Vol. 83 No. 9 10-30-15

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  • Death from MacbethThe Drama Factory releases its newest production based on Shakespeares Macbeth page 4

    Speaking the hard truthLMC welcomed guest speaker Benson Ocen of I Live Uganda to the Little Theater Oct. 28 page 4

    Stangs crush the 49ersLos Medanos College football wins 23-6 against rival Yuba College Saturday, Oct. 24 page 5

    Transfer Day tour comes to Los Medanos

    See NIGHT, page 6

    V O L . 8 3 , N O . 9 F R I D A Y , O C T . 3 0 , 2 0 1 5 L M C E X P E R I E N C E . C O M

    College awaits validity

    Experience Joseph Delano

    Brent Snyder of Krazan and Associates Inc. operates a drill in front of the Math Building Tuesday, Oct. 27 to collect core samples from the area.



    Octoberis National Breast

    Cancer Awareness Month

    Nov. 9Veterans Day college closed

    Nov. 20Last day to drop classes with a W appearing on your transcript

    Planetarium school shows Schools and community groups can make an appointment to receive a free and private Los Medanos College Plan-etarium show lasting 20 to 40 minutes. The show will cover the basics of astronomy moons, planets, constellations, galaxies and special content can be request-ed. The Planetarium is located in College Com-plex Room CC2-220 and can seat up to 54 visitors, including wheelchair access. To schedule a show contact Scott Cabral at 473-7722.

    HBCU Transfer Fair is comingLos Medanos College will be hosting the first His-torically Black Colleges and Universities Regional Fair here on campus Nov. 17. The college fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Indoor Quad. Following, there will be a workshop on how to transfer to an HBCU from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room, L-109. Be sure to bring your transcripts. Students who qualify will have an opportunity to receive on-the-spot admissions. For more information go to http://www.losmedanos.edu/umoja/events.asp.

    Upcoming Blood DriveStudent Life, in conjunc-tion with the Blood Cen-ters of the Pacific, will be holding a blood drive Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m inside the Library, Room L-109 . You can sched-ule an appointment by visiting the Blood Centers of the Pacifics website at www.bloodheroes.com, clicking on donate blood and entering the sponsor code losMC. Students are encouraged to eat prior to donating. For more information on donating, call the Student Life office at 473-7554.

    Planning for the future

    Getting to the core on campusBuilding prep begins

    Photos by Joseph Delano Experience

    Patrick Novak of UC Santa Cruz explains materials from his college to a curious attendee during Transfer Day in the Indoor Quad Tuesday, Oct. 27.

    Event to focus on careers

    H.S. students take part in College Night

    Commision to visit LMC

    Books Alive set to return

    By SARAH GONZALESStaff Writer

    The Los Medanos College hosted a college fair Tuesday night, drawing high school students and their parents to the gymnasium to interact with more than 50 different colleges. The representatives of each school were lined up and available to answer questions regarding their campus life.

    Deer Valley High School senior Connor Stuart said he at-tended College Night because he is undecided about what he wants to do in the future. He is in the Academic Challenge and Enrichment Academys

    By JASON FIERROSStaff Writer

    The third level of the Los Medanos College Complex was buzzing with conversation as college representatives and students filled the indoor quad Tuesday morning, Nov. 27.

    The schools annual Transfer Day event featured more than 50 four-year schools ranging from UCs and CSUs to out-of state and private colleges and universities. The event filled the halls as one of the 20 stops on the tour of college representatives that have been visiting community colleges around the Bay Area.

    Kellie Stubblefield (top) of New School of Architecture and Design discusses her school with a student in the Indoor Quad during Transfer Day Tuesday, Oct. 27.

    See DAY, page 6

    By ALEXANDRA RIVAariva@lmcexperience.com

    Los Medanos College President Bob Kratochvil received an action letter in February from the Ac-crediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges stating a follow up report be submitted to the commission by Oct. 15 and LMC should host a visit by commission representatives.

    LMC will be hosting two of the original members of the accreditation team in November of this year.

    They are coming to validate our response to the recommendations, said LMC Vice President Kevin Horan. The two members, Jenny Langrell and Irene Melgrin, will be visiting campus.

    The recommendations made by the accrediting commission included a reference to the LMC Brent-wood Center and another, which focused on improving the effectiveness of the re-source allocation process. Recommendation response teams were formed and met frequently between February and May to draft responses to the recom-mendations.

    Recommendation one, regarding the Brentwood Center stated, In order to meet the eligibility require-

    See VALID, page 6 See BOOKS, page 6

    By JAMARI SNIPESjsnipes@lmcexperience.com

    Los Medanos Colleges Books Alive! Event is back again this semester on Nov. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. in Room L-109. This semester the focus is on careers. About 15 people from the local community, including LMC staff and faculty will be giving advice about their careers in L109.

    The idea originally came from The Human Library, an international organiza-tion that began in Copen-hagen, Denmark. Librarian Christine Kromer got the idea for this event from an NPR report while driving two years ago. She brought up the idea to the librarians and they thought it was a great idea.

    The library has been hosting the Books Alive! every semester since spring 2014. Transfer and Career Services and the LMC Li-brary are co-hosting Books Alive!: Careers 2015, said Kristin Conner, Director of Transfer and Career Ser-vices. Transfer and Career Services has been assisting in recruiting people to volunteer to be books and promoting it across campus.

    The event provides the opportunity for patrons [students] to check-out human books [career pro-

    By JOSEPH DELANOjdelano@lmcexperience.com

    Progress on the construction of the Student Union and PE Complex buildings was fur-thered Oct. 27 as core samples of the ground beneath the planned zones were drilled.

    The extracted samples taken will be used in order to analyze the make-up of material under-neath the areas around the campus desired for positioning of the new student facilities.

    As a part of the project, we need to sample and evaluate the soil in the areas where the new buildings will be located, said Los Medanos College Vice President Kevin Horan in an email.

    Drilling of the cores was the next step after a designing period of the buildings drew to a close.

    We have completed the schematic design phase on the PE Complex and anticipate completing schematic design on the Student Union later this week, continued Horan.

    Knowing what condition the ground is in is important for the planning and construc-tion phases, this according to

    Brant Wilson, staff engineer for Concord-based geological survey company, RMA Group of Companies.

    Soil beneath the tested zones is expected to bear the weight and footprint of the two-story Student Union and the PE Complex, and be resistant to shifting for various reasons, including earthquakes.

    The ideal outcome for the analysis is that the soil is sta-ble, and the survey will come back without any problems, he continued.

    RMA Group, along with site development engineering firm Krazan, who actually drilled the cores, was on campus Oct. 27 and 28 to do the work.

    Krazan representatives Rem-ington Alexander and Brent Snyder drilled a number of pits, each measuring approximately eight

    Inches in diameter, in the grassy practice field area in front of the Math Building as well as the area in front of the existing PE Complex, along with the strip between the pool and the baseball field.

    Most of the holes were See DRILL, page 6

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    You know, Ive always wanted a child. And now I think Ill have one ... on toast! Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus

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    Kimberly StellySOCIALLY UNWELL


    Scary movies give us thrills

    The anxiety struggle is real

    There should be no maximum age because it not just a childrens day people love to dress up. I think everyone should take part in it. Maureen Santos

    I stopped when I was 12, because I became mature and wanted to do things like go to costume parties, so Id say 12 or 13. Marcus Fenderson

    At the age of 20, people should stop trick-or-treating, because its kinda weird for someone old coming to your door asking for candy.