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Caitlin Mitchell sits outside her office in her signature white chair.

The creative behind the white chair

Gabbie Munoz, Staff Writer
May 14, 2024

“I want to create relationships with my students, I want them to feel like they matter,” Caitlin Mitchell said passionately as she described how she feels about teaching at Los Medanos College. Mitchell...

Head Coach Harmen Sidhu (center) discusses strategy with assistant coach Cliff Coleman as Colton Brooks watches game against Solano.

From player to mentor: LMC’s new head coach

Angella Dorado, Staff Writer
April 14, 2024

“My parents always told me that you have to know where you come from, you have to know your roots. And if you don’t know your roots it’s harder to understand who you really are,” said Harmen Sidhu. Sidhu...

Los Medanos College English professor Jill Buettner dances to Bluebird Variation from Sleeping Beauty.

Photo courtesy of Jill Buettner

From professional dancer to English professor

Ashley Reitz, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024

Joy radiates off Jill Buettner’s face as she talks about finding a career that feels so rewarding.  Buettner, who has been teaching at Los Medanos College for almost 10 years now, recounts how she...

Wheeler captures the wave of runners who begin the marathon on the Staten Island bridge. Photo provided by Melissa Wheeler.

A love for running takes Melissa Wheeler to the Big Apple

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
November 16, 2023

The iconic lines of “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra play in the background as runners prepare for the start. A blare of the cannon sends everyone running, and the music fades into a whisper as...

Chair of the Arts and Humanities department Ken Alexander

Art and Humanities Professor reflects on his accomplishments

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 9, 2023

“They are going to need to understand the culture of the department. I always used to say, ‘Nobody gets pulled out of the ocean without the water smoothing out. There is no hole left for you,’”...

Members of the S.T.R.E.A.M. club creates a cardboard sign for the upcoming music festival.

S.T.R.E.A.M club creates new opportunities for musicians

Colin Wainwright, Staff Writer
November 9, 2023

Los Medanos College’s Sound Technology Recording Engineering and Audio Media club gathered in the Music Building Nov. 1 to discuss the final details of their upcoming music festival. The event will serve...

Photo courtesy of Pamela Ralston

President Ralston expands her passion for learning

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
October 26, 2023

A glimmer of light illuminates the piles of textbooks and homework spread across the kitchen counter as her parents study while her nose is stuck in a book. For Los Medanos College President Pamela Ralston,...

Marty Storti

LMC hires new Athletic Director

Juan Cebreiros, Staff Writer
October 19, 2023

After searching all summer long to find a successor to former Athletic Director Richard Villegas, Los Medanos College has hired Marty Storti to fill the vacancy.  “I’ve known a few people that...

LMC Art Professor Ken Alexander posing for a photo as he is awarded a Proclamation for recognition of Arts and Humanities month by Pittsburg Councilmember Jelani Killings.

LMC art professor recognized by Pittsburg

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
October 4, 2023

A City Council meeting at the Pittsburg Marina Center on Oct. 2 gave out five different proclamations that would highlight aspects of what the month would represent. Los Medanos College art professor...

Dr. AKilah Moore

Get to know the new VP of Instruction

Antonio Johnson, Staff Writer
September 28, 2023

“When I got the call for the job, I was excited,” expressed Dr. A’Kilah Moore, as she comes back from a six-year hiatus from the California Community College system. Following the retirement of...

After winning her award, Valeria Navarro smiles for the photo with her parents.

LMC honors student rewarded at Stanford symposium

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
September 14, 2023

The walls were surrounded by silence, yet applause erupted as Valeria Navarro’s name was announced and the room beamed with cheers of support. From the hundreds of participants in attendance at the Honors...

From right: Yost Kalasa, Andrew Murphy and Antonio Johnson pose for a photo at a Brothers of Excellence dinner.

Reestablishing the Brother of Excellence

Jerome Hill, Staff Writer
September 14, 2023

The Brothers of Excellence program at LMC has begun its journey back to restoration. Andrew Murphy, who is a program coordinator at EOPS, and Daniel Farley, who is a returning student and former BOE member...

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