Palomar veteran shares experience transitioning to civilian life
Mar30

Palomar veteran shares experience transitioning to civilian life

Palomar student veteran Kandice Roberts served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and trained and worked as a field wireman. As a field wireman, Roberts established multiple methods of communication like telephones, computers and radios. Roberts said that she really liked communications, and that it is a “great field, and I got the opportunity to cross train as a radio operator.” Roberts never deployed, and she was quite...

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Veterans may save thousands with passing of new bill
Mar30

Veterans may save thousands with passing of new bill

By July 1, military veterans may no longer be required to pay exorbitant out-of-state tuition fees due to the possible passing of bill H.R. 357, which will save veterans significant amounts of money. Bill H.R. 357, also known as the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013, is poised to make many improvements to the benefits and services veterans receive. The most significant improvement this bill contains is that it would grant military...

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Students change major frequently, candidates to lose financial aid
Mar30

Students change major frequently, candidates to lose financial aid

College students are letting the major they select define them, rather than assessing themselves and defining the major. This means wasted classroom time and takes costly chances for losing Financial Aid. While it has been recognized nationally that students are not completing listed expectations in a timely manner, LaVerne University conducted a study to bust the myths and assumptions about the average college student. Through these...

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Gender-neutral bathrooms,cause for change on campus
Mar30

Gender-neutral bathrooms,cause for change on campus

The Associated Student Government (ASG) unanimously voted on a stance in support of gender-neutral bathrooms across Palomar College campuses and centers and for those in future developments during their March 25 meeting. A gender-neutral bathroom is a public toilet that people of any gender, or those who don’t associate with a specific gender identity, can occupy. Palomar College’s Finance and Administrative Services Planning Council...

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Flash mob inspires awareness for Women’s History Month
Mar30

Flash mob inspires awareness for Women’s History Month

A week-long dedication to Women’s History Month ended with a screening of the movie “Muted” and a flash mob dance afterward. The Women’s Studies Department and the Gender and Women’s Studies Student Club sponsored various events from March 23 to March 26 at the Palomar College San Marcos Campus. Palomar’s Gender and Women’s Studies group adviser and professor Devon Smith said she supports the film, as it ties in to Women’s History...

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Student affairs director, beacon for student success
Mar30

Student affairs director, beacon for student success

How does one define student success? By the amount of awards they win? By the constant praise they receive on ratemyprofessor.com? Not according to Sherry Titus, Palomar’s director of Student Services. Her definition of student success lays in the aftermath of them graduating from Palomar. “I get emails all the time; I have these connections to students that, for me, are at the highest priority for the job I do,” Titus said. “I...

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