The usage of the N-Word

The usage of the N-Word

Tiffany James, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

The words “Negro,” “nigger,” and “nigga” have always been a sensitive topic, yet it is one that needs to be addressed considering the more common use of its vernacular language on college campuses today. Body gestures, for example, a nodding of the head or a halfhearted handshake followed...

Hollywood is too white

Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

What do Hollywood actors Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds have in common besides their name? Their whiteness. Popular movies have underrepresented people of color while focusing more on characters of white descent.  In 2015, University of Los Angeles's Bunche Center for African American Studies rel...

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 ...

Treat people with kindness

Fabiola Curiel, Guest Columnist

May 16, 2020

We are currently in a very distressing time. We have a global pandemic that has physically disconnected us from each other, yet, humans seem to have been emotionally disconnecting from each other for a long time now. We are facing a pandemic that has changed itself into an epidemic of rudeness. &...

Discrimination makes us voiceless

Discrimination makes us voiceless

Adriana Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor

May 16, 2020

Brutality is in the lack of civility, the denial or rejection of equality, and the indifference to human suffering. Each of us has seen injustice, some of us may even have lived through it and felt too powerless to stop it. But, it takes just one wavering voice to rally nations, to get citizens to...

Opening up the U.S. now would be a dangerous mistake

Joseph Foisey , Guest Columnist

May 13, 2020

Even when faced with grave danger, the people of the United States will continue to turn toward selfishness.    For the past few weeks, there has been a mounting campaign in major cities within the United States for the reopening of stores and the lifting of stay-at-home orders. Wh...

More should be done for graduates

Hunter Mori, Guest Columnist

May 11, 2020

Imagine that you're in your second year at Los Medanos College and on track to graduate soon. You're excited for the future, planning to transfer to a four-year university in the fall and thrilled to start a new adventure, but then one day everything changes. Schools shut down, non-essential businesses ...

Music classes don’t work online

Music classes don't work online

Daraja McDonald, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Music is one of mankind's most prized and valuable possessions. Music represents culture, love and freedom. No matter what type of genre there is a style of music for everyone to enjoy.   One of music’s most valuable traits is that it can bring all different types of people together. It...

The hidden pleasures of a pandemic

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author. I understand that my experiences are not representative of most people who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. What follows are simply observations of how my life has been impacted by the pandemic — if a b...

Transferring during COVID-19

Transferring during COVID-19

Katie Loughran, Features Editor

April 21, 2020

How do you plan for a pandemic? Maybe you stock up on essentials, save some emergency funds or buy stock in Zoom. How does a college student plan for a pandemic? Maybe they buy extra packets of ramen and collect and count their spare change. But how does a community college student, who is set to transfer...

Letter to the editor

Alondra G. Gallegos 

April 19, 2020

Dear Los Medanos College Newspaper, I would like to comment on an article published March 15, named “Campuses in CCCCD close” on the online edition of the Experience newspaper, informing readers and viewers of classes moving fully to online platforms.  As a student at Los Medanos Colleg...

The young and the young at heart should stay inside (or donate blood)

The young and the young at heart should stay inside (or donate blood)

Adriana Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor

April 9, 2020

Streets are barren and the silence is palpable.When you wander outside to the only open places of business — a grocery, construction store, or emergency locations such as hospitals, vets, and dentists — there are people hidden behind masks with rubber gloves concealing their hands. There is a stan...

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