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When I wake up, I reach under my pillow and grab my phone. I check my texts, my email and social media before I even get out of bed.

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Two Coast Report staffers face off on whether Thanksgiving or Christmas is the better holiday.

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Confidence isn’t something I was born with, it’s something that continuously grows.

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We like to think of our colleges and universities as temples of knowledge, bastions of logic. But with facts under daily assault, we would hope that Orange Coast College would side with reason.

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“Legally Blonde,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Hidden Figures” are just a few of my favorite movies that prove women, no matter what, are amazing and can do incredible things.

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Once again, we saw a woman being penalized for actions that are deemed to be acceptable for men when Katie Hill (D-CA) resigned from the House of Representatives after an affair with a female campaign aide came to light.

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On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. More than 1,100 people were killed and more than 2,500 people were injured. The collapse is considered the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry — one that was the result of the building’s owner refusing t…

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At a time when many in the international community question who is in control of Mexico, a recent incident that left eight dead, a dozen injured and 55 inmates on the loose has left the Mexican government looking even worse.

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Halloween is here again and the great film debate continues: in the movie industry, what constitutes horror?

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This week, President Trump canceled the White House’s subscriptions to The Washington Post and The New York Times and instructed all federal agencies to follow suit. Out of a plethora of terrible decisions Trump has made, the Coast Report Editorial Board sees this move as one of his most ala…

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When I was a little girl I remember not knowing how to speak English and the anxiety of not knowing how to communicate with anyone made me extremely shy. Through the arts, I found an outlet to express my thoughts, emotions, intuitions and desires.

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“But what if she gets her period and starts a war?” has long been used against the idea of a female president. For anyone thinking of this as a viable critique, the events of the past weeks should put any of doubts to rest.

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When Orange Coast College started construction on its $89 million on-campus housing, officials said part of the intention was to target low income students, veterans and homeless students.

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Remember the scene in “Mean Girls” where newly-arrived high school student Cady tries to leave in the middle of class to use the restroom?

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With the college football season in full swing, the seemingly constant conversation of paying NCAA athletes returned when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed off on SB 206, more commonly known as the Fair Pay to Play Act.

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Growing up I have always felt too white. To this day there are times when I still do.

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The College Republicans have weekly meetings where we debate about issues that come up in politics. On Sept 25, President Trump released the full transcript of his phone call with recently elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. That happened hours before our club meeting on wednesda…

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It was a viral video of a marine biologist removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s nose that inspired people to think more about the impact trash has on the environment.

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Last week the Trump Administration took a step forward in tackling a major public health crisis that is predominantly affecting young people. Instead of tackling addiction or gun violence, the president took on another toxic orange substance, Mango Juul pods.

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From tensions in the Middle East to rising populist nationalism in Europe and Russian dominion in the east, the issues of World War II are eerily predicative of current events. As we mark the 80th anniversary of the war’s commencement, we must ask ourselves what, if anything, have we learned…

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Welcome everyone to the fall 2019 semester! I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer, and are ready for another exciting semester at Orange Coast College.

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After almost a decade of pushing the narrative that more likes mean you are more important than others, Instagram is starting to test the idea of keeping the amount of likes a user has on a photo private.

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This is my first semester back in school in about five years.

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Since the Supreme Court ruled in 1973 in Roe v. Wade that restrictive state regulation on abortion is unconstitutional, several state legislators and groups have continued to try and limit women’s access to safe and legal abortions.

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It’s dark and cold outside, but there is no time to show it. I am tired but can’t feel it. I’m on my third cup of black-joe and I can’t stop moving.

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For some students, online classes can be a very comfortable way to learn.

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The Walt Disney Company is known for creating decades worth of blockbuster kids’ movies, building the happiest place on Earth and now as the giant media conglomerate that doesn’t know how to pay their workers a living wage.

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Orange Coast College students are almost forced to be oblivious when voting for the Associated Students of Orange Coast College comes around.

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Beyond the offensive and explicit content it’s normally associated with, hip-hop and its artists promote values often overlooked by those ignorant to or unfamiliar with the highly-popularized culture.

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After nearly two years since recreational marijuana became legalized in California, plans to rake in the dough have seemingly gone up in smoke.

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The world has been around for approximately 6 million years, yet we only dedicate one out of the 365 days of the year to tend to our planet. 

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Until this year, all college students have had to take placement tests to see if they qualify for transfer-level courses. If their scores weren’t high enough, they would have to take classes before those classes, to catch up. This can set students up for failure.

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News publishers in California have one brutal report after another of a child or an innocent person being killed by those who were supposed to be protecting them.

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Recent anti-Semitic incidents involving students at Newport Harbor High School and two other high schools has put the topic of racism and anti-Semitism squarely in Orange County communities.

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In the wake of a horrific terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people on Friday, social media giant Facebook along with others have been scrambling to delete re-uploaded versions of the 17-minute livestream the terrorist broadcasted of the attacks.

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As a millennial distancing myself from the digital era by being “profile-less,” George Orwell and Ray Bradbury would have been proud of my new found insight.

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Everyone is a single click away from either going viral for something funny or becoming breaking news for something that was never supposed to be caught on camera.