Sedillo voted by peers as Palomar Employee of the Year
Apr13

Sedillo voted by peers as Palomar Employee of the Year

Every year Palomar choose a faculty or staff member and present them with the Employee of the Year award. This years winner went to Information Services Support Specialist Robert Sedillo. Sedillo was humbled when hearing the news of his award, and only a single word came to mind when asked about his feelings. “Honored is the best word,” Sedillo said. The nominations for the award are given to a diverse group of faculty and staff...

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Playing it smart, on and off the field
Apr13

Playing it smart, on and off the field

Palomar Baseball player Dillan Smith started playing baseball when he was just 3 years old. His parents said the first thing he picked up was a plastic baseball bat. After trying every sport, he decided at age 10 that it was only baseball that really interested him. Smith, 19, has successfully mastered balancing school and his leadership role out on the diamond. “He is pretty much a coaches’ dream,” Head Baseball Coach Buck Taylor...

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Arson suspect pleads not guilty
Apr01

Arson suspect pleads not guilty

UPDATE ON PALOMAR COLLEGE SERIES OF FIRES. Connor Ryan Cook, 18, is out on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment March 18 for arson and attempted arson at the Palomar College San Marcos campus. Cook was taken into custody March 14 by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of starting the fire that occurred in the men’s restroom of the P Building earlier that day. The March 14 fire was similar to a string...

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“Young invincibles” choosing not to invest in Obamacare
Apr01

“Young invincibles” choosing not to invest in Obamacare

According to the U.S Department of Health, during the first three months of the Affordable Care Act, only 24 percent of the 2.2 million adults who enrolled in Obamacare are between the ages of 18 to 34. This is well below the Obama administration’s 40 percent target for the “young invincibles”, a term coined for adults in that age range who see themselves as young and healthy. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported that...

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Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel
Apr01

Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel

The Palomar College Comets shutout the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles 4-0 to preserve its first place standing in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference on March 22. The highlight of the game was the strong pitching performance of Palomar’s Emilio Esquibel as he baffled Eagles hitters all afternoon long en route to his fourth victory of the season. He would finish the day having allowed six hits while striking out two and walking one....

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Heroes helping heroes: A veteran’s tale
Apr01

Heroes helping heroes: A veteran’s tale

For most veterans the experience of transitioning from military life to civilian life is a difficult and unfamiliar adjustment process. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is estimated that 11 percent to 20 percent of the veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been affected by posttraumatic stress disorder. “A veteran comes with a different set of baggage,” said Bonifacio Gonzales, a veterans...

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