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District turns 65 years old

Sean Tongson

May 3, 2013

This year marks an important milestone in the history of the Contra Costa Community College District. On Dec. 27, the Contra Costa Community College District will be celebrating its 65th anniversary. In commemoration of the event, district officials are currently planning a celebration commemorating...

Seniority argued in open grievance hearing

Seniority argued in open grievance hearing

Peter Costanza

May 3, 2013

Eric Smith, a custodian at Diablo Valley College (DVC), filed a formal grievance with the Contra Costa Community College District Jan. 18 that could impact how custodians bid for their work-stations at all district locations, including Los Medanos college. Smith finally reached the sixth floor of the...

Completion of science lab delayed a year

Completion of science lab delayed a year

Joseph Delano

April 26, 2013

The Brentwood Center’s new Biology/Physics lab, which was slated to open in 2013, has been delayed because the property that is to be used is on land leased from Brentwood. “The lab project was originally projected to be completed this Summer for the Fall 2013 semester,” said Director, Title...

Library upholds privacy

Library upholds privacy

Charles Powell

April 26, 2013

The Los Medanos College Library acts as a depository of knowledge storing a host of printed words and offering visitors seats on the information super highway. What it does not retain is a lot of information on its patrons according to Technical Services Librarian Christine Park and only share what they...

Students adapt to confusion

Students adapt to confusion

Tamara L. Seward

April 26, 2013

Spring semester started with a little more bang than some students bargained for. As they tried to enter the College Complex building from the front quad they were greeted with barriers and an orange sign with a black arrow pointing to the right saying, “Detour Access to College Complex.” Ernesto...

Projected budget looks better than usual

Projected budget looks better than usual

Samuel Gonzalez

April 19, 2013

California’s budget analysts are predicting surpluses for the years ahead, which is good news for community colleges, according to Contra Costa Community College District’s budget forecast for the coming school year. District Vice Chancellor Gene Huff and Director of Finance Services Jonah Nicholas...

A place to go for students

Christine Mechaca

April 19, 2013

As spring arrives here on campus and the tell-tale heat outside creeps upward, students begin to cluster indoors. They try to find a space to relax on uncomfortable benches outside the bookstore or over-crowded tables in the cafeteria. A place to lounge, relax, socialize and maybe even work on some homework...

ACE is back on the table

ACE is back on the table

Sean Tongson

April 19, 2013

“ACE,” a nationally renowned and award-winning program designed to assist underprepared students better achieve their educational goals, is returning to Los Medanos College beginning this Fall. ACE, or “Academy for College Excellence,” is a one-semester program that will team students up with...

The great gun debate

The great gun debate

Peter Costanza

April 19, 2013

The third floor City Council Chamber at Pittsburg’s City Hall was packed with spectators April 10 as the Los Medanos debate students preformed a public debate on the hotly discussed issue of gun control. Political Science Professor and Assistant Debate Coach Dave Zimny introduced the topic to the...

Fundraising for breast cancer

Fundraising for breast cancer

Larena Hernandez

April 12, 2013

Breast Cancer.  A life changing experience that many men and women take upon themselves, to go through alone. It is a harsh and terrifying reality, to say the least. Because of this, student Rosanna Clark has put together two scholarships, the first of its kind. The Rosanna D. Clark Breast Cancer...

Opportunity of a lifetime for students

Sean Tongson

April 12, 2013

Students have the opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a semester in London, England this upcoming fall. The ‘Study Abroad’ program, managed by the Contra Costa Community College District in partnership with the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC), is providing...

Life-long learning is not a priotiry

Life-long learning is not a priotiry

Pete Costanza

April 12, 2013

Changes to the structure of priority registration will be implemented at all of 112 California Community Colleges by the fall 2014 semester. Some students will get higher priority and others will lose theirs. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office held a phone press conference on...

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