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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

Laney College Baseball held a naming ceremony April 26 for its stadium, now called the Tom Pearse Diamond. The name change was approved by the Peralta Board of Trustees at its April 23 meeting. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
Laney names baseball stadium, FabLab to relocate and more at 4/23 meeting for PCCD trustees
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024
The search for a permanent president of the College of Alameda is down to three candidates. William “Terry” Brown (left), Melanie Dixon (middle), and Rebecca “Becky” Opsata will respond to community questions at public forums on Thursday. (Photo courtesy: PCCD)
Finalists for CoA President unveiled
Community questions accepted until midnight tonight
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • May 13, 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
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

    Club rush kicks off in Laney Quad

    With class at 11–12:50 on Wednesdays Maricruz Martinez usually misses out on mid-day campus events. “Timing is definitely problematic.” When class ended early Sept. 24, Martinez didn’t expect to find club rush taking place on the quad. “I just followed the music.”

    Club Affairs Officer Jessica Hargrove of the Associated Students of Laney College (ASLC) organized the two-day event on Sept. 23 and 24. Club rush featured Architecture Club, Chess Club, Mental Health Club, International Club, Tennis Club, Identity Club, Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action (BASTA), Black Student Union (BSU), Associated Students of Asian and Pacific Islanders (ASAPI), and more.

    Martinez had already been visited by BASTA representatives (also ASLC Senators) Crystal Perez and Miguel Avila in an introduction to Chicano/Latin studies class. “They passed around a sign-up sheet but I hadn’t heard anything since.”

    Upon approaching the quad, Martinez noted how empty campus felt compared to usual. “I didn’t know what was going on. None of the tables had signs and I didn’t see students approaching tables.” Martinez recognized the colorful paper art decorating the BASTA table and decided to sign up again.

    If students missed their first opportunity (or like Martinez, want to sign-up again) another opportunity to check out clubs on campus isn’t far away. A second two-day club rush will be taking place in October, date to be determined. Students with questions regarding clubs don’t have to wait. ASLC Club Affairs Officer Jessica Hargrove can be reached at the ASLC office located on the third floor of the student center.

    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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