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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Matthew Wolpe found his passion for building in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now he wants to inspire students
Rym-Maya Kherbache, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024

Newly tenured instructor Matthew Wolpe’s path brought him to Laney College, where he has whittled his creative passion into teaching students...

(Photo: AlchemillaMollis/Pixabay)
Just call me Grinch
Nico Addams-Tumaneng, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023
VC of General Services retires
VC of General Services retires
New security survey, search for PCCD General Counsel, and more announced today
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer • April 22, 2024
Plants grow in plastic pots next to Merritt Colleges Landscape Horticulture greenhouses. Merritt is set to launch a new Certificate of Achievement in Cannabis Horticulture this fall.
Merritt’s new Cannabis Horticulture Certificate is about ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • April 20, 2024
San Mateo district passes on Besikof
San Mateo district passes on Besikof
April 15, 2024
(Illustration: Eliot Faine/The Citizen)
CoA to host blood drive
April 13, 2024
Finalists for Laney VP of Student Services share plans for student success
Finalists for Laney VP of Student Services share plans for student success
April 10, 2024
(Photo: Glen Carrie/Unsplash)
Student elections open today. Has voter information been ‘widespread’?
April 9, 2024
Activities at the meeting ranged from honest discussions about shared governance to creating posters, such as the one pictured above. (Source: PCCD)
PCCD budgeting council discusses changes to shared governance
April 8, 2024
(Photo: wiredsmartio/Pixabay)
Knowledge Saves Lives to receive new contract for security study
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • April 8, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community. (Photo: Eliot Faine/The Citizen)
Student trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
March 19, 2024
Student Trustee Naomi Vasquez, who was sworn onto the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees on Dec. 12, 2023, sees her role as an opportunity to uplift her fellow students and advocate for the value of a community college education. (Photo: Eliot Faine/The Citizen)
Student Trustee Naomi Vasquez aims to lift voices and empower students at PCCD
February 28, 2024
Childhood photo of Burgess
Tea with Tamara: Drew Burgess, art faculty at College of Alameda
February 21, 2024
New district chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson delivered an impassioned speech introducing herself to PCCD at Spring 2024 Flex Day. Other keynote speeches, performances, info sessions, and trainings were held throughout the day. (Photo: Faiza Ali/PCCD)
Spring semester kicks off at districtwide Flex Day
January 31, 2024
Tony Claar, an animation instructor at Laney College, passed away at 74. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)
At annual student artwork showcase, Graphic Arts Department honors recently deceased instructor
January 24, 2024
Izzie Villanueva sits at their laptop in BCCs Basic Needs Center, scanning student IDs into a database to track Basic Needs usage. (Photo courtesy: Izzie Villanueva)
The Basics on Izzie Villanueva, BCC's first Basic Needs Coordinator
December 15, 2023
Meet Peraltas student leaders
Meet Peralta's student leaders
December 13, 2023
Tea with Tamara: Mark Rauzon, biogeographer and Laney Instructor
Tea with Tamara: Mark Rauzon, biogeographer and Laney Instructor
December 11, 2023
(Graphic: Li Khan/The Citizen. Photo courtesy of Laney College)
Q&A with incoming chancellor
December 3, 2023
Tea With Tamara: Lily Leung, Laney Library Technician II
Tea With Tamara: Lily Leung, Laney Library Technician II
November 22, 2023
(Graphic: Desmond Meagley/The Citizen)
Sunshine Week 2024: Spotlighting public records
March 17, 2024
As the news cycle churns on and current events beg for our attention, some public records that we obtain inevitably end up collecting dust in the corner. In honor of Sunshine Week, we’ve decided to dust off some of those records, and shed light on public information.
The UC Berkeley chapter of End Overdose at Sproul Plaza in Berkeley on Jan. 23, 2024. The organization passes out free fentanyl test strips to students, and gives other organizations training on Narcan usage. (Photo: Juliana Yamada/CalMatters)
Narcan at California colleges: Are students getting overdose medication?
March 8, 2024
A California required campus health centers at public colleges and universities to arm students with free Narcan, but not all have followed suit.
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen)
Laney’s Tower of Terror
December 28, 2023
Three separate reports were made to The Citizen in November about a Laney Tower elevator malfunctioning with passengers inside. The college announced Dec. 4 that the Tower elevators would "remain offline until further notice."
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