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After 16 months of mask mandates, social distancing and stay-at-home orders, California is finally opening up its “golden gates,” giving citizens a sense of hope and opportunity in the coming months. On June 15, the State of California will reopen, prompting questions from Orange County resi…

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Disneyland in Anaheim, known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” announced its highly anticipated return via Twitter on March 17, stating, “Magic is finally returning to Disneyland Resort theme parks!” Californians scrambled to get their hands on Disneyland tickets so they too can experience t…

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With the spring 2021 semester behind Orange Coast College students, summer is officially here. As the state edges close to being fully opened, finally everyone can discard the sweats they’ve been lounging in the past year, and start looking summer-ready fabulous. Before hitting the sun-soake…

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Orange Coast College’s Early Childhood Lab program has persevered through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been taught by professors who have prioritized education and safety successfully. The early childhood program both benefits students who are taking the program and its chil…

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Being a student during a global pandemic has taken its toll on many students throughout the past year, forcing them not only to adapt to the new online format that school has taken on, but to also change how they cope with mental issues brought on by the stressors from everything that has ha…

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Discord, the online social messaging platform announced on May 12 that it would be changing its logo and rebranding from a social platform for gamers to a social platform for everyone.

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Trash and chemicals continue to contaminate the world’s oceans, affecting the oceanic ecosystem, humans and wildlife, and resulting in deadly consequences. Human activity causes the majority of the pollutants found in the sea. 

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On May 8, Elon Musk, billionaire and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, made his first appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” causing #dogetothemoon to trend on Twitter again.

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Scorpion Cove on Santa Cruz Island (known as Swaxil and Limuw to the Chumash) is the destination for the canoe - or tomol paddlers. They depart Channel Islands Harbor before dawn in Oxnard on an adventure across the Santa Barbara Channel for six to ten hours, depending on ocean conditions. T…

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Families that enjoy adventures in marine life, nirvana and gourmet food will be delighted to have the opportunity to enjoy the many events Orange County has to offer for Mother’s Day. From Dana Point to Huntington Beach, every family can take pleasure in their favorite ways to celebrate.  

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The Computer Science Club (CSC) at Orange Coast College provides a space for students to explore the world of coding in a collaborative and creative environment. Non-coding members also have the opportunity to discover the many aspects of computer science, such as theory, design, application…

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At Orange Coast College, 2020 brought us many firsts, including the launch of the Integrative Health Coach program. OCC is the first community college in California to offer a health coaching program and the first in the country to offer a fully integrative health coaching program. 

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The Patches and Pins Flea Market Expo is an event that showcases many small and local businesses, including clothing brands, small baking companies, and lots of art. The flea market, which first started in 2015, takes place locally in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach every other month. 

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For nearly 23 years, Orange Coast College English Instructor Jennifer Frank has been teaching college-level writing courses. However, she considers her teaching a hobby compared to her job as a freelance writer. 

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Throughout Costa Mesa, there are dozens of utility boxes that have been converted into art pieces. The City of Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee’s mission is to incorporate the work of local artists in such spaces whenever possible. They launched in 2015 where they slowly unveiled different…

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Michelle Grimes-Hillman became Orange Coast College’s vice president of instruction in early January. She replaced Pamela Walker, who became the interim vice president of instruction when Kevin Ballinger retired in June of last year.

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Costa Mesa’s Strut Bar and Club unveiled a mural of country music icon Dolly Parton on Saturday. The 50-by-20-foot mural will be dedicated to frontline healthcare workers across America and to commemorate Dolly Parton, who donated $1 million to help fund the development of Moderna’s COVID-19…

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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue on a downward trend, Orange County is hovering at the precipice of the red tier.  If the current case counts hold until Sunday, the county will be in the clear to allow some easing of restrictions on local businesses. 

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Orange Coast College – along with most schools – switched over to remote learning when COVID-19 hit in early 2020. For students and professors, this meant facing the pandemic not only in their personal lives, but in their academic lives as well. 

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When it comes to living sustainably, there are endless shops and resources to find on the internet. From EcoRoots, which specializes in plastic free alternatives to daily items, to individual Etsy shops that sell second hand clothes. But what about in-person shopping? The real difficulty ten…

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The Advanced Culinary Arts programs at Orange Coast College have altered their curriculum over the past two semesters, as they've dealt with teaching students how to cook in a virtual world. 

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s study has found that double masking can significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19, but the agency stopped short of recommending that all Americans double-mask when out in public.

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Joseph Valadez received a lot of love when he posted his CSU Long Beach graduation photos last week. The viral post with Valadez’s inspirational message has received nearly 400,000 likes. With what seemed like all the odds stacked against him, Valadez persevered and secured a spot on the Pre…

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“I just can’t concentrate with doing classes online – too many distractions,” said Grant Chastain, an Information Technology student at Orange Coast College.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sadness, grief and restrictions. As many people refuse to give up, local mosques are shifting their approach on spiritual services to accommodate this historic event.

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In Greek mythology, Prometheus is believed to have created man from water and earth. In this process, Prometheus grew fond of humans. However, Zeus, Olympian god of the sky, grew quickly jealous of humans and did not wish for them to reach the greatness achieved by the gods. 

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Sunday is February 14 and despite COVID-19 putting limitations on crowded events, love is still in the air this Valentine’s Day and OC businesses are open to celebrate all of the festivities. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out with your partner, or a relaxing time to spend with …

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Maddy Trester rolls out of bed every Monday and Wednesday five minutes before her 8 a.m. class begins. She sits down at her desk, opens her laptop, signs on to Zoom and joins her class. A couple hours float by and she takes a break before her next class begins. The process repeats, as Maddy …

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Remote learning was not widespread at traditional academic institutions. It even carries the stigma that the quality of education is inferior to in-person classes. 

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Some of our senses start to develop as early as five weeks in the womb. Every person is inclined to utilize their feelings to decipher the world around us. Touching, viewing, listening, tasting, we are all feeling our way around.

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It’s been over 10 months since California’s shelter-in-place and social distancing recommendations were put in place. For many, it’s been 10 months of working from home, 10 months of Zoom, 10 months of the same faces, and 10 months of the same four walls.

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As she sits with her warm tea in hand, her red hair burning brighter than the flames licking the logs in the fireplace, Camille Vandoren reminisces of her holidays at home. Her mantelpiece, decorated with homemade yarn tassels and a Mickey Mouse plush, gives the living room a warm and comfor…

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For most Orange Coast College students, this semester seems to be filled to the brim with stressful days and lonely, long nights. It feels unreal to be studying for finals in the midst of the pandemic, but the time of year has come. 

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Home to over 250 organisms, the Dennis Kelly Aquarium at Orange Coast College is the largest student-run aquarium in California. Going into the fall 2020 semester however, this arrangement posed some difficulties.