ASG’s removal of the pledge proves to be distasteful
Nov14

ASG’s removal of the pledge proves to be distasteful

On Friday Nov. 3, the Associated Student Government (ASG) for the first time conducted their meeting without performing the Pledge of Allegiance after voting it removed from their normal meeting’s agenda. Although this may seem like a minor matter, here at the Telescope we find it disturbing that the students elected to represent us have decided that they wish to show no allegiance to the nation that provides them the freedom to...

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The Telescope rejects the KKK’s hateful rhetoric
Oct23

The Telescope rejects the KKK’s hateful rhetoric

The Telescope staff has received a letter from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) stating their claims of mainly advocating for peace and condemnation of violence through their motives of segregation. And although the letter was sent to us by accident, we have decided to take this opportunity to address the heinous beliefs still held by some Americans. The letter explained how the group does not mean any harm to anyone...

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Rescinding DACA kills students’ dreams
Sep11

Rescinding DACA kills students’ dreams

On Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, a great blow was made to our educational community, as well as our personal communities. U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions made a public statement on behalf of the Trump administration that “the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration, is being rescinded.” DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was implemented in 2012 by former President Obama, the intention of...

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Hussain unfit to be dean for Palomar
May22

Hussain unfit to be dean for Palomar

Dean Syed “Khaled” Hussain should not be a part of Palomar’s administration. Since he was hired in August, Hussain has been the center of controversy surrounding his authoritarian management style and his mistreatment of female faculty and staff. In response, the district hired an independent investigator which found him innocent of all the allegations brought forward. We believe that the accusations brought against...

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Student government is inactive
Apr26

Student government is inactive

Editorial Palomar’s Associated Student Government (ASG) needs to do more to involve students on campus. The ASG recently held their annual elections for the positions of president and vice president. The two candidates, Senators Chris Hopp and Amber Bancroft, ran uncontested for the respective positions, Hopp for president and Bancroft for vice-president. This paints an ugly picture regarding the lack of student involvement in our...

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Transparency is needed in college data breach
Apr10

Transparency is needed in college data breach

Editorial Palomar’s administration is at fault for the employee data breach and has a responsibility to be as transparent as they can amidst investigation rather than try to hide their mistake. When an unauthorized person gained access to all of the W-2 forms of every person on Palomar’s 2016 payroll, they gained access to the social security numbers of every one of those employees. There have been many who have had their...

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