Experience

Should suicide be optional?

Stephanie Pattinson

September 6, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

An average of 105 people each day commit suicide. There is one suicide for every 25 attempts. The average number of suicides a year is 38,364. The highest rate of suicide for males and females is among those 45 and older.In our society, suicide is “never the answer,” I don’t believe this is exactly...

Toxins could harm the body

Pamela Jordan

September 6, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

  “Caution! This product contains a known carcinogen.” Words similar to these are plainly written on numerous food packages urging buyers to beware. A “so what,” attitude seems to prevail in our nation as many shoppers disregard the “This product contains” warning. In the 1950s...

Artists need to clean up lyrics

Steven Luke

September 6, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

I was a big fan of rap and hip-hop music when I was growing up. I would listen to Bone Thugs and Harmony, TuPac and Notorious B.I.G. all the time. I wore out those CDs until they would not play anymore. Now, as a father of two young boys, I listen to those artists and realize there is no way I should...

New school year brings promise

Brendan Cross

August 30, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

A new school year is upon us as students may be roaming these halls for the first or last time. A new year signifies being one step closer to the promise and hope of ultimately reaching the potential we are all capable of as students. The promise we hope to keep as the Experience student newspaper...

Respond carefully to crisis

August 30, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

For us, a semester has begun with faculty and students possibly still seeking updates from the admissions office. For Barack Obama, the nominal leader of the free world, his hours and that of his cabinetry are shaped by updates and possible reprisals against the reported chemical weapon attacks of Bashar...

Take advantage of time at LMC

Christine Menchaca

August 30, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

From the moment I arrived at LMC in the fall of 2011 I was determined to leave. I was determined to fulfill my two years at the community college level as quickly as possible and transfer to a four-year university, without ever looking back. I wasn’t interested in joining clubs or getting involved...

Media distorts women’s image

Alexandra Tagliamonte

August 30, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

In today’s culture movie stars, performing artists and celebrities live under a microscope as their every move is a possible topic of media coverage. And female celebrities get the brunt of the criticism. From analysis of one tiny wardrobe choice or a simple comment thrown into an interview,...

Keep on pushing forward

Keep on pushing forward

May 10, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

A time of culmination is just around the corner for the Los Medanos College community. For some it is time to face the challenge of finals or find out, to an extent, how well they’ve communicated their knowledge. For others it is a chance to look forward to a bit of a break. After the tests is the...

Capital punishment does not work (guest Column)

Kevin Orozco

May 10, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

Capital punishment is still being used in some states in the United States today. It is a hot topic debated nationally and there is wide support for its abolition. There are many reasons supporters of the death penalty use to argue their case for its continuation but one common misconception is...

A diploma does not define you

Kellie McCown

May 10, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

Excitement has filled the air as we at LMC enter into the last few weeks of the spring semester. For some students, this is a more exciting time than for others. For some students are graduating, finally receiving that covenant piece of paper validating all their efforts and hard work. And while...

Respect workers’ seniority

May 3, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

The indispensable, laborious work of campus custodians, who sweep and scrub and keep our campus clean, often goes unnoticed. The tidy environment they provide facilitates studying and learning, and also enhances the school’s attractiveness to current and future students. Eric Smith has been working at C...

Bill AB 1306, will it actually help?

Joseph Jewett

May 3, 2013


Filed under Perspectives

California Assemblyman Scott Wilk proposed Bill AB 1306 which will create the New University of California and a new style of learning. Currently we have the California Community College, University of California and California State University system which all offer traditional classes. However, the...

The student news site of Los Medanos College
Perspectives