Dominick Tirnetta at his current job being an EMT for Eagle Ambulance in Walnut Creek.

Man on fire

Griffin Smith, Staff Writer
May 17, 2022

The bright red flashing lights of an ambulance and the sudden loud horn or sirens of a fire truck evoke feelings of fear and dread for most people. However, when it comes to 19-year-old Dominick Tirnetta,...

Nela Taeb dressed in her cap and gown for her high school graduation on June 3, 2021.

First to the finish line

Katrina Anabo, Staff Writer
May 17, 2022

Seventeen-year-old high school senior Nela Taeb is in bed when she hears a sudden ringtone from her phone. She scoops it off her nightstand and silently reads the notification: “University of California...

Maintaining mental wellness during finals week

Maintaining mental wellness during finals week

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
May 16, 2022

Finals week; it’s a time that produces dread in any student’s heart. In the hustle and bustle of studying, worrying about final grades, finishing up club events and even preparing for graduation or...

After graduating from LMC, Walker earned a PhD in education.

From LMC to PhD

Jaden Fortier, Staff Writer
May 11, 2022

Dr. Gary Walker has always loved teaching. And they finally turned that love into a reality after working in the cosmetics industry as a trainer for 22 years. Walker had been planning to make the switch...

LMC student Aman Singh balances work and a full-time schedule.

Students share perspectives on hybrid classes

Atreyu Hinckley, Staff Writer
May 10, 2022

Before the 2022 Spring semester began, some classes were announced that they will be taking a hybrid approach amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These classes will have the option to have their students show...

Lu Maggiora (right) and Kiran Kamath celebrate the end of the school year.

Maggiora sees the world

Joseph Giddings, Staff Writer
April 26, 2022

Editor’s note: “Where are they now?” is a continuing series in which Experience reporters connect with former students to find out what they are doing now and how their educational journey at LMC...

Rubie Vilella (middle) and her fellow group of classmates learn how to be medical first responders.

First-generation college student succeeds in medical field

Katrina Anabo, Staff Writer
April 19, 2022

Editor’s note: “Where are they now?” is a continuing series in which Experience reporters connect with former students to find out what they are doing now and how their educational journey at LMC...

Professor Anthony Hailey served in the armed forces around the world.

The veteran who hails from Harlem

Michael Benedian, Staff Writer
April 5, 2022

“First time I got in trouble I stole a 5 cent bag of potato chips, that’s how much it cost,” Los Medanos College Administration of Justice professor Anthony Vleet Hailey said, reminiscing about his...

Long lines fill the local Costco gas station.

Combatting the high gas prices in the Bay Area

Michael Benedian, Staff Writer
March 17, 2022

With the war in Ukraine, many countries around the world are putting harsh sanctions on Russia as a way to pressure them off their invasion plan. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, March 8 that...

Len Haynes sits in his studio with music equipment.

The man behind the music

Chase Wheeler, Staff Writer
February 28, 2022

The music industry may seem welcoming, but it is difficult to grow past just being a small-time band with a few friends. Many aspiring musicians learn the reality quickly, but those who stick it out have...

The Reflection Room, also known as the Wudu Room, provides a safe place for religious students.

A room for reflection

Michael Benedian, Staff Writer
February 8, 2022

The Student Lounge provides a place to hang out and relax after a hard day of college courses, but located inside is a special room that helps others feel more at home. On the second floor of the Student...

Professor Luis Zuniga instructs his UMOJA and Honors music class.

Luis Zuniga takes an outdoor approach

Joseph Giddings, Staff Writer
February 7, 2022

Amid a nearly two year absence from in-person, Los Medanos College students are returning back to campus, hoping to regain a sense of normalcy in education, similar to the experiences they had prior to...

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