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Appliance unplugged? Program in need of repair By KRYS SHAHIN @Krysshah

LMCAS meeting Los Medanos College Associated Students will meet Monday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room CC1-114. If you are interested in voicing any concerns about campus, or are looking to hear what your student government is planning for the upcoming semester, then attend this meeting which is open to all students.

Submit transfer apps Applications for transfer are now being accepted. If you need help with college essays, applications, or anything transfer-related, come to the Transfer and Career Center, located on the fourth floor of the Student Services Center. For more information go to or call (925) 473-7444.

Black student union meeting Los Medanos College Black Student Union meets every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Math Building in Room 109. For more information, contact or follow them on Instagram @BSU_LMC

API club recruiting Asian Pacific Islanders Club is looking to recruit members. The club meets every other Monday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Library, Room L-106. All are welcome. Anyone interested in learning more about the Asian Pacific culture can join or attend meetings. For other information or questions email

As a result of a projectected lower rate of increase in the job market for technicians — just a 2 percent expected rate of growth — the Career Technical Education Appliance program has been up for review, and could be discontinued based on data collected by management and Workforce Development. “[The CTE Appliance program] is being looked at,” for revitalization or discontinuance according to Nikki Moultrie, dean of CTE and Social Sciences. The lab hours for the program have already been cut in hopes that less of a time commitment for students might increase enrollment, but the lab component of the program is something students need in order to learn. “I’m a physical learner, I have to be hands on. If I look at a book, it’ll put me to sleep,” said student Noberto Augliar. The potential that the program will be shut down is a concern to program manager Debra Winckler and students. “My program is on the chopping block. Enrollment

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Student Marlene Lopez (left), Steve Lowery and Instructor Debra Winckler go over how to fix a washer. was low so we started to make changes to make enrollment better,” said Winckler. “I’m still fighting for the program because I believe it is such a good career choice for people.” The appliance program has been with LMC since spring 1974 when Leonard Price cre-

ated it long before he retired in the summer of 2016. “We have always had strong working relations with major appliance manufacturers and service companies. The first partnership was being a national training center for Maytag, West Coast Training

Center for Whirlpool where students from all over the country came for training,” he said, adding they also partnered with Sears Appliance to retrain technicians to work on all brands of appliances. “I know how the appliance program was doing before I

left and my concern is what happened. All of a sudden it’s being eliminated,” said Price. “When you bring in new faculty into a one person program where they are now program lead and completely change the way the program has been See CTE, page 5

Feeding room delayed

New protocols created at LMC



The opening of a lactation pod, located in CC3 beside the Student Service center introKrys Shahin • Experience duced to the campus back in Mamava Lactation Pod will soon be open for use. March, has been delayed for safety and privacy concerns. The pod, costing $30,000 from the capital “The delay started with the roof being a window, there were questions of visibility outlay funds for construction projects, was and privacy concerns,” said Los Medanos originally intended to be accessed through College Building and Grounds Administrative an app via smartphone and available on the Google Play and Apple app store. Soon after, Assistant, Sheri Woltz. According to the inside of the door, the concerns about mothers without smartphones Mamava pod is meant to be “a clean, com- arose and the team is currently working to fortable, private spot to pump or nurse,” for combat the issue. Carlos Montoya, Business Ser vices students who need to be nursing. The Mamava Lactation Pod, implemented Manager at LMC, addressed this concern for the aid of nursing mothers, have many and explained, “We want to make sure that amenities like; battery operated locks, air mothers who need it are using it and that conditioning, lights, outlets and power people aren’t using it wrong.” Montoya has been working with campus streamed directly into them for mothers to See POD, page 5 pump in privacy.

The Safety and Security Committee at Los Medanos College has voted to become operational after the active shooter scare and fire alarms that occur red at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus over the past three weeks. Head of the committee, Carlos Montoya, believes that it’s important to “keep people informed” about the issues of safety going on around campus. As a result of its operationalization, the committee can now take immediate action to solve these issues of security on campus. The quick action of the Safety and Security Committee has

Admin replies to incidents



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New signs on campus. already shown significant impact on the safety of students at LMC. There are now signs throughout campus labeling specific evacuation routes in the case of emergencies, such as fires. See REPLY, page 5

Transfer Day hits campus

Hyphae Club recruiting Los Medanos College nature club is seeking members to join. The club members take part in nature hikes and other trips to learn more about California nature. For more information, email the club at

55 colleges participate By HILLARY HETRICK and KRYS SHAHIN Staff Writers

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Student Emily Lynch (left) talks with Michelle Prior-Alameda, representative from FIDM.

As Los Medanos College students arrived on campus Tuesday, Oct. 22, they were met with an array of tables, colorful banners, brochures, and more. Transfer Day was about to begin. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Indoor Quad. Representatives from over 55 colleges were present at the event to answer any questions that students had about the transfer process. These schools showed up to the event in hopes to recruit students for their college and make them aware of their presence in California. Many students questions and concerns about transferring were answered by both represen-

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“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”

— Mason Cooley

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Spreading your wings to ‘fly’

