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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...

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 with the mental health care system and challenge the prevailing models of mental health. Green...

Classes, Coffee, and Costa Rica

Sandra Brooks shows off the coffee beans she grew on her farm in 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 courses for quite some time — and turning out online success stories as well. Amateur coffee grow...

Study Slam held on Zoom

Study Slam held on Zoom

Ronald Smith, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

This spring semester’s Study Slam got a remote make-over to support the college’s online environment. It was held Friday, May 15 on Zoom and gave students an opportunity to work with consultants or tutors in online breakout rooms for most of the day. Typically, the Study Slam is held in the Cen...

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 end July 1. Faculty describe Noel as thoughtful and team oriented, and they expect him to be a st...

Transfer Workshop helps transfer students

Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

The pressure of transferring in the midst of a pandemic can be stressful. However Rachel Anicetti, director of Transfer and Career Services, tried to ease that stress Tuesday, May 12, when she hosted an online transfer workshop to inform Los Medanos College students about financial aid opportunities.&nb...

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...

Cricket: the 19-year-old graffiti artist

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

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 is a controversial art form that has made its way to urban and suburban areas around the ...

Fall semester to be online

All courses that are being offered during the summer and fall semesters will be hybrid or completely online. Student's can see what courses are hybrid when registering through InSite.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 21, 2020

The fall 2020 semester will continue online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Interim Vice President of Instruction Nancy Ybarra, some courses may have the option to be hybrid or partially face-to-face, depending on the course and health official recommendations as the year comes to an end.&nb...

The new normal – Day 65

The new normal - Day 65

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 20, 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 alumna Ashley Conley is now a nursing major at San Francisco State University ...

The new normal – Day 64

The new normal - Day 64

Katie Loughran, Features Editor / @Katie__Loughran

May 19, 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 multiple states announcing both reopening plans and extended shelter-in-place orders, planning for t...

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...

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