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District tackles COVID-19 with vaccine mandate

District tackles COVID-19 with vaccine mandate

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
September 21, 2021

The Contra Costa Community College District has adopted a new vaccine mandate for all students and employees that will go into effect Nov. 1. Those impacted will receive an email Oct. 1 about how to prove...

Mojdeh Mehdizadeh takes over district chancellor position while Bryan Reece is put on paid leave.

4CD Chancellor placed on leave, vice-chancellor takes the reigns

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
September 16, 2021

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board held a special meeting on Sept. 14 and placed second-year District Chancellor Bryan Reece on paid administrative leave. Governing Board President...

A guide to the recall election

A guide to the recall election

Cara Rieber, Staff Writer
September 9, 2021

When presidential elections come around every four years, the whole nation is ready and voter turnout is around 66%, according to Fair Vote. But local and statewide elections are just as important since...

MVC Light 3 watercolor painting.

Faculty creativity highlighted in virtual show opening Sept. 13

Sarina Grossi, Editor-in-Chief
September 5, 2021

Art is an expression meant for the human eye and desires to be seen. For many artists, the restrictions put in place by the pandemic have proven to be difficult, especially when it comes to showcasing...

One of the challenges facing new District Chancellor Bryan Reece is recovering student enrollment in the wake of the pandemic.

Contra Costa Community College District tackles declining enrollment

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

Over the past year, there has been a decline in student enrollment within the Contra Costa Community College District. To combat this issue and create more engagement, the school district is partnering...

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense was displayed in the May 4 Zoom presentation on facilities readiness. It shows the layers in the process that help fight against the spread of viruses.

District evaluates facilities for in-person classes

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

As the spring semester ends and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the Contra Costa Community College District is preparing for the return of in-person class sessions. To ensure the campuses...

Biden proposes vaccination goal

Biden proposes vaccination goal

Katherine Day, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

There have been over 591,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States and 3.49 million worldwide since the outbreak began in 2019. However, more and more Americans are becoming eligible to get one of...

Local reaction to Derek Chauvin verdict

Local reaction to Derek Chauvin verdict

331 days – that was the length of time between George Floyd’s untimely death and Derek Chauvin’s trial verdict. For many, Chauvin being charged on three accounts of murder on April 20 marks a pivotal...

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

There's nothing better than a good teacher. Sometimes having a teacher that simply understands students and the struggles they are facing can inspire them and provide a new sense of academic confidence.  Professor...

Connect with your career

Connect with your career

If you’re struggling to figure out what career to pursue, you’re not alone. The decision can be a stressful one. Fortunately, this week’s Opportunity Fair will provide you the chance to learn about...

What the Honors Transfer Program can do for you

What the Honors Transfer Program can do for you

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
March 23, 2021

Many students desire to get ahead in college. Whether it be transferring with a higher acceptance rate, taking advanced courses or participating in numerous club activities, the Los Medanos Honors Transfer...

Abby Muse, Ryan Hiscocks and Briana McCarthy all detail their experience with COVID-19.

First hand experience with COVID-19

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
March 22, 2021

The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported Jan. 20, 2020 and little information was known about the virus or it’s severity. There was no way to predict its devastating impact, no way...

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