Palomar student hospitalized after bacteria diagnosis
Oct26

Palomar student hospitalized after bacteria diagnosis

A Palomar college student was hospitalized with meningococcal bacteria on Oct.19 and is reported to be recovering . The student was on campus once in the last three weeks, officials said. The San Diego Department of Health and Human Services Agency has contacted people associated with the student and they are receiving antibiotics as a precautionary measure. Even though this is not related to the recent case of meningitis at San Diego...

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Student government vice president resigns
Oct25

Student government vice president resigns

The Palomar College Associated Student Government is now without a vice president. After four weeks, the vice president officially resigned on Oct. 23 according to ASG President Jason Hosfield. Justin Rios was sworn into office as vice president on Sept. 24 against current senator Mario Gaspar in a 6-2 vote. Before being elected as vice president Rios served as a senator. His main goal he wanted to accomplish this year as vice...

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Halloween haunts many across the world
Oct20

Halloween haunts many across the world

In some parts around campus you can begin to see the kiss of fall as leaves turn to orange. The smell of fall is beginning to grasp the air in the cold early morning, and the days beginning to end earlier. With fall comes trick-or-treaters, goblins and ghosts and the spirits of the dead seem to come alive. “Halloween is a day where everyone can be kids again. Even adults can dress up and eat candy,” Palomar student Margarite Martinet...

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Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility
Oct20

Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility

School officials said they will take action after two Palomar students complained that the cafeteria, which was built in 1970, is not accessible to handicap students. Students Shovan Vatandoust and Sid Matlock told school officials that the door to the Food Service building was impossible for Vatandoust, who is in a wheelchair, to enter without help. Vatandoust asked his friend Matlock to complain to school officials. Those officials...

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Palomar College President will retire next year
Oct15

Palomar College President will retire next year

  The president of Palomar College is retiring next year. President Robert Deegan announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2015 at a public campus forum on Oct. 15. Deegan said he has accomplished a lot in his 10 years at the college, such as increasing student transfer numbers to four-year universities, helping students obtain certificates of achievement in technical fields and updating numerous facilities on campus with a...

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Bachelor’s degree for geography offered through Palomar
Oct06

Bachelor’s degree for geography offered through Palomar

After California Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic signing of AB 150, Palomar College will be offering another bachelor’s degree program. Starting this semester, students in the Geographic Information Systems program will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree. In a special agreement with Marshall University in West Virginia, students will be able to take online courses through them once they receive their certificate of achievement at...

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