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More than a voice behind the microphone

More than a voice behind the microphone

Tiffany James, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Sterling James — “The Bay Baby” — is a breath of fresh air. Her contagious smile is disarming and her greeting reveals her down-to-earth nature: “How are you doing cousin?” In the age of COVID-19, her bedroom serves a dual purpose — a resting place by night and a studio by day — an...

The Strokes return with a bang

The Strokes return with a bang

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

After four years of slowly putting together songs in small writing sessions, The Strokes have returned after a seven-year hiatus to release a new album titled “The New Abnormal.” With legendary producer Rick Rubin at the helm of post-production, this album is definitely different than any other Stroke...

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 into the world May 7.  Although the professors' due dates were originally two weeks apart, Kaufman two...

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 end July 1. Faculty describe Noel as thoughtful and team oriented, and they expect him to be a st...

Top 5 – Random albums to check out during quarantine

Top 5 - Random albums to check out during quarantine

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris Released in 2007, “Era Vulgaris” is a defining album in the Queens of the Stone Age catalog. The album has 11 featured tracks, with four bonus tracks that were released through various promotions. This album was recorded by mostly three members with a...

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 was first introduced to art when she was in the second grade, but it sparked bac...

Cricket: the 19-year-old graffiti artist

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

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 is a controversial art form that has made its way to urban and suburban areas around the ...

Top 5 – Albums that’ll rock your quarantine

Top 5 - Albums that'll rock your quarantine

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

During these tough times, we all need things to help keep us distracted or just keep us entertained. Music has always been an outlet for humanity whether it be to celebrate, forget, remember, or question society-there is a song for every moment. Here are some albums you should check out during quarant...

Show review – “The Midnight Gospel”

Show review - “The Midnight Gospel”

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

While all the craziness in the world is still occurring, I’m sure everyone is looking for something to keep their mind off things. We’re all searching for that one show, video game or hobby to keep us distracted. Personally, animation has been one of my favorite ways to escape and I think Netflix...

Show review – Slobby’s World

While the show was first released on the streaming platform Netflix back in 2018, it is a great show to binge while in quarantine.

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

During this quarantine, we’re all a little bored being stuck at home. Even if some of us still work, we all like to come home, put our feet up and relax on the couch with a nice show to watch. Luckily, Netflix has us covered with its original show, “Slobby’s World.” All about 80’s and 9...

Song review – Level of Concern

Song review - Level of Concern

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

Finding entertainment during a pandemic can be difficult for all of those not accustomed to staying home. Lately, we’ve seen various artists and musicians rally together to create new content for our consumption. Whether this is by live stream, Twitter conversations with fans or simply releasing n...

Local hip-hop garage group grabs attention from fans and industry workers

Above, AG Club crafts a song in their garage studio. Seated left is Loui, who uses a digital keyboard to mix together the instrumental. Seated right, reaching over, is Babyboy, who asks Loui how certain affects can be added to make his vocals more interesting. Behind them is Jody Fontaine, mulling over lyrics he wrote.

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

When the members of local hip-hop collective AG Club were in middle school, Odd Future, a soon-to-be supergroup, was revolutionizing the course of hip-hop with its innovative, anti-establishment style and multimedia approach to art. Like many contemporaries, AG Club bears the influence of Odd Future...

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