Retirement incentive delayed for employees
Apr20

Retirement incentive delayed for employees

Many faculty, staff and administrators at Palomar College were looking forward to getting a hefty bonus for retiring early at the end of the semester. This may not be the case any longer. During the April 13 Governing Board meeting, the board decided to postpone the approval of the Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also referred to as the SERP because it might not save the college money. The board will make its final decision...

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Will robots be the death of us?
Apr13

Will robots be the death of us?

Are we in danger of being enslaved by intelligent computer programs? Will our own creations rise up against us and spell the end of humanity? Not any time soon, although it is a foreseeable possibility if we don’t heed the warnings given by our technological leaders. Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. In the course of a single day you might use an alarm clock, television, microwave, computer, laptop,...

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Students hired to retain, increase enrollment
Apr13

Students hired to retain, increase enrollment

Palomar officials have started a student ambassador program geared toward success for Palomar’s new and current students. With funding Palomar College has received from the Student Success and Support program, the faculty has invested in a student ambassador program. “Me being part of the student ambassador program is probably the best thing I’ve done at Palomar,” said Lisa Filice, the acting manager of orientation and follow up...

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‘Taking a break’ with KKSM student radio personality
Apr13

‘Taking a break’ with KKSM student radio personality

Smile. It’ll only take you a few seconds to start smiling when listening to the “Take a Break with Lilly López” radio show, and it takes even less time talking to her in person.  Lilly López is a highly active DJ for Palomar College’s radio station KKSM, as well as a musician and activist. While predominantly sticking to the reggae genre, she branches out featuring various artist for interviews and acoustic sets during her show....

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Cheer team repeats as champs
Apr13

Cheer team repeats as champs

Palomar’s cheer team successfully defended its title as best small cheer team in the nation after winning the USA Collegiate Nationals in late March. The Palomar Small Coed cheer team competed March 22-23 at the United Spirit Association Collegiate National Championships in Anaheim, Calif., participating in the 2-year Small Coed Show Cheer competition. The team of 16 girls and four boys spent two days at the Anaheim Convention Center...

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Questions in The Machine
Apr06

Questions in The Machine

What pervades the most in the Boehm Gallery’s latest exhibit called “Question Authority” is the concept of not taking anything at its face value. There was an ever-present push by the artist to question his own creation and to not only take his meaning from it, but also to form one’s own. Dave Ghilarducci’s exhibit, which ends April 10, is composed of interactive mechanical installations and it centers around...

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