Peralta Community College District's Only Student-Run Publication
Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

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

The Citizen

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

The Citizen

They conquered gloom and Zoom: 2024 college grads on what comes next
They conquered gloom and Zoom: 2024 college grads on what comes next
Li Khan and The CalMatters College Journalism Network June 29, 2024
Five college graduates reflect on their unique college experience and look forward to their early career plans.
Staff Writer Desmond Meagley stands in the very spot where a security guard confronted him last month: the doorway of the men’s restroom in the Laney College Library. Meagley, who is transgender, tried to report the incident, but reached a dead end when an administrator told him he would need the security guard’s name.
The Catch-22 in AP 3435, Peralta's Harassment Protocol
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024
A blue phone in the Laney College parking lot. District officials are advising community members to take precaution in parking lot areas after a recent vehicle burglary.
Laney issues safety advisory after vehicle theft in parking lot
Li Khan, Editor in Chief • July 12, 2024
PCCD offices. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)
Board bears down on budget at 6/11 meeting
District faces $11.2 million deficit
Romi Bales and Li Khan July 10, 2024
Students discuss their work in class at the MESA center at American River College on April 25, 2024. (Photo: Cristian Gonzalez/CalMatters)
California boosts spending to help students earn math and science degrees
July 9, 2024
Breaking: PCCD appoints former San Leandro police chief to Interim Executive Director of Public Safety
Breaking: PCCD appoints former San Leandro police chief to Interim Executive Director of Public Safety
June 21, 2024
A cap at the Laney College commencement ceremony on May 24 reads in Spanish, This is for my mom who gave me everything. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
Graduations, resignations and more: PCCD Trustees wrap up school year at 5/28 meeting
June 17, 2024
Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer
Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer
June 14, 2024
Abigail McMurry, Acting President of Associated Students of Laney College, spoke against last-minute class cancellations at the May 14 Board of Trustees meeting.
Class cancellations, basic needs, and 'flying pigs' at 5/14 meeting for PCCD Trustees
June 1, 2024
Melanie Dixon appointed CoA President
Melanie Dixon appointed CoA President
After two years of acting appointments, the College of Alameda will finally fill the presidency with a permanent hire this summer
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
Armando Franco, BCCs new MESA Program Director, sits at his desk in a corner of the MESA center at BCC. The new program will offer support for low-income, first-generation students in STEM.
BCC’s new MESA director instills confidence in students
May 21, 2024
As College of Alameda searches for a new president, The Citizen searched for one of the colleges former presidents. The late Jeanette Poore was the first woman to lead a community college in California.
CoA's mystery woman: The forgotten legacy of the first female community college president in California
May 13, 2024
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
April 24, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
March 19, 2024
College of Alameda jazz professor Glen Pearson demonstrates his musical talent on his classroom piano. Hes one of the newest members of the Count Basie Orchestra, a historic 18-piece jazz ensemble that took home a Grammy this year.
The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
March 4, 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.
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
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."
(Graphic: Li Khan/The Citizen)
How $11.2 million in state funding led to a $6.2 million deficit for PCCD
December 25, 2023
Faculty at the Peralta Community College District wanted to see the $11.2 million state Cost of Living Adjustment funds used towards employee cost-of-living raises, but district officials determined that granting cost-of-living raises of any amount would still require substantial cuts elsewhere in the budget.
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