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Governing Board President Rebecca Barrett discusses the resolution before it was approved in a Governing Board Meeting held June 24.

District adopts social justice resolution

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah
July 3, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board adopted a new resolution to endorse community and public safety engagements in social justice reform during a meeting Wednesday, June 24. This...

Natalie Hannum, the new Vice President of Instruction smiles for the camera.

Hannum appointed VPI

Erick Amaya, Sports Editor
June 9, 2020

Natalie Hannum, who joined the Los Medanos College staff in 2013, will serve as the school’s new Vice President of Instruction. She will officially begin her new role July 1, 2020.  With the...

More than a voice behind the microphone

More than a voice behind the microphone

Tiffany James, Staff Writer
May 23, 2020

Sterling James — “The Bay Baby” — is a breath of fresh air. Her contagious smile is disarming and her greeting reveals her down-to-earth nature: “How are you doing cousin?” In the age of...

The usage of the N-Word

The usage of the N-Word

Tiffany James, Staff Writer
May 23, 2020

The words “Negro,” “nigger,” and “nigga” have always been a sensitive topic, yet it is one that needs to be addressed considering the more common use of its vernacular language on college campuses...

The Strokes return with a bang

The Strokes return with a bang

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

After four years of slowly putting together songs in small writing sessions, The Strokes have returned after a seven-year hiatus to release a new album titled “The New Abnormal.” With legendary producer...

Graduation held online

Graduation held online

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor
May 22, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Medanos College held its first online graduation ceremony for 2020 graduates May 22, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Pre-recorded and posted on the LMC website for all...

New family normal for two professors

New family normal for two professors

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor
May 22, 2020

Despite the bleak nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, both Los Medanos College biology professor Briana McCarthy and speech professor Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman were beyond excited to welcome their newborns...

Left: Both Briana McCarthy and Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman are LMC professors who are now new mothers during a pandemic.

The new normal – Day 67

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor
May 22, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of “The new normal,” a continuing series that began March 17, the first day of the public health order requiring citizens of Contra Costa County and five...

LMC English instructor publishes book

LMC English instructor publishes book

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Los Medanos College assistant English instructor L.D. Green, who teaches composition, creative writing and literature, recently published a collection of essays and stories which explore people's struggles...

Sandra Brooks shows off the coffee beans she grew on her farm in Costa Rica.

Classes, Coffee, and Costa Rica

Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Although schools and colleges in California have moved all classes online to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, distance education is not a new form of learning. Los Medanos College has been offering online...

Study Slam held on Zoom

Study Slam held on Zoom

Ronald Smith, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

This spring semester’s Study Slam got a remote make-over to support the college’s online environment. It was held Friday, May 15 on Zoom and gave students an opportunity to work with consultants or...

Noel is new Academic Senate President

Noel is new Academic Senate President

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Professor James Noel was elected Los Medanos College Academic Senate president earlier this semester when he ran unopposed to succeed current president Joshua Bearden, whose two-year term is coming to...

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