Surviving Portland: Escaping a Mental Prison

Surviving Portland: Escaping a Mental Prison

Community College student recalls living in Portland, Oregon during COVID-19 pandemic and days of protest and civil unrest September 28, 2020 By Ryan Barba, Managing Editor This past Valentine’s Day, Zack (whose name has been changed at his request) departed from his...

Lock-down Diaries: Ryan

Lock-down Diaries: Ryan

 “Lock-down Diaries” is a series featuring different members of The Citizen newsroom as they go about their day while under the shelter-in-place directive. Ryan Barba Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 Oakland, Calif   Saturday, April 11,...

The Planet Doctor: Gregory Schwartz

The Planet Doctor: Gregory Schwartz

Laney Professor gives his students advice on life, saving the planet   By Ryan Barba/Associate Editor Laney College Geography instructor Gregory Schwartz Ph.D. has a message, “I am here to inspire hundreds and hundreds of students to play a part in healing the...

Talent share at Laney reignites campus vibe

Talent share at Laney reignites campus vibe

Performing Arts Club showcases immense community talent by Ryan Barba, Staff Writer and Luke Wrin Piper, Staff Writer/Photos by Ryan Barba Drag queen Orphan Fortune begins her routine on the Laney quad, Nov. 14. The Laney quad echoed with the sounds of poetry,...

Black Cats Aren’t Bad Luck

Black Cats Aren’t Bad Luck

By Ryan Barba, Staff Writer Keira is one of five black cats in Ryans’ family. Photo by Ryan Barba. If black cats are bad luck, then my family and I are going to be doomed forever. Cats supposedly have nine lives, and five out of our seven cats happen to be...

Movie Review: Ad Astra

Movie Review: Ad Astra

by Ryan Barba, staff writer Still Image from ‘Ad Astra,’ 2 hours 3 mins, rated PG-13, released Sept. 20, 2019. Ad Astra follows Major Roy McBride — Brad Pitt, as an emotionally empty astronaut — seeking the truth about his father’s disappearance. When power surges...

Laney College remembers beloved librarian Phillippa Caldeira

Laney College remembers beloved librarian Phillippa Caldeira

by Ryan Barba, staff writer Phillippa Caldeira, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 25. Photos by Ryan Barba. Three planters grace the front of the Laney College Bistro in memory of Laney Librarian Phillippa Caldeira, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 25 at the age of...

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