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VETERANS DAY Palomar College and The Telescope honor Palomar’s many current and past military members this Veterans Day • Page 3

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Palomar hosts Anti-Bully event

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he Child Development Club hosted their third Anti-Bully event at the San Marcos campus on Oct. 25. Along with guest speakers and facts about bullying, the film “Bully” was shown to a full house in order to help raise awareness of bullying and the effects it has on not only the victims, but the bullies as well.

Adam Devine from “Workaholics” has a new show • Page 7


• By age 24, 60 percent of bullies have been charged with a crime. Read what a Telescope writer thinks of the Washington Redskins controversy • Page 11

UPCOMING EVENTS How to Write a Personal Statement Workshop • Nov. 5, 1 p.m. @ MD-331 Basic R.A.D. (Rape Aggression for Women) • Nov. 5, 6 p.m. @ Room G-8 Food 4 Food • Nov. 6, 10 a.m. @ SU-Quad Veteran’s Day Memorial • Nov. 7, 11 a.m. @ SU-Lawn Latinos in the Business Sector Workshop • Nov. 8, 6 p.m. @ NS-255 Advanced R.A.D. • Nov. 12, 6 p.m. @ Room G-8 Palomar Homecoming • Nov. 14, 10 a.m. @ SU-Quad

• Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the U.S. Secret Service. • More girls are cyberbullies than boys. 59 percent are girls and 41 percent are boys. • Cyberbullies spend 38.6 hours per week online, more than other teens, who only spend 26.8 hours a week.

The night started with 12 year old John, who choose bullying as a topic for a school assignment because he was a victim. He spoke about the emotional effects of bullying, how it could lead to suicide and how bullying can be avoided. According to John, one in five students who commit suicide do it partly as the result of bullying that occurs at school. “Students who are bullied acquire emotional problems that affect us all,” John said. “It has gotten so bad that some result to suicide to escape the problem.” However, John did state that he believes bullying can be avoided. “Just adding a little bit more supervision can be the difference between success and failure of the life of a child,” John said.

Unlike the other two presentations where the guest speakers were victims, a former bully was invited to be a guest speaker. Standing in front of a large audience for the first time to tell his story, former high school bully Jason explained how he became a bully and the effects that it has on him even to this day. However, first Jason explained that he too was a victim of bulling, until he decided to fight back. “About the middle of my freshman year I got into a physical altercation, which I won that altercation and it made me feel excellent – it gave me power,” Jason said.


Former Palomar student beats the odds HEATHER RANDALL THE TELESCOPE

When most young people graduate high school, their biggest concern is whether or not they’re going to get into their top college pick. For Samantha Webb, her primary concern was staying off the streets. Webb is a former Palomar student, and the survivor of alcoholic parents, homelessness, abuse, and neglect. Against all odds, Webb navigated her way through

the system, graduated high school with honors, played varsity sports and watched out for her younger brother. Webb was the keynote speaker at a recent gala to benefit Casa de Amparo, an organization that supports San Diego children and families affected by child abuse and neglect, on Oct. 26 at the Fairbanks Country Club. “I had to witness my mom go from sober to a drunken stupor that would last weeks on end,” Webb said. As a young child, Webb watched

her mother nearly drink herself to death. Eventually, Webb’s mother died, leaving her and her brother to be cared for by their neglectful, alcoholic father. The family resided in Templeton, Calif., but shortly after their mother’s death, they relocated to San Diego. Webb’s father was unable to hold a job, and relied on the $350 per month of Social Security money Webb and her brother received after their mother’s death.


Former Palomar student Samantha Webb at the Crystal Ball Benefit for Casa de Amparo on Oct. 26. •Heather Randall/ Telescope

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Campus Police Reports: Sept. 24 - Oct. 24

The following is a list of some of the incidents called into the Palomar College Police Station during the month of October.

1 p.m. on Oct. 10. It was said to have occurred between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 8 in a men’s restroom in the library.

1. A sexual battery was reported at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30. The assault was said to have occurred between 2-9 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the C building.

4. At 4:07 p.m. on Oct. 11, an attempted/threatened suicide was reported. This incident took place at an unreported time on Oct. 11 in MD-114.

2. At 10 a.m. on Oct. 2, a parole hold - arrest was reported. The incident occurred at 1:15-1:50 p.m. on Sept. 26 in P-1.

5. Identity theft was reported to have taken place between 4 p.m. and 11:40 a.m. on November 10, 2010 through February 9, 2011 on the San Marcos campus. The theft was called in at 3:40

3. Graffiti was reported at

p.m. on Oct. 22.

6. An alleged rape was reported at 3:38 p.m. on Oct. 23. It was reported to have occurred at 12 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the D building. 7. At 9:28 p.m. on Oct. 24, a student conduct violation was reported. The incident occurred at the same time the report was filed, in the T building. See the full list of police reports at pages/police, under 2013 Case Media Log.

Peppering the protests LARRY GORDON MCT CAMPUS

November 2011: The University of California is being required to pay $38,055 in workers’ compensation to the former University of California, Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper spraying campus protesters two years ago. John Pike had filed for the compensation, claiming he suffered depression and anxiety after death threats resulting from the incident. Pike was fired in July 2012 after


being on paid administrative leave for eight months. “This case has been resolved in accordance with state law and processes on workers’ compensation,” UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell said in a statement. The settlement, first detailed by the Davis Enterprise newspaper, was approved by an administrative law judge last week. A psychiatrist in the case rated Pike’s disability as moderate and said the former officer faced “significant emotional upheavals,” according to the newspaper.

In an online video that went viral, Pike was shown spraying the seated demonstrators close to their faces while they offered no resistance. The Nov. 18, 2011, spraying provoked outrage on campus and around the UC system, and a public task force investigation found that Pike’s action was unwarranted. Settling a civil lawsuit, the UC system last year agreed to pay damages of $30,000 to each of the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper sprayed during the otherwise peaceful protest related to the Occupy movement.


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ASG now conducts student surveys RACHEL KEENEY THE TELESCOPE

Associated Student Government (ASG) members started taking polls to get students’ overall opinions on ASG matters. Polls and surveys will be offered as the ASG furthers their efforts to reach out to students. They plan on using the poll results for future decision making. One new poll asked students if they smoke electronic cigarettes or not, and then asked their opinion on having these smoking alternatives on campus. “The ASG has not taken a stance on e-cigs, seeing that it doesn’t have much health information available,” said ASG Sen. Justin Harper. “The ASG wants to be the voice of the students, and polling is the best way to listen to what they want.” Student Sarah Hall said, “I don’t smoke them, but I’m not really bothered by them so much. I see them outside, but it’s not that big of a deal seeing them; it’s not like I’m smelling them.” Harper mentioned that to him, the only drawback was their presence in classrooms. “They are distracting to other students in the learning environment,” Harper said. However, when asked about seeing e-cigs, many students said they had never experienced the cigarettes being smoked inside a

classroom. “I haven’t ever seen any other students smoke them inside of a classroom or a building. Maybe outside of the classroom, but never indoors,” Hall said. ASG Vice President Genesis Gilroy said, “As the voice of Palomar’s students we want to make sure we are truly representing what the student body thinks and feels on all issues.” Student Jake McKinney said, “I’ve seen stuff about the ASG and I think it’s a good idea for them to be taking polls, it makes sense.” Harper said the ASG is planning on advertising these polls for a larger student turn-out as well as continuing to take straw polls. In addition, he also mentioned that they are planning to add a method of taking votes online. “The ASG is planning to revamp the ASG website with help from Chris Norcross at IT to add a polling survey option to the home page,” Harper said. “We want to make our presence more known throughout campus. The ASG has already began remodeling their website. Upcoming events have been advertised on the home page. For more information on the ASG or on discussion of electronic cigarettes on campus, contact the ASG at 760-744-115 ext. 2595. RKEENEY@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

