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Join The Telescope!

Do you want to see your work in print or published on the web? We welcome all students to become part of The Telescope team. The campus newspaper has been reporting on Palomar College for more than 60  years. We serve as THE archive of Palomar College.

The Telescope is student-run and supported by advertising. We do NOT take money from the administration for printing. That ensure that the newspaper is free of control or manipulation. Students can objectively cover news, sports, arts and opinion related to Palomar College.

The Telescope prints every other week and has an active website. There are opportunities to learn to report, write, use social media, take photos, create podcasts and videos and learn mobile journalism and iPad reporting.
If you want to be a part of this team, there are two classes you can take:
1. Journalism 105, which is a 3-unit lecture/lab that meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
2. Journalism 110L, which is a 1-unit lab that doesn’t meet but allows you to work for the newspaper remotely.

If you’d like to join or have questions about being on the staff, contact The Telescope’s adviser, Erin Hiro, at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3762, or by e-mail at Or stop by.  The Telescope newsroom is located in the new Humanities Building Room 103 on the San Marcos campus.