Since when has winning become a crime?
Feb02

Since when has winning become a crime?

When I was a young kid playing sports, I was taught that if you work hard, you will be rewarded. Apparently, that is no longer the case, as we see coaches being questioned and punished for their teams being overly talented. On Jan. 5, Arroyo Valley High School girls’ basketball coach Michael Anderson lead his team to a victory over Bloomington High School. It’s not an issue that he won, but it was the matter of how. The final score...

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District shifts leadership toward diversity
Feb02

District shifts leadership toward diversity

The newly appointed governing board president of Palomar College is the first Latino to hold the position over 20 years. At the last Governing Board meeting of the Fall semester, John J. Halcon, who has served on the board for the last two years, was named Governing Board president. As Governing Board president, Halcon said he hopes to improve diversity among Palomar students and staff, as well as the upper division of faculty. During...

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Softball prepares for tough season
Jan30

Softball prepares for tough season

Palomar’s softball team is looking to rebound from a disappointing end to their 2014 season, when they were eliminated in the CCCAA Super Regionals. The Comets, lead by Coach Lacey Craft, finished with a 33-6 overall record (including a perfect 18-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference), but lost to Santa Ana and Cerritos in the Super Regionals, losing out on a chance to defend their state championship from 2013. This season will...

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75 athletes named to PCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Palomar College’s Athletic Department has a lot to brag about this year, as 75 of their student athletes were named onto the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Fall All-Academic Team. To qualify, a student-athlete must be enrolled in at least 12 semester units and finish the semester with a 3.0 grade point average. Twelve of the 75 athletes finished with a perfect 4.0 GPA, including football offensive guard Luke Davis. Davis, a...

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Comets football sends six players to four-year schools

In the last month, Palomar College has had six of its football players commit to four-year colleges to continue their next step toward becoming professionals. Five of the players came from this last season’s Patriot Bowl-winning team, while one of the players from 2013 made his commitment. Wide receiver M.J. Bailey, who tied for the team lead this last season with 6 touchdowns while leading the team with 855 receiving yards, committed...

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