Benefits, drawbacks of early retirement
Oct20

Benefits, drawbacks of early retirement

With a proposed early retirement for eligible employees at Palomar College, officials are looking at the pros and cons. It will save the college $2.7 million, according to Palomar President Robert Deegan. “This is absolutely to save money,” Deegan said. He also added that it will be beneficial for students on campus because it will increase diversity. Eligible employees have until April 3 to sign up for the incentive plan. When a...

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Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost
Oct20

Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost

It’s all about the recipe. Turn the nature-oven on and add food, water and air. The ingredients were laid out during a composting event hosted Kevin McLin from San Pasqual Valley Soils Oct. 11 at Palomar College. Compost is defined by McLin as, “the soil-like material produced by decomposing organic discards such as yard trimmings, food scraps and manure.” McLin discussed the benefits of using compost, how to make your own compost at...

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Palomar College President will retire next year
Oct15

Palomar College President will retire next year

  The president of Palomar College is retiring next year. President Robert Deegan announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2015 at a public campus forum on Oct. 15. Deegan said he has accomplished a lot in his 10 years at the college, such as increasing student transfer numbers to four-year universities, helping students obtain certificates of achievement in technical fields and updating numerous facilities on campus with a...

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‘Slacklife’: a culture built on balance and facing fears
Oct06

‘Slacklife’: a culture built on balance and facing fears

Fifty feet above the ground, 100 feet to walk and only an inch of wiggle room. As I stood on the edge of the cliff I looked at the ground below that is covered in rocks, trees and bushes with spiky leaves. I probably wouldn’t die if I fell but it would certainly hurt. Thankfully, I was wearing a harness tied to a leash that was connected to a line that reached the other side of the canyon. It seemed like miles away, with many...

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Women’s Golf finishes fifth at tournament
Sep25

Women’s Golf finishes fifth at tournament

Palomar womens golf team finished fifth out of ninth at the Sept. 24 tournament. They scored a 359, while the lowest was College of the Desert at 322. The low scorer on the Palomar team was Jessica Campbell who shot an 84 according to Coach Mark Halda. The Comets competed on the Diamond Bar Golf Club, a 6001 yard course at par 73. The next tournament is an invitational scheduled at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28 at Morro Bay according to the...

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