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...

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...

LMC English instructor publishes book

LMC English instructor publishes book
Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Los Medanos College assistant English instructor L.D. Green, who teaches composition, creative writing and literature, recently published a collection of essays and stories which explore people's struggles...

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...

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...

Healing through harmony

LMC student and musician Bona Nsiala plays guitar on campus for passersby to listen to.
Spencer Batute, @batutie_
November 14, 2019

Somewhere on campus, the hands of Bona Nsiala can be heard twirling away at guitar strings, making a melody for passersby to and from classes. Many stop to listen, and some ask him why he plays out in...

Showtime with Heamsai Latu

Showtime with Heamsai Latu
Hugo Calderon, @Hugothegreat09
October 4, 2019

Heamasi Latu’s football journey has him featured in the 2018 Pacifc 7 All-conference team, currently leading the state in tackles and was named Diablo Athletic Leave defensive MVP while a senior at Clayton...

Feere puts on a new mask

Zack Feere at his home in Antioch, sitting on his couch in front of his African art collection.
Krys Shahin, @Krysshah
September 13, 2019

Traveling to more than 25 different countries, earning three master’s degrees and amassing a growing authentic African art collection at home are only part of the interesting tapestry of Zack Feere’s...

Instructor shows strong work ethic

Joan Germany Williams with her cat.
Charles Reed, Staff Writer
September 13, 2019

Learning any other language is a lot of work but it takes a good teacher to make it fun and interesting. In American Sign Language, Professor Joan Germany-Williams is among the best. The start of her...

LMC’s deans share their insights

Natalie Hannum, the new Vice President of Instruction smiles for the camera.
Nick Campbell, @TheNCExperience
March 14, 2019

Los Medanos College has a rich and diverse ensemble of talent in its ranks. This year for Women’s History Month, two deans share their journey in education and offer some feedback for the next generation...

Students navigate the music industry

HILLARY HETRICK, @hillarymhetrick
November 15, 2018

A crucial and often difficult part of student life is figuring out how to balance coursework (and for many, career) with hobbies. For Los Medanos College music and recording arts students, the task is...

A coffee driven redemption

Barista steams a latte behind the counter at Big House beans.
Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles
October 25, 2018

America is known as the land of opportunities, less known and celebrated, is that America is also the home of redemption. For John Krause, owner of Big House Beans in Brentwood, this is his life story....

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