Experience

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...

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...

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...

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...

Erika Cisneros (left) works at one of her homeless drives in 2019 at Saint James Park in San Jose. She holds the hand of a homeless woman who reaches out to thank her for the sleeping bag.

From DREAMer to inspiration

Michael Benedian, Staff Writer
November 9, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a new continuing series called “Where are they now?” Experience reporters connect with former students to find out what they are doing now and how...

LMC Librarian Roseann Erwin inside the Brentwood Center.

Finding yourself: Insight from Roseann Erwin

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer
October 18, 2021

Roseann Erwin’s love of libraries began as a child, as a place to escape a crowded home, and developed into a lifelong passion. “When you’re the youngest, it’s hard to find your own space or...

Jennifer Saito strikes a pose in Yosemite National Park.

Jennifer Saito: Honors and innovation

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
September 8, 2021

Honors Transfer Program Director Jennifer Saito has a warm smile and wears her medium-length dark hair down. Her focused gaze is complimented by her instantly recognizable red glasses that sit on the bridge...

The Roemer twins pose together during a photo shoot.

LMC twins shine bright in front of the camera

Jamie Samson, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

Ashley and Amber Roemer are sisters who have quite literally been together since the beginning. The twin sisters, who now attend Los Medanos College, are finishing up their sophomore year and preparing...

Sol Murgia working on an assignment for class.

The first in the family

Jacqueline Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

Like most first-generation college students, Sol Murgia did not expect her first year of college to take place inside of her childhood bedroom.  At the beginning of her virtual learning experience,...

Cameron Kirk and Carlos Mendez are two students who have succeeded at LMC.

Students succeed despite pandemic challenges

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
May 19, 2021

With the spring semester winding down, many students are now departing from the Los Medanos College community. Students planning to transfer are receiving acceptance letters while graduates who plan on...

Jesus Cano at Pittsburg High Schools Pirate Stadium after the 2019 North Coast Section Division 1 final where Pittsburg beat Liberty High School 21-14.

Living his American dream

Luis Angel Fuentes Perez, Staff Writer
February 18, 2021

Jesus “Juice” Cano, a journalist for the Collegiate at Fresno State University, has found success in his pursuit of a sports journalism career. However, the former Los Medanos College Experience editor...

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