Early retirement is a mess
May11

Early retirement is a mess

We at The Telescope are fed up with the lack of timeliness and seriousness concerning the early retirement incentive, also known as the golden handshake, for employees at Palomar College. Officials on campus are fighting against each other and need to reach a decision now. The Governing Board pulled the approval of the golden handshake once again during its April 28 meeting. This is the second time the approval has been placed in...

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ASG has apathy problem
May11

ASG has apathy problem

Palomar College’s Associated Student Government seems to have an apathy problem. Only two candidates ran for positions, uncontested, in the recent ASG elections. That’s a problem. Though it is at no fault of the ASG itself, it doesn’t change the fact that Palomar students need stable and passionate representation. The ASG at Palomar tends to have a high turnover rate. Delegates, senators and presidents come and go quickly. It makes...

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Amid our drought, take desalination with a grain of salt
May11

Amid our drought, take desalination with a grain of salt

Desalination is too expensive and ecologically damaging to be a workable solution for California’s drought. Since 2011, our state has experienced the worst water shortage in decades. With officials and citizens alike scrambling for solutions, we’re left grasping at whatever straws seem to be halfway possible answers. Desalination is one of these. At its simplest, it is the process of removing the salt content from seawater, rendering...

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‘I’m 20 years old and nothing makes a whole lot of sense’
May11

‘I’m 20 years old and nothing makes a whole lot of sense’

I’m 20 years old and nothing makes a whole lot of sense. I sipped my coffee slow this morning, two cups. As I looked out into the stillness of my backyard, I knew it was going to be a good day to write, I could sense clarity when it graced me with its presence. I pulled my hair back into a French braid, the tail swooped over my right shoulder. Nothing fancy. I didn’t know where I was going, I just wanted to drive and listen to The...

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Credit scores, voting and taxes. Oh my!
May11

Credit scores, voting and taxes. Oh my!

The American education system fills the heads of students with vast amounts of information, but none of that helps young adults when filing taxes or looking to buy a home. While learning core concepts, such as the history of our country, may be vital to our education, there are real-world applications that would better serve a young adult’s transition into adulthood. On the 18th birthday of every person, they are afforded the...

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Politics take a strange twist in Cyberspace
May11

Politics take a strange twist in Cyberspace

As far back as 2009 with the now sitting president Barack Obama, the importance of the Internet and understanding Social Media to successfully campaign one’s cause has been the societal norm. There’s a whole new generation of voters out in the world that consume their news through means other than Cable Television and the newspaper that need to be informed on current events. These people tend to favor things like social...

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