District reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

Psychology Professor Estelle Davi voices her opinion March 11 on the Academic Senate’s contingency plan for alternative instruction.

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

March 12, 2020

Editor's note: There are now 2,523 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Contra Costa County with 32 hospitalizations and 67 deaths as of June 24. As more cases of the novel Coronavirus are identified in Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa Community College District is working to provide new guida...

Lab concerns

Hillary Hetrick and Jordyn Toscano

March 12, 2020

The transition of all Los Medanos College lecture classes to online lectures will take place from March 16 to April 13, or until further notice, based on health recommendations from the Contra Costa Community College District.  As a result, many students and staff are concerned about what will be...

Fiscal impact

Bailee Lewis and Adriana Ivanoff

March 12, 2020

The worldwide pandemic caused by the massive spread of the Coronavirus is not going to just affect people's health, but all businesses relying on face-to-face communications or outsourced factories. This scope includes Los Medanos College, to Pittsburg and Brentwood, to the Bay Area, America, and even...

Online transition

Weston Hopkins and Selena Buitrago

March 12, 2020

With the potential threat of the COVID-19 virus spreading in the Contra Costa Community College District, Los Medanos College will begin a trial period of online-only lecture classes in place of face-to-face lectures for the targeted time period of March 16 to April 13.  The campus will remain open to students, but...

Study abroad

Yesenia Mendez and Spencer Cameron

March 12, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District is canceling all unnecessary trips that consist of traveling for staff and students. As of March 10, Los Medanos College reports to have zero confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus on the campus, but they are following specific guidelines from the Contra Cost...

LMCAS works on projects

LMCAS President Thyra Cobbs.

Jordyn Toscano and Katie Loughran

March 5, 2020

“The Los Medanos College Associated Students is a student organization that is devoted to advocating for the LMC students,” said LMCAS president Thyra Cobbs. “We are diverse and we represent the different aspects of the student population.” LMCAS is the student government at LMC with the goal of providin...

Student Union soon to open

Construction workers are still working on the other half of the new building that will soon be open to students.

Weston Hopkins and Krys Shahin

March 5, 2020

Construction continues on the new Student Union Building at Los Medanos College. While the bookstore and second floor — that houses the new Honors Center, Umoja, Student Life and others, have been open to the public but the rest of the building is still being finished.  The remaining work revolves around the new cafeteria, a student activit...

Combating the Coronavirus

Student workers Jocelyn Villalobos and Richard Preza work at the Information Desk where there is a new hand sanitizer pump for all to use.

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

March 5, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District, along with other schools in the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium, are responding to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Europe by bringing home all students and staff currently studying abroad in Italy. Over 100 students, who have been staying in ...

Diversity represented through new flags

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 27, 2020

The diverse cultural and social presence in the City of Pittsburg has led the Pittsburg City Council to review the protocol for raising flags, in honor of nationally proclaimed monthly observances or holidays.  On March 2, the City Council will meet to determine a “Commemorative Flag and Pr...

What’s the deal with primaries?

Krys Shahin, @krysshah

February 27, 2020

The California primaries are set to be held all day March 3, and many are concerned about how many voters will show up to actively participate.  In 2016, only 57.6 million people, or 28.5 percent of estimated eligible voters, participated in the presidential primary election.  Having ...

Visible Body trial begins

Student Worker Abner Monter tries out the new Visible Body resources in the Los Medanos College Library.

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The Los Medanos College Library recently began a trial for four new online resources from Visible Body.  According to Visible Body’s website, “Visible Body makes learning and teaching anatomy and physiology visual and engaging. We invent apps that advance the way students learn and healthcare...

New Pittsburg park to be named

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 27, 2020

The East Bay Regional Parks District recently announced that there is going to be a new park in Pittsburg, March of this year. The District has reached out for community input regarding the parks future name through an online poll that features 11 name options, and a space to add suggestions as well. ...

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