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Art show is abstractly interesting

“Thermokarst” by Lorene Anderson; acrylic on canvas; 20” x 24;” 2016.

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Los Medanos College unveiled its newest art exhibit Tuesday Oct. 17. The show featured an assortment of captivating pieces centered around abstract art. The purpose of abstract art is to completely disregard any notion of authorial intent that’s relevant to analyzing a piece of art. Instead, it req...

Fall into music at LMC

Professor Silvester Henderson conducts a rehearsal for the Fall Choral Adventure Concert with the Chamber Chorale.

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

October 24, 2019

The Los Medanos College Music Choral Division will put on its semesterly choral concert, the Fall Choral Adventure, Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled “The ‘Hegelian’ of Urban Performing Arts & Higher Education: The Worldwide Benefit,” will feature the LMC Chamber Chorale...

Review Crew: “Joker”

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October 18, 2019

Movie Summary: “Joker,” directed by Todd Phillips, released Oct. 4. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a loner desperate to make connections with an oppressive world. As his traumatic past and misfortune eat away at his psyche, Fleck descends further into his madness on his spiral into t...

Music classes hit the note

Music student Lucas Walker plays the piano in a Music Lab.

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

October 18, 2019

While the Los Medanos College Music Department is widely recognized for its prestige, it also maintains popularity among students for its broad array of introductory music classes. This semester, the Music Department is offering classes such as Basic Music, College Chorus, Class Voice, Chamber Chorale, G...

Play gets LMC hyped

Kayla Martinez (left), William Thompson (center) and Jason Wolcott (right) strike a pose during a rehearsal of ‘Hype Man.’

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The student-produced play “Hype Man,” which debuted at the Los Medanos College Little Theatre Thursday, Oct. 10, proved to be a resounding success. The play was written by Idris Goodwin and is directed by Terrance Ivory. The story of “Hype Man” features three friends in the hip-hop industry...

Mario Kart drives fans crazy

Gamer plays Mario Kart Tour on iPhone, tilting phone and using fingers to control the racing avatar with precision.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

October 11, 2019

The new mobile Mario Kart game, Mario Kart Tour, was recently released on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and has since become number one in racing, and in the Apple App Store. The app already has more than 677 thousand reviews in the Apple App Store, with an overall rating of 4.8. Yet there are a few glitches and small...

Play breaks the beat down

Student actor William Thompson “hypes the crowd” as he performs a rap song as character Verb during a dress rehearsal of ‘Hype Man’ Oct. 8 in the Little Theatre.

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

October 11, 2019

Student-produced play “Hype Man” is hitting LMC theaters Thursday, Oct. 10. The play was originally written by American playwright Idris Goodwin, and is directed by Terrance Ivory. The play features only three characters: Pinnacle (Jason Wolcott), Verb (William Thompson) and Peep (Kayla Martinez). The story tackles contem...

Club jokes around

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

October 3, 2019

The Shenanigans club at Los Medanos College acts as a safe place for students interested in both school involvement and theatre. The club meets in the Little Theater every Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Founded in 2001, Shenanigans was originally named the Theatre Club. In 2009, it was renamed Shenani...

Moving mental health with movie

Clinical social worker Vanessa Solis explains the differences between stigmas and stereotypes of mental health at movie event.

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

The Movies for Mental Health event was held to raise awareness and offer support for students who may struggle with mental health issues. The event, put on by Disability Support Services (DSPS) and Equity & Inclusion was held Oct. 2. Many students deal with issues related to mental health and th...

‘Abbey Road’ turns 50

Official album art for “Abbey Road,” released 1969.

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

October 3, 2019

50 years have come and gone, and The Beatles’ beloved “Abbey Road” still stands as strong as did when it first released in 1969. Following the lead of last year’s 50th anniversary remaster of “The White Album” and 2017’s remaster of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Abbey R...

Crafting bowls for Food Bank

Ceramics student Tammie Lurley, who is donating bowls to the Empty Bowls event, crafts a ceramic bowl in the Art Department Oct. 3.

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

October 3, 2019

The Los Medanos College Art Department is donating more than 100 ceramic bowls to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano for their annual Empty Bowls event, which takes place 4-6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Fairfield and Oct. 13 in Concord. The event invites the public to receive a meal in a handcrafted cera...

Movie Review: Hustlers

Movie Review: Hustlers

Ariell-Alsoomse Calbert, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Hustlers is a Rated R movie with the description of: Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Ariell says: “I would watch it again.” 3.5/5 stars The film Hustle...

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