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Books Alive brings people together

A.R. BROOM, @AlexanderRBroom

October 11, 2018

Books became more than piles of paper this week at Los Medanos College, as the library held their yearly “Books Alive” event organized by Brentwood campus Librarian, Roseann Erwin. The event was built on the coattails of a program called Human Library, according to Erwin, which started in the...

National Coming Out Day inspires reflection

National Coming Out Day inspires reflection

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

October 11, 2018

English instructor Jeff Mitchell-Matthews has collected much during his time at Los Medanos College — over 25 years of teaching experience, countless memories, at least one egg to the face and a 28-piece collection of issues of The Experience mentioning or concerning the LGBTQ+ community. The o...

LMC to introduce new english classes next spring semester

LETICIA ROBLES, Staff writer

October 11, 2018

Los Medanos College will offer new English courses in the spring of 2018. More English courses are needed to transfer, which is why the LMC english department is now offering more English 100, 100S classes, plus many more which are currently being developed. “Last year about 50 percent of students we...

Back Talk EP105

October 8, 2018

https://youtu.be/BpmQDcmIPII Episode 5 of #BackTalkLMC with Robert Pierce and Anthony Martinez, this week featuring co-editor-in-chief Perry Continente!

Addressing the myths of being undocumented

Addressing the myths of being undocumented

Hugo Calderon, @HCAL09

October 4, 2018

Many undocumented households, whose members have crossed illegally into the United States, hold the misconception that once a close relative turns 21 years of age, they can petition to receive a green card or citizenship. However that is a myth. My own family believed this and we were forced to find...

Mold brings controversy to the music building

Mold brings controversy to the music building

Perry Continente, @perrycontinente

October 4, 2018

A large portion of the music building was closed when construction of an air conditioner last Thursday uncovered black mold and asbestos in the walls of the complex. Administration in addition to buildings and grounds maintain that the mold was not airborne and confined to the walls. However, several ...

UF election impacts part-time faculty

A.R. BROOM, @AlexanderRBroom

October 4, 2018

The United Faculty elections are well underway and the stakes are higher than ever for part-time faculty members across the Contra Costa Community College District. According to their site, www.uf4cd.org, the “United Faculty of Contra Costa Community College District is an independent collectiv...

New club unites Dreamers

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Los Medanos College has a lot of new clubs to offer to students, including United by Dreams, one of many clubs helping to unite students. United by Dreams aims to bring together those who are undocumented yet share the same educational dream. “We make sure that students who join have group support and al...

EOPS makes efficient changes

Alvin Jackson, @ALTheJournalist

October 4, 2018

The Extended Opportunities Programs and Services, or EOPS at LMC received a record number of applicants this semester. The program currently serves over 600 students and nearly 800 applied to be in the program this fall online and in-person. On the spot approval is a new outreach approach that has proven ...

FT3 impacts enrollment

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

October 4, 2018

With the semester in full swing at Los Medanos College, the newly implemented First Time, Full Time, Free Tuition or “FT3” program, which gives complete financial aid to first-time students taking a full load of classes, has resulted in an explosion in enrollment. Based on goals set by the district, at last ...

Back Talk EP104

October 1, 2018

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx8LEKD4Vzg Episode 104 of #BackTalkLMC featuring Robert Pierce, Anthony Martinez and Lilly Montero!

How ZTC is impacting revenue

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

October 1, 2018

Last semester, Los Medanos College hosted 100 sections marked as Zero Textbook Cost or “ZTC,” designating that students are not required to purchase any textbooks to take the class. This semester, the number climbed to 115, and the program is working to rebrand itself as Open Educational Resources o...

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