The student news site of Los Medanos College


The student news site of Los Medanos College


The student news site of Los Medanos College


Understanding the stories of tattoos from LMC students and employees

Understanding the stories of tattoos from LMC students and employees

Lesly Fisiiahi and Sarah Capperauld
May 21, 2024

Throughout generations, body art has been connected with culture and tradition. In the United States, tattoos have been both reviled and adored. They usually represent a permanent artistic commitment and...

Scene from Challengers movie showcases the three main charcters Art, Tashi, and Patrick.

‘Challengers’ presents intense movie experience

Lesly Fisiiahi, Staff Writer
May 10, 2024

The most anticipated sports drama, directed by Luca Guadagnino, was released in theaters April 22. It surely did not disappoint with an all-star cast consisting of Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor....

Actor plays main character Patrick in Love, Time, and Letters now showing in the Little Theater on Pittsburg campus.

‘Love, Time, and Letters’ takes stage

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
May 10, 2024

Los Medanos College’s performing arts department is now showing "Love, Time, and Letters.” The play is based on a true story and written by LMC Alumni Clinton Sikes. It centers around a man named...

In the corner of the gallery, Yin Su The Crane Spirit Warriors Hanfu by Jalen Houston sits on display.

Media brilliance graces the gallery

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
May 6, 2024

The blank walls, decorated with unique colors and mediums brightened up the small space of the Los Medanos College Art Gallery for the annual student exhibition and award ceremony held last Thursday. A...

Larry The Musical performed at Brave Theater in San Francisco.

KAPWA club enjoys eye-opening musical in city

Elizabeth Maria Jacobo, Staff Writer
April 19, 2024

“I think that the overall message is to spread awareness of Filipino culture. I feel like American Filipinos are underrepresented,” said Ethan Balamiento, a Los Medanos College student who attended...

SiRs new album tells a story through personal lyrics

SiR’s new album tells a story through personal lyrics

Jordan Suisala, Staff Writer
April 14, 2024

On rare occasions do I ever find myself blessed with a “no-skip” album. When it comes to new music, I’m usually very critical and very picky. To my delight, on a bright Friday morning on March 22,...

Reviews of the 2024 Oscar Best Picture nominations

Gabbie Munoz and Lesly Fisiiahi
April 14, 2024

Barbie A hilarious, yet intricate depiction of Barbie coming to life is a story that unexpectedly has a bigger meaning than you would think. The film makes you appreciate life and develop an affinity...

‘Love and Information’ play opens at LMC

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
April 6, 2024

A kaleidoscope of human experiences will be captured on stage as the Los Medanos College Drama Department puts on “Love and Information,” written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Gregory Brown....

‘Love and Information’ connects with viewers

Colin Wainwright, Staff Writer
April 5, 2024

I was recently treated to a performance of “Love and Information,” a production written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Gregory Brown. It premiered at LMC’s theater March 28 and ran for about...

Comedian K. Cheng performs one of his routines in the Student Union, Thursday April 4.

Comedy show at Los Medanos College features four comedians

Finn Atkin, Correspondent
April 5, 2024

The comedy event “All Serious I Am Not” featured four comedians from across the U.S. and was organized by Christian Cabiguen with the help of the Kapwa Club and the APIDA group. it was hosted at Los...

Los Medanos College English professor Jill Buettner dances to Bluebird Variation from Sleeping Beauty.

Photo courtesy of Jill Buettner

From professional dancer to English professor

Ashley Reitz, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024

Joy radiates off Jill Buettner’s face as she talks about finding a career that feels so rewarding.  Buettner, who has been teaching at Los Medanos College for almost 10 years now, recounts how she...

Cassandra Webb, portrayed by Dakota Johnson, walks away uncertainly as danger looms.

“Madame Web” can’t foresee success

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
February 18, 2024

With such a beloved franchise as Spider-Man and its recent successes with the newest PS5 video game and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse;” it’s only natural for Sony to want to cash in on the...

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