A day in the life of Palomar’s chief of police
Nov03

A day in the life of Palomar’s chief of police

A day in the life is an ironic statement for a man whose daily duties are never the same. I spent a day with Chief of Police Mark DiMaggio to get an inside scoop of what one day in the life of our police chief is like here at Palomar College. While Chief DiMaggio participates in meetings and checks reports on a daily basis, his routine activities outside of the office are as uncertain as the events that occur on campus and beyond it....

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Journalism students gain insight at conference
Nov03

Journalism students gain insight at conference

Palomar journalism students won 25 awards recently at a journalism conference in Fullerton. Palomar College faculty sent 12 students from The Telescope newspaper to the Fall 2014 Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) convention at California State University Fullerton. The event, held the weekend of Oct. 17-18, is dedicated to promoting and supporting community college journalism students in southern California....

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Why Palomar’s president decided to retire
Nov03

Why Palomar’s president decided to retire

The president of Palomar College announced his decision to retire for the end of next semester. Robert Deegan has been the president of Palomar for nearly ten years and announced his decision to retire at the end of Spring semester 2015. Deegan told the Governing Board the day before he announced it publicly about his plan to retire and said they were supportive. The Governing Board approved for the campus to move forward with an...

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Palomar students have health care through Health Services on campus
Nov03

Palomar students have health care through Health Services on campus

Many students may not realize that upon enrollment at Palomar College a fee was paid for health insurance. That fee, per semester, is only $19. This is a state-mandated fee for all students, full and part-time, plus it comes with many benefits. Jayne Conway, the director of Health Services, said that on any given day there are 50 to 80 students seen in the centers on the Palomar San Marcos and Escondido campus. Most services are at no...

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Halloween Escape brings Halloween spirit to Palomar
Nov03

Halloween Escape brings Halloween spirit to Palomar

Spooky Halloween music, a vibrant emcee luring students to participate in games, and students dressed in their Halloween costumes going from booth to booth was the scene that filled the Student Union at Palomar College Oct. 30 during Halloween Escape. The event is a tradition at Palomar College, hosted by the Interclub Council annually to bring the spirit of Halloween to students and faculty. Despite the holiday being one day away,...

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World Language professors share struggles, triumphs
Nov03

World Language professors share struggles, triumphs

For the third year in a row, Palomar’s World Language Department invited foreign language faculty from California State University San Marcos and MiraCosta College Oct. 24 to network and help students. “The overall goal was to get faculty to mingle and share teaching styles, but also to enlighten students on the fact that we work very closely with Cal State San Marcos to prepare them for what our neighboring university has in store...

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