Is secession the best for Californians? (Pro)
Apr30

Is secession the best for Californians? (Pro)

California’s succession goes much deeper than a perceived rash severance from the binds of the Constitution due to a Republican administration taking over. A common view shared beyond California’s borders is that our country is taking a huge step back with regards to social progress, environmental protection, and capitalist corruption. A Californian succession (CALexit) would promise that faith and hope for a revolutionary future is...

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What sacrifices have you made to afford college?
Apr28

What sacrifices have you made to afford college?

Miguel Jimenez, 24, Gen Ed “From 19 to 20 I was just working and saving up some money, and in that time frame I have saved up enough money so I don’t have to worry about it.”   Stephen Cliffe, 20, Cinema Major “For the last year and half I have donated plasma.”   Olivia Thorpe, 19, Gen Ed ‘I never had a job before, so coming to Palomar I had to go out and look for a job to help support...

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Drone strikes are expensive and ineffective
Apr27

Drone strikes are expensive and ineffective

Killing and injuring the people you are trying to protect is the definition of failure and the U.S. drone strikes that have led to civilians casualties in Syria and Iraq is just that. On March 17, the U.S. launched an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq that is believed to have killed over 150 civilians and injured many more, according to NPR.org. This makes it one of the worst civilian casualty counts in the war against ISIS. In 2016, former...

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There’s no fairy tale endings for Grindr
Apr26

There’s no fairy tale endings for Grindr

If you think gay dating apps will help you find a boyfriend think again. I won’t lie, it’s fun and a bit addicting having apps like Grindr or Tinder when you’re gay. It feels like that’s the only way guys will notice you, but all it does is leave you feeling lonelier than you were before. It seems silly, for someone to obsess over getting messages on these apps, but in the gay community that’s how guys meet each other, how...

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Student government is inactive
Apr26

Student government is inactive

Editorial Palomar’s Associated Student Government (ASG) needs to do more to involve students on campus. The ASG recently held their annual elections for the positions of president and vice president. The two candidates, Senators Chris Hopp and Amber Bancroft, ran uncontested for the respective positions, Hopp for president and Bancroft for vice-president. This paints an ugly picture regarding the lack of student involvement in our...

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Letter to the Editor
Apr24

Letter to the Editor

The following letter was in response to an opinion article by Gehrig Rosen taking the “Pro” stance in the story “Great bathroom conundrum” in Issue 10 of The Telescope published March 13. To the Editor of the Telescope: The Palomar College Committee to Combat Hate (PC3H) and the campus LGBTQ Pride Center write in order to register our dismay at the “Pro” position regarding the “great bathroom conundrum”...

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