Student activity card not voluntary for graduation
May05

Student activity card not voluntary for graduation

The student activities card is not an optional fee for some students on campus. Students enrolled in some childhood development and health classes must pay the fee to satisfy the course requirements. Dr. Kendyl L Magnuson, the director of enrollment services, was not even aware of the policy. One official, after reviewing the policy, said he believes the fee is compulsory and not optional. Mark Evilsizer, a governing board trustee...

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Local colleges have different views on education code
May05

Local colleges have different views on education code

Palomar’s interpretation of the California Education Code, the guidelines that oversee the operations of California community colleges, is different than other community colleges in the area. While MiraCosta and Saddleback College have a bilateral process in how student funds are used; Palomar employs a unilateral process. Section 76063 of the education code, which pertains to the student activities fund, states the following: “The...

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Project “P” steeps in tradition
May05

Project “P” steeps in tradition

Around 45 volunteer students gathered together April 25 at Palomar College during a cool, cloudy Friday morning to volunteer their time for the Office of Student Affairs’ annual “Project P” event held every school year. The event is a tradition that dates back to the 1950s and involves ascending the steep, jagged path of Owen’s Peak to carry out the yearly renovation of the college’s famed landmark, the...

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Students win journalism awards at conference
May05

Students win journalism awards at conference

  Palomar College was represented by journalism students from The Telescope and Impact Magazine as they went to the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, which was held at the Burbank Marriott in Burbank, Calif. from April 3 through April 5. Both publications earned awards, including the General Excellence award won by The Telescope. Students from different schools around the state gathered to learn from professionals in...

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Student accused of arson awaits hearing
May05

Student accused of arson awaits hearing

The preliminary hearing for the Palomar student accused of arson on the San Marcos campus was delayed during his readiness conference on April 17. Judge Michael J. Popkins granted the delay because the psychological evaluation on defendant Connor Ryan Cook has not been completed. The stay away order imposed on March 18 prohibiting Cook from returning to Palomar campus was also modified; allowing Cook to visit the campus with either...

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Literary magazine celebrates 50 years
May05

Literary magazine celebrates 50 years

Palomar’s award-winning annual literary magazine, Bravura, crosses yet another milestone this year with the celebration of its 50th year of publication. Since 1959, Bravura has given a creative voice to the student body of Palomar College in a variety of genres. “What is great about Bravura is that we feature many writers who do go on to become English teachers, go into business and creative arts as well as transfer programs, we find...

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