For the position of Palomar College trustees, we endorse…
Oct22

For the position of Palomar College trustees, we endorse…

The Telescope has decided to endorse Governing Board candidates Lee Dulgeroff and Norma Miyamoto. The decision to make these endorsements has come after conducting interviews with each of the candidates in our newsroom. We are emphatically confident that Dulgeroff will be a good steward for Palomar. He appeared to be the most willing and able candidate to reach out to all Palomar community members, most critically, in our opinion,...

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We are watching our Palomar community corrode into tribalism
Sep10

We are watching our Palomar community corrode into tribalism

Paranoia and distrust has begun running rampant at Palomar in recent months, and it is corroding the foundation of our college community. Palomar’s “Better Together” theme is a notion that’s been endorsed by various groups on campus as a way to describe the college’s atmosphere and culture as one of unity and togetherness. Now, however, that theme increasingly seems more like a facade. A pound and a half of makeup to cover divisions...

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Editorial

Palomar College caught a glimpse of what a pointless demonstration is on April 30, when the pro-life group AbortionNO came onto campus parading images of aborted fetuses. We saw what we always see when these people come onto campus, they argued why abortion is despicable in our society, and members of the Palomar community expressed their ideas of women’s rights to their bodies. The point is, it’s a divisive issue that one way or the...

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Faculty is not prepared for a shooter
Apr19

Faculty is not prepared for a shooter

Palomar College needs to prioritize revisiting emergency procedures for the campus community. In the fallout of the threat of a shooter made to Palomar College before spring break, some faculty were left with a feeling of uneasiness, as the realization that they don’t know what to do in the case of a shooter event dawned on them. This is something that should be troubling to everyone involved in the campus, especially given Palomar...

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Palomar should stand with the homeless
Apr02

Palomar should stand with the homeless

Editorial Palomar recently broke ground for their new food bank that is targeted at helping those in the community with food insecurities, but is it enough? In 2016, California State University (CSU) conducted a study on homelessness in their own college community. They found that roughly eight to 12 percent of their students were homeless. In 2017, the University of Wisconsin’s HOPE lab built upon the CSU study and surveyed students...

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America’s youth outcry for gun reform
Mar05

America’s youth outcry for gun reform

Editorial On Feb. 14, the United States saw yet another fatal school shooting, of the 17 dead, 13 of them had yet to even breach the age of adulthood. But really, who gives a shit? We have already gone through 200 school shootings in this bloodied 21st century, 18 of those school shootings have occurred since the beginning of this year. So who cares that we had one more last month? We are desperate to give you the obvious answer that...

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