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Volume 2, Number 1

Tuesday, May 15, 1990

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA 92069

Volume 2, Number 1

FEATURES MAKING WAY FOR THE MILLENNIUM Both Palomar College and local communities are gearing up for the coming of the next millennium.


MODERN MEDIEVALISM Palomar students relive the glorious days of Europe's medieval past through California organization.



ALSO INSIDE ... •TO DAY'S HOMELESS: Two Review editors spend a day on the streets with the local homeless population.

Production Manager Jonathan Young came up with the cover design for this issue of Review magazme.


To go along with the issue's cover story about the coming of the year 2000, Young developed •YEAR IN REVIEW: From football championa futuristic design representing the Palomar ships to clean air concerns, it was a big year at Palomar. College campus. PAGE 19 2

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STAFF Mark Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief Roman Koenig, Magazine Editor Larry Boisjolie, Assistant Editor Jonathan Young, Production Manager Traci Rossman, Copy Editor Alison Lake, Photography Editor Ken Baurmeister, Sports Editor Chris Frazier, Advertising Manager Angela Snedeker, Ad Representative Susan Deacon, Journalism Adviser Donna Cosentino, Photo Adviser

STAFF WRITERS: Amy Alexander, Joanna Demiter, Rich Donovan, Deedee Emde, Cris Fraser, Nikki Gladwin, Kathy Hines, Aaron Hirschorn, Teng Monteyro, Rikki Org, Alex Pisarczyk, Michelle Polino, Nick Sherr, Hank Trichka, Karen Troxell, and Laura W oolfrey. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Phil Garcia, John Tucker, Eric Jordan, and Patrick Walter.

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS: Neil Bruington, Director Elizabeth Pinter, Instructor Anita Spare, Instructor Letty Brewster, Technician Jill LaGrange, I1-inter Gary Hancock, Press Operator

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Ground breaking ceremonies were held for the new Cal State San Marcos on Feb. 23. It is expected to have a profound effect on future growth both here and locally.

Preparing for the year 2000 ROMAN KOENIG/Review Editor The last decade of the 20th century has finally begun, and people all over the world are gearing up as the doorway to the 21st century opens. Since the beginning of the year phenomenal events have occurred, signifying a change in the way the world community is thinking about humanity. Oppression has given way to freedom. In Germany, the Berlin Wall has become a bridge of freedom, and the unification of East and West is close to reality. Nelson Mandela is now a free man, ready and willing to transform South Africa into a free nation for all. More and more people are also coming to the realization that the earth must be free as well: free from the damage which we have caused because of our pursuit to dominate the planet for our own betterment. On April 22, people came together to show that it is up to the human race to correct its mistakes. Earth Day 1990 signified this need. The Hubble Space Telescope will give scientists an unparalleled view of the universe. Jonas Salk, father of the polio vaccine, is working on a vaccine for AIDS, and has volunteered to take the vaccine to test its merits. These examples have two things in common. First, they show the endurance

of the human spirit. None of these accomplishments would have come about without people's willingness to take the risks to ensure a better future. Second, they all serve as the walkway to a brighter future in the 21st century. Local communities here in San Diego County are preparing for another decade of unprecedented growth. The Los Angeles Times reported that the city of San Marcos is projected to have a 130 percent growth increase this decade, due, in large, to the new California State University campus scheduled to open soon. With these figures, Palomar College must also make plans for its future. More satellite campuses and main campus expansions are in the works. Area cities are preparing for more growth through community planning. Curb-side recycling programs have been implemented to reduce the load of waste flowing into area garbage dumps. This edition of Review will give you, the reader, insight into what the college and local communities are doing to prepare for the year 2000 in a special section called "Making Way for the Millennium." Included will be a feature about the college's Vision 2000 Task Force, as well as an interview with Dr. George Boggs, Palomar superintendent/ president, on what the future holds for education.



DRS,. -rHE BES-r Best party: The Biosphere Club's Earth Day celebration on April 18. Best lip service: Palomar's first Lip-sync contest. Best addition: The opening of the Escondido satellite center in January. Best bunch: The Speech Team won 15 awards including first place sweepstakes at the Raisin Invitational at Fresno. Best ability: Disabled skiing and camping trips. "If I can do this, I can do anything." Best bell: The addition of phone-in registration. Best footwork: Palomar's football team won the Hall of Fame Bowl. Best shot: The Photography Department won first place in a national competition sponsored by Beseler/AGFA. Best ecology: The starting of a recycling program at Palomar. Best ball: The women's softball team won the state championship last year and is in first place right now.

Best silent treatment: The addition of the new quiet study room to the Student Union. Best "merry old time:" Palomar's production of "The Merry Widow." Best special: The cafeteria's tamale pie. Best video library: The purchasing of all 38 of Shakespeare's plays from the BBC by the library. Best art: The quality of the exhibtts at the Boehm Gall-ery this year. 4

-rHE WORS-r Worst representation: The lack of non-white representation on Palomar's administration and board. Worst color: The creation of "Pinkwood City" by painting the brown wood portable buildings adobe pink. Worst move: The ASG's attempt at expanding into the Student Information Center. Worst tone: The piped-in music in the cafeteria. Worst spirit: The lack of participation during Comet Week last fall. Worst vote: The low voter turn-out for ASG officer elections.

