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Otoboke Beaver, a punk rock band from Kyoto, Japan, released an album earlier this year titled Super Champon. Their album is filled with noise, rage and electricity as the band traverses its way through the uncomfortable topics of societal gender roles and men.

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The Orange Coast College Theatre Arts Department’s first production of the fall 2022 semester, “Much Ado About Nothing,” premiered this weekend. Performances began on Friday and Saturday, and the production will continue on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m in the OCC Drama Lab Studio. OCC’s adaptati…

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Coffee shops are a college staple for anyone wanting to meet up with friends, wake up before class or find somewhere to study for a few hours. Since Costa Mesa has over 20 coffee shops to choose from, here is a guide to the five best near Orange Coast College.

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Mickey Darling, self-proclaimed “sexiest boyband,” brought its talent to the Constellation Room in Santa Ana on Oct. 5 and gave fans a night they would never forget. The high-energy show left the audience sweaty and exhausted as every legendary concert does.

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Dome Fest West is hosting its second-annual, full-dome film festival at the Orange Coast College Planetarium from Oct. 6 through Oct. 9. The annual, 360-degree film festival and conference brings together the filmmaking community, industry professionals and up-and-coming immersive content creators.

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Orange Coast College will be hosting the annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Planetarium with free parking and admission. 

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The Orange Coast College Planetarium is bringing back its Saturday shows starting Sept. 24. There are four different shows to choose from, each an hour long starting at 1 p.m. and the last showing starting at 4 p.m.

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Making music has been a hobby for some, a passion for others and, for an elite group, a catapult to unfathomable fame and success. Generation Z is working hard to make their mark on the scene and to be heard in an unconventional way. In a time when clicks, followers and fans are the ultimate…

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Orange Coast College’s Music Department allows students to facilitate their passion and drive into learning and creating music they love. It provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in an environment that will contribute to a fulfilling career and a lasting dream. 

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As the sun set over The Observatory in Santa Ana, a crowd gathered for a night of music that ended up being equal parts exuberant and raucous. From the opening sounds, the mosh pit became a living, breathing organism of joy with a few casualties. At one point, a young woman emerged from the …

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When Orange Coast College student and elementary school teacher William Renner signed up for OCC’s classical guitar class in spring 2020, he wanted to enrich his life by sharpening his guitar skills and return to in-person performances. That vision of playing in an ensemble would have to be …

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Orange Coast College’s 12th annual World Dance Concert and School Outreach will grace the Robert B. Moore Theater stage once again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

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Orange Coast College Repertory will host the final installment of student-directed productions in the “One-Act Play Festival” from May 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Studio theater with free admission.

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Orange Coast College’s Applied Music Program showcasing selected students will perform at the Piano Honors Recital on May 18 at 7:30 p.m in Music room 102, located in the Recital Hall. 

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Students from Orange Coast College’s Film Production III class are premiering their short sci-fi comedy film “Die Robot” at The Frida Cinema in Downtown Santa Ana on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. People can register to attend the event at Eventbrite. 

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With the semester winding down and students finishing up last-minute projects and studying for exams, students in the music department are adding the finishing touches to performances they’ve been working on all semester. Orange Coast College Music programs will perform at the Robert B. Moor…

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Orange Coast College’s Symphony and Chamber Singers will host their first live concert since the COVID shutdown with the Long Beach Chorale on Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theater. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $10 for students and $15 for general admission.

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All students, faculty and staff are invited to the Friends of the Library book sale on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange Coast College Library. Bibliophiles can sift through and purchase books that were donated by members of the community and Friends of the Library fo…

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With Pride Week starting Monday, Orange Coast College’s Office of Student Equity is hosting a number of events for LGBTQIA+ individuals and anyone else who is interested in attending. 

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The Architecture Club at Orange Coast College will embark to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for its 47th Annual Design Village from Friday to Sunday, April 24 . The theme this year is “Eternal,” a nod to designers and architects’ responsibility to design and build for not only the present but the…

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Jonatan Aron Leandoer Håstad, better known as Yung Lean, has become one of rap's most polarizing artists during his lengthy nine-year career. The Swedish artist has lived hundreds of lives, with his most infamous moments almost being one of his last. With a changed outlook on life, Håstad’s …

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Students are encouraged to submit their art for Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion’s annual Mass Appeal Student Juried Exhibition by April 5. This is the first in-person Mass Appeal exhibit in two years. 

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Orange Coast College’s improvisational dance class is bringing Holly Topping’s “The Calamity Hustle” to life. The Improv dance class is performing “Calamity in Motion” at the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and admission to this event is free.

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Pink, but punky pop-queen with a sprinkle of rock musician Bella Spinelli, better known by her stage name Jade Bates, is hard to put a label on. Orange Coast College’s own student-turned-popstar, Bates is redefining “Badass Women of OCC” in 2022 with her powerhouse vocals and “genre-fluid” music. 

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Warmer temperatures and longer days have made their way back to Orange County, and the best part is being able to experience the unbeatable sunsets that come with them. 

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Crossing a multitude of genres in over two and half hours, the “Badass Playlist for Badass Women” playlist is filled with more than 40 songs. Classics from TLC, Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child start off the playlist, followed closely by early 2000s icons such as Paramore, MIA and Santigol…

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Behind partially closed doors of a small auditorium at Santa Ana College are a few handfuls of people captivated by the artist speaking. Danielle Eubank stands in front of a large screen displaying her artwork and speaks to the group about her 20-year journey that is her exhibit, “One Artist…

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The Repertory at Orange Coast College presents its theater festival, “Plays Made in a Day,” on Saturday and Sunday night in the Drama Lab Studio. Admission is free, and the festival will begin at 7:30 p.m on both nights. The festival will also be live-streamed on both the OCC Theater’s YouTu…

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February has been officially dedicated to Black History for the past 46 years. Founded last semester by its President Nylah Hines, the Orange Coast College Black Student Union was created as a space for students to gather and learn about Black culture in America and around the world. The BSU…

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“Punishing Penguin Puck!” exclaims Princess Cream-Chan. The heroine, alongside her most trusted friend, Sir Penn Gwyane, releases her high-speed attack against the evil flames trying to overtake her kingdom. Known for her strong will, tragic background and hard work in the military, beloved …