Burglarized during break

Rattana Kim

January 27, 2014

Several burglaries occurred on the Los Medanos College campus over the holiday break. Various equipment from the Ground’s shed and a set of campus keys have been stolen. In an email sent to all LMC employees by President Bob Kratovchil, it is stated that the fence of the Grounds area was cut and...

The burning truth

Kellie McCown

December 12, 2013

There is an old saying passed down to incoming students at colleges and universities across America : College is just like high school, except with ashtrays. Los Medanos College does not escape this stereotype, despite it being a non smoking campus. Many smokers who attend LMC flock to the parking...

Smoking should fade away

Charles Powell

December 12, 2013

A walk around the Los Medanos College campus will tend to reveal an on-going problem between tobacco smokers, ex-smokers and non-smokers. The stance is clear that LMC is a non-smoking campus except for a few designated areas in parking lots.  It is not a new battle nor is it confined to the United St...

Growing program

Ricardo Black and Zinah Abraha help each other study in the Honors Center.
Video By: Drew Larson

Rebeca Navarrete

December 5, 2013

The Honors Program at Los Medanos College prepares students to transfer to top universities by providing useful resources and a supportive community of peers. It also includes an extracurricular component that adds a social and leadership dimension in the form of a club. “It’s an exciting and...

Possible grade range change

Rattana Kim

December 5, 2013

The question of whether a C- is an acceptable grade for pre-requisites was one of the topics asked at the Academic Senate meeting last Monday, Nov. 25. Currently the Contra Costa Community College District does not have a plus or minus system within the grading scale. The question is should Los Medanos...

ACCJC backs plans

Sean Tongson

December 5, 2013

Los Medanos College recently received official notification of approval from the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges (ACCJC). The proposed substantive changes were for the Brentwood Center and the Off-Site Police and Fire Academies. Substantive changes must be approved by the...

Resignation clarified

Steven Luke

December 5, 2013

Los Medanos College lost a valuable leader last week when Associated Students Treasurer Rosanna Clark resigned. Her resignation was a surprise to the AS, but she was facing possible sanctions that forced her hand. Clark loved her position within LMCAS. She loved being a voice for the campus and helping...

Mustangs win, denied bowl bid

LMC players celebrate after their win in Contra Costa Friday over the Comets.

Luke Johnson

November 21, 2013

According to California Community College Athletic Association rules, in the act of a three-way tie for first place in a football conference, the winner in the Northern California Football Association Power Rankings gets to advance to a bowl game. In the Bay Valley Conference Los Medanos (7-3), Contra...

Paving career paths

Students Rene DeAmaral, Ashley Sandoval, Kalee Kennedy and Chloe Cooper learn about careers in art.

Joseph Delano

November 21, 2013

Approximately 60 students from the LMC Transfer Academy set up shop in the indoor quad on last Tuesday to put on their first Major Career Fair. The fair was the product of a month-long research project conducted by the ACS-10 class. The ACS, Academic Career Success classes are part of the Transfer...

LMCAS treasurer resigns

Herman Stampley III

November 21, 2013

It wasn’t business as usual Nov. 18 when Los Medanos College Associated Students Treasurer Rossana Clark resigned unexpectedly during the weekly meeting. The members were progressing normally through the agenda and Clark was in the midst of reporting details of a meeting she had recently attended...

PTEC helps mold careers

A view of the PTEC Outside Laboratory located behind the Science Building.

Suzzanne Sperry and Joseph Delano

November 14, 2013

Los Medanos College offers a variety of vocational training programs geared toward guiding students into a specific field. One such program that is offered by LMC is the Process Technology Program, or PTEC. This program has been helping students to become adept in the petrochemical and refinery fields. The...

New classes offered

Sean Tongson

November 14, 2013

The class schedule for the 2014 Spring Semester at Los Medanos College has been released, as LMC students are encouraged to take advantage of the schedule and begin planning their classes and educational goals for next semester. Spring 2014 registration for continuing students begins on Monday Dec....

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