Money raised for grand piano during ‘Festival’
Apr21

Money raised for grand piano during ‘Festival’

  Around 72 current and former faculty, interested parties and their dates gathered together at the Palomar Performing Arts Center to celebrate the second fundraising event formally known as “The Festival.” The Howard Brubeck Theatre will receive a Steinway and Sons Grand Piano, valued at $127,000, after the Palomar Performing Arts Circle concluded its final fundraising event for the Peter Gach Steinway Fund on the evening of...

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Speech team finishes fourth in nationals
Apr20

Speech team finishes fourth in nationals

Palomar College’s Speech and Debate Team placed fourth in the Phi Rho Pi Nationals Tournament in Denver, Colo. earlier this month. The team walked away with eight medals, including a silver medal won by Sara Nimori for an impromptu speech. Individual bronze medals were awarded to Megan Hasslinger, Michael Dentoni, Awilda Parada, and Monica Eslamian. In the team events, teammates Dentoni and Trevor Johnson, and teammates Eslamian and...

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Speakers draws crowd with powerful message
Apr20

Speakers draws crowd with powerful message

Civil Rights have always been on the forefront of conversation in the United States as well as other countries around the world. April 16 marked the day Palomar students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate and take action for their own civil rights. The Civil Rights Festival was held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the free speech area in front of the clock tower. The event, organized by long time Chicano’s studies professor John...

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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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