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At Orange Coast College, students with aspirations in theatre and acting have many avenues to pursue their dreams. The most accessible routes are taking acting courses and auditioning for faculty-produced plays, but what is the best route for those who aim to shoot even higher to reach their goals?

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Music plays a vital part in everyone's life, as it has the potential to spread a variety of different emotions to all who listen. It may set the tone to any given situation as it may spread happiness, nostalgia, sadness, love and many more emotions. Music is the soul of life and may give imm…

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Walking across the wooden floor to find a place at the barre as classical music fills the room, dancers in their first dance class are greeted by their instructor who leads them through a series of stretches, barre exercises, across-the-floor movements, and step-by-step breakdowns of new ski…

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Upon entering Los Sanchez Mexican Food, you’re greeted by an expansive Sonoran-style menu. The eatery’s 52 main entrees, seafood and breakfast sub menus and a variety of à la carte options entice you no matter what Mexican antojito you’re craving. The other thing that will lure you in is the…

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It doesn’t quite feel like the holidays are upon us until the lights are strewn up, twinkling in the night, and Christmas carolers are gathered together and singing the classic tunes we all know and love. Various events are taking place in Orange County, including a gingerbread forest at Tan…

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The Orange Coast College Dance Department is hosting the OCC Faculty Dance Concert live on stage at the Robert B. Moore Theatre on Nov. 20. Tickets must be purchased online for $15 prior to the performance. 

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The Repertory at Orange Coast College premieres its collective production, “Tales from the Script,” on Friday on the Theatre Department’s YouTube channel. After spending a year apart and conducting plays and shorts on Zoom, this is the first The Rep is conducting class in person since the st…

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Delayed by two years, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise “No Time to Die” has finally hit theaters. This highly anticipated film earned its place in cinematic history as it was Daniel Craig’s last time reprising his iconic role of James Bond. 

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Orange Coast College Fashion Department students attended the LA Textile Trade Show on Oct. 1. This in-person field trip to the Los Angeles Fashion District was the first for the department since COVID-19 restrictions were put into place.  

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“Squid Game” is a Korean Netflix original show that has piqued massive interest worldwide. On pace to break the Netflix streaming record for most hours watched, “Squid Game” has thrust millions of people into learning about Korean culture and customs. All over the internet, people are cospla…

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The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion presented its first in-person art exhibit since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. “What Will Remain: Art in the Time of Human Dominion” features artwork and installations from 29 part-time and full-time faculty members from the Visual & Perfor…

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National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Sept. 15 and Orange Coast College has plans to celebrate until it comes to a close on Oct. 15. The OCC Student Equity Program, CLEEO, Global Engagement Center and Multicultural Center are all coming together to co-host a series of events that ho…

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Contemporary French restaurant Knife Pleat of Costa Mesa received a Michelin Star on Tuesday, after first being recognized in Michelin Guide California with two other Orange County restaurants. 

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Over Labor Day weekend, Marvel’s new film Shang-Chi hit the theatres and shattered previous Labor Day weekend records, earning $94 million.  As of September 12th, Shang-Chi has grossed a cumulative $257.6 million worldwide. With an all-Asian cast – even featuring prominent Asian musicians in…

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There were 12 winners in 12 categories announced on Thursday at the closing Zoom reception of the 2021 Mass Appeal Student Exhibition, with each artist taking home a $100 scholarship award from the OCC Foundation, marking another year of student artistic achievements at Orange Coast College. 

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The Orange Coast College Dance Department will debut its first-ever virtual dance concert on May 22 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The show, “Dances for Camera,'' will feature the work of students in the Repertoire course taught by Department Chair Rachel Berman. It will culminate in an ensemble piece b…

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After a long year of no outdoor gatherings and closures due to COVID-19, Orange County has gotten the OK to bring back festivals, just in time for the summer. 

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Before the pandemic I would go nearly every week. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve seen a movie in theatres. After months of pandemic shutdowns, I was reunited with the silver screen when I saw “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

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Following Saturday Night Live’s announcement that billionaire Elon Musk would be hosting the May 8 show, pushback came immediately. Due to Musk’s continual controversial statements and actions, many believed that SNL shouldn’t provide him a platform.

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“Invincible: Season 1” aired its last episode on April 30. It is an animated series that combines the familiarity of the superhero genre with the dark storytelling of it’s creator, Robert Kirkman, the co-creator of The Walking Dead graphic novel series. 

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Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion is once again hosting the annual Mass Appeal student exhibition as the semester draws to a close at Orange Coast College. This year, the exhibition will be held online between May 10-20. Student art will be posted on the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Instagram pag…

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Orange Coast College’s College Life Committee hosted “Escape From The Chamber of Secrets: A Virtual Harry Potter Themed Escape Room” on April 23,  The virtual Zoom event was the very first escape room event for CLC and OCC’s Student Government. 

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Orange Coast College students have the opportunity to discover the journey of one of the most successful Chicano playwrights, film directors, and National Medal of Arts Award recipients, Luis Valdez, at the upcoming virtual Counseling Latinos for Equity and Engagement (CLEEO) summit on April 21. 

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I’ve watched a decent amount of anime over the course of my life, beginning with Naruto back in high school and Studio Ghibli films in my childhood. I enjoy compiling my ratings for shows I’ve watched and sharing my thoughts. With the winter anime season officially over, I feel like now is a…

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There is music for just about every feeling the human body can experience, a lot of which can be found in our very own backyard. The Southern California music scene is home to a lot of bands that can match the rainbow of emotions people experience. Feeling angry about the state of current af…

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Orange Coast College's spring break officially lasts from March 29 to April 4. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, spring break might feel socially limited this year. Here is a list of suggestions to keep you busy over break that are more than just a usual day in the sand.

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Orange Coast College students can learn the native origins of American sports coming up in a CLEEO (Counseling Latinx for Equity and Engagement) Summit Event, “Ulama: The Mesoamerican Ballgame” on March 22-23. 

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The pandemic made me prefer getting take out and wearing a favorite pair of sweatpants around the house as opposed to wearing tight jeans and risking my life in the wild, eating with others. 

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Orange Coast College’s Student Equity Office is partnering with multiple groups to help students celebrate Black History Month virtually this year. 

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When COVID-19 appeared, concerts and live entertainment events were among the first to be affected by the crisis. As cases continue to rise, the music industry is working diligently to make it through this cultural shock.With the event cancellations happening around the world, artists have h…

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Body odor, two-drink minimums, jokes and laughter all bring fond memories of nights spent at comedy clubs. Since mid-March 2020, all live comedy venues have been shut down. With theaters closed, how are the clubs staying afloat? Where have comedians gone? What does the future hold for live e…

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The band Nightstalker hosted a show in Long Beach at the now-defunct Calvary Chapel Bread of Life Food Bank on Saturday. The building caught on fire in 2009 and was boarded up until that night, when the bands arrived with a generator to power the amps and lights for the show. 

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Complex, a media company that covers music, pop culture and fashion trends, went virtual Monday morning as ComplexLand was opened to the public. The online event designed to replicate ComplexCon offers visitors the opportunity to purchase exclusive clothes, art and food from home. 

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An online format hasn’t been the easiest move for such a hands-on club like Orange Coast College’s Fashion Club, but through online club meetings and attendance at socially distanced events such as the Long Beach Antique Market, the Fashion Club has been as active as ever.