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‘Get Out’ sparks reaction

‘Get Out’ sparks reaction

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

March 2, 2017

First time director Jordan Peele, best known as a writer and star of the Emmy-winning sketch series "Key & Peele," is back with the amazing satirical thriller "Get Out.” It follows a Black man from Brooklyn named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) whose white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) takes him...

Oakland A’s start to rebuild

Jonathan Little, jlittle@lmcexperience.com

February 23, 2017

The Oakland Athletics in 2016 were at the bottom of the Majors in the win department and are predicted to do the same in 2017. The A’s are just a few years removed of being in the playoffs and having a roster that could compare to the top teams in the league. Looking back at 2014, that team had...

Options are important

Alexandra Riva, ariva@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016

Registration for Spring 2017 classes began for many students this week. As is usual for this process, classes fill up or aren’t offered on certain days of the week, which can create problems for students. These problems usually work themselves out. But what’s the deal with all the online classes bei...

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...

Quijada finds his seat

Quijada finds his seat

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

November 17, 2016

Using a mix of spoken words and the musical influences of Latin and hip-hop paired with humor, Brian Quijada’s “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” captivated the Los Medanos College Little Theater whilst touching on deeper issues regarding race, immigration and identity. The one-man show follows the ...

NFL season producing unexpected storylines

Garrett Belme, gbelme@lmcexperience

October 25, 2016

The 2016 NFL season has so far been filled with equal parts what you would expect, and what you would have never seen coming. The two teams that battled it out for the right to go to the Super Bowl in the NFC, the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals, combined for four losses all of last year. W...

You’re an adult, try acting like it

Cameron Toth, ctoth@lmcexperience.com

October 13, 2016

Since we were little we’ve been dreaming about freedom. Moving out, getting tattoos and piercings, and being independent from our parents or guardians — 18 was the magic number that could make all our dreams come true. It’s the age where anything is possible — the world is our oyster. But just bec...

What future do you want?

RC Kubota, Guest Columnist

October 13, 2016

If you make daily choices striving for a healthier future and better quality of life, making choices once a year about policy relating to your health and well-being seems like a reasonable thing to do. Voting joins you with other people to protect or create future choices. For example, Proposition...

Pence is the flipside of a bad coin

Pence is the flipside of a bad coin

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

October 7, 2016

Many pundits declared Indiana governor Mike Pence to be the winner of Monday night’s vice presidential debate in what many of the same pundits deemed to be a sort of ‘battle of America’s dads,’ undercutting the full extent of Pence’s ghoulishness. In the age of Trump, the former radio host i...

New ‘Citrine’ album heals fans

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

October 6, 2016

With its name deriving from the crystal meaning success, Japanese-American artist Hayley Kiyoko’s latest EP “Citrine,” released Sept. 30, was destined to be a hit. As Kiyoko was recovering from a concussion she had suffered earlier this year, the citrine crystal she carried with her during the w...

‘Be Happy’ inspires

‘Be Happy’ inspires

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

September 30, 2016

Black people suffering with mental illnesses were given a voice when YouTuber and Vine star Demetrius Harmon released his 11-minute film, “Be Happy” Sunday, Sept. 18. The film follows a fictionalized version of Harmon and the personifications of his internal struggle with mental health. Several other...

Original movies need audiences

Original movies need audiences

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

September 30, 2016

It seems as if the American public is simultaneously A) experiencing superhero fatigue and B) incapable of not seeing whatever new comic book movie Marvel or DC has cooked up. In less than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has added 13 movies to its roster, with another nine slated for release ...

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