Worst censorship: The ASG bringing The Telescope to the Publications Board because of a "fishy" article. Worst wait: Waiting for the much-needed bookstore renovation to begin. Worst traffic: The dangerously high amount of accidents in front of the school involving students. Worst decay: The unkept state of the Arboretum. Worst conflict: Nightclub owner Stony Mitich's spat with June Rady and Palomar College. Worst connection: Even with the addition of new telephone trunk lines, it's still hard to make a connection from an outside line. Worst location: Palomar can't even hold it's own football games due to the lack of good stadium bleach ers. Instead, they have to play games at the local high school.. REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15,1990



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Making Way â&#x20AC;˘ for the Millen n1um As the last decade of the 20th century begins, Palomar College and surrounding communities prepare for the coming of the year 2000. KAREN TROXELL/Review StaffWriter alomar College has a Vision Task Force committee, which is envisioning the future of the college over the next 15 years. The committee, which started in Nov. 1989., is made up of faculty and staff members, and an Associated Student Government member. "We are planning for the future," said Bob Barr, a committee member. The task force is working towards changing the school to accommodate the students, the community, and the state laws. According to Barr, the committee reads reports from the state legislature, and from the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, to help create a vision of what will be needed in the future. "You have to imagine being different before you can become different," said Barr, "and it can't be done in just one or two years." The Vision Task Force is a one-year plan. At the end of this semester, the committee will tum in its proposal. If it is approved next year, it will become a plan for the Master Planning Committees. "We want a vision that has some teeth in it, something that says, 'we'll go here instead of there,"' said Barr. "In my opinion, a lot of schools don't succeed in their future visions." The committee had a one-day retreat that lasted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. "We talked about our ideas for nine hours straight, even through lunch, and everyone left the meeting feeling very productive," said Barr. "Harry Sachs, an ASG Senator, has been a tremendous help to the committee. He surveyed students, and analyzed the survey, doing an excellent job," he added. "We want to have a college that empowers people to learn," Barr continued. "Even if we don't produce a document that is approved, it will still bring out some good, because so many ideas have come out of it." Along with the Vision Task Force, the college has a five-year plan in effect now. Many improvements have already been



started and some completed. Some plans in the works include satellite centers in Poway and Escondido, a mobile comprehensive learning laboratory to serve the educational centers, an automated student identification system, changing "Redwood City" to a single building, ATM machines on campus, and many building improvements. The Escondido satellite campus opened in January. A total of 2100 students registered at the Escondido site, relieving some of the congestion at the main campus. Some satellite campuses want typing and computer classes, but the cost to furnish all the equipment for the classes would be very high. The college wants to have mobile units that can be moved from one campus to the next, so that all campuses will have an opportunity to give these courses. In order to make registration, buying books, and adding and dropping classes easier, the college has a proposed plan for an Automated Student Identification System. The students will have a card that is a lot like a credit card, with a metallic strip to run through a machine for J.D. There will also be a fee for the card. New phone lines to accommodate 408 more calls a day have been added to the phone system. This should help the overload of phones during the registration periods. The campus area called "Redwood City" is in the five-year plan for a 88,000-square-foot instructional building. The mobile classrooms will be moved somewhere else on campus, and a three story building will take their place. The projected cost for this improvement is $14.2 million. Many other improvements are being planned for the campus facilities in the next five years, along with the 15-year Vision Task Force plans, which will serve as template for Palomar to use in preparing for the year 2000.G REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15, 1990

T Superintendent/President Boggs talks about the future LARRY BOISJOLIE!Assistant Editor What is Palomar doing to prepare for the future? DR. GEORGE BOGGS: "We've organized a vision task force this year which is trying to create a vision statement for the next fifteen years. Trying to envision where we will be in the future is not an easy task. Fifteen years ago people probably could not have envisioned that we would be the institution we are today; that we'd have nearly 25,000 students and prograrr in Escondido. It's hard to look fifteen years down the road, but we've had the group working on that." What are the objectives of the vision task force? "We want to come up with environmental planning assumptions and what we think the future's going to look like outside of the college. From the work of the vision task force, next year, various strategic planning commiuccs will start their work. We'll decide what programs to offer in the future and what the impact will be on staff, facilities, student services and the budget. We're trying to get the institution to focus more on planning. In the past we've had to be reactive to things." Does the planning take into account Cal State University San Marcos? "That's part of it. We have to coordinate very well with the university." How do you feel CSUSM is going to affect Palomar in the next 10 years? "I feel it will strengthen our college. I know some people are worried about competition for students and programs, but my analogy is Restaurant Row in San Marcos. "You could say that those restaurants compete against one another, in my opinion they attract more business. If you've ever been there around noon, it's hard to find a parking place. I think they attract more business than if there were just one restaurant there. I think in that same way, San Marcos is going to become a center for higher education, it's going to attract people. I see a sense of collaboration between CSUSM, Palomar and to some extent MiraCosta." What are some of the things in store for Palomar in the next 10 years? "There are a couple of major themes REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15, 1990

coming out of the vision task force that relate to this. We want to see our college become an innovative college. We want people to take risks and try new things instructionally as well as support-wise. We want to look at different ways of delivering instruction maybe different formats than just the traditional semester format. We want teachers to experiment and try new things. "We want the college to become more entrepreneurial. Right now we're very dependent upon state funds which come to

