Biden proposes vaccination goal

Biden proposes vaccination goal

Katherine Day, Staff Writer
May 29, 2021

There have been over 591,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States and 3.49 million worldwide since the outbreak began in 2019. However, more and more Americans are becoming eligible to get one of...

An environment for growth

An environment for growth

Jesse Mendoza, Staff Writer
April 21, 2021

Over the past year, schools all over the world went virtual because of the COVID-19 virus. During the first two weeks of the pandemic last March, I was excited for an “extended spring break.” After...

Students and the importance of reopening schools safely

Sarina Grossi, Editorial Board
April 20, 2021

With the increase in vaccinations administered, the world is beginning to look like it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. But as restaurants and businesses open up to the public, schools are still stuck...

Abby Muse, Ryan Hiscocks and Briana McCarthy all detail their experience with COVID-19.

First hand experience with COVID-19

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
March 22, 2021

The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported Jan. 20, 2020 and little information was known about the virus or it’s severity. There was no way to predict its devastating impact, no way...

Professor Eric Sanchez uses his phone to instruct a class during the pandemic.

Art instructors draw on new techniques during pandemic

Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer
March 10, 2021

Has COVID-19 attacked creativity? Art professors and students alike continue to encounter barriers that prevent them from properly practicing their craft, but somehow, they are finding new ways to break...

Graphic from Weston Hopkins.

Student art gallery goes virtual

Dylan Davidson, Staff Writer
February 25, 2021

Galleries have long been considered an imperative place of gathering for art-lovers. For artists, their hard work and creative messages are displayed to a large audience of people who can view and appraise...

Graphic from Weston Hopkins.

LMC Covid-19 testing site relocates

Sarina Grossi, Staff Writer
February 16, 2021

As the United States reaches the one-year-mark of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to provide for struggling communities grows stronger and stronger over time.  The Contra Costa Community...

The Financial Aid Office is still here to help

The Financial Aid Office is still here to help

Dante Harrold and Weston Hopkins
September 9, 2020

Financial aid is a crucial tool for students, even more so during this economically tremulous time. The U.S. is currently facing a pandemic, which has launched the country into a recession, leaving millions...

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...

Left: Both Briana McCarthy and Marie Arcidiacono-Kaufman are LMC professors who are now new mothers during a pandemic.

The new normal – Day 67

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...

Sandra Brooks shows off the coffee beans she grew on her farm in Costa Rica.

Classes, Coffee, and 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...

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