The Occupy Movement—where are they now?
Occupiers dissipate but still active in different ways
Occupy burst onto the scene in September, 2011; arriving as it did in the wake of the Arab Spring, it seemed as if a wave of liberation was sweeping the planet with people everywhere standing up for their rights. Then, just as quickly they seemed to vanish from view.
Oakland youth speak truth to power
NAACP forum has kids asking tough questions
African-American youth filled the first two rows of chairs lining the congregation room of the Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on April 27, clad in white t-shirts reading “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference.”
Oakland Project’s first focus is on gun violence
Cagle helping investigate carnage on city’s streets
Oakland already knows it has a gun problem. As of April 29, the city saw a total of 32 homicides during this year alone and 131 people lost their lives to firearm assault in 2012. Does the city really need yet another reminder of how many loved ones are slain on their streets?
Laney math professor’s crystal ball
Hubbard crunches data for political, climate predictions
Matthew Hubbard may be a math teacher at Laney, but there is much more on his resumé.
Laney Cosmetology raises $1,500 for MS
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, which degrades many basic abilities such as speech, coordination, and eyesight. All races and genders can be diagnosed with MS, and no certain cure exists. This condition hits home for Laney cosmetology students, one of whom was diagnosed with MS early in her life.
‘Virgin Soul’: The tale of a young radical
Laney professor Juanita’s first novel explores woman’s turbulent experiences in ‘60s
“I joined the Black Panther Party when I was 20, and I knew then it was an exciting, historic moment. About five years later, when I had begun teaching, I started to make notes about the activities I participated in,” Juanita said.
Community-building through nerdery
Two-day game fest Good Game Con held at Laney
For the uninitiated, the Good Game Con (GGC), a two-day video game convention stationed at Laney College, might look like an assembly of dreamers; a congregation of full-fledged adults who never quite grew up, probably never intend to, and frankly don’t see why that’s a problem to some people.
How do you feel about armed security guards on campus?
THE WORD on the Quad
I would be offended as a regular civilian, to have another student civilian equipped with weapons. I say that’s a very unjust idea to have a student as a security guard to be armed!
PieTisserie’s random acts of sweetness
Local pie shop serves up unique flavor combinations
Tucked away on the corner of Oak and 4th Streets, just within walking distance of the Laney campus, is a bustling little shop that goes by the name of “PieTisserie.”
Laney chefs turn hog’s head into gold
Despite setbacks, team played to their strengths
Two hours, one malfunctioning oven, and one-eighth of a hog’s head were among the tools three Laney College student chefs would have at their disposal in the Junior Culinary Competition (JCC).