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The new normal – Day 28

The new normal - Day 28

Erick Amaya, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the transition to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 virus, Maria Torres is yet another...

The new normal – Day 27

The new normal - Day 27

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s been just shy of one month since the state-wide shelter-in-place order was put in place. Wi...

The new normal – Day 26

The new normal - Day 26

Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the shelter-in-place order continues and is extended in California, students and staff are st...

Virtual labs now offered

Labster offers dozens of simulations for different courses, mostly focused in the sciences.

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

As Los Medanos College students and staff continue to adapt to teaching remotely, a new tool has been added to the repertoire of online education. “The State of California Community College Chancellor’s Office has purchased the rights for all Community College faculty in the state to use Labster...

The new normal – Day 25

The new normal - Day 25

Dante Harrold, Perspectives Editor

April 10, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the academic plans and lives for most of the Los Medanos College ...

The new normal – Day 24

LMC President Bob Kratochvil in the College Assembly meeting that had 97 participants held April 9.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the statewide shelter-in-place order is extended, individuals in the Los Medanos College community are still...

The young and the young at heart should stay inside (or donate blood)

The young and the young at heart should stay inside (or donate blood)

Adriana Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor

April 9, 2020

Streets are barren and the silence is palpable.When you wander outside to the only open places of business — a grocery, construction store, or emergency locations such as hospitals, vets, and dentists — there are people hidden behind masks with rubber gloves concealing their hands. There is a stan...

Accreditation process nearing completion

The Shared Governance Council met March 25 to discuss the accreditation.

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Los Medanos College’s accreditation process, an assessment of the school’s educational programs to receive federal funding, is nearing completion. The final draft of the Institutional Self Evaluation Report, a self-assessment of the college’s adherence to its educational standards, is expecte...

Spring semester remains online

Staff and students packed the lecture hall to express their concerns and confusion about what was happening due to the COVID-19 virus during the emergency Academic Senate meeting which was held on March 11.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

The remainder of the spring 2020 semester at Los Medanos College and within the Contra Costa Community College District will continue with instruction and services delivered remotely, and most students will not return to campus for face-to-face classes until fall.  The announcement was made by Interim ...

The new normal – Day 23

The new normal - Day 23

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

April 8, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusting to the transition of all student resources and courses online has been challenging this spring ...

Education taught from a distance

Laurie Huffman in a Zoom call.

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Los Medanos College students were notified that all lecture based classes would be moving to remote instruction, and both the Pittsburg campus and the Brentwood Center would be closed, starting March 16. This decision was made as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Faculty and staff had less than a week to tr...

The new normal – Day 22

The new normal - Day 22

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Before the campus closure, Appliance Service Technology Instructor Debbie Winckler’s teaching s...

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