Students rally against DACA decision
Sep06

Students rally against DACA decision

Chants of “Here to stay” and “Si, se puede” rang out through Palomar College as its community came out in support of all students at the college on the heels of the announcement of the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a 2012 Obama immigration policy that defers deportation of undocumented immigrants’ children. On Sept. 5, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced that President Trump would pass the...

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Speakout: Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug21

Speakout: Solar Eclipse 2017

Sun watchers at Palomar College had the opportunity to witness a sliver of what is to the be The Great American Eclipse on August 21. The total solar eclipse hasn’t occurred on the North American continent since 1979 and while the college was not under the moons path to totality, students and faculty were able to see a partial eclipse—59 percent sun obstruction at totality—that occurred at 10:23 a.m. Monday. The Telescope staff...

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Palomar Promise program sees initial success
May22

Palomar Promise program sees initial success

Palomar College has raised $1.5 million within four months of their announcement of a program to provide tuition-free education to incoming college freshman. Palomar rolled out the Palomar Promise Program, a free financial aid and academic support program for graduating high school students within the district, in February. The program will be available to eligible high school graduates of the 11 school districts within the college...

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Construction begins for North Center
May19

Construction begins for North Center

After a five-year hiatus, construction is underway in Fallbrook on the second of two education centers planned for the district just 18 miles north of the main campus. The 85-acre parcel of land that sits right off State Route 76 and Horse Ranch Creek Road will be the home of Palomar’s North Education Center. The college district’s northern campus will open in summer 2018 to coincide with the opening of the South Education Center in...

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Letter from the editor

Life isn’t grouped within periods of time connected by an overarching theme. There wasn’t a single motif permeating the collective thoughts of our writers and designers in creating these stories. This year, IMPACT has no theme. Instead, IMPACT is a passion project–a collection of stories, such as our communities of transgendered youth or the transformation of one former gang member’s life. The stories our...

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