To smoke or not to smoke
Apr20

To smoke or not to smoke

by Seji Gaerlan Sleepless nights, anxiety induced finals and countless pages of essays. College students have it rough, all we ask is for a chance to smoke in permitted areas. The notorious smoking spot by Palomar’s library is already common knowledge for students despite the no smoking policies that the school has established. The policies against smoking in campus are not even enforced as much by the campus police reason as to...

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Stop Making Clouds on Campus
Apr20

Stop Making Clouds on Campus

Students who create clouds of smoke on campus should not only feel responsible for diminishing the health of others, but also feel guilty for breaking the smoking-free and tobacco-free campus policies established at Palomar since 2015. Palomar’s policy states,”The District shall provide and maintain a workplace and learning environment that is smoke and tobacco-free to promote the safety and health of students, employees...

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Pie vs. Cake: Pro Cake
Mar31

Pie vs. Cake: Pro Cake

Let’s be real, pie is reserved for those special times of the year filled with high calories where you still want sweet sugary dessert but don’t want to look like a glutton. Cake on the other hand, is used for those ‘me’ days. Those days where you say I was born this day, I made it through school, or I just plain earned it. It is the ultimate indulgence that follows a grand celebration. American pop culture alone has...

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Pie vs. Cake: Pro Pie
Mar31

Pie vs. Cake: Pro Pie

If I was given a choice to take home a thousand different kinds of cake to enjoy over the night for myself or a piece of some sweet pecan pie, I would most definitely choose the latter. Objectively, pies are just way better than what a cake could ever be. Why eat a piece of bread with some frosting on top when you can enjoy a dessert built for winners? To start off, people who usually eat cake ends up feeling bad for themselves right...

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Should the U.S. have free universal healthcare? Con
Feb28

Should the U.S. have free universal healthcare? Con

Universal “free” healthcare would cause a long list of problems that would hinder our current medical system even less efficient and set the world back in the advancement of medical science. First of all, “free” is just a gimmick. A study released by DecisionData.org stated that, the federal government covers 47 percent of medical costs for the average American. According to the study, a transition to a universal system would require...

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Should the U.S. have free universal healthcare? Pro
Feb28

Should the U.S. have free universal healthcare? Pro

33 million people in the United States (10.4 percent of the US population) did not have health insurance in 2014, according to the US Census Bureau, and that is unacceptable. According to the United States Population Review, the amount of people without health insurance in America during 2014 equals the amount of people who populated Texas in the same year. Actions need to take place by lawmakers to create a bill that will eliminate...

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