New class, opportunity for cross-cultural communication
Feb24

New class, opportunity for cross-cultural communication

There is a new class at Palomar College this semester designed to help students explore the intricacies of intercultural relationships. Speech 131: Intercultural Communication is an online course that seeks to diversify and expand multicultural learning and understanding, offering insights into the complex social relationships between different people and cultures from which they come. The students are exploring not only the verbal...

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Traveling is worth every step
Feb24

Traveling is worth every step

Traveling is often overlooked as a valid learning experience. School takes priority, and traveling purely to see other cultures and countries is crassly associated with the word “luxury.” When speaking about travel, a trip to Six Flags with the family or a weekend in wine-country doesn’t satisfy the meaning completely. The lessons and the learning start when a traveler takes a step they never have before, to places that they never...

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Palomar documentary seeks Salton Sea awareness
Feb24

Palomar documentary seeks Salton Sea awareness

The stench of dead tilapia and rotting algae filled the dry desert air. It’s effect was twofold. The first of course, was revulsion. The second was to ask the question: What happened? Produced, directed and written largely by PCTV’s Bill Wisneski, “Breaking Point” is a feature-length documentary that takes a look at California’s geologically fascinating Salton Sea, and the tremendous environmental disaster concerning it. The specifics...

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Forum informs audience of the happenings on campus
Feb24

Forum informs audience of the happenings on campus

Accreditation, retirement plans and Palomar College’s budget were the three big topics discussed during an All College Forum Monday afternoon. Palomar President Robert Deegan led the discussion to a packed room of students, faculty and staff. Deegan turned the discussion over halfway through to Vice President of Instruction Berta Cuaron to talk about accreditation. The college will be visited by an accreditation team next week...

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Nursing bachelor’s degree is coming to Palomar
Feb23

Nursing bachelor’s degree is coming to Palomar

Even though Palomar was not selected by California to offer its own bachelor’s degree, the nursing department has teamed up with another university to offer a 4-year degree on campus. On Feb. 10, the Palomar College Governing Board approved an agreement with Point Loma Nazarene University to provide a bachelor’s degree program on campus for nursing. The meeting room, filled with faculty and students in the nursing program, exploded in...

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Veteran center reopened after closing for conduct concerns
Feb23

Veteran center reopened after closing for conduct concerns

The Veterans Resource Center was closed down at the end of the last Fall semester at Palomar College. This incident agitated many of the veterans on campus, and still remains a sensitive subject, but officials said they felt it was necessary to shut it down. The reasons for the Veterans Resource Center shutting down last semester are obscure. The people involved with making the call, and the veterans themselves are very tight-lipped...

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