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The CARES Act has left some of the most vulnerable students at Orange Coast College to fend for themselves. Undocumented and international students have received limited to no aid since the pandemic started due to restrictions on how the funds may be allocated.

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley told a group of student journalists today that the state is looking at what recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic looks like and said there is hope that officials can help students through the long-term situation with their academic go…

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Orange Coast College will begin distributing about $4.5 million in funds received from the federal government to students in the coming days, with amounts going to each student based on financial aid status and the number of units students are enrolled in.

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Orange Coast College’s Makerspace has found a way to help the campus community by designing face masks and touchless key fobs during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Orange Coast College’s Financial Aid office plans to reach out to students soon via email in an effort to provide information on accessing millions of dollars in aid distributed through new federal grants.

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In an effort to protect students during the COVID-19 pandemic, student advocates across California released a joint statement on common needs and policy recommendations to the University of California, California State University and California community colleges Wednesday.

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Orange Coast College has received $9.1 million in emergency federal grants, with at least $4.5 million of the funds to be used as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students, the Department of Education announced today.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic worked its way across the country and business everywhere began to shut down, sex workers, like everyone else, were left struggling to find new ways to earn an income.

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For many Southern California residents every passing day makes them at a greater risk of becoming homeless due to widespread job losses caused by COVID-19. 

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While Orange Coast College recently announced that virtual instruction will continue into the summer, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said campuses should be prepared to continue online instruction into spring 2021.

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In an effort to help students navigate the COVID-19 crisis and continue to meet their needs, Orange Coast College is developing an all-in-one resource request form that includes grant requests for emergency needs.

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For the first time since mid-March, the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County has dropped to below 10, county officials told the media during a press conference Monday afternoon.

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Orange Coast College’s traditional commencement ceremony will take on a new look this year as organizers look for alternatives to the customary cap-and-gown event.

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Orange Coast College’s summer classes will be held online this year, Coast Community College District Chancellor John Weispfenning announced this week.

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In an effort to respond to instructional changes brought about by COVID-19, Orange Coast College is allowing students to drop classes and receive both an excused withdrawal and a full tuition refund for the class.

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On the heels of a federal attempt to take over Fairview Developmental Center for COVID-19 patients earlier this year, the California Health and Human Services Agency and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced Thursday that Fairview Developmental Center will serve as an alterna…

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Gun stores remain open in California despite the closure of most businesses amid COVID-19 and reports indicate that first time buyers are cleaning out the shelves.

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Orange Coast College may be looking into funding an esports program after its Overwatch team has had several high-profile performances in competitions.

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Coast Community College District officials announced Sunday night that its three campuses will suspend classes for the next two weeks and urged students to stay home because of COVID-19.

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Instructors at Orange Coast College are being instructed to switch site-based, in-person classes to online teaching next week if possible, and to be prepared to switch to online classes after spring break.

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Costa Mesa found itself in the middle of coronavirus chaos last week when the federal government attempted to house patients with the disease at Fairview Development Center, just two miles down Harbor Boulevard from Orange Coast College.

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Orange Coast College President Angelica Suarez was named one of Orange County’s Hispanic Women of the Year on Saturday.

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After winning a decisive victory in the Nevada Caucuses on Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders heads into Super Tuesday in an enviable position. 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders came out to rally about 1,000 southern Californians to go to the polls in an event held Friday on the eve of the Nevada caucuses.

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Elections for nine open seats on next year’s Student Government of Orange Coast College board will run online April 13 through 17.

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Paying for college can be expensive, especially when transferring to a four-year university after paying around $46 a unit at a community college and transitioning to paying close to $3,000 a semester for six or more units.

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As the sun hung low in the late afternoon, about 4,000 people were packed near home plate at Angel Stadium for the memorial service honoring the late John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli.

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Even as the World Health Organization named the novel-coronavirus an international public health emergency on Thursday, officials inside the U.S. urged calm.

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It was sometime last fall that Orange Coast College’s new president Angelica Suarez was touring Wendell Pickens Field hoping to meet the head baseball coach John Altobelli.

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A districtwide hiring freeze and an incentive for retirement package was approved by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees last month in an effort to resolve an apparent budget deficit.

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It was just four months ago that Kobe Bryant was at Orange Coast College.

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In his 27 years at Orange Coast College, baseball coach John Altobelli impacted more lives than the average person could even imagine.

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Coach John Altobelli, or Alto as players called him in the dugout, was highly respected in the baseball world around the United States — and I am one of those admirers.

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The clicking of camera shutters from assembled media was the most distinguishable sound coming from Orange Coast College’s Wendell Pickens Field Tuesday.

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There was an obvious pall over Orange Coast College Monday morning as students, faculty and staff made their way to campus amid the tragic loss of John Altobelli, OCC’s head baseball coach for more than 25 years.

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Orange Coast College’s longtime baseball coach John Altobelli was among the victims of the helicopter crash Sunday that also took the life of basketball great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

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Several classes were cancelled in the Social Science building, Student Health Center and the Associated Students Bookstore after a power outage this morning turned off the lights, but some professors chose to continue teaching regardless of lights out.

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Community members, including families with children, gathered Thursday in the Science Hall at Orange Coast College to screen the controversial anti-abortion film “Unplanned.”

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Since the start of this semester, five college safety assistants have been added back to the staff after approximately 30 CSAs were indefinitely furloughed over the summer.

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A chalk drawing at Orange Coast College today directed those who are “feeling the Bern” to vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt) in California’s upcoming Democratic presidential primary.

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Students at Orange Coast College have been encountering vending machine problems like broken credit card scanners, their cash being swallowed, mechanisms jamming and operator errors.

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Orange Coast College has partnered up with Southern Illinois University to give aviation students a chance to earn a bachelor’s degree in aviation management.

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According to Chief of Campus Safety Jim Rudy, a female student was sleeping in her car in the Merrimac Way Parking Lot when a young man approached her vehicle at approximately 2 p.m. today.

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Orange Coast College is going to become the first community college in California to offer on-campus student housing.

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The Orange Coast College Recycling Center has been honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its triple certification achievement in sustainability, becoming the first facility in the world to do so.