Strengthening a community

Jesus Cano, twitter.com/y2j_cano08

May 10, 2018

Filed under Sports

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 come with the job. Hughes lives his dream every single time he gets out of bed early in the morning....

Myles Coston heading back to Division 1

Myles Coston heading back to Division 1

Hugo Calderon, twitter.com/HugoCalderon09

May 1, 2018

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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 college baseball making for an unusual journey. After two years playing at the junior college...

A driving passion

A driving passion

A.R. Broom, twitter.com/AlexanderRBroom

April 26, 2018

Filed under Features, Top Stories

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 fix stuff, watching him work on cars, that’s how I first started, ” said Camarista, who grew...

Benjamin to retire in December

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016

Filed under News, Top Stories

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 up for that first day of school after Christmas vacation for the first time since she was 6 years o...

‘Dude’ finds comfort on campus

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

November 11, 2016

Filed under Campus

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 gathered around to watch or try their own foot at his slack line stretched between two trees. But alt...

LMC alum on the rise

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

September 19, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Profile, Top Stories

If you try to pronounce his last name, you’ll probably only end up embarrassing yourself. But former Los Medanos student Tony Agbomabiwon embraced his Nigerian heritage and titled his clothing company “iWon Apparel,” a reference to the last four letters in his name. When he steps on campus, Agbomabiwon...

Student artist proves talent

Student artist proves talent

Jamie Perlee, j_perlee@yahoo.com

May 16, 2016

Filed under Features

Staying up until 4 a.m. working on a piece of art because sudden inspiration is what LMC art student Stephanie Gomez considers a “perfect night.” Gomez is majoring in studio arts, fine arts and liberal arts at Los Medanos College, where she is a part of the Honors Program and Alpha Gamma S...

The man behind the mystery

The man behind the mystery

Jose Pantoja, josedpantoja@outlook.com

May 16, 2016

Filed under News, Top Stories

He is immediately recognizable to any student who has passed through the main College Complex building. He puts great effort into his signature wardrobe of polished gray leather boots, a freshly pressed shirt and tie, a crisp replica style German naval officer coat, numerous gold signet rings and bands...

Instructional assistant lends a hand to all

Taylor Stroud, tstroud@lmcexperience.com

April 29, 2016

Filed under Campus

If you think you haven’t come in contact with Eric Sanchez, chances are you actually have, seeing as he currently works as Instructional Assistant for the art, journalism and drama departments and has been teaching various art courses and workshops at LMC since 2011. He’s the bearded guy with glasses...

Estrada finds fulfillment through teaching

Jason Fierros, jfierros@lmcexperience.com

March 10, 2016

Filed under Campus

As math instructor Rick Estrada walks through the halls of Los Medanos College with his crisp button-ups and a smile on his face, students who don't know him personally might assume he has always excelled at math. Little do they know it was actually quite the opposite. "I think students are sometimes...

Music to ears at LMC

Alexandra Riva, ariva@lmcexperience.com

February 26, 2016

Filed under Campus

“I think people, they don’t express themselves in ways that show love and care for people. And so, I always tell people I love them, always tell people I care for them. That’s really who I am,” said Silvester Henderson, a music professor at Los Medanos College, known for his perpetually jovial...

Wethington transcends language

Wethington transcends language

Alex De Santiago, Correspondent

January 31, 2014

Filed under Campus, Profile

“I want the students who say, ‘I’m not good at English’ to instead say, ‘English might be more challenging for me than other disciplines, but I know it’s just a matter of learning and practice’,” said English Professor Katalina Wethington, who loves teaching English/ESL courses to students a...

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