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USA Surfing championships debuts upcoming talent

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:10pm
USA junior surf team trains for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games The USA junior championships held at Lower Trestles in San Clemente offers opportunities for aspiring young surfers in training for the pinnacle in the sports world, the Olympic games. Conditions for the event consisted of two to four-foot surf and rising water temperatures […]
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Indivisible organizes multiple protests through Orange County

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:22am
Families Belong Together collaborates to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s family separation policy Indivisible and Families Belong Together participated together to arrange a total of eight protests or marches within Orange County to address Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security’s zero tolerance family separation policy from June 20 through June 30. […]
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Pause for Paws Spring 2018

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:41am
On Monday May 21st and Tuesday, May 22, the Orange County Society of the Prevention of Cruelty ‘Pets Are Wonderful Support’ group, will be at Saddleback College for the Pause for Paws event. Pause for Paws is to be held from 11a.m. to 1p.m. and located in front of the Learning Resource Center. Pause for […]
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Saddleback College graduate Johnny Stanton signs contract to play for NFL

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:57pm
Previous Gaucho quarterback Johnny Stanton signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week following earlier recruitment to the east coast team’s Rookie Minicamp. The successful weekend ultimately yielded an invitation for the former Gaucho to play professionally for the NFL, but his journey from Nebraska back to California and finally on to […]
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Liane Moriarty’s ‘The Husband’s Secret’ book review

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 9:54am
Another witty novel by Moriarty hits the big screen Captivated by Liane Moriarty’s best seller novel and HBO series “Big Little Lies,” readers find themselves gravitating to similar mysterious components found in “The Husband’s Secret.” Introducing the lives of three women in Sydney, Australia, readers delve into the intertwinement of characters as the book progresses. […]
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‘A Quiet Place’ is a parent’s worst nightmare

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:38pm
As if parenting was not hard enough Most people with kids will describe the process of parenting as a “trial and error” experience. If they or their child does something wrong, you deal with it, treat it as a lesson and learn from it. It is the way of life to learn from past mistakes. John […]
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Kanye West Controversy Tweets

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:51am
Did he go too far? According to an interview with TMZ this Tuesday Kanye West said: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years…for 400 years?,” he said. “ That sounds like a choice.” West portrays himself as a modern day warrior fighting Twitter trolls and assorted media. He tweeted that if he lived 148 […]
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Jumping the gender wage gap

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:55pm
The disparity between the remuneration of men and women, with women earning less than men on average, defines the gender wage gap as many know it today. Formal studies have existed since the 1970s after long acknowledging concerns that disparities in pay exist. The Equal Pay Act became law in 1963 targeting this issue and […]
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Defining ‘service animal’, according to the ADA

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:24pm
  Service dogs are not an unusual sight at Saddleback college; they are also not just any ordinary dog. These service dogs are working animals that have had countless hours of socialization and intense behavioral and obedience training. These working animals  are schooled to be mentally and physically ready to assist and help their human […]
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One Author, one college

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:23pm
Saddleback College held the “One Book, One College” author visit for Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s memoir titled “Undocumented” at the campus McKinney Theater on Tuesday April 24. One Book One College is a shared school-wide read that has the goal to promote a broader understanding of experiences to open up our own viewpoints as a campus. […]
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Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:44pm
Most people are shocked when I disclose my ethnicity, most assume I’m white, when in reality I’m half Mexican and I identify as Hispanic, even though my mother insists that I refer to myself as ‘American of Latin descent’. Then, I get to play a game called, “prove your ethnic background” because I don’t “look” […]
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Gauchos prepare for playoffs after final season home game

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:49pm
The Saddleback College Baseball team lost the final home game in the third of a series against Golden West last week, but the Mission Viejo team has not met the end of the season yet. The successful season the team had means they will be going to the playoffs despite the loss on Friday. “We […]
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HOROSCOPES: Your guide to what’s up this month in astrology

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:29am
Expect the Eta Aquarids meteor shower, a New and Blue Moon for an interesting turn of events in May ARIES: This month will bring new beginnings and bittersweet endings for you, dear Aries. The Eta Aquarids meteor shower from May 5 to May 6 bring romance as a peak focus for the month. Focus on […]
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Saddleback College continues to investigate submitted transgender student complaints

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:18am
South Orange County Community College District complaint policy will preserve gender identity or expression as part of its complaint procedure National Public Radio reported the United States Department of Education would discontinue its policy in investigating transgender students’ access and complaints with regard to gendered restroom facilities on Feb. 12. The U.S. Department of Education’s […]
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SOCCCD appoints Kathleen Burke as chancellor

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 1:51pm
By a unanimous vote, the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees has appointed Dr.Kathleen Burke to serve as chancellor. She will begin employment on July 1. The chancellor acts as chief executive officer of the district, overseeing an $800 million budget, nearly 4,000 employees, and operations for the district, which includes Saddleback […]
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Students can prepare for employment opportunities and their benefits

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:07am
Weighing pros and cons for careers classed as W-2 or 1099 employment Upon graduating from college, students embark upon a journey to pursue their studied profession with an degree or specialized certification from Saddleback. In addition to examining salaries when applying for careers, candidates may also consider flexibility in the field, work among teams, evaluate […]
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Big Band performs world premiere of student compositions

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:07am
Saddleback creates a new generation of composers each spring Saddleback’s big band jazz ensemble performed in a student-composed concert at the McKinney Theatre on April 27. Students of the Jazz Composition and Arranging or MUS 14 course showcased their world premiere charts and arrangements in a west coast premiere. Joey Sellers, the director of jazz […]
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Starbucks’ strong response to the incident in Philadelphia sparks positive workplace innovation

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 9:34pm
Starbucks removes elephant from the coffee shop The rising temperatures of racial differences from the popular coffee chain that led Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, to make significant strides forward in creating a nonracial work climate. While the manager of a Philadelphia location made an inauspicious decision against two African-Americans, the company’s plan for change […]
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Saddleback College’s annual spring fashion show ‘BEYOND’ rewards student designers

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:11pm
Hundreds attended the annual student-produced fashion show at Saddleback College, which returned to the McKinney Theatre on April 26. Organized by the Special Events and Coordination Class or FASH 147, the event showcases the amalgamation of designs and garments made by students in the class throughout the semester. Aside from offering a platform to produce […]
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Around Saddleback College’s campus quadrant

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:12pm
Saddleback presents diversity event title “Around the World” Members of Saddleback’s International and Diversity Student Council and the Associated Student Government hosted “Around the World” in the campus quad on Monday, April 23. The event introduced and exposed the Saddleback community to many different cultures and countries, including France, India, Japan, Iran, Mexico, Egypt and […]
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