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The LPC Express Guide To The Major Events Of 2017

Christopher Hartwell @SILIENCESEEN Jan. 20— Donald Trump sworn into office Sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, this controversial figure stepped into power on the morning of Friday, January 20. The [...]

Land of the free, home of the brave: LPC celebrates Veterans Day

Julia Coty @JULIACOTY Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is a holiday dedicated to honor all veterans and active serving members, past and present, for their sacrifices and accomplishments. On Nov. 9th 2017, the LPC [...]

‘Man’s best friend’ therapeutic for stressed students

Elizabeth Joy @ELIZABE53603091 When Las Positas instructor, Stephanie Tyler, steps into her 107 math class she is accompanied by Bruster, her stress therapist– a 6 year old German Shepherd. As the class proceeds, Bruster makes his [...]

Tragic crash steals life of young LPC student

Elizabeth Joy @ELIZABE53603091 Death is a natural part of life, but when a life is finished the light shining in them ceases to light the twinkling in the eyes of the ones who loved them Karter [...]

The Best Latte Art In The East Bay

Christopher Hartwell @SILIENCESEEN As groggy students awaken to another day at school, the need for caffeine is a constant when facing a day of lectures and note taking. Coffee is a part of our culture, for [...]

Buried alive but survived: Joe Torrillo recalls unforgettable 9/11

Julia Coty @JULIACOTY Suffocation. Darkness. Chaos. Lieutenant Joe Torrillo lay under concrete slabs and rubble in the darkness, feeling helpless as he prepared himself for death. Torrillo is one of few survivors of 9/11, having been [...]

College president fights for his life

By Rachel Hanna @RachelCH97 LPC president Barry Russell has taken a leave of absence as he fights for his life against cancer. This past summer, Russell, in an email to the school, announced his brain cancer [...]

Student makes miraculous recovery after brush with death

By Elisa Villanueva @BBElisacats Monday through Friday students commute to Las Positas. Some from the Bay Area, some from the valley and for some, even further. Students get up as early as four in the morning [...]

Remembering our fallen: how families commemorate the lives lost to war

By Greg Buckley @gbuckking Life and death. Words that dance among themselves and create a memory highway connected to one’s deepest emotions. The best of memories are always the simplest. It can be a smell or [...]

Star athlete takes on new life

Las Positas diver learns to be a mother as a student and a record-breaking athlete. Carleen Surrena @Surrena_c In 2016 the U.S. Census Bureau reported that out of about 12 million single parent families, single mothers [...]