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Financial cuts hit students

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

August 31, 2017


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Reduced state funding and past student behavior have resulted in Equal Opportunity Programs and Services altering some benefits for recipients. EOPS, a state-funded program that supports students from low-income backgrounds, has cut the amount of money students get for textbooks and parking permits, ...

Kaiser raises interest

Kaiser raises interest

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

August 30, 2017


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Students were provided free health screenings, medical advice, and massages at this year’s Kaiser health fair.  The event featured everything from mental and sexual health tables to a climbing wall. The health fair, which took place Tuesday Aug. 29, was well attended with several students enjoyi...

Debate welcomes new season

Debate welcomes new season

Joshua Wood, jwood@lmcexperience.com

August 30, 2017


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The LMC debate team has grown this semester with a burst of new members. Last week’s practice hosted a massive 26 participants, with 16 newcomers. Debate Team Coach Kasey Gardner said the team was comprised of around 16 people,” which means the team has grown by 10. Co-Coach Marie Arcidiacono explained t...

Politics lead to protest

Politics lead to protest

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

August 29, 2017


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Berkeley protestors took to the streets in opposition to the right wing “No Marxism” rally Sunday, Aug. 27 in a mostly peaceful manner. The vast majority of protesters did not resort to violence, however, a few incidents did occur between protestors and police, as well as with the anti-fascist organization...

All eyes on the sky

All eyes on the sky

Brenna Enos, benos@lmcexperience.com

August 25, 2017


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It’s not everyday that the Los Medanos quad is filled with hundreds of students wearing glasses and using light boxes. But when the last total solar eclipse in the U.S. occurred more than 99 years ago, it definitely creates excitement on campus. During the solar eclipse, which lasted from 9 to 12 a.m. ...

Football back in full force

Football back in full force

Carlos Ruiz, cruiz@lmcexperience.com

August 25, 2017


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As the fall semester begins, the  LMC football team is gearing up for the 2017 season and preparing themselves for the season opener against Reedley College Sept. 2. Last season, the Mustangs finished in second place in the Pacific 7 division with an 8-3 overall record, behind the undefeated S...

Trustee’s use of funds questioned

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

August 25, 2017


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Tensions rose over the summer in the Contra Costa County Community College District Governing Board when member Greg Enholm was questioned about use of funds by the board’s president. Board President Vicki Gordon and District Chancellor Fred Wood denied Enholm’s request for reimbursement in light of h...

District responds to VA violence

District responds to VA violence

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

August 24, 2017


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Following the “Unite the Right” rally on the University of Virginia campus Aug. 12, the Chancellor and Presidents from all three of the CCCD college’s sent out a district wide email to students, staff and faculty Aug. 15 and 16, extending their condolences to the victims who lost their lives and...

Soccer squad aims for bounce-back year

Soccer squad aims  for bounce-back year

Jonathan Little, jlittle@lmcexperience.com

August 22, 2017


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The Los Medanos College women’s soccer team experienced a tough season last year. The Stangs ended the campaign with a record of 2-7-1, resulting in a .250 winning percentage. The team is looking to bounce back this year  and improve on a forgettable 2016 season. Last fall was Zach Sullivan’s fir...

LMC earns high grade

LMC earns high grade

Brenna Enos, benos@lmcexperience.com

August 20, 2017


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With 120 acres of newly renovated buildings, a diverse student population and a long list of majors, it comes as no surprise that Los Medanos College was ranked as the sixth best college in the nation. According to College Choice, an independent online publication, gathered their data from Aspen Institute’s...

LMC graduates celebrate milestone

LMC graduates celebrate milestone

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

August 15, 2017


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The Los Medanos College graduating class of 2017 had an incredible end to their time here as they attended graduation. With 1,257 students graduating, the biggest graduating class LMC has had to date, it was a commencement event that celebrated students finishing up at the college. LMC President Bob...

Political science professor elects for retirement

Political science professor elects for retirement

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

May 26, 2017


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“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...

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