"I think we're on the cuLLing edge. There arc other community colleges that have done similar kinds of things. There arcn'ttoo many community colleges thinking that way yet. We need to remove some of these financial barriers and figure out other ways to get money for the college." You've said in the past that Governor Deukmejian has not been helpful in the advancement of the community college system. Is that still true today? "I don't think Dcukmcjian has been a


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Superintendent/President Dr. George Boggs presented future imporovements to Palomar College at a Telescope press conference last September. MARK llOI'KINS!Ediror-in-Chief us at the whim of the state legislature and governor. We're always going to be somewhat dependent on that but we want to become less dependent and find other ways to make things happen. "We're working on a program with the city of San Marcos where they would build facilities on campus that would be a combination college-community facilities. We're thinking about using redevelopment funds from San Marcos and maybe from Escondido to build another instructional building on the Palomar campus. "We're also looking at cooperative ventures between local businesses and Palomar." Is this attitude of cooperation indicative of attitudes in other community colleges?

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friend to education and in particular to community colleges. He has done better for us in the past few years, however. Overall we sustained damage during this administration. This is not to say that Governor Brown helped much. "The Reform Act got us some support. The feeling toward community colleges in the legislature is more positive now than ever before." What are the major problems facing community colleges in the next decade? "One of the major problems is the lack of status given to educators. The pay given to teachers still isn't up with the times. This is one reason why most completing students don't go into the field of education. We need to do something about the status of educators in this country." 7

â&#x20AC;˘ Microscopy class gives students future career options JOANNA DEMITER!Review Staff Writer We see our world life-size from day to day. Many times, we can forget about the minute particles tiTat we're made ofcells. Thanks to the UCSD School of Medicine, which donated an electron microscope to Palomar's Life Sciences department last year, the college now offers students a chance to see objects magnified 400,000 times. Last semester, a class entitled Electron Microscopy was offered for the first time at Palomar. The instructor for the class, Associate Professor Lisa Nelson, says that the students learned to dissect and section specimens, how to use the microscope, and how to take pictures of the specimens and develop the film. "Palomar is lucky to have the microscope," Nelson said." The only other California junior college I know of that offers a class in electron microscopy is San Joaquin Delta College. Here at Palomar, students can get the same microscope training that graduate students get at universities, only for a lot less money." The students who attend the class have already taken classes in biology, have studied cell structure, and are ready to further their research and gain experience in using a technologically advanced microscope. The class gives students a head start in cell biology research, and offers them the opportunity to design their own projects. The project provides them with the opportunity to practice what they have learned. The Electron Microscopy students differ from each other considerably in their educational backgrounds and goals, says Nelson. In the last class held, a physics major, zoo keeper and medical student attended. The purpose of the class is to give the students an opportunity to see the cells 8

Top: Palomar students Misba Siddiqui (left) and John McChesney (right) survey a specimen on the electron microscope. Right: This electron micrograph of a mouse's tongue is remarkably similar to that of a human. PIUL GARCIA/Review Photographer

that they have been studying about in many other biology classes, and learn about the electron microscope in depth . The class also gives students an opportunity to see if microscopy is a good occupational field for them. For the students who know that they enjoy working on a microscope and doing research before taking the class, they are able to gain the experience needed to. do research for their degrees at a major university. According to Nelson, the students are tested on the optical physics involved with

using the microscope, as well as their technical abilities. "The class is not difficult in terms of concepts, but it requires a lot of time to learn techniques and how to use the equipment," explained Nelson. By this coming fall, Nelson expects that the class will grow to about 20 students. ''I'm looking forward to next semester's class because it will be offered to more students," she concluded. "I expect that the class will be just as challenging as it was last time."


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ALEX PISARCZYK/Review StaffWriter Palomar has gotten things going, environmentally, this spring semester with much help from the Biosphere Club, and according to Keith Battle, president of the organization, this semester was just a building block for the future . Laying down a foundation for the future is what Battle wanted. He feels that one of his club's major accomplishments was "Educating the students, because there was a lot of ignorance." The club started out small, but was well recognized over time as a major development. By the later part of the semester, the club's rate of expansion rapidly grew. Memership soared. "In an indirect way, there are 250 members," said Battle, meaning that certain organizations not on campus are being signed up to help out. The club's future won't involve Battle. He is moving on to Santa Barbara to participate in a Saturation diving program at the city college there. He plans to start another club there, or participate in one if they already have such an organization. Battle says Palomar must "keep the club here, and keep it growing." The Earth Day event, made possible by Biosphere Club and the Inter-Club Council, consisted of many booths selling clothing, food, stickers, posters, and jewlery. Drums of Fire, and the Primal Pulse Dancers also performed. They are a

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group of kongo players and exotic dancers from Encinitas. The Biosphere Club also brought recycling bins to the campus, which will be "in full swing next semester," according to Battle. Phil Baum, faculty adviser for the club is very happy with the club's sucsess. ''I'm here to support them, encourage, and enpower them," he said, "leaving it up

to Keith and the students to keep the high standards that were set." He feels that it is important to let the students keep the club going by themselves. As for the future of the club's leadership, a new member has to be appointed by Battle, and Baum feels that, with Battle's success this semester, the desicion will be well chosen.

