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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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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