Experience

Puentistas speak on their better futures

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

September 20, 2019

Los Medanos College’s Puente hosted the 4th Annual LMC Faculty and Staff meeting for the First-Generation Student panel on Tuesday, Sept. 17th in the Library, in L-105. The event began at 11 a.m. Puente is a national program that has won awards and improved the success rate of thousands of Californi...

MESA celebrates 10th anniversary

Student Abiel Alesana surveys the MESA event that took place Friday, Sept. 13 in L-109.

Dante Harrold, @HeraldDante

September 20, 2019

Los Medanos College’s Math Engineering Science Achievement program, also known as MESA, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 13. The event took place in room Ll-09 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Dedicated to providing academic support to students, MESA is one of the most successful Science, Te...

Walk with honors

From closest to farthest, Annalica Gutierez, Thyra Cobbs, Alex Sterling, Matt Carson and Bianca Arechiga. They are on a hike in Yosemite on the Honors Retreat during the weekend of Sept. 13-15.

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

September 20, 2019

Have you ever wanted a program that offers cool classes, academic opportunities, fun trips and a sense of community, all in one? Look no further than Los Medanos College’s Honors Program. The Honors Program, now entering its 21st year at LMC, offers students a wide variety of benefits including p...

Feere puts on a new mask

Zack Feere at his home in Antioch, sitting on his couch in front of his African art collection.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

Traveling to more than 25 different countries, earning three master’s degrees and amassing a growing authentic African art collection at home are only part of the interesting tapestry of Zack Feere’s life.  After a long day of teaching speech classes, Feere unwinds with a regular routine: a relax...

Instructor shows strong work ethic

Joan Germany Williams with her cat.

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Learning any other language is a lot of work but it takes a good teacher to make it fun and interesting. In American Sign Language, Professor Joan Germany-Williams is among the best. The start of her interest in teaching began in middle school at M.H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton, N...

Cops advocate awareness

Officer Barbosa showing support alongside Esperanza Rojas for Active Shooter Awareness Week Sept. 11 at Los Medanos College.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

Active Shooter Awareness Week has returned this semester with a larger turnout than its predecessor.  A memorial was held Tuesday, Sept. 10 along with a presentation by Contra Costa County Community College District and the Los Medanos College Campus Police about what to do when in those high- ...

Christian group hands out Bibles on campus

Christian group hands out Bibles on campus

Jordyn Toscano, Staff writer

September 13, 2019

The First Amendment of the United States allows citizens the ability to explore any religious or non-religious beliefs they may have. Taking the First Amendment as an opportunity to spread awareness of their beliefs, Gideons International Bible Association has distributed Bibles specific to the Christ...

WiFi on campus changes

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) sent out an email Sept. 4 notifying staff that the wifi on campus will be changing starting Sept. 16 and progressing to its final stage Jan. 1, 2020. These plans started early spring 2019 and are now being implemented to each campus.  Starting Sept. 16 fo...

Surprise cut to lab hours CO-200

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

Students and staff are confused about why the Computer Lab hours in CO-200 were cut by seven hours a day with little to no warning or consultation. The lab was open 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday from last spring and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the summer, but now is only open until 3 p.m. This e...

CDC warns against vaping

Hailey Finucane and Justin Ramey vape outside in parking Lot C at Los Medanos College.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with other clinical and public health partners are investigating a statewide outbreak of pulmonary (relating to the lungs) diseases associated with e-cigarette products such as: devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or...

Food Pantry is open to students in need

Abner Monter, student associate for the Food Pantry at Los Medanos college, stocks shelves on Thursday.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

A large, unlabeled, brown bag may be the difference between having food for the next few days or nothing to eat for those who depend on Los Medanos College food pantry. The program allows any student to get free items that they need, once a day. “As long as you’re a student and have a physical ID...

A galloping success

Erick Amaya • Experience
Teresea Archaga, director of Student Life, distributes food to students while Sabrina Kwist, dean of Equity and Inclusion, converses with a student during Mustang Day August 28.

Erick Amaya, Staff writer

September 5, 2019

Mustang Day kicked off the fall semester with free food, provided by the Office of Student Life, and a booth for Student Services to assist students with any questions or concerns Wednesday August 29 in the outdoor quad.  Many student services and clubs were present in an effort to attract new stu...

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