Top: With the help of the Biosphere Club, bins of paper destined for the landfill area thing of the past. Recycling bins are now in use thanks to the club's efforts. Left: Palomar College's Earth Day celebration on April 18 was co-sponsored by the Biosphere Club. Pictured here are the Drums of Fire and Primal Pulse Dancers, one of the most popular events of the day. ROMAN KOENIG/Review Editor


AMY ALEXANDER/Review Staff Writer The clash of armor as men march into battle. The shout of a herald as he cries the news in the street. The swish oflong skirts as ladies peruse the wares on merchant's row. These images, seemingly from the past, have not been left behind as one might think. The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an organization of people who's dream it is to keep the past alive. The organization is open to anyone who is interested. Palomar student Glen Claybaugh has been involved in the SCA for almost four years, and encourages newcomers to get involved. One way to do this is to attend "fighter practices." "There are always people there who can turn you on to whatever you're interested

'As soon as you get there, everything changes. The outside world doesn't exist anymore.' Scott Elsasser, SCA member

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in," says Claybaugh. "If you want to learn medieval costuming, there's someone who can show you. If you are interested in medieval cooking there's someone there." SCA does not just center around medieval fighting. The group delves into the arts and sciences of the past, as well. Competitions, as well as workshops, in these areas are offered. The SCA has broken up the United States into various kingdoms. Within these are smaller groups called baronies, cantons and shires, as well as households, war bands and clans. Throughout the year, various kingdoms and baronies sponsor wars and tournaments. When the SCA gets together for a war, kingdoms generally fight one another. For example, California is included in the kingdom of Caid. When Caid hosts a war, they will fight the Kingdom of Atenveldt, which includes the state of Arizona. Most war bands and clans fight for their kingdoms. However, there are some mercenary groups in the SCA who can be bought, bribed or blackmailed into fighting for either side. Wars are usually hosted on three-day weekends, where SCA members and, anyone else who is interested, can escape into the past. There are no phones ringing, no television sets or radios. Portable ghetto REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15, 1990

blasters only play music from the Renaissance period. "The first time someone goes to war they expect... to be able to wear tennis shoes ... all the comforts of home," says SCA member Scott Elsasser. "As soon as you get there, everything changes. The outside world doesn't exist anymore." Ike Fifield, a previous Palomar student and member of the SCA, commented about returning to the "real world". "It's heartbreaking." he explains. "You just want to stay there and sit by the campfire all day and all night." At night, campfires are lit at various encampments, and the revels begin. Gentlefolk generally wander from camp to camp with a tankard of ale and a story to tell, or a song to sing. The SCA attracts quite a few bards (people who sing or tell stories by profession). Fifield, a musician, explains, "It gives me a chance to express my music, ideas, and stories at a place where I know I won't be criticized. "People always love a bard," he continues. "Going to war is just a whole lot of fun. You get the chance to meet people from lots of places and exchange stories. The feeling is very communal." "It's like going to summer camp for a week end," Claybaugh explains. "There's so much going on. It's really colorful. It's like going to Disneyland, but cheaper." Along with wars, there are also tournaments. A tournament is similar to a little war, but with a few differences. Generally, a barony will sponsor a one-day tournament, and invite

people to come via a local newsletter or flyer. People will bring picnic lunches. Some even set up their own pavilions. There is a fighting area, called an eric, set up for battles. Games and contests also go on throughout the day. There is an opening and closing court where announcements are made to the populace and drawings are held for prizes. Sometimes, there is also a revel, or feast, held in a rented hall near the tournament site, after the day's festivities. Most people who attend these functions are members of the SCA. However, many are not. One is never excluded from wars,

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tournaments or revels if they are not paid members of the organization. The only requirement is that one be prepared to have fun. "You've got to be kind of an extrovert to have fun," says Claybaugh, "because you are walking around in 'funny' clothes, and people always ask you if you are in a play." Having period costumes, or "garb," is not required, but many people find it to be one of the most enjoyable parts about the SCA. "Being able to dress and act as another character has always appealed to people," Elsasser explains. "It gives people the opportunity to be a little more dramatic." The SCA encourages members to come up with their own personas. To do this, members look through history books for a nationality they like, or a time period with clothes, art or culture that appeals to them. They will then choose a name, and make up a history for themselves. The time periods represented in the SCA range from 600 to 1600 A.D. Explains Elsasser, "Period clothes enhance the mood. It's easier to act and speak the period if you look the part." "Honor takes on a whole new meaning in the SCA," says Fifield. "It's not just thinking about it, it's actually doing it." "Chivalry is not dead yet," concludes Elsasser. "Least of all in the SCA."4D

