Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration
Sep11

Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration

The contract for one of Palomar College’s deans, who allegedly conducted himself in a manner that was verbally abusive to faculty, and was accused of sexual harassment, was bought out over the summer months. Syed “Khaled” Hussain, was the dean of the Arts, Media, Business and Computer Sciences division. He was hired in the fall of 2016, and almost immediately began experiencing issues with the faculty members that he oversaw. “After...

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Building blocks for a new ASG
Sep11

Building blocks for a new ASG

Student representation on campus has two new faces. On April 20 2017, Palomar College’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wrapped up with its presidential, and vice presidential election. In the aftermath, 34-year-old Chris Hopp was elected president, and 20-year-old Amber Bancroft was elected vice-president; both candidates ran unopposed for their respective positions. The 21-year-old Senator Armanda Contreras, who has been with...

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A new Path to Palomar has been created
May22

A new Path to Palomar has been created

Palomar College targeted enrollment numbers for older students with its latest event, “Path to Palomar.” On April 27, Palomar College and the Education to Career Network (ETCN) hosted the Path to Palomar event for students enrolled in local adult schools. The event showcased several of Palomar’s education programs to the visiting students, such as automotive and computer technology, as well as nursing and business management. Valerie...

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Letter to the Editor
May17

Letter to the Editor

Although the members of the Behavioral Sciences Department faculty at Palomar College are not all in agreement on the issue of which restrooms transgender people should use, we were all disheartened to read the “Pro” position regarding the “great bathroom conundrum” published in the Telescope on March 13, entitled “What mental illness and bathrooms have in common”(posted online at...

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Inside the life of a deaf student
Apr24

Inside the life of a deaf student

James Singler III, 21, is a deaf student who is currently enrolled at Palomar college and is hoping to eventually transfer to the deaf school, Gallaudet University, in Washington D.C. Single deafness has not inhibited him from communicating and interacting with others from both the hearing and non-hearing communities. Growing up, Singler only attended regular public school because many of his friends were hearing. Singler became...

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