Cesar Chavez event features speech from former colleague
Apr13

Cesar Chavez event features speech from former colleague

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, the MEChA Club invited Ken Seaton Msemaji, political director of Sheet Metal Workers Local 206, to speak about the civil rights activist. For over 30 minutes, he spoke and commemorated the man who he says changed his life. “I was fortunate enough to work with him, be trained by him, educated by him for almost a few decades,” Msemaji said.   Msemaji looked back fondly on the time that he spent with...

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Divided California
Apr13

Divided California

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. If you ever thought about getting a California silhouette tattoo, you might want to reconsider. A proposal to split California into six different states is going to be available to voters in November. California, the nation’s most populous state, offers the best of all worlds, and splitting into six different states would be a huge mistake. The master behind this idea is venture capitalist, Tim...

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Sedillo voted by peers as Palomar Employee of the Year
Apr13

Sedillo voted by peers as Palomar Employee of the Year

Every year Palomar choose a faculty or staff member and present them with the Employee of the Year award. This years winner went to Information Services Support Specialist Robert Sedillo. Sedillo was humbled when hearing the news of his award, and only a single word came to mind when asked about his feelings. “Honored is the best word,” Sedillo said. The nominations for the award are given to a diverse group of faculty and staff...

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Playing it smart, on and off the field
Apr13

Playing it smart, on and off the field

Palomar Baseball player Dillan Smith started playing baseball when he was just 3 years old. His parents said the first thing he picked up was a plastic baseball bat. After trying every sport, he decided at age 10 that it was only baseball that really interested him. Smith, 19, has successfully mastered balancing school and his leadership role out on the diamond. “He is pretty much a coaches’ dream,” Head Baseball Coach Buck Taylor...

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Arson suspect pleads not guilty
Apr01

Arson suspect pleads not guilty

UPDATE ON PALOMAR COLLEGE SERIES OF FIRES. Connor Ryan Cook, 18, is out on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment March 18 for arson and attempted arson at the Palomar College San Marcos campus. Cook was taken into custody March 14 by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of starting the fire that occurred in the men’s restroom of the P Building earlier that day. The March 14 fire was similar to a string...

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“Young invincibles” choosing not to invest in Obamacare
Apr01

“Young invincibles” choosing not to invest in Obamacare

According to the U.S Department of Health, during the first three months of the Affordable Care Act, only 24 percent of the 2.2 million adults who enrolled in Obamacare are between the ages of 18 to 34. This is well below the Obama administration’s 40 percent target for the “young invincibles”, a term coined for adults in that age range who see themselves as young and healthy. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported that...

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