Razzie Awards: Innocent or insulting

Noah Cannon, Staff Writer
February 1, 2023

In many ways, criticism is an essential element to the world of media and arts. It helps artists know how they succeeded, how they failed, and, most importantly, how to improve. But when does criticism...

A visionary in the making

A visionary in the making

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
December 1, 2022

As the music blazes across the arena of students filling the stands, the lights beam and fireworks shoot toward the sky as the San Jose State University football team runs across the bright green field....

Ryan Hiscocks: Politics and Perseverance

Ryan Hiscocks: Politics and Perseverance

Aidan Lindell, Staff Writer
December 1, 2022

“I was not planning on studying political science at all,” said Political Science Professor Ryan Hiscocks. In fact, the discipline’s name itself seemed more off-putting than anything.  “I couldn’t...

Los Medanos College counselor Nina Ghiselli walks on stage to start her comedy stand-up.

Stutter doesn’t faze LMC counselor

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

LMC counselor Nina Ghiselli became a fan of comedy at age 5 when she watched “Late Night with David Letterman” in her family’s living room.  As a teenager, she was obsessed with him before he...

John Schall gives instructions to his photograph subject before taking a picture.

The man behind Graphic Design

Atreyu Hinckley, Staff Writer
October 5, 2022

When it comes to learning more about graphic designing, there is no better person to go to in Los Medanos than John Schall.  John was born on November 26th, 1967 in Ventura, California, and has been...

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...

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