MODA hosts “Xtreme” Extravaganza
May05

MODA hosts “Xtreme” Extravaganza

Over 900 guests attended the annual fashion show presented by the Palomar College Fashion Merchandising and Design class at the California Center for the Arts on April 24. Moda Xtreme, a student produced show that featured clothing lines developed from current Palomar students, showcased almost 200 pieces displayed down the runway by 58 models. “It’s like a capstone kind of class where all the skills that they’ve learned can come...

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Student accused of arson awaits hearing
May05

Student accused of arson awaits hearing

The preliminary hearing for the Palomar student accused of arson on the San Marcos campus was delayed during his readiness conference on April 17. Judge Michael J. Popkins granted the delay because the psychological evaluation on defendant Connor Ryan Cook has not been completed. The stay away order imposed on March 18 prohibiting Cook from returning to Palomar campus was also modified; allowing Cook to visit the campus with either...

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Palomar supports new bachelor degree program
Apr20

Palomar supports new bachelor degree program

Palomar’s Governing Board motioned to support Senate Bill 850 on April 8, which will allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees to help fill the local job demand. Introduced in January by State Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego), SB-850 would authorize the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to approve a pilot program allowing each two year college to offer one bachelor’s degree program. “We’re finding that jobs that...

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ASG Vice President lobbies for smoking areas
Apr13

ASG Vice President lobbies for smoking areas

Associated Student Government Vice President Shant Soghomonian plans to introduce a new bill to revise Palomar College’s prohibition on smoking. Soghomonian wants to bring back designated smoking areas that were banned when The Governing Board approved policy BP 3570, Smoking and/or Other Tobacco Use in July 2011. The policy states there shall be no smoking or use of tobacco-related products on Palomar Community College District...

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Arson suspect pleads not guilty
Apr01

Arson suspect pleads not guilty

UPDATE ON PALOMAR COLLEGE SERIES OF FIRES. Connor Ryan Cook, 18, is out on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment March 18 for arson and attempted arson at the Palomar College San Marcos campus. Cook was taken into custody March 14 by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of starting the fire that occurred in the men’s restroom of the P Building earlier that day. The March 14 fire was similar to a string...

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