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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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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General education does more than fulfill requirements
Mar30

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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