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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...

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 was first introduced to art when she was in the second grade, but it sparked bac...

The new normal – Day 63

The new normal - Day 63

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

May 18, 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. As the county-wide shelter-in-place order continues, students at Los Medanos College look forward to the end o...

The new normal – Day 61

The new normal - Day 61

Spencer Batute, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

With in-person classes suspended and most clinical nursing sites closed for much of the semester, Los Medanos College nursing students have been unsure until recently if they’ll be able to get the clinical hours they need to graduate. For Debra Hawkes, Director of the Licensed Vocational Nurse Progr...

Treat people with kindness

Fabiola Curiel, Guest Columnist

May 16, 2020

We are currently in a very distressing time. We have a global pandemic that has physically disconnected us from each other, yet, humans seem to have been emotionally disconnecting from each other for a long time now. We are facing a pandemic that has changed itself into an epidemic of rudeness. &...

COVID stays for summer break

Social distancing protocols are likely to be extended into the summer as California begins to slowly open up once more.

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 13, 2020

Summer may not be as bright as many hoped with COVID-19 precautions being extended seemingly every minute, but Los Medanos College students are optimistic. Each day is taken in stride despite an uncertainty of what the future may bring. Nonetheless, the spring 2020 semester will be ending soon and people ...

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 ...

The new normal – Day 56

The new normal - Day 56

Erick Amaya, Sports Editor

May 11, 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. With the Coronavirus affecting daily lives, transferring from a community college to a university is upon the li...

The new normal – Day 52

The new normal - Day 52

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 7, 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.  Los Medanos College students are still reeling at the news that their last few weeks of the spring seme...

Student Trustee election held

Student Trustee election held

Hillary Hetrick, Campus Editor / @Hillarymhetrick

May 6, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District is holding an election for their new student trustee through Thursday, May 7. Students can vote through this SurveyMonkey link until 5 p.m. to choose who represents the students of the district. According to the district's website, a student trustee is a non-vot...

The new normal – Day 51

The new normal - Day 51

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

May 6, 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. As citizens of Contra Costa County continue to adjust to the shelter-in-place and county-wide face mask...

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