ASG Election Results
May21

ASG Election Results

Story by Courtney Davis SAN MARCOS — 79 ballots were cast during the ASG election period. Here are the results: President Linus Smith Student Trustee Eric Cantu VP of Finance John Matson VP of Legislative Affairs BreeAnna Dail Senator Ashley Flores  While open for voting at the time of the election, The ASG was not able to get the necessary District policy changes in place by the deadline to separate the Student Trustee from the...

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Governing Board hears overnight parking proposal
May20

Governing Board hears overnight parking proposal

Story by Richard Contreras The Associated Student Government of Palomar College (ASG) presented an informative report proposing an overnight parking program to help address student housing insecurity and homelessness at the Governing Board meeting on May 14. ASG Vice President of Shared Governance, Anthony White, authored and presented the report at the meeting. The proposal called for creating a culture that destigmatizes asking for...

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Grievance filed over custodial hiring postponed as negotiations with District continue
May20

Grievance filed over custodial hiring postponed as negotiations with District continue

Story by Ana Acosta The Council of Classified Employees filed step four of the formal grievance regarding the outsourcing of custodial jobs, and the grievance has since been temporarily suspended. In early March, the Council of Classified Employees (CCE) filed step two of the grievance process, which requested more information as to why the District had decided to outsource custodial work. According to Anel Gonzalez, President of the...

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M.E.Ch.A. Election Results
May20

M.E.Ch.A. Election Results

Story by Ana Acosta   SAN MARCOS — MEChA held club elections to prepare for the upcoming semester on May 14. Students gathered in room MD 317 to vote on candidates running for positions. Here are the results: Chair  Evie Rivera Co-Chair  Joseph Atemoa Secretary  Juessa Reyes Treaurer  Nancy Morales ICC Rep  Junessa Reyes External Rep Julia Perez Political Director  Daisy Zavala Sergeant of Arms   Ana Juarez MEChA meets...

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Parking permits going digital, prices increase for students
May20

Parking permits going digital, prices increase for students

Story by Jonathan Sarabia Costs for parking permits have increased by $6 due to a recent switch to a digital parking permit database. The fee change will be implemented in the upcoming semesters. According to Chief of Police Chris Moore, the permit costs have not been raised for over 12 years until this year when the PCPD implemented a new system that utilizes digital parking permits. With the partnership of Credential Solutions and...

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Housing need study conducted, consultant group presents their preliminary findings
May01

Housing need study conducted, consultant group presents their preliminary findings

Story by Linus Smith The Scion Group, a company working with Palomar College to determine the feasibility of on-campus housing, presented their findings on April 22 regarding a housing interest survey they conducted in February. Scion is an advisory group that works with colleges around the country to plan for on-campus housing. Earlier this year, they began working with Palomar to determine whether there was a need for on-campus...

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