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Police Services finds a new home

Police Services finds a new home

Lilly Montero, @lilly_montero3

February 21, 2019


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Police Services found a new home over the break, moving from the bottom level of the college complex to a new building facing Lot A. The move was made shortly after the finishing touches of construction came to a close. Some construction is still pending but the move has made all the difference. Fr...

Counselor shaped by her family’s past

Counselor shaped by her family’s past

BreAnna Crawford, @Lyniece_

February 21, 2019


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“I was called the N word in second grade and I didn’t know what it meant at the time,” said Los Medanos College Counselor Faith Watkins as she remembered her first experience with racism. “The boy who called me it said it with such anger and aggression and I knew something wasn’t right about ...

New campus construction underway

New campus construction underway

Alex Camilli, @A_Carnation

February 21, 2019


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The implementation of an extended Brentwood campus has been discussed amongst administration since 1989. Implementation is on its way and the new facility is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020. Weather conditions at the site have not been ideal, but the construction management team wor...

Debate team prepares for upcoming tournaments

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

February 7, 2019


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The LMC Debate team has been keeping itself busy, both in the Fall 2018 semester, and during Winter break. On Dec. 5 they hosted an all-LMC team event. Their topic was, “Does social media damage our ability to have meaningful relationships?” The Debate team had both affirmative and opposing sides to the...

Nature preserve, a hidden gem

Nature preserve, a hidden gem

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Nestled between parking lot B and Campus Drive is the Nature Preserve, an oft forgotten treasure of Los Medanos College that offers students, visitors and staff a variety of lush and seasonal vegetation. It’s a peaceful and quiet reprieve to the asphalt jungle that comprises the rest of campus.  The...

LMCAS President advocates for student participation

LMCAS President advocates for student participation

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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With her kind smile and disarming politeness, Priscilla Tatmon might not be the most obvious or outspoken student body president Los Medanos College has ever had, but that’s the problem with first impressions — they rarely ever tell the full story. Hiding behind that unassuming exterior is a highly...

Debate team puts social media on trial

Lilly Montero, @Lilly_Montero3

December 9, 2018


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The LMC Debate Team hosted their public debate Wednesday evening. The debate, which centered around the question of whether “social media has damaged our ability to have meaningful relationships,” made for a thought provoking discussion when it finished. On the government’s side, the side arguing...

Food pantry provides in spite of closure

Food pantry provides in spite of closure

Hillary Hetrick and Leticia Robles

November 29, 2018


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The Los Medanos College food pantry has a Thanksgiving basket giveaway every to provide baskets of food to those who may be in need during the holiday season. Contra Costa Community College District closed all campuses during the Thanksgiving week, due to the poor air quality which subsequently impa...

Therapist encourages empathy

Lilly Montero, @Lilly_Montero3

November 29, 2018


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LMC’s Speech Department in partnership with the Equity Speaker Series put on the event “Empathy in Our Lives.” The event was hosted by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Lora Groppetti who discussed how to be empathetic in a society that struggles with being vulnerable. “To understan...

Air quality forces campus closure

Air quality forces campus closure

Perry Continente, @perrycontinente

November 15, 2018


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The Contra Costa Community College District temporarily closed LMC, DVC and CCC along with all of their satellite campuses due to smoke pollution from the Butte County fire Thursday, Nov. 15. The air quality was deemed severe enough to be hazardous to student health and wellbeing with an Air Qualit...

New BSU holds forum

New BSU holds forum

A.R. Broom, @AlexanderRBroom

November 15, 2018


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Students, faculty, and staff members gathered together Wednesday evening for a presentation and town hall style forum regarding the status of Black students at Los Medanos College led by T’Keyah Taylor of the Black Student Union. The goal of the State of the Black Student town hall forum was to better r...

Lake pollution raises concern

Lake pollution raises concern

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Los Medanos College is known for its beautiful lake and geese that inhabit the water. The relaxing pathway around the lake goes under a mile with nine acres of water and is enjoyed by students, faculty and the Pittsburg community. The lake is home to various fishes, turtles and of course, birds of all kin...

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