Experience

Study Slam held on Zoom

Study Slam held on Zoom

Ronald Smith, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

This spring semester’s Study Slam got a remote make-over to support the college’s online environment. It was held Friday, May 15 on Zoom and gave students an opportunity to work with consultants or tutors in online breakout rooms for most of the day. Typically, the Study Slam is held in the Cen...

Noel is new Academic Senate President

Noel is new Academic Senate President

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Professor James Noel was elected Los Medanos College Academic Senate president earlier this semester when he ran unopposed to succeed current president Joshua Bearden, whose two-year term is coming to an end July 1. Faculty describe Noel as thoughtful and team oriented, and they expect him to be a st...

The new normal – Day 66

The new normal - Day 66

Krys Shahin and Charles Reed

May 21, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape and daily procedures of our city, state and nation, these c...

Fall semester to be online

All courses that are being offered during the summer and fall semesters will be hybrid or completely online. Student's can see what courses are hybrid when registering through InSite.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 21, 2020

The fall 2020 semester will continue online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Interim Vice President of Instruction Nancy Ybarra, some courses may have the option to be hybrid or partially face-to-face, depending on the course and health official recommendations as the year comes to an end.&nb...

The new normal – Day 61

The new normal - Day 61

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

With in-person classes suspended and most clinical nursing sites closed for much of the semester, Los Medanos College nursing students have been unsure until recently if they’ll be able to get the clinical hours they need to graduate. For Debra Hawkes, Director of the Licensed Vocational Nurse Progr...

Nominate S.T.E.L.A.R. students

Nominate S.T.E.L.A.R. students

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

May 15, 2020

Student Engagement, Leadership Awards and Recognition nominations are currently open to all Los Medanos College students until Monday, May 18. The award ceremony takes place through Zoom on Wednesday, May 20 at 12 p.m. Students may nominate any students, staff or faculty who “have made remarkable...

Transfer and Career Services host Zoom events

Transfer and Career Services host Zoom events

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The Los Medanos College Transfer and Career Services hosted Ace The Interview! May 8. The event was hosted on Zoom by Program Coordinator Cynthia Perez-Nicholas and she was joined by Edward Beanes, a Career Exploration Coordinator.  Ace The Interview! was a workshop meant to help students who are...

Book buyback happening remotely

The Los Medanos College Bookstore is now holding the end of the semester textbook buyback event remotely.

Charles Reed, Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

The long lasting shelter-in-place order has affected many programs and services at Los Medanos College, including the end of the semester Bookstore Buyback event. Because the Bookstore only recently found its new home in the new Student Union building, the fact that it had to close barely a month lat...

COVID stays for summer break

Social distancing protocols are likely to be extended into the summer as California begins to slowly open up once more.

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 13, 2020

Summer may not be as bright as many hoped with COVID-19 precautions being extended seemingly every minute, but Los Medanos College students are optimistic. Each day is taken in stride despite an uncertainty of what the future may bring. Nonetheless, the spring 2020 semester will be ending soon and people ...

Art department adapting to an online environment

Kayla Quares works on a project for Ken Alexander’s design drawing class. Photo taken March 18.

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Many departments at Los Medanos College have struggled in their adjustment to remote teaching and learning, and the Art Department is no stranger to this new challenge. The biggest hurdle to the education of many art students, who are now learning online, is the fulfillment of lab hours. Previous...

The new normal – Day 52

The new normal - Day 52

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 7, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Los Medanos College students are still reeling at the news that their last few weeks of the spring seme...

Food pantry still serves students

The Food Pantry has new hours to continue serving LMC students.

Katie Loughran, Features Editor/@Katie__Loughran

May 7, 2020

Editors note: The Food Pantry hours have changed from "Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m" to Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. according to Teresea Archaga. Despite recent campus closures and shelter-in-place orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Medanos College Food Pantry will continue to remain ...

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