Friday, October 20, 2017

Saddleback's Lariat Still on the Job

Once upon a time, IVC had an award-winning newspaper, The Voice. Then when that program was dismantled, and Saddleback's Lariat covered IVC, giving some attention to the college's award-winning teams, theatrical productions and speech team triumphs, filling the Voice's empty newspaper stands with stacks of Lariat newsprint.  Then, no more.  The district is, after all, too big, resources too few.  Now if IVC students want to know what's happening, they must track it down on the website.  Some fun.

Meanwhile, The Lariat has a robust presence online, doing what college newspapers do.

This week Rebel Girl was impressed by their coverage of two local stories with SOCCCD roots:

Civil trial starts this week in stabbing death of Saddleback College student at local pub

Jury selection began Tuesday in the wrongful death trial of Craig Matthew Tanber, 37, of Los Alamitos, in the stabbing death of Shayan Mazroei, 22, at Patsy’s Restaurant and Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel on Sept. 7, 2015.
Tanber, a third-striker and member of white supremacist gang Public Enemy Number 1, was charged with one felony count of murder with sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a knife and prior strike convictions for voluntary manslaughter, dissuading a witness by force, street terrorism, assault with a deadly weapon in 2007, residential burglary in 2001, and serving a prison term for one year or more and not remaining free for more than five years....

Former Lariat staffer and boyfriend dead, 2 others wounded in Aliso Viejo shooting

Luke William Ferguson is suspected of fatally shooting his father, 59-year-old Douglas Ferguson and his father’s girlfriend, 51-year-old Lisa Cosenza and wounding roommates Todd Kuchar, 48, and Brandon Dufault, 23, in their own home at 6 Ashbury Court in “The Hamptons” community of Aliso Viejo on Thursday afternoon.
Ferguson, 26, who was described as armed and dangerous, was arrested and taken into custody in Inglewood after he led police on a short chase in a stolen vehicle, authorities said Friday.
Lisa Cosenza was a former member of the Saddleback College Journalism Advisory Committee before going on to study at California State University Fullerton, working for the Daily Pilot and then becoming the Director of Advertising for the Los Angeles Times. Former Lariat Instructional Assistant Carol Ziehm worked with Cosenza in the early 1990s. “Lisa was a bright light during a time when the Lariat was emerging as one of the nation’s top student newspapers,” Ziehm said. “It was obvious that she developed a real love for journalism and continued a passionate pursuit of it at Cal State Fullerton and into her professional career.”...
Former IVC Voice reporter Catarino Dueñas
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urprises Rebel Girl and Red Emma at the Newport Beach Public Library. 
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2 comments:

Bob Cosgrove said...

Go Lariat. Mike Reed and Carol Ziehm are owed much for their work with students and the paper.

Anonymous said...

The IVC website has been down now for hours. Anyone know what's up?

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