Schools have forgotten the order of the ‘student-athlete’
Apr13

Schools have forgotten the order of the ‘student-athlete’

Being a student-athlete is a privilege, and not a right. But some colleges apparently have forgotten what that means. Look at the term again … “student-athlete.” Which word comes first? If the individual student cannot perform the simple capabilities they have been performing since they were a pre-schooler, then they do not deserve the right to be an athlete for the school. The school, in return, should set the example for how a...

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Comets have a banner year with record season
Mar30

Comets have a banner year with record season

Coming off a year in which they missed the regional playoffs by a technical error, Head Coach Leigh Marshall and her Palomar Comets basketball team were looking forward to erasing that bad memory. Enter Keisha Cox, a transfer from Saddleback College, and Melissa Allen, a freshman transfer from UC Berkeley. With the addition of these two, and a chip on their collective shoulders, the Comets played their way to their best season in...

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Freshmen should be forced to make academics priority # 1
Mar30

Freshmen should be forced to make academics priority # 1

Imagine if Palomar athletes like Jeremy Franklin (men’s basketball), Davante O’Roy (football) or Keisha Cox (women’s basketball) had been able to go directly into the pros after their 18th birthday. Would Palomar’s teams had been as successful? If the Big Ten Conference gets its way and it becomes more of a national issue, these athletes wouldn’t be eligible to leave college until at least their 20th birthday (or in the case of O’Roy,...

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Give us a new stadium, or give us death
Mar30

Give us a new stadium, or give us death

If there is any city that deserves to represent the powder blue and gold bolt, it’s San Diego. Sure, Los Angeles might have the mass media appeal. And yes, it does help that LA is the second-biggest media market in the continental United States. But let’s go back to past history. Los Angeles already had its chance to play host to the Chargers, back in the glory days of the American Football League (which merged with the NFL in 1970,...

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Student affairs director, beacon for student success
Mar30

Student affairs director, beacon for student success

How does one define student success? By the amount of awards they win? By the constant praise they receive on ratemyprofessor.com? Not according to Sherry Titus, Palomar’s director of Student Services. Her definition of student success lays in the aftermath of them graduating from Palomar. “I get emails all the time; I have these connections to students that, for me, are at the highest priority for the job I do,” Titus said. “I...

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