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LMC shields DACA

LMC shields DACA

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

September 26, 2017


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In the wake of President Trump’s repeal of DACA, a Republican bill seeks to replace the executive order with many more restrictions. The succeed act would provide a path for citizenship, but it also restricts applicants to the program. On top of DACA’s restrictions, people under the SUCCEED Act...

Composer talks music experience

Composer talks music experience

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

September 26, 2017


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Renowned Composer Adrienne Albert started off her speech to a mixed crowd of Los Medanos College students, staff and faculty by surveying the room. “How many of you grew up in a household where music was a central part of growing up?” she asked. Half of the audience members raised their hands. “Well,...

College bucks the tide

Brenna Enos, beno@lmcexperience.com

September 25, 2017


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Numbers are looking good for Los Medanos College and the surrounding cities this year: the economy is booming, unemployment rates in Contra Costa Country are at a record low and full-time students at LMC are increasing. But why does the correlation between unemployment rates and student enrollment...

Films, fest celebrate Latinx heritage

Andrew Gonzalez, agonzalez@lmcexperience.com

September 20, 2017


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The Los Medanos College community is made up of a diverse group of students, faculty and staff. So, in effort to celebrate and recognize a part of it, Latinx Heritage Month will take place starting Sept. 15. The Student Life, office LMCAS, Puente, Equity and Inclusion, La Raza Club, Society for Advancement...

Honors conducts retreat

Honors conducts retreat

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

September 18, 2017


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Three-dozen Honors students and faculty had the opportunity to bond at the 13th Annual Honors Retreat last weekend at Camp Tuolumne Trails in Groveland. LMC Activities included workshops, eating s’mores, hayrides, a bad poetry contest and a hike in Yosemite National Park. LMC astronomy professor ...

Bill allows CCs to offer BA degrees

Robbie Pierce, rpierce@lmcexperience.com

September 16, 2017


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Enrollment at a community college is traditionally seen as stepping stone toward a degree from a four-year college. However, California Senate Bill 850, passed in the fall of 2014, aimed to eliminate the middleman by allowing 15 pilot community colleges, including Foothill College and Skyline College, to...

New route goes the distance

New route goes the distance

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

September 13, 2017


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Los Medanos College students will have the opportunity to visit Downtown Pittsburg during their leisure time by hopping on Tri Delta Transit’s new Route 381 starting Sept. 25, and will be free for students until Dec. 31. According to Tri Delta Transit Marketing Director Mike Furnary, the 20-minute bus...

District defends DACA

District defends DACA

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

September 8, 2017


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President Donald Trump’s decision to remove Obama’s executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) puts hundreds of thousands of people in the Bay Area alone at risk for deportation. The president’s order will put an end to DACA in 6 months unless congress moves to replace or re...

Attack causes caution

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

September 7, 2017


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The Study Abroad program takes LMC students to Barcelona this month, but safety precautions will be made due to the recent terrorist attacks. The country of Spain went through hardships Aug. 16 when a group of terrorists caused an explosion in the city of Alcanar. The next day in Barcelona a van —...

CSUs to ease requirements

Brenna Enos, benos@lmcexperience.com

September 6, 2017


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For students who will continue or begin their education at LMC or are planning to attend a CSU in the Fall 2018, a math requirement change may be to your benefit.             Wednesday, Aug. 2, CSU Chancellor Timothy White issued an executive...

Faculty piece nabbed

Faculty piece nabbed

Robbie Pierce, rpierce@lmcexperience.com

September 5, 2017


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“It went missing Thursday,” said Sabrina Sorbani, gallery assistant at the Los Medanos College Faculty Art Gallery. “As soon – I’m pretty sure as soon – as I opened up.” The ‘it’ that went missing was an installation piece displayed in the LMC Faculty Art Gallery, created by LMC’...

Financial cuts hit students

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

August 31, 2017


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Reduced state funding and past student behavior have resulted in Equal Opportunity Programs and Services altering some benefits for recipients. EOPS, a state-funded program that supports students from low-income backgrounds, has cut the amount of money students get for textbooks and parking permits, ...

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