Peralta Community College District's Only Student-Run Publication
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
In this monthly column, I chat with folks from the Peralta community and ask ten questions aiming to make everyone more relatable to each other. (Graphic by Randi Cross/The Citizen)
Tea with Tamara: Drew Burgess, art faculty at College of Alameda
Tamara Copes, Columnist • February 21, 2024
(Photo: Citizen Staff)
PCCD public safety director placed on leave pending resignation
Announcement comes hours after recent court hearing for battery case
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna, Managing Editor • February 14, 2024
(Photo: @tapanakorn/Canva)
Thomas hearing rescheduled due to outstanding arrest warrant
Warrant stems from Thomas' failure to appear for Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna, Managing Editor • February 13, 2024
Peralta Board of Trustees Brief 1/23: Enrollment increases; Laney, UCs partner for data science; DAS concerns
Peralta Board of Trustees Brief 1/23: Enrollment increases; Laney, UCs partner for data science; DAS concerns
Sam O'Neil, Associate Editor • February 12, 2024
New district chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson delivered an impassioned speech introducing herself to PCCD at Spring 2024 Flex Day. Other keynote speeches, performances, info sessions, and trainings were held throughout the day. (Photo: Faiza Ali/PCCD)
Spring semester kicks off at districtwide Flex Day
New chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson delivers personal introduction
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer • January 31, 2024
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen. Illustrations: Sketchify/Canva; SEGOTeam/Canva)
California Virtual Campus Exchange allows community college students to enroll in online classes statewide
Peralta open enrollment for regular session classes ends soon, but many late start classes will still be available
Ian Waters, News Editor • January 25, 2024
Tony Claar, an animation instructor at Laney College, passed away at 74. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)
At annual student artwork showcase, Graphic Arts Department honors recently deceased instructor
‘Visual fiesta’ closes with a dedication to Tony Claar, animation instructor
Li Khan, Editor in Chief • January 24, 2024
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen)
Laney’s Tower of Terror
Tower elevators offline after alleged malfunctions with passengers inside
Leo Premnath-Ray, Investigations Reporter • December 28, 2023
(Graphic: Li Khan/The Citizen)
How $11.2 million in state funding led to a $6.2 million deficit for PCCD
A semester-long push and pull regarding cost-of-living raises culminated in budget cuts to address a $6.2 million deficit.
Sam O'Neil and Li Khan December 24, 2023
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen)
Peralta Board of Trustees Brief: Board elections, public comment, facilities updates, and budget cuts
Satch Alvarez, Staff Writer • December 22, 2023
(Photo: QuinceCreative/Pixabay)
New movement in public safety director’s criminal cases
Tim Thomas convicted on DUI, new hearing set for battery case
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna, Investigations Editor • December 22, 2023
Izzie Villanueva sits at their laptop in BCCs Basic Needs Center, scanning student IDs into a database to track Basic Needs usage. (Photo courtesy: Izzie Villanueva)
The Basics on Izzie Villanueva, BCC's first Basic Needs Coordinator
Ian Waters, News Editor • December 15, 2023
(Photo: AlchemillaMollis/Pixabay)
Just call me Grinch
Why I ‘hate hate hate, double hate’ and entirely loathe the holidays
Nico Addams-Tumaneng, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen)
Meet Peralta's student leaders
Four student body presidents discuss their backgrounds and aspirations
Satch Alvarez, Staff Writer • December 13, 2023
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen. Photo: Feng Yu/Shutterstock)
The Citizen Investigates: PCCD Vendor High Performance Learning Environments
The construction consulting firm has ties to two past controversies at school districts in Southern California surrounding allegations of bribery and fraud.
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna and Li Khan December 12, 2023
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