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How much are your cells worth?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:28pm
Saddleback College’s anthropology department holds panel for Henrietta Lacks When Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the late 1940s, little did she know her cells would change the evolution of modern medicine and stir up a major ethical controversy in the medical community. Professors Pete Murray (philosophy), Basil Smith (humanities), and Emily Quinlan (business law) […]
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O’reilly factors out of Fox News

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:29pm
Bill O’Reilly is leaving FOX news on not the best of terms. He’s recently been fired for allegations of sexual harassment contributing to settlements to five women costing $ 13 million in claims. The media has called attention to his farewell to Fox with mixed feelings of joy and outrage predominately through Twitter.  Bye bitch!!! […]
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Fatal stabbing near Saddleback College, 1 dead

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:42pm
MISSION VIEJO – Two victims were stabbed at the Renew apartment complex this last Wednesday around 9:15 p.m., in Mission Viejo. The apartment complex is located in between the Shops at Mission Viejo Mall and Saddleback College. One male was reportedly stabbed in the throat while the other was stabbed in the stomach. Authorities believe […]
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Gauchos bounce back from offensive shutout with dominant first inning

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:42pm
Saddleback comes up big in conference game against Riverside to tie up the series. The Saddleback Gauchos baseball team outscored the Riverside Tigers 11-7 in a conference game Thursday afternoon at Doug Fritz Field. The series between Saddleback and Riverside is now tied at 1-1. The Gauchos suffered their first offensive shutout since 2013 when […]
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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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Canna products make it go down smooth

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:42pm
Canna-Coconutberry Smoothie Ingredients: Serves 2 2 tbsp. of canna-coconut oil 1 large frozen banana, sliced 1-1/2-2 cups coconut milk 2 cups frozen strawberries 4 tbsp. pomegranate juice Directions Begin by heating the canna-coconut oil in a small skillet. Then add the sliced bananas and sauté for about four minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow the oil and […]
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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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