Laney Tower scores at journalism conference

April 7, 2016 12:57 PM
Laney Tower scores at journalism conference

The statewide Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) conference took place from March 17 to 19 in Burbank. More than 40 colleges from around the state came to attend workshops, compete in on-the-spot competitions and receive awards for their performance over the last year. Over 200 students competed in various on-the-spot competitions in photography, layout design, cartooning and news and opinion writing. The photo contests were structured around local events, with buses taking students from the hotel to a local car show or volleyball practice at a nearby college. The writing contests were similarly structured, with students covering a panel […]

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Announcements for March and April

March 17, 2016 2:00 PM

Good News seeks submissions: Good News is now accepting submissions from students, faculty, and staff for the Spring 2016 issue and launch of Laney’s online literary magazine. Deadline is March 28. For details, contact English Instructor Chris Weidenbach at cweidenbach(at)peralta.edu. Laney Library holds Twitter drawings: Laney students can win prizes in a series of drawings by the Laney Library. Simply tweet @LaneyLibrary for a chance to win. Drawings are set for March 18, April 1, and April 8.

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Weaving Tales of Oakland

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Weaving Tales of Oakland

Oakland: There by The Sew n Sews A mini group of AAQGO Pat Bailey, Blanche Brown, Marsha Carter, Marilyn Handis, Debbie Mason, Norma Mason, Carolyn Pope, Dolores Presley, Ann Robinson, Julia Vitero OAKLAND’S LEGACY: STANDING FOR JUSTICE by FranCione WEST OAKLAND BLUES by Norma Mason WELCOME TO JINGLETOWN by Teresa Weyand OAKLAND GEESE by Jackie Houston

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Laney College President Elñora Webb steps down

March 3, 2016 1:16 PM
Laney College President Elñora Webb steps down

Dr. Patricia Stanley to resume interim presidency until a new appointment is made Laney College President Elñora Webb is resigning her position to take a post with the Peralta District. “I have been extremely fortunate,” said Dr. Webb, expressing gratitude to those who appreciated her contributions as Laney College president. Dr. Webb will continue to work with the Peralta District, though her position does not yet have a title or job description attached as of yet. Dr. Webb will be working with Chancellor Jowel Laguerre in advancing the technology initiative in the district. Dr. Patricia Stanley will take over as […]

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Important Announcements for March

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Good News seeks submissions: Good News is now accepting submissions from students, faculty, and staff for the Spring 2016 issue and launch of Laney College’s online literary magazine. The deadline is March 28 to submit fiction, poetry, spoken word, nonfiction and artwork (including photography). Submission guidelines: http://bit.ly/1Qt28LV. Contact: cweidenbach(at)peralta.edu. Cuban Ambassador to speak at Merritt College: Miguel Fraga, the new Cuban Ambassador and the first secretary of the Cuban Embassy, will speak at Merritt College at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 9, in Room A206. Contact: sbrown(at)peralta.edu.

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A Modern Dark Age

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A Modern Dark Age

Homelessness is not a faceless collective, distinct from the rest of society. Yet our collective consciousness usually leaves the disenfranchised out in the cold, both literally and metaphorically. The obvious fact, however, is that these people deserve our love and respect just as much as anyone else. The causes of homelessness are myriad. Sometimes it’s as easy as losing your job, which in turn means not being able to pay rent, which often results in a stint on the streets until you can “get back on your feet,” a feat easier said than done. Other times the cause is more […]

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Women’s History Month Event Calendar

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3/8 Tuesday, 11-1 p.m. Storytelling Workshop with Gina Gold; 3rd floor, Laney Student Union. 3/9 Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Women Activists of Black Seed and Black Lives Matter, Laney D-200. 3/14-4/15 Gallery Exhibition at the Laney Tower Art Gallery: The Women of the Black Panthers. 3/16 Wednesday 12-1 p.m. Damali Ayo presents “How to End Racism,” Laney College Theater.

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Ericka Huggins visits College of Alameda

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Ericka Huggins visits College of Alameda

College of Alameda hosted Laney College Sociology Professor Ericka Huggins as part of their Breaking Barriers Lecture Series. Huggins led the Black Panthers Party for 14 years. “Revolution is not… an event,” Huggins said. “It’s a constant turning away from the darkness toward the light.” She commended the Black Lives Matter movement, and urged potential allies to stand up, step forward, and foster conversation.

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East Bay Homeless Connect Resource Fair

February 18, 2016 2:50 PM

The event will take place at the Mosswood Park Recreation Center at 3612 Webster St. in Oakland (along AC Transit 51A and 57 lines and three blocks from MacArthur BART) on Feb. 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. More information is available at www.self-sufficiency.org. Our coverage continues on pages 6 and 7. In our next issue, look for Part 2 of this series, which will focus on the impact of homelessness on students in the Peralta community.

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Tower Watch – ATM (still) withdrawn

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Tower Watch – ATM (still) withdrawn

The ATM in the student center is still on the fritz. The closest alternative to Laney College’s ATM is in the donut shop at 8th and Oak, or the Wells Fargo at 12th and Madison. Something broken on your campus? Email laneytower(at)peralta.edu.

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Here’s the REAL CJ Anderson

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Here’s the REAL CJ Anderson

Former Laney College running back CJ Anderson, now with the Denver Broncos, is shown here with John Beam, his former coach at Laney. The two met up at the Super Bowl Media Day before Anderson helped Broncos to a 24-10 victory over Carolina in Super Bowl 50. The Laney Tower ran the wrong picture of Anderson in the Feb. 4 edition.

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Tower Watch

February 4, 2016 3:31 PM
Tower Watch

ATM withdrawn The Laney ATM out of service until further notice. It had previously been housed in the Laney Library, but seems to have been checked out by some would-be robbers. Students who wish to withdraw or check balances on a Peralta Campus can go to the College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, or Merritt College campus to use a working ATM. Is something broken or in need of attention on your campus? Contact us at laneytower(at)peralta.edu.

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When it comes to community, Cosmetology dept. nails it

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When it comes to community, Cosmetology dept. nails it

The staff and students of the Laney Cosmetology Program would like to welcome all new and returning students to the Spring 2016 semester. Come in to the Laney College Salon, located in room B-100, for a complimentary (free!) polish change, between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 thru Friday, Feb. 5. Regular services resume Feb. 10. The salon regularly features hairstyling, coloring, chemical treatments, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures all done by students. Discounts for students, staff, disabled and seniors. No appointment needed.

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Word on the Quad

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Word on the Quad

What are your Super Bowl 50 predictions? “Panthers. They look like they’re an unstoppable team. They have a better offense, they’re younger, and they also have experience.”Joshua Johnson Computer Info. Systems     “I don’t like the Broncos and I don’t like the Panthers, but if it’s gotta be one of them, I’d rather keep it on the West. 9er’s not there, Raiders not there—so, all right, let’s go Broncos.” Akisha Sanders Culinary Arts   “Panthers. Their record is really, really good right now. I don’t care for both of them, but I know [the Panthers’] record is ridiculous.”Jené Lamison […]

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Black History Month Calendar

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Black History Month Calendar
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