The Foundation’s 22nd Annual Black-Tie Gala November 16, 2013 Costa Del Sol Ballroom La Costa Resort and Spa “Palomar’s Star Spangled Salute to Education” Art Barter will receive the Comet Award Reduced Cost for District Employees: $175 Cost for Students and Other: $300 To purchase tickets, contact Pam Grasso at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2732 More information about the Gala is available online at

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ith over 1,700 veteran students, Palomar College serves the highest number of veterans compared to most community colleges in California. “We are very proud of all our veterans and of the high-quality of veterans’ services Palomar College has offered for decades,” President Robert Deegan said.

Veterans Services Certifying Official Jessica Horn pointed out three Palomar veterans who she said are “remarkable.” She deemed veteran students Alena Vasquez, Robert DeHoyos and Billy Dial “people that I can say yes, this is what a veteran student at Palomar should aspire to do.” In recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, The Telescope staff honors three of Palomar College’s veteran students who not only recieved an education while serving in the military, but who have also dedicated much of their lives serving their country.

Robert DeHoyos Robert DeHoyos is a 24-year-old computer science major, originally from Louisiana. DeHoyos served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and got out as a corporal in September 2012. While in the military, he worked as a maintenance manager specialist. He was in charge of ordering and fixing parts needed for equipment and making sure they came in on time. DeHoyos’ inspiration to join the Marine Corps came from his best friend in high school, who also joined the military after graduating as valedictorian. DeHoyos then decided to follow

in his best friend’s footsteps. According to him, it turned out to be the most important decision he has ever made. “It brought me to where I am today. I am in a good position,” DeHoyos said. One of the things DeHoyos learned while in the service is how to improve his athletics by training. According DeHoyos, this proved to be beneficial because of his long-term life goal of running on a cross-country team. He said one of the main reasons he got out of the military is so he could continue running professionally.

Currently, DeHoyos hopes to win a spot on the Palomar cross-country team next season to represent the college. DeHoyos also had good things to say about Palomar College’s Veterans Services. He said his transition from military to civilian life was a shock at first, but turned out to be smooth with the help of the organization. “(Veterans Services) helps you with everything you need,” DeHoyos said. DeHoyos specifically wanted to thank the people from the Veterans Services and his coaches for helping him try to achieve his goals.

Vasquez left the army in February 2013 because she said she wanted to concentrate more on school. “I’ve done my time (in the service) and it put me through college, which is my goal,” she said. Vasquez also mentioned that her transition was not easy, and has been “ a bit overwhelming.” However, she said that Veterans Services at Palomar has helped her cope. “I can’t say enough good things about the Veterans Services in Palomar,” Vasquez said. “They

go way beyond the scope of their job.” Vasquez said she hopes to transfer to San Diego State University next fall semester and get in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program there. This is one of many steps that she’s taking to be able to get back in the military as an officer, which is her ultimate goal. Vasquez added that she wants more Palomar veteran students to get involved in the Student Veteran Organization.

job in the military became not only a job he loved, but “something of longevity” to support his family. Dial retired after 30 years of active duty service for the Marine Corps in November 2011 with several awards such as the Military Service Medal, Navy Marine Corp Commendation Medal, and Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal. However, he said he knew many jobs would not hire him without a college degree, and he wanted to go back to school for a chance to get into the job market. Dial added that he believed Palomar College would help him focus on his general studies to attain an associate’s degree. “Palomar is a nice campus, and I really come into contact with a lot of professors that I’ve

come to admire based on the way they approach education,” Dial said. He also said he eventually wants to transfer to a good aerospace college. Dial talked about how Palomar College’s Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is “unique” in regards to veteran students, and helped him with the adjustment from military to civilian life. “Guys like me, that have spent most of their adult life in the military, have adjusted to a certain culture that the civilian sector doesn’t necessarily relate to,” Dial said. “Having that organization established on campus allows veterans to be able to connect with other veterans and kind of feel at ease a little more.”

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Alena Vasquez Alena Vasquez, a history major, spent six years as an Army National Guard and two years as a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist in the Army Reserve. While in the Army, Vasquez trained in Missouri, Texas and Northern California. One of the highlights in Vasquez’s military career was when she and the rest of her team got recognition from the State of California for helping with the 2007 wildfires. After serving in the military for eight years,

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William “Billy” Dial

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Billy Dial, a 51-year-old aviation operations and management major, is a former master gunnery sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Originally from the small town of La Follette, Tenn., Dial moved to California after enlisting in the military. “I initially joined out of patriotism,” Dial said. “I also didn’t want to stay in a small town. I wanted to go out and do something, see other places.” As an aircraft mechanic who worked on helicopters, Dial said he travelled to many places, including Japan, Kenya, Iraq, Spain and different parts of Southeast Asia. A few years later, Dial got married and said he wanted to start a family. He mentioned then that his

Veterans Day Ceremony coming soon

There will also be a ‘Dedicate a Miniature American Flag’ event during the ceremony. THE TELESCOPE For $2, you can dedicate a miniature flag to any service member. Some of the Palomar College’s Veteran Services is holding the annual Veterans Day Ceremony dedications will be read aloud during the ceremony, while the remainder will be event on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union. bound or typecast for others to read. The Veterans Memorial lawn will hold current and former veterans, who will be The flags will be placed in the ground during the ceremony, after which students speaking about the honor of serving their country and its citizens. will be able to pick them up. Veterans Services Technician Jessica Horn spoke about what the event means to For more info on the event, contact Veterans Services at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2594, her. visit the Veterans Services Center in the SSC Building or check out the Veterans “We have the most veterans of any community college in the state, so we feel that Resources Center in SU-22. we have to do something,” Horn said. “This event is really near to our hearts. Some of the names on that memorial, we’ve served with.” CBULLOCK@THE-TELESCOPE.COM


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News content online should remain free SUSAN WHALEY

Focused On Palomar Monday, November 4, 2013 Vol. 67, No. 6 Palomar College, San Marcos, Calif.



