Increase of students in technical programs
Sep09

Increase of students in technical programs

While most high school students still plan to go the traditional route of attending four-year colleges and universities after graduation, a significant number say they are open to the idea of attending community colleges and technical schools. The Washington, D.C.-based College Savings Foundation’s fifth annual “How Youth Plan to Fund College” survey of high school students across the country found many are...

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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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Colleges look for ways to cut cost of textbooks
Sep09

Colleges look for ways to cut cost of textbooks

It’s the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a junior this fall at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her method is to find the books early and cheaply through online sites such as Amazon.com and Ebay rather than paying full price for texts that can cost upward of...

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International students say they feel safe at Palomar College
Sep09

International students say they feel safe at Palomar College

MCT CAMPUS AND TELESCOPE STAFF LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California on Friday announced new measures aimed at better protecting its large international student population, as well as the rest of the campus, after the slayings of three Chinese graduate students over the last two years. The move comes two weeks after a 24-year-old graduate student was beaten to death just blocks away from campus, an attack that renewed...

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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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