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Hey, batter batter

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:25pm
The Saddleback College softball team rallied to win its first two games of the season during the the Mt. San Jacinto College Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17. The Lady Gauchos literally knocked it out of the park with a 12-0 shutout against College of the Desert. McKenna Walton and Rylee Argue contributed with three and […]
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Spring break for the workaholics

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:57pm
Taking advantage of the short windows off work Spring break evokes thoughts of tropical travel, highway 101 road trips and dusty festival glamping. For the Saddleback community who have jobs, requesting time off work equates to no pay or a trip to the unemployment office. The dream of a vacation may be condensed to a […]
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OPINION: St. Patrick’s Day has lost its honor

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:54pm
Saint Patrick’s Day, the designated feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, is a recognized American holiday. We celebrate this holy day by getting plastered beyond belief and causing mass chaos. It is a day where one of your coworkers or distant acquaintances drunk posts how they’re proud of being 1/32nd Irish, and are […]
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BRIEF: Blood drive this week

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 2:22pm
Saddleback College’s Associated Student Government will hold its semi-annual blood drive for the American Red Cross from Monday, March 5 through Thursday, March 8 in the Student Services Center’s Room 213. Donors should sign up for an appointment on the SCC quad, but walk-ins are always welcome. Hours for donation are Monday from 12:30 to […]
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The road to an elite college athlete

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:29pm
Softball Gauchos display their talent with a backstory  Saddleback Gaucho’s softball team has an extended season beyond the 10 games played this season, seen when the mercied Golden West College last month. Many rookies who have achieved college level ball, stated that their athleticism and training begun as early as six years of age and […]
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Who will win this year’s Oscars? Here’s your chance to predict

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:30pm
It’s that time of the year when the “best of the best” in the motion picture industry are recognized. The 90th Academy Awards is Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Center in Hollywood. This year’s Oscars honor movies released in 2017. Take a few moments and VOTE for YOUR favorites!
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Reforming the indulgence for firearms in the U.S.

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 1:05pm
Tinkering around the edges on guns is not the answer The “U.S. Travel Advisories” list warns persons about those countries that pose a risk to travelers. Ironically, the U.S. has more mass shootings than any other county in the world. At what point will America regard itself as dangerous enough to be rated on its […]
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Photo of the Day: Feb. 27, 2018

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:24am
Grey skies cover Santiago Peak after receiving snowfall on Tuesday Feb. 27. Weather forecast for the remainder of the week estimate that Santiago Peak will experience partly sunny weather on Wednesday, rainfall Thursday through Saturday, and sunny conditions on Sunday. 
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Big Band Jazz Ensemble collaborate with gifted musician, Ingrid Jensen

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:56am
A night full of lively music for Jazz Day  Ingrid Jensen, a trumpeter from British Columbia collaborated with Saddleback’s Big Band Ensemble for Jazz Days at McKinney Theatre last Saturday. She is accomplished around the world for her music, composing and zealous teaching. Jazz Day brings audiences internationally recognized guest artists, such as James Moody, […]
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Public smoking ban implemented in Dana Point

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:14pm
City of Dana Point Ordinance No.18-02 designates public smoking illegal on Feb. 15 Dana Point Mayor Richard Viczorek amended chapter 6.40 of the Dana Point municipal code on Jan. 16. Ordinance No.18-02 established that residents and visitors of Dana Point are entitled to be free from secondhand smoke and also prohibited smoking in public places […]
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“Black Panther” gashes records

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 6:24pm
Director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” slashed multiple box office records following its theater debut on Feb. 16, earning $235 million during its opening weekend. “Black Panther” proves the power of representation, by featuring likable, dynamic characters incorporating racial politics that address the current political atmosphere in the plot and depicting a narrative of Africa that […]
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Your Mind Matters initiative expected to help faculty address mental health concerns

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:07am
Saddleback College received funding for Your Mind Matters: Breaking Down Barriers for Mental Health Wellness The South Orange County Community College District, along with 15 other community college districts in California were awarded a $350,000 California Community College Mental Health Services Program grant on Feb. 15. The grant will be utilized by Saddleback College and […]
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37th Annual Tet Festival returns to OC Fair

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:16pm
Tens of thousands gather at OC Fair to celebrate Vietnamese Lunar New Year The 37th Annual Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California Tết Festival returned to the OC Fair & Event Center Feb 16 through Feb 18 to coincide with the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog summoned a grand celebration […]
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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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