Fight the labels of our science

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been determined to skydive. I know that sounds crazy, but I’ve wanted to freefall out of a plane at 13,000 feet in the air since I was 12 years old. Don’t worry, I’m not insane. I’m just extremely adventurous. Skydiving used to be considered a dangerous feat that only the bravest (or craziest) would attempt, yet in the past few years, it has become its very own sport. In 2010, when skydiving was considerably more dangerous than it is today, there were approximately three million jumps throughout the United States and only 21 of those individuals died. That’s a 0.0007 percent chance of death due to skydiving in 2010, whereas the chances of  dying in a car crash were at 0.0167 percent. Due to the small chance of death and my ridiculously adventurous spirit, I decided to go skydiving last Wednesday, Oct. 16. At 10:15 a.m., I jumped out of an airplane at 13,000 feet with an instructor strapped to my back and my co-worker at my side. I spent weeks before my reser vation searching for someone that would come. Out of everyone that I asked, only my co-worker Christian said yes. My life motto for the past year has been “seek discomfort.” It’s a message that has drastically changed my life in only positive ways. I suggest that everyone try living by the same motto too, even for a day. I had worked so hard to live my life seeking discomfort and trying new things, so who was I if I couldn’t do this one thing? So, when I got on the airplane on Wednesday, strapped into my harness and ready to jump, I thought of all the wonderful things that would come out of this experience. The rush of adrenaline, the beautiful view, the once in a lifetime experience of jumping out of an airplane. When we reached 13,000 feet and the door on the side of the airplane opened, I thought I would be scared. When I moved over to the opening, attached to an instructor that had been doing this for four years, I thought I was crazy. Yet as soon as I leaned out of the side of that airplane and began to fall back towards Earth at 120 mph, I felt nothing but pure bliss. I wasn’t afraid. Throughout all of the weeks and hours and minutes leading up to that jump, I was never once afraid of what might go wrong or what I was doing. I honestly thought something was wrong with me. Who in their right mind wouldn’t be the least bit nervous before they jumped out of an airplane with nothing but a parachute? Then, I realized my courage came from my mindset. I knew I would regret it if I hadn’t jump out of that plane, so I had to. Why the hell wouldn’t I take this amazing opportunity and roll with it? So, I jumped out of the plane. I believe that anything is possible if you fight for it, but I also believe that you’re never going to get anything accomplished if you don’t step outside of your comfort zone.  Perhaps skydiving isn’t for everyone, but trying new things definitely should be. Studies show that humans fear an unknown outcome more than they do a bad one. Yet jumping into the unknown is what forces us to grow.  When you try something new, you have the opportunity to overcome your fears. You have the chance to get to know yourself better and stimulate your creativity. Not to mention, it feels damn good when you accomplish something that you thought you couldn’t do. Think about it this way: you can ruminate on your fears and your regrets all day long. But, only actions will help you become truly free of those fears. Only action will truly fulfill your life. So, take my advice and take action.

Sitting in my philosophy class it occured to me that, among the sleepy-eyed students who only wanted a good enough grade to pass, I was one of the few who wanted to verbally debate everything I was hearing. It irked me greatly because we currently teach young minds that we are a product of repeated generations with no creativity, ingenuity or spiritualism that differentiates us from others. I never knew the way people feared the unknown variables that prompted life until I truly analyzed everything I was being taught. The regurgitation of science is alarming because philosophy stopped being about the knowledge of the human condition and, instead, became about genetic makeup. It felt like a slander of lies. We listened to a dribble of facts that predominated everything, even our sense of self. Some need an equation for life to dull their fears of the unknown into unwavering silence, but those equations essentially ‘kill the soul’. Just because science hasn’t caught up to fully explaining spirituality, or life after death doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. I am a believer that the consciousness can flourish and evolve into different states and that the soul is an immortal thing comprised of our morality. It’s something I feel on the most personal level, that there is something else out there besides ourselves. The concept of the spirit has existed in culture since before documentation of Christ. Religion is etched across every corner of this world in every single era. No matter the small differences that have divided populations, there is one thing in common- something else is out there connecting us all together in some kind of grand design. Spirituality is not always religion, it is the feeling, a source of connection and outstanding iteration of the complexities that are etched inside of our own existence.  Generations are being taught to disconnect from the spirituality they were born with. I remember growing up and hearing stories and reports of twins that were so connected to each other that they knew when the other died a world away, that some people could intimately describe the way another person lived and died decades ago in perfect detail.  It’s as if we were mapping out the terrain of the world because our first and last instinct is to fear the unknown. We relive the historic debate if the world is flat or round,through the never ending debate of the soul. Although strikingly different, they are both based on missing facts on a known thing. We may one be the fools that denied the world depth because we could not see it.I sat in a class where philosophers are turning that unseeable substance that contains our individuality, into a numerical value with a specific handful of mere neurons firing. It’s the only concrete evidence for an intangible thing, emotions, behavioralism, machine like components- whatever the idea or name it ruins the just cause of discovering the human condition beyond summing up the unseen with a simple sequence of events.  I know without any doubt that if we cut out the spirit inside of us for however long a moment even in the smallest teaching moments that, that mentality will reach inside of us and poison us throughout,it would destroy the precious meaning that gives us purpose and for some sanity itself. We as a society are so lost that our youth are choosing to die young because they lost the belief and the path to finding themselves and connection to the world. I simply think in all the noise that maybe philosophy could have been someone’s path that saved them as it was supposed to be deeply intertwined with the knowledge of self, but now all it is is dispassionate science that only sees us as animals with a capacity to think and feel.

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os Medanos College has an administrative team that is striving to do its absolute best for its students. The adaptability demonstrated by staff members and administration around campus in regards to abnormal situations that arise on campus is appreciated by the Experience, when freedom of speech is expressed freely and students are able to get more vocal with problems they encounter.  The campus is providing a safe space for feedback, whether it’s positive or negative. Faculty and administration are creating a place that invites students to become involved in things that are happening on campus.  This reliable safe space can be seen by the speedy responses from administration that take place soon after student outcry for change on topics that may be controversial. We at the Experience want to show our appreciation for the work that the administration has done in the past weeks with reimplementation of some lab hours after concerns were raised, and in their quick actions on preparedness of staff and how to continue keeping students safe after the shooter scare and shelter in place warning we were given.  After safety concerns were raised, Carlos Montoya, the LMC Police Department and others have made The Safety and Security Committee operational, and are actively trying to prepare for the worst case scenarios.  New maps depicting evacuation routes are set up around campus and in parking lots, new training will eventually be held for dangerous situations and it seems as though they truly do have student and staff safety in mind when making decisions from here on out.  For this, we wanted to show our appreciation for the hard work that is being done to keep everyone on our campus safe, as well as our administration for trying to work with and for students to the best of their ability.  May all the efforts prove worthwhile and the graduating class be even larger next year.

