Experience

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 COVID-19, her bedroom serves a dual purpose — a resting place by night and a studio by day — an...

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 other local municipalities to shelter in place. The Experience’s 67-part series was designed to give read...

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 courses for quite some time — and turning out online success stories as well. Amateur coffee grow...

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...

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 online transfer workshop to inform Los Medanos College students about financial aid opportunities.&nb...

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 was first introduced to art when she was in the second grade, but it sparked bac...

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 is a controversial art form that has made its way to urban and suburban areas around the ...

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 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 Medanos College alumna Ashley Conley is now a nursing major at San Francisco State University ...

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 attack law enforcement: wear a mask, keep science in mind and understand that guidelines have ...

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