Celebrities should apologize with meaning
Mar30

Celebrities should apologize with meaning

Public apologies have become quite commonplace yet even with their frequency, apologizing has become somewhat of an art. As we see, time and time again it is difficult for most to apologize and do it sincerely. “I’m sorry if you were offended by what I said,” is inadequate and dismissive. Unfortunately this is the sad excuse of an apology most people default to. This is not a decent apology because the person places the blame on the...

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We should consider free 2-year colleges
Mar30

We should consider free 2-year colleges

Once upon a time, University of California Berkeley’s tuition was free. It’s almost hard to believe that now, amidst our age of rising education costs and student debt. But a recent proposal from President Obama aims to help with the price of educating our youth. This is fundamentally a good idea. As the years have gone on and our country has gotten older, our elected officials have stressed the importance of education, especially...

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General education does more than fulfill requirements

A strong background in general education is the foundation for becoming a balanced and effective scholar. General Education (GE) curriculum is designed to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge while pursuing a degree. At any level of learning, GE is necessary as you advance toward a goal, and it can be introductory or integrative. GE broadens the scope of understanding the world, how we came to exist and what lies ahead. GE is...

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‘I’m not having sex until I’m married’
Mar30

‘I’m not having sex until I’m married’

In a culture where strangers share beds for a night, true love is an endangered species inching its way toward extinction. This is a world where the brokenhearted sleep together for a night and wait for a call to validate their worth. They place their value in the hands of a stranger and then feel worthless when the phone doesn’t ring or the text doesn’t deliver. I am not a love expert, but I am a firm believer in honesty. Honestly, I...

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We need to demand the best from our accrediting agency
Mar11

We need to demand the best from our accrediting agency

Accreditation, defined as the process of evaluating the quality of education provided at a college, is an important topic for colleges, especially students. Basically, only credit hours from an accredited college or university count. If Palomar were to lose its accreditation, then all of our college classes would have been a waste of time. Last week, an accreditation team from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior...

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Mental intimacy is a priority
Mar10

Mental intimacy is a priority

In this day and age, individuality and uniqueness are praised with positivity. However, in contrast, the pressure to live up to typical sexual ideals is still very much prevalent. The “hook-up” culture is at an all-time high as meaningless sexual encounters become something of the norm within society. Sticking to what you firmly believe is right tends to be difficult when you feel pressure not to disappoint your peers. All around us...

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