A not-so-flowery past has lead to a flowery future
May18

A not-so-flowery past has lead to a flowery future

“Congratulations! You are graduating. I am SO proud of you.” Says everyone who knows that on May 20 I will be sporting a one-size-fits-all black gown, walking across a stage and handed an empty folder. I always have the same reaction, “Eh, it is just Palomar, not that big of a deal.” In my mind, I feel as though after four years of school I should have a bachelor’s degree and going off to graduate school, or interning in my...

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Current Events Quiz #13
May17

Current Events Quiz #13

1. What famous rock star died on April 21? 2. When Beyonce went to the Met Gala, what was her dress made from and who was the Designer? 3. What is the new temporary name for Budweiser? 4. How old is the “world’s oldest living cat?” 5. What U.S. state passed a law requiring transgender people to use the bathroom appropriate for their gender at the time of birth? 6. What’s the new social media hashtag that airlines are encouraging...

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Skin Color doesn’t determine ethics
May11

Skin Color doesn’t determine ethics

If you’re white, I’m not saying your skin color is a problem because it’s not, and it never is. However, if you’re colored, you are probably used to prejudice and scrutiny by the public eye. The world has conjured up the idea that light skin means innocence and anything darker means criminal. Society needs a wake-up slap to the face. We aren’t imagining racism, it exists. We shouldn’t try to define the quality of a person solely based...

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Current Events Quiz #12
Apr13

Current Events Quiz #12

1. What event has made Coachella, Calif. famous? 2. What will the minimum wage be by the year 2022? 3. Who is the late, great Padre baseball player also known as Mister Padre? 4. What is a grunion run? 5. Who is Jonathan Goldsmith? 6. A new spider species was discovered recently. He swims, surfs, and catches prey up to three times it’s own size. His name is Brian. In what country was he discovered?     Answers: 1. The...

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Search Comittee struggles
Apr11

Search Comittee struggles

In the wake of Palomar’s first failed attempt at hiring a president, the new search, with its dangerous struggle for brevity, has all the makings of a disaster. Firstly, the college plans to have a permanent president chosen by June — giving them a two-month window — and then have them completely integrated and working by August. This is a foolishly optimistic goal, especially because the search intends to aim at a...

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Apple v. FBI
Apr11

Apple v. FBI

I stand with Apple in their debate with the FBI to release private customer information off devices. Privacy is something which I value, and I would say some of the most private information is enclosed on my iPhone. I would like to assume that the same goes for most iPhone users, especially students. How would you feel if you handed over your phone to someone and they had unlimited access to any piece of information without a single...

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