Thanking those who paid the cost Walking through the parking lot the other says, “Think of all your liberties and recall, day, I spotted a bumper sticker that made some gave all.” Also, remember those that served in World me think. It said, “If you’re thankful for your freedom, War II. There are stories that some of those veterans could tell you that would reawaken thank a vet.”  Since then, I’ve star ted contemplating your sense of American pride. Obviously, I’m what being thankful to those who serve in not saying war is good. But, we do need to be our military actually means. For starters, we mindful as to why we go to war at all. In this imaginary “perfect” world where should stop and thank the service men and women we see around. A simple,“Thank you there is no war at all, we’d need to know that for your service” seems to raise their spirits, our military would still be needed to keep watch making sure we stay safe. even if just for the second.  The bravery of these My hope is to remen and women is unmind them of their importance no matter matched. People who what their job is in the give up their own rights service. No matter how and sometimes even little or big, no matter their families to keep if they are stationed at ours safe at home is home or overseas, it’s beyond noble. CHUCK’S CORNER needed. Saying goodbyes and I hope to inspire a leaving families behind grateful attitude for can be incredibly hard those brave people working to protect the rights for our service members, so we should also be we sometimes take for granted. For example, thankful to the families of those who are serving anytime you speak up about your rights or because of their strength and bravery as well. opinions when you feel they’re being violated, The parties, parades and celebrations should just remember, you could be in a place where never end, even if it’s within our own hearts, that’s not legal and could cost you monetarily every time we see that soldier coming home. or, even worse, your life. The freedoms that these veterans allow us Keeping in mind, many of  those brave men to have is far too numerous to list. and women that have returned home from There is a popular concept that most of us service, and aren’t getting much support. know as “the American dream.” In addition, These people gave up so much to fight and we also believe in Thomas Jefferson’s claim coming home to a place that won’t speak up that we all have the “right to life, liberty and for them or support them in ways that they the pursuit of happiness.” need is hardly a fair trade off. Remember that Just think about it: we wouldn’t have those the next time you hear the song “Some Gave freedoms without our military, so let’s be All” by Billy Ray Cyrus, especially  when he thankful.

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“Reese’s pieces, because I really like peanut butter.” ‘

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“The M&Ms peanuts, because I like the combination of chocolate and shells.” — Maria-Monica Fernandez

“I would say Twix, because I like the caramel.” — Samantha Pantangco

Twix, has that good crunch and chocolate taste.” — Micheal Gilyeat

“Snickers, I think the caramel and peanuts are the perfect comibination.” — Solyman Ebadi

“Were it left for me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” — Thomas Jefferson

Editor-in-Chief .......................... KRYS SHAHIN Perspectives Editors........ ADRIANA IVANOFF and DANTE HARROLD Campus Editors ................ HILLARY HETRICK . and CHARLES REED Features Editors.................KATIE LOUGHRAN and SPENCER BATUTE Sports Editors ...........................ERICK AMAYA and JOSEPH JOHNSON News Editor .............................. KRYS SHAHIN Photo Editor ......................... HAZEL RECINOS Video Editor ...................... KELLY WILLLIAMS The LMC Experience is published Fridays by students in the Journalism Program. The newspaper serves both as a laboratory for journalism classes and as a First Amendment forum for campus communication. Opinions expressed in the Experience are solely those of the students and do not represent the views of the college.






Campus Newswatch Seeking Cheer club memebers






“I love Halloween... the cold air – the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”

— Evan Peters

Leading with Impact

The Cheer club is holding sign-ups Nov. 5 through 7 and hopes students will show up and present school spirit and remember to be aggressive – B-E! A-G-G-R-ES-S-I-V-E! Sign-ups will be held on the track and football field from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information contact president- Ashlie Dixon at or VP- Ameldagiles at

Career track presentations

Visit our new programming Career Tracks. We will assist students with employment, skills and industry relevant professionals who can guide you with expectations of what you want before, during and after your educational experience. Sign up today and reserve your spot. To reserve your seat go to services/career/ events.aspx and click on career tracks sign up and follow the prompt. n Health Career Tracks Tuesday, Oct. 29 in CC-222 from 3 to 4 p.m. n Criminal Justice Tracks Thursday, Nov. 7 in CC-213 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Upcoming university tours

The Transfer and Career Center is announcing upcoming University tours. RSVP ASAP for these tours to reserve your place. For more information go to the website at If you’re interested in touring Sonoma State University (SSU) you’re in luck. A free tour is coming up soon. Fri day, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Seats limited RSVP, ASAP. You must complete the entire online form in order to register for this event go to www.losmedans. edu/tranfer/campustours.aspx. Also coming up on Friday, Nov. 22 is a chance to tour Mills College.

Wellness workshops

Workshops of self-improvement coming soon. Come join us and learn effective strategies for improving your overall sense of wellness. This event will be hosted by Keenan Rondini a marriage and Family therapist trainee and supervised by Francis Love LMFT#27149. Held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30p.m. drop ins are welcome. The next wellness workshop,Mindfulness, will take place Oct. 31 in SS4-412. It will help you to get grounded, practice breathing, meditation and learn to calm yourself.

Food pantry demos Oct.-Nov.

One more Food Pantry Cooking Demonstration will happen this month and there will be one more in November. Are you looking for ideas on how you might be more creative with the food you pick up at the LMC Food Pantry? Please come join us, learn suggestions and learn how. For more information, email the LMC food pantry at or call (925) 473-7558. Both demonstrations will be in the Library in L-109. One will be Tuesday, Oct. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The next demonstration will be Wednesday, November 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

ICC council meeting

The Inter-Club Council (ICC) meets Monday, Nov. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room CC2-225. It offers the representation of the clubs here at LMC with such things as recreation and entertainment events, and other opportunities to get involved, not only on campus but in the community, as well as time to socialize with other students. ICC is the coordinating body for all student clubs and organizations on campus. For more information contact ICC Advisor: Teresea Archaga at the Student Life Center or call at (925) 473-7554 or stop by the student life office.

Fall concert coming Oct. 29

There is a fall concert coming this month Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the LMC Recital Hall 720. Professor Silvester Carl Henderson is conducting “The ‘Hegelian’ of Urban Performing Arts and Higher Education: The Worldwide Benefit.” It will Feature the LMC Chamber Chorale and Gospel Choirs, with special guest performance by Dr. Phillip Harris and special guest speaker David Chong. Tickets are $5 except children under four are free. For information call (925) 473-7805 or (925) 565-6107 or email at

Free online tutoring

Focusing on online videos allows the student to study at their own pace. Dr. Scott offers a fun alternative to learning Math and Science by covering mental training and strategies to help understand the material. Tutoring services available for pre-algebra, and basic chemistry. Save time and money and discover the art of learning. Visit

What’s lost may be found

Los Medanos College’s lost and found has numerous items found on campus. If you have lost an item, check with Police Services, which is located in the Campus Safety Building in front of campus. Inquiries must be made in person.

