“Swingin’ for the Fences” springs into season
Mar31

“Swingin’ for the Fences” springs into season

Palomar’s Big Band Jazz Ensemble filled the Howard Brubeck Theater with loud melodies that struck the heartstrings of the audience. At their first of two shows this semester, the ensemble kicked off the spring season with their lively concert, ‘Swingin’ for the Fences’ on Friday, March 16. Bringing the inspiration of America’s old ‘pastime,’ the Big Band Jazz Ensemble emulated the atmosphere of attending the first ball game of spring....

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Palomar College’s Police Academy
Mar31

Palomar College’s Police Academy

From routine side of the road pullovers, to critical 911 calls that alert the authorities to a robbery or shooting, this is where law enforcement begins. Located at 182 Santar Place, the police academy hosts one of Palomar’s most intense programs. Much like the cadets in the fire academy next door, students attempting to become peace officers and enroll in Palomar’s program need to go through an application process, where just around...

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Palomar joins the national walkout in a fight for gun control
Mar15

Palomar joins the national walkout in a fight for gun control

“Enough! Enough! Enough!” chanted the crowd of around 50 students, faculty and staff who participated in the national walkout event against gun violence. Members of the Palomar community gathered to show their support for a national effort to oppose gun violence at 10 a.m. on March 14 at the clocktower, exactly one month following the Parkland Highschool shooting in Florida. “The idea of semi-automatic weapons, people buying them when...

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Food Center groundbreaking aims to combat student food insecurity
Mar09

Food Center groundbreaking aims to combat student food insecurity

In a 2016 report by a coalition of student resource organizations, it was found that just over one in five students are faced with food insecurity. The Palomar community took a step forward in an effort to help those students. On March 9, the Anita and Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center groundbreaking occurred between the cafeteria and SEAL center, in the SU-Quad. Administration, students and the staff of Student Affairs addressed...

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Coffee vs. Tea: Which Is Better For You?
Mar04

Coffee vs. Tea: Which Is Better For You?

There are two types of people in the world, those who drink coffee and those who swear by tea. The debate between a cup of joe and the benefits of herbal tea are endless. A hot cup of coffee will give you that extra perk you need in the morning, while tea can help you relax after a stressful day. Besides being our essential drink of choice to help us get through the daily hustle and bustle, both promote many health benefits, no matter...

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Palomar students will receive dual free tuition plans
Mar04

Palomar students will receive dual free tuition plans

Incoming Palomar students are now met with a new, but perhaps welcomed, dilemma of navigating two options for free education. The California Promise, formally known as Assembly Bill 19 (AB-19), waives one year of community college tuition fees for all incoming freshman regardless of need. Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2017, the California Promise ensures all eligible in-state students have access to higher education by...

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