From left: Jennifer Saito, Jennifer Beatty and Lucretia Shaw at the TEDxLMC event held in Student Union.

Women in STEM thrive and inspire

Briana Rose, Staff Writer
April 14, 2024

Three female speakers took the stage at the TEDxLMC event hosted by the Women in Stem Club and Student Life March 29 in honor of Women’s History Month. Audience members settled into their seats to hear...

Michael Yeong in 2015.

‘We are all mourning his loss’

Gabbie Munoz and Aliyah Ramirez
April 9, 2024

Los Medanos College suffered the loss of a long-time member of the college community following Wednesday's announcement that English professor Michael Yeong died. The news was received by President Pamela...

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LMC pathway resources expand for students

Aliyah Ramirez and Ashley Reitz
March 29, 2024

The path toward completing one’s degree in higher education is not the same for all. To facilitate each student's unique experience, Guided Pathways have been established in nearly 400 community colleges...

Graphic by Alexis Ramirez

Women make history in the Contra Costa Community College District

Aliyah Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2024

Leader. What comes to mind when you hear that word? For most, strong and dependable leadership characteristics have been commonly associated with masculinity. However, the leaders who make up the Contra...

Project Truth volunteer James Wilberforce motions to the display demonstrating the awfulness of abortion to the student.

Project Truth group peddles pro-life views on LMC campus

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
March 1, 2024

Walking to your classes in the outdoor quad may have looked different this week as a large banner in the middle of campus showed disturbing and bloody images of aborted fetuses. The material was put on...

Halena Neyazi speaking to attended students in the Library conference room on Tuesday, Feb 27.

Muslim Student Association hosts guest speaker on finding peace

Lesly Fisiiahi, Staff Writer
February 29, 2024

Los Medanos College’s Muslim Student Association hosted their first ever event of the semester with guest speaker, Afraz Khan. It was an open invitation to all students willing to learn, and enjoy food...

Los Medanos College English professor Jill Buettner dances to Bluebird Variation from Sleeping Beauty.

Photo courtesy of Jill Buettner

From professional dancer to English professor

Ashley Reitz, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024

Joy radiates off Jill Buettner’s face as she talks about finding a career that feels so rewarding.  Buettner, who has been teaching at Los Medanos College for almost 10 years now, recounts how she...

Solar panels located in parking lot C at the Pittsburg campus of Los Medanos College.

Solar PV’s give Los Medanos College bright future for green energy

Colin Wainwright, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024

The future of renewable energy at Los Medanos College appears bright, as a districtwide project seeks to step up sustainability efforts in the coming decade. One of the most well-known clean energy sources...

Plan unveiled to expand Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus

Plan unveiled to expand Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus

Gabbie Munoz and Aliyah Ramirez
February 22, 2024

As Los Medanos College reaches its 50th year, much of its history remains. Both the Pittsburg and Brentwood campus's enrollment numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. However, this has resulted...

Los Medanos College students Lauren Gannod and Jesy Hernandez sing karaoke at the Galentines Day event held in the Student Union Feb. 15

Los Medanos College Student Life hosts “Galentine’s Day”

Sarah Capperauld, Staff Writer
February 22, 2024

It’s the season of love, friendship, and celebrating the people closest to you. LMC celebrated Valentine’s Day with an event called “Galentine’s Day” on Feb. 15. The event took place on the 2nd...

Ebun Femi-Olojo and Safiat Badiru at the Umoja scholars table with a presentation on Dorothy Height.

Los Medanos College honors Black history with celebration in Student Union

Angella Dorado, Staff Writer
February 22, 2024

Students and staff came together to celebrate and learn about Black history in the Student Union Conference Center Feb. 13. The celebration was hosted by a multitude of groups at LMC including Umoja, Student...

Scholarships open at Los Medanos College until Feb. 21

Scholarships open at Los Medanos College until Feb. 21

Sarah Capperauld, Staff Writer
February 17, 2024

Scholarship season has arrived and students will need to meet the Feb. 21 deadline to potentially be awarded money for their educational goals. Applying for the Los Medanos College Foundation Scholarships...

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