Air quality concerns arise in Student Services building, assessment shows building is up to safety standards
Apr09

Air quality concerns arise in Student Services building, assessment shows building is up to safety standards

Story by Richard Contreras Letty Aguirre, a counselor at Palomar College, expressed concerns about the health of employees working in the student services building to the members of the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) at a meeting on March 1. Vice President of Student Services, Star Rivera-Lacey, scheduled indoor air quality assessments and an electromagnetic field (EMF) survey from a third-party company, Ninyo &...

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Athletics Complex set to be last big project for Prop M
Apr09

Athletics Complex set to be last big project for Prop M

Story by Hayley Lawson Concept drawings for the brand new athletics complex were presented by the facilities department to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee on March 1. The athletics complex will be located on the south side of campus, and is expected to cost nearly $100 million, with the funds coming out of the Prop M bond, voted on by voters in 2006. The new Athletics complex will include a new gymnasium, coach offices...

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Championship swimmers look to repeat success
Apr08

Championship swimmers look to repeat success

Spring has sprung and there’s hard work to be done for two returning swimmers who raced to an 800-yard relay championship last season and have high hopes for competing this semester. Madalyn Johnson and Violet Stewart are steadfast swimmers when it comes to training for a conference that occurs middle of April every year. They broke the record during spring 2018, eventually moving on to state championships and winning first place....

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Palomar Arboretum undergoes renovation for trail improvements
Apr08

Palomar Arboretum undergoes renovation for trail improvements

Story by Ana Acosta  Palomar officials held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a construction project to make upgrades and renovations to the Edwin and Frances Hunter Arboretum, on March 22. As a result, the arboretum will be closed until either Fall 2019, or Spring 2020. The trails improvement project will include a new entrance, located near Parking Lot 5, as well as irrigation updates and ADA compliant trail...

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Classified Employees files grievance, union says custodians ‘spread too thin’
Mar04

Classified Employees files grievance, union says custodians ‘spread too thin’

Story by Ana Acosta The Council of Classified Employees filed a formal grievance over hiring issues for custodial and campus maintenance workers. With the recent influx of new buildings on campus, the Council of Classified Employees (CCE) is questioning why the District has not hired more custodial staff to maintain the newly finished buildings.  Anel Gonzalez, President of the CCE, mentioned these issues repeatedly at previous...

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Palomar Student Government ask for resolutions regarding students who face housing insecurities
Mar04

Palomar Student Government ask for resolutions regarding students who face housing insecurities

Story by Jonathan Sarabia and Ana Acosta One of the yearly goals of Palomar’s Associated Student Government has been to raise awareness regarding housing insecurities that students often face. A resolution (SB-2018-S3) was directed at Palomar College and and another (S19-A-01) has been submitted to the Statewide Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC).  Both of these resolutions contain questions being asked by ASG to...

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