Students diversify performing arts dept
Oct05

Students diversify performing arts dept

by Seji Gaerlan and Justin Gonzalez Palomar College’s international students come from various countries to further their training in the performing arts with the hopes of becoming successful entertainers. “In college, I didn’t expect this much high level freestyle and choreography,” Leo Nishimura, a 20-year-old dance major from Japan, said. “I just came here to learn some basics.” Students like...

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Palomar College welcomes Pepper the robot
Oct03

Palomar College welcomes Pepper the robot

Artificial intelligence is coming to Palomar students, in the form of Pepper. Pepper is a robot with a humanoid appearance, standing roughly at the same height of a toddler, and weighing 64 pounds. Pepper does not technically have an assigned gender, so it is called he and she interchangeably. Pepper was originally created by a company named Aldebaran Robotics, and the company was bought out in 2013 by another organization called...

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Palomar foundation hosts its annual Starlit Gala
Oct03

Palomar foundation hosts its annual Starlit Gala

Over 350 community leaders and philanthropists gathered during the 26th annual Starlit Gala on Sept. 9 to raise money to support student success. The night was filled with fancy food and exotic vacations up for auction. Attendees were treated to a performance by former Palomar dance students, music performed by the Mark Lessman Band at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, as well as being emceed by Emmy Award winning news anchor and...

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The new face for the Palomar Police
Oct03

The new face for the Palomar Police

A new man in blue has taken up the badge for police chief. Chris Moore recently joined the Palomar College Police Department in May 2016, following an extensive 25-year law enforcement career in Phoenix. “My wife and I were kind of looking to start another chapter of our life,” Moore said. “We liked southern California, and as I was looking to leave Phoenix, Palomar came open” said Moore. He began his journey much like the rest...

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Fore! Meet the women’s golf team
Oct03

Fore! Meet the women’s golf team

Victoria Owings Victoria Owings, 18, graduated from Sheridan High School in Wyoming and is now studying to become a nurse. Being from Wyoming, there’s not much opportunity for practicing and competing in the cold, snowy weather, so Owings came out to San Diego to enjoy the warmer weather for a bit. She joined competitive golf when she was 11 years old, but started golfing the moment she was able to hold a club. Owings loves...

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New coach looks to rejuvenate soccer team
Oct02

New coach looks to rejuvenate soccer team

David Linenberger has been appointed as Palomar men soccer team’s new head coach ahead of the 2017 season with the hope of inspiring the Comet’s to join the top ranks of Southern California’s collegiate soccer while moving away from their history of struggling in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Linenberger has over 30 years of professional experience in sport management and chief technical directorial positions. As a former...

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