The Telescope Newspaper Staff — Spring 2024
Cyndi Cunningham is a journalism major at Palomar, focusing on community and culture. She plans to transfer to Cal State San Marcos next year to pursue her degree in media studies. In her free time, Cyndi can often be found watching anime, gaming, or spending time with her husband and cats.
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Alex Ortega is in his second year at Palomar studying as a journalism major who will transfer to SFSU in the Fall 2024 on his way to becoming a correspondent. He likes to spend his spare time surfing, practicing photography, going to concerts, and traveling.
Yanna Baradin/Co-News Editor
Yanna Baradin is a Communication Major at Palomar College. She is set to graduate this May and hopes to transfer to a four-year university afterwards. This is her second term as a staff member with the Telescope. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, such as boating, swimming, and riding ATVs. But she also loves a great movie or a good book. She also has a broad range of interests, including news, science, technology and art, and she has a passion for traveling to new places.
Rachel Hyman/Social Media Editor
Rachel Hyman is a journalism major in her second year at Palomar. Aside from school, she serves at a restaurant. She enjoys her free time reading, writing, cooking, and doing anything outdoors. She plans to transfer to a Cal State school this fall to pursue her journalism career. One day, she hopes to travel the world covering events.
Josh Miranda/Sports Editor
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Josh Miranda is a film/TV/media major and is in his second year at Palomar. His interests are in writing and photography and intends on transferring to a four-year school. In his spare time, he jams with his friends and takes street photography.
Sofia Alvarez/Arts Editor
Sofia Alvarez is a freshman at Palomar majoring in journalism. She hopes to transfer to either SFSU or SDSU to further pursue her passion where she hopes to later write for big names. In her free time, she likes to spend time outside whether it’s going to the beach or snowboarding, baking, and spending time with people she loves and making good memories.
Victoria Gudmundson/Opinion Editor
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Victoria Gudmundson is a journalism major and ceramics student at Palomar College as a lifetime learner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature at Chapman University and decided to return to school for a different writing experience before pursuing her master’s in creative writing. In her free time, she enjoys all forms of art, reading science fiction, and playing with her dogs.
Monica Garcia/Copy Editor
Monica Garcia is a returning student at Palomar college with an Associates degree in Film/TV and Electronic media now pursuing a Journalism degree for transfer. In her free time from school and work, Monica enjoys anything from diving into a good fiction novel, working out, and learning history and science, to consuming new movies, TV shows, and the latest updates in pop culture.
Calvin Anderson/Staff Writer
Calvin Anderson is a Junior at Palomar College majoring in Journalism. He hopes to transfer to Cal Poly Slo next fall and get a job in public relations. In his spare time, he likes to swim, surf, watch movies and enjoy life.
Selina Barrera/Staff Writer
Selina Barrera is in her first year at Palomar College majoring in Journalism. She hopes to transfer to a four-year university after graduating. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and listening to music.
Lisa Burke/Staff Writer
Lisa Burke is a returning student with the goal of transferring to a four year university. Her interests include journalism, linguistics, and for fun she consumes news and comedy shows about news.
William Dunlap/Staff Writer
William Dunlap is a freshman majoring in journalism at Palomar college,William is working towards a career as a travel writer and is currently working on his first book.william enjoys science and philosophy as well as technology art and history has traveled extensively and seeks to study abroad.
Kaylin Garcia/Staff Writer
Kaylin Garcia is a sophomore at Palomar pursuing Journalism Advertising. She hopes to transfer to SDSU, CSUF, or CSULB and become a sports journalist. In her spare time. she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and trying new food places.
Quinton Hayek/Staff Writer
Quinton Hayek is a Freshman at Palomar studying journalism. He enjoys studying variations of existential philosophy, politics, law, and religion. Understanding what people believe and why they believe it is of great personal interest to him. Representing the importance of understanding one another is a priority of his that he believes can best be done through sharing others stories and opinions.
Johnny Keeling/Staff Writer
Johnny Keeling is a freshman at Palomar. He hopes to transfer to Cal State Monterey Bay to study humanities and journalism. In his spare time, he likes to play guitar and go outside.
Connor Larson/Staff Writer
Connor Larson is a freshman student at Palomar studying journalism. His goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to finish his journalism degree and pursue a sports broadcasting career. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Taylor Leonard/Staff Writer
Taylor Leonard is on her third year at Palomar College with hopes of becoming a sports writer for the San Diego Padres. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends along with watching baseball.
Nicolas Parrott/Staff Writer
Nicolas Parrott is a sophomore at Palomar studying journalism. He hopes to transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall and become a music critic. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, hiking, spending time in nature, and traveling.
Ale Zbinden/Staff Writer
Ale Zbinden is in her first year at Palomar College studying multimedia journalism. She has a deep passion for exploring new subjects and sharing inspirational stories. She is very excited to look forward to pursuing her dream of becoming an effective voice for companies.
Jose Coria/Staff Photographer
Kate Denny/Staff Photographer
Hector Flores/Staff Photographer
Jose Flores/Staff Photographer
Terry Hamilton/Staff Photographer
Tomas Hollis/Staff Photographer
Nick McCutcheon/Staff Photographer
Danny Nunez/Staff Photographer
Hailey Pickett/Staff Photographer
Charles Rambo/Staff Photographer
Maddie Saye /Staff Photographer
- Cyndi Cunningham: Photo courtesy of Cyndi Cunningham. | Used With Permission
- Lisa Burke: Lisa Burke/The Telescope | Used With Permission