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LMC English instructor publishes book

LMC English instructor publishes book

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Los Medanos College assistant English instructor L.D. Green, who teaches composition, creative writing and literature, recently published a collection of essays and stories which explore people's struggles with the mental health care system and challenge the prevailing models of mental health. Green...

Classes, Coffee, and Costa Rica

Sandra Brooks shows off the coffee beans she grew on her farm in Costa Rica.

Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Although schools and colleges in California have moved all classes online to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, distance education is not a new form of learning. Los Medanos College has been offering online courses for quite some time — and turning out online success stories as well. Amateur coffee grow...

Minimize harm, protest safely

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 20, 2020

While Americans have every right to defend their first amendment rights, those protesting during a pandemic are doing so in an unsafe and detrimental way.  If you decide to protest, be smart. Don’t attack law enforcement: wear a mask, keep science in mind and understand that guidelines have ...

LMC player signs fake National Letter of Intent to Texas Tech

Tre'vante Daniels posted this photo on his Instagram account to show what schools he said he had received offers from.

Jesus Cano, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Teammates of Los Medanos College defensive back Tre’vante Daniels were excited after he posted a video of himself signing a letter of intent to play football at Texas Tech University. “It was not surprising at all. He worked hard to get in the position where he is at now. He was grinding all th...

COVID stays for summer break

Social distancing protocols are likely to be extended into the summer as California begins to slowly open up once more.

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 13, 2020

Summer may not be as bright as many hoped with COVID-19 precautions being extended seemingly every minute, but Los Medanos College students are optimistic. Each day is taken in stride despite an uncertainty of what the future may bring. Nonetheless, the spring 2020 semester will be ending soon and people ...

Davis speaks for workers

Davis speaks for workers

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

The Los Medanos Connected series connected students to a zoom event by Speak Out, the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, a non-profit organization that, according to their website; educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice.  Activist Ange...

Student Trustee election held

Student Trustee election held

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 6, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District is holding an election for their new student trustee through Thursday, May 7. Students can vote through this SurveyMonkey link until 5 p.m. to choose who represents the students of the district. According to the district's website, a student trustee is a non-vot...

Study Away proposals for 2021 due

Study Away proposals for 2021 due

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Proposals for the 2021 Study Away Program have been extended to Wednesday, April 29 by 5 p.m. The proposals were originally due April 15 but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the date was pushed back.  The Study Away Program is separate from the Study Abroad Program. According to an email sent ...

Census collects data for funds

Census collects data for funds

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

The process of the 2020 U.S. Census, which allows information to be acquired to help determine federal funding congressional representation and impact local communities, is underway. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the census can be taken over the phone, by a paper questionnaire through the mail...

OPM hosts resume webinars

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor

April 21, 2020

The United States Office of Personnel Management will be offering webinars to help people learn the ropes of writing a job resume fit to score a job for the federal government. The next webinars are to be held Wednesday, April 29, Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 27.  According to the events description, resumes...

Contra Costa requires masks

Contra Costa County residents are now required to wear masks starting April 22. Photo taken March 14 at FoodMaxx  in Brentwood, Calif.

Katie Loughran, Features Editor

April 17, 2020

Contra Costa County is one of many Bay Area counties now requiring members of the public and workers to wear face coverings starting 8 a.m., April 22. Contra Costa Health Services released a public health emergency order April 17, 2020 which states that “violation of or failure to comply with this order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.” This...

Educating the future

Melan George, an LMC student in the Umoja program, reads to Foothill Elementary School children.

Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Before Black History Month came to an end, Los Medanos College faculty members and students had the opportunity to volunteer and read Black History Month books to the children at Foothill Elementary School and Highlands Elementary School.  Dr. A’kilah Moore, the former Dean of Mathematics and Science,...

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