Five prime places to relax in North County
Apr27

Five prime places to relax in North County

With Spring Break long gone and only three weeks left in the semester, students at Palomar will be starting the last push to get assignments done, finish major projects, hope for extra credit and otherwise do everything possible to either keep up or bring up their grades. Brace yourselves, finals are coming. This can be a hectic time, so if you’re feeling stressed, burnt out, or just stuck half-way through your research paper it may...

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Steph Johnson Trio fills theater with funk and soul
Apr27

Steph Johnson Trio fills theater with funk and soul

Palomar’s Performing Arts department consistently puts on Concert Hour performances for Palomar students and others who simply love music to enjoy. The Steph Johnson Trio can be added to that list of those great performances. On April 16, The Steph Johnson Trio electrified the stage at Palomar’s Howard Brubeck Theatre with a captivating soulful jazz performance. Making up this Trio is Steph Johnson, the vocals and guitarist of the...

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Ceramic artist unsure how to mold his future career
Apr27

Ceramic artist unsure how to mold his future career

The decision whether to follow your passion or pursue a career with financial stability is never easy. Pursuing a technical degree may make sense, however, the love for art isn’t always easy to leave behind. And that’s why one Palomar student returned. Bob McAleese is a 24-year-old ceramic student who just returned to college after taking time off. His passion for ceramics happened almost by accident. When he needed an elective in...

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It doesn’t have feeling, it doesn’t stop, ‘It Follows’  builds tension
Apr27

It doesn’t have feeling, it doesn’t stop, ‘It Follows’ builds tension

“It Follows” dredges up horror tropes of the 1980s to bring us a fresh departure from the jump scare-laden horror films of today. The film follows Jay, a fairly normal girl who is dating a boy named Hugh. Little does she know that Hugh has something that he passed on to her. Now it follows her. “It Follows” holds to the ambiguity of its monster throughout most of the movie and this works to great effect. It preys on the fear of the...

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Capsula keeps rock ‘n’ roll more alive than dead on new live LP
Apr27

Capsula keeps rock ‘n’ roll more alive than dead on new live LP

“Dead or Alive” is the first live LP from red hot rock ‘n’ roll outfit Capsula. Live is how I discovered them, and if you haven’t done the same, now is a hell of a time to do so. The record captures the vibrant, raw energy that they bring to the stage in a fantastic collection of songs that span their career. It has often been lamented in recent times that rock & roll is dead, or dying. “Dead or Alive” renders the question...

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Five life-enhancing benefits of reading books regularly
Apr27

Five life-enhancing benefits of reading books regularly

Roughly 42 percent of students will never open up a book after they graduate. This is a staggering statistic that would decrease if the populace knew the benefits of reading books. A couple inches of stacked paper printed with exposition can give rise to a heap of benefits. Studies have shown that reading a book for just six minutes a day can reduce stress levels up to 68 percent, improve writing skills, and even prevent Alzheimer’s...

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