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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

We tell stories, not fairytales — Acknowledging Peralta’s problems should not make student…

We tell stories, not fairytales — Acknowledging Peralta’s problems should not make student…

admin May 16, 2019

by Saskia Hatvany Saskia Hatvany is Co-Editor of the Laney Tower We tell stories, not fairytales Talking about Peralta’s problems should not make us unpopular. When I was younger, I always thought...

Social isolation: not what you may think

Social isolation: not what you may think

admin May 16, 2019

by Jordan Hankston Jordan Hankston is a Laney Tower staff Writer Social Isolation is commonly viewed as a drastic concept: what often comes to mind is an individual alone in a darkened room who avoids...

An unexpected path

An unexpected path

admin May 10, 2019

Community college made my dream possible Sydney Toth/Staff Writer 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...

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...

It’s a shame about body shaming

Bullying can be dangerous, but our culture doesn’t take it seriously
Tamia Lane, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

by TAMIA LANE/Tower Staff Writer Body shaming is the act of humiliating people about their shape or size, and is one issue in society that affects women of all ages. Men tend to hide their insecurities,...

Word on the Quad: How has the closing of the Student Center affected you if at all?

admin April 19, 2019

BY Lucky Thomas / Tower staff writer Sinh PsamI cannot go to the student center. I don’t have a place to eat breakfast and lunch. Also, I don’t have place to study, do my homework, and to meet...

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

admin April 8, 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...

Still we rise; still I write

Tamia Lane, Staff Writer April 8, 2019

by Tamia Lane/Tower Staff Writer Tower Staff Writer Tamia Lane Knowing your true self and reclaiming your power as a Black woman is indispensable. As history changes over time, with the amplification...

Welcome to the ‘Spring’ — Power plays in Venezuela are reminiscent of what happened in the Arab…

admin March 15, 2019

by Tarek ElJarrari Tarek ElJarrari, Faculty of Psychology/Co-Chair, Social Sciences DepartmentTalk about foreign meddling — how can a member of the opposition simply declare himself president,...

Modern capitalism and the online reading environment have brought into focus the worst aspects of…

admin March 15, 2019

by Eva Hannan By Eva Hannan/Co-EditorModern capitalism and the online reading environment have brought into focus the worst aspects of journalism. The trend towards sensationalism, the shortened...

Why it’s time to ‘eat’ the rich — Sometimes it’s hard to digest late-stage capitalism

admin February 28, 2019

by Michelle Snider Michelle Snider is Co-editorThe fight for who holds the most wealth in our country is almost like a couple fighting over the covers in bed at night — except that 99 percent...

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...

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