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Student by day, musician by night

By Morgan Brizee @morgan_brizee Standing on Pier 39 in front of the Hard Rock Cafe strumming the guitar and singing to one of Journey’s songs to strangers on a Saturday: This is what Jay Moini does [...]

Local 10-year-old girl donates to the homeless

By Morgan Brizee @morgan_brizee In two years, Autumn Le donated more than 250 sleeping bags to the homeless in Livermore. That values at more than $8,000. This Christmas, she also gave socks, underwear and t-shirts as [...]

After Several Tragedies, Student Leader Stands Strong

              By Tami Shephard Michael Kapetanich’s mother died when he was 12 years old, but he still hears her voice in his head. She guides him through the difficult parts [...]

Alumna Fights Illnesses Against All Odds

By Brianna Guillory @bloatednani Each person experiences a series of moments in his or her life. In that series of moments, a mixed array of emotions are imposed. And at times these emotions can often become [...]

English Teacher and Daughter: A Music Duo

Carleen Surrena @surrena_c When you want to express the way you feel about what is going on in your life, there are different ways this can be done. You may internalize what you are feeling.  You [...]

LPC student prepares for queen’s treatment

By Nicole Silveira @NSILVEIRA07 While dozens of students sat eager to hear her play, Erin McQueen strolled to her keyboard with fear in her eye. She sat at her keyboard ready to play, when the nervous [...]

Student photographer defies illness, exhibits stunning works

By Tami Shepherd  @tamisphoto “Elements,” A photography show currently on display in the 4000 building features the photography of LPC student Ian Jones. The photos on display tell many stories, but one story they do not [...]

Retirement of college’s first president leaves large vacancy

By Shayla Gasca @shaylamaritza A well-known faculty member at the Las Positas-Chabot College District, Barbara Fracisco Mertes, has retired after for forty years of service with the district. Mertes has had a huge impact on the [...]

For Ted Kaye, it all started with a mouse

Bekka Wiedenmeyer Editor-in-chief If there is one thing that stands out to him, it is Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech.  In this speech, Jobs stated that “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only [...]

LPC alumnus triumphs over hardships

Brianna Guillory A&E Editor Alaina Schofield was not expecting to win the scholarship of a lifetime when she had applied for the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship during her sophomore year at Las Positas College. But as [...]