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By LARRY BOISJOLIE and JONATHAN YOUNG/Review Staff "Hey man, what's with the notepad?" "We're working on a story for the college magazine. Do you have a few moments, maybe we can talk." The man starts to walk away. I pull out a cigarette and his eyes light up. I offer him a smoke and a light. "What you want to talk about," he asked. And so the interviews begin outside of the Faith and Love Soup Kitchen in Vista. We are two reporters carrying notepads and smelling of deodorant and scented soap. They are the homeless, carrying their bedrolls and smelling of rejection and desperation. To most of the people taking meals at the soup kitchen, survival is a four-letter word. Many see the operation as their only chance to obtain food and fmd sympathetic company. They transcend the traditional social barriers of race, age and sex. They come alone or with their families to find a hot meal and a way out of their predicaments. "In order to just get into an apartment, you need $600 deposit and $600 for the first month's rent," says Bob, a homeless man who lives with his wife Judy in their red Dodge. "Most of us will never be able to gather that much money," adds Judy. Four years ago Bob was a student at Palomar studying philosophy, until a foot injury left him hospitalized for23 months. The injury financially crippled the couple and left them without a home. Now they sleep wherever they can find parking in North County. But Bob and Judy say finding a place to sleep is difficult due to a unsympathetic community. "To most of the people the homeless are 'scum,"' complains Judy. "We're just trying to live." According to Bob, the biggest mistreator of the homeless are the county's police forces. He says that law enforcement agencies treat all the homeless like drunken derelicts. "The Escondido cops are cowboys," he claims. ''They don't like the homeless." Ernie, who travels with her husband Tim, says that most of the people at the Vista soup kitchen came from Oceanside. "About 80 percent are from Oceanside because the cops have run them out. Where do you want us," she asks nobody in particular. "We'll abide by the rules but we just don't want the

hassle." Suzie complains about police harassment to a man carrying a dirty blanket and a worn sweater. Her bicycle is packed with all her worldly belongings and she watches it protectively as she goes back for another muffin. An elderly man walks out of the kitchen with two hand-rolled cigarettes in his hand. A young man who gave him the cigarettes offers him some advice. "Don't let the alcohol get the better of you man," he says. The older man walks away from the church building that houses the soup kitchen. He finds an isolated stretch of wall and pulls out a brown paper bag. "I'm just too old to get out of this," he says while lifting the bag to his Jips. Inside the dining area, Richard Walters, the organization's substance abuse coordinator, pleas with some of the guests to stop drinking. "We've had a problem with people drinking on church property. We've had people coming in here drunk ... you've got to help me with this." Bob and Judy say their battles with the bottle are over. Bob says that the three liters of vodka a day habit didn't help him overcome his problems. Judy claims that it is the few drunkards among their numbers that give the homeless a bad name. "We get blamed for everything that happens in Vista," says Judy. " ... whether we deserve it or not. We have a bad enough time without people messing things up." Ernie says that the majority of the homeless do not drink. But it is the nondrinkers who vehemently protest alcoholism among the street people. "We holler the loudest because we don't drink," she says. Suzie returns from the kitchen with a muffin and wrestles with her bike. Her gaunt body has trouble holding up the encumbered vehicle. Bob and Judy say that the majority of these people are left without a home unwillingly. But some, they say, choose the difficult lifestyle. "Some people want to be homeless,"Bob comments. "They don't care about life ... they don't care about anything." It is these people who tum to the bottle says Walters. "Alcohol and drugs are their world. They don't mind the lifestyle if they can get them." Others in the group imply that those who REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15, 1990

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choose life on the streets may not be mentally balanced. "Some of these people need to be locked LIP. some are just plain crazy," says Tim. Nearby a group of spectators gathers around a man and his puppy. The children giggle as they play with the animal. "Someone offered me $200 for him yesterday," he boasts. "But I couldn't let him go." Some of the spectators look on amazed by the man's refusal of the offer. Others understand the need for companionship. To many the streets offer loneliness along with despair. J.R. is one man who finds his appetite for company and conversation satisfied at the

soup kitchen. He approaches Jay, a tall man wearing a blue knit cap with a bright orange tass Ie. "Where you get the hat man," asks J.R. "You like it?" "Yeah man, it's a fine hat." The conversation continues for a few minutes and focuses primarily on street fashion. It ends when J.R. spots another man sporting a hat. " Where you get that hat man ... " Suzie has managed to get the bike moving after great effort. She rolls slowly down the street, the vehicle rocking beneath the unbalanced load, its tires searching the pavement for a place to rest ... a place to call home. f)


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Like a travelling medicine show, it moves about town giving healing elixirs to those in need, but the Faith and Love Soup Kitchen does not pass around bottles of snake oil to cure the pains of humanity, it gives food to cure the pangs of hunger. The Faith and Love Soup Kitchen started its mission in July of 1986 when it opened its doors to 27 homeless people on the first day of operation. By December of 1987 it was serving nearly 50 each day. Now on an average day the kitchen dishes out food to between 85 and 100 needy people. "The Soup Kitchen is our only salvation," said Ernie, who has been without a home for about four months. "We're good people, but if the soup kitchen wasn't here we would go into the stores. We would shoplift because we have to eat ... Some do (shoplift) now." Depending upon donations and volun-

