Small, loyal Occupy crowd assembles at Palomar

Traveling all the way from Wall Street, on March 29 the Occupy movement found its way to Palomar College. Organized by Occupy protester, activist and former Telescope photographer Johnny Nguyen, the event sought to draw in as many Palomar students as possible to protest education budget cuts and tuition hikes. While the event did not garner the turnout the organizers had hoped for, Nguyen still considered it a success. Palomar theater...

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Three-day event brings attention to Women's History Month

From reproductive rights, to pubescent rites of passage, this year’s “Women’s History Month” event covered a wide range of topics on women’s rights and history. It was organized by the Palomar Women’s Studies Committee to draw attention to female roles in modern society. The three-day, annual event brings attention to women’s health issues and topics. Held every March, this year’s event included women’s healthcare legislation, the...

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Student Success plan won't help students

Community college leaders met last December to discuss students’ success in California. The so-called Student Success Task Force has since drafted 22 recommendations to make community college students more successful. This won’t make students more successful. It will put up more roadblocks for students while causing Palomar to spend time and money on implementing new rules instead of teaching students. The Taskforce says its main goal...

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All-American tennis returnee focuses on team

Mardee Littrell stands out as an outstanding tennis player with an infectiously positive attitude and upbeat disposition that fellow coaches and teammates said they appreciate. Sophomore Littrell ended last season in the top 15 for singles and in the top 8 for doubles, making her an All-American with her former doubles partner Karleyne Ishima-Oien. Littrell’s 2011 All-American title was awarded when her doubles team qualified for the...

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Men's basketball finishes season

The Men’s Basketball season wrapped up recently, leaving the Comets with a final record of 10-16, and 8-8 in conference play.  Consistency was an early problem for the team this season, but as the team played more together, the chemistry vastly increased. The team won eight out of their last 10 games of the season. Coach O’Neill said that it was part of everyone buying in to the system that worked for the team. “In 38 years of...

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