Student body president resigns
Jan19

Student body president resigns

In the Associated Student Government, the top seat now lies vacant. On Jan. 13, ASG President Jason Hosfield announced his resignation at one of the ASG meetings, citing financial and personal reasons. “This is not a decision I made lightly,” Hosfield said at the open meeting. “I don’t have the freedom in my schedule to allow me to work and do this,” he added, “I just don’t have the financial flexibility.” The meeting was emotional,...

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Classes cut before semester begins
Jan19

Classes cut before semester begins

Classes were cut before the Spring semester at Palomar College even began due to low enrollment numbers, according to officials. So far, 160 classes were cancelled this semester. The decision to cancel classes was based on low student enrollment. However, during a Jan. 12 Faculty Senate meeting, many professors agreed this decision was made hastily behind closed doors. But, according to Vice President of Instruction Berta Cuaron, the...

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Video:  Smoking at Palomar
Dec20

Video: Smoking at Palomar

  The tobacco policy at Palomar College seems to be up to interpretation by students and administration.  There is no clear view on who enforces the policy.  The Telescope tried to get to the bottom of it. Filmed and edited by Mike Peterson and Susan Whaley....

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Palomar students protest against police brutality
Dec10

Palomar students protest against police brutality

Palomar student/veteran Christopher Walker, 27, reads a speech during an anti-police brutality protest on the Student Union Dec.  10. Video by Casey Cousins | The Telescope     While students were receiving back massages and petting puppies during a college event called De-Stress Fest, a few individuals took a stand in the name of justice. Earlier Wednesday, a group of 11 students and staff stood in the Student Union...

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Palomar’s Clock Tower ticks with elusive history
Dec08

Palomar’s Clock Tower ticks with elusive history

The Clock Tower at Palomar College has become one of the main focal points for the San Marcos campus, but few know where it came and why. At one point or another, we have met a friend or a group by the Clock Tower. Students there see and hear it every day; it often reminds us how late to class we are. But, few people know much about how it came to be one of the main meeting points The Clock Tower was erected in 1975. That’s where...

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New library set for ground breaking Spring 2015
Dec08

New library set for ground breaking Spring 2015

As the semester winds down toward Winter Break, students will be welcomed back next spring with the groundbreaking of the college’s new library. The next campus project slated for construction will be the new library and Learning Resource Center. The $49 million project will commence sometime in Spring 2015, according to Chris Miller, director of Facilities. The 2006 voter-approved construction bond, Prop. M, is funding for this...

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