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Orange Coast College’s DSLR Photography Program has always been ahead of the curve — even when it wasn’t.

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After over 40 years of teaching at Orange Coast College, art history instructor Irini Rickerson will celebrate her retirement with a last lecture saying goodbye to the college.

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A free course designed for non-native English speaking parents to help give them the language skills necessary to advocate for their children is being offered at Orange Coast College for the first time this semester.

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As Orange Coast College reels after a recent tragedy, a new state-funded grant will help the Student Health Center address issues of mental health that may arise for students in the coming months.

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Three Orange Coast College students have been selected from a highly competitive national pool of candidates for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel abroad this summer and do humanitarian projects with the group Export Hope.

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Orange Coast College student Valerie Fernandez is a mere three rounds away from possibly winning a national business pitch competition.

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Scott Mitchell wasn’t expecting to see his name in a list of Orange County’s 100 most influential people.

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Orange Coast College’s Ecology Club is more than just an ecologically based club, it’s a place where students can feel united in a community.

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If you’ve ever wondered who the green vested adults are who can be spotted picking up trash and making Orange Coast College’s campus squeaky clean, you’re not alone.

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The months-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong might be 7,200 miles away from Orange Coast College, but for two students on campus the unrest is close to home.

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In an effort to inspire kids and get them excited about science and technology, Orange Coast College hosted the school’s 20th annual Science Night, this year renamed STEM Night, on Friday.

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WalletHub recently released a list of the most vegan and vegetarian-friendly cities in the country and Orange County got a spot near the top with Anaheim ranking No. 12.

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Following the grand opening of The Closet, students from Orange Coast College’s fashion program modeled a few outfits from The Closet’s collection at The Box on Oct. 9.

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The Harry and Grace Steele Children’s Center at Orange Coast College welcomed the arrival of a tortoise hatchling on Sept. 17 and since then five more baby tortoises have joined the family — including their parents, Rocky and Georgia.

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The 16th annual OC Children’s Book Festival will have a little something for everyone when it comes to the Orange Coast College campus on Sunday.

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Orange Coast College is one of the first community colleges in the nation to offer a Virtual Reality Certificate Program, which starts this Fall semester as part of the Film and Television department.

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The Closet, located in Pirates’ Cove, is scheduled to open on Sept. 25 as a resource for students in need of professional attire or warm winter clothing.

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A new Aquarium Science certificate program has launched at Orange Coast College this fall. Students can earn the credential by taking eight required courses totaling nine units.

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For Rick Harlow, an associate professor in the Ornamental Horticulture department, seeing trash cans full of rotting lettuce, carrots, herbs and fruit led him to find a way for his department to give back.

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Sam Melvin says the most important thing is staying calm. Before every big race, Melvin said he calms down and focuses on executing his own race.

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Most colleges do not have an oasis in the middle of campus, but at Orange Coast College, students can find gurgling fountains, trees that give glorious shade, and flowers releasing sweet fragrance into the air. There is grass to sit in, benches to read a book on and tables to eat lunch at.

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They are often overlooked — the guys in the green carts who traverse the campus every day, keeping it clean, fresh and ready for students to gather.

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Jeff Anderson and Mike Brook have been best friends for 51 years.

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Natalia Jimenez loves flowers. And she loves her mother.

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I didn’t know I could want to adopt 10 dogs all at once and without hesitation until the Pet Expo located at the OC Fairgrounds came along over the weekend.

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At the back of Orange Coast College’s Campus Safety building is a small desk crowded by a set of dual monitors the size of big-screen TVs.

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Inspired by the reality television show “Shark Tank,” Orange Coast College’s own version of the show, called Pirates Plank, held its third annual event on April 4, giving students the opportunity to win cash prizes, mentorships and internships at the OCC Maker’s Space.

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Olivia Jäggi, winner of the 2019 Giles T. Brown Student Project and Research Symposium, explored suicide rates in the U.S. and compared them with South Korea, a country with “exceptionally high suicide rates,” in her project, “A Comparative Study on Suicide Prevention.”

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In the evenings after class, one 19-year-old Orange Coast College student can most often be found in front of the sewing machine in his bedroom.

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The Orange County Transit Authority dropped bus routes in February and March, forcing some Orange Coast College students without cars to pay for ride sharing services or drop classes.

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When Orange Coast College’s Speech, Theater and Debate team won the Spring Championship Tournament for community colleges in the Pacific Southwest last month, it was almost expected.

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When he’s not in class at Orange Coast College, Jose Daniel Garcia is frequently hard at work on a 3D printing machine in his garage.

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The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion resides in a center point of campus, constantly surrounded by students — the smell of Starbucks coffee beans wafts through the air as you walk through the shiny double doors.

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Garret Hill, the student coordinator for Orange Coast College’s Makerspace, rhythmically tapped on an Ultimaker 3D printer while a student stared anxiously over his shoulder.

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Most nights Luis Collado can be found sleeping in one of Orange Coast College’s warm and safe buildings.

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Orange Coast College’s student athletic trainer program helps hopeful athletic trainers succeed in their intended field by allowing them to get hands-on experience.

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Houston, we now have liftoff. Orange Coast College’s highly anticipated Planetarium is ready to launch.

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Using the precision of industrial robots to create art, Orange Coast College architecture faculty and students were challenged to design and build a sculpture for The LAB Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa earlier this month.