Due credit for Palomar
Mar30

Due credit for Palomar

While our job here at The Telescope is to report on all campus happenings, both good and bad, we like to shed light on groups and individuals who have proven exceptional prowess. These accomplishments are a source of immense pride and prestige for Palomar College and are worthy of public acknowledgment. KKSM - Palomar College’s Radio station was named Best Community College Radio Station in the nation at the 2015 Intercollegiate...

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We don’t know how bad social media addiction is
Mar30

We don’t know how bad social media addiction is

“Hold on, lemme take a selfie.” While this might be the tagline of any modern-day hipster, sometimes the overwhelming amount of information about ourselves that is posted online by ourselves or our friends brings up the fundamental question of why, and what this cultural obsession will mean for society. How much of our lives is chronicled on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube, and others often...

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Media coverage a mixed bag for transgender community
Mar30

Media coverage a mixed bag for transgender community

Should it really concern you how someone else identifies with their gender? The media seems to hold the opinion that it does. In recent years the LGBT movement has gain enough momentum to cause social reform that was thought to be impossible 20 years ago. However, transgender individuals have not seen the same amount of respect and acceptance that other subsets of the LGBT community have. This is seen in the way that the media...

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Give us a new stadium, or give us death
Mar30

Give us a new stadium, or give us death

If there is any city that deserves to represent the powder blue and gold bolt, it’s San Diego. Sure, Los Angeles might have the mass media appeal. And yes, it does help that LA is the second-biggest media market in the continental United States. But let’s go back to past history. Los Angeles already had its chance to play host to the Chargers, back in the glory days of the American Football League (which merged with the NFL in 1970,...

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We should strive for equality, not labels
Mar30

We should strive for equality, not labels

A group known as “Meninists,” have flooded social media sites such as Twitter and Tumblr, with men empowerment and now their negative attention is spreading like wildfire. We’re talking the F word, Feminism. This group of men is formed to specifically call out feminists for their well-known “man hating” and “gender biased” tendencies. Fem·i·nism: noun: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. The...

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Palomar, don’t post Starbucks ads
Mar30

Palomar, don’t post Starbucks ads

What does Starbucks coffee and Palomar College have in common? Absolutely nothing. However, according to Palomar’s Facebook page it seems otherwise because they posted a Starbucks photo memes recently about daylight saving time and last year during the holiday season. This makes no sense because first, there isn’t even a Starbucks on campus. Second, if Palomar is going to throw ads on their Facebook it should be for local companies or...

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