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Saddleback students are greeted with dogs as a way to de-stress from finals

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:02pm
Saddleback took a pause for paws on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon to enjoy the calm and comfort of therapy dogs provided by the Orange County SPCA PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support-Therapy Dog Program). Librarians hosted the team of therapy dogs in order to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility through any means necessary. Stopped […]
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Trump to require a Muslim-American Registry

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:38am
Donald Trump, 45th President-Elect, has announced another plan that has sent waves throughout the country. Trump said he is considering requiring Muslim-Americans register in a government database. NBC news reporter asked Trump, “Should there be a database that tracks Muslims here in this country?” To which Trump responded, “Oh, I would certainly implement that.” While […]
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Saddleback v.s Southwest mens basketball

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:16am
Saddleback men’s basketball team won by 27 points on December 2nd. Again they defeated southwest on the court. Both teams took positions while the referee lined up the ball between two players preparing to toss it into the air. When the buzzer sounded southwest hit the jump ball it in the direction of saddlebacks offence […]
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A big win for women’s soccer

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:14am
Saddleback women’s soccer team beat Orange Coast College on their away game 2-0 on Sept. 16, with goals by Rachel Edelstein and Mackenzie Galaz. They solidified their win within the first half, while still competing into the second. Edelstein, a defender, put in the goal with a header coming in from a corner kick. Following […]
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Meet a Gaucho

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 8:16pm
Name: Jaden Tyler Price Number: 24 next season Position: Cornerback Height: 5’11 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA High School: Trabuco Hills Grade: Freshman  Major: Double major in business management and game development 2016 Season: Red shirt 2016 season to save eligibility for four year college programs 2017 Expectations: “It’s hard to tell how I feel about next season this early, but just from the […]
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California dissolves Statute of Limitations on rape cases

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:31pm
California has ended it’s statute of limitations for rape cases after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation filed in the midst of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby. Some of Bill’s victims are coming out 20-3o years after the crime was commited and judges are saying that there’s not enough evidence. Cosby has said his […]
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Gauchos men’s basketball take second in Palomar Tournament

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 5:07pm
The Saddleback Gauchos had a close game with the Southwestern Jaguars at the Palomar Tournament, ending the night with a winning score of 60-52, and third place overall. Saddleback started the game off with a slight disadvantage, missing some three-pointers but staying in the game by getting consistent layups. Saddleback’s T.J. Shorts and Southwestern’s Richard […]
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Students showcased their designs and fashion pieces at OC Fashion Night

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:53pm
Saddleback College fashion department hosted its inaugural OC Fashion Night on Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the first floor of the BGS building. The night was dedicated to students, faculty and alumni to showcase the students work and talents they have achieved throughout the semester. Students were able to show off their […]
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Views split on the death of Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:39pm
Fidel Castro was announced dead Friday night at 10:29 p.m. at 90 years old by his brother Raul Castro on a televised Cuban station. Castro is best known as the leader of Cuba who dominated the country’s nation for nearly five decades. “I say to the people of Cuba, with profound pain I come here […]
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Assisted suicide: Everyone has an opinion, including the Catholic church

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:56am
The End of Life Option Act, also known as the bill that authorizes physicians to administer terminally ill patient’s life-ending medication went into effect June 9 this year in California. Currently there are four other states in the country that have also permitted the option to their fellow state residents, who wish to end their […]
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How clean are our drinking fountains?

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 11:43am
Sometimes a dirty looking drinking fountain can be the only thing between you and that feeling of satisfaction a few gulps of water give you after long day, but did you make a mistake by trusting its cleanliness? There are many different factors you should consider when choosing to drink out of the fountain in […]
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VIDEO: What has made you smile today?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 2:53pm
With so much hate going around these days, Mackenzie Quinn and Katie Groat asked people around Saddleback College what has made them smile.  
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Pros and cons of online dating

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:49pm
Jack and Sally meet after many years of being single. Sally went through a divorce and lost all hope in finding the right one. After a few years of meeting the wrong guy, Sally decided it was time to try online dating, after her single friends convinced her it can be more then fun and […]
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Snap your fingers: English department host putrid poetry event

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:42pm
Sitting patiently in room 314, of the Learning Resource Center just before 3:30, a whopping amount of students enter to take heed of the English department’s reading of putrid poetry. The sign in sheet along spreads of the WALL literary journal are displayed on a table as students enter. There’s a certain vibe about the […]
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Lets Get Spiritually High with Kundalini: Unleashing the power of higher consciousness

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:42pm
It’s 4:30 a.m. in a lightly dimmed space, at a Kundalini session and a women dressed in all white sits at the front of the crowd. All eyes are on her as the young and old await for her to chant the first mantra to tune in. She takes a deep breath in and out […]
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It’s Lit: A brush fire threatens homes in San Juan Capistrano

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:50am
Concerned families and neighbors got together on a Sunday afternoon after large clouds of smoke rose towards the sky in San Juan Capistrano. In the community known as ‘Hidden Mountain’ a fire had erupted on the hill sides. “11:58 a.m. is when we called [the fire] in and they told me they were already on […]
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Master Class with Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky: Saddleback violin students master the art of playing with the help from a professional

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 2:02pm
Canadian violinist Iryna Krechkovsky visited Saddleback College on Nov. 18 to give violin students a master clas, held in the Fine Arts building where violin students Berett Phillips, Ryan Fogal, and Jose Garcia Velasquez received first hand appraisal from Krechkovsky. The master class began with Gaucho violinist Berett Phillips playing the cello, in which Krechkovsky […]
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Matt Slocum New York Jazz Trio visits Saddleback College

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:08pm
Matt Slocum, an accomplished jazz drummer who graduated from USC, partnered with Dayna Stephens on the saxophone and Steve Cotter on the guitar to create Matt Slocum’s New York Jazz Trio. All three musicians have collectively played around the world including most of the United States, but as a trio began touring Los Angeles on […]
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An objective review of the new POTUS: White supremacist in the White House

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:07pm
Do you remember where you were or what you were doing when the host of “The Apprentice” became President of the United States? As a Mexican-American, I do. I began the day opening multiple tabs on my cellphone, visiting every social media and news outlet feed I could to get information, predictions and progress reports on […]
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Does where you sit in class matter?

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:04pm
Students often choose to sit in different areas of a classroom, but what does it say about the individual and which area helps most academically ? There are lots of different places someone can sit when they first enter the classroom. Getting a good view, hearing instructions better, and making eye contact with the professor […]
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