“But you’re Asian, how can you be so bad at math and science?” a classmate once asked me.
As we look back on this academic year at Orange Coast College and honor those graduating, the Coast Report Editorial Board would like to acknowledge what an incredible year it has been. In spite of the many technological and social challenges that the 2020-2021 academic school year brought w…
The 11-day Hamas-Israeli war that claimed the lives of almost 300 people has been brought to a standstill by a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel on May 20, brokered by Egypt.
Oppression has been witnessed on a strip of land bordering the Eastern Mediterranean, a land known as either Palestine or Israel, or both.
Can colleges and universities legally require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend classes in person or use campus facilities?
The Armenian community under the rule of the once-great, yet sickened Ottoman Empire suffered greatly during The Great War, otherwise known as World War I.
Two days before the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily suspended due to six reported cases of ties to blood clotting, I was at the Anaheim Convention Center getting my “one and done” vaccine to prevent against COVID-19.
Today, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, an annual reminder to governments to respect and uphold freedom of expression. It also serves as a platform to raise awareness and support journalists targeted by their governments.
The U.S. has a problem with policing. Even admitting that has been a topic of heated discussion for years. Through killing after killing of unarmed Black citizens, Americans keep coming back to this debate – and it’s time to instead make actual progress.
April 20 – better known as “4/20” – has been a day long celebrated by stoners – a magical day where some say Snoop Dogg himself will come down the chimney if left cookies at night. Though known as mostly a time for festivity, 4/20 is also a good day to reflect upon the issues surrounding the…
Huntington Beach found itself the latest battleground in the racial tensions brewing across the country as white supremacists planned a "White Lives Matter Rally" on April 11th. Or, at least that was the plan, before counter protestors flooded the area before their rally started- effectively…
From fighting communism around the globe to butting heads with the White House, Voice of America’s (VOA) 79-year history is as bizarre as you’d expect from what started as a strictly U.S.-based propaganda broadcasting outlet.
The movie “Mean Girls,” on the surface, may seem like a basic, girly coming-of-age comedy. But for those willing to dive deeper, there is a world of genius satire and empowering feminist lessons straight from the brilliant mind of Tina Fey. With Women’s History Month right behind us, it’s a …
Coast Report would like to announce that in observance of this much-needed and deserved spring break, we will be keeping the lights off for the entire week. In the era of the 24/7 news cycle and constant connectivity, we want to recognize the importance of unplugging and taking some time to …
While Orange Coast College students and others worldwide have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has dealt with another epidemic simultaneously: the opioid crisis.
The current political structure and atmosphere in the United States is disappointing, and it isn’t going to change anytime soon.
Costa Mesa City Council appointed former Councilman John Stephens its new mayor during a midnight meeting – ironically in the middle of last week’s “Sunshine Week.”
The Coast Report Editorial Board condemns all acts of hate directed at the Asian and Asian- American community across our country.
In a world where miscommunication constantly spreads like a virus through our society, it’s time that media consumers, especially in America, aspire to better their efforts.
The general appeal of cancel culture is to hold people and organizations accountable for their actions, whether it be for inappropriate language or behavior. But holding someone accountable by mob mentality is a slippery slope.
The Coast Report Editorial Board is endorsing Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for the second district seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
“Just say no”– it’s a phrase we’ve all heard as children and young teens, sitting in school classrooms across the country as D.A.R.E. videos played on the TV screen. For many of us, it’s nostalgic as timed math tests, the Scholastic Book Fair and rectangular pizza from the cafeteria. It’s a …
On Feb. 9, Orange Coast College experienced a tragedy. Two students residing in The Harbour student housing died in suspected overdoses. In light of these events, the editorial board is calling for school officials to immediately begin practicing transparency with the student body.
Orange County is a decently sized county, home to a population of 3.19 million people. It even had its own show back in the day – "The OC", a modern-day soap opera involving “wealthy high schoolers and sun-drenched angst.” People from all over come to enjoy its beach cities.
While a 2021 season could give student-athletes an opportunity to make a name for themselves and reach the next level, during this uncertain time, it’s not necessary for Orange Coast College to take the unknown risk of resuming sports.
This year let’s make it a priority to think about our families as we prepare to celebrate the holidays. The days of large social gatherings should be well behind us as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.
Results of the 2020 election have left many in shock and many overjoyed. This election has taken a huge toll on the emotions of many and has stirred up conversations that may have been difficult in the past. The ballot brought about topics that have been in the spotlight for many years, incl…
In yet another blow to hospitality workers, on Oct. 2, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill 3216 – also known as the Right of Recall Bill – that would have required employers to rehire workers laid off due to the pandemic, offering them the first shot at returning to their jobs.
The student government of Orange Coast College will hold elections online starting Monday and running through Oct. 30 at occvotes.com. There are two students running for one senate seat.
Throughout the first several weeks of the virtual fall semester at Orange Coast College, the question of what will happen for spring lingered, and as of Oct. 2, that question was answered. Orange Coast College will be online for the spring.
On Thursday night the Los Angeles Dodgers booked its ticket into the divisional series as it continues its pursuit to claim the Commissioner’s Trophy. However, the same journey does not await its crosstown foe, the Los Angeles Angels.
For decades, professional and premier collegiate athletes have used their platform to further social, political and communal change. Often overlooked, however, is the effect these boycotts, demands and protests have on amature athletes.
During the early months of the Covid-19 lockdown, where people actually stayed inside, the term “essential worker” was most likely to describe a doctor, teacher or a small business owner. Unemployment rates in April 2020 rose to a record-breaking 14.7%. Although the pandemic is far from over…
During our time in quarantine many people are relying heavily on delivery services to bring us food. It seems a convenient and effective way to bring in food while supporting our favorite restaurants. But third party food delivery companies like Grubhub charge restaurants a consumer fee that…
During most post-recession assessments, the reevaluation of federal programs and agencies are undertaken to analyze for optimal efficiency — one of which is the United States Postal Service.
As the world moves toward the hopeful end of the global outbreak of COVID-19, it’s hard to believe that things will simply go back to normal once all of this is over.