Comets’ sloppy play leads to opening day loss
Jan29

Comets’ sloppy play leads to opening day loss

The Palomar Comets baseball team opened up the season in their new ballpark with what can only be called a sloppy loss on Wednesday against the College of the Desert Roadrunners. The Comets are coming off their 5th straight PCAC title, and are looking to repeat this season.   Head coach Buck Taylor said the key to consistency is, “A really good foundation on defense, and being able to put the ball in play with two strikes, and...

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Buying and selling with Palomar’s art department
Dec10

Buying and selling with Palomar’s art department

Art faculty and students were given a chance to sell their art to the community during Palomar’s art department semester art sale Dec. 2. Michael Hernandez, the director of the sale and glassing blowing professor, described participating in the art sale as training wheels for what selling art in the real world is like. What students do is take the best work that they made in their classes and sell it at various booths. Once the...

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Trans Remembrance event helps bring awareness
Dec07

Trans Remembrance event helps bring awareness

Advocates of the LGBTQA community came together to celebrate the first annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 19. Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club, the event focused on bringing awareness to the issues the trans community faces. The murders and suicides of transgender individuals during the last two years were commemorated. A memorial walkway was set up in the Student Union. Several booths from different...

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No permanent president is a major issue
Dec07

No permanent president is a major issue

For a minute there, we thought there was going to be a new President for Palomar College. On Nov. 17, just before the Thanksgiving break, a special closed session meeting of the Governing Board was held to consider its options for a new Superintendent/President. Their enigmatic decision was to close the current search. The lack of transparency by the Governing Board raises a lot of questions. The hiring committee, for instance,...

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Admired professor dies at 63
Dec06

Admired professor dies at 63

Upholstery Professor James Eric Duvall, who retired this summer, died from cancer recently, according to his colleagues. His family and friends said the charismatic and dedicated professor will be missed. “He was always loving, caring, humorous, and just such a great person to be around,” Robin Duvall, his wife, said. “He always made you feel good about yourself.” Duvall, who went by his middle name Eric, was also well-liked among his...

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Governing Bord votes to close presidential search
Dec06

Governing Bord votes to close presidential search

Palomar College has closed their current search for a new president. The Governing Board voted unanimously in closed session to close the current search and not hire either of the two finalists submitted by the hiring committee, according to an email sent out by Palomar’s Human Resources department. The email also stated that a new search would re-open “in the near future.” “The fact that we had a president for 10 years, I would...

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