Experience

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...

LMCAS sees uptick in student involvement

LETICIA ROBLES, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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This semester Los Medanos College Associated Students has an almost full board for the first time in a long time, something they believe is a healthy sign of student engagement. “I started being an advisor for this board back in March 2016. This is the first time we have three off from a full bo...

EOPS Priority Registration Event

BREANNA CRAWFORD, @Lyniece_

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

EOPS will be hosting a priority registration event on campus Nov. 19 and Nov. 20th. The event is to encourage students who are foster youth, veterans and Calworks students take advantage of their priority registration for classes. “There will be food, decorations all around campus, counselors and computer l...

Black student union returns

Black student union returns

Breanna Crawford, @Lyniece__

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Profile

After a few years of not having a Black Student Union on campus, it’s finally back and here to stay. The renewal of BSU comes in partnership with the Umoja Scholars Program. Umoja only takes 70 students to participate in the program, but with LMC having around 2000 African-American students, th...

Concert band class holds impromptu performance

Concert band class holds impromptu performance

Lilly Montero, @Lilly_Montero3

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Dr. Luis Zuniga’s concert band class held an impromptu performance on the steps of the Student Services building last Thursday, Nov.1. “We just wanted to get out of the music area and get out and perform,” said Zuniga. After a quick setup, the band performed “Suite from Symphonie Fantastique” by H...

Student aids McNerny campaign

Breanna Crawford, @Lyniece__

November 8, 2018


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The midterms have come and past, LMC student Mianya Thomas got her first hand experience in politics working for the Jerry Mcnerney campaign. Thomas grew up in a household that never had much of an interest in politics. So as she grew up she didn't know the importance of voting or what the impac...

Golden Gate Orchestra radios in

Golden Gate Orchestra radios in

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

November 1, 2018


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“Under the direction of maestro Luis Zuniga, the Golden Gate Radio Orchestra is now on the air,” declared vocalist Eric Riberio as the Golden Gate Radio Orchestra began its second concert in two years at Los Medanos College Oct. 30. They began with a performance of “Great Day,” the title them...

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