Experience

One of the challenges facing new District Chancellor Bryan Reece is recovering student enrollment in the wake of the pandemic.

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...

Noel is new Academic Senate President

Noel is new Academic Senate President

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Professor James Noel was elected Los Medanos College Academic Senate president earlier this semester when he ran unopposed to succeed current president Joshua Bearden, whose two-year term is coming to...

An artist in the making

An artist in the making

Amelie Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

“Art is about growing as a person and trying new techniques along the way and the best part of it is seeing others' reactions to what each of my pieces means to them,” said LMC artist Marisol Gutierrez. Gutierrez...

Luke Thomas showing off his art in Brentwood at the train tracks that intersect Lone Tree Way.

Cricket: the 19-year-old graffiti artist

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

To most, Luke Thomas is just an average Los Medanos College liberal arts major fresh out of high school. But to a handful of people he is known as Cricket, a 19-year-old future graffiti artist.  Graffiti...

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