line. While being a student at Los Medanos College, she was an active member of the dance team.

Cassie Dickman, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Fiona Pizarro, who immigrated from Peru with her family in 2007, almost cried as she sat in front of their television when the announcement came through. Effective Jan 1, 2012, she would be allowed to apply for scholarships, the California Board of Governors waiver and the Dream Act. On July 15, 2011,...

SoCal tour helps expand horizons

Bertha Aguilar, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

The Los Medanos Transfer Center is hosting their annual Southern California University Tour, May 27- 30. The tour will visit 5 universities, giving attendees a chance to explore UC Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Occidental college, California State University Los Angeles and UC Santa...

LGBT meeting highlights future of course

Professor Jeffrey Mitchell Matthews speaks to a small audience about what to expect in his upcoming LGBT course.

Tanner Johnson, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

The upcoming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual course, which is part of a five-year plan for the LGBT Studies Certificate Program, was discussed in a round-table meeting on May 6 in the Student Life office. The speaker and teacher of the course, Professor Jeffrey Mitchell Matthews, encouraged group...

Student senate voting is open

Student Malik Lawson casts his vote on one of the laptops provided. The voting was held in the outdoor quad. Voters received a free lunch for their participation.

Joseph Delano, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

The Los Medanos College Associated Senate is holding a vote to appoint members to three positions: president, vice president and treasurer. Voting is being held currently, and ends on May 9 at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, the LMCAS Senate hosted an election event in the outdoor quad in which students could...

Award-winning teams debate bond

CCC Debator Diamonique Smith argues a point during a debate against LMC about Measure E May 1 at Pittsburg City Hall.

Rattana Kim, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Los Medanos College’s debate team went up against Contra Costa College’s debate team about Measure E Thursday, May 1. Measure E would increase the districts debt by 450 million towards the modernizing of school facilities in the Contra Costa Community District that encompass Contra Costa College,...

Measure E worth weighed

Suzzanne Sperry, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Measure E is a $450 million bond measure to improve aging Contra Costa Community College facilities.   If the district wins the ballot, LMC will be looking at new Student Activities and Performing Arts buildings.   Funding from the measure would be applied to a new campus and will...

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