Track and field, out of the loop for new sports complex
Nov03

Track and field, out of the loop for new sports complex

A new sports complex being built on campus establishes new homes for almost all of Palomar’s sports teams. However, women’s track and field is being left without a field and have to make do with what they currently have: a track unfit to host track competitions. Women’s cross country and track and field Head Coach Jennifer Williams said that it was disappointing to be in the early plans of the complex and then to be taken out last...

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Why Palomar’s president decided to retire
Nov03

Why Palomar’s president decided to retire

The president of Palomar College announced his decision to retire for the end of next semester. Robert Deegan has been the president of Palomar for nearly ten years and announced his decision to retire at the end of Spring semester 2015. Deegan told the Governing Board the day before he announced it publicly about his plan to retire and said they were supportive. The Governing Board approved for the campus to move forward with an...

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Palomar students have health care through Health Services on campus
Nov03

Palomar students have health care through Health Services on campus

Many students may not realize that upon enrollment at Palomar College a fee was paid for health insurance. That fee, per semester, is only $19. This is a state-mandated fee for all students, full and part-time, plus it comes with many benefits. Jayne Conway, the director of Health Services, said that on any given day there are 50 to 80 students seen in the centers on the Palomar San Marcos and Escondido campus. Most services are at no...

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Halloween Escape brings Halloween spirit to Palomar
Nov03

Halloween Escape brings Halloween spirit to Palomar

Spooky Halloween music, a vibrant emcee luring students to participate in games, and students dressed in their Halloween costumes going from booth to booth was the scene that filled the Student Union at Palomar College Oct. 30 during Halloween Escape. The event is a tradition at Palomar College, hosted by the Interclub Council annually to bring the spirit of Halloween to students and faculty. Despite the holiday being one day away,...

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World Language professors share struggles, triumphs
Nov03

World Language professors share struggles, triumphs

For the third year in a row, Palomar’s World Language Department invited foreign language faculty from California State University San Marcos and MiraCosta College Oct. 24 to network and help students. “The overall goal was to get faculty to mingle and share teaching styles, but also to enlighten students on the fact that we work very closely with Cal State San Marcos to prepare them for what our neighboring university has in store...

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Comets Wrestling conquers Meathead Movers Invitational
Oct30

Comets Wrestling conquers Meathead Movers Invitational

  Palomar College’s Wrestling team continued their great season with an overall victory at the Meathead Movers Invitational tournament held at Cuesta College on Saturday, Oct. 25. With three wrestlers winning their weight divisions, it was the Comet’s fourth win in a row. Alex Graves again went undefeated and remains No. 1 in state rankings with a 16-0 record. Going up and down weight divisions from 174-184 lbs. the...

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