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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
At a “bittersweet” Graphic Design Showcase on Dec. 14, the Laney College Graphic Arts Department celebrated student artwork while honoring the memory of animation instructor Tony Claar, who passed away just days before.
Rodent ‘sets off’ electrical failure

Rodent ‘sets off’ electrical failure

Trustees take quick action, hire firm to effect ‘emergency electrical repairs’
Saskia Hatvany, Co-Editor April 19, 2019

The melted three-phase switch that powers the Student Center and the F building was compromised when a rodent touched two poles and caused a 1200 volt ‘arc flash’ that compromised the power distribution...

Laney Tower delegates pose for a photo on March 30 at the 2019 Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference awards ceremony. Reporter Isis Piccillo won first place in an opinion writing contest, Tower co-editor Saskia Hatvany placed in the news writing and editorial cartoon categories. Photo by Eleni Gastis / Laney Faculty.

Spirited journalists swarm Sacramento

Califorina’s JACC Statewide conference kicks off: Laney Tower wins 11 awards
Jordan Hankston, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Curiosity, passion, courage and ethics are the qualities that drive a journalist’s heart. Community college journalism students gathered to celebrate these qualities in what could prove to be a life-changing...

Hernandez a bright spot for Eagles baseball

admin April 19, 2019

Sophomore pitcher leads Bay Valley Conference in wins and strikeouts By Eva Hannan/Co-Editor Photo by Tiehui fan / TOWER. Starting pitcher Ricky Hernandez throws against Mendocino College April 9...

Punk’s Not Dead — Opening night goes off with a bang, keeping the anonymity of the “Pussy Riots”…

admin April 9, 2019

by Tower Staff Writer Sydney Toth The audience bustled in the lobby of the Laney performing arts center on March 22, as anticipation for the play “We Are Pussy Riot or Everything Is P.R.” began...

Former Vice Chancellor Sadiq Ikharo (center) answers questions about the Fire Watch at the Feb. 26 Board of Trustees meeting. His replacement Leigh Sata, was announced on March 26, just days after the fess of the fire watch at Laney reached $100,000

Ikharo placed on permanent leave

Decision underscores longstanding infrastructure deficit; Leigh Sata named interim VC
Saskia Hatvany, Co-Editor March 29, 2019

Exactly two weeks after Jowel C. Laguerre officially left his position as chancellor, the district announced on May 14 that the vice chancellor of general services, Sadiq Ikharo, had been put on permanent...

‘Fire Watch’ costs Laney $12,000 per week — Oakland Fire Department reports a host of…

admin March 16, 2019

by Saskia Hatvany/Co-Editor A flyer posted by the Oakland Fire Department on the front of the Laney Student Center lists fire watch protocol.Laney College has been on fire watch since Jan. 22, and...

Convention center renovations set to begin-Construction on the Henry J.

admin March 16, 2019

by Michelle Snider/Co-Editor The Henry Kaiser Convention Center near Laney College has lain dormant for over 15 years. Orton Development presented plans at Laney College on Mar. 2 for the...

1968 Olympic protest still resonates — Tower staffer was an eyewitness to climactic events in…

Wen Li March 16, 2019

by Toni Cervantes/Tower Staff Writer Olympic swimmer Toni (Hewitt) Cervantes was deeply affected by the events at the Mexico City Games. It was 1968: a tumultuous year in both politics and sports....

Ancient art of ceramics now ‘cool’ at Laney — Club president Spring Montes ‘pushes boundaries of…

admin March 16, 2019

by Eva Hannan/Co-editor President of the Ceramics Club Spring Montes smiles as she displays ceramic art pieces. Photo by Teihui Fan/Tower StaffHave you heard? Clay is cool again! One of the most...

Emmy-winning journalist showcases work — Cott talks to media class, explores the contrasts and…

admin March 16, 2019

by Sydney Toth Emma Cott presents clips of her work, such as ‘The Waiting Room,’ which documents patients and providers at Highland Hospital, and was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2012.One...

Word on the Quad — What are the political issues today that concern you the most?

admin March 16, 2019

by Toni Cervantes Joseph Heuken — Machine TechnologyBetter job training is very important to me. I’d like to see more apprenticeship programs that are more hands-on. You learn stuff at school...

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