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Striving for the ideal class

Striving for the ideal class

Charles Powell

October 5, 2012


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Neurons fire and thoughts race from synapse to synapse as new kernels of knowledge are formed within maze- like brains, but is there a way these connections can be made more readily? It is a question professors and students grapple with at Los Medanos College each day of instruction. At least part...

$15 million grant for career training

Sean Tongson

October 5, 2012


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A group of California community colleges were awarded nearly $18 million in federal grants for the development and expansion of career training programs, with an unprecedented $14.9 million grant awarded to Los Medanos College, the fiscal agent of the grant. The award was presented on September 24 to...

Three battle for Ward 5 board seat

Three battle for Ward 5 board seat

Samuel Gonzalez

October 5, 2012


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Two Governing Board members of the Contra Costa Community College District will complete their time in office Dec. 2, and it’s up to East County voters to refill one of those seats in this November’s election. Rober t Calone of district ward 5, and Tomi Van De Brooke of ward 2, have terms that...

Prop 30 to raise income tax to fund government

Prop 30 to raise income tax to fund government

Peter Costanza and Jazmine Gordon

October 5, 2012


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The budget axe is loom- ing over the heads of K-12 and community colleges across California, its target the last bit of flesh on the backbone of the educational system. Education has been cut closer and closer to the bone over the last three years, thus resulting in a 17 percent enrollment decline. In...

Library displays value of expression

Library displays value of expression

Irvin Trigueros

September 21, 2012


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The Los Medanos College library staff has posted up two displays at the lobby inside the library for everyone interested in banned books or the upcoming elections in November. Senior Library Assistant, Teresa Ferguson and the library student workers constructed the two displays: one created for next...

Phones hinder classroom learning

Phones hinder classroom learning

Charels Powell

September 21, 2012


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The room is quiet save for a few whispered conversations that end as the instructor begins class. After years of effort first as a student and now as an educator the lecture is practiced, polished and current with knowledge of the field. In the midst of the adroit discourse, and as students take notes,...

Survey aims to help students

Vanessa Flores

September 21, 2012


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This fall semester, some Los Medanos College students are participating in the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) that focuses on institutional practices in the earliest weeks of college. SENSE provides a way for community and technical colleges to understand the earliest experiences of their...

May lead teachers to take disciplinary action

Charels Powell

September 20, 2012


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Los Medanos College boasts a diversity of students, faculty and staff that can lend itself to a dynamic learning environment. However, this strength can also potentially give rise to interpersonal strife. The LMC Student Code of Conduct has been created to help avoid conflicts from occurring within the...

Long time leader leaves

Long time leader leaves

Kellie Mccown

September 14, 2012


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After 38 years of service at Los Medanos College, Richard Livingston is leaving LMC as senior dean of instruction to serve at the Contra Costa College District office. Livingston started his ca- reer at LMC in Sept. 1978 as a teacher, establishing the journalism program, and the LMC student-run newspaper,...

Program helps LMC students

Sean Tongson

September 14, 2012


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Relief has arrived for students who have struggled with recent rising educational costs. HOSTS — Helping One Stu- dent to Succeed — is a program specifically aimed to aid students who have been affected by rising education costs. This past spring, the LMC Foundation Board pledged to raise $20,000...

Voice your opinion by voting Nov,6

Pete Costanza

September 14, 2012


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The Nov. 6 election is just around the corner and will no doubt be ushered in by a chorus of students asking “are you going vote?” around campus in the coming weeks. The deadline to register for the presidential election is Oct. 17 and the last day to register for the California elections is Oct....

Hot dogs for ‘two cents’

Hot dogs for ‘two cents’

Charles Powell

September 7, 2012


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The grill was cooling and the smell of hot dogs was fading last Wednesday as Jairo Vazquez, president of Los Medanos College Asso- ciated Students reflected on this semesters first Student Life sponsored barbecue. “It was a success. Our theme was ‘Voice Your Opin- ion.’ This was a way to give...

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