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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

    Letters to the editor

    Community college is here for us

    After graduating from Bishop O’Dowd High School in the spring of 2014, I enrolled at Merritt College in hopes of saving money and buying time to find a career I would enjoy.

    Like many young students I had no idea what I wanted to do in life but community college made me realize there is no need to rush. The Peralta Community College system has helped me make education my foundation for tomorrow. I have suffered hardship during these three years such as the loss of my mother, brother and my childhood home.

    If I had attended a state college or a UC campus straight out of high school, I do not feel I would have felt comfortable enough to take some much-needed time away from school.

    I am a semester away from graduating with an associates degree and I am glad community colleges like Laney and Merritt helped me along the way.
    Khari Marshall
    Media Studies

    Everything is running smoothly

    As a continuing Laney student, I am used to running into problems at the beginning of the semester. I am pleased to find that this fall, everything seems to be going very well.

    The students I have spoken to seem excited about their classes. The instructors seem eager and energized. Support staff around the campus have been friendly and helpful. Parking permits were even available at the beginning of the semester. The bathrooms have been well-maintained so far.

    There even seems to have been less switching around of classrooms after the semester started. All in all, I think it has been a great start to the semester. Let’s try to keep up this positive energy throughout the semester.
    Bonnie Oviatt
    Labor Studies

    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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