Experience

HVAC wants to get back

Students Marlene Lopez (left), Steve Lowery and Instructor Debra Winckler go over how to fix a washer.
Photo taken in 2019

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

May 2, 2020

Colleges across the country have technical education programs that require in-person learning which are being affected by school shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 virus. The Los Medanos College Appliance and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Service Technology program is no exception to this...

MESA transfers online

The MESA program held a transfer night social event in 2017.

Dante Harrold, Perspectives Editor

April 21, 2020

During the Contra Costa Community College District’s closure, the Math Engineering Science Achievement program has transitioned its services, which include counseling and tutoring, online.  MESA Director Nichole Trager is confident in the program’s ability to teach its members.  ...

Virtual labs now offered

Labster offers dozens of simulations for different courses, mostly focused in the sciences.

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

As Los Medanos College students and staff continue to adapt to teaching remotely, a new tool has been added to the repertoire of online education. “The State of California Community College Chancellor’s Office has purchased the rights for all Community College faculty in the state to use Labster...

Student services to be addressed in webinar

Student services to be addressed in webinar

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

April 1, 2020

Los Medanos College Equity and Inclusion is hosting a webinar event through Zoom, Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m. The webinar will address the sudden transition from face-to-face classes and student resources to online mediums. The event, called “Equity-Minded Student Services in the Online Environm...

LMC provides technology to students

LMC provides technology to students

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

As both lab and lecture courses transition to online only, some students may find themselves struggling to produce the materials and resources they need to be successful, and may not have access to.  In an attempt to help these students, Los Medanos College has purchased 50 Chromebooks and i...

Custodial crew continues to clean campus

Custodian Reynaldo Flores wipes down all door handles and surfaces everyday on campus. Photo taken March, 17.

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

While both students and staff are no temporarily not allowed at the Los Medanos College campus, it brings the question of how the physical campus upkeep will be maintained during the COVID-19 outbreak and the California shelter-in-place order.  After staff and students were notified of the campus closure Mar...

Food Pantry continues service

Food Pantry continues service

Charles Reed, Staff writer

March 18, 2020

Due to Contra Costa County’s shelter-in-place, Los Medanos College’s campus has been closed since March 16. However, the LMC Food Pantry is still available for student service with limited hours.  “It might help to alleviate some of the stress around the virus since the stores have been emptied...

Custodians clean the closed campus

Custodian Reynaldo Flores wipes down all door handles and surfaces everyday on campus. Photo taken March, 17.

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Due to the recent campus closure caused by COVID-19 virus concerns, the Los Medanos College custodial staff has been working around the clock to ensure the campus is sterile and safe for the return of staff and students.  “We have been extremely busy.  My staff and I have been disinfecting ...

Celebrating 100 years of Women voters

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

It has been 100 years since the 19th Amendment granted women the power to vote. Although women were granted the right to vote in 1920, the movement began about 80 years prior. In 1848, the first woman's rights convention was held. While nothing was accomplished legally at the Seneca Falls Convention,...

Grab your rabbits foot, it’s Friday the 13th

Photo taken by Katie of Katie’s thumb

Selena Buitrago and Katie Loughran

March 13, 2020

As the superstitious grip their lucky rabbit’s foot and nonbelievers go about business as usual, Friday the 13th makes its way into the lives of many once more.  The origins of this infamous day are just as mysterious as Friday the 13th itself, though it’s not always been this way. The la...

UMOJA event postponed

UMOJA event postponed

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

The State of the Black Student event is postponed due to the new Coronavirus rules and regulations. This event is a continuation of Black History and Heritage month to inform students of what's going on in their school. This meeting was originally set for March 16 in the Library in conference room L-10...

‘Thanksgiving’ is canceled

The set of the “Thanksgiving Play” will remain empty due to the cancellation of the show, which was supposed to open March 19.

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The theater department’s upcoming comedy, entitled “Thanksgiving Play,” has been canceled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. All other future drama productions have been cancelled until further notice. The decision to cancel the play was made by Drama Department Chair Nick Garcia, based on the...

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