Book buyback happening remotely

The Los Medanos College Bookstore is now holding the end of the semester textbook buyback event remotely.

Charles Reed, Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

The long lasting shelter-in-place order has affected many programs and services at Los Medanos College, including the end of the semester Bookstore Buyback event. Because the Bookstore only recently found its new home in the new Student Union building, the fact that it had to close barely a month lat...

COVID stays for summer break

Social distancing protocols are likely to be extended into the summer as California begins to slowly open up once more.

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 13, 2020

Summer may not be as bright as many hoped with COVID-19 precautions being extended seemingly every minute, but Los Medanos College students are optimistic. Each day is taken in stride despite an uncertainty of what the future may bring. Nonetheless, the spring 2020 semester will be ending soon and people ...

Food pantry still serves students

The Food Pantry has new hours to continue serving LMC students.

Katie Loughran, Features Editor/@Katie__Loughran

May 7, 2020

Editors note: The Food Pantry hours have changed from "Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m" to Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. according to Teresea Archaga. Despite recent campus closures and shelter-in-place orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Medanos College Food Pantry will continue to remain ...

Davis speaks for workers

Davis speaks for workers

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

The Los Medanos Connected series connected students to a zoom event by Speak Out, the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, a non-profit organization that, according to their website; educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice.  Activist Ange...

Construction continues

Construction continues

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 7, 2020

Many things have changed or come to a halt amid the recent pandemic, but construction at Los Medanos College has not.  The Student Union and Kinesiology and Athletics Complex project started back in 2017 and was set to finish by the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. Due to unforeseen circum...

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...

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