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Annual college book program meets TED

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:22pm
 Saddleback College hosted its first One Book, One College event of the year at the Associated Student Government’s TED Talk Tuesday on Feb. 6 in the Student Services Center, Room 212. The 2017 through 2018 committee chose Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League” as their […]
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Bandit caricature covered in the SSC

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:47pm
Faculty, students reign victory as Academic Senate aims to completely eliminate image of ex-mascot Saddleback College said goodbye to its long time gaucho caricature in the Student Services Building after being painted over Jan. 4, upon the request from the Academic Senate Equity and Diversity committee. A new committee has been arranged by Saddleback President […]
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The high cost of buying followers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:30pm
I started an Instagram account in 2013 and was ecstatic to have a visual diary. The idea of hashtags as a way to get a worldwide exposure was intriguing. It began as an artistic expression and then rapidly manifested into something, which may be perceived as fictitious. I endeavored to capture the best photos, edited […]
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An Idiot’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:58pm
Practical suggestions for V-Day regardless of your relationship status Valentine’s Day can invoke a sense of dread or excitement, depending on whether you find yourself coupled up come the holiday. Regardless of your status or orientation, peruse the following ideas to ensure you have a night to remember. For the unattached, the best way to […]
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Take the ‘Gal’ out of Valentine’s Day

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:53pm
An exploration of how “Parks & Recreation” Galentine’s Day leaves out men, non-binary and transgender folks The beginnings of Galentine’s Day can be traced back to 2010 in Greg Daniels and Michael Schur’s second and sixth season of “Parks and Recreation.” Protagonist Leslie Knope introduces the holiday’s main focus, which is celebrating female friendships and […]
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Culinary Arts inspires recipes for lovers

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:54am
Walking into Saddleback College’s culinary arts department is like sitting in the audience of Top Chef. The atmosphere is lively with energy while aromas from the simmering curry sauces are intoxicating. In less than two years an aspiring chef can earn a certificate in culinary arts. Students have an array of goals in the field […]
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Surprise your Valentine with a DIY succulent planter

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 7:39pm
A tutorial on how to create and care for a succulent planter After holiday shopping, buying books and supplies for a new school semester, finding the perfect yet affordable Valentine’s day gift for a friend or partner can prove to be difficult. Opting to build a DIY succulent flower pot as a present can create […]
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Fritz Field gets a major-league makeover

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:35am
Renovations bring the stadium into ADA compliance   Saddleback College Presi dent Gregory Anderson officially opened the recently renovated Fritz Field Thursday, Feb. 8. Wearing no. 55, Anderson threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Gaucho’s catcher Alex Kent, officially opening the field for the 2018 spring baseball season. Fritz Field received a new pitching […]
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How To V-Day without going broke

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:16pm
Travel getaways on $200 budget  Bridging the anxiety of midterms or celebrating Valentines Day, budget getaways exploring the desert, beach, and city can be done for under $200. Time to scrounge coins from the pockets of those favorite jeans laying bedside, the car’s cup holders and head to Coinstar in CVS to change pennies into dollars.   Driving two and half hours northeast from Orange County, travelers […]
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Saddleback College celebrates its 25th year offering a study abroad program to Santander, Spain

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:01am
The Gilman Scholarship makes studying abroad affordable for Saddleback students Saddleback College celebrates their 25th year offering a study abroad program in Santander, Spain this summer. The excursion in Santander is scheduled to occur from June 29th to July 30th. Students are able to apply for the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International […]
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Recreational marijuana use signed into law by Vermont governor

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:20pm
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed legislature making recreational marijuana use legal in the state on Monday evening. “I personally believe that what adults do behind closed doors and on private property is their choice, so long as it does not negatively impact the health and safety of others, especially children,” said Gov. Phil Scott in […]
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Saddleback College Gauchos win opening day with 2-0 shut out against SDCC Knights

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 10:03am
With strong pitching and defense, the Gauchos won their home opener 2-0 against the determined San Diego City College Knights. Starting pitcher Tanner Brubaker, a right-hander, a sophomore from San Clemente Cal Baptist, threw six strong innings, striking out six and only giving up one hit and no runs. The calendar said late January, but […]
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Saddleback College Men’s basketball team advances to second round of Bill Brummell Classic

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:35pm
Saddleback College men’s basketball team began the 20th annual Bill Brummel Classic with a win over MiraCosta College Thursday night at the Saddleback Gymnasium. After losing four out of their last five games, Saddleback had a sense of urgency getting the ball in the hoop as they finished with the largest margin of victory out […]
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Giving back this holiday season

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:02am
Half-conscious, your thoughts begin defrosting. Your mind’s perception of the current situation is conflicting with pure relaxation in your borough of warmth. Your body and mind are in the same building, but on two different floors. One is beginning to stretch while the other forces your eyes shut, battling to seize total control. You are […]
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Coach helps spreads Christmas cheer

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:40pm
As she sits on the ground of the gymnasium floor- two white plastic laundry baskets by her side-socks, hats, mittens, scarfs, blankets, gloves, toothbrushes and toothpaste fill the containers. Denise Harris and her squad of Saddleback College cheerleaders collect items for the homeless. Harris began cheering as a young child after her family moved to […]
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Relax for finals with PAWS

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:38pm
Students can pet a dog to manage stress during finals week with PAWS. The event takes place in front of the LRC on Monday Dec. 18th and Tuesday Dec. 19th from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.           
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Women’s softball team in need of experienced players for next season

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:48pm
Saddleback College is now nearing the end of the semester. Following that will be the holidays, the time that students enjoy spending time with friends and families. Some students are excited for something else, for this Winter comes a new season of women’s softball. January is the month that the Gauchos hit the field. Catch […]
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Crunch Time to provide snacks and supplies to prepare for finals

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:00pm
Crunch Time will be hosted in the Learning Resource Center by the Tutoring Center beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 14. Stop by for free coffee, snacks, Scantrons, and Blue Books (while supplies last). Additionally, visit the Center for last-minute tutoring and studying in LRC 212. The Library Reference Desk will […]
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Finals: Prepare from the start

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:07pm
Finals are nearing. While others are preparing for the holidays, Saddleback students will be gearing up for finals week. Jillian Chapman, a 26-year-old English major, tutors students in humanities at the Learning Resource Center at Saddleback. She said studying with other people is helpful because everyone has certain learning types. Some are visual learners, while […]
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Saddleback Arts kicks of the holidays with ‘A Feast of Lights’

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:35am
Saddleback College’s Choir and Symphony performed A Feast of Lights in the McKinney Theatre from December 1-3.  This holiday concert kicked off December with different Christmas songs in which the choir and symphony performed both together and separately. There were two separate conductors for the night, Yorgos Kouritas and Scott Farthing. Kouritas is the Director […]
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