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Saddleback dominates Golden West College for ‘Holmescoming’

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:13pm
The Saddleback College football team ran away with the Homecoming game, dominating the Golden West College Rustlers 39-7 Saturday night. The Gauchos came into the game beating the Rustlers 24-1-1 in the program’s history. The team returns to glory after falling to the Ventura Pirates 44-34 Saturday, Sept. 30. Saddleback College also inducted three members […]
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Former Lariat staffer and boyfriend dead, 2 others wounded in Aliso Viejo shooting

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:44am
Luke William Ferguson is suspected of fatally shooting his father, 59-year-old Douglas Ferguson and his father’s girlfriend, 51-year-old Lisa Cosenza and wounding roommates Todd Kuchar, 48, and Brandon Dufault, 23, in their own home at 6 Ashbury Court in “The Hamptons” community of Aliso Viejo on Thursday afternoon. Ferguson, 26, who was described as armed […]
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Fire officials say Canyon Fire 2 is near full containment

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 1:02pm
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California Community Colleges will be free for first year if bill passes

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:06pm
California assembly members have proposed a bill to allow first-year community college students to receive free tuition for their first year. The California College Promise, aka Assembly Bill 19, has passed through the final hearing last month and now only needs the signature of California Governor Jerry Brown. The bill itself states that its intentions are […]
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OCFA officials report that the Canyon Fire 2 is 40 percent contained

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:42am
UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at 7 a.m. A vegetation fire broke out in the Coal Canyon Area due to gusty winds which burned 8,000 acres and is at 40 percent containment, according to fire officials. The Canyon Fire 2 started just before 10 a.m. Monday along the 91 freeway and 241 freeway interchange in […]
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Saddleback College PD boost security after Las Vegas shooting

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:28pm
The Saddleback College Police Department increased security on campus due to the Las Vegas tragedy. The department presented Saddleback faculty managers a revamped Emergency Preparedness Plan. SCPD wants students and staff prepared to handle any emergency. “People who have plans, prepare, assess the situation and then act decisively tend to have a higher degree of […]
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Saddleback College Clinical Psychology intern talks to students about combating mental disorders

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:55pm
  Saddleback College hosted a presentation about combating disorders in the Associated Student Government room Thursday, Oct. 5 for Mental Health Awareness Week. Corrine Werner, M.A., a Clinical Psychology intern from the Saddleback College Student Health Center gave the presentation. She explained that many students visit the health center due to anxiety and depression, stress […]
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Saddleback’s Wind Ensemble delivers a flawless first performance of the season

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:46am
Saddleback’s Wind Ensemble takes the stage at the McKinney Theatre on the night of Friday October 6 for their first concert of the year titled October Winds. Conducted by Maestro Yorgus Kouritas, he led the musical group through seven different pieces, each ranging in style, tempo and difficulty. They began the night with a piece […]
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The Astronomy and Physics Club presents “Totality”

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:03pm
The Saddleback College Astronomy and Physics Club led by director Tony Hardy presented images, data and video from this years total solar eclipse titled “Totality”- the Day the Sun Disappeared. “Our goal with events like this one is to bring people with a common interest of astronomy together, promote education, observe the beautiful night sky […]
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Local Mission Viejo chiropractor stresses mind over matter and self-improvement at Saddleback for Mental Health Awareness Week

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:55pm
Saddleback College’s Associate Student Government hosted Dr. Shervin Tabrizi from the Tabrizi Family Chiropractic as part of Mental Health Awareness Week on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Tabrizi came to speak to students about stress and different ways to use the body and mind to combat these stressors. Tibrizi identified physical, chemical and emotional stress as the […]
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Depression and anxiety dicussion held during mental health week

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:54pm
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Saddleback College hosted a presentation about depression and anxiety in the Associated Student Government room Tuesday, Oct. 3. The presentation was delivered by Sidhra Vakil, Psy.D., a psychology intern from the Saddleback College Student Health Center. Vakil explained what depression looks like and highlighted some of its possible […]
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OPINION: Referees called into question after the Gaucho’s football team’s loss to Venture

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 7:05pm
What the F just happened? In lout of the absence of football this weekend I decided it was time to discuss the terrible call that the referees made during last Saturday’s game at Ventura College. For those of you that weren’t there to witness it here’s a recap. It was during the fourth quarter the […]
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Women’s golf moves to 11-1 with dominating win at Temecula Creek

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:58pm
The Saddleback College women’s golf team swept the Orange Empire Conference in a show of dominance at the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course on Wednesday, Oct. 4. This would not be the first time the Gauchos would display their power as the team as a whole has a 11-1 league record right now along with […]
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Bladerunner 2049 stays true to it’s roots while forging a new path for the future of sequels.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 4:09pm
Hollywood has been awash in uncreative and repetitive sequels designed to distract moviegoers with computer-generated imagery (CGI), quick cuts and their formulaic plots in order to rake in the consumer’s cash. Bladerunner 2049 (2017) doesn’t quite break the mold as much as it reshapes it when it comes to the way a sequel can and […]
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Gauchos find themselves at No. 7 in state rankings

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 3:37pm
The Saddleback women’s volleyball team has officially been ranked No. 7 in the most recent state rankings. The California Community College Women’s Volleyball Coaches Association issued their statement this last Monday. The last time they earned a ranking this high was in 1998 when they finished 24-6 and lost in the state championship. During the […]
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Syrian American poet speaks at Ramadan Teach-In

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:53pm
  All women panel share Muslim religion Saddleback College hosted Ramadan Teach-in presented by The Equity and Diversity Committee and International Languages Department Monday, Oct. 2. The discussion was set to inform others about the Muslim religion. “During the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, a lunar calendar, so it moves every year, Muslims are […]
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New look KSBR provides opportunity for students

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:04pm
Saddleback College’s award winning radio station, 88.5FM-KSBR, and its Internet radio station,, have been supplying listeners with smooth jazz and hard rock jams since 1975. But this past July, the Radio Program has come full circle to its original roots. With new technology and partnership with California State University of Northridge, students are easily […]
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Mass shooting in Las Vegas brings debate on gun control back into the spotlight

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:44pm
The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas by domestic terrorist Stephen Paddock, in which he murdered 59 people and wounded more than 500 others, has reignited debate from all sides regarding gun control and possible actions by the government to place restrictions on certain firearms accessories. A federal regulation bans all fully automatic weapons for […]
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ASG serves waffle breakfast

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:36pm
At Saddleback College, the first Wednesday of every month will now be “Waffle Wednesday.” Located in the quad from eight to eleven a.m., ASG will now provide a waffle breakfast to raise money for the Emergency Relief Fund, which is used for Saddleback students in need of help. Along with that there is also a […]
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Largest ever mass shooting in U.S. at the Route 91 Harvest Festival

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:31am
Sunday night marks the single largest mass shooting incident in the United States, leaving 59 dead and well over 500 people injured or in critical condition. Fear and uncertainty have overwhelmed Las Vegas and the nation, leaving us begging for answers and wondering how something so evil could have occurred just a state away. As information unfolds, […]
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