Current Staff

The Telescope Newspaper Staff — Fall 2015


Mike Peterson, Editor-in-Chief

Mike Peterson has been writing on and off for The Telescope for four semesters. With most of a transfer degree in Journalism completed, he hopes to move on to CSUSM or a similar local college soon. He hopes to nab a job in some form of investigative journalism or advertising. He enjoys literature, cycling, vinyl records and good bourbon.

Joel Vaughn,   News Editor

Joel Vaughn is in his second year at Palomar, and this is his first semester at The Telescope. He acquired his current position as Co-Editor of A&E due to his experience with Palomar’s Art Depart as a form Illustration major. Joel still exercises his ability to draw when he has the free time to do so, but you could say it’s more of a hobby than an academic study. Rather than looking towards a career in the arts, he has opted to pursue writing as a future career prospect. He also enjoys taking part in various recreational activities; such as the cinema and reading the various Emersonian essays.

Fern Menezes, Opinion Editor


Michelle Wilkinson,  Arts and Entertainment Editor


Mike Adams,  Sports Editor


Philip Farry, Photo Editor


Susan Whaley, Online Editor

Susan Whaley is in her  final semester at The Telescope. After attending Palomar for some time now, she is close to graduating with an associates degree in Journalism while hopefully transferring to SDSU. She loves travel, adventure and hopes one day to use her writing talent to explore the world more. Besides being in the newsroom everyday, Susan goes rock climbing, slacklining and plays chess. And she loves hanging out with her cat, Gandalf.

Diana Guevarra, Social Media Editor


Deb Hellman, Business Manager and Instructional Assistant


Erin Hiro, Telescope Adviser


Staff writers

Rodney Figueroa, Gio Gonzalez, Kaddin Ratto, Claudia Rodriguez, Ed Rosa,  Robert Rukavina,


Meredith James, Seth Jones, Ricardo Torres

[Updated Sept. 4, 2015. This page is under construction.]