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When Orange Coast College student Phu Uong returned to campus and his job in the Library after spring break last month, students using the facility’s computers were in a panic.

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Jessie Rees’ grandfather sums up the whole motivation for his deceased granddaughter’s foundation in a few simple words.

Special Section — Cannabliss

Walk into a dispensary, slide your ID under a bulletproof glass window and voilà, you’re buzzed into a room filled with dozens of pot products and greeted by “budtenders” ready to consult you on cannabis.


While Orange Coast College students wrapped up the voting process for their new student senators Friday, election results indicate that only 1.29 percent of students voted.

“What are your thoughts on marijuana?”

“What are your thoughts on marijuana?”

Adriana Herrera
19, global public health

“I use it every other day to go to sleep or some times to have fun.”

Jake Ater
22, public health

“I use it to enhance the moment.”

Kerensa Booher
19, liberal arts

“My dad prefers me to use marijuana instead of painkillers. It makes me feel more productive.”

Frank Wulf
54, welding

“I smoked it on campus during my youth. I enjoyed it. My dad got me to quit.”

Bridget Devlan
19, history

“No big deal. I don’t care if people use it. It is just not for me.”


Orange Coast College’s annual Green Coast Day kicked-off Thursday with a short presentation and awards ceremony for Garrison Fellows in the Roger B. Moore Theatre.


Crunching down a half an hour before meal time, a worried student in a rush received comfort and soft words of reassurance from chef Bill Barber in the Captain’s Table Restaurant’s kitchen.

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A visibly motivated Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros men's volleyball team (12-6) entered the Basil H. Peterson Gym on Friday night with a clear intention to stop Orange Coast College (19-2) from running off to the California Community College State Final Four for the second consecutive season.