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We aren’t just drink-making robots

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:11am
Hi welcome to Starbucks! What can I get for you today? Do you want that hot or cold? Would you like whipped cream on that? Every single time I take someone’s order I repeat the same three questions and have been for the last three years. Don’t get me wrong working for Starbucks has changed […]
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Apple’s FaceID may prove to be a true privacy killer

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 7:53am
As if Apple needs any real marketing strategy or selling points to justify their brand new, hot off the shelf, $1,000 iPhone X.  Apple’s new Face ID works by mapping a face with over 30,000 invisible dots, which is used to create a mathematical 3-D model. The company calls the special camera hardware it uses to […]
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“IT” awakens, making audiences laugh more than scream

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:27pm
Clowns suck. It has never been a great idea to wear strange makeup and show up to parties acting extremely creepy, yet we still make movies about them. They are things of nightmares, chasing us down endless tunnels in one of its many forms. Coasting off the most recent clown epidemic of 2016, “IT” returns […]
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Genealogy center offers classes in Mission Viejo

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:15pm
The South Orange County Genealogical Society helped patrons find their family roots as they hosted Researching Your Family Tree with Ancestry.com at the Mission Viejo Library Center on Friday, Sept. 22.   Beginners who wanted to learn how to research their family tree came to the free class presented by the Mission Viejo Library and […]
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BREAKING: Scammers targeting college students while spoofing local FBI phone number

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:30pm
The FBI Omaha Division is warning college students in Iowa and Nebraska to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs the FBI’s telephone number on the victim’s caller ID. FBI offices in at least eight states have received multiple calls reporting a scam involving someone claiming to be an FBI agent and demanding […]
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A Dreamers worst nightmare

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:51pm
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

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:38am
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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Saddleback water polo teams beat Santa Ana by a wide margin

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:16pm
Saddleback’s Men and Women’s Water Polo team defeated Santa Ana College 23-6 and 20-7 on Sept. 20, raising their records to 6-2 and 5-3, respectively. “Our defense is pretty good, so we’re able to get some early opportunities and jump to a big lead right away, which I think kind of set the tone for […]
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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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