Retirement incentive delayed for employees
Apr20

Retirement incentive delayed for employees

Many faculty, staff and administrators at Palomar College were looking forward to getting a hefty bonus for retiring early at the end of the semester. This may not be the case any longer. During the April 13 Governing Board meeting, the board decided to postpone the approval of the Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also referred to as the SERP because it might not save the college money. The board will make its final decision...

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Sowing the seeds of sleep with the ‘Plow’ pose
Apr13

Sowing the seeds of sleep with the ‘Plow’ pose

Now that Spring Break has passed and the semester is more than half way over, that means final exams are almost here. This is the time to be getting enough sleep, not staying up all night cramming in study sessions. Although the days never seem long enough to get everything done, there isn’t anything more important than getting a good night sleep. It is difficult to turn the thought-switch off at night with everything going on in the...

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Learn to become one with the ‘Pigeon’
Mar30

Learn to become one with the ‘Pigeon’

Stress comes with the territory of being a college student. We made the choice to multitask, sacrifice and prioritize all the parts of our life. But it is possible to find serenity in all the chaos. Instead of giving in to the physically, mentally and emotionally draining, exhaustion of school, step away from the stress once in a while. Serenity is more valuable than the million tasks you appointed yourself. The Pigeon Pose is a...

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Palomar, don’t post Starbucks ads
Mar30

Palomar, don’t post Starbucks ads

What does Starbucks coffee and Palomar College have in common? Absolutely nothing. However, according to Palomar’s Facebook page it seems otherwise because they posted a Starbucks photo memes recently about daylight saving time and last year during the holiday season. This makes no sense because first, there isn’t even a Starbucks on campus. Second, if Palomar is going to throw ads on their Facebook it should be for local companies or...

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Palomar seeking diversity through consulting firm for next president
Mar12

Palomar seeking diversity through consulting firm for next president

Palomar officials have been talking about increasing diversity on campus and now there is the chance to make that happen with the top job. To achieve this goal, the Palomar College Governing Board members said they want to hire a consulting firm that can bring in a diverse pool of applicants to choose from to fill the college president’s seat. Many faculty and staff will be taking part of an early retirement package, which means...

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