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ACE is back on the table

ACE is back on the table

Sean Tongson

April 19, 2013


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“ACE,” a nationally renowned and award-winning program designed to assist underprepared students better achieve their educational goals, is returning to Los Medanos College beginning this Fall. ACE, or “Academy for College Excellence,” is a one-semester program that will team students up with...

The great gun debate

The great gun debate

Peter Costanza

April 19, 2013


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The third floor City Council Chamber at Pittsburg’s City Hall was packed with spectators April 10 as the Los Medanos debate students preformed a public debate on the hotly discussed issue of gun control. Political Science Professor and Assistant Debate Coach Dave Zimny introduced the topic to the...

Fundraising for breast cancer

Fundraising for breast cancer

Larena Hernandez

April 12, 2013


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Breast Cancer.  A life changing experience that many men and women take upon themselves, to go through alone. It is a harsh and terrifying reality, to say the least. Because of this, student Rosanna Clark has put together two scholarships, the first of its kind. The Rosanna D. Clark Breast Cancer...

Opportunity of a lifetime for students

Sean Tongson

April 12, 2013


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Students have the opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a semester in London, England this upcoming fall. The ‘Study Abroad’ program, managed by the Contra Costa Community College District in partnership with the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC), is providing...

Life-long learning is not a priotiry

Life-long learning is not a priotiry

Pete Costanza

April 12, 2013


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Changes to the structure of priority registration will be implemented at all of 112 California Community Colleges by the fall 2014 semester. Some students will get higher priority and others will lose theirs. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office held a phone press conference on...

Scorecard tracks college progress

Scorecard tracks college progress

Pete Costanza

April 12, 2013


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The Student Success Scorecard is a new way for California Community Colleges to evaluate themselves and is now under way. The unveiling took place in the Diablo Valley College Trophy Room April 9, and State Chancellor Brice Harris delivered the information. “This new set of performance metrics makes...

Debate team excels

Debate team excels

Brendan Cross

April 5, 2013


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The 2013 National Parliamentary Debate Association tournament held at the University of the Pacific saw Los Medanos College bring home a second place trophy amongst all community colleges that participated. They also ended the debate season ranked number 15 overall among community colleges in season-long...

Academy wants new members

Academy wants new members

Samuel Gonzales

April 5, 2013


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Los Medanos College has set couple of goals for itself for the coming years, one of which is to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools. With that goal in mind, and with the help of the Title 5 EXITO grant beginning on Oct. 1 2010, LMC created the Transfer Academy, which...

College divides up deans’ responsibilities

College divides up deans’ responsibilities

Charles Powell

April 5, 2013


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Los Medanos College library conference room played host to the second in a series of presentations regarding a new management structure. The new structure to be implemented in July has already undergone some changes since the first presentation on March 1 as LMC President Bob Kratochvil and his team...

Sign up now for Academic Competition

Larena Hernandez

March 29, 2013


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Are you a student who enjoys showing off their smarts? How about winning some cash to do so? If so, the Annual LMC Academics Competition is the time to do it. Sponsored by LMCAS, the LMC Foundation, and Student Life, the competition will be held Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Participants...

An overview of California tuition cost

An overview of California tuition cost

Sean Tongson

March 29, 2013


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Students preparing to enroll in California community colleges are taken aback by the rising of tuition fees. Currently priced at $46 a unit, that number may be considered to be expensive for some students, especially considering that a few short years ago, classes were a mere $20 or even $11 a unit....

Chavez celebrated

Chavez celebrated

Kellie McCown

March 29, 2013


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The spirit of serving the community was felt throughout Los Medanos College this week in remembrance of Cesar E. Chavez, who took a stand for migrant farm workers rights in California and across the nation. The week-long event kicked off on Monday, March 25 with a civic leaders and student luncheon...

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