Experience

Stonestreet strikes a balance

Stonestreet strikes a balance

JESUS CANO, @Juice_Cano

November 29, 2018

On Saturday afternoon, Cody Stonestreet was actively punting the ball for a struggling Los Medanos College football team. But it wasn’t too long ago that he used to wear a uniform that held much more significance to him. The Washington native had the honor of being a member of the United States...

Congresswoman inspires

NICK CAMPBELL, Staff writer

November 29, 2018

As the semester comes to a close, many events have occurred that affect our lives, one way or another. For many students here at Los Medanos College, we came here with a goal of graduating and taking on the world. The underlying theme to being a student is to reach our full potential. No single event...

Brain health more important than football

Hugo Calderon, @HCAL09

November 29, 2018

Football is one of the biggest sports in the United States. It has even become a Thanksgiving tradition in some families to watch Thursday night football while enjoying their dinner. Football has been around for so long it would be hard to imagine having a society in which it didn't exist. However, f...

Outdated media: the compact disc

From Amazon.com

ROBERT PIERCE, @RobertP_EXP

November 29, 2018

When you work at a newspaper, you start to pick up a fondness for outdated media. Last March, I spent a half hour and twenty dollars at the used CD section of Half Price Books in Concord walking around the place after dinner, and since then I’ve been collecting CDs as a hobby. I’ve collected a lit...

California fires spark Twitter beef

NICK CAMPBELL, @nicky_charles

November 15, 2018

Butte County and much of Southern California is on fire, and with devastation also comes the side effects of a massive wildfire. Aside from the obvious, things like property damage and a drain on resources, people have been killed or injured. As of today, the number of victims have been estimated at ...

Students navigate the music industry

HILLARY HETRICK, @hillarymhetrick

November 15, 2018

A crucial and often difficult part of student life is figuring out how to balance coursework (and for many, career) with hobbies. For Los Medanos College music and recording arts students, the task is often extra challenging as music represents all three for them.   LMC student Mikael Ja’Hon Moore, from the ...

Loaves and fishes lends a helping hand to community

NICK CAMPBELL, Staff writer

November 15, 2018

Tucked away in a remote location off Harbor and Garcia Avenues, one of Contra Costa County’s hardest working charities had just closed for the evening. For Loaves And Fishes, founded in 1983, it is all in a day's work. By the numbers, their success is wide-ranging and far-reaching. The organizat...

Lake pollution raises concern

Lake pollution raises concern

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Los Medanos College is known for its beautiful lake and geese that inhabit the water. The relaxing pathway around the lake goes under a mile with nine acres of water and is enjoyed by students, faculty and the Pittsburg community. The lake is home to various fishes, turtles and of course, birds of all kin...

Pittsburg seeks to curtail panhandling

Pittsburg seeks to curtail panhandling

ROBERT PIERCE, @RobertP_EXP

November 15, 2018

Everyone has seen the road signs around Contra Costa County urging drivers to “say no to panhandling” and “contribute to the solution” by donating to local charities. Several new signs have popped up in Antioch in the last few months on and around Somersville Road in particular. However, the ...

LMCAS sees uptick in student involvement

LETICIA ROBLES, Staff writer

November 15, 2018

This semester Los Medanos College Associated Students has an almost full board for the first time in a long time, something they believe is a healthy sign of student engagement. “I started being an advisor for this board back in March 2016. This is the first time we have three off from a full bo...

A year’s journey with artist J Braman

LMC student D'Angelo Jackson observes Braman's newest work.

Alvin Jackson, @AlTheJournalist

November 15, 2018

Los Medanos College unveiled a new art viewing by artist J Braman in the gallery located next to the library Thurs, Nov. 8. The artist spent a year in South America and felt the need to create after being a teacher for so long. Her experience as a Berkeley City College teacher provided much structure...

Black Friday deals inflated

DALE SATRE, @Dale Satre

November 15, 2018

Black Friday has a storied place in American consumer culture. The day after giving thanks for our blessings — and increasingly on Thanksgiving Day too — Americans rush to stores for the best deals on gifts. But are they really the best deals? “Black Friday is essentially a paush for retailers to get numb...

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