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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

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
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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
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    Letters to the Editor — Girl power

    Dear Editor — My life outside of school is spent organizing with women and queer people. This shapes my curiosities about student life as I begin my first semester at Laney College — What informs conversations and awareness around sexual assault on campus? 
    In June, three women — Sofie Karasek, Aryle Butler and Nicoletta Commins- filed a lawsuit against UC Berkeley for failing to educate students on sexual assault and gender-discrimination. All this in the wake of several high-profile stories, including assault-claims by the aforementioned women, exposing UC Berkeley’s Frat-culture and it’s connoisseurs for what they are — a refuge for the consensually impaired, ethically vacant and generally misogynist young men who’d rather not ask how you feel about sexual advances before application. 
    It’s seems many school administrations’ policies on sexual assault are shaped by fear of being sued or are outright products of lawsuits. Students, however, are much less likely to have ethics shaped by legality and policy. On the contrary, I believe it is the students themselves who come to school knowing how frequently assaults and discriminations happen with or without the approval of the institution they work at or attend. 
    With all this in mind, my curiosities remain and may be simplified into questions such as: When do the feminist student groups meet? Where are the anti-rape flyers? At Laney, outside of a designated office for complaints, where can one engage on the topic of rape-culture?
    Jami Williams
    Undeclared

    The Tower welcomes letters to the editor of 150 words or fewer. Letters are subject to editing for space and clarity. Include name, major, and a valid phone number for contact. Email letters to laneytower(at)peralta.edu with subject line “Letter to the Editor.”

    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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