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Students and staff gather around with or without masks on

District lifts mask mandate

Kai Arellano, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

College is back in session and with the beginning of the new semester, students and teachers can now come on campus without needing a mask. As of Aug. 15, all colleges in the Contra Costa College District...

Too early to lift mandates

Too early to lift mandates

Kai Arellano, Staff Writer
March 1, 2022

The mask mandate is being removed all around California. Los Angeles County is lifting their mask mandate for indoor public places along with other parts of California, including the Bay Area. Gavin...

District tackles COVID-19 with vaccine mandate

District tackles COVID-19 with vaccine mandate

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
September 21, 2021

The Contra Costa Community College District has adopted a new vaccine mandate for all students and employees that will go into effect Nov. 1. Those impacted will receive an email Oct. 1 about how to prove...

Chancellor Bryan Reece

Contra Costa Community College District tackles declining enrollment

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

Over the past year, there has been a decline in student enrollment within the Contra Costa Community College District. To combat this issue and create more engagement, the school district is partnering...

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense was displayed in the May 4 Zoom presentation on facilities readiness. It shows the layers in the process that help fight against the spread of viruses.

District evaluates facilities for in-person classes

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

As the spring semester ends and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the Contra Costa Community College District is preparing for the return of in-person class sessions. To ensure the campuses...

Abby Muse, Ryan Hiscocks and Briana McCarthy all detail their experience with COVID-19.

First hand experience with COVID-19

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
March 22, 2021

The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported Jan. 20, 2020 and little information was known about the virus or it’s severity. There was no way to predict its devastating impact, no way...

Graphic from Weston Hopkins.

LMC Covid-19 testing site relocates

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
February 16, 2021

As the United States reaches the one-year-mark of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to provide for struggling communities grows stronger and stronger over time.  The Contra Costa Community...

Incoming freshman in the time of COVID

Incoming freshman in the time of COVID

Andrew Oliver, Staff Writer
September 2, 2020
Los Medanos College has a lot of new attendees during this unpredictable year.
New family normal for two professors

New family normal for two professors

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor
May 22, 2020

Despite the bleak nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, both Los Medanos College biology professor Briana McCarthy and speech professor Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman were beyond excited to welcome their newborns...

Left: Both Briana McCarthy and Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman are LMC professors who are now new mothers during a pandemic.

The new normal – Day 67

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor
May 22, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of “The new normal,” a continuing series that began March 17, the first day of the public health order requiring citizens of Contra Costa County and five...

Sandra Brooks shows off the coffee beans she grew on her farm in Costa Rica.

Classes, Coffee, and Costa Rica

Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Although schools and colleges in California have moved all classes online to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, distance education is not a new form of learning. Los Medanos College has been offering online...

Study Slam held on Zoom

Study Slam held on Zoom

Ronald Smith, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

This spring semester’s Study Slam got a remote make-over to support the college’s online environment. It was held Friday, May 15 on Zoom and gave students an opportunity to work with consultants or...

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