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 ...

China should let journalists back

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

March 21, 2020

We at the Los Medanos College Experience condemn the recent expulsion of American journalists from reporting in mainland China. During this trying time of pandemic, a tit-for-tat war, which encroaches on the free and open flow of information, is harmful to societies around the world. Press freedo...

Proper precaution during pandemic

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

March 12, 2020

Amidst the declaration of the COVID-19 virus as a worldwide pandemic and the beginnings of domestic disease outbreak, colleges up and down the state of California are tasked with the challenge of ensuring both student safety and fulfillment of their education. This is not an easy balance to manage, and w...

A pandemic? Don’t panic

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

March 6, 2020

With warnings of COVID-19’s imminent spread throughout the United States and reports of the virus’ transmission in Contra Costa County, an air of panic is only natural. However, we of the LMC Experience believe that panic should be avoided; instead, students and faculty should exercise more prudent ...

Don’t let panic be prejudice

Editorial Board and Spencer Batute

February 7, 2020

Swine flu. Ebola. MERS. All global health scares, mucking up mounds of panic in countries all over the world. What’s more, all are examples of disease which have caused many to display xenophobic sentiment toward infected populations. It’s no secret that the new “coronavirus,” a viral infection originating f...

Healthcare in America needs a revamp

Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

Healthcare in the united states of America should not be as expensive as it is. Forcing people to pay the funds that they currently do is hilariously outrageous and expecting the middle class to be able to have the same funds as the higher class for lower quality health care is unfair, inhumane and a ...

The Brown Act is essential

Editorial Board

November 22, 2019

Paying a stipend to student government members who do hours of extra work to ensure the best representation for Los Medanos College is not a bad thing. It was not wrong for the Associated Students of LMC to try to allocate themselves stipends last month, as stipends have been implemented b...

We need gun control now

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 14, 2019

With the most recent school shooting in America being Nov. 14 at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, we need to take action against guns now. A 15-year-old should not be able to get a weapon and take the lives of their peers. California is the state with the most strict gun laws, but clearly, we are n...

Change for climate change

Spencer Batute and Katie Loughran

November 7, 2019

California is burning, millions are choking in New Delhi, and coastal cities across the world are crumbling away to rising sea levels. The warning signs are here: climate change is upon us. Earlier this week, 11,000 scientists around the world officially backed a BioScience study detailing global...

Thanking those who paid the cost

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Walking through the parking lot the other day, I spotted a bumper sticker that made me think.  It said, “If you’re thankful for your freedom, thank a vet.”  Since then, I’ve started contemplating what being thankful to those who serve in our military actually means. For starters, we ...

Your effort is appreciated

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 24, 2019

Los Medanos College has an administrative team that is striving to do its absolute best for its students.  The adaptability demonstrated by staff members and administration around campus in regards to abnormal situations that arise on campus is appreciated by the Experience, when freedom of spe...

Do not condone violence

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 18, 2019

In a time where we can see drastically graphic images, even by accident, on social media or watch movies with just a little too much violence integrated into them, we typically do not expect the President of the United States to entertain such content.  Recently, an edited video clip from 2014...

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