Athletic Department’s budget dispersed by necessity
May18

Athletic Department’s budget dispersed by necessity

When it comes to athletics at Palomar College, all sports are created equal. Presented with a zero-based budget, the athletic department uses money allocated to it at the beginning of each year to fund the most comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program of any community college in the state of California. Palomar currently has 22 competitive sport teams, all of whom take from the same general allotment of funds that are provided...

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Comets coach named best in the state
Apr15

Comets coach named best in the state

Palomar’s Leigh Marshall has been named the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coach of the year for the second time in three years. Marshall, who previously won the award in 2015, has transformed the women’s basketball team at Palomar into yearly top contenders, placing a once depleted program back on the map. Palomar Athletic Director Scott Cathcart hired Marshall back in 2010, when she took over a...

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Women’s Basketball falls short after historic season
Apr15

Women’s Basketball falls short after historic season

The Palomar women’s basketball team saw its record-breaking season come to a close March 11, after falling to College of the Siskiyous by a score of 73-51 in the state championship semifinals. After finishing the regular season with a record of 25-2, the Comets earned a spot in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Livermore, Calif. after defeating Orange Coast and Cypress College...

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Muslim ban disgraces entire nation
Feb16

Muslim ban disgraces entire nation

President Trump’s Muslim ban is cruel, racist, bigoted, offensive, prejudicial, reckless, discriminatory, dangerous and unconstitutional. What it’s not is surprising. Trump built his entire presidential campaign around a rhetoric of hate, fear, and the targeting and vilifying of certain religions and cultures. Within the first week of his presidency he has fulfilled his promise of targeting those of Muslim faith, temporarily barring...

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Darwin’s Theory Event
Oct31

Darwin’s Theory Event

Palomar College will be holding a conference titled “Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection.” The two-day multidisciplinary event will be held from Nov. 8-9 in the Howard Brubeck Theatre. Four lectures will be featured and times range throughout the event. Each talk will be focused on different ideas and parts of Darwin’s theory. Students and faculty both are encouraged to attend and there will be a sign in sheet to keep track...

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