According to a New York Times online poll, only five percent of people would be willing to pay for online news. It’s true. News online should be given to the public for free. Well, as free as we think it is. Instead, news companies need to be working harder to make a profit from digital advertising, so everyone, to include myself, can keep receiving free access to online news. “Rapidly declining advertising revenues continue to be the (news) industry’s core problem,” according to However, The Guardian, a major news publication, seems to have this part figured out. According to an August 2013 article on, The Guardian has remained free for online readers. “The Guardian saw its digital revenue jump 29 percent last year, outpacing the decline in its print sales and giving the 192-year-old newspaper cause for cheer after years of losses,” the article added. Companies need to target ads toward their readers. It is the quality of ads over the quantity. The San Diego Union-Tribune began implementing a paywall in 2012. A paywall is defined as “the part of a website that can be accessed only by paid subscribers,” according to According to, 430 newspapers in North America have created a paywall for their online content. If an online news site requires payment for web content, many

readers travel elsewhere in the virtual world to find it for free, even away from trusted sources such as the NY Times, Washington Post and the San Diego Union-Tribune. released a poll in 2012 that states “52 percent of media professionals abandon websites when they hit a paywall.” If stories don’t get read by the masses, then news organizations have failed. I am not talking about putting an entire written novel on the web for no charge. I am strictly talking about news, news that affects people, the community and the world. If it is not free, then once again, our society is appealing to the wealthy. Creating a paywall is essentially saying that people who cannot afford to pass the paywall don’t deserve to be well-informed. I buy a print version of the paper when I want a hard-copy; something to carry around all day. However, when I want to know why traffic has been stopped for an hour on the freeway, the UT online should have the answer and it should come to me for free. My right as a human is to take in as much knowledge as I can hold, and that should not be denied in any way. Doing research at the library is free, so the virtual world needs to stay free as well to keep people wanting to educate themselves. If The Guardian can stay free, so can every other news site. Though it may be difficult and require more work, it is necessary to stay true to the readers.


What is your cure for a hangover?

“Just don’t drink. That’s the best cure for a hangover.” AUDREY YOUNG, 32, MUSIC

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“Drinking more helps me.” JEFF PRECIADO, 45, COMPUTER SCIENCE

Photo Credit: Susan Whaley “Usually I go for a glass of water and some toast with no topping, so just bread. Then, if I can stand it, I’ll go for flake cereal, something like Frosted Flakes. The odd part is I like to exercise after because it helps the body metabolize alcohol. ” MARK LORECK, 25, ENGINEERING Photo Credit: Jordan Greene


“A cure for my hangover is orange juice or greasy food; some carne asada fries, or just fries without the carne asada.”




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“I take two Aspirins and drink a lot of water right before I go to bed.” TIM SULLIVAN, 44, UNIVERSITY STUDIES


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The Boston Tea Party doesn’t compare to this HEATHER RANDALL THE TELESCOPE

The fact that an organization such as the Tea Party exists, should be an embarrassment to anyone who claims to be an American. The Tea Party has simultaneously managed to do both irrepairable damage to the Republican party, while also refusing to work with a Democratic President on everything from the Affordable Care act to repairing the ailing economy. So hellbent is this group on forwarding its asinine agenda, that members managed to bring the entire country to its knees in one, last-ditch attempt at defunding the Affordable Care Act; despite having failed 40-plus times prior. And all of that for what? Nothing. The only thing members of the Tea Party have completed successfully is to provide the Republican party with the lowest approval ratings ever. Back in 2008 when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden beat Sen. John McCain and then Gov. Sarah Palin by a sizable margin, instead of simply accepting the fact that the American people had spoken, fringe members of the Republican party were so incensed by their loss that they banded together and created the Tea Party. Initially the Tea Party was just

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something people gossiped, and or laughed about during their lunch break. It didn’t take long though for such iconic standouts as Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand

Paul and others, to become endless fodder to commentators such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper and even Bill O’ Reilly.

O’Reilly is by no stretch of the imagination, pro-Democrat. Yet, even he was smart enough to distance himself from the irrational die-hards who have continued

relentlessly pursuing their destructive agenda. I don’t understand how members of the Tea Party sleep at night. How can a person both despise all social programs, yet insist on policing someone’s body that they’ve never met? And let’s not forget the Tea Party’s stance on guns. Despite a slew of hand-gun induced massacres occurring everywhere from elementary schools to a Navy yard, members of the Tea Party seem to remain convinced that sticking to an us vs. them stance and encouraging people to load up on weapons and ammo is the best option. People who are scared are much easier to control than those who ask questions and expect real answers. There is nothing positive the Tea Party can contribute to the United States. They are the final members of the deteriorating group that used to rule this country: Old money, white-male-dominated decision making and religion. On the up-side, the Tea Party is doing a marvelous job of being their own worst enemy. That makes me really happy. It’s wonderful to see them do more damage to themselves than anyone else, wasting their time and energy on such a worthless cause. HRANDALL@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

Stop hating politics Using reality TV shows to reveal true personality JENNIFER FASULO THE TELESCOPE


I’ve been fascinated by personality tests ever since I abandoned those quizzes where you try to find out the shape of your face. At this point in my life I don’t care what shape my face is. Or what shape my whole head is for that matter. What am I, a professor of geometry? Personality tests, however, always extend the promise of deep and meaningful insight into what’s been bothering you all these years. You’ve heard of the MyersBriggs personality test, right? It’s the one reassuring you that you’re an introverted, feeling, intuitive perceiver. Because if you’re a judgmental extravert, then you’re kind of a jerk. I’m a judgmental extravert if there ever was one but I don’t permit myself to mention it at parties. Not since people kept excusing themselves to fetch some cocktails and not returning. Is it just me, or has everybody you’ve met recently started referring to themselves as an introvert? If she took Myers-Briggs, Joan Rivers would probably decide she’s an introvert; Bette Midler would identify as an introvert. Miley Cyrus in the latex suit? Secretly an introvert. Those with the biggest mouths, the most magnetism and least shame have suddenly all decided they are

now introverts. They’re making a million bucks a minute by being famous, but they’re all secretly shy. There are huge bestselling books about how to love being an introvert. Not only how to love it, but how to exploit it. And maybe I’ll start believing folks are introverted and nonjudgmental as soon as I stop listening to talk radio and reading stuff online. The big news, however, is that I’ve discovered a way to replace those personality tests clogging the self-actualization, leadership and motivation market. From now on, deep personality structure will be catalogued by using Gina’s Reality TV Matrix: In this scenario, your temperament and identity are defined by the tackiest reality shows you watch. Participants will be divided into categories. We’ll have the “Hoarders, Teen Mom, Catfish” category, otherwise known as the “Too Much Is Not Enough” group. We’ll have a “Doomsday Preppers, Duck Dynasty, Breaking Amish” consortium for those who are adamant about being able to exist in multiple environments simultaneously. A third group might fall under the “Toddlers And Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo, Dance Moms” aegis. Although this does not mean you are automatically put on the predator list, it does mean you need to start saving for therapy, either your own or

your offspring’s. You’ll assemble a startlingly accurate personality profile based on your selection from each category. Let’s say you’re a “Duck Dynasty,” “Toddlers and Tiaras,” plus “Pawn Stars” type: you are, therefore, a Domestic Striver, a person with an eye toward putting the value in family values. You like glitter and camo. Part of the “Dance Moms,” “Teen Mom” and “Doomsday Preppers” constituency? You’re an Apocalypse Hipster, not only believing the world is coming to an end but sort of rooting for it. You like sweat pants and canned goods. Is “American Pickers,” “Breaking Amish” and “Honey Boo Boo” your signature combo? You’re a SelfMaker, ready for whatever life, or your audience, throws at you, which could be messy. You have a fondness for drama and rust. Better yet, turn away from the screen and take your pen off the test paper. Ask the person who knows you best to describe you. Be forewarned: the conversation might not necessarily end with a hug and a kiss. Truth can be unsettling, as both reality TV and actual reality prove. Nevertheless, you’ll probably learn new and surprising information about yourself. While you’re at it, ask about the shape of your face.

