Cross country stumbles on the track
Dec08

Cross country stumbles on the track

The Comets cross country teams suffered a small setback from last season, when both teams placed in the top 15 regionally. The women’s team, which finished as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference co-champions last year, finished fourth out of the six teams in the PCAC cross country finals this season, and finished the season 20th in Southern California. However, the women’s team did have two of its athletes, Jessica Betancourt and...

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Water polo players, coaches earn top awards
Dec08

Water polo players, coaches earn top awards

After a rough 2013 season, the Palomar men’s and women’s water polo teams looked to the 2014 season with high expectations. And while they didn’t quite get where they wanted, both teams made their mark on the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. The men’s team, led by second-year Head Coach Chad Aronen, turned a 6-18 fourth place finish into a 18-9 record (6-3 conference), crowning the team as PCAC champions. Sophomore utility player...

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Good-looking or not, criminals are still criminals
Dec08

Good-looking or not, criminals are still criminals

Move over, Wyatt Earp. A new wave of criminals has hit the national scene, and these felons aren’t scared to show off their looks. In the last few months, we have seen a new trend of hot criminals: people with model looks who are committing crimes that make even a white-collar criminal blush. Their mugshots are being spread all across social media platforms, and are gathering attention for all the wrong reasons. One of the so-called...

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Students, faculty at odds over naming the Student Union
Dec08

Students, faculty at odds over naming the Student Union

There is a growing disconnect between faculty and the student leaders over how the Student Union is valued by the school. For the right price, potential donors can have their name placed on a select number of facilities at Palomar College. And, for a select number of students, that doesn’t sit quite right. According to AP 3830 (Naming of Facilities), adopted by the Governing Board in May 2013, for a financial gift of $1 million or...

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Comets football team has best season in three years
Dec08

Comets football team has best season in three years

[Show as slideshow]Head Coach Joe Early and his Palomar Comets football team enjoyed greater success this year than they did last season, when they finished with their worst record in 32 years. After going 2-8 in 2013, the team started 2014 with new quarterback coach, Bill Diedrick. The team also lacked a clearcut choice at quarterback, with three people vying for the job. After all was said and done, however, the Comets finished with...

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