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A code for all students

A code for all students

Pete Costanza

September 21, 2012


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Los Medanos College’s Student Code of Conduct has fallen prey to a common failing in the modern world. Even though it is both relevant and important, it too often goes unread or unconsidered in the day-to-day affairs by the people it is meant to serve. Certainly there are some students who have read...

Saying goodbye to Livingston

September 21, 2012


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A number of sacrifices have been made in the past few years at Los Medanos College. From the irony of fewer classes scheduled despite on-going construction, to increase campus instructional space and longtime leaders who have gone elsewhere. The latest of these is Richard Livingston, who last week was...

Cell phones are a big pain

Crystal Hudson

September 21, 2012


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Why do students think it’s OK to be on the phone in class? They should have enough sense to turn their cell phones on silent and check for messages at the end of class. But too many students lack classroom etiquette. It is an ongoing problem with students using their phones to text and talk in class....

Going through tough times

Aishling Doherty

September 21, 2012


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You often hear, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” or, “when life throws you a curve ball hit it out of the ball park.” Both are pieces of common advice about what to do when life turns upside down and you face a difficult situation. Those common advice quotes are my favorite, but the...

We learn from our mistakes

We learn from our mistakes

Pete Costanza

September 14, 2012


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As humans we are bound to make mistakes from time to time in anything we do. No matter how many times we can perfectly perform the same routine over and over again, there will be a time where we will eventually slip up and perform poorly. And as student journalist this also holds true. We volunteer...

Ironing out errors in a newspaper

Leetha Robertson

September 14, 2012


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Dear Editor: Congratulations to the faculty and staff of The Experience for offering the LMC newspa- per in an electronic format. I have in the past looked forward to reading the newspaper each Friday and am pleased I can continue to do so more often and without having to search for a hard copy. ...

Middle ground of any religion

Mark Francis

September 14, 2012


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For someone in their 20’s, life is filled with many questions. Probably as many questions as a child, but these days filled with some deep pathos. We tend to go about our lives wondering a variety of questions like, “How do I fall in love?” if we deem ourselves to be forever single; “What is...

The price for turning a page

Brianna Robertson

September 14, 2012


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This is my freshmen year of college, so book shopping is fairly new to me. I didn’t really know what the experience would be like. My mother told me you can’t buy books until you get your class syllabi. Although the course catalog suggests what you need, dif ferent teachers may have dif ferent...

Time to leave the nest (editorial)

Time to leave the nest (editorial)

Pete Constanza

September 7, 2012


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Community colleges play a vital role in achieving the “American Dream”. They are a place where you can acquire job skills or get retraining for those who need to stay competitive in a dynamic and forever changing work environment; and lastly provide a stepping stone for those who seek a higher education...

One freshmen to another

Jasmine Gordon

September 7, 2012


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As most people expect, college life knocks high school life out of the ballpark. I know this because it is my first year here at Los Medanos College, and a lot of stuff is new to me. Not only me, but all of the freshman students at Los Medanos College are running in circles. Out with the high school...

A fountain of youth missing

Nick Campbell

September 7, 2012


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Traditionally, the youth vote used to be the demographic least discussed. The reason being is that according to the website Rock The Vote, youth voter turnout only reached a peak point in 2008. The election of Barack Obama saw voter records shattered by the youth vote. In 2008, an estimated 22 Million...

A new set of changes this semester (Editorial)

Pete Costanza

August 31, 2012


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The 2012-2013 school year is under way and as we get settled in for the fall semester you may notice there have been major changes at LMC, the relocation of the Admissions and Records office, the opening of the newly remolded nursing area, and the hiring of Bob Kratochvil as the new college president,...

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