Cesar Chavez event features speech from former colleague
Apr13

Cesar Chavez event features speech from former colleague

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, the MEChA Club invited Ken Seaton Msemaji, political director of Sheet Metal Workers Local 206, to speak about the civil rights activist. For over 30 minutes, he spoke and commemorated the man who he says changed his life. “I was fortunate enough to work with him, be trained by him, educated by him for almost a few decades,” Msemaji said.   Msemaji looked back fondly on the time that he spent with...

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How is your money spent?
Apr13

How is your money spent?

  Palomar College, like many other community colleges, offers benefits for those who purchase a student ID card or activities card. The benefits range from complimentary printing and food to transportation discounts and specialized event incentives. The revenue generated from the cards goes into the OSA student activities fund. A portion of the funds provide for the benefits advertised by the OSA and for various events on campus....

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Student activities budget depleted mid-semester
Apr01

Student activities budget depleted mid-semester

Palomar’s Women’s Studies program was denied funding by the Office of Student Affairs for its annual event to celebrate Women’s History Month. The OSA claimed there were no funds available as the reason for its denial. “Upon review the Director of Student Affairs, Ms. Titus, is sorry to report that we do not have funds available at this time. The budget is depleted,” the email read. Earlier in the year Devon Smith, assistant professor...

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Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel
Apr01

Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel

The Palomar College Comets shutout the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles 4-0 to preserve its first place standing in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference on March 22. The highlight of the game was the strong pitching performance of Palomar’s Emilio Esquibel as he baffled Eagles hitters all afternoon long en route to his fourth victory of the season. He would finish the day having allowed six hits while striking out two and walking one....

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Economics of undocumented workers
Feb24

Economics of undocumented workers

They waited under the cover of darkness to make their move. They hide under and within anything they can find, out of sight from both the elements and from law enforcement who are constantly on the lookout for any movement or for any signs of life in the vast territory. They rely on smugglers who know the lay of the land and they paid handsomely for their guidance. Some have given all they possess and others have given up their very...

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