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Relax for finals with PAWS

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:38pm
Students can pet a dog to manage stress during finals week with PAWS. The event takes place in front of the LRC on Monday Dec. 18th and Tuesday Dec. 19th from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.           
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Women’s softball team in need of experienced players for next season

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:48pm
Saddleback College is now nearing the end of the semester. Following that will be the holidays, the time that students enjoy spending time with friends and families. Some students are excited for something else, for this Winter comes a new season of women’s softball. January is the month that the Gauchos hit the field. Catch […]
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Crunch Time to provide snacks and supplies to prepare for finals

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:00pm
Crunch Time will be hosted in the Learning Resource Center by the Tutoring Center beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 14. Stop by for free coffee, snacks, Scantrons, and Blue Books (while supplies last). Additionally, visit the Center for last-minute tutoring and studying in LRC 212. The Library Reference Desk will […]
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Finals: Prepare from the start

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:07pm
Finals are nearing. While others are preparing for the holidays, Saddleback students will be gearing up for finals week. Jillian Chapman, a 26-year-old English major, tutors students in humanities at the Learning Resource Center at Saddleback. She said studying with other people is helpful because everyone has certain learning types. Some are visual learners, while […]
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Saddleback Arts kicks of the holidays with ‘A Feast of Lights’

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:35am
Saddleback College’s Choir and Symphony performed A Feast of Lights in the McKinney Theatre from December 1-3.  This holiday concert kicked off December with different Christmas songs in which the choir and symphony performed both together and separately. There were two separate conductors for the night, Yorgos Kouritas and Scott Farthing. Kouritas is the Director […]
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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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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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