Design students embellish on global inspirations
Dec08

Design students embellish on global inspirations

Fourteen fashion students are already hard at work on their designs, in anticipation of Palomar’s spring fashion show called Moda: Global View. The design collection class, which is listed as Fashion 90 in Palomar’s course catalog, has been meeting every Friday all semester. The class walks students through the design process, from start to finish, and allows them to create and sew their own garment designs. Instructor Ken...

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Pedestrian bridge in design process for Palomar College
Dec08

Pedestrian bridge in design process for Palomar College

The city of San Marcos is in the design phase of constructing a pedestrian bridge right outside the main entrance of Palomar College on West Mission Road, according to officials. The construction project is one of many improvements and additions planned for the urbanization of the city with an emphasis on walkability and public transit. The pedestrian bridge caught public attention with the city’s announcement of a $300,000 design...

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Who will choose our next president?
Dec08

Who will choose our next president?

The dilemma to find a new Palomar College president has begun even before the selection committee is in place. The current president and the student government president are already at odds with the faculty over who should serve on the 26-person committee that will replace President Robert Deegan when he retires in June 2015. The first issue is a decrease of student representatives. The second is whether school officials who are...

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Human trafficking still prominent in North County
Dec08

Human trafficking still prominent in North County

A dark shadow currently lurks within the alley ways of Southern California. Beaten, tortured, forced to perform hard labor and raped on a weekly basis; this is what many men, women and children have to go through in San Diego County and throughout the rest of the country. The Victims Protection Act defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of labor or sex trafficking, and according to the San...

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Christmas fashion on display in library
Dec08

Christmas fashion on display in library

[Show as slideshow] Visual merchandising students recently brought some holiday spirit to the San Marcos campus with a festive display in Palomar’s library. The beginning and advanced visual merchandising classes worked for about three hours on Nov. 18 to set up the display, which includes five, full-size Christmas trees, two vitrines, and five mannequins dressed in student designs. There is also a white wooden box with a sign that...

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Palomar’s accreditation up for review during Spring site visit
Dec08

Palomar’s accreditation up for review during Spring site visit

During the first week of March 2015, Palomar will host a visiting team under the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). This site visit, done once every six years, will determine the college’s accreditation status. A colleges accreditation status is pivotal for its students because it determines whether or not the grades and credits they receive at the institution will transfer on to other colleges or if the...

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