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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

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    Word on the Quad–Where were you on September 11th, 2001?

    “I was born in 1995. I don’t remember that.”
    Shaquille Maxey-Smith
    Kinesiology

    “I was in bed, knocked out, I think I heard the radio talked about the towers falling. I also heard they closed down Bart at the time.”
    Jack DeJesus
    Graphic Arts

    “I was two weeks into class at Illinois State University. I was printing out a paper for my acting class. I was at my friend’s dorm room, and he had just turned on the T.V. as I was printing out my paper. And we sat there and watched the second plane hit.”
    Eric Andler
    Electrical Engineering

    “I was here in Oakland at my granny’s house. I was probably 12 years old, getting ready to go to school. It was traumatic though.”
    Nakea Funtaine
    Business

    “I was on my way to school, they actually talked about it, and turned on the radio. I remember that part.”
    Sherell Johnson
    Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management

    “At the time I was a 10th grader at San Leandro High. I was getting dressed and coming out, turned on the t.v. and tower two collapsed. I was like, ‘Ok, what movie is this that’s on?’”
    Keith Salminen
    Physical Education

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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