Should E-sports be considered real sports? Con
Nov14

Should E-sports be considered real sports? Con

Esports, also known as electronic sports, is simply not a REAL sport, and no amount of cheat codes will make it so. The technical definition of a sport is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Where as the definition of an Esport is said to be, “a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games;...

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ASG’s removal of the pledge proves to be distasteful
Nov14

ASG’s removal of the pledge proves to be distasteful

On Friday Nov. 3, the Associated Student Government (ASG) for the first time conducted their meeting without performing the Pledge of Allegiance after voting it removed from their normal meeting’s agenda. Although this may seem like a minor matter, here at the Telescope we find it disturbing that the students elected to represent us have decided that they wish to show no allegiance to the nation that provides them the freedom to...

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Online vs Ground, take your classes however it suits you
Nov13

Online vs Ground, take your classes however it suits you

Our course catalogue, at Palomar offers a wide variety of classes and programs that are available either online or on-campus. Numerous courses, like California Government and Intro to Sociology, give students the option to learn in or outside of a classroom. While there are many factors to consider when picking classes, the decision to take a virtual course is often based on personal preference. Compared to those that are offered...

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Some students struggle academically due to mental illness
Nov13

Some students struggle academically due to mental illness

College probably holds some of the most stressful years of our lives. But for students with depression and anxiety, students can start to struggle academically. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental illnesses within the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 40 million adults who are between the ages of 18 and 54 suffer from depression and/or anxiety disorders. But articles from sources such...

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Does the labor force deserve $15 an hour? Pro
Nov08

Does the labor force deserve $15 an hour? Pro

A raise in minimum wage will break us out of our everlasting stagnation but also serve a re-investment to the proletariat masses of this country. A $15 minimum wage gave popular rise from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in which he had promised during his campaign to raise the minimum wage and other progressives politicians followed as well for $15 minimum wage increase. Supply side economists will argue that it will not only hurt the...

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Does the labor force deserve $15 an hour? Con
Nov08

Does the labor force deserve $15 an hour? Con

From the views of a minimum wage fast food worker, an increase to $15 per hour sounds good, but in the end has a majority of negative outcomes. Burger flippers with no scholarly background in economics think a raise in minimum wage is a great idea, but well-studied economists know it’s a terrible one. In mid 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown passed a plan that is essentially raising the minimum wage $1 per year until it reaches...

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