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Saddleback student rock climber attempts one of the seven summits, Denali

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:32pm
David Kerner discovers failure in itself as motivation to climb Denali David Kerner, 20, is a geology student at Saddleback College who has been rock climbing since the age of 6. Beginning at an early age it was a love for being outdoors and exploring according to Kerner, and since then has continuously been pushing […]
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Why accreditation is so important

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 2:22pm
Are you thinking of transferring to another college or institution after your time here at Saddleback College? Most likely. Do you feel that the work you put in will ultimately be rewarded and help you achieve the goals you set out to accomplish? I’d hope so. Are you absolutely certain that the college you are […]
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Trump dumps internet privacy law

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:38pm
Congress successfully overturned a previous internet privacy protection law set in place by the Obama administration last Tuesday in a 215-to-205 vote. The previous law required that internet providers request permission before collecting users online data and activities. President Trump is expected to sign this legislation in the upcoming weeks. When this bill gets signed, […]
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#useyourvoice series concludes with final 2 installments

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:24pm
The Associated Student Government along with the Pre-Law Society wrapped up their #useyourvoice series with the third and the fourth installments in the series. The third series focused on an overview of First Amendment rights and what is and is not protected while on campus.  The panel featured Warren S. Kinsler and Sharon Ormond of […]
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Gauchos go the distance against Irvine Valley

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 12:21pm
The Saddleback baseball team fall short against Irvine Valley College 4-3 in an extra inning showdown on Saturday at Doug Fritz Field. The Gauchos couldn’t mount a comeback and regain the lead after going strong for twelve total innings. The Irvine Valley Lasers caught the Gauchos off guard in the top of the first inning. […]
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APRIL FOOLS: Battle erupts between chess team and Connect Four team

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 8:10pm
It all began on a regular Tuesday afternoon. The sun was shining down and students were soaking up the sun and enjoying themselves in the quad. Athletes on the connect four team were enjoying a playful sparring games when the athletes on the chess team appeared for practice. The chess team and Connect Four team […]
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APRIL FOOLS: Wake up with some java from Drip Coffee Carts’ secret menu

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 8:04pm
It’s Monday morning. Your math class is about to begin in 10 minutes and judging from the dark circles under your eyes, you didn’t get enough sleep last night. Your regular dose of coffee just isn’t cutting it anymore and you need a drink that will boost you and get you through those dreadful two […]
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Chris Speed redefines jazz in the 21st century

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:19pm
Jazz has been around since the late 19th century and since then has developed many genres that still find themselves in popular music today. Chris Speed and his bands Endangered Blood and Human Feel have worked to maintain this manner of playing in their jazz-rock style of music. Born in Seattle in 1967, Speed has […]
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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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