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Debate team prepares for upcoming tournaments

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

February 7, 2019

The LMC Debate team has been keeping itself busy, both in the Fall 2018 semester, and during Winter break. On Dec. 5 they hosted an all-LMC team event. Their topic was, “Does social media damage our ability to have meaningful relationships?” The Debate team had both affirmative and opposing sides to the...

Nature preserve, a hidden gem

Nature preserve, a hidden gem

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Nestled between parking lot B and Campus Drive is the Nature Preserve, an oft forgotten treasure of Los Medanos College that offers students, visitors and staff a variety of lush and seasonal vegetation. It’s a peaceful and quiet reprieve to the asphalt jungle that comprises the rest of campus.  The...

LMCAS President advocates for student participation

LMCAS President advocates for student participation

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

With her kind smile and disarming politeness, Priscilla Tatmon might not be the most obvious or outspoken student body president Los Medanos College has ever had, but that’s the problem with first impressions — they rarely ever tell the full story. Hiding behind that unassuming exterior is a highly...

Debate team puts social media on trial

Lilly Montero, @Lilly_Montero3

December 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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