Open house opportunity

Delta Toastmasters is hosting an open house Tuesday, Oct. 29 starting at 7 a.m. The event is meant to teach how Toastmasters can help improve your public speaking and build leadership skills. It will be located at Mimi’s Café, 5705 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. For questions please contact Denise Cosgrove at (925) 308-4180 or email her at

Child Study Center wait list

The Spring 2020 waitlist is forming for the Los Medanos College Child Study Center. Sign-ups are opening online at These sign-ups will be for 2020 Spring Semester starting Jan. 27, 2020. Applications are accepted by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (925) 473-7640. — Compiled by Charles Reed

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Student leaders Adrian Montemayor, Caitlyn Lee, Christian Ortiz and Thyra Cobbs were panelists at the Impact Conference that took phace Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18.

Students strive to promote happiness By KRYS SHAHIN @Krysshah

The Impact Conference, a leadership development and inspirational event for students, took place Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18. The conference hosted keynote speaker David Heredia, the creator of “Little Heroes of Color,” as well as other speakers from the college and Pittsburg area. The event on Friday began with free breakfast for those attending, and the Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Sabrina Kwist, as well as Lauren Bartlett started off the speaking portion of the event regarding “leading for impact and conference agreements” around 10 a.m. in

Library Room L-109. “A lot of students don’t leave this area very much, so this is an opportunity for them to see things from a different lense,” said Student Life Advisor Teresea Archaga. Attendees were also given Panera box lunches during lunch break with choice of multiple different types of sandwich or salad. Along with breakfast and lunch, attendees were given Impact Conference t-shirts and student assistance information in LMC folders. This event is held ever y fall, and partners with many different programs on campus and behind the scenes. The planning committee often spend months creating and planning this event.

“[This event] started as a leadership skills workshop but shifted to a social justice type of advocacy kind of event,” said Archaga. “The event is a result of feedback we have got from other impact conferences.” A student leader panel, featuring leaders Adrian Montemayor, Caitlyn Lee, Christian Ortiz and Thyra Cobbs was held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. During this panel, they talked about their experiences at LMC, how they became leaders, and how they gained skills in leadership. “I think it helps to see people you can relate to talking about their experiences,” said Cobbs, president of Los Medanos College Associated Students. See LEAD, page 5

Maintain LMC lake, don’t feed the birds

By JORDYN TOSCANO @jordyn.toscano

The nine-acre lake behind the cafeteria has been a staple of the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus ever since the school opened in 1974. Students and staff can be seen walking around the mile long paths that wrap around the lake on a daily basis. The geese that reside in the lake have become infamous at LMC, and both turtles and fish can be found living in the water as well. People wandering around the lake often view their stroll as an opportunity to feed the geese bread and other foods. “I’ve been feeding the geese a bag of bread with my kids every week since the beginning

of the semester just for fun,” said student Jayna Domingues. According to LMC Ecology Professor Briana McCarthy, LMC is home to both Canadian and Chinese geese, as well as other species of ducks and turtles. McCarthy conducted a study with a group of students a few years ago that determined the geese at LMC have become destimulated by any human interaction around or with them. “They [my class] found that the geese were highly habituated to all interventions. They didn’t care much about keys jingling, color papers being flashed in front of them…” said McCarthy. As time has passed, the qual-

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Canadian geese wading in the Los Medanos lake. ity of the lake has consistently fluctuated. Yet in recent years, the pollution of the lake has been slowly increasing, due to litter in or near the lake, the feeding of geese and so on. Despite this, buildings and grounds have been working to maintain the quality of the water to the best of their ability by implementing and aeration device that aerates

the lake 24 hours a day, every day of the week. The goal of the aeration device is to propel and push water up into the air, introducing more oxygen into the lake. “The problems we face with the lake are always changing and we have to constantly change our approach to maintaining the lake,” said See LAKE, page 5






Features Marquee MTAC Fall Recital






“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.”

— Tim Burton

Fall into music at LMC

The Delta Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California will host its Fall Recital Saturday, Nov. 2 in the LMC Recital Hall. Delta Branch teachers offer instruction in the disciplines of piano, winds, strings, harp and voice, and are one of 68 branches affiliated with the MTAC. The show will features solos, duets and trios. Recital begins at 3 p.m. Suggested donation: $10/$25 family.

Native Gardens

From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarias (REP’s hit The Book Club Play) comes this hot new comedy where gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste. Event runs Oct. 25 through Nov. 16 and begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $49/Premium, $54/Elite. Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission. Show is at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

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Professor Silvester Henderson conducts a rehearsal for the Fall Choral Adventure Concert with the Chamber Chorale.

Semesterly choral concert to premier By KATIE LOUGHRAN @Katie__Loughran

Music for Big Bands

LMC music professor Michael Zilber will lead a performance at the California Jazz Conservatory to commemmorate the release of his new CD, “East West ­­— Music for Big Bands.” For his latest Origin Records release, he has assembled top big bands in New York and San Francisco. Each band recorded seven songs, carefully picked to represent the New York and West Coast sides of his musical personality. The 14 arrangements are eight originals and six arrangements of classic songs, including “Joshua,” “Fall,” “Skylark” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” This West Coast CD release features top Bay Area jazz talents, including Erik Jekabson, Mike Olmos, Jeff Marrs, Jeff Cressman, Dann Zinn, Kasey Knudsen, John Gove, Jeff Masanari and many others. Show runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Admission: $25.

Chanticleers Cabaret

LMC music professor Luis Zuniga will serve as the musical director of “Cabaret,” a musical production put on by the Chanticleers Theatre. Cabaret beckons us to enter the Kit Kat Klub and the decadent world of 1930s Berlin. Filled with song and dance, Cabaret tells a cautionary tale of people living in a bubble, unmindful of the dangers that lie ahead. Chanticleers’ production includes a live band on stage accompanying performers singing iconic tunes like “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Two Ladies,” “Perfectly Marvelous,” “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” and “Cabaret.” It’s musical entertainment at its best, so please reserve seats now. Show runs in Castro Valley from Oct. 27 to Nov. 17. Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25/Adults, Seniors (60+) and Students & Military $20. Discounts available for groups of 10+. For more information, call (510) 733-6483. 

