Palomar Promise program sees initial success
May22

Palomar Promise program sees initial success

Palomar College has raised $1.5 million within four months of their announcement of a program to provide tuition-free education to incoming college freshman. Palomar rolled out the Palomar Promise Program, a free financial aid and academic support program for graduating high school students within the district, in February. The program will be available to eligible high school graduates of the 11 school districts within the college...

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Construction begins for North Center
May19

Construction begins for North Center

After a five-year hiatus, construction is underway in Fallbrook on the second of two education centers planned for the district just 18 miles north of the main campus. The 85-acre parcel of land that sits right off State Route 76 and Horse Ranch Creek Road will be the home of Palomar’s North Education Center. The college district’s northern campus will open in summer 2018 to coincide with the opening of the South Education Center in...

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Letter from the editor

Life isn’t grouped within periods of time connected by an overarching theme. There wasn’t a single motif permeating the collective thoughts of our writers and designers in creating these stories. This year, IMPACT has no theme. Instead, IMPACT is a passion project–a collection of stories, such as our communities of transgendered youth or the transformation of one former gang member’s life. The stories our...

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Netflix sparks a discussion of the fallout after suicide
Apr18

Netflix sparks a discussion of the fallout after suicide

Depression can be drowning, self-harm is senseless and suicide can be preventable. The key word here is preventable. All it takes from saving someone from falling over the edge is a simple conversation, acknowledgement that they’re visible and their feelings are valid. One person dies of suicide every two hours in California, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Nationally, 121 die a day. Within the month, 93.8...

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Comets win on a walkoff to complete comeback
Feb15

Comets win on a walkoff to complete comeback

Palomar baseball was victorious in their home opener, winning on a walk off home run by sophomore pitcher Cameron Haskell in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Comets defeated the Golden West College Rustlers 8-7, sweeping the two game series against the 2016 state-runner up college. The team won the previous day’s game by a score of 8-1. “After that first game when we pretty much destroyed them we knew we were something special,”...

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