Where’s dad going? The effect of family separation
Nov16

Where’s dad going? The effect of family separation

“My dad was detained in front of me on my way to school, it was the hardest thing to watch,” 13-year-old girl Fatima Avelica said during Senator Chuck Schumer’s border press conference. This increases a child’s chance of toxic-stress, which is used to describe the effect of extreme childhood experiences have on their brain architecture and chemistry according to the DNA learning center. Avelica was only 13 years of age when just a...

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Fridays at the Palomar Planetarium
Nov08

Fridays at the Palomar Planetarium

Story By: Rhea Mursalin  Take a journey through the night sky at the Palomar College Planetarium. Palomar College’s Planetarium was one of the first to be built in community colleges back in the 1960s. The original Planetarium was demolished in 2008 and rebuilt in 2012. Today, it is the 5th largest in the entire state of California and open for a showing every Friday night. The Director of the Planetarium, Mark Lane played a major...

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Ben Shapiro raises conflict amongst college students
Oct24

Ben Shapiro raises conflict amongst college students

Story By: Jeremiah Tatola Student members of the Young American for Freedom at the University of Southern California (USC) invited conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro, to speak on the campus. USC hosted Shapiro’s lecture in the Bovard Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4, resulting in people waiting in line for up to eight hours before the event just to get a seat. Steven Hancock, a Los Angeles resident waiting in line to attend the...

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Student Government pursues yearly goals
Oct24

Student Government pursues yearly goals

Palomar’s Associated Student Government (ASG) has adopted their yearly goals, and have begun to implement them into the campus community. The ASG went on their group retreat and worked together to create goals for each individual committee goals. Their goals are geared towards connecting with the college community, getting more students involved, and bettering the campus for the students. “I want to leave the ASG much...

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Faculty Federation files lawsuit against Governing Board

The Palomar Faculty Federation is suing the Governing Board for claimed violations of the Brown Act. During the July 2018 Governing Board meeting, the Board discussed and approved an amendment for the contract of Superintendent/President, Joi Lin Blake. The amendment raised her base salary by $62,027 from her starting salary two years ago. The Faculty Federation felt it was improper to do this in closed session and violated the Brown...

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