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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Economics of undocumented workers
Feb24

Economics of undocumented workers

They waited under the cover of darkness to make their move. They hide under and within anything they can find, out of sight from both the elements and from law enforcement who are constantly on the lookout for any movement or for any signs of life in the vast territory. They rely on smugglers who know the lay of the land and they paid handsomely for their guidance. Some have given all they possess and others have given up their very...

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Faking it

Welcome Back! Now, get your mind out of the gutter… I’m talking about a tan. Since 2011 is done and over with, I want to start 2012 off with a bang. Well not really a bang, more like a banging tan. Now, I love the bronzed and beautiful look as much as the next gal, but as a recovering tanorexic, I’m not willing to jeopardize my healthy complexion for dry, damaged skin. So what’s a girl to do? Fake it, and nobody knows faking it better...

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