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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The testimony last week from Michael Cohen — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer — was a reminder of the need for vigorous Congressional oversight.

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A year has passed since the lives of 17 innocent children were taken by a person who should never have had access to a gun in the first place.

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As the dust settled on another midterm election, Democrats seized control of the House while Republicans maintained their majority in the Senate on  Nov. 6.

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The votes of young Americans are needed now more than ever. On Tuesday it’s imperative that all young people understand the power they hold, especially when not all are given that same opportunity.

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As a top community college in the state, most don’t associate Orange Coast College with crime, and rightfully so.

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Orange Coast College faces another time of transition with a new leadership change on the horizon after President Dennis Harkins announced his retirement Sept. 12.

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The launch of the “Pirates’ Promise” program at Orange Coast College is intended to cover the cost of education for first-year students who don’t qualify for full financial aid, for one year.

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As journalists, we hold a unique position. We stand upon a moral foundation. Truth and facts are the tenets of our dogma. Journalism, the fourth estate, is needed now more than ever.

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The March for Our Lives may have begun, but black youth have been marching for their lives every day and not to the same critical acclaim as their Floridian counterparts.

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In the midst of calling for stronger gun control laws, advocates for reform have been given a morsel of what they are asking for — but frankly it still is not enough.

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Voting can create immense change. As evidence to our current political environment, a lack of it can create more stagnation than progression.

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The month of February has been designated a celebration of African American achievement and the history of black life in America since its conception by historian Carter J. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland in 1915.

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It’s safe to say that for most of us here at Orange Coast College, the Student Code of Conduct is nothing more than another terms and agreements-type document that we scrolled to the bottom of, agreed to continue and moved on with our initial registration process.

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At its very basis, college is a place for learning. We’re here because our skills are imperfect, our goals and eventual futures uncertain. College is a place where we can refine and define who we are and how we want to showcase that.

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Gender neutral options are a growing movement in states across the country, specifically on college campuses, in attempts to provide comfort to those who identify as a gender other than male or female.

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Campus administrators say a surprising number of homeless athletes, single mothers and underprivileged students depend on the Orange Coast College Food Pantry to survive.

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Following hurricanes Harvey and Irma in a trilogy of disaster, hurricane Maria has wreaked unprecedented havoc through the Caribbean Islands.

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Recent outrage and controversy over President Donald J. Trump’s Sept. 5 announcement to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has sent ripples of dread across the country.

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Summer is rapidly approaching and it is time, now more than ever, to take a moment to breathe.

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In a time where real news is more important than ever, the Coast Report Editorial Board believes it’s up to us to define what it is and be the epitome of exactly that.

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In no uncertain terms, Olga Perez Stable Cox should not have been named Faculty Member of the Year for Orange Coast College.

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There’s something in the air on campus and it’s not the pre-spring break excitement we’re used to feeling a week before the mid-semester break — instead it’s the impending doom of crippling anxiety.

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The lifting of sanctions on Caleb O’Neil has caused a surge of emotion as the controversial situation has finally been put to an end in quite a bittersweet fashion.

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The question has been posed, both publicly and privately, whether instructors at Orange Coast College and beyond should be allowed to be filmed.

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One thing is not up for debate: Orange Coast College students deserve to be safe on campus.

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There is a chart circulating online that breaks down how millennials voted on Election Day and the numbers are astonishing. If the electoral college would have followed the way millennials voted, Hillary Clinton would have won with an overwhelming 504 votes over President-elect Donald Trump’…

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The Coast Report Editorial Board deliberated the presidential race along with several important California Propositions on the ballot next week. Here are our recommendations.

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Orange Coast College has plans to expand the student population from 22,000 to 28,000 students in the next two years, leaving current students with a feeling of uncertainty about the school’s already dangerous parking lot predicaments.  

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The answer to whether or not we should have armed officers at Orange Coast College is not as cut or dry as we may like.

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If students are looking for help from academic counselors at Orange Coast College, they may be out of luck.

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The proposed leveling of the cement smokers’ circle structure, located adjacent to the closed computer center on campus, is a demolition that is long overdue.

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The year-long post-season ban on all 22 Orange Coast College sports teams by the California College Athletic Association is completely unreasonable.  

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A mind, body and spirit area on campus in theory sounds like a good idea but in practice could be a whole different story with unsavory consequences.

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Skateboarders beware  — current slaps on the wrist from Campus Safety will be turning to fines for riding on campus.

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The Coast Report understands students’ frustrations when it comes to scheduling a counseling appointment at Orange Coast College. We feel your struggle.

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The Oregon school shooting was a tragedy by all accounts and our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims.

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Possible plans of expansion at Orange Coast College are threatening to demolish our buildings and bulldoze our history away with the rubble.

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It seems that more and more, Orange Coast College’s administration, faculty and staff accuse the Coast Report of misquoting something they’ve said or flat out refuse to answer questions because they don’t like what was written or are still holding on to a grudge from 20 years ago.

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Enroll in Marine Science 187 next fall and you could be searching for gray whales in Baja California del Sur next spring.

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The Coast Report is excited for the opening of 100 new classes for the spring semester as it will make it easier for students to get registered in what they want.