An Inverse Look at Internships
Feb25

An Inverse Look at Internships

Internships can provide a student with an opportunity to obtain a hands-on experience in their chosen profession; this can also lead to disastrous consequences if the internship becomes a negative experience. Often an internship is unpaid, or at best at a minimum wage job. Some businesses are not looking to extend your education, but instead will promote a position that will benefit the company by using an intern as free labor. There...

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Internships: a necessary step
Feb25

Internships: a necessary step

Set yourself up for success. Internships give you a leg up in today’s competitive job market. Today’s job market is undeniably tough. Even entry-level positions require some sort of industry experience, and with so many recent graduates, employers can afford to be choosy. Work experience, however, can be hard to get when you’re a full-time student. Between a hectic class schedule and a part-time job at the bookstore, working in the...

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‘50 Shades of Grey,’ other media promotes rape culture
Feb24

‘50 Shades of Grey,’ other media promotes rape culture

A woman agreeing to sex out of fear, is not the same as consent. We are living in the midst of a rape culture. Sex has become even more so belittled by a countless amount of erotic films, novels and televisions. We must stop supporting a society that won’t label “making profit off of movies that are centered around sex” the same as slavery experienced in human trafficking. Take for instance this commercial: A handsome man is standing...

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Employers aren’t responsible for employees
Feb23

Employers aren’t responsible for employees

What’s the worst thing that can happen when you have a few drinks and get behind the controller of a quadcopter? Well crashing it into, arguably, the most heavily guarded lawn in the United States for starters. The unidentified pilot of the drone was drinking in his friend’s apartment at a late hour. He was flying a drone around the room when he decided to open a window, and test the wild blue yonder beyond the confines of the small...

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Don’t trade quality for ‘diversity’
Feb23

Don’t trade quality for ‘diversity’

In the last issue of The Telescope, we talked about current Governing Board president John Halcon and his passion for diversity among school leaders. We at The Telescope applaud that, and are glad he is pursuing it as we look into hiring a new president for Palomar College. The question we have to ask is this: what is the school’s definition of diversity? During an special Governing Board meeting on Oct. 28, 2014, trustees Nancy...

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‘American Sniper’ tells it like it is
Feb22

‘American Sniper’ tells it like it is

Caught between criticism, commitment, and conviction. Grossing $105 million in its opening weekend, it is no surprise that “American Sniper” is the biggest box office hit since “Avatar.” With its sequences of intense gore and emotionally moving scenes, “American Sniper” tells the story of one man’s quests, convictions, and events as an U.S. Navy SEAL. According to director Clint Eastwood, the film “certainly has nothing to do with...

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