Experience

LMC celebrates the dead

Singer and songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was celebrated at the event.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 7, 2019

The United by Dreams and LatinX clubs hosted a Dia De Los Muertos event in the Outdoor Quad on the Los Medanos Pittsburg campus Monday, November 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday celebrated, primarily in Mexico, to honor any departed family members that have passed. In a...

New certificates rise at LMC

Jordyn Toscano, @Jordyn.toscano

October 31, 2019

Faculty members at Los Medanos College are currently working to implement three new non-credit courses for students. Natalie Hannum, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, and adjunct faculty member David Wahl have been working to develop certificates for construction pre-apprenticeships, basic dr...

Students access free materials

Students access free materials

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 31, 2019

Open Education Resource, or Zero Textbook Costs, is a program that allows students to take classes that have textbooks and other materials ready for them to use at no cost. The program began back in the spring of 2018 when the state awarded Los Medanos College with a grant of roughly $30,000 to s...

Transfer Day hits campus

Student Emily Lynch (left) talks with Michelle Prior-Alameda, representative from FIDM.

Hillary Hetrick and Krys Shahin

October 24, 2019

As Los Medanos College students arrived on campus Tuesday, Oct. 22, they were met with an array of tables, colorful banners, brochures, and more. Transfer Day was about to begin. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Indoor Quad. Representatives from over 55 colleges were present at the...

New protocols created at LMC

New signs on campus.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

October 24, 2019

The Safety and Security Committee at Los Medanos College has voted to become operational after the active shooter scare and fire alarms that occurred at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus over the past three weeks. Head of the committee, Carlos Montoya, believes that it’s important to “kee...

Feeding room delayed

Mamava Lactation Pod will soon be open for use.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 24, 2019

The opening of a lactation pod, located in CC3 beside the Student Service center introduced to the campus back in March, has been delayed for safety and privacy concerns. “The delay started with the roof being a window, there were questions of visibility and privacy concerns,” said Los Medanos C...

Appliance unplugged?

Student Marlene Lopez (left), Steve Lowery and Instructor Debra Winckler go over how to fix a washer.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 24, 2019

As a result of a projected lower rate of increase in the job market for technicians — just a 2 percent expected rate of growth — the Career Technical Education Appliance program has been up for review, and could be discontinued based on data collected by management and Workforce Development. “[The CTE Applianc...

Police respond to threat

A police officer ready to draw his side arm walks into the College Complex in response to the incident.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

October 18, 2019

Students and staff at the Los Medanos College campus in Pittsburg went on lockdown due to threat of a potential active shooter on campus, Wed. Oct. 9th at 9:43 p.m. The LMC Police Services and Contra Costa Community College District began receiving inquiries about a potential armed gunman on campus “appro...

Political impact

Political science professor Ryan Hiscocks giving a lesson.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 18, 2019

Los Medanos College is a cross section of the larger community, and the current political climate is having an impact on campus. While there is a difference of opinion on whether the onslaught of breaking news results in more or less engagement, many students and teachers find themselves talking about c...

Cars get a charge

Cars get a charge

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

October 18, 2019

The electric vehicle charging stations in Parking Lot A of the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus, which were originally expected to be completed within the first few weeks of school, are now expected to become operable before the end of October or November. Although the construction of the chargin...

Oakley walks out of darkness

Volunteers raising money and awareness for suicide.

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The feeling of losing someone to suicide is impossible to shake. The immense guilt and ultimate sadness you feel from your loved ones early end eats away at you, but they are not entirely gone. They live on through your memories so that you can finish their walk for them, even if they believed they couldn...

College preparing for accreditation

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 11, 2019

The accreditation process is one that encourages institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and ultimately, student success.  Classified Senate met with Associated Students of Los Medanos College Monday, Oct. 7 to talk about the accreditation that LMC is going through, in ...

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