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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

    WOTQ — Why is it important for everyone to understand Black History?

    Patricia Ellis, Real Estate Major

    I do think it’s important that we remember Black History, but in addition to that I think it’s also important that we cover and that we all have knowledge of history in general to break our cycle of injustice.

    Sophia Landes, Communications Major

    Remembering Black History, along with all histories, is important because the only way to prevent past social injustices, such as slavery and prejudiced behavior, is to acknowledge and learn from our mistakes.

    Marirose Febo, Cosmetology Major

    We get to know more of their history and how they dealt with certain situations. We get to understand their culture, music and language and it allows us to express more empathy.

    Martha Tellez, Education Major

    It’s important to not forget the past and not recreate the same mistakes. When we look at our current climate it seems like we are stuck in a cycle, but understanding history will allow us to create a better future.

    Ari Minor, English Major

    Their history has always been overlooked and it’s important that we pay attention, and not just think about it for one month but every day.

    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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