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teers, it may seem that their travels may be rough at times, but Soup Kitchen Director Janet Sucro has little trouble finding donors. She receives donations from severallo~ cal supermarkets, vending suppliers, local churches and other sources. With their help and volunteers from surrounding churches, Sucro is able to serve a well-balanced meal to those who bide for the service. Sucro expressed her appreciation to those who donate supplies. 'T m very proud of the people who run those places." In most cases, small portions of the food have beendamagedoroutdated. On Fridays, local vendors donate sandwiches and desserts that might not last the weekend. "Somebody's going to buy that food," said Sucro, "so they want it to be perfect." For her needs, Sucro doesn't need perfection. The bad and spoiled parts are removed from the food and it is checked thoroughly before being served. Judy and Bob, a homeless couple that visits the soup kitchen, understand the process in acquiring food, but still are careful about what they eat. "Sometimes they (the sandwiches) can be bad and old," Judy commented. But Bob explained what he considers a fool-proofplan to ensure bad food. "Let the cats taste them first." On one Saturday, the kitchen served a chicken casserole, beans, salad and strawberries with whipped cream for dessert.lced tea, punch and coffee were served as beverages. The sandwiches supplied by the vendors are not part of the hot meal served to the luncheon guests. They are distributed after the Saturday and Sunday lunches to provide evening sustenance. Sucro said it wasn't until last August that the Soup Kitchen was able to go seven days a week. The operation went from one day a week in 1986 to four days in December of 1987. The remainder of the days of the week were added in the meantime until the seventh was added in August. Due to a lack of permanent facilities, the soup kitchen moves through Vista from church to church. Currently, six different Vista churches donate their kitchens and dining facilities once a week on a regular ..... schedule. The Community Church of Vista hosts the kitchen for two meals; Sunday brunch and Thursday dinner. Providing food for the needy is not the only mission of the Faith and Love Soup

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Bruce Boggio loves a good challenge CRIS FRASER/ Review Staf!Wtiter Bruce Boggio loves to face a good challenge, whether it be opening his own pre-school, owning a pizza parlor, kayaking, or partaking in his weekly regimen of doing laps around the college track in his wheelchair. He wants to do it all, and has done just about everything. He owned a pre-school for three years; he returned to school; he participated in wheelchair racing twice, and now weightlifts and kayaks. Boggio was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident involving a power take-off machine in Illinois ten years ago. Boggio said he went through a painful and frustrating "denial period" for five years. "Anyone who has been in a major accident like mine knows that it feels like a death of a loved one,"he said. "The former you is dead, and you have to rebuild a new one." Boggio reached a point in his life where he realized that life must ultimately go on. "Being in this chair gave me a lot of time to actually think about so many things," Boggio continued. "One day, it just dawned on me- I've got to go on. "I then decided that I was responsible for me and my own happiness. It's not my accident, not my parents, not my financial status. It's not anything else, or 18

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Bruce Boggio enjoys doing a variety of activities. anyone else. I'm responsible. Upon this realization, he began to plan for the future, and asked himself what he wanted to do, and where he wanted to go, in life. "I just took off," he said. It was time to take on the world and conquer new challenges. Boggio confessed that he gets bored easily, so off he went trying new things, one after the other. Boggio's rebuilding process brought him to California, where he worked with children for six years. Later, he bought an old,

run down building in Oceanside, fixed it up, and turned it into a successful pre-school. "In one sense, I bought it to rebuild it," Boggio explained. "It was a dive when I bought it, but I saw the potential. There was a challenge." He ran the pre-school for six years, and enjoyed every minute of it. "That was my baby," said Boggio. "And I love working with kids. Kids are great." After six years, Boggio sold the pre-school in order to return

to school. Besides attending Palomar College, Boggio devotes an hour a day to the body. He enjoys weight training, wheelchair"running" and kayaking. Kayaking is a way for Boggio to escape from the fast-paced, California lifestyle. "I no longer compare the old self to the new," Boggio explained. "It's two completely different people and there are no similarities at all." Boggio said he is a "changed man." "I like who I am now so much betterthan I did thenJt's notthat I didn't like myself then," he said. "I simply didn 'thaveanything to compare it to. Now, I've got a chance to compare it to something else. The key is that I've got a second chance at life." He used to sec the wheelchair neither as an enemy nor as a friend. That has changed, however. "When I look at the alternative, which is crawling, compared to using this chair, this is okay," said Boggio. "This is a pretty nice vehicle, actually- when you consider. What else am I going to do?" Boggio continues to explore new experiences and challenges, putting forth all the energy he can muster up. He is currently "free-flowing for knowledge" at Palomar. "I take classes that I find interesting, and I let the classes direct where I go." Boggio plans to major in one of the sciences: either psychology, biology or anthropology. "Then, next," Boggio said, ''I'm going to go out and own a pizza joint." REVIEW: Tuesday, May IS, 1990

The academic school year has brought both good and bad. The fall semester said goodbye to the 80s; the spring semester welcomed the 90s. Here, those events that made headlines at Palomar College are highlighted.





