Your opinion matters…speak up!

Whether you’d like to share your opinion on an article published by The Telescope, or even if you have a passion for writing and just want to share your thoughts- Palomar students are encouraged to write letters to the editor. There is of course a distinct difference between writing to the paper, and writing for the paper – but depending on your skill level, your chance of being published is just as great as any. Just...

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Student or speed bump?

An important topic I’ve recently noticed while talking among students, is the ever growing concern over pedestrian safety in the parking lots. Simply put, people narrowly miss being struck by vehicles in the student parking lot almost everyday. A growing number of Palomar students, including myself, have had these types of close calls – and think that something needs to be done. On one occasion last Thursday while walking...

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Gamers are taking over…

Stopping by the campus cafeteria these days, I find myself pleasantly distracted by the video games being played. To my amazement, the students playing had the full setup, one that looked like it came from home. It seems to gather a lot of positive attention – and in my opinion it really creates a more friendly atmosphere. I’d encourage students to stop by an take a look, who knows – perhaps some friendly competitive...

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Who doesn't love a good bargain?

Students should take advantage of the Student Activity Card, purchased at the Cashier’s Window on campus, or on the internet via eServices through the Palomar website. When it recently came to my attention what on earth the Student Activity card was actually good for, I was pleasantly surprised to see what a great deal you could get for just $15. Students get freebies like copies/faxes/scantrons and printing in the Student...

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Somebody should warn your wallet…

Economists say that we’re due for a hike in gas prices. Those who have visited the pumps over the past few days have noticed the increase has already begun.   Students, who are able, may want to consider slightly altering their commute. Now is the time to befriend a classmate – carpooling could be an easy and cost effective change to your travel. The more people carpooling, the less you’ll pay. Also –...

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Give blood at blood drive on campus

Health Services and Palomar’s Fire Club are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Sept. 10- 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with special extended hours on Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The blood drive location can be found between the GJ and NS buildings on the Palomar campus. This is one of five campus wide blood drives that will be sponsored this semester according the Palomar Health Services.  All students who donate...

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