Palomar College’s Police Academy
Mar31

Palomar College’s Police Academy

From routine side of the road pullovers, to critical 911 calls that alert the authorities to a robbery or shooting, this is where law enforcement begins. Located at 182 Santar Place, the police academy hosts one of Palomar’s most intense programs. Much like the cadets in the fire academy next door, students attempting to become peace officers and enroll in Palomar’s program need to go through an application process, where just around...

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Palomar joins the national walkout in a fight for gun control
Mar15

Palomar joins the national walkout in a fight for gun control

“Enough! Enough! Enough!” chanted the crowd of around 50 students, faculty and staff who participated in the national walkout event against gun violence. Members of the Palomar community gathered to show their support for a national effort to oppose gun violence at 10 a.m. on March 14 at the clocktower, exactly one month following the Parkland Highschool shooting in Florida. “The idea of semi-automatic weapons, people buying them when...

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Food Center groundbreaking aims to combat student food insecurity
Mar09

Food Center groundbreaking aims to combat student food insecurity

In a 2016 report by a coalition of student resource organizations, it was found that just over one in five students are faced with food insecurity. The Palomar community took a step forward in an effort to help those students. On March 9, the Anita and Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center groundbreaking occurred between the cafeteria and SEAL center, in the SU-Quad. Administration, students and the staff of Student Affairs addressed...

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Student walkout planned for March 14
Feb28

Student walkout planned for March 14

At the Associated Student Government (ASG) meeting on Feb. 23, a Palomar College student approached the ASG asking them to send a mass email to the student body to notify them of a national classroom walkout. The walkout is a result of the recent school shooting in Florida. Valentine’s Day was a difficult day for students at Marjory Stonewall Douglas High as they heard gunshots and panicked. By the time the shooting was over and the...

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Lawmakers hell-bent destruction
Feb21

Lawmakers hell-bent destruction

It is a sad portrayal of our principles as a people, that we put the destruction of other nations above the wellbeing of our own. It is abhorrently outrageous that defense spending in the United States in the 2017 fiscal year, accounts for 49 percent of all national discretionary spending, totaling up to $535 billion According to inside.gov. Whereas education accounts for 8 percent, Social Security unemployment and labor accounts for...

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