These days it seems as though the word politics is one many students want to stay as far away from as possible. But it shouldn’t be that way. Students, if anyone, should be most interested in the political happenings of this country and the world, as they directly affect us. Political involvement isn’t just about right now, it’s about the future. We, as current college students, are the future of this country. Decisions are made on a regular basis, which will affect this country and the world we live in for the long run. To not be a part of those decisions is to leave your future in someone else’s hands. As part of the social media generation, Facebook has become a place for people to express their feelings and discuss topics they deem interesting or important. However, political discussion is rare and posts about any sort of current event are greeted with the most unwelcoming comments. It does not matter what issue the post is regarding, what the stance is or if it’s in passing or well thought out. There will be a few comments that genuinely contribute to the conversation, but for the most part, the responses will be negative. In fact, most attempts are met with a tidal wave of disapproval. Yet, the sea of football game updates, television commentary and other useless pop culture banter is welcomed with open arms. It seems that only when a big, and I mean BIG, political event is occurring

that the majority of people seem to step out of their Facebook shell and leave a short comment, but that’s usually where it ends. Outside of Facebook, it’s really no different. So, why should students care? When you are informed about issues that directly affect you and your peers, you’re able to make smart decisions when it comes to voting for elected officials and propositions. Everyone who lives in this country is, in some way or another, directly affected by the decisions made by our government, but students are especially affected. The two biggest problems an average college student faces are: paying for college and getting a job after graduating. Well, both of those issues are political. And guess what? In the past few years, funding for students, education and employment has been, and continues to be, a hot topic in this country. Being informed isn’t enough, though. The fact of the matter is, young people simply aren’t voting. If you don’t vote, not only do you not help decide the fate of the country, but you don’t deserve the right to complain about it. Regardless of whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, an independent or an undecided, politics are an important part of the lives we live. Everyone, as a collective whole and as individual citizens of this country, should try to hate politics just a little bit less. JFASULO@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

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Unique and chic: Being comfortable with style JAZMINE LEONING THE TELESCOPE

Donning an Amy Winehouseesque look, Palomar College student Ana Ornelas-Luna wears a shiny, hot-pink bow, colorful tank top with violet, high-waisted shorts, embroidered black fishnets and high-top, studded, platforms sporting skulls. Ornelas-Luna, 20, is majoring in fashion merchandising, and said she feels like she can express herself best through fashion and has the freedom to do that at school. It started in eighth grade, when Ornelas-Luna said she wanted to change her style because, “It wasn’t me.” In ninth grade, she decided to bring her style public after seeing the late singer Amy Winehouse sporting her big hair and dark, exaggerated eye make-up on television. “I shouldn’t care what people think because I’m not the only one who comes out in public looking that way,” Ornelas-Luna said. Ornelas-Luna answered questions from The Telescope. How do you describe your fashion style? Ornelas-Luna describes her style as “free-spirited” and “exotic.” She mentioned that she loves

Ana Ornelas-Luna, a fashion merchandising student poses in the quad on campus on Oct. 25. • Francois Swart/The Telescope

bright colors, high-waisted stuff, flats, heels, and bows. “I don’t care what people think about me,” she said. “As long as I feel comfortable and if I think that it is perfect for me, I’ll wear it.” She mentioned that the way she dresses also depends on where she is going or how she feels. It usually

takes her two or three hours to get ready to go out. What influences your sense of style? Along with Winehouse, the two other people who inspired her style are Denisse Guerrero from Belanova, a mexican electro-pop band, and Melissa Marie from the Millionaires,

an American electro-pop group. Her beehive hairstyle and cateye make-up was inspired by Winehouse, her bright lipstick and hair accessories came from Guerrero and her extravagant dark eyelashes resembled Marie. Her friend, Ricardo Rivera said, “When we go to fashion shows

together the photographers take pictures of Annie (Ana) rather than the models.” Ornelas-Luna added that she is often offered jobs because of her unique look. What fashion accessories can you not go without? Ornelas-Luna said she can’t leave the house without make-up, especially as black eyeliner and false eyelashes. She also added that she feels naked without having a pair of earrings on. How do you feel people perceive you? Ornelas-Luna said that people almost always give her a weird look. She said she feels like people judge her right away based on her makeup, facial expressions and choice of wardrobe. “When people stare at me, they actually come up to me and tell me, ‘Oh, don’t worry. I’m looking at you because I love your style.’” Do you think fashion is important? “Yes, it’s a way you can express yourself.” In the future, Ornelas-Luna said she hopes to become a personal stylist for celebrities and open her own boutique. JLEONING@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

Comedian Adam Devine appeared in promotional interview for new show LLOYD BRAVO THE TELESCOPE

For a man who plays a dimwitted and narcissistic buffoon, during a recent interview for his new television show, Adam Devine described himself as bodacious, radical and gnar. Nothing was off limits with Devine during a conference call interview involving several other colleges from around the country. Everything from his new show to his favorite drinking game was discussed. Devine’s new show, titled “Adam Devine’s House Party,” plays on the notion of what would happen if Comedy Central gave him a bunch of money to create a new show?’ The title speaks for itself, however, the show is more elaborately structured and smarter than Devine’s TV persona would give credit. The show is an integration of single-cam sitcom and stand-up comedy into one comedic experience. “I had the idea for a long time,” Devine said about his new show. He described his experience in standup, including his time on “Live at Gotham,” were he got his start in comedy. “No offense to the [Live at Gotham], but it’s a little boring...and there had to be a better way where you can get to know the comedians.” Three comedians are headlined in each show, and each has a small story in between stand-up sets. With three different comedians in each episode, Devine describes choosing each comedian for his show. “ ...I would do my research and

