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Jordan Robart vaults into track

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:48pm
When talking about a runway most think of a fashion show. Saddleback Freshman Jordan Robart is used to something a little different. A runway nonetheless, but one that is narrow and lead by a giant pole that ends with a trampoline like cushion. “Back in high school I didn’t know what I wanted to do […]
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District halts faculty’s compensation

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:00am
Controversy in the boardroom, faculty awaits final verdict on the Canvas conversion stipend The South Orange County Community College District’s Board of Trustees amended to postpone voting on the Faculty Association’s campus-wide Course Management System compensation stipend Monday, Nov. 13. This is the second time the board has held off from voting on the agenda […]
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Tony Award winning “Assassins” takes center stage at Saddleback

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:57am
The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents “Assassins,” on Dec. 1st-10th in the Studio Theatre. A book by John Weidman, from an idea by Charles Gilbert Junior and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, “Assassins” combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a […]
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Play in May: Saddleback Gauchos Baseball Preview

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:22am
For baseball fans, fall usually means one thing: October baseball. The playoffs. The World Series. The Major League Baseball season is typically over by the end of October or early November. But for the Saddleback Gauchos baseball team, fall brings about the beginning of their season. Although they don’t begin the regular season until February […]
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Stay-at-home mommy turned full time student

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:43am
You have seen women like me on campus. With our cap sleeve dresses or workout gear on, comfy shoes and hair either in a messy bun or down in beach waves. We look more like mommy bloggers on Instagram versus the “just out of high school” college students. We look lost sometimes, we look sort […]
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Opiod addiction hits the heart of Orange County

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:21am
Story By: Adam Gilles and Austin Weatherman Margie Fleitman awoke June 10, 2010 thinking she was going to take her son Mitchell, 22, to rehab. The former Saddleback automotive student struggled with opioid use for some time, realizing he wanted to shake drugs and get his life back in order. Fleitman found her son dead […]
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Uber collaborates with NASA

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:00am
Uber signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA collaborating to create an “unmanned traffic management system” for their flying taxis design, called uberAIR, on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden made the announcement at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal. “These are exactly the kind of partners we need to […]
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Gaucho football takes over All-Conference teams

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:25pm
The Southern California Football Association posted the national division southern league all-conference team on Saturday, Nov. 25 starring 19 of Saddlebacks players. Seven Gauchos made the first team and 12 earned spots on the second team. The seven that made the all-conference first team included offensive center Babak Ghadaksaz, offensive tackle Tim Anderson, wide receiver […]
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Annual Feast of Lights returns to McKinney Theatre

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:32pm
The Saddleback College music department will present Feast of Lights this coming weekend in the McKinney Theatre. Choral ensembles under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing and symphony orchestra under direction by Dr. Yorgos Kouritas will come together for a special holiday program featuring holiday classics as well as new favorites. Feast of Lights has […]
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SOCCCD trustees appoint Thomas Fallo as acting chancellor

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:58pm
The South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Thomas Fallo as the acting chancellor, replacing Dr. Debra Fitzsimons who recently announced her retirement Oct. 11, according to a news release Fallo will oversee the colleges’ and district’s operations, an $800 million budget and approximately 4,000 employees. His official […]
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The women’s basketball team sets new record for number of single game three-pointers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:14pm
The Saddleback College women’s basketball team kicked off the Lady Gaucho Classic VI against the Scottsdale College Artichokes on Thursday, Nov. 16. The Lady Gauchos lost in overtime 64-59 during the first home game of the season. The Artichokes scored the first two points but the Gauchos quickly turned around the 2-0 score to 2-3 […]
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Holiday Recipe Essentials

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:24am
With the holidays fastly approaching, so is the need for festive dishes. Yes, there is the traditional 20 lbs. turkey cooking in the kitchen all day on Thanksgiving, there are the stuffing and the mashed potatoes with a big bowl of gravy to go on top of the whole plate. Then there are holidays in […]
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2017 WinterDance concert highlights Saddleback College dance students

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:59am
Saddleback College dance students performed for family, friends and dance enthusiasts. 10 routines consisting of modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African, ballroom, ballet and contemporary filled the evening program. The Saddleback College Dance Department presented its annual WinterDance concert. The dance production took place over the course of three days from Thursday, Nov. 15 to Saturday, […]
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Healthcare enrollment is open but deadline is approaching soon

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:15pm
Becoming an adult comes with various responsibilities such as building a career, time management and paying your own bills. Often times, individuals stay on their parent’s health insurance plan until age 26, but everyone’s situation is unique. Many people are not offered employer-funded health insurance, so they can apply for coverage under the Affordable Care […]
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Lady Gauchos fall to Santiago College in SoCal regional playoffs

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:37pm
The Saddleback College women’s soccer team was defeated by Santiago Community College 3-0 on Saturday in the first round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs at Santiago College. The Gauchos were given the 11th seed headed into the playoffs, while Santiago was seeded sixth.   The game was played fairly tight and physical, both sides […]
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Saddleback College ceramics and horticulture departments collaborate for Plant Sale

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:36pm
Saddleback College’s ceramics and horticulture departments hosted a semi-annual plant sale at the on-campus greenhouse Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17. The greenhouse is located across from the Technology and Applied Science Building, towards the end of campus, opposite of the freeway. All profits go towards scholarship funding for the department’s students, with last […]
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SOCCCD disapproves Canvas Conversion Stipend for teachers

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:49pm
The South Orange County Community College District disapproved the Canvas Conversion Stipend at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Nov. 13. This meeting took place in the Ronald Reagan Board of Trustees Room, in the Health Sciences Building at Saddleback College. The disallowed stipend, which was offered by the district administration, requested compensation for […]
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Gauchos women’s volleyball ends regular season on a high note with win over Rustlers

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:23am
  The Saddleback College Gauchos women’s volleyball team closed out their 2017 regular season with a 19-8 record and secured third place in the Orange Empire Conference with a win at Golden West College in Huntington Beach against the Rustlers on Wednesday, Nov. 15. “I’m proud of these kids,” said Gauchos’ head coach Brian Hughes. […]
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The king is coming to the big screens

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:02pm
On Oct. 16, Marvel Entertainment released the second trailer and official movie poster for “Black Panther” which will hit the theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. “Black Panther” is played by Chadwick Boseman, teamed with Lupita Nyong’o playing Nakia and Michael B. Jordan playing Killmonger, the villain. T’Challa, played by Boseman, returns home to Wakanda to […]
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Pre-Med society hosts USC’s Keck School of Medicine

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:49am
The Saddleback College Pre-Med Society hosted guest speaker Michael Richards on Monday night to lecture students and answer questions on what is necessary to get into the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Richards discussed the candidate competencies, the types of personal statements, and other things the admissions office looks for […]
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