The Los Medanos College Music Choral Division will put on its semesterly choral concert, the Fall Choral Adventure, Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled “The ‘Hegelian’ of Urban Performing Arts & Higher Education: The Worldwide Benefit,” will feature the LMC Chamber Chorale and Gospel Choirs. The event will be held in the Recital Hall in Room 720 of the

Music and Recording Arts Building. The various styles of music to be performed on Tuesday night include folk selections, art vocals, modern popular music, choral music, multicultural music, classical music and African American gospel music. Students and staff from the Music Choral Division at LMC have been preparing for this concert since the first week of the fall 2019 semester. Student Isabella Bishop, a soprano for the Chamber Chorale and

Art show is abstractly interesting

College Chorus, was especially excited about the upcoming performance due to introductions of lots of new members. “It’ll be cool for people to see the new chamber,” said Bishop. The concert will be conducted by Professor Silvester Henderson, recipient of the 2014 Contra Costa County Arts Commission Arts Recognition Award. Henderson teaches gospel music at LMC fulltime, and is currently in his 27th year of instruction. This type of

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Exhibit opens up By DANTE HARROLD Staff Writer

Los Medanos College unveiled its newest art exhibit Tuesday Oct. 17. The show featured an assortment of captivating pieces centered around abstract art. The purpose of abstract art is to completely disregard any notion of authorial intent that’s relevant to analyzing a piece of art. Instead, it requires the viewer to decide what message the work of art is conveying themselves. There is much interpretation to be had for the works featured. One of the featured sculptures, titled “Gathering (road to sky)” by Kim Turos, is particularly interesting. The sculpture consists of black rocks going in an upward and scattered pattern. This work of art is visually eye-catching and open to a multitude of various interpretations. Some of the art pieces come from artists with decades of experience, and accolades for their work. For instance, one of the artists featured is Marlene Anjega, a Bay Area artist who has been exhibiting her art and teaching for more than 25 years. Painting as a process, with its inherent flaws and failures, is central to her work. Anjega completed her Master’s of Fine Arts at California College of the Arts in 1990, where she received the Barclay Simpson Award for her multi-media installation, The Yellow Wallpaper. Furthermore, Donna Brookman, a long-time resident of Berkeley, Calif., holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, although her main studio is in Oakland.

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“Thermokarst” by Lorene Anderson; acrylic on canvas; 20” x 24;” 2016. Bonnie Neumann, another artist from the gallery opening, has had her work displayed both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries such as the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, Calif., and the Western Gallery at Washington Western University. The artists featured at the gallery expressed their love and passion towards their craft throughout the exhibition of their favorite pieces. “I draw from ordinary objects to interpret or reinvent them,” said Gale Antokal, one of the artists featured at the event. “I’m always intrigued when something small and unexpected presents itself because in my experience, the most authentic work germinates from a simple notion or impulse, which then can transform into something more extraordinary, ineffable or abstract discover a world of complexity in one pictorial idea. Antokal continued, “In the process of working with repetition of form and multiple variations, the meaning of the object begins to emerge. As this happens, I am engrossed in the generative relationship between the circumstances of the single image drawn on the picture plane, and the shift of meaning

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“Gathering (roads to sky)” by Kim Turos; resin, paint and powdered recycled tires; 36” x 27” x 17;” 2019. with the subsequent assembly of many. The essence of the form is realized in this process.”   Artist Donna Brookman loves painting. “I love the way it is so suggestive of the world and yet is something else. I love the light it can conjure, the energy and sense of See ART, page 5

How cultures on campus celebrate fall By SPENCER BATUTE @batutie_

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n Seussical, The Musical: Diablo Valley College Drama presents a musical on Dr. Seuss. Dates are Sunday, Oct. 27to Sunday, Nov. 3. Begins at 2:30 p.m. Admission: $21/Adult, $11/Student, $16/ Senior, $16/Faculty and Staff. n Frida Kahlo: The Artist; The Woman: Contra Costa College presents a play on Frida Kahlo as an artist and as a woman. Dates are Friday, Nov. 1 through 3. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 online, $15 at the door.

choral performance is considered historic by Henderson and is held at least once every semester. The title of the choral event, “The Hegelian of Urban Performing Arts,” was explained by Professor Henderson in detail. “‘The Logic and Confirmation’ that ‘Urban Music Creativity’ is one of the truths, for African Americans, that suppor ts the principle of using music creativity as a form of learning.

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Halloween decorations in the Center for Academic Support.

Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, spooky decorations and all things macabre. These traditions are unquestionable customs of Halloween, a hallmark American holiday. However, Halloween is by no means the only cultural approach to this fall holiday. A number of various cultures and communities around the world celebrate the end of fall in their own unique ways. To Florence Kline, LMC language professor, multiculturalism takes precedence. Kline,

who has taught French, Spanish and Italian at LMC, makes an effort to educate her students on how different communities celebrate this holiday. In her French class this semester, Kline is teaching her students about the French holiday of La Toussaint, a day in which the dead are honored by the lighting of candles and the decoration of flowers on graves. She is also incorporating information on Día de los Muertos, which is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and some parts of Latin See SPOOK, page 5




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Students Fontanã Collins (left), with Marlene Lopez and Steve Lowery inspect a washer machine that they will fix.

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offered successfully for 40 years with little support it makes it difficult to succeed.” The job market numbers being used to make decisions about the program were collected using multiple sources, like IMES and O*NET that tracks trends for the next five years and makes projections based on those trends. David Wahl, who works in the Workforce Development, said the information shows the current job market, what the trends are, the demographics, the money people make, how many people are estimated to retire, and whether the market is growing or shrinking among other statistical data. “There needs to be more

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Buildings and Grounds manager Russ Holt. “Right now we are experiencing a lot of duckweed. This duckweed is just a plant, possibly carried by birds, that floats on the surface of the water.” Not only is the lake currently afflicted with an increase in duckweed, but also in litter. “Our biggest challenge is keeping the trash in and around the lake picked up,” said Holt. “Trash and litter become much harder to clean up if it makes its way into the lake either by being dropped in or by the wind blowing it in from the surrounding area.” Because the lake is open to the Pittsburg community, as well as students and faculty, it is more prone to litter and other human afflicted issues. Those individuals who feed the geese at the lakes are actually, unconsciously, contributing to the poor quality of the lake water and decreased health of the birds. “Geese that are fed human food suffer from poor nutrition, but they also tend to feed and poop in the same area. Whereas normally, they would forage for food and move around while doing so. This can increase risk of infection not only for the birds, but also for humans coming into contact with the water. Geese that are overfed will also produce more excrement, which leads to increased nutrients in the water, which causes algae blooms. Plus, more bacteria,” explained McCarthy. In order to improve the quality of the lake, students and staff should refrain from tampering with the water or the wildlife that live there as it harms the well-being of the animals and the quality of the water, more than it helps it.

