Comets football fires back up
Sep02

Comets football fires back up

Palomar College football is back to work at practice as preparations for the 2015 season begin to ramp up. After finishing last season 7-4 and on a strong note with a 30-22 victory over Glendale College in the Patriotic Bowl, this year’s team has more fresh faces than returning players. For head coach Joe Early and his 10-man coaching staff, one of the keys will be the veterans on the squad instilling the winning mentality early...

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Student body president seeks to serve
Sep02

Student body president seeks to serve

The Associated Student Government is working toward better helping and representing its students, ASG president Malik Spence said. Last semester, Spence ran unopposed for the presidency and, since then, has looked at how ASG can better represent students here at Palomar. Spence wants to increase awareness of ASG. “We’re trying to make sure people know that we’re here and that we can help them,” Spence said....

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A nonlinear way to help retention rates
Aug31

A nonlinear way to help retention rates

As we’re slowly getting into the swing of Fall semester, we’re left with a handful of questions. Enrollment is down at Palomar for the fifth year in a row. In our conversations with school officials, they’ve assured us that this is normal and everything is fine. But we can’t help but question that. From what Palomar officials have said, enrollment tends to decline when the economy gets better. Our economy is a...

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Palomar’s enrollment down for fifth year
Aug29

Palomar’s enrollment down for fifth year

Palomar’s enrollment numbers have been steadily dropping. There are 22,000 students currently enrolled at Palomar, according to an email sent by Laura Gropen, Palomar’s spokeswoman. Last Fall, there were 24,688 students at Palomar. This is only a preliminary figure, she added. The actual census is taken later in August. But the college’s enrollment has been on a steady decline since 2010, when the college had close to 30,000 students....

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Palomar College remains accredited
Jul03

Palomar College remains accredited

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges reaffirmed Palomar’s accreditation status in June, according to a letter President Deegan addressed to the campus community. In the letter, Deegan thanked the Governing Board, faculty and...

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Comets cap off Myers Field with 4-3 victory, advance to state final
May20

Comets cap off Myers Field with 4-3 victory, advance to state final

  It was a Sunday send-off for the ages for Palomar baseball. Playing on Myers Field for the final time after 62 years of calling it home the nationally No. 2-ranked Comets were able to grit out a 4-3 victory over the Saddleback College Gauchos after 11 innings.   “It’s special … it’s sad, but I’m glad we did it right,” said head coach Buck Taylor after his team’s extra-inning...

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