Hussain unfit to be dean for Palomar
May22

Hussain unfit to be dean for Palomar

Dean Syed “Khaled” Hussain should not be a part of Palomar’s administration. Since he was hired in August, Hussain has been the center of controversy surrounding his authoritarian management style and his mistreatment of female faculty and staff. In response, the district hired an independent investigator which found him innocent of all the allegations brought forward. We believe that the accusations brought against...

Read More
Student government is inactive
Apr26

Student government is inactive

Editorial Palomar’s Associated Student Government (ASG) needs to do more to involve students on campus. The ASG recently held their annual elections for the positions of president and vice president. The two candidates, Senators Chris Hopp and Amber Bancroft, ran uncontested for the respective positions, Hopp for president and Bancroft for vice-president. This paints an ugly picture regarding the lack of student involvement in our...

Read More
Transparency is needed in college data breach
Apr10

Transparency is needed in college data breach

Editorial Palomar’s administration is at fault for the employee data breach and has a responsibility to be as transparent as they can amidst investigation rather than try to hide their mistake. When an unauthorized person gained access to all of the W-2 forms of every person on Palomar’s 2016 payroll, they gained access to the social security numbers of every one of those employees. There have been many who have had their...

Read More

Faculty union is spreading sensationalism

The college’s faculty union is looking to fire a division dean through sensationalistic methods, all while slandering his name and character. The process in which the union is going about faculty upheaval against a dean is ignoring the due process every individual within our college community deserves and ignores the sensitivity of the alleged victims to his behavior. On Tuesday, the Palomar Faculty Federation, an organized...

Read More
Celebrities should stay out of public politics
Mar07

Celebrities should stay out of public politics

Written by Gustavo Cristobal Celebrities should stay away from politics or else we will end up with another Donald Trump as President of The United States. One major factor that set Trump apart from any other presidential candidate, including from the Democratic Party, is his celebrity status. To many, Trump is a name they grew up recognizing. He has branded himself (by bragging about himself) as a successful businessman that can do...

Read More
Palomar’s undocumented need sanctuary
Mar01

Palomar’s undocumented need sanctuary

Palomar needs to become a sanctuary campus for undocumented immigrants so that they feel protected while getting an education. Becoming a sanctuary campus would mean that the college’s Governing Board would pass a resolution stating officially that the administration will not report any undocumented students to the government or assist them in deporting those students. There are roughly 1,000 undocumented students who attend...

Read More