Speech and debate team named fourth in nation
Apr27

Speech and debate team named fourth in nation

Tired eyes filled the room as Palomar’s speech and debate team returned from a triumphant trip at a national speech and debate tournament. This is the first team meeting post-tournament and with very little rest between the nine-day tournament and school, the team is exhausted but no worse for wear. The team took home three bronze medals, one silver medal and one gold medal from the Community College National Tournament in Cleveland,...

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Steph Johnson Trio fills theater with funk and soul
Apr27

Steph Johnson Trio fills theater with funk and soul

Palomar’s Performing Arts department consistently puts on Concert Hour performances for Palomar students and others who simply love music to enjoy. The Steph Johnson Trio can be added to that list of those great performances. On April 16, The Steph Johnson Trio electrified the stage at Palomar’s Howard Brubeck Theatre with a captivating soulful jazz performance. Making up this Trio is Steph Johnson, the vocals and guitarist of the...

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Retirement incentive delayed for employees, needs further analysis
Apr20

Retirement incentive delayed for employees, needs further analysis

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. 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 artists for interviews and acoustic sets during her show. Activity López’s hard work was honored during the 2015 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Golden Microphone Awards in New York City on March 7. She was awarded Best...

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