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Thick skin key for Trump years

Jeffrey Mitchell Matthews, Guest Columnist

November 17, 2016


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I understand that many of you are pissed-off, afraid and/or worried by the election of Donald Trump, and rightfully so. This is the first time the political shit has really hit the fan in your young lives. I remember freaking out when Reagan was elected as president (against my vote) in 1980, the sam...

Editorial Cartoon 11/3/2016

Editorial Cartoon 11/3/2016

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com

November 3, 2016


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Dissonance for president

Aline Bales, Guest Column

November 2, 2016


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Cognitive dissonance is the state of having inconsistent thoughts or beliefs relating to behavioral decisions and attitude changes — it’s challenging long-held learned beliefs and structures ingrained in oneself. Have you ever wondered how many times a person changes their mind in a day? Does...

Shock value is no longer edgy

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

November 1, 2016


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One of my favorite things is when comedians make snide remarks about America’s political correctness “issue.” They think they’ve got millennials by the balls because they’ve been calling us out for being special snowflakes who can’t take a joke. By now, you’ve probably heard dozens of...

Solidarity is key for real freedom

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

October 28, 2016


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It’s time for us to stand together against a still oppressive America. Not as individual groups, advocating for equity and equality for specific racial groups, but as a whole coalition. The only way we’re going to beat this tidal wave of systematic oppression, is by becoming allies of one another’s...

More politics, more often

Staff, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

October 28, 2016


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Last week, the Experience covered how some Los Medanos College instructors are integrating the election into their lectures. But we would like to suggest that more classes inject politics into classes every year, not just the fall semesters following the Summer Olympics. Some instructors might object...

The women who defend Trump

Megan McCann, Guest Columnist

October 28, 2016


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Dear Kayleigh McEnany: If, one day, I am lucky enough to be blessed with a daughter of my own, I would want her to share many of your qualities. Your education pedigree speaks volumes for your work ethic — Georgetown, Harvard, and Cambridge are universities I have never even dreamed of attending. You...

Solidarity is key for real freedom

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

October 28, 2016


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It’s time for us to stand together against a still oppressive America. Not as individual groups, advocating for equity and equality for specific racial groups, but as a whole coalition. The only way we’re going to beat this systematic oppression, is by becoming allies of one another’s movements. In the ‘60s, ...

LMC Pittsburg campus safety can be improved

Megan Thomas

October 25, 2016


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As an LMC student, I recently just started taking night classes at the Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses. Before starting this semester, I was uneasy about being on campus so late at night. When I started the semester, I noticed that the Pittsburg campus didn’t have a lot of security around especially at ...

Transfer out of state for affordable rent

Andrea Arriola

October 25, 2016


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For many Los Medanos students, applying to a college outside of California is illogical due to the expensive cost of out of state tuition. According to the Heath Resource Center at the National Youth Transition Center, on average, it costs $8990 more for students to attend a college or university in ...

End the death penalty

Experience Staff, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

October 20, 2016


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Like America itself, the death penalty has a racist past it has yet to reckon with. Some of the first capital crime laws in the colonies were written in response to a New York slave riot in 1712, when a group of slaves broke free and killed some white people. 21 slaves were sentenced to death, 20 be...

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