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check out their [stand-up sets] and internet sketch videos and see were they would best fit in the stories I already written.” “It is a ton of work, but it still way fun,” Devine said about his recent success, which gave him the opportunity to live out his dreams. His popularity is predicated by the success of the television show “Workaholics,” co-created and costarring himself and his two friends, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm. The show, as well as his appearances in “Modern Family” and “Pitch Perfect” have given his career traction. In his work, Devine’s television persona is considered an overly confident and incompetent “bro,” and during the interview, he was asked why he choose to portray himself in such a ridiculously comedic matter. “I just think that there are a lot of jokes to be had [playing a ‘bro’].” Devine said. “It’s so funny when someone is an egomaniac and everything goes wrong.” Devine went on to say jokingly, “I like to believe it’s

more playing homage.” Like any hardworking comedian, actor, writer and producer, it is essential to unwind and relax from time to time; in Adam’s case it’s playing drinking games. “I’m a beer pong fanatic,” Devine said. He added that he was never any good at first, but loved that he got to drink a lot of beer. Devine’s house partying roots begin in his high school days, and he told a story of an infamous night in his young party career. “I had a giant party at my parents’ house, and 800 kids showed up,” Devine said. “When the cops came, I went up to them and said, ‘Sorry officers is the music too loud?’” As the officers explained all the underage drinking going on in his house, he said he ran inside and screamed, “The cops are here, run!” Then, in good spirits, he went over his consequences of that night, saying, “I ended up being charged 22 counts of serving alcohol to minors, which was a real bummer.” So far in Devine’s career, he has written and produced his own television show, co-starred in several highly rated sitcoms, and been recognized by teen girls for his portrayal as Bumper in “Pitch Perfect.” His recent success has been a source of hard work and risk, but it’s paying off greatly. “If you would have told 20 yearold me that I’d be doing this, I’d (have) sh** my pants.” Watch “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Thursdays at 12:30 a.m. on Comedy Central. LBRAVO@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

Ingram Ober, director of the Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, chats with Adam Belt near artist Matt Fisher’s art at the opening of his exhibition in the Boehm gallery on Oct. 17.• Francois Swart/Telescope

Matt Fisher turns algorithm to art RACHEL KEENEY THE TELESCOPE

Palomar College’s Boehm Gallery opened a new exhibit on Oct. 17 that showcases Artist Matt Fisher’s exhibition titled “Conjunctions and Topotypes.” Fisher presented the “Conjunctions” portion as “modules that are meant to be rearranged and recombined.” Fisher said he takes photographs of many random objects found throughout households and crops and represents them as a monochrome paintings. Conjunctions showed a new technique of taking household items and creating them into a work worth interpreting. The “Topotypes” exhibition is described by Fisher as “interfaces.”

The artist takes a few 8-letter words and transforms them into 3D objects through the same algorithm. These 3D models are then taken from a model to create furniturelike objects. Topotypes offered a model of an end table, a sitting chair and a floor piece all designed by Fisher’s algorithm. Many staff members from the art department attended the gallery recently and were enthused by the creativity of the exhibition. Many expressed their appreciation by commenting on its refreshing look on modern art and structure. The gallery is open at the Boehm Gallery until Nov. 12. To see more from artist Matt Fisher log on to RKEENEY@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

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‘Bach to Brubeck’ hits high note RALPH CHAPOCO THE TELESCOPE

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra and Brass Ensemble honored Palomar theater’s namesake with its “Bach to Brubeck� performance on Oct. 25 in the Howard Brubeck Theatre. The night’s performers played a range of musical compositions from several notable composers such as Johan Sebastian Bach to more contemporary writers such as Madelyn Byrne and Aaron Copeland. However, it was clear that the show was dedicated to the late composer and former music professor at Palomar, Howard Brubeck. The show’s feature presentation highlighted Brubeck’s G Flat Theme. The piece was recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet on the 1963 album, “Brandenburg Gate: Revisited.� The piece was written for and played by the orchestra, but jazz musicians played along with the orchestra to provide the music with a more spontaneous feeling. Athena Roth, a third-yearPalomar student responded with, “It made me want to get up and dance.� Student Austin Lynch said, “That was a great part of the show, it was fun to watch.� Time was also an underlying theme throughout the concert as the routine began with classical pieces, followed by jazz performances made popular in the 1920s and ended with featured works by more modern composers. The show opened with the Palomar College Brass Ensemble introducing pieces from Alexander Tcherepnin, Johan Bach, and Chris Hazell, but it was Bach’s Chorale and Cantata No. 118 that made the brass ensemble performance memorable. When Professor Ellen Weller was asked why Bach’s pieces were chosen


fine. If you are using a electric drip, make sure the spout is clean. If it is not cleaned properly and regularly, it could leave a bitter flavor in your coffee. Another form of drip method that sprung into the American market recently is the Keurig. This machine works similarly to a simple electric drip, except it comes with pre-ground coffee pods called K-Cups. By placing one of the pods into the machine, it heats the water and pours it through the pod in a matter of seconds. Whether you are in a hurry or looking to start your day with a fresh pot of coffee, it’s a drip brew all the way. Join us next issue, as we take a break from coffee and explore the world of tea.


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she said, “Bach is the only composer that I can think of where his music can be played well on anything.� Roth agreed, “I don’t usually hear a brass ensemble play classical music but the piece sounded great coming from them.� Also featured in the night’s performance was a piece by Madelyn Byrne called “Nocturne.� The piece opened with a long, sustained, melody where the harmony changed only slightly over a long period of time. It was piece that was originally conceived as a dedication to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescope. That was the reason the opening was made to sound so monotone. It was designed to evoke images of the night sky and ponder the question, “What is life all

about?� The concert ended with musical performances taken from Aaron Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes�, from Rodeo, featuring “Buckaroo Holiday�, “Corral Nocturne�, “Saturday Night Waltz�, and a famous piece known as the “Hoedown.� The Rodeo pieces are about a woman in rural America who is trying to “corral� a man. She goes to a dance where she meets a man, the two dance, and eventually the woman finally gets the man that she was looking for. For information on future performances of the The Palomar Symphony Orchestra and Brass Ensemble, visit performingarts/. RCHAPOCO@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

A ‘Delightful’ eating experience PAIGE HARVEY

Homes and coffee shops all over America use the drip method as a quick and easy way to enjoy a cup of coffee. The drip brew method is seen as the most convenient way to get a large amount of coffee with little to no effort. Even Starbucks brews large amounts of coffee using this method, all while still ensuring taste. The most simple form of this method is allowing hot water to pour over grounds that are placed in a filter. The water briefly brews with the grounds before being filtered out as coffee. This method allows for a quick, but light brew, as opposed to a French press. Mellita Bentz, a German entrepreneur, invented coffee filters in 1908. Bentz was looking for a faster way to brew coffee without the hassle of a French press. It wasn’t until 1954 that Gottlob Widmann patented the first electric drip, making this method available to most households. Today, at most supermarkets, you can find brand name coffee drips such as Mr. Coffee or DeLonghi. The modern drips heat and pour the water over the grounds for you, allowing for a more automated coffee experience. Most coffee pots can even be given a specific time to begin brewing, so you literally wake up and smell the coffee. Similar to past brewing methods, always begin with filtered water and freshly ground coffee. The beans must be ground on a paper filter setting, which is considered lightly


