Events Calendar

September 29, 2016 9:28 AM
Events Calendar

University workshops at Berkeley City College College representatives from UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley will be on campus at BCC on Sept. 29 10:30 AM to 2:15 PM 20th Annual Arab Film Festival (AFF) Opening night of AFF’s 20th anniversary screens the U.S. premiere of Clash at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Oct. 7 at 7:30 PM $25 GA; the festival runs through Oct. 16 throughout the Bay Area   SF Latino Film Festival La Peña Cultural Center hosts two screenings in Berkeley Siembra at 3PM and MAGALLANES at 5PM on Oct. 1, $12 GA each   […]

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OBITUARY: Gilda H. Feller

September 16, 2016 9:24 AM
OBITUARY: Gilda H. Feller

March 18, 1920 – Aug 26, 2016 Gilda Feller, a remarkable figure on the Berkeley political stage, gifted raconteur and beloved friend and family member, passed away after a brief illness on August 26. Gilda served two terms on the Berkeley City Council from May 1977 to November 1984. Prior to that she was President of the Berkeley Albany League of Women Voters. With her keen ear for humorous detail, she was the go-to source for journalists seeking quotes on political stories. She marveled that with all the serious issues at hand the most frequent request from callers around the […]

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2016 Spring Sports Awards

September 15, 2016 10:14 AM
2016 Spring Sports Awards

Baseball

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Upcoming events

September 5, 2016 7:01 AM
Upcoming events

Keep Oakland Beautiful application deadline for grants on Sept. 6 Apply for a small grant in the amount of $500 to $800 for any project that aims to clean and beautify Oakland parks, creeks, or streets; application available at keepoaklandbeautiful.org Alameda County Career EXPO features dozens of local employers with over 500 job openings Check in early, dress professionally, bring your best resume; Sept. 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at 14600 Catalina St, San Leandro, free shuttle from San Leandro BART Dr. Boyce Watkins lectures on the value of the Black Dollar at Laney College Lecture will be […]

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You’re already a journalist

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Join the Laney Tower: Cover your community and speak your truth We’re not writing this to the readers of the Laney Tower. We’re writing to its future writers—which is to say, we’re writing to you. You know your subject—your city, your school, your life—as intimately as any great journalist knows the subject of their Pulitzer Prize-winning article. You’ve come up with thousands of words on that subject over the course of your lifetime—it’s all there in your head. The only difference between you and the writers at the Laney Tower is that we started writing all that stuff down. At […]

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Laney students win Gene Haas Scholarship awards

May 26, 2016 1:27 PM

The Haas Technical Education Centers Network (HTECN) has awarded 34 Laney College students scholarship awards of up to $2,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. The students are all enrolled in Laney’s Machine Technology department courses, and have collectively earned $27,000. At Laney College, HTECN has supported students with $127,000 in scholarship money. Nationwide, the network has granted students more than four million dollars in scholarship awards—for the 2016-2017 school year alone. Haas is the largest American manufacturer of machine tools, and this is the fourth year that the Gene Haas Scholarship Awards have been awarded nationwide to support the industry […]

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Become A Journalist

May 19, 2016 2:04 PM
Become A Journalist

Write for a publication that matters to your school. AVAILABLE CLASSES Newspaper Production (18A,B,C,D) Tower staff members report, photograph and use production skills to produce the campus newspaper, the Laney Tower. Staff members also post stories and video on thelaneytower.com. This class can be taken online. See class schedule for codes, days, times, and location. Newswriting (21) Introduction to evaluating, gathering and writing news in accepted journalistic style. Mon, 6-8:50 p.m. in F-170D (code: 40387) Introduction to Journalism (55) This course offers practical newspaper experience with a study of press history, media law, and ethics. All students will rite a […]

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Upcoming events: May 21 to July 15

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No classes on May 20 at Peralta Colleges All campuses will be shut down in observance of author and civil rights activist Malcolm X’s birthday. Laney Library offers stress-relieving activities May 23 to 26 Yoga, jigsaw puzzles, card games, board games, and adult coloring books available for free to students. Laney Media Dept. hosts end-of-year screening May 25 from 6:30 to 9 PM in Laney’s Theatre building, room 426; for more info, e-mail mleech(at)peralta.edu. California primaries to be held on June 7 California residents can check to see if they are properly registered by visiting vote.org or sos.ca.gov/elections. Deadline to […]

