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May, 2016 | The Express

Archive for May, 2016

Student-athletes balance life, sports and school

By Carleen Surrena @surrena_C A day in the life of a student-athlete can be demanding. It can vary on any given day. Wake up, breakfast, go to class, grab a quick snack – preferably something healthy [...]

Blackboard Learn to be replaced

By C.J. Peterson @cjpeterson51 The Blackboard era looks as though it is coming to an end. And we’re not talking about the chalk-dust-ridden, screechy, writing surfaces that have been a staple of the American education system [...]

My plan: don’t sweat the small stuff

I have some real off days. Days where I just don’t want to get out of the warmth of my bed. Days where I fantasize about calling in sick while nursing a second or third cup [...]

Opinion: Candidates, weed and bond issues

Election season is upon us and the Las Positas Editorial Board has issued its recommendations for June 6 and November 8. Presidential Endorsements The California primary is just weeks away and our editorial board has decided [...]

Facebook and the science of stupidity

Glenn Wohltmann @GLENNERGY1 Every instructor on campus has likely encountered the phenomenon: that student who thinks she or he is doing great when they’re at the bottom of the class. It’s called the Dunning–Kruger effect: the [...]

Five sweet spots to kick it and study on campus

By Mitchell Mylius @mitchellmylius Driving into Las Positas, just off to the left is the Native Plant Trail. Across the street from the 1900 building, there is a sign directing passer-bys to the trail. It’s a [...]

Local poets speak their minds at the Poetry Slam

By Mitchell Mylius @mitchellmylius The café at Las Positas was filled with the sounds of snapping fingers May 9 as 16 poets competed for cash and props in the Poetry Club’s annual Poetry Slam. The audience [...]

Students get chance to sit in director’s chair

By Morgan Brizee @morgan_brizee Costume making, set designing and learning lines are what students in the Student Directed One Acts learn to do in four months. The Las Positas College Student Directed One Acts is a [...]

‘Civil War’: hero vs. hero done right

Brianna Guillory @BloatedNani For those disappointed by DC’s “Batman v Superman,” as usual, Marvel Studios has got your back. “Captain America: Civil War” is the hero vs. hero movie the world has been waiting for. Forefronted [...]

A Raisin in the Sun

The Express Staff @lpcexpressnews   The play is based on the Broadway show by Lorraine Hansberry. She was the first African American woman to perform on Broadway. Her family dealt with racial discrimination throughout their lives. [...]

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