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Such a delight! The menu at “A Delight of Franceâ€? restaurant in Escondido pledges allegiance to France with a hearty American twist. “A Delight of Franceâ€?, located on Grand Avenue, is inspired by France, and holds true with its Parisianstyle menu. It is especially good for college students who want to grab that tasty hung-over breakfast on the weekends, but cannot afford to pay fancy restaurant level prices. At this shop, you can get a full-sized meal and drink and still walk out for under $10. The quality of the food and service for that price is “unbeatable,â€? according to customer Paul Fairman. The French bakery is unpretentious and absolutely fresh. I bow to the few who can manage passing the display cases and not yield to temptation. The creamy cheesecake, handmade croissants, and elegant ĂŠclairs stand in the pastry case like divine treats that are full of flavor. Another customer, Jessie Bell, said, “Some things look like they would be simple, but they taste far


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A photo outside of the restaurant A Delight of France. Paige Harvey/Telescope

from it.â€? This is much more than just a bakery; the little cafĂŠ has culture, and is one of Escondido’s most popular breakfast spots. The lively patio and quality of the freshly made-to-order dishes all contribute to the experience. The staff at “A Delight of Franceâ€? are friendly, easy-going, and always up for new combinations to make your plate exactly as you wish. The only negative about this place is the crying children. On the other hand though, “A Delight of

France� is very family friendly. The amount of food you get for the low price is a nice, subtle, surprise at the register. The fruit cheesecake they make from scratch on location is second to none. Lastly, I have yet to find a hair in my food, or my order made wrong, no matter how wacky my requests may be. When in Escondido this is a must-stop spot on the map. There isn’t much else to do there except eat, anyway, right? PHARVEY@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

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A fun read for college-aged girls KEHANI GERONILLA THE TELESCOPE

Pianist Roberta Piket performs in Howard Brubeck Theatre on Oct. 10. •Stephen Davis/Telescope


From the controlled chaos of “Monk’s Dream” to the light, breezy ballad of “Haunted Heart”, one pianist has a way of invoking the most basic human emotion: intrigue. For the Oct. 10 session of Concert Hour, Roberta Piket brought her “Solo” tour to Palomar College. Playing her 4th show of the week (and the first of two she would perform that day), she showed no signs of fatigue as she wove her way through a mostly improvised set (the only song she used sheet music for was a composition by Chick Corea, “Litha”). With the command of her instrument and the precision of a surgeon, Mrs. Piket showed a small crowd at the Howard Brubeck Theatre why she is one of the most renowned jazz pianists on the planet. During the short set, she educated


the crowd about her upbringing as a young pianist from Queens, New York; where she was taught as early as seven by her father, the famous composer Frederick Piket. She also gave credit to another former colleague and composer, the recently deceased Marian McPartland. It was her that Roberta would dedicate the second song of her set to, a McPartland composition called “In The Days of Our Love”. The crowd was in a locked and upright position as she played through the swinging ‘20s era tune (which I, for one, nearly gave a standing ovation for), and watched as her fingers danced all the way through her finale, a stunning improvisation of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Con Alma”. When asked how she seamlessly transitioned through her set without missing a beat, Roberta was humble in her response. “That’s the challenge of playing the piano, well any

instrument become one with the instrument, that’s the goal.” She added that “it’s harder to get into that space in the studio, because there’s no audience to connect with.” The audience responded with amazement as she owned the Brubeck stage, and a good portion of the audience showered her with admiration and praise after she was through. Amongst that crowd was Bertram Turetzky, a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego. He said, “You can tell a performance was excellent if you are staying with it throughout the whole thing, with continuity with what’s going on...and she was right there the whole time.” For more on Roberta Piket and her musical endeavors, check out her website: solo/.

“Girls in White Dresses,” by author Jennifer Close, is a great coming of age tale for all twentysomething gals. The title did have me fooled into thinking this was all about someone’s crazy journey down the wedding aisle, but after reading it, I understand that “White Dresses” signifies one of the most life changing experiences a girl will come to. This change usually occurs in a girl’s mid-twenties, when the “good times” start to slow down and she realizes the time has come to start making plans for the future. While reading this book, I had a greater understanding that this period of life is a decade of turbulence. There is constant pressure to do everything right, but along the way you really come to find out who you are as a person, and accept and understand what and who really matters. “Girls in White Dresses” is,


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without a doubt, a chick flick book. It can easily be read in less than a week because it contains fairly easy vocabulary that the average eleventh grader would have no problem with. The number one reason why I found this to be such a fun read is because it revolves around a group of girls who are so similar to myself and other twenty-something girls. The story takes place in the exciting city of New York, which made me feel as though I were reading about younger versions of the Sex in the City characters. Although the writing was very good, at times it did get a little confusing because she narrated the story from more than one character’s point of view. I sometimes felt like I had to pause and flip back a few chapters to make sure I had the correct character in mind. Nonetheless, this is a MUST READ for any girl of any age, because we all get to be that age eventually. KGERONILLA@THE-TELESCOPE.COM


Now at the age of 33, Jason admitted that he is really ashamed of the things he had done.

Jason said, “I used to just intimidate people. My sheer size alone used to intimidate people and I didn’t care about (what) other people’s feelings were, as long as it made me feel good inside.” It wasn’t until years later when Jason was picking up his younger sister at the same high school he attended that he started to feel the effects of his past. “While picking her up from school I would think what if people did what I did to her,” Jason said. “I would go absolutely crazy because I wouldn’t be able to protect her, I’m too old.” According to Jason, when his sister was a sophomore in school and he went to go pick her up, he not only wasn’t allowed on campus, but was told that he had to wait outside on the sidewalk. “Those security guards remembered who I was and all I can say today is that I’m really sorry and I wish I wouldn’t have done a lot of things that I did,” Jason said. Invited by one of his psychology students, Phil Factor, a 40 year teacher for the Poway Unified

Monday, November 4, 2013 School District, stated that this was the first type presentation like this he had been to. “We haven’t had the instruction that is going to give us the tools as teachers to work with our kids… so when a kid is being bullied, we don’t have the answers,” Factor said. According to Factor, events such as this are important because young people who have been bullied need to tell the educators, so they can come up with solutions together. “Bullying is an issue that is not going away anytime soon, but we can make or take the steps to do just that,” Dr. Laurel Anderson, assistant professor of child development, said. However, according to John, with the support of their parents and teachers, bullying can be prevented and kids can go on to lead a happy and productive life. The Child Development Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the San Marcos Campus in room MD-314. Information about the club, the Child Development Department and anti-bullying resources can be found at pages/childdevelopment/antibullying-resources. CIRELAND@THE-TELESCOPE.COM


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A photo of a grizzly bear with wings and an eagle’s beak sat on a table next to comic books and magazine covers. On a separate table, cartoon t-shirts, superhero posters and a custom doggie treat packaging sample awaited viewers. The Graphic Communications Open House on Oct. 4 showcased the department’s diverse capabilities. The open house invited students and faculty to enjoy snacks and lemonade while admiring students’ art from this semester. Mark Bealo is the head of Palomar College’s graphic communications department. He said he hosts an open house to display his students’ work because he noticed that many students are not aware of the variety of platforms and programs available to them. “It’s print, it’s design, apps, websites,” Bealo said. The purpose of the event is to make students aware of all the options beyond Photoshop. The graphic communications program has high-tech multimedia equipment as well. “We have the green-screen production room in the back where we do a lot of our audio stuff,” Bealo said. “In one of our rooms you will be watching video projects, motion graphics projects, visual effects projects, and then audio all tied together.” The classes focus on real world



