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…
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.
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.