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Gender neutral bathrooms, who is the real threat?

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:34pm
President Donald Trump withdrew the  guidance for transgender protection that was dictated by Title IX last month. Title IX was introduced by the Obama administration in May of 2016 to protect the rights of transgender students to use the restroom and locker room that match their gender identities and not necessarily the gender listed on […]
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‘Thirteen Reasons Why’: A Baker’s Dozen

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:33pm
When Clay Jensen arrives home one day, he finds a box full of cassette tapes on his doorstep. In “Thirteen Reasons Why,” author Jay Asher tells the story of an adolescent teenager who discovers his classmate-and crush-Hannah Baker has left him thirteen tapes two weeks after she commits suicide. When he plays the first cassette […]
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The era of fake news

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:48am
I’m sure you have heard about it or even stumbled upon it while scrolling through Facebook or other social media platforms. The “it” I am referring to is this concept of deliberately publishing propaganda and disinformation with the intent to completely mislead an audience, or fake news. Perhaps you find fake news to be simple […]
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Why It’s ok to punch the alt right but not Trump supporters

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:00am
The reason is simple: the alt right and the right are two different categories. Much like liberals and leftitst or libertarians and anarchist. There is a spectrum and you cannot slump them together, this is were issues arise. Who are the Alt Right? They are radicalized young white men in America. They became radicalized  through […]
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Where’s our EPA?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:58pm
With the EPA budget at an all time low, what’s at stake? Who would be a better choice to run the EPA other than Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, who is nothing but a bitter opponent of the E.P.A. One lawsuit after another to abolish all regulations to save the environment and now here we […]
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Saddleback College fine arts department displays past and present artwork

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:41pm
Saddleback College’s faculty art and photo exhibition is on display in Fine Arts 201 and features mix-media pieces from various artists. The gallery features sculptures and paintings by numerous teachers from then and now.  “The concept for the show is ‘Past and Present,'” said Bob Rickerson, the gallery curator, “Among the 42 artists some are current […]
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California DREAM applicants in decline, fear of deportation

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:33pm
In an interview on NBC news television show “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd questions President Donald Trump about California DREAM Act reform. “You’ll rescind the DREAM Act – executive order for DACA?” Todd said. “You’re going to split up families? You’re going to deport children “Chuck, no, no. We’re going to keep the families together,” […]
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Videotaping professors could be unlawful #useyourvoice part two

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:17pm
The Associated Student Government along with the Pre-Law Society hosted the second installment of their #useyourvoice series on campus.  The #useyourvoice series is intended for students at Saddleback College to gain a better understanding of the First Amendment, and what changes and challenges technology has on First Amendment rights.  “In order to provide open and […]
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Protestors demand Los Angeles remain a sanctuary city for immigrants

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:23pm
Immigration march gathers thousands in downtown Los Angeles Two days after a nation wide Day Without Immigrants protest, followed Free the People, Immigrants March, this Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thousands gathered in Los Angeles Pershing Square Park marching down Broadway making their way into City Hall Park Center. Holding signs […]
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South Orange County Community College District celebrates 50 years

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:43pm
The South Orange County Community College District passed a resolution at the board of trustees meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the district. Valentine’s Day, 1967 marked the groundbreaking ceremony for the district.  The South Orange County Community College District, home to Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College has come a long way in these past […]
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Bringing back Emo -“When We Were Young” concert series comes to Orange County 

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:19pm
The Observatory Grounds presents “When We Were Young” a 2 day concert series featuring some of the most iconic bands that hold a special place in the heart of every 90’s era emo and punk fans. This inaugural edition of this concert will be headlined by Morissey, the Descendents, and AFI, with other notable bands […]
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Trump’s crackdown on marijuana could cost more than a quarter million jobs in America

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:17pm
A report from New Frontier Data was published explaining that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. This figure creates more job growth than manufacturing, utilities, or even government jobs put together. This is what the marijuana industry hopes will change Trump’s thoughts about marijuana. Job […]
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The Ash Girl, a must see at the McKinney theatre

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:50pm
The moment I entered the Studio Theatre at Saddleback College, it instantly transpired into a mystical forest. White drapes covered the room, projecting a background of a forest and the sound of birds happily singing made me feel as if I was floating gently away on a river. The first scene opens in a kitchen […]
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Smooth as milk, thick as honey- One woman’s journey of the loving, the hurting and the breaking

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:14pm
Milk and Honey, a New York Times best seller, is a poetic harmony between violence abuse love loss and feminity which takes you through the journey of Rupi Kaur’s life filled with bittersweet imagery, moments of heartache to finally reaching an everlasting sense of self love. “I like to think milk and honey began the […]
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Theater department to hold auditions for summer musicals

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 2:58pm
The Fine Arts Division at Saddleback College will be hosting auditions for its two summer musicals “Shrek” and “The Music Man” taking place in Fine Arts 311 and 312 on March 14-15. The audition must consist of a one-minute monologue and a 16-32 bar of two different songs. Anyone wishing to sign up must fill out an […]
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Saddleback College presents stage reading of Shuttleworth’s ‘Tumbledown’

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 2:23pm
The department of theatre arts at Saddleback College will present “Tumbledown,” a stage reading by poet and playwright Red Shuttleworth and directed by Rick Williamson. Shuttleworth received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for “Woe to the Land Shadowing”.  He is a three-time winner […]
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Mckinney Theatre presents “Once Upon A Mattress”

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 1:50pm
The department of Theatre Arts presents “Once Upon A Mattress” a musical fairytale comedy about a beautiful princess and her sleepless nights. There will be music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer. Choreography by Natalie Baldwin, Directed by J.D. Keller, and musically directed by Taylor […]
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The first amendment in a digital age #UseYourOwnVoice

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:33am
Saddleback College presents part one of a four part series called Understanding the First Amendment in the 21st Century or #UseYourOwnVoice yesterday Feb. 28, 2017 in the quad. The main purpose of this event was to inform and educate students and faculty on how the application of the first amendment has changed since the onset […]
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The Real Threat To American Citizens: The Trump Administration

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 9:57pm
 President Trump’s first congressional speech took place yesterday and was his first major speech since the inauguration in January. What Americans can take away from the Presidents speech is that it seemed like another one of his rallies, yet now painstakingly real behind a podium at the White House . Haven’t we heard all of […]
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vocal talent amongst students at Saddleback

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:26pm
Stop by the Saddleback Star Vocal competition at the McKinney Theatre this Thursday and enjoy the pre-show that includes a silent auction, food and drinks. Food and drinks will be served beginning at 5:30 leading up to the Saddleback Star competition starting at 7:30. This local competition among students allows young creative minds alike to […]
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