Leadership should be top priority
Feb22

Leadership should be top priority

Once again the Governing Board has delayed finding Palomar College a leader. How long does it take to find a new president for Palomar College, nobody knows, not even the ones that should know. In 2003, it took 14 months for Palomar to find a suitable president – which turned out to be Robert Deegan. By the time Deegan retired in June 2015, a committee had already been formed to find his replacement. A 26-person committee spent months...

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Rest easy, David Bowie
Feb01

Rest easy, David Bowie

Album “Blackstar” illustrates Bowie’s heartfelt goodbye On Jan. 10, the inspiring musical legend David Bowie passes away peacefully while surrounded by his family and friends. David Bowie released his 25th and final album, “Blackstar,” on Jan. 8, his 69th birthday. The album title clearly infers that Bowie knew he was dying and that this record may be his final farewell to his admiring audience, and...

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How Palomar College students feel about safety on campus
Sep09

How Palomar College students feel about safety on campus

  By Stephanie Haven McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON -There have been more recorded federal investigations in the first half of 2014 into how colleges have handled campus sexual assault than in any single year before. At the helm of this crackdown sits Catherine Lhamon, who calls the numbers “jaw-dropping.” Eleven months into her job as the Department of Education’s assistant secretary for civil...

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Depression: The Silent Epidemic
Apr21

Depression: The Silent Epidemic

  Imagine waking up in the morning with a listless feeling. You look in the mirror, and you can’t even muster the energy to fake a smile … much less brush your own teeth. Then you realize that you have an essay due in three hours, a midterm at noon, and this doesn’t even include the four hour accounting class you have at 6 pm the same night. The thought of that alone would scare any one college student. Now, try toppling all that...

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Orchestrating your social media image
Apr01

Orchestrating your social media image

You applied for a great job, but still have not heard back from the hiring manager. Your cover letter was great and the resume you worked on for weeks was impeccable. Did you forget to delete that Instagram video from Thursday night? Yes, the one with you guzzling down a bottle of alcohol while throwing up the infamous Captain Morgan leg pose? The same video linked to your Facebook, which is also linked to your Twitter account? It...

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Torture is on full display at the Museum of Man
Mar10

Torture is on full display at the Museum of Man

  They have the most innocuous sounding names: rack, the straw plant, the diving chair, noise maker’s fire; but throughout human history, especially during Medieval Times and the Spanish Inquisition, these names instilled fear for anyone who has heard of them. Imagine being stretched to the point until you are literally split into two, having your fleshed burned and charred with a symbol that detailed your crime, or stuffed into...

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