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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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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Gallery: Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel
Apr01

Gallery: 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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