Teachers and administrators clashed over a controversial decision made by the Governing Board awarding a stipend to coaches for their extra-curricularwork. Professors argued that the $45 ,000 allocated to the athletic department for compensation of work outside the classroom was not reasonable. The decision, made just before the start of the fall semester, took into consideration four proposals made by different college committees Not all the groups agreed with the final vote, thus splitting the administration and staff. However, President/Superintendent George Boggs said, "I hope there is enough respect to have disagreements and when the decision is made, we can goon. Ifyoudon'thaverespect, it's difficult to get back together .... "

Local toxic emitter Signet Armorlite revealed a $1.5 million cleanup project in February to significantly reduce emissions from their San Marcos plant by 92 percent over a four-year period. The eyeglass lens manufacturer, located about a quarter-mile from Palomar, was cited last April in a report by the Environmental Protection Agency as the top toxic emitter in San Diego County. In September, college officials becarne concerned over the plant's emissions and asked the county's Air Pollution Control District to run a health risk assessment test on the manufacturer. Even though the tests revealed no significant health risk to students, Signet Armorlite proceeded with a program to drastically reduce emissions. "We're doing this for our neighbors as well as ow: employees and families," said Signet President Richard Carter.

STAFF RECEIVE RAISE Three different employee groups received raises in the last year. The certified staff and administration association in mid-July received a six percent raise as a result of increased state funding. A six percent raise was also approved by the classified employeed union, CCE/AFf, in November.

MEDIA CAMPUS RADIO STATION ROCKS TO NEW NAME Neo-99 became the new call letters for Palomar's radio station, formerly known as KKSM. Along with the new name, the station introduced anew format, whichplaysamixtureofhardrock, contempory hits, new rock and rap. "My goals were to increase listenership and to sound more professional," said Kevin Fry, N eo99 program director.

EDUCATIONAL TV GOES LIVE Students in Palomar's RTV class had the chance to write, produce, direct, and achor a live news report throught Educational Television in a class that is offered every two years. The show aired March 12 through May 21. REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15, 1990

NEW UNIVERSITY BECOMES PALOMAR'S NEIGHBOR Groundbreaking for The California State University at San Marcos occurred Feb. 23 at the college's new site. On hand for the ceremony was California state senator William Craven. The campus, which will be the twentieth in the CSU system, was approved by Governor George

Deukmejian in September. Palomar College officials hope the new university will stimulate positive growth at the main San Marcos campus. The life sciences department at Palomar is currently working on an articulation program between the two schools. The new university is expected to open its doors to students in the fall of 1990.




After breaking a summer enrollment 1990popul~tio~r6c1ceti~gtoovdf24.obo, record with 10,910 students, Palomar's .·. Herman tee, director of admissions, student population continued to rise to . attributes· the l-ise i.I1 .en;ohillclltto· tile < new heights during the fall and spring < rising ·pop1.1lation} of tll~ stirrolll"lding ( semesters. communi~es·andkgro\\lingpopulariry in / Enrollment dudng the fall of 1989 . purslling highereduciltic)namgngArr}er~ > topped 23,000 st~dents with the spring ic~'~youth; / .... , . . .•••.. > 19

TRAFFIC TROUBLES ACCIDENTS & PARKING Although Palomar had a rash of traffic accidents this year, some steps were taken to alleviate the trouble with traffic. The proposed addition of a new bus transit center highlighted the year. When the center is completed, it will alleviate two current problems, parking and safety for bus riders. Currently, students using the east-bound bus need to cross Mission Avenue to gain access to the campus. The center is is designed to also provide some relief of Palomar's current parking problem. A parking lot next to transit center, to be constructed at the front of the campus, as well as



the enlargment student parking Lot 9 is also in the works. Traffic accidents were more common this year with over three accidents occurring in the front of the campus. Student Danny Patrick ended up running into the college's sign at the main entrance. He was following advice, "Just follow the directions on how to get there and you 'II run right into it." Accidents were not limited to the ground. A pilot used Lot 12 one Saturday for a site to crashland her airplane, which suffered engine failure. No serious injuries were incurred in any of the campus accidents.



ADMINISTRATORS BATTLE INSTRUCTOR OVER RELICS With a ruling by a Superior Court judge, college officials won a decisive victory February 10 in the battle over a collection of Indian artifacts taken from Palomar by a former instructor. Judge Raymond Zvetina ruled in a preliminary injuction hearing that the artifacts, estimated by college officials to be worth $100,00, be returned to the campus. Zvetina also will allow part-time instructor, Leslie Quintero, access to the artifacts on a supervised basis. The injunction hearing docs not settle the issue of where the artifacts will ultimately rest, only where they will beheld during a civil lawsuit between Palomar's Governing Board, Quintero and landowner Donald Sullins. The collection, which consists of 600-yearold remnants of a Luiseno Indian tribe, was acquired over an eight-year period by Quintero and her students from a site north of Escondido. "We are happy and relieved by the judge's decision," said Superintendent-President Dr. George Boggs. "It's too bad we had to spend money to get them (the artifacts) back." ....