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The family resided in Templeton, Calif., but shortly after their mother’s death, they relocated to San Diego. Webb’s father was unable to hold a job, and relied on the $350 per month of Social Security money Webb and her brother received after their mother’s death. The family bounced around from hotel room to hotel room. Sometimes they spent the night in someone’s garage to get out of the rain. It wasn’t uncommon for Webb to return to whatever hotel room she had spent the previous night in to find her belongings in a pile in the lobby, and a note with her father’s disconnected phone number on it. “I would walk the streets with all of my clothes in my bag...along with my mother’s urn and my school books,” Webb said. Unable to tolerate the circumstances her father left her in any longer, Webb sought help from the foster care system when she was 13 years old. As the older sibling, Webb worked with a social worker to get her and her brother into a foster home. When a family took the siblings in, Webb breathed a sigh of relief, but it was short lived. Her foster family did not care for Webb’s younger brother and requested that he be removed from the home. Unable to do anything about her foster father’s decision, Webb stayed with

Graphics student Patrick Nuzum stands in front of his work displayed at the Graphic Communicaions Open House on Oct. 24 in MD-118. •Scott Morton/Telescope

application of skills. The screen printing class makes shirts, and the web design class creates websites and digital sign design. Bealo said Palomar students learn the latest technology because its program is able to adapt faster to change. “Universities respond slower to changes in technology because programs in place have been designed from a ways back,” Bealo said. Chelsea Davenport, a thirdsemester Photoshop student, said, “We have really advanced equipment that helps us do our work.” Along with the green screen room and adjacent audio studio, the program has high resolution

camera capabilities. They work in 4k resolution for video, and do sign work for businesses. “If you go into a store we might’ve done the sign,” Bealo said. Bealo said he wants to give students a chance to showcase their work to the rest of the school and potential employers. Graphic communications student Patrick Nuzum said he hopes to recruit new people to the program by showing his work. “It would be really cool to get new studnets coming in a chance to see what they can do and learn in this department,” Nuzum said.

the family and remained steadfastly committed to her school work and athletics. Months and years went by where Webb had only minimal contact with her brother, who had been placed in to a group home. As both a star athlete and student, Webb began to attract the interests of universities. She turned down offered scholarships because she wished to adopt her brother and take care of him. By the end of her senior year of high school, with nearly straight A’s and athletic, Webb’s foster family informed her that she would no longer be welcome in their home following graduation. Terrified of going back to being homeless, Webb pleaded with her foster family. They kicked her out of their home two weeks after her graduation. Back on the street, but no less committed to her dreams, Webb began taking classes and playing basketball at Palomar College. She spent nights with different friends, sometimes sleeping in their cars, and she worked part-time. After a year, Webb discovered Casa de Amparo and their New Directions program, which helps 18-24-year-old adults transition out of the system. Upon joining the New Directions program, Webb said Program Manager Linda Sullivan provided her with stability and the opportunity to feel loved by someone. Sullivan has been the program manager of New Directions for the last four and a half years.

“She (Webb) was one of those kids who was a lot more mature,” Sullivan said. Sullivan supported Webb through the program and watched her transition from a frustrated teenager to a stable, employed adult who now manages a group home for girls in Oceanside. Webb hopes to finish school and become a probation officer for juveniles. Webb’s brother, Thomas, also completed the New Directions program, and is currently working at the group home he was raised in.The siblings’ bond has remained strong throughout their periods of separation and struggle. “When Thomas came into our program, she (Webb) was like a mother hen,” Sullivan said. While playing basketball at Palomar, Webb met her girlfriend, Tory Morrisette. Morrisette is a site director for the Boys and Girls club in San Marcos. The couple have two dogs and regularly enjoy taking them to the beach. They hope to marry someday. Morrissette is impressed by her partner’s continued dedication to foster youth. “I’m really proud of her for keeping her priorities for the girls,” Morrissette said. For more information about how to donate to Casa de Amparo, please contact Jasmine Shafik, public relations coordinator for Casa de Amparo at jshafik@casadeamparo. org or 760-754-5500.






Controversy linked to racism

CHRIS BULLOCK WOMEN’S SOCCER Oct. 15: San Diego Miramar 7, Palomar 0 Oct. 18: Mt. San Jacinto 2, Palomar 0 Oct. 22: San Diego Mesa 1, Palomar 0 Record: 2-10-2

MEN’S SOCCER Oct. 17: Palomar 3, College of the Desert 1 Oct. 18: San Diego Mesa 5, Palomar 4 Oct. 22: MiraCosta 3, Palomar 1 Record: 1-11-2

WRESTLING Oct. 19: Palomar 42, Team X (All-Stars) 6 Oct. 19: Palomar 19, Cerritos 19 Oct. 23: Palomar 40, Rio Hondo 6 Record: 7-3

FOOTBALL Oct. 12: Cerritos 23, Palomar 10


In a world where racial labels are tossed around like a Caesar salad, the owner of the Washington National Football League (NFL) franchise is catching fire for a term that offends a race known for its history of oppression: the Native Americans. If you pay any attention to sports or even watch a small sliver of news, you’ll know that the owner of the Washington Redskins, Daniel Snyder, is facing enormous tension from the Native Americans and mainstream media for continuing to use the nickname “Redskins.” The term “redskin”, in its original form, was derived from the use of red as a color metaphor for the Native American race after the Europeans colonized the United States. For years, it wasn’t considered a big deal to have a sports team using a Native American nickname (ex. Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Indians are professional sports franchises who still employ these types of names). But in a time where terms such as “nigger” or “wetback” (Hispanic slang) are considered taboo, the “redskin” among other Indian names, is drawing negative remarks from all across the globe. Amongst the groups who take offense to the use of “Redskins” are: the Onieda Indian Nation (who are meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in November to discuss their thoughts on forcing a name change); ESPN Sports Network (who only refer to the team as ‘the Washington football franchise’), and even President Barack Obama. Do I personally find it offensive? As a black

Oct. 26: Fullerton 45, Palomar 20

Oct. 11: Cerritos 16, Palomar 5 Oct. 12: Grossmont 16, Palomar 8

This controversy dates all the way back to the Kennedy administration. The team’s founding owner, George Preston Marshall, was a wellknown racist. Despite pressure from civil rights groups and fans throughout the 1940s and 50s, he outright refused to integrate African American players (or any other races) into his team. It wasn’t until 1961, when Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall threatened federal retribution, that Marshall started to listen. Then, an even bigger obstacle in his way came in the form of a pending civil rights legal motion by the Kennedy administration. This would’ve prevented

WOMEN’S WATERPOLO Oct. 25: Mt. SAC 11, Palomar 9 Oct. 26: Cypress 8, Palomar 7 Oct. 26: Palomar 7, Long Beach City College 1 Record: 14-5

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Oct. 18: San Diego Mesa 3, Palomar 0 Oct. 23: Palomar 3, Cuyamaca 1 Oct. 25: Grossmont 3, Palomar 0 Record: 10-8


