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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Amid our drought, take desalination with a grain of salt
May11

Amid our drought, take desalination with a grain of salt

Desalination is too expensive and ecologically damaging to be a workable solution for California’s drought. Since 2011, our state has experienced the worst water shortage in decades. With officials and citizens alike scrambling for solutions, we’re left grasping at whatever straws seem to be halfway possible answers. Desalination is one of these. At its simplest, it is the process of removing the salt content from seawater, rendering...

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Three ways to prep your car for summer
May11

Three ways to prep your car for summer

Summertime is on the horizon, which means there will be road trips with your family and friends. Your car is picked to be the road trip vehicle, and you know your car can handle the drive. As you’re driving on the freeway, suddenly the engine starts to emit smoke. You pull over to the side of the road, and you lift the hood of your car to air out the smoke. Do you know what do in this situation? Do your passengers? Before you headed...

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Softball pair turns game into valuable life lesson
May11

Softball pair turns game into valuable life lesson

It’s not often that a school has two players so dominant, that by the time the opposing team steps on the field, they know they’ve already lost. When shortstop Kali Pugh and pitcher Summer Evans take the field at the same time, the end result has been more or less the same: complete and total dominance. Going into the conference playoffs, the Comets have a 33-3-1 record, and are ranked as the No. 1 team in Southern California (No. 2...

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When In Drought
Apr27

When In Drought

How Palomar College is conserving water on campus  California is suffering through an extreme drought which is why Gov. Jerry Brown imposed mandatory water restrictions. This includes not only residential and commercial, but school campuses as well. Palomar College officials say they are adhering to the restrictions and conserving water on campus as best they can. Although the most recent restrictions were not announced until April 1,...

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Speech and debate team named fourth in nation
Apr27

Speech and debate team named fourth in nation

Tired eyes filled the room as Palomar’s speech and debate team returned from a triumphant trip at a national speech and debate tournament. This is the first team meeting post-tournament and with very little rest between the nine-day tournament and school, the team is exhausted but no worse for wear. The team took home three bronze medals, one silver medal and one gold medal from the Community College National Tournament in Cleveland,...

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