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Showtime with Heamsai Latu

Showtime with Heamsai Latu

Hugo Calderon, @Hugothegreat09

October 4, 2019

Heamasi Latu’s football journey has him featured in the 2018 Pacifc 7 All-conference team, currently leading the state in tackles and was named Diablo Athletic Leave defensive MVP while a senior at Clayton Valley Charter Highschool.  Back in 2013, Latu was blocked from behind during a football gam...

Feere puts on a new mask

Feere puts on a new mask

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

Traveling to more than 25 different countries, earning three master’s degrees and amassing a growing authentic African art collection at home are only part of the interesting tapestry of Zack Feere’s life.  After a long day of teaching speech classes, Feere unwinds with a regular routine: a relax...

Instructor shows strong work ethic

Instructor shows strong work ethic

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Learning any other language is a lot of work but it takes a good teacher to make it fun and interesting. In American Sign Language, Professor Joan Germany-Williams is among the best. The start of her interest in teaching began in middle school at M.H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton, N...

Black student union returns

Black student union returns

Breanna Crawford, @Lyniece__

November 8, 2018

After a few years of not having a Black Student Union on campus, it’s finally back and here to stay. The renewal of BSU comes in partnership with the Umoja Scholars Program. Umoja only takes 70 students to participate in the program, but with LMC having around 2000 African-American students, th...

Scoring goals on and off the field

Scoring goals on and off the field

LILLY MONTERO, @lilly_montero3

October 18, 2018

Carissa Day’s life took an unexpected turn when in her junior year of high school she found out she was pregnant with her first child, Reese Everleigh Treff. Reese was unplanned, but ultimately a blessing in Day’s life. Though things have taken a different path than she’d imagined, life is good....

Ramirez’s road to outreach

Lilly Montero, @lilly_montero3

October 12, 2018

As Student Outreach coordinator, Elizabeth Ramirez helps hundreds of high school students every week better determine what they are going to do with their future. She encourages them to go college, get scholarships, make use of student resources, and make the overall transition from high school to college eas...

Music director talks life and hard work

Music director talks life and hard work

Lilly Montero, @Lilly_Montero3

September 20, 2018

Los Medanos College music director, Dr. Luis Zuniga, grew up in a no-nonsense kind of home when it came to education. “Education was more like a religion,” said Zuniga about the atmosphere in his family home in Panama. To be educated was the standard, his parents dogma ultimately helped shape...

Professor takes steps to success

Professor takes steps to success

Anthony Martinez

September 13, 2018

“Sí se puede.” These three words of inspiration have pushed people in their toughest times, lead civil rights movements and even helped a senator become president of the United States of America. Translated as “yes we can” this simple yet powerful statement has touched the hearts of many peopl...

LMC student talks positivity and life in the army

LMC student talks positivity and life in the army

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

February 28, 2018

Los Medanos College student Alton Pete, released his book “Life is So Precious” an autobiography about his life early last year. In the book he showcases his time growing up in the Bay Area, joining the United States Army for over 25 years — in which he fought in the war in Iraq for 18 months —...

Sophomore captain no stranger to big plays

Jesus Cano, jcano@lmcexperince.com

September 14, 2017

Mustang linebacker Charlie Ramirez Jr. may have made an early impact in the 2017 season by intercepting a pass during the opener against Reedley College and returning it for a touchdown, but the sophomore stand-out has been making big plays all of his career. “That play not only set the tone for the game, but for the entire season,” said Ramirez, who was named one of...

Political science professor elects for retirement

Political science professor elects for retirement

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

May 26, 2017

“The only sentence I could ever say in the Thai language was ‘can you show me the way to the ladies restroom?’ I could say it right every time.” Los Medanos College’s retiring political science teacher of twenty years, Dave Zimny, recalled the 8 months in which he struggled to learn Thai...

Spotlight shines hot on Steele

Spotlight shines hot on Steele

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

March 22, 2017

When she utters the word “music,” that passion Julia Steele stays true to radiates from her words to her expressions. Her face lights up, noticeably showing she knows she’s found what she’s meant to do, no matter how fearsome the road may get. “Sometimes the best thing you can do in your...

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