Speech team finishes fourth in nationals
Apr20

Speech team finishes fourth in nationals

Palomar College’s Speech and Debate Team placed fourth in the Phi Rho Pi Nationals Tournament in Denver, Colo. earlier this month. The team walked away with eight medals, including a silver medal won by Sara Nimori for an impromptu speech. Individual bronze medals were awarded to Megan Hasslinger, Michael Dentoni, Awilda Parada, and Monica Eslamian. In the team events, teammates Dentoni and Trevor Johnson, and teammates Eslamian and...

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First host match results in medalist
Apr01

First host match results in medalist

Sophomore Aaron Whitely scored one-under par at the Twin Oaks tournament on March 19. Whitely shot a medal winning 71 which helped the Palomar Men’s Golf team place second with a score of 376 behind College of the Desert. COD is the biggest competition this year, scoring a 365 on the Comets home course. Head Golf Coach Mark Halda said he was happy with Aaron making medalist. “He has been working hard and deserved his accomplishment,”...

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Putting a stomp on food stamps
Mar09

Putting a stomp on food stamps

I work at a natural grocery store and watch people who buy sushi, sandwiches, lattes and fresh juices proceed to swipe a food stamps card and walk out the door. I stand at the cash register in fury because my coffee and lunch cost $10 out of my hard-earned money. I tried to apply for food stamps, also known as EBT and SNAP benefits in 2011 and was denied. I was employed part-time and going to school. The government informed me that my...

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Post season hopes fouled
Mar07

Post season hopes fouled

After days of excitement and celebration the Palomar College women’s basketball team was notified the day before playoffs they were not going after all. The Cerritos College Falcons replaced the Comets after an official appeal was made. Palomar was not given enough time to re-appeal because the team was not informed until the day before regionals according to Head Women’s Basketball coach Leigh Marshall. There were 18 teams that moved...

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Men’s golf team aims high in new conference this season
Mar02

Men’s golf team aims high in new conference this season

Palomar College’s men’s golf team began competing in a new conference this year, joining the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. According to head coach Mark Halda the new conference was a merge of the Foothill Golf Conference. Cuyamaca Community College and Palomar joined four teams from the Orange Empire Conference. Halda said it is exciting and challenging to compete on new courses and against schools they haven’t...

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