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Women’s soccer vs. MiraCosta 3 p.m. @ Minkoff Field

Women’s soccer vs. Imperial Valley 3 p.m. @ Minkoff Field

Men’s soccer vs. San Diego Mesa 3 p.m. @ Minkoff Field

Women’s soccer vs. San wDiego Mesa 1 p.m. @ Minkoff Field

Football vs. Grossmont 6 p.m. @ Escondido High School

Oct. 12: Palomar 12, Los Angeles Valley 3 Record: 6-10

the team from playing in the new D.C. Stadium, which was owned by the Department of Defense, and therefore was government property. In 1962, Marshall finally relented, and in the spring NFL Draft, he drafted Ernie “The Express” Davis with the first overall pick. Later in the draft, he would also select Joe Hernandez and Ron Hatcher. Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy, never played a down in the NFL; he was traded immediately to the Cleveland Browns for Caucasian running back, Bobby Fletcher, who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 22. Hernandez had one catch in 14 games before being released, and Hatcher rode the bench all season. Yet, in the late 1980s, it would be a nearly entirely African American football team (led by quarterback Doug Williams from Grambling State University, a famously all-black school) that lead the team to two Super Bowls in five seasons. While it may not entirely deal with the issue of offending Native Americans, we can plainly see where the root cause comes from. We can also see why, after years of ignoring the issue and just pushing it aside, this team, it’s owner and the NFL must take action and reach a compromise on the name change. It is well known that the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, is Jewish. So you would think he would understand the sensitivity of the issue. Yet, in a May interview with USA Today, he had the following to say: “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER - you can use caps.” If there ever was a time to be offended, then this would be the time. And I believe that now is the time to voice our concerns and make it happen. Let’s see the NFL make a press release with the following: “Ladies and gentlemen, starting with the 2014 season, the Washington Redskins will be changing their name to the (insert non-offensive name here).”


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person, I say no. The name has no sentimental value whatsoever, and honestly, until I started reading all the buzz surrounding this issue, it didn’t cross my mind. Then I looked back at the history of the team, and it started to make sense.

Palomar athletes train hard ARMOND PLACIDE THE TELESCOPE

To stay in top physical form, athletes must dedicate extra time to working out. Palomar teams practice five days a week, including a game or two on the weekend. Somehow players find time in busy schedules to go to the weight room for more. Comet Soccer players Ana Manzo, Angel Hernandez and Women’s Basketball player Andrea Hollins spoke about their workouts. Manzo uses training as a way to keep herself going. “I motivate my self just knowing I’m putting 100 percent into what I’m doing,” Manzo said. Hernandez felt the same way about keeping himself motivated. “I motivate myself just trying to be better than the people I play,” he

said. Hollins got her motivation early on as a child. “I looked up to my brother in basketball. I wanted to do every thing that he did.” As she continued to play, people encouraged her to train and improve her skill. “I was motivated by my coach in high school. I just want to be the best I can be at this sport at this level,” she said. To maintain shape, the athletes have to have a good diet. Hernandez and Manzo don’t eat chips, soda or other junk food before a game. Hernandez said he eats a lot of carbs. Hollins, on the other hand, doesn’t worry about diet as much and says she doesn’t have a certain diet she follows. APLACIDE@THE-TELESCOPE.COM


Monday, November 4, 2013

Comets fall in second half vs. No. 1 ranked Fullerton CLIFF IRELAND THE TELESCOPE

Palomar College football team’s bid to upset the No. 1 team came up half of a game too short recently, losing 45 - 20. Hanging tough in the first half against the Southern California National Division’s No. 1-ranked team, the Comets put on a nightmarish performance in the second half of the Oct. 26 home football game against Fullerton College at Wilson Stadium in Escondido. Being behind 17 – 13 after two quarters, Palomar looked like an entirely different team by giving up three turnovers, attempting a failed fake punt and allowing one blocked punt, which combined, led to 28 points for the Hornets. “We felt pretty good about getting the ball to open the third quarter, but we weren’t able to get anything going and they scored 21 points in the third quarter,” Palomar Coach Joe Early said. The Comets managed only one first down during their opening possession of the second half and that was it until the last seconds of the third quarter. During that same series, Fullerton was able to block Palomar player Juan Soto’s punt, forcing it to only travel for a total of nine yards, giving the Hornets field position in Palomar territory at the 40-yard line. Three plays and 48 seconds later, Fullerton’s Running Back Lavorrie Johnson broke out to the left side and ran for 40 yards for his eighth

Palomar running back Jermaine Carter breaks away from the grasp of Fullerton’s Darius Lewis on a 24 yard kick return on Oct. 26 at Escondido High School. •Stephen Davis/Telescope

touchdown of the year. After a failed fake punt attempt from Palomar on their next possession, Fullerton took over on the Comet’s 34yard line. Once again, three plays later and using only 48 seconds, Fullerton scored another touchdown when Jose Escobar connected with Eli Pleasant for the second time in the right side of the end zone for a touchdown, putting Fullerton on top 31 – 13.

During the next possession, Palomar Quarterback Ryan Lamb fumbled the ball on the Palomar 42 yard line, which lead to yet another touchdown pass from Escobar as he hooked up with Alejando Marenco on a fourth and 1. Escobar finished the day throwing for 221 yards and four touchdowns, and was sacked once. Toward the end of the third quarter, Palomar was able to settle

down and put together a drive that started at their 24-yard line and continued into the fourth quarter. However, after marching all the way down to the Fullerton 13-yard line, the Comets’ momentum was quickly stopped as Lamb’s pass was intercepted by the Hornet’s Austin Steele one yard deep into the end zone. Forcing the Hornets’ to punt, Palomar’s Damon Nolan returned the

punt for 62 yards to the 20-yard line of Fullerton. With the help of a face mask penalty against the Hornet’s, the Comets’ Aaron Mossbarger ran it in for a 4-yard touchdown, bringing the score to 38 – 20. Once again holding the Hornets’ offense and forcing them to punt, Palomar’s offense took the field at their own 24. After picking up the first down, Lamb was once again picked off for his second interception. This time though, Fullerton’s James Nora returned the interception 32 yards for the Hornet’s first interception for a touchdown of the year. After the extra point, the score became 45 – 20. Fullerton College (7–0) came into Palomar as the only undefeated team left in the conference after coming off two close wins against Top 10 opponents in Riverside and Saddleback. On the other hand, Palomar (2 – 5) had lost two in a row, but with a win would have put them at 2 – 1 in the conference with at least a share of second place, instead they fall to 1 – 2. Besides keeping the game close for the first half, the highlight came when Palomar’s Earvin Simmons returned a kickoff of 90 yards down to the Hornets’ five-yard line, leading to a field goal, which brought the score to 17 -10 at the time. “The kids are playing hard, but now we have to decide how to finish the season,” Early said. “We have a tough one up in Saddleback then play Santa Ana and Grossmont.” CIRELAND@THE-TELESCOPE.COM

The Telescope 67.6  

The Telescope Newspaper / Volume 67 / Issue 6 / Nov. 4, 2013 /

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