Fresh and free food, courtesy of Laney’s Keith Eliot Welch

March 16, 2017 11:22 AM

Hungry crowds have lined up, signed in and gotten ready to enjoy a free meal, gratis du jour, every Monday since the current semester began. Their benefactor is Keith Eliot Welch, a culinary arts student, president of the Laney Culinary Arts Club and an ASLC senator. Welch got the idea to serve free food when he found that nothing other than cold vending machine food was available after 2 p.m. on campus. He started a “Green Monday” program, which promotes green lifestyle choices and is built on the success of the “Meatless Mondays” program. Now, every Monday and Tuesday at […]

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The junk food of news

March 2, 2017 9:14 AM

So much news, so little time. More often than not, we are bombarded with “fake news” and what is called “junk food news” of the two neither is beneficial to news consumers. As time progresses on and events occur, we are bombarded by news about those events. At the same time, fewer local events help us better understand our community. This is confusing. We can be misled by the news in believing whatever it is they, the news producers, would like to have on the agenda. For instance, if the local news tells us another shooting happened today in our […]

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Staying healthy, one club at a time

May 19, 2016 12:02 PM
Staying healthy, one club at a time

Healthy Relationships Club founder C.C. Wynn finally finds a club she can count on: her own C.C. Wynn found herself at Laney College trying to change her life. Between recovering from addictions and learning new subjects, Wynn had a tough time keeping her mind on her studies. She looked to campus clubs that could help support her in this new environment—but she soon learned how to help herself, and take charge. FROM CLUB TO CLUB Cigarette smoking is a legal addiction, and quitting is nearly impossible. The smoking addiction was something she would have to come to terms with by […]

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Earthly delights

May 5, 2016 3:14 PM
Earthly delights

EcoFest brings vendors, musicians, and community together to celebrate Earth Day Good vibes emanated from the crowd as attendees of the 10th Annual Peralta Ecofest Sustainability Festival meandered throughout exhibits of local vendors, campus clubs, student chefs and artists who set up booths at Laney College on April 21. Their goal was to cultivate the community’s interest and ignite passions, to challenge old ideas and motivate people to action.Vendors through information, and to spread community awareness of the importance of National Earth Day’s message. Good vibes emanated from the crowd and reinforced sustainability and the strong commitment Peralta Colleges have […]

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Civil Rights exhibit spins yarn of heroines

March 17, 2016 1:42 PM
Civil Rights exhibit spins yarn of heroines

Still art speaks volumes in the collaboration of master quilter, Patricia Montgomery, and Chief Curator Rick Moss at The African American Museum & Library in Oakland. They present us with poignant moments in the lives of civil rights heroines. The use of fabulously tailored swing coats artistically accentuates individual stories of each heroine, bringing the spirit of her story to life. During this free event learn their stories, and how the civil rights movement was effected by them and their contributions.   Curator and artist have designed a life sized bus as a way to effectively engage us with this […]

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After extensive repairs, Laney College cafeteria is back in business

March 3, 2016 12:29 PM

If you have experienced food service changes at the Student Center cafeteria, get ready for more. “Resuming full cafeteria services and opening is in the final stages. First passing fire and code inspections is necessary,” said Food Services Manager Scott Strong. “By [Mar. 3,] the kitchens will be inspected by the fire department. After passing inspection, we can start cooking again.” The kitchens and services have been disrupted or have been been closed since last fall semester. Since then, culinary students have been crammed into the campus Bistro kitchen for classes, while hungry students and staff have been waiting in […]

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