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Drama preps for stage

Drama preps for stage

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Drama students and faculty are busily prepping for their upcoming plays this spring. With a healthy mix of different genre, directors and even show length, this season provides something for everyone. The lineup includes “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train,” in late March, “Shape...

Country reacts to Trump presidency

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Millions gathered in cities around the world to protest Donald Trump, and many others very publicly regretted their support of the controversial candidate, following his inauguration and the myriad of controversial political decisions The President made in its wake.            ...

Waterlogged ballfields draw attention to drains

Waterlogged ballfields draw attention to drains

Jonathan Little, jlittle@lmcexperience.com

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

One of the biggest aspects of being an athlete of any sport is the place where one plays and competes whether it’s a basketball court, football field or swimming pool. For a baseball and softball players, the need of maintaining a field is high. Gopher holes pose risks for players running in the...

District becomes sanctuary

District becomes sanctuary

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernan

February 2, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board voted unanimously to grant the district sanctuary status at a special meeting held at the Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Jan. 11. In response to the Trump Administration's targeting of undocumented immigrants, Muslims...

LMC to respect names

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

February 2, 2017


Filed under News

This semester the Contra Costa Community College District implemented a preferred name policy beneficial for all students, but designed with problems in mind that transgender individuals have had to face The policy, which applies to all district colleges, including Los Medanos College, requires a...

Trump Administration poses concern

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

February 2, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Millions gathered in cities around the world to protest Donald Trump, and many others very publicly regretted their support of the controversial candidate, following his inauguration and the myriad of controversial political decisions The President made in its wake.            ...

DeSaulnier to sit out innauguration

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

January 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

District 11 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier released a statement Friday, Jan. 13 declaring that he will not be attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Jan. 20 due to him not being able to “sit idly by and normalize a president who has displayed disregard for our past traditions and Constitution.” DeSaulnier...

Narrowing the gap

Narrowing the gap

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce put on a "Narrowing the Gap" event emphasizing the important of Hispanic and Latinx students in STEM career fields Friday, Nov. 18 in the Recital Hall. Above, Stanford Alumni Antonio Hernandez speaks to local high school students about his own experience growing up a...

Alumni gets board seat

Alumni gets board seat

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Former Los Medanos student body president and district student trustee Gary Walker-Roberts has been selected as the replacement for recently deceased district trustee John Nejedly. Walker-Roberts was one of five applicants for the role and was approved with a unanimous vote by the board’s four members...

Skunks bring Funk to LMC

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Los Medanos College students and instructors with classes in the P.E. portables have been dealing with a pesky situation. Skunks are some of the few creatures infesting various areas around campus due to local community members leaving food for stray cats. According to Grounds Worker Andre White,...

Benjamin to retire in December

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

After almost 27 years of working in the district and a lifetime spent dedicated to education, retiring Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Helen Benjamin is looking forward to not getting up for that first day of school after Christmas vacation for the first time since she was 6 years o...

Former president, chancellor dies at 86

Former president, chancellor dies at 86

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

November 30, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

John “Jack” Carhart, 86, of Walnut Creek passed away Friday, Nov. 4. He was the first president of Los Medanos College from 1970 until 1984 and the fourth Contra Costa district chancellor from 1984 until 1991. Although born in New York, his mother, a lifetime resident of Martinez, decided to r...

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