Q&A with Comet Football WR Nigel Westbrooks

After being a standout receiver at Mission Hills for two years Nigel Westbrooks came to Palomar with one goal in mind, go play D-I football. After two years with the Comets, 91 catches, almost 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns he is a semester away from achieving his goal, playing in D-I at the University of Nevada-Reno on a full ride scholarship. Q: Go back to your senior year of high school at Mission Hills, were you recruited out of...

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Warriors adjust to life at home, school

Veterans returning from service face the difficult task of assimilating to life as a civilian. For Palomar students Jose Martinez and Serena Reib, that task is further complicated by the added pressures of being a student. Adjusting to the a regimen of studying, exams and work books is quite different from that of military life but Martinez and Reib said Palomar staff help with the transition. “Palomar is the best kept secret in San...

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VOICE OF REASON: Hit-and-runs suck

We don’t know who among us hasn’t sat in the parking lot for what seems like hours waiting for a parking spot. We all know the pain, but it is something that most of us have learned to cope with. But, the thing is, we don’t search and search for a parking spot with the expectation that while we are in class our car is going to be vandalized. Yet somehow, it still happens. We think that some Palomar students have forgotten the Golden...

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TRACK: Half the numbers, twice the talent

With a team only half the size of last year’s, Palomar women’s track and field team is starting the spring season off on the right foot. According to Head Coach Jennifer Williams, last year’s team finished second at the Conference Championship and had 33 student athletes. This season the number has been cut in half, leaving only 15 women to make up the 2012 track and field team. “We don’t have as many returning because of grades,...

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Calif. colleges should train students to work now, not later

There are not enough learning experiences in the education system now in California. The California educational system needs to offer more on-campus occupation experiences courses for students. Aside from the high demand for science technology, math and engineering classes, students need more vocational courses. Courses that not only educate, but also train students and prepare them for jobs at various levels. Californians need...

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