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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
An adventure of a lifetime beckons Orange Coast College students this summer. Open enrollment for OCC Study Abroad is currently available for all students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The controversial Facebook Research App offers money to teenagers and adults for unrestricted access to their phone, violating iOS App store policies.
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.
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.
I recently participated in a practice session — actually about half of a session — of a sport at Orange Coast College called octopush, a form of hockey played underwater. Players hold their breath and push a puck from one side of the pool to the other by coordinating with teammates and tryin…
Orange Coast College students and their families can receive joy for the holidays through the college’s Adopt-A-Family program that assists economically disadvantaged single parents.
As Orange Coast College says goodbye to Creative Writing instructor Davi Loren upon her retirement, it says goodbye to an instructor who helped guide her students through a form of creativity honed or simply discovered.
Every October for the last four years, William “Jay” Horsky’s Huntington Beach home transforms into the Hauntington Beach Manor — a homemade haunted house of mind-bending scares.
A once-homeless single mother who told her children they were camping when they slept in her truck is now a student at Orange Coast College and Pirates’ Cove employee looking to help others facing similar situations.
Thirty OCC women in STEM attended the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit for an afternoon with women CEOs and top executives earlier this month at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Laguna Niguel.
Orange Coast College faculty, staff and students say it is important to become familiar with issues that could affect college students in the Nov. 6 midterm election — including community college funding, rent control, fuel and sales taxes or changes in Congress.
From servicing 60 Orange Coast College students a day to running out of supplies one afternoon after delivery because of the 200 to 230 students coming in, Pirates’ Cove is proving to be an important resource on campus.
To curb what it is calling an “epidemic” of teenage e-cigarette use, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration has given Juul Labs 60 days from Sept. 12 to prove the company can keep its product out of the reach of minors.
Orange Coast College student Vanessa Vega said baking has always been her therapy — even when she was in a violent relationship and struggling to find a future.
Orange Coast College’s new Dean of Counseling Renee DeLong has defined her number one goal in her new job — providing students with the best academic guidance possible.
Orange Coast College’s new director of Disabled Students Programs and Services Vanessa Dominguez has her sights set on helping students who face challenges every day.
The stars have yet to align for the Orange Coast College Community Planetarium with the grand opening arriving at a date later than expected due to unexpected weather and changes.
For about one-tenth of the price of average studio training, Orange Coast College offers yoga teacher training and certification that can be completed in one semester.
Latino students interested in pursuing higher education can benefit from the services offered in Counseling Latinos for Equity and Engagement at Orange Coast College.