Two student veterans share their life stories
Apr13

Two student veterans share their life stories

There are 1,300 veterans using benefits at Palomar. But there are 4,500 students at Palomar between active-duty, veterans and dependents both using benefits and not. That means approximately 20 percent of the students at Palomar are affiliated with the military. Palomar serves more veterans using V.A. education benefits than any other college in California, including 4-year universities. Two such veterans are students at Palomar...

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Students use various transportation for commuting
Apr08

Students use various transportation for commuting

Students come from all over North County to attend school at Palomar, which raises the question of how they all get here. Out of seven students interviewed recently, most of them said they drove to school. The Sprinter option was either overlooked, or just too much effort. For students living farther away than a couple of train stops, the Sprinter takes almost double the amount of time, requiring the student leave earlier and arrive...

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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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