Experience

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 30

Jose Alvarez

October 19, 2012


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There are only a few weeks left until the 2012 elections. As someone who was only fifteen or sixteen years old last presidential election, I am excited and eager to participate this time around. My voice can finally be heard! That’s why I want to urge all college students to help pass proposition 30...

Budget cuts hurt us all in the end

Devontae Anderson

October 12, 2012


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DEAR EDITOR: I am writing this letter because I have some concerns on the budget cuts that have occurred recently. These cuts have affected many people around the country, but where it has the most impact is California. This has impacted schools and jobs across the state. Students and workers are suffering...

Students have feelings

Students have feelings

Pete Costanza

October 12, 2012


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The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, or SB1456, will change two major parts and amend 10 sections of California’s education code relating to community colleges, and repeal one. First, it changes the section regarding matriculation, or all the services that students receive upon entering...

Get a postitive self image

Jared Thomson

October 12, 2012


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Have you ever taken a close look at yourself in the mirror and wondered, “Who is that?” Isn’t it weird that people are generally concerned with their appearance, suggesting that they believe it defines who they are? Consider this: You see yourself in the mirror every day. You clothe yourself...

Not sitting on the sidelines

Mark Francis

October 12, 2012


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It’s the one thing in this world that separates us from almost every other person out there. It’s not money nor is it being single or seeing someone. It’s not a social status that we can post on our facebook news feed for 100 others to see and comment on. What it is, is an action. What I’m talking...

Your vote does matter

Your vote does matter

Charles Powell / Pete Costanza

October 5, 2012


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In November many things will be decided, but one thing is crucial for community college students and that is the passage of Proposition 30. Should it fail to pass Los Medanos College and all community colleges will become ghost towns. The institutions of learning will not suffer due to lack of students...

Be informed, get involved

Laurel Hansen, Guest Colum

October 5, 2012


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It’s as if there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done! Such is the life of a college student. We have to fight this constant battle against time to cram in attending our classes, getting our homework done, showing up to our jobs, providing for our families, trying to have s...

Keep our campus clean

Madeline Henderson

October 5, 2012


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Well, summer is over once again and it is time to get back to the books and learning. In a way, I am kind of glad to get back to school, because by the time the month of August rolled around I was getting bored sitting at home. There are many new High School graduates who are enjoying being in...

Stuck on social media

Eric Maratinez

October 5, 2012


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DEAR EDITOR: We are too dependant on social media. Every day we encounter it, but most of it is not through new sources, it is from friends and family, some clear across the world. When was the last time you woke up and did not check your phone and computer as if it was a daily paper? For most of us, ...

Tri Delta gives students the blues

Juancarlos Olson

October 5, 2012


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I am concerned — and I’m sure many others are too — with the services of the Tri Delta Transit bus company. It is horrible. The bus never arrives on its scheduled time and is almost always late, making it near impossible to get to school on time. The only reasonable resolution is to catch a much...

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...

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