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A Dreamers worst nightmare

4 hours 45 min ago
I get told that I should go back to my country, that I don’t do anything for this country besides adding to the already-too-large number of immigrants and help increase the crime rate. I pay taxes just like any other American, and I contribute to Social Security by working with a permit for which I […]
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Gauchos come up big in action packed shootout against El Camino

7 hours 58 min ago
Freshman running back Connor McBride ran the ball in for an 11 yard touchdown with only 1:29 left on the clock to give Saddleback a dramatic fourth quarter lead over El Camino in front of a packed house at Saddleback Stadium on Friday night in a game that featured over 1,000 yards of total offense […]
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Veterans offered guidance to other Veterans at Saddleback’s 2017 Veterans Resource Fair.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 6:32pm
Saddleback College hosted its ninth annual South County Veterans Resource Fair on Tuesday morning. Dozens of veteran organizations had booths in the Student Services Quad offering information to students, as well as retired and active-duty military personnel about the transition back to civilian life. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans reports that veterans make up […]
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Lady Gauchos grind to their first win of the season

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 1:35pm
The Saddleback College Gauchos women’s soccer team defeated the Golden West Rustlers 1-0 Friday night in their first home game of the season. It was a tough physical battle but the Gauchos were able to see out their one goal lead and get their first competitive win of the year. Lead by team captain Jessica […]
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Dunk-a-Cop event makes a big splash on campus for Pink Patch Project

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:10pm
The staff of the Saddleback College Police Department provided the highlight of the health fair on Wednesday by giving students and faculty a chance to show off their arms and get their favorite on-campus police officers soaking wet for charity at the Dunk-a-Cop booth. The Police Department teamed up with the Pink Patch Project, a […]
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NASA contractor guest speaks about working on Apollo Project

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:15pm
Over two dozen students came to hear aerospace engineer Michael Matoni, 73, share his experiences working with the Project Apollo Lunar Modules last Friday. The engineer, who worked for Northrup Gumman as a NASA contractor, displayed industry tools and handed out advice to inquiring students. Drawing on his long-lasting career spanning decades, Matoni highlighted his […]
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REM cycles are responsible for a refreshing sleep

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:04pm
College is full homework, coffee and late nights, resulting in a lack of sleep. Students average 6-6.9 hours of sleep per night, according to the University Health Center at the University of Georgia. Unfortunately, Saddleback College students are no stranger to this nightmare. “I usually sleep at about 1 o’clock in the morning,” said Saddleback […]
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Lingerie noire

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:29pm
It was a Monday like any other Monday. I was on my way to the library, taking the outside staircase that leads to the east side of Saddleback College’s LRC building and that’s when I saw it. There before me was a piece of a woman’s lingerie, a lace fuchsia bikini bottom. I didn’t know […]
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Fate of Dreamers uncertain as Trump and Congress clash over DACA and border wall

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:14pm
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, on behalf of President Donald J. Trump, announced the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. There are currently 788,000 people in the DACA program that could potentially lose their jobs, access to education and health care if Congress doesn’t pass […]
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UPDATE: Dr. Gregory Anderson selected as the president of Saddleback College

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:18pm
Saddleback College started its search for a new president March 24 after former president Todd Burnett announced his retirement during the spring semester of 2017. Applicants faced various screenings, in depth reference checks and three rounds of interviews until there were four finalists. The South Orange County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted  to […]
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Gauchos turn the tide on Seahawks

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:20pm
The Gauchos started off the game electing to receive the opening kick. Special teams kickoff return man Roosevelt Abram ran 31 yards from the return spotting the ball on the 46 yard line. On the second play of the game Gaucho running back, Emari Demercado, rushed for 11 yards placing the ball on the LA […]
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Jazz Guest Artist: The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:45pm
Jazz Studies at Saddleback College presented the Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio in the McKinney Theatre the evening of September 11. From San Diego, the trio was assembled in 2013 and they’ve made two albums already. The most current release “RETROgrade” came out September of 2016 and had some of its songs featured during the […]
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Saddleback College Associated Student Government lends a hand to Houston students in need

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:53pm
A new donation option is added to established ASG pancake breakfast Saddleback College’s Associated Student Government hosted a pancake breakfast where students and faculty could come to the quad and buy breakfast where the proceeds would go mainly towards the Student Emergency Fund Wednesday, Sept 6.  Specifically for this month, there was an additional donation […]
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Mission Viejo coffee shop hosts comedy nights

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:28pm
Comedians get personal and lighten the mood in a cozy coffee house setting Comedians entertained customers at It’s A Grind Coffee House on opening night last Friday. Half & Laugh Comedy Show is the only comedy show in Mission Viejo, and will be open to the public every other Friday each month for free. Owner […]
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Alpha Gamma Sigma sets sail with the Ocean Institute at the Tall Ships Festival

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:02pm
Volunteers from Saddleback College’s Sigma Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society helped to provide support as the Ocean Institute hosted the 33rd annual Tall Ships Festival from Sept. 8-10 in Dana Point Harbor. The event, complete with pirates, mermaids and other costumed participants from across the land, provided educational fun, entertainment and […]
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A hero’s welcome for Orange County’s California Task Force 5 FEMA Search & Rescue

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:58am
California Task Force 5, an elite Orange County FEMA Search and Rescue Unit, returned from a 14-day deployment, where they assisted citizens who were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, to a crowd of anxious and proud family, friends and co-workers at the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine on Thursday. The 47-member team, […]
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Gauchos soar over Seahawks

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:16pm
The Saddleback College women’s volleyball team triumphed in its debut at the Brummer Dome on Wednesday evening with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks. This was the Gauchos first three game sweep of the season. Prior to the game, the Seahawks were undefeated at 2-0 on the season. The Gauchos […]
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SPOILERS! “Game of Thrones” recap for dummies

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:03pm
        Alas, the prophecy is holding true… for the most part. In last weeks season seven finale of George R.R. Martin’s critically acclaimed “Game of Thrones” series on HBO we watched in awe as Grey Worm and his band of fearless eunuchs, the Unsullied, stand in stoic stature, gearing up for the long awaited raid […]
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Informational and Oversight Hearing of the Master Plan for Higher Education

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:52am
    Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) hosted the first hearing of the Assembly Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in Sacramento, California this passing Wednesday. “Much has changed in California during the ensuing decades. From population growth, to increased diversity, change in leading industries and their need for talent, as well as […]
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Saddleback’s Fall 2017 Club Rush brings in the heat

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 6:51pm
Saddleback students came rain or shine to this semester’s Involvement Fair, aka Club Rush. Both club recruiters and students powered through the musky 95 degrees that heat up the Student Services Center main quad on Thursday Aug. 31. ”This weather especially under a tent especially is making it hotter and the fact that I’m wearing […]
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