More than a voice behind the microphone

More than a voice behind the microphone

Tiffany James, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Sterling James — “The Bay Baby” — is a breath of fresh air. Her contagious smile is disarming and her greeting reveals her down-to-earth nature: “How are you doing cousin?” In the age of COVID-19, her bedroom serves a dual purpose — a resting place by night and a studio by day — an...

New family normal for two professors

New family normal for two professors

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Despite the bleak nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, both Los Medanos College biology professor Briana McCarthy and speech professor Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman were beyond excited to welcome their newborns into the world May 7.  Although the professors' due dates were originally two weeks apart, Kaufman two...

LMC English instructor publishes book

LMC English instructor publishes book

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Los Medanos College assistant English instructor L.D. Green, who teaches composition, creative writing and literature, recently published a collection of essays and stories which explore people's struggles with the mental health care system and challenge the prevailing models of mental health. Green...

An artist in the making

An artist in the making

Amelie Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

“Art is about growing as a person and trying new techniques along the way and the best part of it is seeing others' reactions to what each of my pieces means to them,” said LMC artist Marisol Gutierrez. Gutierrez was first introduced to art when she was in the second grade, but it sparked bac...

Cricket: the 19-year-old graffiti artist

Luke Thomas showing off his art in Brentwood at the train tracks that intersect Lone Tree Way.

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

To most, Luke Thomas is just an average Los Medanos College liberal arts major fresh out of high school. But to a handful of people he is known as Cricket, a 19-year-old future graffiti artist.  Graffiti is a controversial art form that has made its way to urban and suburban areas around the ...

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

Zack Feere at his home in Antioch, sitting on his couch in front of his African art collection.

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

Joan Germany Williams with her cat.

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

BSU president T'Keyah Taylor

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

Carissa sits in grass with her daughter, Reese.

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

Dr. Luis Zuniga poses at the piano.

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...

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