The usage of the N-Word

The usage of the N-Word

Tiffany James, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

The words “Negro,” “nigger,” and “nigga” have always been a sensitive topic, yet it is one that needs to be addressed considering the more common use of its vernacular language on college campuses today. Body gestures, for example, a nodding of the head or a halfhearted handshake followed...

Top 5 – Random albums to check out during quarantine

Top 5 - Random albums to check out during quarantine

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris Released in 2007, “Era Vulgaris” is a defining album in the Queens of the Stone Age catalog. The album has 11 featured tracks, with four bonus tracks that were released through various promotions. This album was recorded by mostly three members with a...

Hollywood is too white

Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

What do Hollywood actors Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds have in common besides their name? Their whiteness. Popular movies have underrepresented people of color while focusing more on characters of white descent.  In 2015, University of Los Angeles's Bunche Center for African American Studies rel...

Top 5 – Albums that’ll rock your quarantine

Top 5 - Albums that'll rock your quarantine

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

During these tough times, we all need things to help keep us distracted or just keep us entertained. Music has always been an outlet for humanity whether it be to celebrate, forget, remember, or question society-there is a song for every moment. Here are some albums you should check out during quarant...

Opening up the U.S. now would be a dangerous mistake

Joseph Foisey , Guest Columnist

May 13, 2020

Even when faced with grave danger, the people of the United States will continue to turn toward selfishness.    For the past few weeks, there has been a mounting campaign in major cities within the United States for the reopening of stores and the lifting of stay-at-home orders. Wh...

More should be done for graduates

Hunter Mori, Guest Columnist

May 11, 2020

Imagine that you're in your second year at Los Medanos College and on track to graduate soon. You're excited for the future, planning to transfer to a four-year university in the fall and thrilled to start a new adventure, but then one day everything changes. Schools shut down, non-essential businesses ...

Show review – “The Midnight Gospel”

Show review - “The Midnight Gospel”

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

While all the craziness in the world is still occurring, I’m sure everyone is looking for something to keep their mind off things. We’re all searching for that one show, video game or hobby to keep us distracted. Personally, animation has been one of my favorite ways to escape and I think Netflix...

Life without sports sucks

Life without sports sucks

Erick Amaya, Sports Editor

May 2, 2020

As Ray Bradbury once said, “Do what you love and love what you do.” Those words are something that I live by to this day. However, because of the rules and regulations put into order due to the Coronavirus, I’m unable to follow this saying.  While I continue to pursue a career in sport...

Music classes don’t work online

Music classes don't work online

Daraja McDonald, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Music is one of mankind's most prized and valuable possessions. Music represents culture, love and freedom. No matter what type of genre there is a style of music for everyone to enjoy.   One of music’s most valuable traits is that it can bring all different types of people together. It...

The hidden pleasures of a pandemic

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author. I understand that my experiences are not representative of most people who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. What follows are simply observations of how my life has been impacted by the pandemic — if a b...

Transferring during COVID-19

Transferring during COVID-19

Katie Loughran, Features Editor

April 21, 2020

How do you plan for a pandemic? Maybe you stock up on essentials, save some emergency funds or buy stock in Zoom. How does a college student plan for a pandemic? Maybe they buy extra packets of ramen and collect and count their spare change. But how does a community college student, who is set to transfer...

Letter to the editor

Alondra G. Gallegos 

April 19, 2020

Dear Los Medanos College Newspaper, I would like to comment on an article published March 15, named “Campuses in CCCCD close” on the online edition of the Experience newspaper, informing readers and viewers of classes moving fully to online platforms.  As a student at Los Medanos Colleg...

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