BASEBALL: Palomar wins first conference game

Palomar’s baseball team won their first conference game of the season Wednesday against Imperial Valley College, 7-5. The team’s record is now 4-8 (1-0 conference). The win was a big one for Palomar as they came home after two losses on the road and an overall three-game losing streak. The game was played on Wednesday after being postponed from Tuesday because of wet field conditions. “I thought we played a better...

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Cases show blantant inequalities in military justice

There is a serious double-standard in the way the military handles disciplinary actions. On Jan. 23, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich pleaded guilty to one count of “negligent dereliction of duty,” a euphemism for murder. Pfc. Bradley Manning of the U.S. Army awaits a trial with the potential for life in prison for leaking documents exposing military lies. We can mince no words: Soldiers are killers. Someone who denies that this...

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Despite diversity efforts, UC minority enrollment down since Prop. 209

More than a decade after California law banned race-conscious admissions, outreach and financial aid at public universities, the state’s most selective public university system has seen a significant impact on its ability to increase enrollments of African American, Latino and American Indian students. A ruling by the Supreme Court ending race-based preferences in college admissions would have a limited effect in California...

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KKSM Radio: Telescope News Week, Feb. 13

Telescope News Editor Ian Hanner visits the campus radio station, KKSM AM 1320, each week to rehash newspaper headlines and big Palomar stories. Listen to the recording for the Feb. 13 issue by clicking on the play button below: Check out the print edition for the Feb. 13 issue online on...

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Calif. weak on oversight of for-profit colleges, advocacy groups say

California’s recently formed Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has significant weaknesses in its oversight of for-profit colleges, advocacy groups told lawmakers at a hearing this week. The agency’s lax approach limits its ability to police abuses in the for-profit sector, said Jamienne S. Studley, CEO of Public Advocates Inc., a nonprofit law firm and advocacy group in San Francisco. During the joint information...

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