time to get a program built up when you bring in new faculty who have not have not worked in the system,” said Price. “I think with some help, the program can be changed to accommodate the needs of LMC students.” But according to Moultrie, LMC is, “the last of 114 community colleges in California to have this program.” While it is currently in the process of going through revitalization or discontinuance, the school has plans for the area where it is currently held. “We are looking at making that space [CTE Appliance lab area] more multiuse, to meet industry needs and make it more nimble,” said Moultrie. Programs such as the “HVAC, construction pre-apprentice… maker space,

fabrication technologies and similar programs,” will be able to use the area in time, said Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Natalie Hannum. Money was allocated for classroom renovation in the CTE area, two faculty offices and an update to the auto facility and equipment, and that was completed in summer 2017. The second phase will be focused on revitalizing the CTE space and will cost almost $3 million. “This project will update the IT infrastructure, electrical, ventilation, sprinkler systems, lighting and open up the space for multiple uses. This project is scheduled to begin in summer 2020,” said Hannum.



Learning and intellectual development and expansion is the goal of all Higher Education,” said Henderson. “This principle supports diversity and inclusion. Inclusion supports all aspects of human experiences as totally valuable. Learning, the African American Culture, Music Creativity and Urban Intellectual Prowessness - is a ‘Global Benefit to the World.’” Performances like these are extremely important to Henderson, who explained that his constant instruction and support of music is inspired by one very special thing in particular. “For people of color, everything starts with a song,” said Henderson. Henderson believes that, for many minorities, the power of song is crucial when it comes to communicating their beliefs. A few special guests will also accompany Professor Henderson at the fall choral performance. Guest accompanists include per former Dr. Phillip Harris, as Operatic Baritone, and speaker David Chong. Harris is a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Chong is a California State University Los Angeles doctoral candidate, and an LMC Music Department alumnus. Tickets for the Fall Choral Adventure Concert are $5, and children under the age of 4 receive admission for free. For more information about the event, call (925) 473-7805 or (925) 545-6107 or email Professor Henderson at

these tough times the fans of the 49ers, the Niner Empire stayed loyal to the team even with them having dif ficult seasons in back-to-back years. “That’s why we call ourselves ‘Niner Faithful’” said Khalil Robertson, fan of the 49ers. This season, the 49ers have succeeded everybody’s expectations, and have shocked the world with their 6-0 start to the season. They lead their conference the National Football Conference. The 49ers have become everyone’s favorite to be in the Super Bowl this year. The 49ers had went through a troublesome crisis from them going to the Super Bowl in 2014 to losing their whole team in 2015, losing their star quarterback to political issues, and losing another star quarterback to injuries, and now being 6-0 atop of the NFL and everyone’s favorite to win the Super Bowl. What a journey. The fans are the ones that are appreciating it the most because while the team was losing, it was difficult to watch every game. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has a histor y of success, in 2017 he was the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, who competed in the Super Bowl that year, but lost to the New England Patriots. Following the Super Bowls, the 49ers signed him as the head coach because he was tactical at coordinating plays. As we can see, everything is paying off for him with the success his team is having this year, thus far.

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Giovanetti was denied her ninth goal of the season after an offside call was made by the referee. In the 80th minute, Nayeli Carbajal was able to score her 14th goal of the season to extend the score 4-0. She sits in second place for BVC goal-scoring leaders. The goal was assisted by Anissa

Gomez. With 10 assists, she is tied with Giovanetti for first place in BVC in assists on the season. The Mustangs offense continued to work throughout the entirety of the game forcing the Yuba College goalkeeper to make 23 saves. “We lost three goals with injur y today, which is how




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American in conjunction with general Halloween history. Kline will also celebrate Oct. 31 by having her students contribute items to a potluck which represent their culture. In the past, Kline has had students from backgrounds like Australia, Cameroon and Yemen. Kline believes a multicultural approach to education is important to students “so they don’t have a narrow view of life and how things should be” once they’ve graduated from college. Language, she believes, is a link between culture and people. Día de los Muertos is one of the most commonly celebrated fall holidays outside of Halloween, in the LMC community. This Latin American holiday, which takes place Nov. 1, is based on honoring the dead. Although Richard Preza, co-president of United by Dreams, doesn’t celebrate Dia de los Muertos, most of his family members do. United by Dreams, La Raza Unida Club and Latinx Leadership Network will be putting on a Dia de los Muertos event Nov. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the outdoor quad. The event will include dancing, fundraising and taking photos at altars, and will give the historical background on the tradition. LMC student William Ta doesn’t usually celebrate Halloween. Though he went trick-or-treating as a little boy, he said he “grew out of it.” This Halloween, William plans to stay home and hand out candy. One area of concern is that celebrations and decorations are too focused on the American form of the holiday, and not enough on the celebrations of other cultures. Some students, however, are not bothered by the American-centric celebration of Halloween. “It doesn’t bother me, but then again, I’m not really religious,” said student Gaby Pereira. Pereira said she could see how some people might be offended by the spooky imagery and macabre themes of Halloween decorations, but that Halloween is not ultimately about such dark messages. Pereira usually goes trickor-treating with her child or attends Halloween parties, when possible.

tives of colleges, as well as those who work in the LMC transfer center. Some students even signed up to receive more information about their schools of choice. Each college representative talked about career opportunities offered to students who attended their school. “Our students are working for NASA. Our students are working for banks or things like that, or a business,” said college representative from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Michelle Prior-Alameda. These representatives helped express the idea that it is important to choose a career you’re passionate about and pursue it in college. “It’s a little bit easier [to choose a career] in the sense that if it’s something you’re passionate about, then you’ll love it,” said Prior-Alameda. “But if it’s not something you’re passionate about, it’s likely you wouldn’t love it.” Those who may have been confused or concerned about where to transfer to were able to talk in depth about majors, opportunities and the pros and cons of schools enough to help steer them in the direction of picking a school. “I want to check this college [FIDM] out because I want to go to Los Angeles now,” said student Emily Lynch. Schools from all over California showed up to the event, and a few from Arizona and Nevada were around as well. For students who wanted online only classes and certificates, Regional Recruiter Prab Gill was at Transfer Day representing Union Institute University. “We’re strictly online for our undergraduate programs,” said Gill. “It’s for that specific student who wants to be a working adult and also still have the opportunity to go back to school and complete their education.” Other than Transfer Day, Transfer and Career Services offers university tours, workshops, application assistance and transfer coaching and counseling. Students are encouraged to stop by the Student Ser vices Center, SS-4 or call (925) 473-7444 for more information.

