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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

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    Letters to the Editor — Shedding light on danger in the dark

    Editor — I have just started my second semester at Laney and am excited to begin new classes. I have one evening class, the same as I did last semester. 
    My new math class, which takes place from 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. after the sun has set, mind you, is in the Field House. If you are unfamiliar with the location of the Field House as was I several days ago, it is next to the football field — still unsure? 
    So was I, so I walked behind the Art Center building, over the bridge, down a path and finally past the football field into Field House.
    You may wonder where this story is going and I will tell you; I had to make this journey to the mysterious Field House in the dark! Ok, it wasn’t pitch black but there are several light posts that hardly light the path as there are several dim light posts scattered among this campus, and as a student and a woman it makes me feel unsafe. 
    Not only is the campus not lit up but the parking lot is poorly lit; now I do not think I need to explain why the student parking lot should be well lit but I will for anyone reading this. Laney College has a responsibility to ensure the safety of its campus and as a student I do not feel safe after dark. 
    Therefore, I would like to bring this appalling situation to the attention to whomever is in charge of lighting, which I am aware is not you but I am writing to you in hopes that whoever is in charge of such things will read my letter and a bulb will light up, or several light bulbs for that matter.

    Yzeppa Macias
    Journalism


    Guest editorials
    The Tower accepts guest editorials of 400 to 500 words on topics that focus on Laney College and the wider community. Direct submissions to laneytower(at)peralta.We sometimes edit for space and clarity.

    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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