‘All About That Bass’ needs some more treble
Nov17

‘All About That Bass’ needs some more treble

If you’ve listened to the radio recently, you’ve most likely heard Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass.” It’s a catchy tune with a retro vibe that helped it reached No. 1 on Billboard. It’s also received immense praise for sending a positive message to girls about body love. If you actually pay attention to Trainor’s lyrics, though, you’ll realize there’s hardly anything uplifting about them. Let’s start from the top. So the...

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U.N. needs to pitch in to fight ISIS
Nov17

U.N. needs to pitch in to fight ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as ISIS, has proven to be a massive threat to the Middle East and to the international community. For the past few months, the U.S. and its allies have been trying to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but the militant group still remains at large in both countries. This is why the United Nations should have a more leading role than the U.S. in the war against ISIS....

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Why you should learn a new language
Nov17

Why you should learn a new language

¿Puedes leer esto? Could you read that? Did you understand it? If the answer is yes, it’s likely that you can grasp some of the Spanish language and are, at the very least, bilingual. The benefits to multilingualism are plentiful. The ability to communicate in multiple languages is a valued attribute when it comes to looking for jobs, especially in multicultural areas like Southern Cali- fornia. In addition to professional advantages,...

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Laughter is the Best Medicine for Climate Change
Nov16

Laughter is the Best Medicine for Climate Change

Palomar College theater’s production “Natural Selection” is an engaging play that is sure to make audience members laugh and become informed. The play, originally written by Eric Coble, is directed by Michael Mufson, professor of theater arts with 20 years of teaching experience at Palomar. The play is a parody that follows the main protagonist, Henry Carson, played by Ryan Balfour, who lives in the near future where...

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Golden Handshake raises questions
Nov10

Golden Handshake raises questions

Palomar College President Robert Deegan announced his retirement on Oct. 15 during a public forum on campus. The timing however is problematic. Coincidentally, the Governing Board approved for the college to offer a Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also referred to as a “golden handshake,” during a Sept. 9 meeting. Deegan would retire in June, just in time to join other staffers who accept the “handshake” to receive up to 75...

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7 things broke, busy college students often experience
Nov05

7 things broke, busy college students often experience

  1. Your appearance is a wreck; grooming habits are rushed and sloppy. Alarm set for 6:30 a.m. to get to your class at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. Half of that time went to snooze, and the next 10 minutes you were standing in the shower with your eyes closed rubbing a cheap soap bar erratically around your body. Hair is of no importance; hats are your best friends. Throwing on a wrinkled shirt from your dirty laundry, forget your...

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