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Food pantry still serves students

The Food Pantry has new hours to continue serving LMC students.

Katie Loughran, Features Editor/@Katie__Loughran

May 7, 2020

Editors note: The Food Pantry hours have changed from "Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m" to Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. according to Teresea Archaga. Despite recent campus closures and shelter-in-place orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Medanos College Food Pantry will continue to remain ...

Construction continues

Construction continues

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 7, 2020

Many things have changed or come to a halt amid the recent pandemic, but construction at Los Medanos College has not.  The Student Union and Kinesiology and Athletics Complex project started back in 2017 and was set to finish by the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. Due to unforeseen circum...

Student Trustee election held

Student Trustee election held

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 6, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District is holding an election for their new student trustee through Thursday, May 7. Students can vote through this SurveyMonkey link until 5 p.m. to choose who represents the students of the district. According to the district's website, a student trustee is a non-vot...

LMCAS holds election

LMCAS holds election

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 5, 2020

Though it is not yet time for the U.S. Presidential election in November, it is now election season for Los Medanos College’s student government.  Those enrolled at LMC can vote May 5 through May 7 to pick a representative they see fit for LMC’s student population. Students can vote online ...

HVAC wants to get back

Students Marlene Lopez (left), Steve Lowery and Instructor Debra Winckler go over how to fix a washer.
Photo taken in 2019

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

May 2, 2020

Colleges across the country have technical education programs that require in-person learning which are being affected by school shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 virus. The Los Medanos College Appliance and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Service Technology program is no exception to this...

Study Away proposals for 2021 due

Study Away proposals for 2021 due

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Proposals for the 2021 Study Away Program have been extended to Wednesday, April 29 by 5 p.m. The proposals were originally due April 15 but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the date was pushed back.  The Study Away Program is separate from the Study Abroad Program. According to an email sent ...

Census collects data for funds

Census collects data for funds

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

The process of the 2020 U.S. Census, which allows information to be acquired to help determine federal funding congressional representation and impact local communities, is underway. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the census can be taken over the phone, by a paper questionnaire through the mail...

CARES Act passed by senate

Eloy Oakley spoke about the CARES Act at a student media teleconference held April 14 via Zoom.

Katie Loughran, Features Editor/@Katie__Loughran

April 25, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was recently passed by the U.S. Senate March 27 to help to provide relief to groups affected or impacted by the recent pandemic.  According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the almost $2 trillion Coronavirus response bill will provid...

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...

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