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More than a voice behind the microphone

More than a voice behind the microphone
Tiffany James, Staff Writer
May 23, 2020

Sterling James — “The Bay Baby” — is a breath of fresh air. Her contagious smile is disarming and her greeting reveals her down-to-earth nature: “How are you doing cousin?” In the age of...

The new normal – Day 67

Left: Both Briana McCarthy and Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman are LMC professors who are now new mothers during a pandemic.
Jordyn Toscano, News Editor
May 22, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of “The new normal,” a continuing series that began March 17, the first day of the public health order requiring citizens of Contra Costa County and five...

Classes, Coffee, and Costa Rica

Sandra Brooks shows off the coffee beans she grew on her farm in Costa Rica.
Bailee Lewis, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Although schools and colleges in California have moved all classes online to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, distance education is not a new form of learning. Los Medanos College has been offering online...

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...

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...

Transfer Workshop helps transfer students

Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

The pressure of transferring in the midst of a pandemic can be stressful. However Rachel Anicetti, director of Transfer and Career Services, tried to ease that stress Tuesday, May 12, when she hosted an...

An artist in the making

An artist in the making
Amelie Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

“Art is about growing as a person and trying new techniques along the way and the best part of it is seeing others' reactions to what each of my pieces means to them,” said LMC artist Marisol Gutierrez. Gutierrez...

Cricket: the 19-year-old graffiti artist

Luke Thomas showing off his art in Brentwood at the train tracks that intersect Lone Tree Way.
Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

To most, Luke Thomas is just an average Los Medanos College liberal arts major fresh out of high school. But to a handful of people he is known as Cricket, a 19-year-old future graffiti artist.  Graffiti...

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...

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,...

The new normal – Day 65

The new normal - Day 65
Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah
May 20, 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...

Minimize harm, protest safely

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah
May 20, 2020

While Americans have every right to defend their first amendment rights, those protesting during a pandemic are doing so in an unsafe and detrimental way.  If you decide to protest, be smart. Don’t...

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