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Police respond to threat

Police respond to threat

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

October 18, 2019

Students and staff at the Los Medanos College campus in Pittsburg went on lockdown due to threat of a potential active shooter on campus, Wed. Oct. 9th at 9:43 p.m. The LMC Police Services and Contra Costa Community College District began receiving inquiries about a potential armed gunman on campus “appro...

Political impact

Political impact

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 18, 2019

Los Medanos College is a cross section of the larger community, and the current political climate is having an impact on campus. While there is a difference of opinion on whether the onslaught of breaking news results in more or less engagement, many students and teachers find themselves talking about c...

Cars get a charge

Cars get a charge

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

October 18, 2019

The electric vehicle charging stations in Parking Lot A of the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus, which were originally expected to be completed within the first few weeks of school, are now expected to become operable before the end of October or November. Although the construction of the chargin...

Oakley walks out of darkness

Oakley walks out of darkness

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The feeling of losing someone to suicide is impossible to shake. The immense guilt and ultimate sadness you feel from your loved ones early end eats away at you, but they are not entirely gone. They live on through your memories so that you can finish their walk for them, even if they believed they couldn...

College preparing for accreditation

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 11, 2019

The accreditation process is one that encourages institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and ultimately, student success.  Classified Senate met with Associated Students of Los Medanos College Monday, Oct. 7 to talk about the accreditation that LMC is going through, in ...

PG&E cuts power

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 11, 2019

Electric company Pacific Gas & Electric Company, PG&E, announced Oct. 6 that they were aware of high winds and dry conditions being forecast for the coming week and issued warnings for potential power outages in areas of California to prevent wildfires. That warning became a notice Oct. 8 at 1...

DeSaulnier speaks to students

DeSaulnier speaks to students

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

October 11, 2019

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier visited Los Medanos College for a town hall event Oct. 8. The event ran from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Event turnout exceeded expectations at roughly 150 attendees, most of them LMC students. Congressman DeSaulnier spoke on various topics relevant to LMC students, including ...

Lab hours lengthened

Lab hours lengthened

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 4, 2019

Edit: The original graph depicted incorrect lab hours but was taken down and replaced with a graph displaying the correct information.  After concerns were raised following the surprise reduction this fall in hours for the Computer and Business lab in CO2-200 a compromise has been reached to...

New app to trim tasks

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 4, 2019

A new educational software program purchased last year by the Contra Costa Community College District will make courses a bit easier for instructors to create, revise, and assess.  This eLumen program, which costs about a half million dollars for the four-year contract through June 2022, is now being i...

Vets stand down to get up

Vets stand down to get up

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

September 26, 2019

“Reveille,” hailing from the French word for “wake up,” is a customary wake-up call used to alert military service members at sunrise. “Waking up” is exactly what happened for more than 300 homeless and at-risk veterans at Stand Down on the Delta from Sept. 20-23. As mentioned in their...

LMC celebrates LatinX culture

LMC celebrates LatinX culture

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

As a part of Latin Heritage Month, the LMC Latin clubs held a joint fundraising event with representatives from Puente, La Raza, LatinX Leadership, United by Dreams, and SACNAS. This event was held on Monday Sept. 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration had a positive impact on the Latin community. ...

Area 51 bracing for storm

Area 51 bracing for storm

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

September 20, 2019

With the proposed raid on Area 51 approaching at lightspeed, the controversy and commotion surrounding the event seemingly plateaued when it was supposedly canceled. That was until two YouTubers from the Netherlands were arrested, while trying to get an early preview of craziness to come. The event is ...

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