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Students satisfy sweet-tooth for the soul

Students satisfy sweet-tooth for the soul

Kellie McCown

October 19, 2012


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

College can be stressful. For many Los Medanos College students, doing homework and studying for tests is a top priority, and taking time out for personal insight while making new friends can be challenging. Thankfully, the Honors Center and their weekly discussion group “Dear Sugar” gives students...

Pizza promotion for new LMC voters

Pizza promotion for new LMC voters

Dexter Dunzweiler and Charels Powell

October 12, 2012


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Los Medanos College Associated Students tried to slice out a better future by offering pizza to students who registered to vote for the upcoming November election. The event, held on Oct. 10, featured registration cards along with informational pamphlets about the propositions that will be on the ballot. LMCAS...

LMC heads to UCLA

Kellie McCown

October 12, 2012


Filed under Campus

The University of California Los Angeles is known for prestige and excellence. For the fall of 2012, 72,000 freshmen applications were submitted, with only 17.7 percent of those students accepted. The transfer GPA is a 3.20 or above, and recently UCLA became more selective than UC Berkeley in their admittance. While...

Food safety message to LMC Students

Dexter Dunzweiler

October 5, 2012


Filed under Campus

Guest speaker Julio Loaiza came to Los Medanos College on September 22 to talk to students about his journey to become a doctor and the workplace he encountered. Coming from a town in Mexico with less than five thousand people, Loaiza explains how far he has come. “To get out, one must get educated,”...

Inspirational professor recognized

Inspirational professor recognized

Kellie McCown

October 5, 2012


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Los Medanos College journalism professor Cynthia McGrath joined 20 fellow educators of the Contra Costa County School District to be awarded the 2012 Teacher of the Year award. Out of the 18 school districts represented in Contra Costa County, one teacher from each district is chosen for their dedication...

LMC accepts Kratochvil with open arms

LMC accepts Kratochvil with open arms

Irvin Trigueros

October 5, 2012


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Outside the front of the Science building on a hot, early Thursday evening was a public assembly held for Bob Kratochvil in celebration of his transition from Los Positas College to Los Medanos College as the sixth permanent president. Dozens of guests — including faculty, staff and students from...

910 joins the department

910 joins the department

Dexter Dunzweiler

September 21, 2012


Filed under Campus

Low math scores that force students into remedial classes to make up for un-mastered skills can be discouraging to a student’s educational goals. To help students progress at a faster rate, the LMC math department has created the 910 math program as a combination of elementary and intermediate Algebra....

Money talk at Los Medanos

Sean Tongson

September 21, 2012


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The office of Contra Costa County District Five Supervisor Federal Glover will be holding a free grant writing workshop here on campus in Room-109 on Wednesday Oct. 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be hosted and sponsored by Glover —the goal of this workshop is to look for creative ways...

Bio instructor inspires

Bio instructor inspires

Anthony Contreras

September 14, 2012


Filed under Campus

Back to school time was exciting to me,” while most kids dreaded that first day of school Danielle Liubicich stood out from the rest. From being a nerdy kid that wanted to learn about science to eventually earning a PH.D in biology, her adventures seemed endless with many more to come. However,...

Puente program pushes to prepare

Vanessa Flores

September 14, 2012


Filed under Campus

One of the main goals of the Los Medanos Community College Puente Program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year university. Secondly, the program focuses on educating Puente students about the obstacles faced within Latino communities. According to the Puente Project Implementation Guidelines,...

Honors students bond at retreat

Honors students bond at retreat

Teresa Datar

September 14, 2012


Filed under Campus

This year’s Ninth Annual Honors Retreat took place in Camp Tuolumne trails in the city of Groveland, which is nestled on the edge of the Yosemite National Forest. The Honors Club took about 50 students and 8 Honors Professors to bond over a weekend of hiking, swimming, and campfires. The event takes...

Financial Aid office relocates

Financial Aid office relocates

Jared Thomson

September 7, 2012


Filed under Campus

With all the construction on campus at Los Medanos College, it can be a bit intimidating navigating the floors of the college complex without knowing where to locate specific services and centers that have been moved to a new area. In some cases, previously known offices have been combined to make use...

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