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Projected budget looks better than usual

Projected budget looks better than usual

Samuel Gonzalez

April 19, 2013


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California’s budget analysts are predicting surpluses for the years ahead, which is good news for community colleges, according to Contra Costa Community College District’s budget forecast for the coming school year. District Vice Chancellor Gene Huff and Director of Finance Services Jonah Nicholas...

ACE is back on the table

ACE is back on the table

Sean Tongson

April 19, 2013


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“ACE,” a nationally renowned and award-winning program designed to assist underprepared students better achieve their educational goals, is returning to Los Medanos College beginning this Fall. ACE, or “Academy for College Excellence,” is a one-semester program that will team students up with...

The great gun debate

The great gun debate

Peter Costanza

April 19, 2013


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The third floor City Council Chamber at Pittsburg’s City Hall was packed with spectators April 10 as the Los Medanos debate students preformed a public debate on the hotly discussed issue of gun control. Political Science Professor and Assistant Debate Coach Dave Zimny introduced the topic to the...

LMC’s performance underwhelming

LMC’s performance underwhelming

Brendan Cross

April 19, 2013


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The East County Select Band and Los Medanos College Concert Band played a joint concert together last Sunday. The East County Select Band is made up of instrumentalists from Deer Valley High School, Freedom High School, Liberty High School, Heritage High School, and Pittsburg High School. The LMC...

Paper brings home awards

Paper brings home awards

Vanessa Flores

April 19, 2013


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The Experience staff from Los Medanos College took their talents to the state capital last Thursday for the 58th annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges Convention. The staff had the opportunity to meet more than 480 students and faculty representing 41 community colleges in California. “I...

Fundraising for breast cancer

Fundraising for breast cancer

Larena Hernandez

April 12, 2013


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Breast Cancer.  A life changing experience that many men and women take upon themselves, to go through alone. It is a harsh and terrifying reality, to say the least. Because of this, student Rosanna Clark has put together two scholarships, the first of its kind. The Rosanna D. Clark Breast Cancer...

Program offers hands on experience

Program offers hands on experience

Pamela Jordan

April 12, 2013


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Few community colleges offer automotive technology programs, but Los Medanos College happens to be one of that does. The classroom instruction replicates a genuine auto mechanic shop with all the necessary equipment. LMC invites the general public to bring their automobiles in to have repairs done...

Debate team excels

Debate team excels

Brendan Cross

April 5, 2013


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The 2013 National Parliamentary Debate Association tournament held at the University of the Pacific saw Los Medanos College bring home a second place trophy amongst all community colleges that participated. They also ended the debate season ranked number 15 overall among community colleges in season-long...

Academy wants new members

Academy wants new members

Samuel Gonzales

April 5, 2013


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Los Medanos College has set couple of goals for itself for the coming years, one of which is to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools. With that goal in mind, and with the help of the Title 5 EXITO grant beginning on Oct. 1 2010, LMC created the Transfer Academy, which...

College divides up deans’ responsibilities

College divides up deans’ responsibilities

Charles Powell

April 5, 2013


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Los Medanos College library conference room played host to the second in a series of presentations regarding a new management structure. The new structure to be implemented in July has already undergone some changes since the first presentation on March 1 as LMC President Bob Kratochvil and his team...

Leavitt controls Comets

Leavitt controls Comets

Dakotah Zabroski

April 5, 2013


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Jeanna Leavitt and the Los Medanos women’s softball team took both games in a double header against the Contra Costa College Comets. The first game was a close 2-1, while the second game the Mustangs widened the score and won 15-7. Pitcher Jeanna Leavitt dominated the first game as she struck...

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Movie Review

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Movie Review

April 5, 2013


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Movie Summary: In the sequel, the Joes are fighting thier most hated enemies, the Cobra. They also must contend with the government who threaten to shut down their existence as a unit. Stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. C...

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