Experience

Fond Farewell

Fond Farewell

March 29, 2013

Professor Ana Gutierrez escorts friend and colleague Joey Martinez to his newly decorated car, courtesy of Center for Academic Support Coordinator Sandra Mills. The car was covered in clear plastic wrap, ribbons, and friendly slogans such as “Honk if you think I’m sexy.” Martinez, who is also a...

Program offers benefits, club builds camaraderie

Program offers benefits, club builds camaraderie

Steven Luke

March 29, 2013

The Honors Club can often be confused by outsiders as a group for gifted learners. To the members of the club it is so much more. Jairo Vazquez said that being a member of the Honors Program and its affiliated club gives him a better chance to transfer when the time comes. He knew he wanted to join...

Center gets $250k

Center gets $250k

Larena Hernandez

March 1, 2013

This semester, the Child Development Department received a grant of approximately $250,000 funded by First 5 Contra Costa. Funding from the program has been offered since 2005, as long as Program Coordinator, Melissa Jackson, has been at LMC. First 5 focuses on four initiatives, early care and education,...

New section caters to children of students

New section caters to children of students

Jasmine Gordon

March 1, 2013

LMC’s library has become child-friendly. The library now has a book section and space specifically designed for children, donated by the LMC foundation; the LMC library has a special place for children. Kim Wentworth, the Electronic Resource Librarian, explains how the children’s book section...

New weekly update for LMC athletes

Dakotah Zabroski

March 1, 2013

Los Medanos College has recently put into effect the newly proposed Student Athlete Bi-weekly Report. The progress report is meant to help coaches keep track of their athletes progress and to push athletes to keep up with their schoolwork. “As a part of it, there will be tutoring sessions,” said...

Shenanigans abound

Shenanigans abound

Brendan Cross, Steven Luke, and Kylee Calencia

February 22, 2013

The Los Medanos College Complex level 3 indoor quad came alive last Wednesday, Feb 13 as a baker’s dozen clubs hosted passing students in hopes of enticing them to join with the smell of free food lurking the air, music playing, and vibrant and eye-catching club tables. The Shenanigans club, which...

LMC welcomes ‘Wild’ author

LMC welcomes ‘Wild’ author

Kellie McCown

February 22, 2013

The name Cheryl Strayed may be familiar to honors students. Each week, they gather in the Los Medanos College Honors Center to talk about a particular “Dear Sugar” excerpts from Strayed’s novel “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life” a compilation from her “Dear Sugar” advice column...

Crowds come to show love for Lovell

Crowds come to show love for Lovell

Irvin Trigueros

February 22, 2013

  Dozens of people with broken hearts gathered for an evening candlelight vigil held on February 8 over the loss of Lovell Joshua Jr., a young 25-year-old LMC student who passed away in the early hours of Feb. 2 in a drunk-driving incident. Lovell was an inspiring musician who loved entertaining...

BBQ days hits LMC

BBQ days hits LMC

Dishan Jones

February 11, 2013

The Reading and Education Advance Dreams (READ) club organized a barbeque day event on the bright and clear day of Feb. 6. READ is a group focused on the promotion of both reading and education at Los Medanos College. They were prepared hot dogs in front of the Student Life Center with Ashley Adams...

College spared from cuts

Kellie McCown

February 11, 2013

The effects of the passing of the infamous Proposition 30 last November, a measure that stopped further crippling budget cuts to hit classrooms from kindergarten to colleges, can be seen across California this 2012-2013 school year, including at Los Medanos College. LMC has been spared from further...

Students save, forms provided

Students save, forms provided

Kellie McCown

February 1, 2013

Students going to the Los Medanos College Corner Bookstore looking for scantrons for tests and quizzes will now longer find them under the white and red sign that was formally hung from the ceiling. Teachers are now required to provide scantrons for their students beginning this semester. With the...

Low enrollment causes shrinking class sizes at LMC

Vanessa Flores

February 1, 2013

This spring semester Los Medanos College is experiencing something unusual, extra class space has become available for the first time since budgets began a few semesters ago. LMC’s Vice President Kevin Horan sent out an email Wednesday to all faculties at LMC to address the issue. In the email,...

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