Educating the future

Melan George, an LMC student in the Umoja program, reads to Foothill Elementary School children.

Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Before Black History Month came to an end, Los Medanos College faculty members and students had the opportunity to volunteer and read Black History Month books to the children at Foothill Elementary School and Highlands Elementary School.  Dr. A’kilah Moore, the former Dean of Mathematics and Science,...

Debate team looks forward to tournament

BayLeaf Wilson practices for debate tournament.

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The Los Medanos College Debate Team is headed to their next tournament set to be held Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15 in Fresno Calif. The tournament, called the California Community College Forensic Association State Championship, is an annual event that the team often participates in. ...

Immigration lawyer talk

I.I.B.A. Lawyer Juan Ortiz talks with students.

Charles Reed, Staff writer

February 27, 2020

Immigration legal representatives will soon be available at both Los Medanos College and Diablo Valley College once a week.  A representative from the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (I.I.B.A) will be coming to LMC Pittsburg campus once a week, starting March 3 every Tuesday. Starting March 5 t...

Cultural connections

Los Medanos College English professor Morgan Lynn talks with a good friend from the department.

Adriana Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor

February 27, 2020

“I have very clear memories of kids who didn't have food, who didn't have new clothes and who didn't know how to read. They were my friends. Those were the inequalities I’ve known since I was little,” said English Professor Morgan Lynn with watering eyes as she recalled the story of her fourth bi...

Students learn to tie for success

Marques McCoy (left) teaching students Oryon Atualevao (center) and George Mills 3rd how to tie a tie.

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services held an event called “skills that tie in with success.” The event was held Feb. 13 in the library conference room L-109 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and had a large turn out. Regarding the event, Marques McCoy of EOPS said it w...

Taking teaching beyond LMC

Professor Olgin posses for a photo between planning his daily lessons.

Weston Hopkins, staff writer

February 19, 2020

“Through my drive to support opportunity and equality, my goal is to inspire and empower the humans that enter my classroom.” said George Olgin, who got hired as a full-time English instructor at Los Medanos College over the summer 2019. “When the Vice President of Instruction called to let me know ...

Nancy Ybarra chosen VPI interim

Nancy Ybarra mentors faculty at a recent training session.

Erick Amaya, Staff writer

February 6, 2020

The search for an Interim Vice President of Instruction concluded with the appointing of Nancy Ybarra. Ybarra began her new role in early January and will continue until June of this year.  Ybarra has served the Los Medanos College community for 38 and a half years. She formed part of the English Depa...

Welcome day spring 2020

A student interacts with Fabian Ortega (right) before spinning the wheel of prizes during Mustang Day.

Hillary Hetrick, Staff writer

February 6, 2020

Los Medanos College started its Spring 2020 semester off with ‘Welcome Week,’ a week full of fun activities and events to welcome students back after a long winter break.  One of the events during ‘Welcome Week’ was Mustang Day, which took place Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...

Henderson honored with ELA award

Professor Silvester Henderson conducts a rehearsal for the Fall Choral Adventure Concert with the Chamber Chorale.

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

February 6, 2020

Los Medanos College Professor Silvester Henderson will be honored with the African American Male Education Network & Development (A²MEND) Educational Leadership Award. The ceremony will take place at the organization’s annual Scholarship Awards Dinner Thursday, March 5th 2020 at 6:30 p.m. According...

PTEC hosts open house

Michael Kean explains to student Chisom Iwunze about the PTEC classes during the PTEC Open House, Dec. 10.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

December 11, 2019

The Process Technology (PTEC) program at Los Medanos College held an open house to introduce students to the career Tuesday, Dec. 10. Those who were interested in learning about different tools and equipment that process technology workers deal with, including safety.   “Our industry ex...

Student Union soon to open

Construction workers move many planks to the second story of the new Student Union building.

Spencer Batute and Krys Shahin

December 5, 2019

The Student Union Complex is on track to open at the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. Its arrival is set to come after the new Kinesiology and Athletic Complex finished before schedule at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus.  The new addition to the LMC campus will be fit for many clubs an...

Raising funds with holiday fun and crafts

Ceramics instructional aide Nikki Vreeland crafting a piece.

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

November 29, 2019

Leave some room in your wallets and hearts this holiday — the Ceramics Department will hold a ceramics fundraiser during finals week. Funds raised will go toward the ceramics department to help with equipment and maintenance, as well as the ceramics department’s annual spring conference at UC Davis w...

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