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Minority success a priority

Minority success a priority

Sean Tongson

March 29, 2013


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The achievement of all California college students is measured by how well students perform on standardized tests. However, numerous studies and surveys conducted over the years show that ethnic minority students do not perform as well as other students. “I cannot begin to quantify how big of a...

Annual March in March takes capitol by storm

Annual March in March takes capitol by storm

Pete Costanza

March 12, 2013


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Hundreds of students from all around California marched across the Sacramento bridge Monday toward the west steps of the Capitol building in the annual March in March rally for education. On the one-mile march, students took to the streets with their signs, their ideas and their voices chanting “no...

MESA makes science count

MESA makes science count

Dishan Jones

March 12, 2013


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Forensic scientist A. J. Fardella was the presenter in the Mesa Speaker Series, “Careers in Stem” on Mar. 5 in room 102 of the Science Building. Fardella is a Cyber-Crime and Data-Forensics expert who has performed work for the Secret Service, the F.B.I., the Pittsburg Police Department, and various...

Best-selling author speaks on wildness

Best-selling author speaks on wildness

Kellie McCown

March 12, 2013


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Yellow and red lights illuminated the deep blue velvet curtains inside the Heritage High School Theatre in Brentwood March 6. Two white plush chairs with decorative pillows sat on the stage, and the small oak table between them was topped with a vase containing bright pink gerber daisies and white carnations. Excited...

Protest at the Capitol

Protest at the Capitol

March 12, 2013


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More than 500 California students from all walks of life joined together in the annual March in March protest at the state capitol, Monday, March 4 to express their opinions and address state educational policies. Issues like budget cuts, the proposed 90-unit cap at community colleges, and the cost...

Drama brings the goods

Drama brings the goods

Brendan Cross

March 1, 2013


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The Los Medanos College drama department sent 15 students to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) last week and did not come back empty handed. Two students, Marina Ketchum and Cesar Reyes, won awards for their roles in the LMC plays ‘Rough Crossing’ and ‘One Flew Over...

College kicks up schedule

Teresa Datar

March 1, 2013


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LMC is gearing up to add more courses starting with the Spring Forward campaign of late-start spring courses leading into the summer session, and following up with increases to the fall 2013 and spring 2014 schedules. Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Kevin Horan sent out an email to...

Roof needs repair

Sean Tongson

March 1, 2013


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A plan to repair the roofing at Los Medanos College is currently on the drawing board. Though a timetable for the project has yet to be announced, the project will replace nearly all of the roofing located on the west side of the main college campus. This includes the roofing above the bookstore,...

Crooks break into Library

Crooks break into Library

Sean Tongson

March 1, 2013


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A break-in occurred at the Los Medanos College Library last weekend. According to reports, the break-in occurred at around 2:30 a.m. last Sunday morning. Details are vague, and no witnesses to the burglary have come forward. It is believed that there is only one suspect, since the only damage sustained...

Crash in front of LMC leaves one dead

Crash in front of LMC leaves one dead

February 22, 2013


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A fatal car crash that took the life of the 34-year-old driver happened in front of Los Medanos College on E Leland Road Tuesday afternoon. The passenger is said to be in stable condition Lt. Ron Raman of the Pittsburg Police Department reported that both speeding and the weather may have played a factor....

Black history is celebrated

Black history is celebrated

Dishan Jones

February 22, 2013


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Black history month has finally made its way back around the calendar to inspire celebration and remembrance of the African American men who fought for equalitys. In this time of a second inaugural year for President Barack Obama, African American history has added yet another momentous occasion to an...

Aims to address hidden biases

Pete Costanza

February 22, 2013


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"I think that the United States has systematized oppression, in all different ways whether you’re a women, whether you’re a person with a disability, whether you have a certain skin color,” said Child Development Instructor Janice Townsend. “I think we all have our hidden biases we are not even...

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