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The Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:22pm
Washington D.C. – Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, capping off one of the most polarizing and media-driven elections to date. The world tuned in on their laptops, smartphones, and television sets to hear what the new President of the United States had to say about […]
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Travel ban raises concerns for International students

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:52pm
On January 27, President Donald Trump signed executive order 13769, protecting the Nation from Terrorist attacks by foreign nationals.  This executive order forced the Department of State to provisionally revoke all valid visas of nationals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Saddleback college president Tod Burnett issued an email reaffirming the college’s […]
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Gauchos lose in stunner against the Fullerton College Hornets

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:21pm
The Saddleback men’s basketball team drop the rock at home 74-54 on Thursday evening in their conference championship game against the Fullerton College Hornets. They finish the season with an impressive overall record of 24-4, but place second in the Orange Empire Conference for the first time since the 2010-2011 season. The Gauchos and Hornets […]
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Cassano’s keeping tradition alive and well in San Clemente

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:06pm
Cassano’s Pizza has been around for nearly three decades bringing pizza to the hearts and mouths of fellow locals and tourists alike. Owners Dave Cassano and Sharron Torres shop on Avenida Victoria was practically a historical landmark. Since then they have moved to 818 S.El Camino Real and are still keeping the local pizza spot […]
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ASG takes Washington D.C.

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:23pm
It was Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, when our very own Associated Student Government touched down in our nation’s capitol. A long, coast-to-coast flight was followed by dinner at Nando’s Peri-Peri, an afro-Portuguese fusion style restaurant, home of the African Bird’s Eye Chili. After a unique South African dining experience, the team rendezvoused towards American University […]
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SPORTS: Gauchos edge Santa Ana College

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:17pm
Saddleback College’s men’s basketball team put up 99 points on their homecourt in a landslide victory over Santa Ana College on Tuesday night. This exciting win puts them in contention for a conference title this Thursday night against Fullerton College. The Gauchos are currently (24-3) overall and (10-1) in conference play. Starting freshman shooting guard, […]
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OPINION: Rep. Mimi Walters, not our congresswoman

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:38pm
Orange County residents and organizations protested outside of Mimi Walters office in Irvine Tuesday, Jan. 31. Mimi Walters was re-elected back in November to represent the 45th district. Orange County residents are upset that Walters has yet to hold a city hall meeting since she has been elected. In 2012, Democrats tried to stop Walters […]
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It’s my body and I’ll choose if I want to

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:26pm
Planned Parenthood has a vision and it is simply this: “Every individual has the knowledge, freedom, and power to achieve reproductive health.” President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defund Planned Parenthood internationally Tuesday, Jan. 27, with the United States in his sights next. To exacerbate the negative aspects of the defunding, not only […]
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BREAKING: Water leak discovered on campus may affect some building utilities this week

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:18pm
A water leak was detected in Parking Lot 4 Wednesday afternoon. This may affect Saddleback College those on campus on Thursday and Friday. This notification was distributed via email on Wednesday by Saddleback College: Please be advised of the following: An industrial water leak that was found today in Parking Lot 4 is currently being […]
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Saddleback students are greeted with dogs as a way to de-stress from finals

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:02pm
Saddleback took a pause for paws on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon to enjoy the calm and comfort of therapy dogs provided by the Orange County SPCA PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support-Therapy Dog Program). Librarians hosted the team of therapy dogs in order to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility through any means necessary. Stopped […]
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Trump to require a Muslim-American Registry

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:38am
Donald Trump, 45th President-Elect, has announced another plan that has sent waves throughout the country. Trump said he is considering requiring Muslim-Americans register in a government database. NBC news reporter asked Trump, “Should there be a database that tracks Muslims here in this country?” To which Trump responded, “Oh, I would certainly implement that.” While […]
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Saddleback v.s Southwest mens basketball

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:16am
Saddleback men’s basketball team won by 27 points on December 2nd. Again they defeated southwest on the court. Both teams took positions while the referee lined up the ball between two players preparing to toss it into the air. When the buzzer sounded southwest hit the jump ball it in the direction of saddlebacks offence […]
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A big win for women’s soccer

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:14am
Saddleback women’s soccer team beat Orange Coast College on their away game 2-0 on Sept. 16, with goals by Rachel Edelstein and Mackenzie Galaz. They solidified their win within the first half, while still competing into the second. Edelstein, a defender, put in the goal with a header coming in from a corner kick. Following […]
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Meet a Gaucho

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 8:16pm
Name: Jaden Tyler Price Number: 24 next season Position: Cornerback Height: 5’11 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA High School: Trabuco Hills Grade: Freshman  Major: Double major in business management and game development 2016 Season: Red shirt 2016 season to save eligibility for four year college programs 2017 Expectations: “It’s hard to tell how I feel about next season this early, but just from the […]
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California dissolves Statute of Limitations on rape cases

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:31pm
California has ended it’s statute of limitations for rape cases after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation filed in the midst of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby. Some of Bill’s victims are coming out 20-3o years after the crime was commited and judges are saying that there’s not enough evidence. Cosby has said his […]
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Gauchos men’s basketball take second in Palomar Tournament

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 5:07pm
The Saddleback Gauchos had a close game with the Southwestern Jaguars at the Palomar Tournament, ending the night with a winning score of 60-52, and third place overall. Saddleback started the game off with a slight disadvantage, missing some three-pointers but staying in the game by getting consistent layups. Saddleback’s T.J. Shorts and Southwestern’s Richard […]
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Students showcased their designs and fashion pieces at OC Fashion Night

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:53pm
Saddleback College fashion department hosted its inaugural OC Fashion Night on Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the first floor of the BGS building. The night was dedicated to students, faculty and alumni to showcase the students work and talents they have achieved throughout the semester. Students were able to show off their […]
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Views split on the death of Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:39pm
Fidel Castro was announced dead Friday night at 10:29 p.m. at 90 years old by his brother Raul Castro on a televised Cuban station. Castro is best known as the leader of Cuba who dominated the country’s nation for nearly five decades. “I say to the people of Cuba, with profound pain I come here […]
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Assisted suicide: Everyone has an opinion, including the Catholic church

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:56am
The End of Life Option Act, also known as the bill that authorizes physicians to administer terminally ill patient’s life-ending medication went into effect June 9 this year in California. Currently there are four other states in the country that have also permitted the option to their fellow state residents, who wish to end their […]
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How clean are our drinking fountains?

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 11:43am
Sometimes a dirty looking drinking fountain can be the only thing between you and that feeling of satisfaction a few gulps of water give you after long day, but did you make a mistake by trusting its cleanliness? There are many different factors you should consider when choosing to drink out of the fountain in […]
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