Mizzou Madness
Dec08

Mizzou Madness

Ferguson protests, swastikas carved into dorm rooms, racial slurs being shouted at students on the road, play rehearsals being interrupted by drunken racists. This is the kind of experience you can expect to find at The University of Missouri campus. The very fact that the university’s administration did virtually nothing amid racist actions on their campuses is nothing less than astounding. When a leader such as University President...

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Appreciate, don’t appropriate other cultures
Dec08

Appreciate, don’t appropriate other cultures

Imitation is said to be the most sincerest form of flattery. But there is a point where it isn’t flattering at all. It’s no doubt culture is evolving and with that comes adaptation. There’s a difference between appreciating a culture and appropriation. Culture appropriation is when dominant white races borrow aspects of culture from oppressed racial groups. Using elements of the culture and redefining them as their own while getting...

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A cup of diversity with room for cream, sugar
Dec08

A cup of diversity with room for cream, sugar

Starbucks needs to spend less time getting involved in controversies and more time trying to learn how to spell their customers names correctly. CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, started a campaign back in March that encouraged baristas to write “Race Together” on coffee cups. He wanted employees to engage in conversations about race and diversity with customers to promote a sensitive social issue that is often overlooked. Don’t get...

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A job with compassion and trust
Dec08

A job with compassion and trust

When I was little, my father told me that I could be anything I wanted and I believed him. At the age 7, I firmly decided that I wanted to be the first female president. Of course my father always believed in my dreams, but when I told his friends, they laughed at me. They said: women aren’t presidents, women are mothers. This wasn’t back in the 1950s, when this backward philosophy reigned down on society. This was the early 2000s....

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Fall graduates deserve a commencement ceremony
Dec08

Fall graduates deserve a commencement ceremony

  Students who finish college in the fall have worked as hard as those fininshing in the spring. Palomar has only one shcool-wide graduation which is held every May. This is not enough. Not holding a winter commencement ceremony for fall graduates is unfair and irreverent to students who finish in the fall. Making them wait until the following Spring undermines the students hard work. They have to wait to share their triumph with...

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No permanent president is a major issue
Dec07

No permanent president is a major issue

For a minute there, we thought there was going to be a new President for Palomar College. On Nov. 17, just before the Thanksgiving break, a special closed session meeting of the Governing Board was held to consider its options for a new Superintendent/President. Their enigmatic decision was to close the current search. The lack of transparency by the Governing Board raises a lot of questions. The hiring committee, for instance,...

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