Faculty demand district fire division dean
Mar15

Faculty demand district fire division dean

Written by Jacob Tucker and Gustavo Cristobal A group of nearly 100 faculty and students chanted “Not my Palomar!” and “Not rehired!” in the main parking lot March 14 to protest a dean before petitioning the Governing Board to terminate his contract. Dean Syed “Khaled” Hussain has been accused of harassment, verbal abuse, threatening departments and creating a hostile work environment. Six faculty members have said they...

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Ground breaks for south education center
Mar13

Ground breaks for south education center

Written by Emilia Bury and Ashley Magdaleno   Palomar College broke ground on a new satellite campus in Rancho Bernardo increasing the amount of classes offered to students for the summer of 2018. Palomar College held a groundbreaking ceremony in honor of its upcoming South Education Center on March 3 in Rancho Bernardo. In a succession of speeches at the event, President Joi Lin Blake, Governing Board Secretary John Halcón and...

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Comets complete series sweep of Mt. San Jacinto College
Mar07

Comets complete series sweep of Mt. San Jacinto College

Written by Abraham Jewett Comets baseball hosted Mt. San Jacinto College on March 4 at Palomar College Ballpark, finishing up a three-game series against the Eagles. Palomar came into the game looking for a series sweep of the Eagles, after winning the first two games at MSJC by scores of 14-6 and 12-0. Their bats stayed hot in the finale, and the Comets came away with a 11-1 victory. Baseball Head Coach Buck Taylor was pleased with...

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Faculty unite for students
Feb25

Faculty unite for students

Students and faculty gathered in the SU Quad to support Palomar students whose education may be threatened. Faculty members stood together in front of the flagpole and recited an anti-authoritarian code of conduct on Feb. 16, coinciding with Day Without Immigrants. The Anti-Authoritarian code of conduct is a 10-point code pledging to protect students from attacks on their rights and liberties based on any aspect of their identity, be...

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Comets celebrate Sophomore Night with a blowout victory
Feb24

Comets celebrate Sophomore Night with a blowout victory

When Palomar’s women basketball team takes the court these days, the question isn’t if they will win but how much they will win by. The No. 3 ranked Comets won their 16th straight game on Sophomore Night at Palomar College with a dismantling 95-26 win against the College of the Desert Roadrunners on Wednesday Feb.15. Palomar got off to a quick start in the first half, spreading the floor on offense with transition 3-point...

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Palomar makes lasting promise
Feb22

Palomar makes lasting promise

Magic filled the hall in the Brubeck Theatre at Palomar to celebrate the launch of the Palomar Promise on Feb. 22. Upcoming graduates from all 11 unified school districts within Palomar College’s reach are promised one year of free tuition, $1,000 in textbook assistance, and education and career guidance. Brandy Gram, a senior at Mission Hills High School, said “The Palomar Promise gives us free money and to me that’s more of an...

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