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The keynote speaker talked about business, crowdfunding, how to go about finding the career you’re passionate about and how to set up that career for the long run. “It’s important to talk to people who are in that field,” said Heredia. The event ended with five breakout sessions, “Active ‘allyship’ intersectionality and building community” which was hosted by Maritza Arreola, “First generation student success” by Lauren Bartlett, “Mental health and wellness in advocacy” by Sara Larkin, “Spirituality, action and immigration” by Jessica Lopez and “Wealth identity” by David Heredia and Edward Beanes. Although 114 students RSVP’d to the event, according to Kwist, very few of those students actually attended. Due to this, the event coordinators were handing leftover lunches out to random students walking by after the event. Heredia hoped to inspire students to “do what makes you happy and then figure out how to monetize it.” For more information about Heredia and his inspirational messages or his new projects, you can contact him at david@

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is goes with the grind of the season, health is huge,” said head coach Zach Sullivan. “The biggest game of the season is this Friday against Solano, if we win that puts us in a really good spots to win conference. I think if we get through there, it’s just building the chemistry [for playoffs],” he said.

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police to ensure the safety and privacy for mothers who would be using the pods. Campus police have been going over ways to guarantee that the only people who have access to the area are those using it for its intended purpose. “In addition, the delay has been extended due to turnover and new people working on the project reviewing policy and procedures. Once the review is complete, we will be able to create signage and open the pod,” said Woltz. The battery powered lock died and there was a learning curve about how to fix that, and there was a window on the roof of the pod that anyone in the classroom above could peek into. That window has been covered up and the pods are being looked over to become ready in the coming months. “The date of operation is still under review,” said Woltz. To remain in accordance with California state law, LMC is building more lactation pods into the Student Union building and the new Brentwood campus. “There are pods built in. The Student Union building, I believe, will have it on the second floor,” said Montoya. While administration was working on this, former Los Medanos Associated Students president, Priscilla Tatmon worked alongside LMC president Bob Kratochvil and others to get this in the works because students were asking her if there was a place to breastfeed on campus. “Our former Vice President of Business & Administrative Services, Alex Porter, was in contact with Mamava during the summer of 2018,” said Senior Executive Assistant President’s Of fice Jenifer Adams.

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Furthermore, they are planning on reinstating evacuation route maps and emergency preparation pamphlets in every classroom and office space on campus to educate students and staff about their options in case of emergency. According to California Education Code 32001, “Every person and public officer managing, controlling, or in charge of any public, private, or parochial school, other than a two-year community college, shall cause the fire alarm signal to be sounded not less than once ever y calendar month...” Despite the fact that it’s not required to practice fire drills in community colleges, both the Safety and Security Committee of LMC and the CCCCD Police Department have been actively working to educate students and faculty on proper evacuation protocol in case of a fire drill. Not only is the committee working to raise awareness about fire drill protocol and evacuation routes, they are also training their staff and other faculty at LMC how to respond in situations such as shelter in place or lockdowns. “Our job is too explain why we stay in rooms, leave rooms, or sometimes both in an emergency situation,” said CCCCDPD Lieutenant Chad Wehrmeister. “Our goal is to make resources available to everyone and conduct an active shooter awareness week every semester for emergency preparedness. The safety of our community is paramount.” In order to improve upon campus security, the Safety and Security Committee also plans on implementing video cameras in all the parking lots on campus. According to Lt. Wehrweister, LMC does “have existing cameras that cover small portions of the parking lots.” But those existing video cameras face only the parking lot in front of the police building, rather than the back of Lots B and C, where it is the darkest at night and furthest from campus. For this reason, Montoya and the rest of the committee intend on discussing the implementation of more cameras in the parking lots at future committee meetings. While the Security at LMC is improving, it will take time to get new procedures and projects approved, so new video cameras and other projects should not be expected immediately. Regardless, the student body is appreciative of the efforts being made to improve campus safety.

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zone. The drive was almost cut short after Boyd fumbled, but it was recovered by his teammates. Player Tyrik Daniels, who contributed 46-yards in the drive, rushed into the endzone for a 1-yard touchdown that was able to put his team in the lead 14-10. The Corsairs found themselves at LMC’s 9-yard line with only seconds left in the game, but ran out of time to run another play before time, after what seemed like a constant barrage defensive tackles by LMC’s football team. “We’re still tr ying to get 11 guys on the same page each and every play, We’re working hard in practice and sometimes it just doesn’t work out in games.” said Chris Shipe “We have to finish better on the offensive side of the ball and I thought we did some good things but we played well overall.”

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touch it conveys. I love the sense of skin in an oil painting.” “Moving through a series, I work on more than one painting at a time. The paintings evolve slowly and intuitively. I have a starting point, perhaps a memory of a certain quality of light and then go where it leads me.” You can visit the Gallery in the campus Library Building.












“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.”

