Student activity card not voluntary for graduation
May05

Student activity card not voluntary for graduation

The student activities card is not an optional fee for some students on campus. Students enrolled in some childhood development and health classes must pay the fee to satisfy the course requirements. Dr. Kendyl L Magnuson, the director of enrollment services, was not even aware of the policy. One official, after reviewing the policy, said he believes the fee is compulsory and not optional. Mark Evilsizer, a governing board trustee...

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Local colleges have different views on education code
May05

Local colleges have different views on education code

Palomar’s interpretation of the California Education Code, the guidelines that oversee the operations of California community colleges, is different than other community colleges in the area. While MiraCosta and Saddleback College have a bilateral process in how student funds are used; Palomar employs a unilateral process. Section 76063 of the education code, which pertains to the student activities fund, states the following: “The...

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OSA Funds Controversy Continued
May02

OSA Funds Controversy Continued

There are key differences that exist between Palomar College and other California community colleges when it comes to processes and procedures regarding the student activities fund since each college has discretion in how funds are procured and administered. 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...

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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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