Fall graduates deserve a commencement ceremony
Dec08

Fall graduates deserve a commencement ceremony

  Students who finish college in the fall have worked as hard as those fininshing in the spring. Palomar has only one shcool-wide graduation which is held every May. This is not enough. Not holding a winter commencement ceremony for fall graduates is unfair and irreverent to students who finish in the fall. Making them wait until the following Spring undermines the students hard work. They have to wait to share their triumph with...

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Governing Board potentially violates Brown Act
Sep12

Governing Board potentially violates Brown Act

Palomar’s governing board potentially violated California open meetings law for two reasons. The board did not post its agenda on time and they changed the date of their meeting without proper notice. The Brown Act states that a local legislature in California must post its agenda and date of meeting 72 hours in advance. The Palomar website even states that the board follows the Brown Act. The Palomar College Governing Board...

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The Warrior helps one accept change
May11

The Warrior helps one accept change

Time to celebrate, let loose, have fun, take risks and not be afraid. It’s the end of the semester and for a lot students, this day sometimes seemed like it would always stay on the horizon. But now it’s summer with no school and more freedom. Even with all this fun, your yoga routine doesn’t need to be compromised and forgotten. Yoga isn’t a quick fix to ailments or losing weight; yoga is a lifestyle. For a different yoga experience...

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Retirement bonus postponed again
May11

Retirement bonus postponed again

A decision on whether to grant an early retirement bonus program for employees has been postponed a second time, with the faculty union alleging a conflict of interest. The Governing Board’s decision whether or not to approve the Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also known as the SERP, is now set for May 12 after its members review the union’s documents. The faculty union members said they sought legal counsel the day before the...

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A toast to TheTelescope
May11

A toast to TheTelescope

This isn’t an ordinary class. Students come two hours early, stay until 10 p.m., and even come in on non-class days. Students create here, make friends here and begin their future here. This is the student newsroom. I started out on the Palomar College student newspaper, The Telescope, as a shaking, terrified staff writer. Four semesters later and it’s time to finally say goodbye. I went from not-so-good staff writer, to confused...

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