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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Arsonist remains at large
Mar09

Arsonist remains at large

A joint reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction for a string of arsons at the San Marcos campus. The San Diego Crime Stoppers and the Felony Arson Restricted Reward Fund, have combined to offer the reward for information concerning the fires that have all taken place in campus restrooms, dating back to December 2, 2013. In a statement released by the Sheriff’s Department, the San Diego...

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California may become the land of death and dust
Mar09

California may become the land of death and dust

Citizens of California are facing a serious water crisis in the coming years, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end any time soon. The lack of rain, over watering of desert lawns and hour long power showers have finally taken their toll on the state’s water reservoirs. Californians are facing a drought so severe that the state’s drinking water supply is threatened. The situation is so dire that Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state...

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Post season hopes fouled
Mar07

Post season hopes fouled

After days of excitement and celebration the Palomar College women’s basketball team was notified the day before playoffs they were not going after all. The Cerritos College Falcons replaced the Comets after an official appeal was made. Palomar was not given enough time to re-appeal because the team was not informed until the day before regionals according to Head Women’s Basketball coach Leigh Marshall. There were 18 teams that moved...

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Campus Police explore parking fee increase
Mar03

Campus Police explore parking fee increase

The cost of a parking permit at Palomar College could increase from $40 to $50 and from $20 to $30 with a Board of Governors Fee Waiver. During an Associated Student Government meeting on Nov. 20, 2013, former Palomar College Police Chief Anthony Cruz explained that in order to maintain the current parking areas, a raise in parking fees is needed. Both Public Information Officer Laura Gropen and Cruz said they don’t believe that if...

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