MORE THAN JUST A SHOE

February 16, 2017 2:58 PM
MORE THAN JUST A SHOE

Oakland Museum of California presents sneakers as art objects with rich history PICTURES COURTESY OF OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA Since the late 1800s, when London police officers began quietly sneaking up on criminals with a newly- designed rubber soled shoes, the sneaker has become part of the fabric of athletic, cultural and even political life. Sneakers, which were first called plimsolls, can reveal everything from race and class to political affiliation. Recently, they ran head on into political controversy. In November, New Balance’s public support of President Trump’s protectionist policies led a Neo-Nazi blog to declare the brand “the official […]

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Events calendar

December 8, 2016 10:08 AM

Oakland Public Library hosts “DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland” Discussion with local author, novelist, playwright and Laney College Professor of English Judy Juanita of her latest work, featuring essays about her evolution as a feminist, including joining the Black Panther Party and editing its newspaper; Dec. 10 at 2:30 PM at Oakland Public Library Main Branch Holiday Photo Shoot Fundraiser at Laney College Cosmetology Department Professional photo shoot at the Cosmetology Department, for holiday pictures; lights, hair, and makeup styling provided by current and former students; go to Laney’s B-100 on Dec. 10 at 11 AM; tickets are $30, […]

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WHERE WE LIVE

November 29, 2016 9:34 AM
WHERE WE LIVE

Remember where we live. Today, we in the East Bay continue to suffer, like the rest of the country, under oppressive racism, economic inequality, and increasing displacement—plus the constant threat of earthquakes. So as the world grows more chaotic, we must remember where we live. Our Peralta Colleges sit in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda—beautiful cities in one of the most eclectic areas in the world. They might call us the “East” Bay, but we’re a region deserving of admiration all our own. We boast a long history of radical politics, one of the world’s top-ranked educational institutions, a people’s museum […]

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Events Calendar

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Events Calendar

Home Slice collects canned and dried food donations on Nov. 23 Food will go to the Alameda County Food Bank and donations will go on to help fight hunger and feed 1 in 5 county residents; DJs and dancing provided, from 9 PM to 2 AM at the Era Art Bar and Lounge on 19 Grand Ave. in Oakland “Deep Dreams” discussion in Berkeley about inspiration and hallucinations Google engineer and artist Mike Tyka in duscussion about neural networks, Google’s DeepDream project, and art; free at in UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Dai Hall on Nov. 28 from 6:30 to 8 PM […]

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HAIR!

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HAIR!

LANEY COSMETOLOGY DEPARTMENT TAKES HAIR TO NEW HEIGHTS At the Laney College Hair Show on Nov. 8, models with hairdos of all shapes and sizes showed off their designers’ work to a captivated audience.

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Moonlight and Arrival: the movies we need

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Moonlight and Arrival: the movies we need

This year, my partner’s daughter passed away. She was not yet 40; it was sudden, unexpected, and indescribably painful for us all. It will feel this way for a long time because the grieving process never really ends; the deaths of our loved ones are forever frozen in time. Even after we mourn, we still circle that moment—we dance with our memories of them as we remember so that those memories take on a life of their own. “Memory is a strange thing,” Louise says at the start of “Arrival.” We watch a flurry of her memories on-screen: scenes of […]

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Events Calendar

November 10, 2016 11:15 AM

Laney College screens Christopher Chen’s “The Late Wedding” Showing from Nov. 10 – 12 at the Odell Johnson Theater at 7 PM, tickets are $15 Acclaimed author visits Laney College on Nov. 10 H. Senzai, author of Shooting Kabul, will visit room D-200 at 12 PM SF Transgender Film Festival from Nov. 10 – 13 Tickets are $12 – 15; held at the Roxie Theater McClymonds High School screens Birth of a Nation on Nov. 10 Includes conversation with filmmaker Nate Parker and former Black Panther chairman Elaine Brown; free with priority seating to students, 4 PM; to reserve a […]

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Vote 2016

October 27, 2016 8:08 AM
Vote 2016

From parole to pot, from plastic bags to prescription drugs, the bay prepares to cast their ballots in a historic election. The Laney Tower’s guide to measures and propositions. In the Laney Tower’s final issue before the Nov. 8 election, the Tower staff offers its readers a comprehensive election guide that looks at many measures and propositions on the ballot next month. From prescription drugs to parole, from pot to plastic bags, many of the issues that these measures and propositions tackle will have long-lasting effects on students, teachers, staff members, and the community at large. At the Tower, we […]

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Events Calendar

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Events Calendar

Laney College event raises awareness of breast cancer Wear pink and visit the 2nd floor of the Student Center on Oct. 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM Laney College offers free flu shots Students can go to the Student Wellness Center in Student Center 410 every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM Choose a Major/Career Workshop Advance sign-up requested for this workshop dedicated to helping students choose a major and/or career, located in the Laney College Computer Lab F-170A; Oct. 27 from 12 PM to 1 PM Laney College Hosts Manufacturing […]

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Stem cells for Diabetes

October 13, 2016 11:56 AM

“When I was growing up, diabetes didn’t seem to be a big deal because my father only had a minor version of the illness,” said Dr. Matthias Hebrok of his profound interest in diabetes research. “Now, seeing (my father) toward the end of his life, the illness has dramatic consequences. So, I decided to study this particular topic.” Hebrok is the director of the Diabetes Center at the University of California, San Francisco. He decided to pursue this area of study after witnessing the long-term repercussions of his father’s illness, which was diagnosed almost 50 years ago. Hebrok delivered a […]

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Passport problems

September 5, 2016 6:49 AM
Passport problems

Having trouble signing up for classes? Follow our guide to getting in Many classes at Laney College and at the other three colleges in the district are under-enrolled. Peralta Community College District’s enrollment has dropped and classes are being cut. In “Saving Ethnic Studies”, a Laney Tower article that ran in the May 19 issue, then-Vice President of Instruction, Lilia Celhay, had several suggestions about how to keep classes from being cut. She suggested students should take as many units as possible and that they register early for classes. “We’re less likely to cut classes that are full, but if […]

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