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...

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...

Margaret Qualley and BJ Harrison in Maid (2021).

“Maid” brings taboo subjects to light

Jennifer Augusts, Correspondent
November 21, 2021

Netflix’s new series “Maid” tackles a variety of social issues, including domestic violence and economic class.  Written by Stephanie Land and released last month, the show is about Alex (Margaret...

The album cover for Red (Taylors Version) by Taylor Swift.

The excellence of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
November 21, 2021

Taylor Swift’s album “Red” was released almost 10 years ago — what seems like almost a lifetime away for the musician. It was her self-proclaimed “break-up album,” displaying chaotic emotions...

Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die (2021).

“No Time to Die”: A nostalgic ending for this era of 007

Joseph Giddings, Correspondent
October 28, 2021

James Bond’s return to the silver screen is as exciting as ever, with recurring characters, fast-paced stunts and action-packed scenes — all to fulfill the epic conclusion of Daniel Craig’s 15-year-run...

Bridgers set opened with the image of a storybook tilted after her 2020 release Punisher.

Phoebe Bridgers stuns audience with heart-wrenching performance

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2021

The house lights go dark, and the audience can see a band wearing matching glow-in-the-dark skeleton suits walk on stage, fronted by a woman with white hair wearing a skeleton bodice. This is what kicked...

From left to right, Monse Finnie (Sierra Capri), Cesar Diaz (Diego Tinoco), Jamal Turner (Brett Gray) and Ruby Martinez (Jason Genao).

“On My Block” season four should be skipped

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer
October 23, 2021

Season four of “On My Block” is a colossal disappointment, both for long-time viewers expecting a proper resolution to long-established storylines and for new-watchers. To recap, “On My Block”...

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, Correspondent
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, Correspondent
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...

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