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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

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
Ian Waters, News Editor • June 1, 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
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
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


    Monday/Dec. 14


    Women’s History Month
    The committee to plan Women’s History Month events will hold its first meeting at 10 am in F-170. More meetings will follow. For details, contact Marla Leech at mleech(at)

    Thursday/December 3 
    “Laney Library Black Panther Exhibit”
    Bill Jennings (Billy X) will be speaking about the exhibit and the history of the Black Panther Party and Oakland. Noon on the first floor near the magazine section.

    “Artificial Photosynthesis Systems”


    A lecture by Dr. Christopher Chang, professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology, UC Berkeley, presenting A Synthetic Leaf for Solar-to-Chemical Conversion. 7 p.m. at Berkeley City College. Reception at 6:30 p.m. For details,

    Saturday/December 12
    “Laney’s Oakland City Chorus Performance”
    Laney’s Oakland City Chorus will perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland. Works by Ives, Britten, and more. Special guest: Jonathan Dimmock, organist. $15 General/$10 Students and Seniors.

    Through December 18 
    “Support The Open Door Mission on Seventh Street”
    Each holiday season Laney adopts our neighbor by contributing food and financial donations. Food suggestions: elbow macaroni, dry pinto beans, spaghetti in packages, canned tomatoes and canned meat. Collection bin at the Laney Library, or to have food picked up contact Andrew Skinner-Demps at 510.464.3493.

    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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