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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

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    Repair of broken elevator is huge releif for culinary arts students and instructors

    by Michelle Snider

    Culinary Arts Department instructor Lawrence Jackson measures the distance to a working elevator. (photo by Michelle Snider)

    Culinary Arts students and staff had cause for elation Nov. 21 when a very important campus elevator was fully functional after four weeks “out of service.”

    The elevator goes from the downstairs kitchen to the Student Center cafeteria and is the main food transport. “The students are thrilled,” noted culinary arts instructor Lawrence Jackson. “We had been using ‘wheels for hotboxes’ to keep the food warm as students rolled them from the kitchen to the Student Center cafeteria.”

    That circuitous route went from the Student Center ground floor, past the wood tech construction area, to the G building elevator. Then students moved the hotboxes from lower G building to the cafeteria in the Student Center. “Those hotboxes are not sturdy enough for long distances,” Jackson points out. He was concerned that a wheel could break off and the hotbox could injure on a student. In addition, culinary instructors had to run up and down the stairs at F building several times a day to check on students in the cafeteria. A functioning elevator has solved many problems.

    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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