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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. ...

LMC Bookstore moves

Bob Estrada, Mackenzie Knox and Roselyn Sarkar work at bookstore which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

Weston Hopkins and Jordyn Toscano

February 24, 2020

The new Student Union building opened this semester and now the Los Medanos College Bookstore has moved in. “I’m really excited because the bookstore has come a long way,” said Frank Ramirez, the last student to purchase anything in the old location. Bookstore manager Robert Estrada explained the...

Corona versus flu, what’s the difference?

Corona versus flu, what’s the difference?

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

February 24, 2020

The coronavirus, officially named “COVID-19” on Feb. 11, has infected more than 72,000 individuals worldwide as of Wednesday, Feb. 19. As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, multiple new studies attempt to determine the source of transmission for the virus. It has since been hypothesized that the vir...

LMC seeks nominations for Chavez award

LMC seeks nominations for Chavez award

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Los Medanos College is seeking nominations for three recognition awards for its annual César Chávez Celebration and Award Ceremony to be held Friday, March 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Awards & Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m.  Each year LMC honors...

Eyes on the college

Security camera outside of the LMC Police Services building.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 20, 2020

Campus security has been a widely emphasized topic at Los Medanos College, by both students and faculty, in recent months. Fear of violence and crime have become a common occurrence in individuals, due to larger issues at colleges nationwide. In response to potential crimes or acts of violence in...

Preparing for the Coronavirus

Preparing for the Coronavirus

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

February 7, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District has set in place an emergency preparedness plan in case of the event that the rapidly developing Coronavirus affects anyone within the area. While there have only been 12 proven cases of Coronavirus in the United States as of Feb. 6, and six cases in Cal...

New spot opens up

Students have a study session in the new Student Union building on the second floor.

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

February 7, 2020

The new Student Union building had its soft opening Monday, February 3 at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus. The Student Union was expected to open the first day of the spring 2020 semester but was delayed until two weeks after the deadline due to complications with some of the vendors. While the building is now open to stude...

New interim chancellor appointed

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.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 6, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District has appointed an Interim Chancellor to the district until further notice.     After CCCCD Chancellor Fred Wood retired early during the Fall 2019 semester, the district board members began to search for an individual to fill in Wood’s positi...

LMC mourns math instructor

Decorations covering Erich Holtmann's door.

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

February 5, 2020

The Los Medanos College community mourns the recent death of Erich Holtmann — a friend, colleague and math Professor on campus. Holtmann started teaching part-time at LMC in August 1998 and began his full-time tenured position just a year later in August 1999.  He previously served as Academic S...

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