Water polo goalkeeper ranks in state standings
Dec05

Water polo goalkeeper ranks in state standings

Water polo is consistently listed as one of the world’s most demanding sports, beating out rugby and rivaling alpine skiing in ESPN.com’s Sport Skills Difficulty Rankings. With intense power plays and the often vicious maneuvering that occurs under the water, water polo is a grueling sport – it’s also the sport that Amber Shah, 20, excels at. Shah is a sophomore goalkeeper for Palomar College’s water polo team, currently ranked ninth...

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Oct30

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

If you’ve turned on the TV or gone to a movie any time in the last decade, odds are that you’ve encountered the un-dead horde in one way or another – and more than likely, they’ve showcased all the wrong ways to avoid the infamous bite or contagious virus. With Halloween around the corner and various forms of the dead soon to be walking the streets, here’s the Telescope guide to surviving a zombie apocalypse. Dust off the sleeping bag...

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U.S. should promote peace, not war
Oct14

U.S. should promote peace, not war

In recent decades, the U.S. has assumed the role of the world’s enforcer, pushing its support across international boundaries – whether it’s asked for or not. Not only does this outdated method of foreign policy strain our economy, but it exacts an even heavier toll on human life. One of our earliest forays into foreign intervention was WWII, which was built on clear and solid causes – Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and German naval...

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The American prison system is overcrowded
Oct03

The American prison system is overcrowded

The United States makes up only five percent of the world’s population, yet accounts for over a quarter of its prisoners. U.S. prisons are in a state of nightmarish overcrowding, and it’s more than financially and morally wrong – it’s solvable. With over a million inmates added to the prison system, the amount of people serving time in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled in recent decades. With such a vast population of prisoners to house,...

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Renovations Complete on Howard Brubeck Theatre
Sep30

Renovations Complete on Howard Brubeck Theatre

Nearly two years after breaking ground, the reconstruction of Palomar College’s Howard Brubeck Theatre is now complete. The multi-million dollar renovations were financed by Proposition M, the voter-approved 2006 resolution to allocate $694 million to revamp and maintain Palomar College’s San Marcos campus. Heather Murray, Box Office Manager for the Performing Arts Department, said the rebuilt theater will be vastly improved over its...

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