Car accident claims three student lives
Aug22

Car accident claims three student lives

Tragedy struck Palomar College during the first week of the fall semester when eight international students were involved in a single car accident just east of El Camino Real on Highway 78. The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old male, along with another male and female were pronounced dead at the scene and the remaining five students were taken to local hospitals with minor to major injuries. “Anytime you lose a student, it’s a...

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Cal State San Marcos locked down by false alarm
Aug20

Cal State San Marcos locked down by false alarm

California State University San Marcos went on lockdown this morning when a faculty member mistook a colleague’s umbrella for a rifle case, according to officials. The incident lasted approximately 40 minutes with police swept the campus starting in the parking structure where the suspect was first spotted, according to Public Information Officer Margaret Lutz. The suspect was found unarmed and quickly identified as an employee of the...

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MODA hosts “Xtreme” Extravaganza
May05

MODA hosts “Xtreme” Extravaganza

Over 900 guests attended the annual fashion show presented by the Palomar College Fashion Merchandising and Design class at the California Center for the Arts on April 24. Moda Xtreme, a student produced show that featured clothing lines developed from current Palomar students, showcased almost 200 pieces displayed down the runway by 58 models. “It’s like a capstone kind of class where all the skills that they’ve learned can come...

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Former Palomar student coming full circle

There is a curious little spot in Parking Lot 12 where a steel post harbors an aluminum sign that reads “this space reserved for Distinguished Faculty of the Year.” Each year the winners, one full time and one part time, choose a spot on campus they would like to park and it becomes theirs for an entire year. When Adjunct Professor Michelle Vogel Trautt learned she was the 2014 recipient of the esteemed title, she said she...

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‘Esperanza’ Rises
May05

‘Esperanza’ Rises

      For the final production of the first season of performances at the renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre, Director Michael Mufson marked Palomar Performing Art as a center for cultural exchange in North County. A scarcely known play titled “Esperanza Rising,” Lynne Alvarez’s adaptation of Pam Munoz Ryan’s young adult novel of the same name, serves as Mufson’s catalyst. It is a coming of age story, among other things,...

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Capturing the California Coast
May05

Capturing the California Coast

This spring semester Donna Cosentino’s photography class, Photographers of California, visited Carmel, Calif. March 26-30. Students met with photographers John Sexton, Kim Weston and Huntington Witherill. Each photographer shared their work, each one with a different take on their process and style. The students spent the rest of their time visiting galleries and photographing at Point Lobos State Park, along the Big Sur Coast and in...

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