Makeup artist and actor Nyla Rahimi applies zombie makeup during the filming of “Death and Silence,” at LMC on Sunday, Sept. 26.

“Death and Silence” is more than just a film

Cara Rieber, Staff Writer
October 18, 2021

Three full days of shooting, from sunup to sundown. No extra days to re-shoot. Everything has to be perfect.  This was the experience of the Los Medanos College Drama Department Sept. 24-26 as they...

The annual faculty and staff art show, Roll Call, is set up virtually to resemble an in-person gallery.

Virtual gallery puts LMC faculty and staff artistry on display

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
October 12, 2021

The Los Medanos College art department’s latest virtual gallery has gone live. The gallery is titled Role Call, and displays various works from LMC faculty and staff. While COVID-19 restrictions...

Contestants in the Squid Game compete for financial security.

“Squid Game”: Does money really buy happiness?

Jevon McKinnon, Staff Writer
October 7, 2021

It is widely believed that money can solve all your problems. If only someone could pay off all of their debt with endless amounts of money. They could afford to feed their family, lively safely without...

Ben Platt as Evan Hansen and Amandla Stenberg as  Alana Beck sitting together on a swing set.

The emotional beauty in “Dear Evan Hansen”

Audrey Lichty, Staff Writer
October 7, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen is both a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about a teenager trying to deal with depression and anxiety, and a family grieving the loss of their son and brother. The musical movie, released...

Jake Gyllenhaal as 911 operator Joe Baylor. The movie takes place at his workplace.

“The Guilty”: A thrilling ride

Tara Eastwood, Staff Writer
October 7, 2021

Can you imagine reading a book or watching a movie that only took place in one setting? In Netflix’s new Thriller, “The Guilty,” that is exactly what happened. It is out of the ordinary for a film...

Debbie Allen accepts her Governors Award.

73rd Emmy Awards highlight female excellence

Cara Rieber, Staff Writer
September 23, 2021

It was a historic night for women in entertainment Sunday Sept. 19 as millions of viewers tuned in to watch the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Television Award Show. The event was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer,...

West recreates his childhood home during the final listening party before the release of Donda.

“Donda”: Kanye’s flawed masterpiece

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
September 9, 2021

After three long years, countless delays and three extravagant listening parties, Kanye West has released his 9th studio album, “Donda,” on Aug. 9. 2021.  The album's title refers to West’s late...

Stage hands check the set for the SF production of Hamilton during intermission on Aug. 25.

Hamilton: A brilliant retrospective

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer
September 6, 2021

“Hamilton: An American Musical” has stolen the hearts of thousands of fans across the country. And the show did it again on Aug. 25 to an appreciative audience who were starved of live theater during...

MVC Light 3 watercolor painting.

Faculty creativity highlighted in virtual show opening Sept. 13

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
September 5, 2021

Art is an expression meant for the human eye and desires to be seen. For many artists, the restrictions put in place by the pandemic have proven to be difficult, especially when it comes to showcasing...

The LMC Gospel Choir during the 25th Anniversary Gospel Celebration Concert held in 2019.

LMC Gospel Choir hosts virtual concert

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
April 30, 2021

When it comes to the performing arts, honoring one’s legacy is vital to creating an inclusive and accepting environment. The LMC Division of Vocal and Choral Activities plans on exploring the concept...

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

There's nothing better than a good teacher. Sometimes having a teacher that simply understands students and the struggles they are facing can inspire them and provide a new sense of academic confidence.  Professor...

Professor Eric Sanchez uses his phone to instruct a class during the pandemic.

Art instructors draw on new techniques during pandemic

Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer
March 10, 2021

Has COVID-19 attacked creativity? Art professors and students alike continue to encounter barriers that prevent them from properly practicing their craft, but somehow, they are finding new ways to break...

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