FT3 impacts enrollment

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

October 4, 2018

With the semester in full swing at Los Medanos College, the newly implemented First Time, Full Time, Free Tuition or “FT3” program, which gives complete financial aid to first-time students taking a full load of classes, has resulted in an explosion in enrollment. Based on goals set by the district, at last ...

How ZTC is impacting revenue

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

October 1, 2018

Last semester, Los Medanos College hosted 100 sections marked as Zero Textbook Cost or “ZTC,” designating that students are not required to purchase any textbooks to take the class. This semester, the number climbed to 115, and the program is working to rebrand itself as Open Educational Resources o...

Food for thought

Alex Camili, @A_Carnation

September 27, 2018

For many college student basic needs are barely met due to financial and social insecurities that are often overlooked. To assist in the student’s development Los Medanos has recently adopted what is known as The Brain Food Project. The Brain Food Project began in the fall of 2014 by Professor Je...

Students turnout for blood drive

A.R. Broom, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

“I'm donating blood today because I want to give back to the community and help with research,” said LMC student Julia Steele at the The Blood Centers of the Pacific blood drive located on campus Tuesday, Sept. 25. Steele made note that the reasons for donating weren’t just for those nearb...

Making space for innovators

Anthony Martinez, @mtppoto

September 27, 2018

Los Medanos College has been considering the potential for a makerspace department on campus. A makerspace is a location where students of various departments and majors can collaborate and create whatever is needed for their classes or find solutions for a community need. The makerspace would include a ...

Cops connect over coffee

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

September 20, 2018

Los Medanos College Police Services partnered up with Student Life to host “Coffee with Police Services” Tuesday, Sept. 18 in L-109, located in the Library, and was held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This  event takes place once every semester. Police officers, police aides, students and facult...

LMC gets “Connected” to students

Perry Continente, @perrycontinente

September 20, 2018

Many LMC students will soon be getting feedback from their professors in a new way, courtesy of LMC Connect, powered by Starfish. Educators will be mailed a survey at the end of the sixth week of the semester, and in their completion of it will award students “kudos,” commendations based on academic...

Books Alive returns to LMC

Alex Camili, @A_Carnation

September 20, 2018

Los Medanos College students will have a chance to converse with volunteers who will serve as “Human Books” and share stories of their own personal experiences. Books Alive was established by former LMC Librarian Christine Kromer in 2014 and with the intent of creating a setting in which stud...

Constitution Day spreads awareness

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Los Medanos College hosted a Constitution Day event in light of the national holiday Monday, Sept. 17 in the indoor quad. “The purpose is to help students learn more about [the Constitution] while making it fun for them,” LMC Financial Aid Coordinator Eva Monteverde explained as she worked t...

Puente to provide insight to first gen students

Alexander Broom, @AlexanderRBroom

September 19, 2018

The Los Medanos College Puente Program will be holding a public panel of first generation college graduates currently working on campus Friday, Sept. 21. The goal of the panel is to give guidance and perspective to first generation students. They hope to show by example that it is possible to navigate...

LMC crunched for time

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

If you haven’t noticed yet, Los Medanos College has a new school calendar change. Within this change comes a new system which shortens each school semester from 18 weeks, to 16 weeks. “The change to a compressed calendar offers opportunities for the district to create additional intercessions, suc...

Grant to help student success

A.R. Broom, @AlexanderRBroom

September 13, 2018

Over the summer, the Los Medanos College Guided Pathways Advisory Committee held a Focused Flex Workshop. Around 90 faculty, staff and student speakers attended the workshop. The goals of the workshop were to better understand the student experience at LMC, determine some of the best practices of other...

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