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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

Recent Stories
Raymond Quan, one of two candidates turned down for the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources role, answers a question at his public forum.
PCCD fails to hire permanent HR head
Andrea Epps tapped for interim VC of Human Resources
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • July 21, 2024
A blue phone in the Laney College parking lot. District officials are advising community members to take precaution in parking lot areas after a recent vehicle burglary.
Laney issues safety advisory after vehicle theft in parking lot
Li Khan, Editor in Chief • July 12, 2024
PCCD offices. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)
Board bears down on budget at 6/11 meeting
District faces $11.2 million deficit
Romi Bales and Li Khan July 10, 2024
Students discuss their work in class at the MESA center at American River College on April 25, 2024. (Photo: Cristian Gonzalez/CalMatters)
California boosts spending to help students earn math and science degrees
Li Khan, via CalMatters • July 9, 2024
They conquered gloom and Zoom: 2024 college grads on what comes next
They conquered gloom and Zoom: 2024 college grads on what comes next
Li Khan and The CalMatters College Journalism Network June 29, 2024
Breaking: PCCD appoints former San Leandro police chief to Interim Executive Director of Public Safety
Breaking: PCCD appoints former San Leandro police chief to Interim Executive Director of Public Safety
Abdul Pridgen will lead the district’s community-based safety program
Li Khan, Editor in Chief • June 21, 2024
A cap at the Laney College commencement ceremony on May 24 reads in Spanish, This is for my mom who gave me everything. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
Graduations, resignations and more: PCCD Trustees wrap up school year at 5/28 meeting
Romi Bales, Staff Writer • June 17, 2024
Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer
Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer
Nelson to be first COO since leadership restructure
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna and Desmond Meagley June 14, 2024
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
Merritt Librarian reimagines alebrijes sculptor’s life in new picture book
Merritt Librarian reimagines 'alebrijes' sculptor’s life in new picture book
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • May 30, 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
CoAs next president is one of these three college leaders
CoA's next president is one of these three college leaders
Community feedback on the candidates is due midnight tonight
Desmond Meagley and Ivan Saravia May 21, 2024
Armando Franco, BCCs new MESA Program Director, sits at his desk in a corner of the MESA center at BCC. The new program will offer support for low-income, first-generation students in STEM.
BCC’s new MESA director instills confidence in students
Armando Franco reflects on journey from first-generation college student to experienced mentor
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024
Staff Writer Desmond Meagley stands in the very spot where a security guard confronted him last month: the doorway of the men’s restroom in the Laney College Library. Meagley, who is transgender, tried to report the incident, but reached a dead end when an administrator told him he would need the security guard’s name.
The Catch-22 in AP 3435, Peralta's Harassment Protocol
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024
Laney College Baseball held a naming ceremony April 26 for its stadium, now called the Tom Pearse Diamond. The name change was approved by the Peralta Board of Trustees at its April 23 meeting. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
Laney names baseball stadium, FabLab to relocate and more at 4/23 meeting for PCCD trustees
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024
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