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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

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

    Letter to the editor

    I Choose to believe Christine Blasey Ford

    As a bi-racial woman, I have faced many challenges in my life. As a woman in general I have dealt with the assumption that I am ignorant, that I want to be touched, and I enjoy attention.

    Frankly, at times I feel unsafe in my body and skin. I am harassed because of my physical appearance, whether I look like a goddess or like a devil does not matter. Dr. Ford is a brave woman and she will be remembered as such regardless of how people attempt to smear her reputation. Is her story true?

    It is a skeptical situation but I choose to believe her. I cannot relate to being involved with a man of political power, but I know what it’s like for a man to strip away my freedom to choose. I truly hope one day there can be a solution to this vicious cycle that continues to affect millions of people.

    Mau Kirkwood
    Communications 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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