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Placerita Canyon Nature Center gets an overhaul

Placerita Canyon Nature Center gets an overhaul

Westboro Baptist Church protests Santa Clarita churches Westboro Baptist Church protests Santa Clarita churches
New Culinary Arts facility opens at COC Valencia campus New Culinary Arts facility opens at COC Valencia campus
The neighboring chair The neighboring chair
‘Yes means Yes’ to be addressed by COC ‘Yes means Yes’ to be addressed by COC
Murder-suicide left husband and wife dead in Stevenson Ranch Murder-suicide left husband and wife dead in Stevenson Ranch
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Campus and Local News

Placerita Canyon Nature Center gets an overhaul

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Placerita Canyon Nature Center gets an overhaul

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The Placerita Canyon Nature Center has been completely renovated from the inside out. Funding for the project came through a $1 million grant from California State Parks through Prop. 84, $465,000 from the office of Michael D. Antonovich and Placerita Canyon Nature Center Association put in nearly $30,000 to complete the project. “The center is full of new models, […]

Got water?

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Got water?

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It’s no secret that the recent drought has hit California hard, especially here in Santa Clarita. With little sign of rain, residents have once again prepared for the upcoming drought season.

Westboro Baptist Church protests Santa Clarita churches

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Westboro Baptist Church protests Santa Clarita churches

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Two hundred people from Santa Clarita came together to show support for one another.

‘Yes means Yes’ to be addressed by COC

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‘Yes means Yes’ to be addressed by COC

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College of the Canyons is in the process of reevaluating its policy of sexual assault.

PHI builds state-of-the-art film archive in Santa Clarita

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PHI builds state-of-the-art film archive in Santa Clarita

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The Packard Humanities Institute, in partnership with UCLA, have built the second largest film warehouse and restoration facility in the U.S. right here in Santa Clarita

College & Prep Sports

How budget cuts effect COC’s sports programs

Sports

How budget cuts effect COC’s sports programs

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College of the Canyons athletic departments have suffered from budget cuts over the past years that has required a struggle for student athletes to fund-raise money for their sports program.

Youth Baseball In Santa Clarita Valley

Sports

Youth Baseball In Santa Clarita Valley

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It’s no secret that youth baseball impacts the Santa Clarita Valley. Spencer Daniels highlights the importance of youth leagues in the valley.

COC dives into Spring

Sports

COC dives into Spring

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The College of the Canyons Spring Board Diving Team is looking for full-time students who are interested in learning and improving their spring board diving skills to take a step forward and join the team this Spring Semester.

COC men’s cross country wins state title

Sports

COC men’s cross country wins state title

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The COC Men’s Cross Country Team completed what could be considered the triple crown of the sport; winning the WSC, SoCal, and State Titles all in one season.

Vikings stunned, Hart comes from behind, Canyon blown out

Sports

Vikings stunned, Hart comes from behind, Canyon blown out

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The Vikings and Cowboys could not overcome first half deficits while Hart shows it still has some life coming from behind in a victory.

Arts & Entertainment

Miss Mexico US tells her story

Entertainment

Miss Mexico US tells her story

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From age 3 to now performing under the stage lights and showing off her outgoing personality has never been a fear to Setareh Khatibi, a Santa Clarita native who was Miss Mexico U.S. in 2013. Khatibi is a pageant queen who lived her whole life in Santa Clarita, and has competed in pageants throughout Santa […]

PHI builds state-of-the-art film archive in Santa Clarita

Entertainment

PHI builds state-of-the-art film archive in Santa Clarita

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The Packard Humanities Institute, in partnership with UCLA, have built the second largest film warehouse and restoration facility in the U.S. right here in Santa Clarita

The Crystal Cult: Taking over the world one vape pen at a time

Entertainment

The Crystal Cult: Taking over the world one vape pen at a time

By  Richard Gutierrez

Closing out the year, Vape was just named the word of the year and one girl certainly helped that trend with her company, The Crystal Cult. The Crystal Cult is a company that started out of Santa Clarita California. It consist of clothes, sun glasses and their most popular product, vapes. But not just any vapes.

