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Fine Arts observes Día de los Muertos with printmaking, salsa and sugar skulls

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:54pm
  Saddleback College’s Fine Arts Department hosted a Dia de los Muertos event on Wednesday, Nov. 1. This was the first year the department has set up the free event in honor of Day of the Dead. Large scale prints of skeletons, homemade salsa and colorful papel picado banners attracted visitors to the fine arts […]
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OPINION: iOS 11.1 update’s spllcheck error brings more pain than joy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:40pm
All A ? wanted to say was A ? love you… A little over 50 percent of American households own at least one Apple product according to CNN. I can still remember the first time I held an iPod Nano in my hand, small and bulky but everything that I wanted … until it broke. […]
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ASG presents Move Well workshop

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:05pm
Saddleback College’s Associated Student Government collaborated with Dr. Shervin Tabrizi, a volunteer wellness expert and one of Costa Mesa’s top chiropractors, to supply students with a better understanding of how to manage stress for the final week of Mental Health Awareness Month. “A lot of the emotional stressors actually manifest because of how we’re physically […]
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Survivors of 405 freeway plane crash share their story

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:14pm
Frank & Janan Pisano, survivors of a plane crash on the 405 freeway next to John Wayne Airport last June, sat with Pastor John R. Steward at Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo to tell their story during services last weekend. On Friday June 30, the Pisano’s took off from John Wayne Airport in […]
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Saddleback lends a hand to Houston Community College

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 9:17pm
South Orange County Community College Trustee member Marcia Milchiker visited Houston Community College on Wednesday, Nov. 1, presenting the funds raised by Saddleback College and Irvine Community College to HCC’s officials in efforts to aid in the recovery of their campus. The total amount of money raised between Saddleback and IVC added up to $4,137. […]
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Classified Senate seeks to help student veterans in need

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:32pm
The Classified Senate collected food and monetary donations for the past several weeks to help student veteran families in need. Last call for donations was Friday Nov. 3. The senate is now preparing to put the baskets together. Student veterans in need signed up anonymously to receive a basket, and were only required to provide […]
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The Astronomy and Physics Club to raise money for radio telescope

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:53pm
The Astronomy and Physics Club at Saddleback College has been hosting informational workshops both on and off of campus in order to raise enough money for a high powered radio telescope. These events have included ‘Totality’- the day the sun disappeared and the Navigating the ‘Night Sky’ workshop. The objective of the project is to […]
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Ty Freeman, aka Yung Vizionary, football star turned rap artist

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:42pm
Saddleback College sophomore Tylon Freeman, aka Yung Viz, is more than just a prolific wide receiver for the Gaucho’s football team. He is a passionate, highly motivated and expressive young hip-hop artist whose steady determination and lyrical prowess could one day provide him the tools he needs to ultimately succeed at the highest level. “I’d […]
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Heartfelt Foundation seeks to prevent tragic death by Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:56pm
Felipe Andres De La Cruz, a 13-year-old boy from Westminster, died on the soccer field on Aug. 26 due to sudden cardiac arrest. De La Cruz was a healthy young boy with no signs of any heart conditions until the moment he collapsed and died. The De La Cruz family contacted Holly Morrell of Heartfelt […]
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Womens Soccer a step closer to playoffs

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:37am
The Saddleback College Women’s soccer team strikes again with back-to-back wins on Monday Oct. 30 and Tuesday Oct. 3. The final result of Monday’s game against Golden West College was 2-0 and the final result of their Tuesday game against Fullerton College was 1-0. The Lady Gauchos,  who went undefeated in the preseason earned themselves […]
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Milo Yiannopoulos speech draws large crowd, increased law enforcement presence to CSUF campus.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:16pm
Milo Yiannopoulos brought his Troll Academy Tour to the California State University Fullerton campus and gave a speech to a sold out crowd of over 800 people on Halloween night at an event where 7 protesters were arrested. A large amount of local and state law enforcement were on hand, along with an increased campus […]
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System VI to perform jazz with a Latin flair

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:30pm
Jazz studies presents System VI, the Latin-themed jazz ensemble, which will perform at Saddleback College’s McKinney Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.  The group began as the ghost band for Francisco Aguabella. Now the ensemble features music by British expat Benn Clatworthy, Bolivian stowaway Yayo Morales, and award-winning composer and jazz studies department […]
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Gaucho’s glide to a win in their last tournament

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:38am
The Saddleback College men’s water polo team kicked off their two day home tournament with a bang, defeating Santa Monica College 20-6 on Friday Oct. 27 . This tournament was the last event before the Gaucho’s head off to the Orange Empire Conference Championships next weekend at Cypress College. Even though the team already had […]
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Super Friends Club hosts annual Halloween party

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 2:10pm
The Saddleback College Super Friends Club held its annual Halloween Costume Party on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Student Services Center, Room 212. Members of the special needs-oriented club invited their family and friends to an evening of buffet-style food, games, dancing and the much-anticipated costume contest. 150 individuals attended Thursday’s event, putting a smile […]
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Gauchos cross-country advance to regionals

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 1:56pm
Saddleback College hosted the Orange Empire Conference Cross Country Championship Thursday morning in Mission Viejo, it is the first time hosting in 7 years. In addition to Saddleback, five schools participated in the meet including Riverside City College, Orange Coast College, Fullerton College, Santa Ana College and Golden West College. “We rotate hosting responsibilities for […]
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Students with evening classes can now rely on personal safety-related mobile apps

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:36am
Alayna Snyder, a 19-year-old nursing major, currently leaves Saddleback College between 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. She is not afraid of walking to her car through a somewhat dark and often frightening campus during that timeframe, but she recalls having a class that got out at 10 p.m. her first semester. “That was creepy, there was […]
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Caution: construction shuts down sidewalk

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 7:08pm
Press release from Saddleback College: Starting today, Wednesday, October 25, parking lot #4C, adjacent to the baseball field, will be temporarily closed for construction. Half of the parking lot will re-open on Tuesday, October 31. Additionally, the sidewalk on the east side of College Drive East, in front of the baseball field, will be temporarily […]
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CARTOON: Mad World

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:25pm
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OCDA releases video warning against driving while high on marijuana

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:01pm
The Orange County District Attorney’s office released the second informational video in the Office of Traffic Safety’s campaign about driving while under the influence of marijuana and other prescribed drugs. The video was focused on driving while under the influence of marijuana, more specifically driving after eating marijuana edibles. The Orange County District Attorney’s Appellate […]
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Staff picks: the Lariat’s top 10 horror films

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:12pm
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s showing! Costume stores are flooded with children, picking out their attire to show off to the neighborhood. Grocery store candy sales are in full effect, selling $2.7 billion  in 2016, according to USA Today. But what is a spooky holiday without freaky features? The Lariat staff picked […]
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