Cage-free eggs are not cruelty free
Nov05

Cage-free eggs are not cruelty free

Written by Ashley Romero When you read “cage-free” you probably picture chickens roaming free through green pastures in the sun. That is not the case. Proposition 2 prohibits farm animals from being confined to the point where they cannot turn around, fully extend their limbs while standing, or lie down. However, farms have found a loophole around this proposition allowing them to inhumanely raise these chickens. Rather than piling...

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The Palomar Planetarium offers field trips to students

Written by Rhea Mursalin Professional Astronomers educate the future generations outside of their classroom, and outside of our earth, but right here on campus. The Palomar College Planetarium, located right here on the San Marcos Campus, offers field trips for schools located in the county every Tuesday and Thursday, for the entirety of the school year. Mark Lane, the Director of the Palomar Planetarium, stated in a previous...

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Pumpkin spiced food & beverages take over the season
Oct22

Pumpkin spiced food & beverages take over the season

It’s that time of year again when the air gets cold and the pumpkin spice latte is back on the Starbucks menu. Since its debut in 2003 the familiar flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg and vanilla have been manipulated and conformed into various products. From protein powder to dog treats there is something pumpkin spiced for everyone. It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there is more than one way to get...

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Black cats aren’t only for witches
Oct17

Black cats aren’t only for witches

Black cats have played a huge role in mythology for centuries. In the middle ages, they were believed to be a spirit or demon to serve a witch as a companion. In the 16th century, it was believed that someone who has fallen ill will die if a black cat sits on their bed. And today, it is considered mildly unlucky for a black cat to cross your path. While black cats are considered unlucky today, they continue to be a symbol of Halloween...

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Disposable Plastic Straws, A worthwhile Sacrifice

Just Americans alone use 500 million drinking straws per day, that’s about one and a half per person, per day. The numbers are staggering – and ridiculous. After research I could list hundreds of statistics, but the numbers are way too high. The waste is piling up rapidly. Wildlife and our geology is taking on the brunt tsunami of waste from the careless human consumer. The proponents say the only answer to this filthy...

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Thanks for nothing: NCAA leaving athletes hurt and hungry
Oct01

Thanks for nothing: NCAA leaving athletes hurt and hungry

Actions of the NCAA and the treatment of student athletes has long been a major issue. The rise of the NCAA from a small overlooked office into the most powerful, non-profit governing bodies in the world of sport is tracked , as we are shown the evolution of sponsorship and media rights , worth fortunes , in which the students receive nothing in compensation for their service except a degree. But this questions the ethical side of...

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