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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...

LMC English instructor publishes book

LMC English instructor publishes book

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

Los Medanos College assistant English instructor L.D. Green, who teaches composition, creative writing and literature, recently published a collection of essays and stories which explore people's struggles...

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...

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 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...

Luke Thomas showing off his art in Brentwood at the train tracks that intersect Lone Tree Way.

Cricket: the 19-year-old graffiti artist

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 36

The new normal – Day 36

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer
April 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. “Right...

Strengthening a community

Jesus Cano, twitter.com/y2j_cano08
May 10, 2018

The career of an athletic trainer is to help athletes develop better fitness, strength, and injury prevention and in some cases a speedy recovery. For Joseph Hughes, there are also unwritten duties that...

Myles Coston heading back to Division 1

Myles Coston heading back to Division 1

Hugo Calderon, twitter.com/HugoCalderon09
May 1, 2018

Myles Coston has spent his baseball career climbing the baseball ladder. He started with tee ball, went on to high school and climbed further making it to Division I baseball. Then he dropped down to community...

A driving passion

A driving passion

A.R. Broom, twitter.com/AlexanderRBroom
April 26, 2018

Like many enthusiasts, Samuel Camarista became interested in cars from learning how to work on his family’s vehicles with his father. “Growing up, learning tools, passing them to him, watching him...

Benjamin to retire in December

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com
December 2, 2016

After almost 27 years of working in the district and a lifetime spent dedicated to education, retiring Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Helen Benjamin is looking forward to not getting...

‘Dude’ finds comfort on campus

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com
November 11, 2016

He is known on campus as “hammock dude” or “slack line dude.” That’s because it’s pretty hard to miss the guy sleeping in a hammock in front of the math building or a small crowd of people...

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