Water restrictions are a good idea to help conserve resources
Dec08

Water restrictions are a good idea to help conserve resources

The numbers are scary. This is California’s third driest year in 119 years on record. Students need to get serious about saving water. The California Department of Water Resources reported that the state’s major reservoirs collectively holds only 60 percent of average storage for the date, or about 41 percent of capacity. It is not much more water than in 1977, California’s driest calendar year on record, where the state had 16...

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The perils of parking at Palomar: a first-person account
Dec08

The perils of parking at Palomar: a first-person account

As we all know, finding parking at Palomar College is a daily struggle for students. We all seem to acquire infamous parking nightmare stories at one point or another in our careers here. This story is not only highly relatable, but also explanatory of the parking issue that needs to be addressed more seriously. 9:32 a.m.: You arrive on campus already two minutes late to your 9:30 a.m. class. You longingly reminisce about those...

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Students need to know about concealed weapons
Dec01

Students need to know about concealed weapons

Guns and college campuses. These are two things that have never married well. The political environment surrounding the gun control debate in this country is a hot one: mired in rhetoric, propaganda and neatly laid-out talking points on both sides of the issue. But whether you are pro, con or largely apathetic, this is definitely an issue you should at least be informed about. Let’s face it: getting a carry concealed weapon (CCW)...

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‘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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