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Happy for 100 days?

Are you willing to accept a challenge that would help make your school experience a little more gratifying?

Palomar officials recently unveiled a new event that challenges students to be happy for 100 days.

Having launched the event during the summer term at the Escondido campus, Lindsey Kretchman, from the Office of Student Affairs, said she has created an event students won’t want to miss.

“Sometimes coming in and out of classes, (students) are so focused on what they have to get done, and sometimes they forget that today’s a good day, this was a positive thing for me, or this made me smile today,” Kretchman said.

Students must catch the green, traveling student activities cart to submit their happy submission.

The 100 Happy Days challenge works as an anonymous submission by each participant.

The task is to write down something that makes you happy, such as a random act of kindness or something that makes you smile. After each participant has submitted toward the challenge they will receive a snack to enjoy.

Students without a Palomar activity card are allowed to participate in this challenge, however they will not receive a snack. Kretchman reminds students that being involved on any campus can change your outlook on college and make everyday a happy day.

Jackie Felix, a communications major at Palomar said, “It was fun to participate, and to see others involvement and what made them happy. Usually I’m not very involved on campus, but this caught my eye and I wanted to check it out.”

For dates and times at the Escondido and San Marcos campus, visit


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