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...

Breath of life

Leticia Webb returns to the spot where the good Samaritan saved her life in LMC’s Parking Lot A.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 22, 2019

Child Study Center Instructor, Leticia Webb, watched her entire life flash before her eyes Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Los Medanos Pittsburg campus in Parking Lot A. Abiding by her unspoken daily schedule, Webb went outside to eat her lunch in her car, as she does every day during her break. This part...

LMC Experience wins awards

The Experience staff members showing off some of their 19 awards won at JACC Northern California. Photo taken Nov. 2019.

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

November 22, 2019

The Los Medanos College newspaper, the Experience, attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) Northern California Conference Saturday, Nov. 16 at San Jose State University. There were 10 on-the-spot contests, in which two LMC staff members received awards. Introductory journalism st...

Lake soon to be clean

A photo of the Los Medanos College lake, taken Tuesday, Nov. 19, shows that the lake needs cleaning.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 22, 2019

In order to combat littering on campus, the Los Medanos College Rotaract club has decided to partner with the custodial staff to organize a lake cleanup on Dec. 6 from 9  to 11 a.m. “The cleanup will be open to all students and we will be putting up flyers around campus to get the word out fo...

EMS instructor awarded

EMT students practice how to put someone on a gurney with a neck and back brace.

Katie Loughran and Krys Shahin

November 21, 2019

This year’s California Emergency Medical Services Awards Program will be honoring Los Medanos College and Contra Costa College educator, Gretchen Medel, at a ceremony in San Francisco, Dec. 4 2019.  According to Jennifer Lim, Deputy Director of Legislative, Regulatory and External Affairs a...

Recipes, taste testing at the Pantry

Recipes, taste testing at the Pantry

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The Los Medanos College Food Pantry is having a cooking demonstration and taste testing on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Library Room 109. The event is being put on to help bolster the cooking ability of  students on campus.  The Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7...

Vet Center opens its arms

Ty Robinson and Alex Alexander talking at Veterans Center open house.

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center an open house event Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus. The event provided the center with positive exposure and provided students with great insight into what it is and how it helps veterans.  The Veterans Center at LMC is a place to get resources, connecti...

Mom pod open

The new Mamava Lactation pod is now ready to be used by those who need to breastfeed or pump.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 7, 2019

The Mamava Lactation Pod in CC3 is now officially open and ready for use. The pod opening was originally delayed after its placement in March due to security and privacy concerns. “It is open for use,” said Carlos Montoya, Business Services Manager at Los Medanos College. The delays occurred d...

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