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The complicated case of Kyle Rittenhouse

The complicated case of Kyle Rittenhouse

Cara Rieber, Staff Writer
December 16, 2021

When I decided to write an article about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, I went into the project secure in my beliefs about what had happened that night. I thought I knew what I wanted to say about Rittenhouse,...

Director Sara Casey works with producer Ryan Sheehy, left, on “Abortion Desert.”

LMC alumni finds success in the entertainment industry

Kai Arellano, Staff Writer
December 16, 2021

Editor’s note: “Where are they now?” is a continuing series in which Experience reporters connect with former students to find out what they are doing now and how their educational journey at LMC...

Experience staff honored with multiple awards

Experience staff honored with multiple awards

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer
December 8, 2021

The Experience won eight awards at the Fall 2021 Journalism Association of Community Colleges Conference by current and former staff members. Both the fall and spring conferences were both held virtually...

Previous Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winner Thyra Cobbs gives a presentation on scholarship advice.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship opens to students

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer
December 8, 2021

Many college students go through their education with debt, part-time jobs and plenty of stress. What if one scholarship could solve some of those issues? The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is an amazing...

The Recital Hall that has sat empty for most of the past year and a half will be filled with music Dec. 8 and 9 when the jazz and guitar classes perform in concert.

Music returns to campus

Kai Arellano, Staff Writer
December 7, 2021

The Los Medanos College Music Program was hit hard by the pandemic, but things are starting to look up. There are a handful of classes online this fall and a couple in-person concerts have been scheduled...

Graphic from the CVC website illustrating colleges across the state involved in the Exchange.

District expands online education

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2021

For thousands of college students, not being able to register for the right class is a dismal reality. Whether the class isn’t available at their campus, doesn’t fit into their busy schedule or they...

Alex Wechter celebrates his graduation from California State University Long Beach in June 2017 with a bachelors degree in anthropology. He is now in a masters program there and works for an environmental survey company.

Former LMC student finds success in anthropology

Chase Wheeler, Staff Writer
December 2, 2021

Editor’s note: “Where are they now?” is a continuing series in which Experience reporters connect with former students to find out what they are doing now and how their educational journey at LMC...

The cover of TJ Klunes Under The Whispering Door.

The astounding journey of “Under The Whispering Door”

Ryan King, Correspondent
November 30, 2021

Wallace Price was a man with high expectations. He believed people were machines in the workplace, and that’s how they should operate. Empathy wasn’t part of his emotional arsenal. He was a cold man...

College students guide to saving on transportation

College student’s guide to saving on transportation

Ryan King, Guest Columnist
November 30, 2021

So, you’re a full-time college student. That means fewer working hours and less money in your pocket. The average college student works somewhere between 15 and 25 hours a week and most are only making...

 During a recent astronomy class in the Planetarium, students Christian Perez Arnold, Quinlan Chapman, and Kevin Millare discussed what they like about the course and what can be improved.

Stars still shine at LMC

Chase Wheeler, Staff Writer
November 28, 2021

COVID-19 hit the astronomy department hard last year, as the courses are best experienced in the LMC Planetarium. That all changed this fall when some face-to-face classes resumed on campus— including...

This chart is from a Contra Costa Community College District PowerPoint presentation at the Nov. 18 Town Hall on Distance Education and shows a comparison of fall semester success rates across the district from 2018 to 2020.

District Town Hall plans future for online courses

Chase Wheeler, Staff Writer
November 28, 2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden move to remote online instruction, the Contra Costa Community College District has been dedicated to helping students and faculty succeed. And although...

Richard Livingston addresses attendees at his retirement luncheon, May 5, 2013.

Richard Livingston: Gone but not forgotten

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
November 23, 2021

A founding faculty member of Los Medanos College and equally important community member Richard Livingston died Monday, Nov. 8. Livingston’s career at LMC that spanned over 39 years was hallmarked with...

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