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The Orange County Register recently reported that 57 cannabis dispensaries have applied to open in Costa Mesa, with seven out of the first 16 proposed locations being on Harbor Boulevard. Costa Mesa does not currently have a limit on how many dispensaries can operate, but neighboring city Sa…

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Through Coast Report’s coverage on the current state of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate with testing protocol, we have become aware of certain issues and have developed serious concerns that Orange Coast College is not yet adequately prepared to keep students, faculty and staff safe as we retur…

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Hundreds of Orange County veterans should not be forced to relinquish thousands of dollars of educational financial aid because of their decision to enroll as unvaccinated students. With the General Issue (GI) Bill special COVID-19 rules expiring on Dec. 21, veteran students who are unable t…

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The recent oil-spill in Huntington Beach closed beaches from Bolsa Chica to Dana Point. It threatened the stability of nearby Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and the Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve. The disaster has many people calling for a ban on offshore drilling. Leaders of coastal comm…

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As protests against the Vietnam War and support for the civil rights movement surged across the United States in 1971, President Richard Nixon stood in the White House on June 17 and addressed the nation, declaring the “War on Drugs.” Nixon called drugs “public enemy number one.” 

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California State University Long Beach student and freelance photojournalist Pablo Unzueta was covering a late-night police brutality protest in Los Angeles on Sept. 8, 2020, a week after the killing of Dijon Kizzee, a Black man shot by L.A. deputies 15 times. Unzureta had covered protests s…

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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 …

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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Orange Coast College is falling behind in a chance to be on the cutting-edge and be among the first to establish a funded esports program at the school.

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After many years spent attempting to transfer, the Editorial Board of The Coast Report finds itself surprised by how much we miss our campus.

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With the decision by the federal government to pull the plug on the proposal of housing Californian coronavirus patients at the Fairview Development Center, Orange Coast College students can stop holding their breath.

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There’s a saying in politics that all government is local, yet even the most politically engaged of The Coast Report’s staffers remain generally ignorant of our own governments —  Associated Students of Orange Coast College and Student Government of Orange Coast College.

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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.