‘Esperanza’ Rises
May05

‘Esperanza’ Rises

      For the final production of the first season of performances at the renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre, Director Michael Mufson marked Palomar Performing Art as a center for cultural exchange in North County. A scarcely known play titled “Esperanza Rising,” Lynne Alvarez’s adaptation of Pam Munoz Ryan’s young adult novel of the same name, serves as Mufson’s catalyst. It is a coming of age story, among other things,...

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Capturing the California Coast
May05

Capturing the California Coast

This spring semester Donna Cosentino’s photography class, Photographers of California, visited Carmel, Calif. March 26-30. Students met with photographers John Sexton, Kim Weston and Huntington Witherill. Each photographer shared their work, each one with a different take on their process and style. The students spent the rest of their time visiting galleries and photographing at Point Lobos State Park, along the Big Sur Coast and in...

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Comets clinch conference record perfection
May04

Comets clinch conference record perfection

The Palomar College softball team, led by Head Coach Lacey Craft, far exceeded its own expectations when they became the first team in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference to go undefeated since 2005. The Comets finished their season with an overall record of 31-4 and 18-0 in the conference, and also had seven players voted onto the all-PCAC First Team. Freshman shortstop Kali Pugh was voted as the conference’s Player of the Year and...

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Comets run streak to 16-0
Apr21

Comets run streak to 16-0

The perfect streak continues for Palomar’s softball team after their 11-3 defeat over Southwestern on April 16. The win moves Palomar to 16-0 for the season, leaving the team undefeated in conference play. Palomar is currently ranked No. 1 in the state. A rematch of last season’s championship game proved victorious for the Comets when the team defeated Riverside City College 9-4 on April 15. The team clinched the division with 13...

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Money raised for grand piano during ‘Festival’
Apr21

Money raised for grand piano during ‘Festival’

  Around 72 current and former faculty, interested parties and their dates gathered together at the Palomar Performing Arts Center to celebrate the second fundraising event formally known as “The Festival.” The Howard Brubeck Theatre will receive a Steinway and Sons Grand Piano, valued at $127,000, after the Palomar Performing Arts Circle concluded its final fundraising event for the Peter Gach Steinway Fund on the evening of...

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Speech team finishes fourth in nationals
Apr20

Speech team finishes fourth in nationals

Palomar College’s Speech and Debate Team placed fourth in the Phi Rho Pi Nationals Tournament in Denver, Colo. earlier this month. The team walked away with eight medals, including a silver medal won by Sara Nimori for an impromptu speech. Individual bronze medals were awarded to Megan Hasslinger, Michael Dentoni, Awilda Parada, and Monica Eslamian. In the team events, teammates Dentoni and Trevor Johnson, and teammates Eslamian and...

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