Experience

Scoring goals on and off the field

Scoring goals on and off the field

LILLY MONTERO, @lilly_montero3

October 18, 2018


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Carissa Day’s life took an unexpected turn when in her junior year of high school she found out she was pregnant with her first child, Reese Everleigh Treff. Reese was unplanned, but ultimately a blessing in Day’s life. Though things have taken a different path than she’d imagined, life is good....

Shell Oil encourages women to take the lead

ELIZABETH MCLAURIN, Staff writer

October 18, 2018


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Los Medanos College invited students, as well as others from local area schools and workforce development organizations to attend a Shell Oil sponsored event highlighting opportunities available to women in technical education and career fields. The Energize Your Destiny event came to LMC Wednesday for the se...

Ramirez’s road to outreach

Lilly Montero, @lilly_montero3

October 12, 2018


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As Student Outreach coordinator, Elizabeth Ramirez helps hundreds of high school students every week better determine what they are going to do with their future. She encourages them to go college, get scholarships, make use of student resources, and make the overall transition from high school to college eas...

LMC to introduce new english classes next spring semester

LETICIA ROBLES, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


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Los Medanos College will offer new English courses in the spring of 2018. More English courses are needed to transfer, which is why the LMC english department is now offering more English 100, 100S classes, plus many more which are currently being developed. “Last year about 50 percent of students we...

Mold brings controversy to the music building

Mold brings controversy to the music building

Perry Continente, @perrycontinente

October 4, 2018


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A large portion of the music building was closed when construction of an air conditioner last Thursday uncovered black mold and asbestos in the walls of the complex. Administration in addition to buildings and grounds maintain that the mold was not airborne and confined to the walls. However, several ...

UF election impacts part-time faculty

A.R. BROOM, @AlexanderRBroom

October 4, 2018


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The United Faculty elections are well underway and the stakes are higher than ever for part-time faculty members across the Contra Costa Community College District. According to their site, www.uf4cd.org, the “United Faculty of Contra Costa Community College District is an independent collectiv...

New club unites Dreamers

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Los Medanos College has a lot of new clubs to offer to students, including United by Dreams, one of many clubs helping to unite students. United by Dreams aims to bring together those who are undocumented yet share the same educational dream. “We make sure that students who join have group support and al...

Pop-up brings awareness

Alvin Jackson, @ALTheJournalist

October 4, 2018


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Los Medanos College has experienced record high enrollment numbers this fall, and the Food Pantry is prepared to fill what is expected to be a growing need. Ja’net Kent has been working at the food pantry since last spring and has noticed an increase in foot traffic. “I have definitely seen ...

EOPS makes efficient changes

Alvin Jackson, @ALTheJournalist

October 4, 2018


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The Extended Opportunities Programs and Services, or EOPS at LMC received a record number of applicants this semester. The program currently serves over 600 students and nearly 800 applied to be in the program this fall online and in-person. On the spot approval is a new outreach approach that has proven ...

FT3 impacts enrollment

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

October 4, 2018


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With the semester in full swing at Los Medanos College, the newly implemented First Time, Full Time, Free Tuition or “FT3” program, which gives complete financial aid to first-time students taking a full load of classes, has resulted in an explosion in enrollment. Based on goals set by the district, at last ...

How ZTC is impacting revenue

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

October 1, 2018


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Last semester, Los Medanos College hosted 100 sections marked as Zero Textbook Cost or “ZTC,” designating that students are not required to purchase any textbooks to take the class. This semester, the number climbed to 115, and the program is working to rebrand itself as Open Educational Resources o...

Food for thought

Alex Camili, @A_Carnation

September 27, 2018


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For many college student basic needs are barely met due to financial and social insecurities that are often overlooked. To assist in the student’s development Los Medanos has recently adopted what is known as The Brain Food Project. The Brain Food Project began in the fall of 2014 by Professor Je...

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