Students diversify performing arts dept
Oct05

Students diversify performing arts dept

by Seji Gaerlan and Justin Gonzalez Palomar College’s international students come from various countries to further their training in the performing arts with the hopes of becoming successful entertainers. “In college, I didn’t expect this much high level freestyle and choreography,” Leo Nishimura, a 20-year-old dance major from Japan, said. “I just came here to learn some basics.” Students like...

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Student band looks to unify a generation
Oct03

Student band looks to unify a generation

It only takes one seedling of an idea to spark a change in thought, to spur on a movement, and two brothers are looking to do that through music. Unify Collective isn’t necessarily a band, it’s more of a movement, a mentality as bandmates and siblings James “Thetic” Mudrak, 23, and Jake “Peace Manuel” Webb, 16, explained. What started as a doodle of a record label in 2013 of people holding hands...

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A distopian future arrives in season opening play
Oct01

A distopian future arrives in season opening play

Palomar’s young thespians stagger amongst one another in a blacked out theater before the premiere of this season’s opening play. Michael Mufson, director at Palomar College, stood with an heir of authority and spoke with affection. The time was just shortly after expected and close to the beginning of practice. The young thespians were gathered around an odd structure–it looked like if contemporary art and a staircase...

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A salon showing at gallery’s exhibition
Sep28

A salon showing at gallery’s exhibition

Palomar’s art gallery will use a 1700’s style of art exhibition to showcase more than 20 artists’ personal art collections that will fill the gallery walls from top to bottom. The Boehm Gallery will showcase its second exhibition, “The Maker’s Eye,” of the semester from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1. Gallery director Sasha Jonestein looked to artists from Southern California and adjacent areas to showcase 2-3 pieces from their own personal...

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The culture of rap on Palomar College
Aug22

The culture of rap on Palomar College

Written by Jacob Tucker On its surface, Palomar College may seem like nothing more than a commuter school; where students come to class, buy a sandwich, go to the library for a couple hours, and then go home. However, if one keeps their eye open, they may find that rare pockets of Palomar are home to a thriving culture. One of these pockets is on the small garden of blue pebbles under the MD building, where freestyle rap is the...

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Behind the MODA runway
May23

Behind the MODA runway

Palomar’s 70th Annual MODA fashion show was in six and a half hours, and whether I had previous experience or not, my goal was to be electric. The fashion shows arena, The California Center for the Arts in Escondido was flooded with beautiful faces. As mentioned above I have no previous modeling experience. I can barely take a selfie without some form of regret lurking in the shadows. I’ve been in a couple of short films and live on...

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