Experience

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. ...

District responds to county order

Interim Chancellor Huff sent out an email to district staff March 31 in response to Contra Costa County extending the shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 virus.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

Contra Costa County declared an extension to the shelter-in-place order March 31, extending the date until “at least May 3.” The Contra Costa Community College District is now meeting to discuss what further actions should take place for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.   The importance of abiding by ...

LMC provides technology to students

LMC provides technology to students

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

As both lab and lecture courses transition to online only, some students may find themselves struggling to produce the materials and resources they need to be successful, and may not have access to.  In an attempt to help these students, Los Medanos College has purchased 50 Chromebooks and i...

Custodial crew continues to clean campus

Custodian Reynaldo Flores wipes down all door handles and surfaces everyday on campus. Photo taken March, 17.

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

While both students and staff are no temporarily not allowed at the Los Medanos College campus, it brings the question of how the physical campus upkeep will be maintained during the COVID-19 outbreak and the California shelter-in-place order.  After staff and students were notified of the campus closure Mar...

Summer registration postponed

Summer registration postponed

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the registration for the summer 2020 term, originally scheduled to open April 4, has now been reset to a tentative date.  “Registration for summer will likely be April 20,” wrote Interim Vice President of Instruction Nancy Ybarra in an email. “Although th...

The student news site of Los Medanos College
News