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Upcoming events: May 5 to May 21

May 5, 2016 4:39 PM

Laney Teach-In connects Flint water crisis to Oakland’s ‘toxic neglect’ Local teachers and former Flint resident host discussions at Laney Forum on May 5 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. Laney student exhibition, ‘Oakland Ambiguity,’ now open Reception on May 6 at June Steingart Gallery in Laney’s Tower building at 4 PM; exhibit runs until May 20. Alameda Chamber of Commerce CEO Forum On May 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM, Chancellor Jowel Laguerre hosts discussion on local businesses in COA’s F building. Poet and educator John Oliver Simon to receive Lifetime Achievement Award Starstudded poetry reading in BCC 5th Floor […]

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BROKEN

April 21, 2016 12:08 PM
BROKEN

Safety, student services, and campus conditions compromised at Laney College—and beyond ABOUT THIS SERIES Over the years, the Laney Tower has regularly conducted a feature called “Tower Watch,” in which we brought to your attention something that needed fixing at Laney College. Over time, we noticed that these problems persisted; repairs weren’t getting made, and Laney became more BROKEN. No campus is perfect, but what does it say when one campus in a district—the campus in the most diverse and economically disadvantaged area in the district—is the most in need of repairs, fixes, and funding? We know Laney College is […]

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Upcoming events: April 21 to May 5

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EcoFest Sustainability Festival at Laney Face painting, car show, farmers’ market, fashion show, performing arts, and more on April 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Last day to drop courses with a W April 23 is the last day to drop regular session course; a W will appear on your transcript, and outstanding fees will still be due. African American Youth Summit at Laney On April 23 in the Laney Gym from 8:30 AM to 4 PM, young people can learn about Africa, the Black Panthers, and job development. Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive free for BCC students […]

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Hard lessons: a multi-part series on tutoring programs at the Peralta colleges

April 7, 2016 1:44 PM
Hard lessons: a multi-part series on tutoring programs at the Peralta colleges

In Part 1, we look at the shutdown of BCC’s free English tutoring program. Look for Part 2 in our following issue, available on April 21. 160: average number of hours of free writing tutoring students used per semester 125: average number of students who use the writing workshops per week $282: cost of a single unit for an international student, effective Fall of 2016, an increase of $62 $3,658: total tuition for an international student taking 12 units, with the unit fee increase SOURCES: BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE, PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

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Upcoming events: April 7 to April 17

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Student government elections Voting will take place on April 12/13, at the BCC Atrium, the Laney Tower building, Merritt R-127, and the CoA quad, respectively. Peralta College students vote on Prop. A At your student govt. (voting locations above), vote on whether to approve the EasyPass program. Art and Community Show at Merritt College Art and Music students and faculty present their work on April 15 from 6 to 8 PM at the Barbara Lee Science Center. Free BCC computer classes Starting on April 13, Berkeley Public Library Central Branch hosts basic computer classes Wednesdays at 12 PM in the […]

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Word on the Quad

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Word on the Quad

BCC has shut down its free English tutoring (see story on pg. 1). BCC’s Writing Workshop class has replaced it. What do you think? “I know quite a few people who need it. If they’re going to shut down the writing program there, they should allow the tutors at the Learning Resource Center [to tutor English.” Editor’s Note: BCC offers free tutoring in all subjects but English at their Learning Resource Center. Anna Remler English   “I think the [free] tutoring helped me more than the workshops… because it’s more one-on-one interaction and they’re able to give more input.” Christopher […]

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Ringside Ruckus III

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Ringside Ruckus III

East Bay Rats motorcycle club open their doors to boxing, burlesque Fists of fuckin’ fury Joe Cake straps in to fight. Boxers are equipped with regulation gloves and mouth guards before the fight, which adds to a semblance of safety. After the ritual of the bell, nothing is certain. While Cake won his bout this night, it was a mismatch by anybody’s standards. Whip-it! Stephen Alcata (left), the resident boxing coach at the Rats clubhouse 3025 San Pablo Ave., takes a shot to the face, although he did end up winning the match in two rounds. The crowd frothed with […]

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