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

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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...

Everyone is biased

admin April 19, 2019

by ISIS PICCILLO/TOWER STAFF WRITER “Journalism can really take you places” Tower Co-Editor Saskia Hatvany won honorable mention for an on-the-spot cartoon competition based on journalist Kevin...

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...

Rousing welcome for ‘Year of the Boar’

admin February 14, 2019

by Isis Piccillo/Tower Staff Writer Cover image by Toni Cervantes/ Tower Staff Photographer Taiko drummers perform at the Oakland Museum of California on Feb. 10 as part of the museums Lunar...

Word on the Quad — Who do you think should run against Trump in 2020?

admin February 5, 2019

Laura Byrne, Major: ArchitectureBernie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz would be a very progressive ticket. It’s a white man but also a woman of color who’s young, so I feel like they balance each...

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 to compete in NorCal Championship

admin December 21, 2018

Eagles shut out SMC 14–0 to advance to final for the first time ever by Eva Hannan Tight end El-Joshua Allen jogs off the field in Laney’s victory against Chabot College on Nov. 9. The Eagles...

Laney Takes the Cake — Laney’s culinary students show off exceptional skills

admin December 21, 2018

Photos and article by Michelle Snider Photo used for cover artThe smell of herbs, roasting meats, and freshly cut vegetables mingle in the air as students can be heard shuffling around the kitchen...

I’m a Shaky Catholic.

admin December 21, 2018

I need evidence the church is going to stand up to evil it preaches against. By Alice Robinson Robinson’s Oakland based church, Our Lady of Lourdes Church has been located at northeast side Lake...

“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...

BPP marks 52nd anniversary in Oakland

admin October 27, 2018

Powerful voices pay tribute to the Black Panther party in Frank Ogawa Plaza By Geremy D. Lowe (Right to Left) Oakland District 2 candidate Kenzie Smith and original Black Panther Saturu Ned. Ned...

Creek to Bay Day cleans up Oakland

admin September 29, 2018

By Robert Hinton For 23 years, Creek to Bay Day in Oakland has helped ensure the purity of Oakland’s creeks, streams and watersheds. The 2018 effort, held on Sept. 15, helped to keep trash and pollutants...

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