Barefoot: to run or not to run?
Apr20

Barefoot: to run or not to run?

Barefoot running has its pros and cons. Christopher McDougall author of “Born to Run”, stated that barefoot running was the solution to all runners’ injuries because it is a natural way to run. However, some coaches say the opposite is true. Palomar College cross country and women’s track and field coach Jennifer Williams said that in the coaching world you either love it or hate it. “We are taught to walk, run and play with shoes....

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Phi Theta Kappa traveling to Orlando for NerdNation
Apr20

Phi Theta Kappa traveling to Orlando for NerdNation

From April 24 to April 26, Palomar Students are heading to Orlando to compete in a national conference. “NerdNation is the International PTK annual conference”, said co-advisor of the school’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Katie Townsend-Merino. “It is not just a fun event, but offers many learning opportunities.” Co-Advisor Katy French said that their chapter has applied for three hallmark awards which are extremely competitive. They...

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Zero tolerance, zero results, zero logic
Apr01

Zero tolerance, zero results, zero logic

Why should a kid be condemned for being a kid? Perhaps we didn’t understand the concept of guns, but we still played cops and robbers. In early March, a fifth grade student named Nathan Entingh was put on a level two suspension notice for pointing his fingers at a friend and saying ‘Boom’. The teacher then removed him from class and invoked Ohio’s zero-tolerance policy. This policy, known as SB-167, was modified earlier this year to...

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California’s Proposed Budget
Jan25

California’s Proposed Budget

The proposed state budget is good news for Palomar, even though it hasn’t been officially approved yet it could bring more funding for community colleges. On Jan. 9, Governor Jerry Brown stated that there was good news this year, considering the fiscal stability and resources available for the state of California. During his press conference, he proposed that the state put the surplus from last year’s revenues toward the debts the...

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