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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...

Graphic by Sarina Grossi with elements provided by Chialin Hsieh.

Pilot Pathway Project aims to help students

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
March 10, 2021

At community colleges like Los Medanos, time and energy is spent to ensure students succeed and reach their academic goals. However, it’s difficult to help students if no personal connection is built...

Graphic from Jesus Chico.

Accreditation commission concerned with district

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2021

In an effort to hold the Contra Costa Community Colleges District Governing Board accountable, all district colleges — including Los Medanos — have been issued a warning by the accrediting agency that...

Graphic from Weston Hopkins.

LMC Covid-19 testing site relocates

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
February 16, 2021

As the United States reaches the one-year-mark of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to provide for struggling communities grows stronger and stronger over time.  The Contra Costa Community...

DVC Academic Senate President Dr. John Freytag and CCC Academic Senate President Katherine Krolikowski joined LMC Academic Senate President Dr. James Noel at the tri-senate meeting held Feb. 1.

Senates come together to adopt pledge

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2021

The Los Medanos College, Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College Academic Senates kicked off Black History Month by unanimously adopting an anti-racism pledge Feb.1 at a tri-senate meeting.  The...

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