Degree series continues

Lilly Montero, twitter.com/lilly_montero3

April 26, 2018

In a series of new degrees added to the roster for the fall semester, an African American Studies degree for Transfer under the umbrella of Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies has just been announced. This degree, like the recent addition of the LGBTQ Studies for Transfer Degree, will offer great...

Campus community gathers for support

Campus community gathers for support

Brenna Enos, twitter.com/brennasenos

April 25, 2018

The typically gray sidewalks in the Los Medanos College student quad were electrified by colorful chalk messages about fighting against sexual violence Wednesday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. With an informational table, a bucket of multicolored chalk and a group of students who were passionate...

Academic Center gets spooky

Academic Center gets spooky

Photo by Adria Watson

October 20, 2017

Halloween festivities are in full swing in at LMC with cobwebs witches and a little haunted house made by student Yaritzy Alvarez adorning the Academic Center.

LMC should focus more on the LGBTQ+ community

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

May 3, 2017

Los Medanos College has prided itself on being a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for its LGBTQ+ students. And it should. We have an ALLIES club specifically run by and for the LGBTQ+ students on campus. We have an out gay governing board member. We have a cohort of teachers in the process of creating...

LMCAS cooks up deal

Beatriz Hernandez and Kimberly Stelly

March 2, 2017

The Los Medanos College Academic Senate has just launched their new local discounts project to help struggling college students pay for a meal. In addition to the other efforts being made to provide for students on campus, LMCAS wanted to use this as an opportunity to give back to their community. “It...

Remodel in full ‘swing’

Remodel in full ‘swing’

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

February 23, 2017

From the moment the clock strikes 10 p.m. and most other community members are either preparing for bed or cramming for an exam, W.A. Thomas Company employees and constructors are coming into work on the swing space on Level Two of the college complex. According to the official project description...

Students focus on the future

Students focus on the future

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

February 23, 2017

Students from Freedom, Liberty, Deer Valley, Pittsburg and Dozier-Libbey Medical high schools visited Los Medanos College for the third annual Career Focus Friday. The event is designed to bring high school students from the East County area — whether they’re part of an academic decathlon, Regional...

Pro-life protest sparks discussion

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

February 23, 2017

Few topics are as divisive, or as likely to provoke, as abortion. So when Project Truth, a pro-life group — who routinely display large bloody banners of aborted fetuses — arrived on the Los Medanos College campus, and a group of pro-choice students staged a counter protest complete with free condoms...

Food pantry combats hunger on campus

Teresa Gaines and Jordan Neel

February 22, 2017

Across the country, schools are partnering with local restaurants, supermarkets and food banks to battle hunger. That growing list now includes Los Medanos College. The LMC Food Pantry officially opened Monday, Feb. 6 and is fully stocked thanks to fundraising efforts, donations and grants. The goal...

Drama preps for stage

Drama preps for stage

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

February 7, 2017

Drama students and faculty are busily prepping for their upcoming plays this spring. With a healthy mix of different genre, directors and even show length, this season provides something for everyone. The lineup includes “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train,” in late March, “Shape...

Brentwood center will turn out fine

Jake Libbey, Guest Columnist

December 2, 2016

Back in 2010, the Contra Costa Community College District governing board gave their approval of a site in Brentwood that would expand and create a new second permanent campus for Los Medanos College. The Pittsburg campus, opened in 1974, underwent a major renovation in the past few years, which includ...

LMC crooners show off their skills

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

October 19, 2016

The Los Medanos College Recital Hall was at full capacity Tuesday night as Professor Sylvester Henderson’s Chorus Chamber Chorale and Gospel Ensemble and friends played a two-hour concert, featuring a wide range of musical genres, from showtunes to Stevie Wonder. In the show’s introduction, Henderson sa...

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