Current VP steps down from Academic Senate

LMC speech professor Marie Arcidiacono speaks at the lectern during a debate in the Pittsburg City Hall Oct 30, 2015.

Charles Reed, Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

Academic Senate Vice President Marie Arcidiacono Kaufman is stepping down from her position to go on maternity leave through the fall semester.  Kaufman says this is so she can “begin a new adventure” in her personal life. This change will surely be different for everyone involved. “I will surely ...

MESA transfers online

The MESA program held a transfer night social event in 2017.

Dante Harrold, Perspectives Editor

April 21, 2020

During the Contra Costa Community College District’s closure, the Math Engineering Science Achievement program has transitioned its services, which include counseling and tutoring, online.  MESA Director Nichole Trager is confident in the program’s ability to teach its members.  ...

Chancellor search halted until fall

Chancellor search halted until fall

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

The search for the next chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District has once again come to a halt. During a meeting held April 9, the district governing board approved delaying the search for a permanent chancellor until the fall 2020 semester. The impact of the Coronavirus causing th...

Graduation ceremony to be held online

Jesus Briseno proudly waves a Mexican flag as he walks up to the stage at graduation. Photo taken in 2017.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has ceased all large gatherings and will until further notice, which includes graduation for Los Medanos College students.  The ceremony, which was originally going to be held face-to-face on the last day of classes May 22, will not be pushed back, but will be online rat...

LMC sets up emergency fund

LMC sets up emergency fund

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Los Medanos College has created the LMC COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to help students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus pandemic.  As this situation was unexpected and unlike anything formerly dealt with, LMC started the fund in the hopes of creating stability for students who a...

Contra Costa requires masks

Contra Costa County residents are now required to wear masks starting April 22. Photo taken March 14 at FoodMaxx  in Brentwood, Calif.

Katie Loughran, Features Editor

April 17, 2020

Contra Costa County is one of many Bay Area counties now requiring members of the public and workers to wear face coverings starting 8 a.m., April 22. Contra Costa Health Services released a public health emergency order April 17, 2020 which states that “violation of or failure to comply with this order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.” This...

Work Education continues through COVID-19

Students in participating in the CWEE program can work in many types of jobs including on campus, grocery stores, police services and more.

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

With constant changes occurring due to the COVID-19 virus, like Los Medanos College campus being closed and courses being switched online, many are still adjusting to new routines weeks into the shelter-in-place. Cooperative Work Experience Education students and instructors have been dealing with w...

Virtual labs now offered

Labster offers dozens of simulations for different courses, mostly focused in the sciences.

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

As Los Medanos College students and staff continue to adapt to teaching remotely, a new tool has been added to the repertoire of online education. “The State of California Community College Chancellor’s Office has purchased the rights for all Community College faculty in the state to use Labster...

Accreditation process nearing completion

The Shared Governance Council met March 25 to discuss the accreditation.

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Los Medanos College’s accreditation process, an assessment of the school’s educational programs to receive federal funding, is nearing completion. The final draft of the Institutional Self Evaluation Report, a self-assessment of the college’s adherence to its educational standards, is expecte...

Spring semester remains online

Staff and students packed the lecture hall to express their concerns and confusion about what was happening due to the COVID-19 virus during the emergency Academic Senate meeting which was held on March 11.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

The remainder of the spring 2020 semester at Los Medanos College and within the Contra Costa Community College District will continue with instruction and services delivered remotely, and most students will not return to campus for face-to-face classes until fall.  The announcement was made by Interim ...

Education taught from a distance

Laurie Huffman in a Zoom call.

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Los Medanos College students were notified that all lecture based classes would be moving to remote instruction, and both the Pittsburg campus and the Brentwood Center would be closed, starting March 16. This decision was made as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Faculty and staff had less than a week to tr...

Transfer Services move online

Transfer Services move online

Charles Reed and Krys Shahin

April 4, 2020

The state-wide shelter-in-place has impacted the entire Los Medanos College community, yet there are still programs that offer student services online.  The Transfer and Career Center has moved a selection of their services online to help students stay on track with their transfer goals. ...

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