Archive for Features

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 [...]

The grind of international students: transcending borders and expectations

By Gabriel Crosetti @gabecrosetti They account for less than two percent of Las Positas College students, but if you were to walk around the campus you would think that fraction was much higher. Whether you’re walking [...]

Silent chaos: The daily battle that is OCD

By Konnor McIntosh @easymoney_mac When mental health disorders are discussed in social circles, they are often met with condescension or downright disrespect. Think of how many times in casual conversation phrases like “don’t be retarded” come [...]

History professor fights against news censorship

By Greg Buckley @gbuckking The Zombie Apocalypse has materialized, and is in full effect here on the Las Positas campus. Everywhere you look, you’ll find the frozen faces following the feet in front of them. Most [...]