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ESCONDIDO CENTER OPENS Palomar's new Escondido Satellite Center opened to over2,000 students on Jan. 22,helping to alleviate overcrowding conditions at the main campus. In a move that has been called "probably the boldest thing the college has ever done," the center is housed in the former site of the Ardan department store with 27 classrooms and offices

and offers 110 classes. It is the first ever satellite to offer both day and evening classes. According to the center's assistant director, June Rady, the new satellite center one step in bringing higher education to local communities. The center's opening stirred conflict with local nightclub owner, Stony Mitich, who accuses the college of forcing his nightclub, After Dark, to close its doors .

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASG URGES ·PASSAGE OF EASY-TRANSFER BILL Associated Student Government Senators Harry Sachs and Norman Plotkin met with 74th District Assemblyman Robert Frazee, R -Carlsbad, on Jan. 19 and presented 525 signed postcards from students in favor of Senate Bill507. Among other things, SB507 would provide the 107 California community colleges an articulation agreement with at least three of the nine public Universities of California and five California State University campuses. According to Sachs, "The articulation agreement would provide students with a guarantee of


As AIDS awareness P?Sters continue to go up around campus, so do the condom sales at Palomar's Student Health Services. Condom sales more than doubled since Student Health Services began their AIDS awareness poster campaign in June of 1989. Since then, Student Health SeJ"Vices sold 290 condoms. In the 15 months prior to that, only 113 condoms were sold. · Starting in April of 1988, Student I• Health Services has made available condoms at the priceof12 for$1. From that time until the end of the spring 88 semester, 25 condoms were sold, seven to females and 18 to males.

admission and cut out needless guesswork."

ASG TAKES NEWSPAPER TO PUBLICATION BOARD After reading a March 2 article in The Telescope entitled "ASG charged with by-law violations," Associated Student Government of!icials charged the publication with printing "sensationalized fiction" and called for a Student Publications Board meeting to discuss the article. At the meeting, the ASG pleaded for harmony between the student government and the newspaper. No official action was taken at the meeting which was attended by members of the ASG, The Telescope staff and the publications board.

RING, RING PHONE-IN REGISTRATION Students can now use any touch-tone phone to review their schedule, add classes, and drop classes with the new Phone And Register (PAR) system, which will be available from May 7 to June 1 for currently enrolled students who are planning to take courses this summer. With the system, officials hope to alleviate crowding during registration and facilitate students' access to vital class information.

REVIEW: Tuesday, May IS, 1990


IN REVIEW,,___-__...... KEN BAURMEISTER/Sports Editor Sixteen sports. One department. All contenders. Palomar's athletic program has been able to sustain and reach new heights over the last two semesters. The apex of success is undoubtedly the achievement of the football team. After a rocky start, things started to click. "Our football program had it's finest season ever," said Athletic Director John Woods. The Comets were able to win the Mission Conference (Southern Division) for the first time in 45 years, setting 18 national and school records, and ultimately winning the Hall of Fame Bowl in San Diego's Balboa Stadium. "We play in the Mission Conference, which is, by far, the finest conference in the United States," said Woods. "Westartedout REVIEW: Tuesday, May 15, 1990

slow- and then to come out with a finish like that. It was a good season." The spring sport which Palomar seems unable to losein is women's softball. "Our softball team has been in the top two in the state three out of the last four years," said Woods. "We won it once and they are ranked number one in the state presently." As of press time, the team was undefeated in conference, well on its way to repeat the championship. The wrestlers also did what they do best: win the conference title- for the 11th time. In the state, they placed fourth behind Fresno, Cerritos and Cypress. The women's volleyball team is always competitive. "We are perennial top three in the conference," said Woods. The team ended up eight and four at the season's end.

The men's soccer team season came down to competing for second place, and a crack at the playoffs, butCuyamacaspoiled the party. They defeated Palomar 1-0, forcing them into fourth place, and out of the playoffs. As for the women, Coach Jacques La Douceur was able to bring his squad to within one game of the playoffs. The water polo team matured into a force to be reckoned with in a league of traditional powerhouses. They were seeded seventh in the Southern California Championship, and eventually ranked lOth in the State. They ended up 5-7 in the conference, 15 and 18 overall. "In golf, we are having a good spring," said Woods. Coach Bob Lusky's team just set an individual record for Palomar, scoring 65. "Basketball had a really strong finish. We ended up third in the conference, and made the regional playoffs," Woods continued. The Comets lost a very close match against a very tough Ventura team. "Baseball has been disappointing for Coach Bob Vetter. He has lost some key players, and the shortstop position has plagued them all year long." The Comets have a good chance of closing the season at 500. "Wehaveanoutstandingprogram,"Woods concluded. "Weare very competitive. When we face teams, they know that if they let down, we will get them in just about every sport."



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