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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

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
Abdul Pridgen will lead the district’s community-based safety program
Li Khan, Editor in Chief • June 21, 2024
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Rym-Maya Kherbache, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024
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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)
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Romi Bales, Staff Writer • June 17, 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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    Letters to the Editor — The yellow blues

    Editor — Every time I have the misfortune of needing to use one of the bathrooms on campus, I really wonder about the character of students we serve here at Laney and their sense of pride — not just about the college, but about themselves. 
    I always thought that men’s rooms were worse than women’s, but now I’m not so sure. Is it because women hesitate to sit on public toilets? For some reason they miss the bowl as often as the men. 
    But not only must we contend with urine-covered toilets, there is paper thrown in and around the cubicles, and bowls sometimes stuffed with both used and unused paper. Last week I saw a used sanitary napkin lying next to the toilet! 
    Every night there is a maintenance crew that cleans up after us. Yet by 11 a.m. it looks like Katrina has stormed through the women’s restrooms. Nothing is spared, not the floors, sinks, mirrors nor toilet bowls . 
    Unfortunately for everyone, this creates breeding grounds for disease. It’s no mystery that colds, flus and bacterial infections sweep through the student body with abandon!
    What is wrong with us? Where is our sense of decency? 
    It would be nice if each person simply cleaned up after herself so that the next person needn’t subject themselves to gut-wrenching filth and germs. It’s really not asking for much, just common decency and self-respect.

    Alison Stapp
    Laney Tutor

    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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