College looks to raise money for students
Nov16

College looks to raise money for students

For one day, the Palomar College Foundation is looking to the community to give back in a big way. On Nov. 29, students and members of the foundation will be calling the community to give back on Giving Tuesday, a one-day national fundraising event to support local communities and organizations. Kim Hartwell, the Foundation’s development officer, said they’re looking to raise more than $50,000 during the event where an...

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Palomar logs online
Nov16

Palomar logs online

With the advent of the Internet and smart phones, we’ve seen our lives change as they become more closely connected with this new technology. As we step into the age of the Internet, we are finding that we have better ways to connect, access to more information, and more convenience than ever before. Now, Palomar College is taking this step, by implementing some new tech updates fit for the digital age. These changes are mostly...

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In a region of fire, Palomar’s firefighters prepare
Nov16

In a region of fire, Palomar’s firefighters prepare

Hopeful firefighters will receive a new home at Palomar’s Escondido campus in the 800 building this coming Spring 2017. Approved at the end of September, the Fire Technology Department will now be housed at the Escondido campus, while the Fire Academy will remain at its current location. Palomar’s Escondido campus will now include: Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Education (EME), and Paramedic programs under one roof next...

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Men’s water polo makes history with PCAC title win
Nov15

Men’s water polo makes history with PCAC title win

The Comets men’s water polo team is making school history. The men’s water polo team is on their way to regionals after winning the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) title. The semifinals against MiraMar on Nov. 4 was a blowout with a final score of 22-12. Then the PCAC championship game on Nov. 5 ended in a nail biter against Grossmont with the Comets coming out on top with a final score of 10-9 through two...

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Proposition 58 passes in California
Nov15

Proposition 58 passes in California

Californian’s have voted yes. Proposition 58 was widely supported among voters, earning 70 percent of the vote. With the passing of Prop. 58, this means public schools can more easily decide how to teach English learners; whether that be in programs like English-only, bilingual or other options. This also repeals the “English in Public Schools Initiative,” an almost-20-year-old law that had required California public...

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Governing board candidates share their stance in Q&A
Nov07

Governing board candidates share their stance in Q&A

The staff at the Telescope met with the candidates for the college’s governing board to discus where they stand on the issues affecting the college and how they’re looking to make an impact. Three seats are available on the board, Nancy Hensch and John Halcon are up for re-election after serving one term each and Nancy Chadwick will retire after spending more than 14 years on the board, and the residents within Palomar...

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