Palomar arsonist sentenced
Sep06

Palomar arsonist sentenced

  Christian Gaxiola/The Telescope Connor Cook, the 19-year-old Palomar student accused of starting at least one fire on the San Marcos campus during the 2014 Spring semester, has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation, as well as 80 hours of volunteer work and an undetermined amount of victim restitution. Cook appeared before Judge Michael J. Popkins Friday at the San Diego Superior Court, North County Division, to...

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New president to lead student body
Sep04

New president to lead student body

With the support of his family and significant other, Jason Hosfield decided to run for president of the Associated Student Government at Palomar College. He was elected the new ASG president after running uncontested at the end of last Spring semester. “(My mother and father) encouraged and challenged me to be committed to the organizations that have interested me,” Hosfield said in an email. He added that his brother “was almost...

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Car accident claims three student lives
Aug22

Car accident claims three student lives

Tragedy struck Palomar College during the first week of the fall semester when eight international students were involved in a single car accident just east of El Camino Real on Highway 78. The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old male, along with another male and female were pronounced dead at the scene and the remaining five students were taken to local hospitals with minor to major injuries. “Anytime you lose a student, it’s a...

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Cal State San Marcos locked down by false alarm
Aug20

Cal State San Marcos locked down by false alarm

California State University San Marcos went on lockdown this morning when a faculty member mistook a colleague’s umbrella for a rifle case, according to officials. The incident lasted approximately 40 minutes with police swept the campus starting in the parking structure where the suspect was first spotted, according to Public Information Officer Margaret Lutz. The suspect was found unarmed and quickly identified as an employee of the...

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MODA hosts “Xtreme” Extravaganza
May05

MODA hosts “Xtreme” Extravaganza

Over 900 guests attended the annual fashion show presented by the Palomar College Fashion Merchandising and Design class at the California Center for the Arts on April 24. Moda Xtreme, a student produced show that featured clothing lines developed from current Palomar students, showcased almost 200 pieces displayed down the runway by 58 models. “It’s like a capstone kind of class where all the skills that they’ve learned can come...

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‘Esperanza’ Rises
May05

‘Esperanza’ Rises

      For the final production of the first season of performances at the renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre, Director Michael Mufson marked Palomar Performing Art as a center for cultural exchange in North County. A scarcely known play titled “Esperanza Rising,” Lynne Alvarez’s adaptation of Pam Munoz Ryan’s young adult novel of the same name, serves as Mufson’s catalyst. It is a coming of age story, among other things,...

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