Chancellor-Select Dr. Sonya Christian, center, surrounded by Board of Governors President Amy Costa, left, and Board of Governors Vice President Hildegarde Aguinaldo, right.

New state chancellor named

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
March 2, 2023

After a nationwide search over the past seven months, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors announced on Feb. 23 the unanimous selection of Kern Community College Chancellor Sonya Christian...

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ChatGPT worries teachers

Jaden Fortier, Staff Writer
February 23, 2023

The rise in a fairly new artificial intelligence chatbot could potentially cause problems in academics down the line. This new AI is ChatGPT, a chatbot released Nov. 30, 2022 and developed by OpenAI, an...

Dead body found on east side of Los Medanos Lake

Dead body found on east side of Los Medanos Lake

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
February 23, 2023

A dead body was found on the east side of the Los Medanos College lake Monday, Feb. 20 around 1 p.m. while the campus was closed during the four-day President’s Day weekend. A member of the community...

Certificates finally awarded to non-credit students

Certificates finally awarded to non-credit students

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
February 9, 2023

The Contra Costa Community College District has finally resolved the software issue that was impacting non-credit students and preventing them from receiving the certificates they had earned. The changes...

Interim Chancellor Mojdeh Mehdizadeh speaks about the lack of communication in the ongoing personnel investigation.

LMC reacts to the situation

Michael Benedian, Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2022

Following recent allegations of racism made on social media against a Los Medanos College department manager, members of the campus community were given the opportunity to voice their concerns at a special...

One of the videos that was spread online featured the audio recording of an alleged manager making insensitive remarks.

Audio recordings spark controversy

Michael Benedian, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2022

Los Medanos College is under fire after an audio recording was leaked on social media with what has been described as insensitive remarks by a college department manager about “Black people,” prompting...

“The people are what made everything here special, I’m confident in this staff moving forward when I do officially retire.

LMC President Bob Kratochvil calls for retirement after calendar year

Juan Cebreiros, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

President Bob Kratochvil announced on Wednesday Aug. 31 that he will be retiring at the end of this calendar year. Kratochvil served as the president of Los Medanos College for over a decade and said about...

Bryan Reece, the former district chancellor.

Investigation of former district chancellor is released

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
April 19, 2022

Former Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Bryan Reece’s final months in his position were shrouded in a degree of confidentiality. Reece was publicly placed on paid administrative leave...

Contra Costa Community College District logo.

4CD accepts chancellor resignation

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
February 23, 2022

After a little more than a year as chancellor for the Contra Costa Community College District, Bryan Reece has resigned. An email from Governing Board President  Judy Walters announced the board's...

The promotional poster for the London Study Abroad Program outside Kenneth Alexanders office.

London Study Abroad Program takes sail next fall

Kai Arellano, Staff Writer
February 16, 2022

Los Medanos College will start taking applicants to join the London Study Abroad Program for the 2022 fall semester. The trip is run by the American Institute for Foreign Study, which has been working...

Chancellor Bryan Reece

4CD board puts chancellor back on administrative leave

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
February 15, 2022

The Contra Costa Community College Board has once again placed second-year District Chancellor Bryan Reece on paid administrative leave after a special meeting held on Feb. 2.  Governing Board President...

Previous Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winner Thyra Cobbs gives a presentation on scholarship advice.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship opens to students

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer
December 8, 2021

Many college students go through their education with debt, part-time jobs and plenty of stress. What if one scholarship could solve some of those issues? The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is an amazing...

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