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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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Fritz Field gets a major-league makeover

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:35am
Renovations bring the stadium into ADA compliance   Saddleback College Presi dent Gregory Anderson officially opened the recently renovated Fritz Field Thursday, Feb. 8. Wearing no. 55, Anderson threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Gaucho’s catcher Alex Kent, officially opening the field for the 2018 spring baseball season. Fritz Field received a new pitching […]
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How To V-Day without going broke

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:16pm
Travel getaways on $200 budget  Bridging the anxiety of midterms or celebrating Valentines Day, budget getaways exploring the desert, beach, and city can be done for under $200. Time to scrounge coins from the pockets of those favorite jeans laying bedside, the car’s cup holders and head to Coinstar in CVS to change pennies into dollars.   Driving two and half hours northeast from Orange County, travelers […]
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Saddleback College celebrates its 25th year offering a study abroad program to Santander, Spain

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:01am
The Gilman Scholarship makes studying abroad affordable for Saddleback students Saddleback College celebrates their 25th year offering a study abroad program in Santander, Spain this summer. The excursion in Santander is scheduled to occur from June 29th to July 30th. Students are able to apply for the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International […]
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Recreational marijuana use signed into law by Vermont governor

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:20pm
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed legislature making recreational marijuana use legal in the state on Monday evening. “I personally believe that what adults do behind closed doors and on private property is their choice, so long as it does not negatively impact the health and safety of others, especially children,” said Gov. Phil Scott in […]
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Saddleback College Gauchos win opening day with 2-0 shut out against SDCC Knights

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 10:03am
With strong pitching and defense, the Gauchos won their home opener 2-0 against the determined San Diego City College Knights. Starting pitcher Tanner Brubaker, a right-hander, a sophomore from San Clemente Cal Baptist, threw six strong innings, striking out six and only giving up one hit and no runs. The calendar said late January, but […]
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