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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

Disparities in food and housing run high — Thirty percent of Peralta Students homelessness…

admin April 9, 2019

by Tower co-editor Michelle Snider In a time when wealthy parents can spend huge sums to get their unqualified children into universities, community college students are struggling for the basic means...

Advocates respond to massive Oakland Homeless camp shut down

admin February 15, 2019

Article and Photos by Lucky Thomas/Laney Tower Staff Writer The scene at E.12th homeless camp on early Thursday morning, Feb. 7, as Oakland city workers start the long process of clearing...

Oakland homeless encampment scores victory in court

admin December 21, 2018

The Village residents force City to halt plan to evict them, remove structures by Robert Hinton A tiny home sits in The Village, a homeless encampment in North Oakland, behind a sign advocating for...

Laney hosts homelessness teach-in

admin November 9, 2018

Students, faculty, and citizens show support for the Oakland’s dispossessed Michelle Snider, Editor-in-Chief Nino Parker, Peter Brown, Roger Porter and Evetta Williams speak to the crowd at the...

Oakland vs advocates for homeless

admin November 9, 2018

Long-standing battle highlighted by dispute between victim and city official Robert Hinton, Laney Tower Staff Writer Joe DeVries (left) and Nino Parker (far right) square off at Lake Merritt estuary...

Housing unsure, but students keep studying

admin November 9, 2018

Geremy Lowe, Staff Writer Profile: Prentiss Mayo (Political Science Major), photo by Geremy LowePrentiss Mayo is a political science major at Laney who has suffered the grueling reality of homelessness...

“Mommy, what’s a Tuff Shed?”

admin November 9, 2018

Peter Brown is a Laney sculpture student and retired instructor. Here he is speaking at the Poor People’s Campaign Teach-in held at the Laney Student Center on Oct. Peter Brown With over...

Field Reports: HARTS

admin February 8, 2018

Two major Bay Area community college newspapers — City College of San Francisco’s The Guardsman, and the Peralta Colleges’ Laney Tower — have joined together to compare and contrast different...

Counting the Uncounted

admin February 17, 2017

By Brian Howey Broken glass scrapes underfoot, glinting in the muddy lamppost light as David Hernandez walks toward a cluster of tumble-down tents huddled under a MacArthur Freeway overpass. It...

The Homelessness issue

admin February 18, 2016

Bay Area’s BOSS battles widespread displacement Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) was founded in 1971 in Berkeley to help deal with the people forced into the streets by the closing...

Resource fair for homeless promises food, shelter, more

admin February 18, 2016

The Bay Area is no stranger to homelessness. Many people suffering and in need of services have a hard time getting help to improve their situations. To help remedy the situation a Resource Fair will...

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