Comets have a banner year with record season
Mar30

Comets have a banner year with record season

Coming off a year in which they missed the regional playoffs by a technical error, Head Coach Leigh Marshall and her Palomar Comets basketball team were looking forward to erasing that bad memory. Enter Keisha Cox, a transfer from Saddleback College, and Melissa Allen, a freshman transfer from UC Berkeley. With the addition of these two, and a chip on their collective shoulders, the Comets played their way to their best season in...

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The life of a Palomar ‘track-lete’
Mar30

The life of a Palomar ‘track-lete’

At 8:25 a.m. on the Friday of Spring Break is when most students have their faces buried in their pillows enjoying the last day before school starts again. However, for Palomar freshman De’ondra Young and Sophomore Simone Everet, this is when they begin their warm up for practice. What practice requires this much dedication? You might ask. The practice of a Palomar track and field athlete; a thrower to be exact. Young and Everet,...

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Freshmen should be forced to make academics priority # 1
Mar30

Freshmen should be forced to make academics priority # 1

Imagine if Palomar athletes like Jeremy Franklin (men’s basketball), Davante O’Roy (football) or Keisha Cox (women’s basketball) had been able to go directly into the pros after their 18th birthday. Would Palomar’s teams had been as successful? If the Big Ten Conference gets its way and it becomes more of a national issue, these athletes wouldn’t be eligible to leave college until at least their 20th birthday (or in the case of O’Roy,...

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Learn to become one with the ‘Pigeon’
Mar30

Learn to become one with the ‘Pigeon’

Stress comes with the territory of being a college student. We made the choice to multitask, sacrifice and prioritize all the parts of our life. But it is possible to find serenity in all the chaos. Instead of giving in to the physically, mentally and emotionally draining, exhaustion of school, step away from the stress once in a while. Serenity is more valuable than the million tasks you appointed yourself. The Pigeon Pose is a...

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Remembering former Palomar athletic director Bob Lusky
Mar30

Remembering former Palomar athletic director Bob Lusky

Bob Lusky, a former athletic director at Palomar College, died Jan. 2 at the age of 77 due to longtime heart problems. Lusky, who also served as an assistant football coach and head golf coach, left behind a legacy of accolades to go along with his career as a coach and a teacher. He coached with, as well as mentored some of the current Palomar sports staff, including Head Football Coach Joe Early, and one-time softball coach and...

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Palomar’s Russell plays on in honor of father
Mar30

Palomar’s Russell plays on in honor of father

Tink. Pop. Tink. Pop. The ball hits the metal bat and flies to the outfield. Their cleats touch the plate as they square off their bodies in preparation for what’s coming at them. To speculators, it’s just a ball. For the players, it’s the future, and they’ve got one shot. Pitcher Tyler Russell sat underneath the dugout in his Palomar baseball uniform and opened like a book, in the most genuine of ways. He stared off at the field...

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