Money raised for grand piano during ‘Festival’
Apr20

Money raised for grand piano during ‘Festival’

Around 72 current and former faculty, interested parties and their dates gathered together at the Palomar Performing Arts Center to celebrate the second fundraising event formally known as “The Festival.” The Howard Brubeck Theatre will receive a Steinway and Sons Grand Piano, valued at $127,000, after the Palomar Performing Arts Circle concluded its final fundraising event for the Peter Gach Steinway Fund on the evening of April 12....

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Congress allows Veteran’s  benefit to expire
Apr13

Congress allows Veteran’s benefit to expire

Over 72,000 veterans are scrambling to find funding for their educational pursuits after Congress failed to extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, part of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011. The VRAP, which ended March 31, was a program that offered up to 12 months of training benefits to unemployed veterans age 35 to 60. The VA no longer accepted applications to the program after October 31, 2013, and is...

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Morikawa looks to branch out
Apr12

Morikawa looks to branch out

Being an Associated Student Government senator takes a certain amount of passion and dedication. Senator Katelyn Morikawa is a prime example of that. Morikawa, the only female senator, is majoring in business economics and plans to transfer to a state university after the spring semester. “I like the idea of branching out, and meeting new people, and being on a whole different campus,” she said. Morikawa joined the ASG...

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Heroes helping heroes: A veteran’s tale
Apr01

Heroes helping heroes: A veteran’s tale

For most veterans the experience of transitioning from military life to civilian life is a difficult and unfamiliar adjustment process. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is estimated that 11 percent to 20 percent of the veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been affected by posttraumatic stress disorder. “A veteran comes with a different set of baggage,” said Bonifacio Gonzales, a veterans...

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California may become the land of death and dust
Mar09

California may become the land of death and dust

Citizens of California are facing a serious water crisis in the coming years, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end any time soon. The lack of rain, over watering of desert lawns and hour long power showers have finally taken their toll on the state’s water reservoirs. Californians are facing a drought so severe that the state’s drinking water supply is threatened. The situation is so dire that Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state...

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