Custodians clean the closed campus

Custodian Reynaldo Flores wipes down all door handles and surfaces everyday on campus. Photo taken March, 17.

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Due to the recent campus closure caused by COVID-19 virus concerns, the Los Medanos College custodial staff has been working around the clock to ensure the campus is sterile and safe for the return of staff and students.  “We have been extremely busy.  My staff and I have been disinfecting ...

Celebrating 100 years of Women voters

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

It has been 100 years since the 19th Amendment granted women the power to vote. Although women were granted the right to vote in 1920, the movement began about 80 years prior. In 1848, the first woman's rights convention was held. While nothing was accomplished legally at the Seneca Falls Convention,...

Grab your rabbits foot, it’s Friday the 13th

Photo taken by Katie of Katie’s thumb

Selena Buitrago and Katie Loughran

March 13, 2020

As the superstitious grip their lucky rabbit’s foot and nonbelievers go about business as usual, Friday the 13th makes its way into the lives of many once more.  The origins of this infamous day are just as mysterious as Friday the 13th itself, though it’s not always been this way. The la...

UMOJA event postponed

UMOJA event postponed

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

The State of the Black Student event is postponed due to the new Coronavirus rules and regulations. This event is a continuation of Black History and Heritage month to inform students of what's going on in their school. This meeting was originally set for March 16 in the Library in conference room L-10...

‘Thanksgiving’ is canceled

The set of the “Thanksgiving Play” will remain empty due to the cancellation of the show, which was supposed to open March 19.

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The theater department’s upcoming comedy, entitled “Thanksgiving Play,” has been canceled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. All other future drama productions have been cancelled until further notice. The decision to cancel the play was made by Drama Department Chair Nick Garcia, based on the...

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...

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