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Academic Competition a success

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

April 14, 2016


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Los Medanos College students were up bright and early Saturday April 9 to flex their brains for a chance at big scholarship prizes at the 11th Annual Academic Competition. The Cinnamon Dragons — a team consisting of Jacob Smith, Garbiel Halladay, Sam Halladay and Todd Hirtler — came away with...

Students enjoy “pi”

Sarah D. Gonzales, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com

April 1, 2016


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Free slices of pie were available in the Los Medanos College’s Math Building for its annual Pi Day event March 14 at 1:59 p.m. The event was put together with the help of Math Lab coordinator Julio Guerrero, administrative assistant Abbey Duldulao, and instructors Maria Perrone and Micheal Norris. Tables...

LMC adds to history of diversity

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

March 11, 2016


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Culture clashes — social justice movements and their reactionary opposition — have long been a feature in American discourse, from the issue of abolition to today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Los Medanos College’s English Instructor Jeff Matthews has been hard at work creating curriculum...

LMC transfers rising

LMC transfers rising

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

March 10, 2016


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The University of California and The California State University systems each claim five of the top 10 colleges LMC students transfer to. According to LMC Transfer Services Coordinator Rachel Anicetti, the five CSU schools include East Bay, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, and Chico. The five UC scho...

Estrada finds fulfillment through teaching

Jason Fierros, jfierros@lmcexperience.com

March 10, 2016


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As math instructor Rick Estrada walks through the halls of Los Medanos College with his crisp button-ups and a smile on his face, students who don't know him personally might assume he has always excelled at math. Little do they know it was actually quite the opposite. "I think students are sometimes...

New dean announced

Jamari Snipes, jsnipes@lmcexperience.com

March 10, 2016


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Los Medanos College President Bob Kratochvil announced Ruth Goodin as the new Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Advancement Monday, Feb. 8. The position’s responsibilities entail creating a campus where every student has an equal opportunity to be successful and ensuring there is no discrimination...

Culture celebrated

Culture celebrated

Sarah D. Gonzales, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com

March 7, 2016


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Los Medanos College’s annual Black History Month Celebration took place in the Music Department’s Recital Hall on Feb. 29. LMC’s Black History Month Planning Committee, The Black Faculty and Staff Association and the Umoja Scholars program sponsored the event. Students and faculty members alike...

Pittsburg native inspires MESA

Pittsburg native inspires MESA

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience..com

March 2, 2016


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Civil Engineer and Pittsburg native Mark De La O wants students to know that their backgrounds don’t always determine their future. This was the message conveyed when he spoke to Los Medanos College’s MESA program in Science Room 202 this past Friday. The Pittsburg High School alum was an econo...

Awards to honor Chavez

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

February 26, 2016


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Los Medanos College will be hosting the annual "Celebrating the Life of César Chavez" awards in the Recital Hall Friday April 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The award ceremony will recognize students around the East Contra Costa community who honor César Chavez's esteemed tradition of service to the community...

Music to ears at LMC

Alexandra Riva, ariva@lmcexperience.com

February 26, 2016


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“I think people, they don’t express themselves in ways that show love and care for people. And so, I always tell people I love them, always tell people I care for them. That’s really who I am,” said Silvester Henderson, a music professor at Los Medanos College, known for his perpetually jovial...

Parking problems

Michael Martinez, Tyler Mortimore, and Alexandra Riva

February 26, 2016


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If you've ever paid for parking, then chances are at some point you've dealt with a faulty parking meter or ticket vending machine. Rob Hanson, Behavioral Sciences major, hasn’t purchased a parking permit yet, and remarked the machine is often broken. “It’s a problem. My first semester, I...

‘Mrs. Craig’ celebrated at LMC

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

February 18, 2016


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A screening of the documentary “Happy Birthday Mrs. Craig” was held in L-109 Tuesday, Feb. 16 as part of Los Medanos College’s Black History Month festivities. The documentary, made by the production company owned by singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, was filmed during the 1970s...

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