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The life of a desert kid under the valley sky

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:29pm
Did you pass out on Friday night and resurrect Sunday morning? Then you must be the Jesus of Coachella. You and about the other thousands of music lovers who attended the festival last weekend. I fortunately got the chance to attend the festival this year and now I finally understand the fear-of-missing-out-obsession with and why […]
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5 Albums To Get High To

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:46am
5. To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar Kendrick rolls us through the whole feel of the album, beginning with the first song. “Wesley’s Theory” funk rolls through the speakers and through my body. While this album received mixed reviews for sounding extremely different than Lamar’s other work. The album won a Grammy for Best […]
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Senate votes to raises gas taxes by 12 cents

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:57pm
The California Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 last Thursday, which will raise gasoline taxes by 12 cents, taking effect November 1. The revenue from the tax increase is expected to generate over $50 billion over the next ten years. This bill was fought with opposition from Republican senators. “The State Senate tonight passed yet another […]
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Nina Welch retiring after 11 years at Saddleback

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 2:15pm
  Nina Welch, head of Saddleback College’s Fine Arts information office, has been the public information officer since 2006. She is in charge of promoting all of the arts at Saddleback which totals to 40 different shows per semester. This ranges from jazz and ensemble performances, solo musical performances, three theater shows, speeches and art […]
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Saddleback College recieves $2 million to aid in veterans’ schooling

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:45am
Saddleback College was awarded $2 million from the California Department of Finance for the college’s Higher Education program, the Veteran Articulation Track initiative.  This award will aid in innovation of the school’s ability to help students complete their degrees in a timely manner, as well as make college more affordable. With many veterans learning technical […]
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Local high school student creates an uplifting atmosphere for fellow students

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:35am
            At Laguna Hills High School walking into the women’s restroom is now nothing short of a positive experience. “What if we show more love” was what inspired Sabrina Astle, 17, to create dozens of signs, each unique with expressions of positive affirmations.             It began with Astle’s involvement with the kindness club on campus. […]
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CBD oil revolutionizing the classic cocktail

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:32am
With recreational marijuana becoming a trend in California, it hasn’t taken long for the food industry to create and innovate along side the profitable business of weed.    Gracias Madre is one of the first restaurants to incorporate marijuana, specifically CBD, into its cocktails.  Not only are they one of the first to create a […]
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“The Assignment” goes both ways

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:26am
“The Assignment” was released on Friday, April 7, and was directed by the well-known Walter Hill, considered by many to be among the elite filmmakers of this generation. “The Assignment” entered the box office with an unsettling buzz about the premise and its impact on the transgender community it was likely to offend (for obvious […]
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Gauchos tame the Tigers

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:38pm
The Saddleback softball team notched a crucial win on Friday by a score of 8-0 over the Riverside City College Tigers at Trani Field. Starting pitcher, Nelsa Delagente, threw a two hit shutout against the Tigers while the team’s offense fired on all cylinders. The Gauchos stopped the game after only four and a half […]
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Men’s tennis plays in three-day OEC tournament

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 11:37am
The Saddleback Gauchos had the home court advantage in the the three-day Orange Empire Conference tournament April 13-15.  The competition included some of the best players from Cypress College, Riverside City College, Irvine Valley College, Fullerton College, and Orange Coast Community College. Coach Bud Davis said the Gauchos are now ranked third in the league and […]
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Career fair offers opportunities for those on the hunt for a job

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 6:23pm
Students, staff and employers gathered in the Saddleback College quad for an annual career fair Wednesday. There were over 125 businesses and organizations that each had their own booths, which filled up most of the space in the quad. This semester, more than 800 job seekers attended and there were more than 30 different industries […]
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Saddleback’s Hernandez-Bravo heads up ‘Safety Net’ support from faculty

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:17pm
Due to the leadership of Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, co-chair of the international languages department and Spanish instructor at Saddleback College, students can now confide in the volunteer faculty participating in the “Safety Net” program. The idea of the Safety Net program began when Donald Trump was elected president late last year. With the introduction of a new presidential […]
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Democrats attempt to flip Republican seats

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 1:55pm
Many Republicans in congress are facing much more criticism from their constituents since President Trump has taken office. Rep. Mimi Walters from the 45th district in California, has been facing backlash for not holding a town hall since being elected. Now Democrats are challenging Rep. Walter’s seat in the House. Many individuals have come forward saying they […]
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Dean of Fine Arts moves to newly created role

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 3:01pm
Bart McHenry, dean of Fine Arts, will begin his new role within the Division of Community Education, Emeritus Institute and K-12 partnerships. The role, which did not previously exist is still being finalized.  Saddleback College president Tod Burnett issued an email outlining the role changes, explaining that this role will expand the community partnerships and […]
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Raise A Glass To Lost Winds

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:26pm
  Lost Winds is a local San Clemente brewery run by residents. Although only being open for five months, it already has a local following and regulars.   Tim Thralls, the founder of Lost Winds has been working with 25 year old recipes for his micro brewing. And what the whole crew has in common […]
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Pepsi pulls ad due to racial controversy

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:02am
Pepsi sparked controversy with the ad released featuring reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner April 4. Pepsi shed light on the “Black Lives Matter” movement, and has since removed the content from the company’s YouTube. The advertisement was part of Pepsi’s “Live for Now” campaign, according to AdAge. The ad, called “Jump In,” depicted protesters […]
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When life rolls on, so do the waves

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:12pm
College keeps him busy but there’s always time in his schedule for surfing. Kevin Skavarna, 18, joined the Saddleback Surf Club last summer, deciding to take about 10 units, some online so he can have the best of both worlds—school and time to hit the waves. While focusing on business classes, he rides a longboard into […]
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Saddleback College reveals 2017 economic report

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:03pm
Saddleback College revealed its 2017 economic report at the South Orange County Community College District luncheon last month. The report generated provides data to and information relevant to the economy of South Orange County, the report states that 2016 proved to be a challenge for many Americans due to the election, and the economy. A […]
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Street family of Sacramento tells their story

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:59pm
Over the weekend, the Journalism Association of Community Colleges invited journalism students from Saddleback College to partake in several writting competitions, one of which included a team feature. Donna Marshall, 52, and Scooter Marshall, 43, have been together for 17 years. The last six years have been living out of their shopping cart. Attempting to […]
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Why Millennials Shouldn’t Care About Getting Married, Ever

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:43pm
Now that I am in my 20s and so are my peers, I am starting to see engagement pictures on my Facebook feed. I know a lot of girls that I went to high school with that would slightly get jealous or even poke fun of them for getting engaged so young. I thought that […]
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