We are watching our Palomar community corrode into tribalism
Sep10

We are watching our Palomar community corrode into tribalism

Paranoia and distrust has begun running rampant at Palomar in recent months, and it is corroding the foundation of our college community. Palomar’s “Better Together” theme is a notion that’s been endorsed by various groups on campus as a way to describe the college’s atmosphere and culture as one of unity and togetherness. Now, however, that theme increasingly seems more like a facade. A pound and a half of makeup to cover divisions...

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Editorial

Palomar College caught a glimpse of what a pointless demonstration is on April 30, when the pro-life group AbortionNO came onto campus parading images of aborted fetuses. We saw what we always see when these people come onto campus, they argued why abortion is despicable in our society, and members of the Palomar community expressed their ideas of women’s rights to their bodies. The point is, it’s a divisive issue that one way or the...

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Faculty is not prepared for a shooter
Apr19

Faculty is not prepared for a shooter

Palomar College needs to prioritize revisiting emergency procedures for the campus community. In the fallout of the threat of a shooter made to Palomar College before spring break, some faculty were left with a feeling of uneasiness, as the realization that they don’t know what to do in the case of a shooter event dawned on them. This is something that should be troubling to everyone involved in the campus, especially given Palomar...

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Rescinding DACA kills students’ dreams
Sep11

Rescinding DACA kills students’ dreams

On Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, a great blow was made to our educational community, as well as our personal communities. U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions made a public statement on behalf of the Trump administration that “the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration, is being rescinded.” DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was implemented in 2012 by former President Obama, the intention of...

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Hussain unfit to be dean for Palomar
May22

Hussain unfit to be dean for Palomar

Dean Syed “Khaled” Hussain should not be a part of Palomar’s administration. Since he was hired in August, Hussain has been the center of controversy surrounding his authoritarian management style and his mistreatment of female faculty and staff. In response, the district hired an independent investigator which found him innocent of all the allegations brought forward. We believe that the accusations brought against...

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