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One of the challenges facing new District Chancellor Bryan Reece is recovering student enrollment in the wake of the pandemic.

Contra Costa Community College District tackles declining enrollment

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

Over the past year, there has been a decline in student enrollment within the Contra Costa Community College District. To combat this issue and create more engagement, the school district is partnering...

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense was displayed in the May 4 Zoom presentation on facilities readiness. It shows the layers in the process that help fight against the spread of viruses.

District evaluates facilities for in-person classes

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

As the spring semester ends and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the Contra Costa Community College District is preparing for the return of in-person class sessions. To ensure the campuses...

Biden proposes vaccination goal

Biden proposes vaccination goal

Katherine Day, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

There have been over 591,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States and 3.49 million worldwide since the outbreak began in 2019. However, more and more Americans are becoming eligible to get one of...

The Roemer twins pose together during a photo shoot.

LMC twins shine bright in front of the camera

Jamie Samson, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

Ashley and Amber Roemer are sisters who have quite literally been together since the beginning. The twin sisters, who now attend Los Medanos College, are finishing up their sophomore year and preparing...

Sol Murgia working on an assignment for class.

The first in the family

Jacqueline Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

Like most first-generation college students, Sol Murgia did not expect her first year of college to take place inside of her childhood bedroom.  At the beginning of her virtual learning experience,...

Local reaction to Derek Chauvin verdict

Local reaction to Derek Chauvin verdict

331 days – that was the length of time between George Floyd’s untimely death and Derek Chauvin’s trial verdict. For many, Chauvin being charged on three accounts of murder on April 20 marks a pivotal...

Top 5 - Comedy podcasts

Top 5 – Comedy podcasts

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
May 19, 2021

Whether someone is in the need of a laugh after finals or an enjoyable commute to work, comedy podcasts are a reliable source of entertainment. Stand-up comedy has been put on hold during the pandemic,...

The LMC Gospel Choir during the 25th Anniversary Gospel Celebration Concert held in 2019.

LMC Gospel Choir hosts virtual concert

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
April 30, 2021

When it comes to the performing arts, honoring one’s legacy is vital to creating an inclusive and accepting environment. The LMC Division of Vocal and Choral Activities plans on exploring the concept...

Graphic from Weston Hopkins.

Top 5 – East Bay burritos

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
April 21, 2021

The burrito is the perfect lunch for someone on the go. Although it is native to Mexico, it gained fame in California among fieldworkers because of the simple and compact form.  Throughout the...

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Head of the drama department nominated for awards

Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

There's nothing better than a good teacher. Sometimes having a teacher that simply understands students and the struggles they are facing can inspire them and provide a new sense of academic confidence.  Professor...

Connect with your career

Connect with your career

If you’re struggling to figure out what career to pursue, you’re not alone. The decision can be a stressful one. Fortunately, this week’s Opportunity Fair will provide you the chance to learn about...

What the Honors Transfer Program can do for you

What the Honors Transfer Program can do for you

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
March 23, 2021

Many students desire to get ahead in college. Whether it be transferring with a higher acceptance rate, taking advanced courses or participating in numerous club activities, the Los Medanos Honors Transfer...

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