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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

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The Citizen

An unexpected path

An unexpected path

Community college made my dream possible
Sydney Toth, Staff Writer May 10, 2019

Growing up, I was told that to fit the mold for a “perfect” life I must attend a four year college straight after high school. I was told work hard, get good grades and graduate with an acceptance...

Got $$$? We got the college — Admissions scandal: a new outrage but old news

admin April 9, 2019

By Isis Piccillo/Tower Staff Writer Tower Staff Writer Isis PiccilloThe overwhelming response I’ve observed from the recent college admissions scandal is that many are appalled, but few are surprised. Of...

Coral reefs lead to Laney classroom-Engineering instructor Barkdull works on Ph.D.

admin March 16, 2019

Isis Piccillo/Tower Staff Writer Mallory Barkdull swims with massive fish in Palau for her environmental fluid mechanics research on coral reefs. Barkdull plans to continue her position as instructor...

In loving memory of KeithWelch, Laney Hero-Students, administrators and friends mourn the loss of…

admin March 16, 2019

by Michelle Snider/Co-editor Keith Welch graduated from Laney with the class of 2018 and worked tirelessly to help others succeed in their educational goals.Mourning the loss of Laney College alumni...

Teachers’ Strike comes to Oakland

Wen Li March 1, 2019

Oakland Education Assn. president Keith Brown leads a march to the OUSD district office in downtown Oakland on Feb. 21. The purpose of the teachers’ strike is for higher teacher wages, more...

Broke on purpose — Clash between charter and public school proponents deepens as strike continues

Wen Li March 1, 2019

President of Oakland Education Association Keith Brown stresses the importance of bringing back the kinds of resources and services that students used to have in Oakland Michelle Snider A...

Failing our students — The American public school system still has a long way to go; what can be…

Tamia Lane, Column Writer February 28, 2019

By Tamia Lane We all believe that school systems could do a lot more to improve kids’ learning experiences, whether they are in grade school, middle school or high school. African Americans...

Some students are lost — Navigators Club at Laney can help

admin February 14, 2019

by Eva Hannan, Co-Editor Laney College Navigators Club President Evetta Williams (right) and Greg Lowerie discuss the nuances of the organization’s goals during a recent Welcome Week event. Photo...

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

admin December 21, 2018

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...

Facebook to offer tuition-free course

admin November 9, 2018

Peralta’s ‘historical’ partnership with tech giant set for spring at Merritt campus Saskia Hatvany, Laney Tower Staff Writer Facebook’s Chief Diversity Officer Maxine Williams addressed the...

‘Decision Peralta’ lacks main ingredients

‘Decision Peralta’ lacks main ingredients

admin October 26, 2018

(Left to Right) Trustee Linda Handy, Peggy Morre (Trustee Riley rep), and Cleavon Smith (representing Cindi Reiss), held forth in ‘Decision Peralta’ in the Laney College Forum on Oct. 17. (Photo...

Candidates to speak in Laney Forum Oct. 17

admin October 11, 2018

‘Decision Peralta’ will include a chance for audience questions and concerns By Eva Hannan You are invited to participate in “Decision Peralta,” a candidates’ night on Wednesday, Oct. 17,...

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