Club hosts suicide prevention, more events Sept. 10 on campus
Sep09

Club hosts suicide prevention, more events Sept. 10 on campus

Sean Horgan/The Telescope The Active Minds club hosted an event Sept. 9 that promoted suicide awareness. The club set up its booth in front of the cafeteria where students could receive support and learn how to prevent suicide. Tommey Mok, 28, Active Minds vice president, stressed the importance of the information that was being presented at the event. “Everybody on this planet should go to this event because it helps you see the...

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Increase of students in technical programs
Sep09

Increase of students in technical programs

While most high school students still plan to go the traditional route of attending four-year colleges and universities after graduation, a significant number say they are open to the idea of attending community colleges and technical schools. The Washington, D.C.-based College Savings Foundation’s fifth annual “How Youth Plan to Fund College” survey of high school students across the country found many are...

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How Palomar College students feel about safety on campus
Sep09

How Palomar College students feel about safety on campus

  By Stephanie Haven McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON -There have been more recorded federal investigations in the first half of 2014 into how colleges have handled campus sexual assault than in any single year before. At the helm of this crackdown sits Catherine Lhamon, who calls the numbers “jaw-dropping.” Eleven months into her job as the Department of Education’s assistant secretary for civil...

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College Still Financially Worthwhile
Sep09

College Still Financially Worthwhile

Going to college is still a worthwhile financial investment despite soaring tuition costs and burdensome student debt, according to a new government study. “Even though this is my first year here, I appreciate it and love it more than any other school I’ve been in,” said Palomar College student Jessie Aguayo, 18. From 1970 to 2013, the average college graduate has earned about $64,500 a year versus $41,000 for...

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Colleges look for ways to cut cost of textbooks
Sep09

Colleges look for ways to cut cost of textbooks

It’s the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a junior this fall at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her method is to find the books early and cheaply through online sites such as Amazon.com and Ebay rather than paying full price for texts that can cost upward of...

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Child Development Club Hosts Guest Speaker About Professionalism
Sep09

Child Development Club Hosts Guest Speaker About Professionalism

A Palomar College club is inviting the public to listen to a guest speaker talk about professionalism at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 in room MD-206. The Child Development Club is hosting the event, and everyone is invited. Students are encouraged to attend and learn about professionalism, while seeing what the club has to offer. Palomar’s Career Center Coordinator, Pippa Pierce, will be the guest speaker for the event, according to Laurel...

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