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Back-to-back home wins Stangs soar over Eagles

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The Los Medanos College Women’s Soccer team defeated Mendocino College 9-0 Friday, Oct. 18. The Mustangs remain in first place in the Bay Valley Conference, with a 7-0-0 record. Player Marianna Giovanetti opened the score sheet with her first goal of the game in the very first minute of the game. Nayeli Carbajal set up the goal scorer. Four minutes later, Nayeli Carbajal found the back of the net, increasing the score to 2-0. Sarah “I think Figueroa we’re really and Holly good at Gallaghconnecting er were credited with each with the assist of other ” — Nayeli Carbajal the second goal. Carbajal achieved a hat-trick during the first half, scoring her second goal in the 23rd minute of the game. Carbajal continued to score once more in the 42nd minute of the first half, resulting in a 4-0 lead. Anissa Gomez and Giovanetti assisted Carbajal’s second and third goals, respectively. Carbajal scored her fourth and final goal of the game two minutes into the second half. Gomez got her second assist of the day when she helped Carbajal score her fourth goal. One minute later, in the 48th minute of the game, Gomez found herself on the scoring end of the ball, extending the Mustang’s lead to 6-0. She would earn a brace in the 59th minute, and Alicia Cardenas earned an assist with Gomez’s goal as well. “I think we’re really good at connecting with each other, to set each other up to be able to score those goals,” said Carbajal. She sits in second place, behind her teammate Gomez, for goals scored in BVC. Cardenas would, again, assist Gomez in the 59th minute to put the Mustangs up 7-0. Go-

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After Friday’s 9-0 home win over Mendocino College, the Los Medanos College soccer team got back into action against Yuba College at home for a 4-0 win. The Mustangs improved to a 8-0-0 record in Bay Valley Conference and a 12-3-0 record overall. They remain in first place in conference play. The game which was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. rescheduled to 2 p.m. However, the game was delayed because the match officials arrived late. First year player Jazmin Alanis scored the first goal of the game in the 14th minute. Isabel Dumapit registered her eighth assist of the season with Alanis’ goal. “We were 0-0 and I was able to bring up the one point,” said Alanis. Conference leader in goals, Anissa Gomez, scored the second goal of the match in the 28th minute, assisted by Marianna Giovanetti. Gomez continues to lead BVC in goal, with 16, and points, at 42. “This year I’ve been scoring a lot, and it helps me be motivated,” she said. The Mustangs went into halftime with a 2-0 lead. The 49ers proved to have a strong defense, denying the Mustangs Erick Amaya • Experience to extend their lead. In the 60th minute, the Jazmin Alaniz, No. 2, battles a Yuba College player for the ball during the second half of the game. Mustangs received a foul in mez’s brace would add to her from Eryn [Wheatley], I did a the offensive half of the field. 12 goals on the season, tallying volley, which was pretty cool Defender Holly Gallagher took up to 14 and she’d remain as to do,” said Giovanetti. the freekick from approximatethe top goal scorer in BVC. As the season continues, ly 30 yards away from goal. “I feel pretty good because head coach Zach Sullivan praisA direct shot from the right all my years of playing, I’ve es the offense, but “giving up side of the field made its way always been a forward, but zero goals helps a lot,” he said. over the 49ers’ defense and I’ve never been able to score, “Getting the result, getting the goalkeeper and into the left I’ve always been assisting,” early goals is what has helped side of the goal. us take off pressure.” said Gomez. Gallagher scored her second The Mustangs return home Giovanetti got back on goal of the season. “I feel good the score sheet in the 66th Tuesday, Oct. 29, where they’ll about [scoring]. Last season I minute with an assist by Eryn face Contra Costa College for played attacking mid, I miss Wheatley. She’d complete her the second time this season. being able to attack.” she said. hat trick 11 minutes later with Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. “Shoutout to the foul.” For more information on an assist from Kailey Lewis. The Mustangs continued Erick Amaya • Experience to press attack forward in an “It was really fun, being able the team, visit: https://www. to score three goals, honestly. Litzy Ramirez, No. 10, dribbles around two defenders attempt to score more goals. See WIN, page 5 My second [goal], with a cross and makes a pass to Anissa Gomez, No. 12.

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Mustangs protect home field 3-0 By HUGO CALDERON @Hugothegreat09

People often say that there’s no place like home, and for the Los Medanos College football team that couldn’t be more true. The Mustangs currently have a 3-0 record at home, a streak that was improved when they played against the College of the Redwoods, which they defeated 14-10. The LMC defense stepped up to the opposition and won, as they have done often this season. The defense set the Mustangs up for their first touchdown. LMC foot-

ball player Myles Cunningham recovered a fumble at the Corsair’s 10-yard line, which moved the Mustangs into a prime scoring position. The opportunity did not go for granted, as Zach Burke’s pass connected with player Dylan Michieli and opened the scoring. “It’s not new [being at the quarterback position]. I’m an athlete, I played quarterback in high school and then I switched over to the receiver. I can do everything,” said Boyd “They taught me a lot over there [at Pittsburg High School].” “He’s a good athlete and a good

football player and a smart football player,” said head Coach Chris Shipe “We gotta continue to keep putting stuff in his hands because he definitely makes plays for sure.” One of the various approaches used by the Los Medanos football team was the implementation of Justin Boyd as quarterback. Boyd was a constant danger to the opposing team in that position, with his ability to find holes in the lineup and run through it. The Corsairs tied the game up close to the start of the second quarter. Set up by Tristin Martin,

who rushed for 32-yards in for the whole drive, Alex Adams was able to throw a 2-yard pass to Jamari Sweet to tie the game for the Redwoods. The Mustangs fumbled in their own 30-yard line. The defense was able to limit the Corsairs to only four yards but it was not enough to stop Roberto Ortiz’s 43-yard field goal from going through the uprights, placing his team ahead 10-7. In the third quarter, the Mustangs went through an intense drive that led the start to their own 8-yard line, and they ended up in the endSee BALL, page 5

Recently the San Francisco 49ers have became 6-0, going undefeated in the year 2019 thus far, this is an amazing accomplishment because about 3 years back the NFL organization was going through some serious controversy. In 2015, star quarterback Colin Kapearnick was disobeying the ritual of standing during the National Anthem to thank all of the fallen soldiers that were at war and died for America, instead he kneeled. During the 2016-17 season the 49ers had one of the worst records in the league with them being 2-14, in the season 2017-18 they were starting to improve and show promise but still were one of the bottom teams with them going 6-10 on the season. In the season 2018-19 the team acquired Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots, this was big because he was playing behind the great Tom Brad. Football fans were saying how Garoppolo was the next up-and-coming quarterbacks. During his time with the Patriots, the team never lost a game when Jimmy Garoppolo started for the team, substituting for Tom Brady, being 5-0. The talk of the town during this time in the NFL was he was great because he had never lost a game. In the 2018-19 season Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL and had to sit out the remainder of the season. without their starting quarterback, their record was 4-12. He played two games during the season before the injury., both games he played in were won by the 49ers. so it was worth the wait for the fans. During See NINERS, page 5

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