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The Citizen

Beto O’Rourke draws in the crowd during a Town Hall-style event in San Francisco. Hundreds lined up for blocks to hear the candidate from El Paso, Texas.

Presidential hopeful O’Rourke addresses S.F.

Alice Robinson, Staff Writer May 16, 2019

Beto O’Rourke has a long, hard road ahead of him — he’s one of 23 Democrats (and counting) who want to be president. But unlike many politicians who want to brag about how great they are, O’Rourke...

Readers converge on Bay Area Book Festival — Annual event in downtown Berkeley hosts authors…

Readers converge on Bay Area Book Festival — Annual event in downtown Berkeley hosts authors…

admin May 16, 2019

Annual event in downtown Berkeley hosts authors, vendors, bibliophiles by Isis Piccillo/Tower staff writer Inflated floweresque tents from Astro Botannicals shade lounging readers at the 2019 Bay...

Overwhelmed but planning for the future — Laney counselors focus on student graduation goals

Overwhelmed but planning for the future — Laney counselors focus on student graduation goals

admin May 16, 2019

by Sydney Toth Sarah Backes-Diaz facilitates counseling career mapping with a rainbow metaphor in Laney’s Survey of Mass Media Class. What’s your major? What school are you transferring to? What...

Community defends UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies — Bay Area residents organize to protect and improve…

Community defends UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies — Bay Area residents organize to protect and improve…

admin May 13, 2019

by Laney Tower Staff Writer Geremy Lowe Manuel Delgado, one of the TWLF leaders, and other march through Sather Gate at UC Berkeley in an event that led to the creation of Ethnic Studies. Photo courtesy...

Architecture club attends annual competition — Students attend Cal Poly event and spend weekend…

Architecture club attends annual competition — Students attend Cal Poly event and spend weekend…

admin May 13, 2019

by Tower Staff Writer Jordan Hankston Laney Architecture team ‘Miso Soup’ gathers inside of their spacious creation. The structure served as a communal hangout space for Peralta students for...

Restoring Paradise with Permaculture

Restoring Paradise with Permaculture

admin May 7, 2019

California’s first ecosystem restoration camp rejuvenates school in the Camp Fire area. By Saskia Hatvany A charred school bus lies among debris at the entrance of Pine Ridge Elementary School in...

What Really Happened

What Really Happened

admin April 19, 2019

Laney Tower Cover by Saskia Hatvany Rodent ‘sets off’ electrical failure. Trustees take quick action, hire firm to effect ‘emergency electrical repairs.’ By Saskia Hatvany. Story posted below: https://medium.com/laney-tower/rodent-sets-off-electrical-failure-b6c33d65fd75?source=friends_link&sk=94344e938d334229851011450e2f3850

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...

Spirited journalists swarm Sacramento

Spirited journalists swarm Sacramento

admin April 19, 2019

Califorina’s JACC Statewide conference kicks off: Laney Tower wins 11 awards by JORDAN HANKSTON Laney Tower delegates pose for a photo on March 30 at the 2019 Journalism Association of Community...

Formerly incarcerated? Lose your ‘RAP’!

admin April 19, 2019

Alameda County’s Clean Slate Program offers system-impacted a fresh start by EVA HANNAN/Co-Editor Vincent Garrett / Restoring Our Communities. Laney College’s Vincent Garrett and Alejandra Landin...

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...

Tower Watch — Inconvenience and inaccessibility plague Laney campus elevator systems

admin April 8, 2019

by Jordan Hankston/Tower Staff Writer An effort to repair Laney’s dysfunctional system of elevators is underway. Of the campus’s 10 elevators, six are fully operational at this time. However, by...

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