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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.

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It’s safe to say that for most of us here at Orange Coast College, the Student Code of Conduct is nothing more than another terms and agreements-type document that we scrolled to the bottom of, agreed to continue and moved on with our initial registration process.

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At its very basis, college is a place for learning. We’re here because our skills are imperfect, our goals and eventual futures uncertain. College is a place where we can refine and define who we are and how we want to showcase that.

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Gender neutral options are a growing movement in states across the country, specifically on college campuses, in attempts to provide comfort to those who identify as a gender other than male or female.

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Campus administrators say a surprising number of homeless athletes, single mothers and underprivileged students depend on the Orange Coast College Food Pantry to survive.

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Following hurricanes Harvey and Irma in a trilogy of disaster, hurricane Maria has wreaked unprecedented havoc through the Caribbean Islands.

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Recent outrage and controversy over President Donald J. Trump’s Sept. 5 announcement to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has sent ripples of dread across the country.

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Summer is rapidly approaching and it is time, now more than ever, to take a moment to breathe.

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In a time where real news is more important than ever, the Coast Report Editorial Board believes it’s up to us to define what it is and be the epitome of exactly that.

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In no uncertain terms, Olga Perez Stable Cox should not have been named Faculty Member of the Year for Orange Coast College.