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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 Trustee Paulina Gonzalez Brito addresses the crowd at Berkeley City College’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event featured a block party along with a groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new Milvia Street building. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
‘We’re still rising’: BCC celebrates 50th anniversary
College throws block party and breaks ground on new building
Sam O'Neil, Associate Editor • May 6, 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
PCCDs classified employees pose for a pic at the first-ever professional development day for classified professionals. PCCD Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson reflected on the event in her report to the Board of Trustees. (Source: PCCD)
Peralta’s leadership search, CCC public safety earmark, and “rumors” discussed at 4/9 meeting of PCCD Trustees
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024
Student Trustee Naomi Vasquez, who was sworn onto the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees on Dec. 12, 2023, sees her role as an opportunity to uplift her fellow students and advocate for the value of a community college education.
Student Trustee Naomi Vasquez aims to lift voices and empower students at PCCD
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • February 28, 2024

    Get your club on

    By Michelle Snider

    Club Rush convened with an array of clubs tabling on the Laney quad Sept. 18, inviting students to broaden their knowledge, rapport, skills and interests.

    ASLC President Dag Sabhat, along with a few senators, was present to help facilitate students around each club table. Sabhat said joining a club helps students create social connections that become support systems which can have successful academic results.

    ‘You come up with something completely new being with a group of people.’
    —Justice Alford, ASLC Secretary of External Affairs

    “The more you are invested on campus, the more you join clubs, the bet- ter your grades are,” he said. “There’s a correlation. You make friends and you feel more accepted.”

    Joining clubs gives students a level of getting to know their colleagues that they can’t get in class, said ASLC Secretary of External Affairs Justice Alford.

    “It’s beautiful in a sense,” she said. “You come up with something completely new, being with a group of people. I love that about clubs, that it brings out your imagination and creativity.”

    Laney student Sheon Slaughter believes club activity helps students build a career later on. He suggests staying in contact with club members after college as they will possibly know of career opportunities later on and recommend you.

    “It makes you feel a part of campus, and it helps you build community and as you build community that helps you want to come to school — to get in here and get it done,” Slaughter said.

    Additional clubs:
    Black Student Union [email protected]
    Mongolian Students Apex Club [email protected]
    Asianrific! Club Contact [email protected]
    Hip Hop Scholars [email protected]
    Friends of the Laney Garden [email protected]
    Laney Architecture Club [email protected]

    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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