Palomar students protest against police brutality
Dec10

Palomar students protest against police brutality

Palomar student/veteran Christopher Walker, 27, reads a speech during an anti-police brutality protest on the Student Union Dec.  10. Video by Casey Cousins | The Telescope     While students were receiving back massages and petting puppies during a college event called De-Stress Fest, a few individuals took a stand in the name of justice. Earlier Wednesday, a group of 11 students and staff stood in the Student Union...

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New library set for ground breaking Spring 2015
Dec08

New library set for ground breaking Spring 2015

As the semester winds down toward Winter Break, students will be welcomed back next spring with the groundbreaking of the college’s new library. The next campus project slated for construction will be the new library and Learning Resource Center. The $49 million project will commence sometime in Spring 2015, according to Chris Miller, director of Facilities. The 2006 voter-approved construction bond, Prop. M, is funding for this...

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Who will choose our next president?
Dec08

Who will choose our next president?

The dilemma to find a new Palomar College president has begun even before the selection committee is in place. The current president and the student government president are already at odds with the faculty over who should serve on the 26-person committee that will replace President Robert Deegan when he retires in June 2015. The first issue is a decrease of student representatives. The second is whether school officials who are...

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Christmas fashion on display in library
Dec08

Christmas fashion on display in library

[Show as slideshow] Visual merchandising students recently brought some holiday spirit to the San Marcos campus with a festive display in Palomar’s library. The beginning and advanced visual merchandising classes worked for about three hours on Nov. 18 to set up the display, which includes five, full-size Christmas trees, two vitrines, and five mannequins dressed in student designs. There is also a white wooden box with a sign that...

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Pedestrian bridge in design process for Palomar College
Dec08

Pedestrian bridge in design process for Palomar College

The city of San Marcos is in the design phase of constructing a pedestrian bridge right outside the main entrance of Palomar College on West Mission Road, according to officials. The construction project is one of many improvements and additions planned for the urbanization of the city with an emphasis on walkability and public transit. The pedestrian bridge caught public attention with the city’s announcement of a $300,000 design...

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Student voice not properly represented in choosing next president
Dec08

Student voice not properly represented in choosing next president

The committee to hire the next president of Palomar College was dropped from two student representatives down to one. We at the Telescope think this is irresponsible of both the Governing Board and the student government president. The last Presidential Search Committee in 2003 consisted of two student representatives. The Governing Board decided to decrease that student number without any good reason and add more faculty members for...

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