The Telescope Newspaper Staff — Spring 2023
Trina is a Journalism and Web Dev student who is passionate about photography, music, travel, and technology. She hopes to transfer to San Francisco State and eventually start a media company that focuses on underground and alternative cultures. In her free time, she likes to shoot local concerts, play with creative software, and watch bugs.
Alex Ortega/News/Opinion Editor
Alex Ortega is in his second semester at Palomar studying as a journalism major with the goal of transferring to SFSU and becoming a correspondent. He likes to spend his spare time surfing, practicing photography, going to concerts, and traveling.
Carina Arenas/Social Media Editor
Carina Arenas is attending Palomar College and is majoring in journalism. She hopes to transfer to a four year university and become a long form documentary correspondent. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, going to the gym, being outdoors, and exploring new places.
Chris Gallegos is a sophomore at Palomar College studying journalism. He looks to transfer to CSUSM in the up coming fall semester. In his free time he loves to go fishing and play sports. Chris’ dream job is to become a sports writer for one of his favorite sports teams.
Cj Arteaga is a 3rd year student at Palomar who is working towards a journalism degree for the future. He likes playing video games and spending time with his family as much as possible.
Lisa Burke loved road trips, concerts, movies and conventions in the before time. She is now learning the tools of journalism to find the truth, but not in a “conspiracy theory” way.
Nicole “Nikki” Castro/Staff Writer
Nicole “Nikki” Castro is a full-time Palomar Freshman majoring in Social Media Marketing with aspirations of becoming a Copywriter and Social Media Manager. On the weekends you can find her creating mixed media art, reading a new book, attending local concerts, or spending time with her rescue baby; a pit mix named Bléu.
Faith Conant is a sophomore at Palomar college and planning to transfer to a four year this fall. She majors in public relations and hopes to find a future career in the entertainment industry. English has been her favorite subject since elementary school. Faith loves to binge watch TV shows when shes not at school or working her part time job.
Cyndi Cunningham is a journalism student at Palomar. She hopes to transfer to Cal State San Marcos and become a journalist with a focus on criminal justice and social justice. In her spare time, she enjoys watching anime and playing video games.
Erica Howell has been attending Palomar College on & off for now 11 years. First, earned her qualifications for Early Child Development. Came back to pursue a Journalism/English which has taken some time due to..life. But now she is here again. Erica loves anything to do with the metaphysical, the occult and the paranormal. In her free time she enjoys watching old, black and white movies, practicing yoga and hanging out with her two cats; Angus and Athena.
Taylor Leonard is a journalism major at Palomar College. In the future, Taylor’s dream is for the San Diego Padres broadcast team to her passion for baseball because she has been a huge fan her entire life. During her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends and her dog Rudy.
Chloé Maxedon is on her third year at Palomar. She plans to be a business major in hopes to have her own café that can accommodate individuals with dietary restrictions, preferences and allergies. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend lots of money on plants, home decor, books, tattoos and piercings.
Jason Pache is a returning Palomar student studying journalism. He teaches creative writing at the Mariposa Clubhouse in Oceanside. He also writes poetry and has published two volumes, entitled Riding the Waves of Thought and Surfing the Sea of Serendipity. He has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations to mitigate climate change, abolish factory farming and promote a vegan diet. In his spare time, he likes to surf, read in philosophy and literature, and stay current on the daily news.
Alexis Stegerman is studying Journalism at Palomar College. She will attain her (AA-T) Spring 2023 semester before transferring to CSUSM to achieve a degree in Media Studies. Alexis does not know where she will end up (yet!), but has high hopes to operate a successful blog as well as obtain a career she loves. In her free time she likes to go to the gym, rewatch her favorite TV shows, and, for the most part – relax.
Mauricio Velazquez/Staff Writer
Mauricio Velazquez is an English major pursuing a career in creative writing. He hopes to write for a variety of different mediums ranging from books to film. Outside of writing, Mauricio maintains a wide variety of hobbies and interests including Board games, bodybuilding, and illustration.
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