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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

It’s been a good run…

admin May 28, 2018

by Sarah Carpenter & Brian Howey Brian Howey & Sarah Carpenter are finishing their tenure as co-editors-in-chief of the Laney Tower.For four tumultuous and exciting semesters, we’ve kept...

Chancellor applies for new position

Wen Li May 22, 2018

Jowel C. Laguerre is one of top three candidates for N.J. college By Brian Howey Peralta Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre has applied for the job of president at Hudson County Community College in Jersey...

District spending under scrutiny

admin April 3, 2018

Oversight committee suggests Measure B funds may be misused by Brian Howey Michael Mills presents the Citizens Oversight Committee’s report on the district’s Measure B spending Feb. 27. The...

Jeff Heyman announces resignation

admin April 3, 2018

by Brian Howey Jeff Heyman holds a resolution passed in his honor by the Peralta Board of Trustees March 27 (Photo courtesy of Jeff Heyman)As March comes to an end, so too does a Peralta legacy. Jeff...

Unsure future for DACA recipients

admin September 28, 2017

Sasha Shane, 27 years old, remembers her journey to get to the United States and how long it took until she could get a work permit when the DACA program began. (Brian Howey/ Tower) Laney student...

Oakland A’s settle on Peralta site

admin September 21, 2017

Peralta’s district offices (bottom) may soon be the new home of the Oakland A’s. The new stadium would be directly across the street from Laney College (mid-photo). (Noah Berger/Courtesy of San...

Vanishing Point

admin July 21, 2017

ADLEY PENNER LIVES IN THE SHED behind the tomato plants. Its door is painted with azure streaks and golden loops. The plywood walls are warped, the plastic roof cracked. Last year’s rain...

Back in play

admin May 22, 2017

Laney College once again potential Oakland A’s stadium site By Brian Howey Laney’s collective sigh of relief was cut short last week. The college is not out of the clear yet, as it appears that...

‘Hands off.’

admin April 20, 2017

The Laney College Field House gleams, serving as the premier athletic facility for the school in Oakland, Calif., April 20, 2016. The Field House was result of multimillion-dollar investments into...

Fight for your digital rights

admin March 30, 2017

Why you should protect yourself online — and how to do it Protesters march against government surveillance in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (Wikimedia Commons/Markus Winkler) By...


admin March 30, 2017

Neglected Oakland building burns down, killing four and displacing dozens A firefighter sprays the remains of 2551 San Pablo Ave. in Oakland, Calif., on March 28, 2017, after a flare-up began billowing...

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