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NASA contractor guest speaks about working on Apollo Project

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:15pm
Over two dozen students came to hear aerospace engineer Michael Matoni, 73, share his experiences working with the Project Apollo Lunar Modules last Friday. The engineer, who worked for Northrup Gumman as a NASA contractor, displayed industry tools and handed out advice to inquiring students. Drawing on his long-lasting career spanning decades, Matoni highlighted his […]
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REM cycles are responsible for a refreshing sleep

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:04pm
College is full homework, coffee and late nights, resulting in a lack of sleep. Students average 6-6.9 hours of sleep per night, according to the University Health Center at the University of Georgia. Unfortunately, Saddleback College students are no stranger to this nightmare. “I usually sleep at about 1 o’clock in the morning,” said Saddleback […]
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Lingerie noire

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:29pm
It was a Monday like any other Monday. I was on my way to the library, taking the outside staircase that leads to the east side of Saddleback College’s LRC building and that’s when I saw it. There before me was a piece of a woman’s lingerie, a lace fuchsia bikini bottom. I didn’t know […]
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Fate of Dreamers uncertain as Trump and Congress clash over DACA and border wall

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:14pm
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, on behalf of President Donald J. Trump, announced the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. There are currently 788,000 people in the DACA program that could potentially lose their jobs, access to education and health care if Congress doesn’t pass […]
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UPDATE: Dr. Gregory Anderson selected as the president of Saddleback College

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:18pm
Saddleback College started its search for a new president March 24 after former president Todd Burnett announced his retirement during the spring semester of 2017. Applicants faced various screenings, in depth reference checks and three rounds of interviews until there were four finalists. The South Orange County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted  to […]
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Jazz Guest Artist: The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:45pm
Jazz Studies at Saddleback College presented the Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio in the McKinney Theatre the evening of September 11. From San Diego, the trio was assembled in 2013 and they’ve made two albums already. The most current release “RETROgrade” came out September of 2016 and had some of its songs featured during the […]
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Saddleback College Associated Student Government lends a hand to Houston students in need

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:53pm
A new donation option is added to established ASG pancake breakfast Saddleback College’s Associated Student Government hosted a pancake breakfast where students and faculty could come to the quad and buy breakfast where the proceeds would go mainly towards the Student Emergency Fund Wednesday, Sept 6.  Specifically for this month, there was an additional donation […]
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Mission Viejo coffee shop hosts comedy nights

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:28pm
Comedians get personal and lighten the mood in a cozy coffee house setting Comedians entertained customers at It’s A Grind Coffee House on opening night last Friday. Half & Laugh Comedy Show is the only comedy show in Mission Viejo, and will be open to the public every other Friday each month for free. Owner […]
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Alpha Gamma Sigma sets sail with the Ocean Institute at the Tall Ships Festival

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:02pm
Volunteers from Saddleback College’s Sigma Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society helped to provide support as the Ocean Institute hosted the 33rd annual Tall Ships Festival from Sept. 8-10 in Dana Point Harbor. The event, complete with pirates, mermaids and other costumed participants from across the land, provided educational fun, entertainment and […]
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A hero’s welcome for Orange County’s California Task Force 5 FEMA Search & Rescue

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:58am
California Task Force 5, an elite Orange County FEMA Search and Rescue Unit, returned from a 14-day deployment, where they assisted citizens who were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, to a crowd of anxious and proud family, friends and co-workers at the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine on Thursday. The 47-member team, […]
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Gauchos soar over Seahawks

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:16pm
The Saddleback College women’s volleyball team triumphed in its debut at the Brummer Dome on Wednesday evening with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks. This was the Gauchos first three game sweep of the season. Prior to the game, the Seahawks were undefeated at 2-0 on the season. The Gauchos […]
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SPOILERS! “Game of Thrones” recap for dummies

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:03pm
        Alas, the prophecy is holding true… for the most part. In last weeks season seven finale of George R.R. Martin’s critically acclaimed “Game of Thrones” series on HBO we watched in awe as Grey Worm and his band of fearless eunuchs, the Unsullied, stand in stoic stature, gearing up for the long awaited raid […]
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Informational and Oversight Hearing of the Master Plan for Higher Education

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:52am
    Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) hosted the first hearing of the Assembly Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in Sacramento, California this passing Wednesday. “Much has changed in California during the ensuing decades. From population growth, to increased diversity, change in leading industries and their need for talent, as well as […]
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Saddleback’s Fall 2017 Club Rush brings in the heat

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 6:51pm
Saddleback students came rain or shine to this semester’s Involvement Fair, aka Club Rush. Both club recruiters and students powered through the musky 95 degrees that heat up the Student Services Center main quad on Thursday Aug. 31. ”This weather especially under a tent especially is making it hotter and the fact that I’m wearing […]
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Hobby To Passion: Keaton Larson’s drive for film production

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 10:09am
“I think part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because life is sad, but in sadness, I find beauty,” Keaton Larson, a Film Production Major at Saddleback College says in one of his VSCO photo journals. Entries that capture the reality and pureness of life through the lens of his Canon 70D. […]
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Millions are obsessed with playing Fantasy Football

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:47pm
August is here, and with that comes a few annual certainties: heat, school, and football. Students may not be fully ready for the school year to start, but you can bet that they’re ready for football season. The National Football League has been called the number one reality show in America, and with good reason. […]
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Dr. Gregory Anderson has been selected as president of Saddleback College

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:22pm
The South Orange County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously selected Dr. Gregory Anderson as the new president of Saddleback College in a closed session Aug. 31. Interim President Denise Whittaker started the position on July 3 and will continue until Anderson’s first day Oct. 16. “The privilege to serve the students and community of […]
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On Campus Movie Night: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:14pm
During the first week of school or “Welcome Week,” movie night took place Wednesday evening, giving center stage to, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.” Hosted by the Student Development Office and free with an ASB stamp, the showing included popcorn and an ice cream truck. Lively music invited students to unwind and socialize with others.  […]
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Gauchos celebrate 50 years of football

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:16pm
The football team comes into the season ranked No. 16 in the nation. The Saddleback College Gauchos celebrate 50 years of football by kicking off the season at College of the Desert on Sat. 2. Head coach Mark McElroy also celebrates his 19th year as coach for Saddleback. The team starts the season ranked No. […]
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Music faculty kicks off the semester with an evening of jazz

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 7:32pm
  The Saddleback College music faculty, led by Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers, continued their tradition of bringing in the Saddleback College semester with the Jazz Faculty Concert at McKinney Theatre on Monday night. The group, which consists of seven members of the Saddleback music faculty, performed for an enthusiastic audience with over an […]
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