Wakefield Court’s Candy Cane Lane brings the Christmas spirit to life

Entertainment

Wakefield Court’s Candy Cane Lane brings the Christmas spirit to life

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In Saugus, off Copper Hill, Wakefield Court is shining almost as bright as the Las Vegas Strip. Anyone is welcome to join every night once the sun is down. Today until a week after Christmas, the lights will be up for showing. Starting in 1994, residents on Wakefield Court come together to put the spirit of […]

No need to “Swap” this SCV tradition

Entertainment

No need to “Swap” this SCV tradition

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Bartering, Food, and Music: All found in one place.

Science and Technology

“Teens & Social Media”, a presentation on safely using social media

Science & Tech

“Teens & Social Media”, a presentation on safely using social media

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Deputy Josh Dubin and Canyon High School Assistant Principal Sherry Richenbach are trying to uncover the risks to parents and teens of social media with “Teens & Social Media,” a presentation to become smarter, safer and more responsible online.

Smarter balanced testing in Santa Clarita for the modern age

Science & Tech

Smarter balanced testing in Santa Clarita for the modern age

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Students primarily in grades 3-8th and 11th have been ditching the scantrons and pencils, as they’ve been replaced with digital devices such as desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.

Twitter’s Wall Street surge

Science & Tech

Twitter’s Wall Street surge

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Social-media darling Twitter continues to pickup a head of steam, while bets against it grow.

Health and Life

Got water?

Health & Lifestyle

Got water?

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It’s no secret that the recent drought has hit California hard, especially here in Santa Clarita. With little sign of rain, residents have once again prepared for the upcoming drought season.

Best places to study in Santa Clarita

Health & Lifestyle

Best places to study in Santa Clarita

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Is studying at home unbearable? Does the school library make you fall asleep while studying for your Chemistry final? Our own Megan Trawick scoured through the Santa Clarita Valley to find the best places in town for you and your study group.

Tattoos are taking a stand against cancer

Health & Lifestyle

Tattoos are taking a stand against cancer

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A local tattoo shop is taking a unique approach in the battle against Cancer.

Commentary

Opinion: The lacking presence of student government

Commentary

Opinion: The lacking presence of student government

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By Eddie Averill Towards the end of the spring 2014 semester, as I walked through the quad, I saw a handful of students eating pizza. Naturally, I wanted to know where they got the pizza, and whether or not said pizza was being provided for free by some organization that just wanted a moment of […]

Too many students, too little parking

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Too many students, too little parking

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Imagine a daily commute to work with a parking spot search much like Christmas time at the mall. Circling the parking lots, aggressive drivers and the car stalking of strangers in hopes of snagging their parking spot. This scenario may seem all too familiar because it’s an everyday reality for the 12,000 COC students fighting for one of only 3,600 available spaces.

Opinion: why savings are a thing of the past

Commentary

Opinion: why savings are a thing of the past

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There was once a time when common people would tout the benefit in saving hard-earned income.

Spotlight

Spotlight: Carmen Gonzalez

Spotlight

Spotlight: Carmen Gonzalez

By  Aaron Lanuza

Carmen started working in financial aid in 2001 at California State University Northridge and after exploring many different roles in the department over several years, realized that she wanted to follow this career path more passionately. In 2006 Carmen applied for a financial aid position at College of the Canyons and worked hard again to work up a latter to her current role as adviser.

The neighboring chair

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The neighboring chair

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By Stephanie Ramirez Students who enroll in courses at COC and other schools across the globe usually never worry about the person sitting next to them before class. But once you sit down, now the ordeal of deciding whom you will invite into your personal bubble begins to crawl into your mind. “Why did they have to […]

Miss Mexico US tells her story

Spotlight

Miss Mexico US tells her story

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From age 3 to now performing under the stage lights and showing off her outgoing personality has never been a fear to Setareh Khatibi, a Santa Clarita native who was Miss Mexico U.S. in 2013. Khatibi is a pageant queen who lived her whole life in Santa Clarita, and has competed in pageants throughout Santa […]