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Opinion: Southern California: The fool’s gold state

Opinion: Southern California: The fool’s gold state

For decades, Southern California has been portrayed as the “Golden State,” but I believe that people considering a move to Southern California should think twice.

Campus and Local News

COC faculty members debate over canceling spring break

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COC faculty members debate over canceling spring break

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Recently, College of the Canyons faculty had to decide on the school’s calendar schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. The biggest change in the new schedule includes cutting spring break down by three days and moving these days off to the end of the school year. Watch the video above for all the information.

CHP cracks down on distracted driving

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CHP cracks down on distracted driving

By  Taylor Villanueva

According to distraction.gov, in 2012, 3,328 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving, and 421,000 were injured. With the constant advancement of technology and connecting ourselves to the world around us, it seems that those numbers will only increase. However, distracted driving does not only pertain to the use of mobile devices; according […]

Newhall bank robber sentenced to 70 years in state prison

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Newhall bank robber sentenced to 70 years in state prison

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A 24-year-old Palmdale man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison on Monday by a San Fernando judge for robbing a bank in Santa Clarita over a year ago. Judge Hayden R. Zacky struck down a Romero Motion and sentenced Demarie Rashad Mackey to a state prison for robbing a Bank of America […]

Indy car series visits Southern California

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Indy car series visits Southern California

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Start your engines! On April 11-13, Long Beach will host the 2014 Indy car series Grand Prix.  The 40th edition of the Long Beach Grand Prix will offer spectacular racing events over the weekend, including racing, family fun, and live concerts. Those in attendance will be able to experience the Indy Car Series from Honda […]

California Highway Patrol cracks down on distracted drivers

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California Highway Patrol cracks down on distracted drivers

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DUI checkpoints have been set up throughout the Santa Clarita Valley to educate drivers of the dangers of distracted driving. CHP officers hope the checkpoints will raise awareness and help prevent distracted driving and driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of highway deaths in the U.S. in […]

College & Prep Sports

White headlines WSC prelims

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White headlines WSC prelims

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11 teams including COC competed in the WSC track prelims. The finals are a week from today at Antelope Valley College.

Indy car series visits Southern California

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Indy car series visits Southern California

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Start your engines! On April 11-13, Long Beach will host the 2014 Indy car series Grand Prix.  The 40th edition of the Long Beach Grand Prix will offer spectacular racing events over the weekend, including racing, family fun, and live concerts. Those in attendance will be able to experience the Indy Car Series from Honda […]

Sports

5 might be COC men’s golf lucky number

By  Darien Onori

The College of the Canyons men’s golf team is really making a statement this season. The team is currently number one in Southern California and number one in the Western State Conference with a 40-2 record. COC men’s golf team has won the WSC four consecutive years in a row. Coach Gary Peterson along with […]

Feature: Sarah Ehrsam

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Feature: Sarah Ehrsam

By  Video by: Matt Robinson

Sarah Ehrsam is head of the athletic department at College of the Canyons. Sarah is responsible for the medical care of every athlete at COC.

Valencia baseball coach placed on leave

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Valencia baseball coach placed on leave

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Long time Valencia Vikings baseball coach, Jared Snyder has been placed on leave according to Hart District Public Relations Officer Gail Pinsker.

Arts & Entertainment

New exhibit at Art Gallery focused on the Middle East

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New exhibit at Art Gallery focused on the Middle East

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The College of the Canyons Art Gallery’s newest exhibition is called Garden of the Poet: Iran and Beyond, by Abstract Artist Francine Matarazzo. It will be displayed from now until May 1, 2014. Matarazzo’s art pieces depict visuals that inspired her while traveling in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. This show touches upon […]

Senses block party takes Downtown Newhall back to the roaring twenties

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Senses block party takes Downtown Newhall back to the roaring twenties

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Thursday night, Downtown Newhall turned its streets into its monthly Senses block party. This month’s theme was the Roaring ’20s, and community members showed their 1920s fashion by dressing up for the event. Attendees danced to live music by Vaud and the Villains, a New Orleans orchestra and Cabaret show with 19 group members. The […]

Free Friday night Indie film screenings in Hasley Hall

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Free Friday night Indie film screenings in Hasley Hall

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Students along with their families and friends, are welcome to fill in the 103 seats available for screenings of independent films ,taking place in COC’s Hasley Hall, Room 101, every friday evening.

COC to celebrate independent filmmaking with “Indie Saturday”

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COC to celebrate independent filmmaking with “Indie Saturday”

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This Saturday, the College of the Canyons Humanities Department will host “Indie Saturday,” an all-day event dedicated to independent films in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Santa Clarita local discovers hidden talent

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Santa Clarita local discovers hidden talent

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A 30-year-old Santa Clarita local makes the top 30 out of about 30 thousand contestants in an Instagram  “Turn Yourself Into A Clown” contest after discovering she had a hidden talent for face painting only four months prior to the contest. Deanna Costa, a local Clinical Social Worker who works with people suffering from substance […]

Science and Technology

Twitter’s Wall Street surge

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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.

Obama Administration backs SOPA in apathetic industry

Science & Tech

Obama Administration backs SOPA in apathetic industry

By  Michael Jordan

Apathy, the one word that can describe the state of the online entertainment industry, today. In July, the Department of  Commerce Internet Policy Task Force released a report on the state of affairs and goals for reforming the way the government interacts and regulates laws pertaining to the Internet at large. Upon its release, a […]

Yahoo Mail users victimized by phishing attempts

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Yahoo Mail users victimized by phishing attempts

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Yahoo Mail users are blindly giving up their account information to scammers.

Health and Life

Health & Lifestyle

Relay For Life Kick Off Event

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On March 22, the Valencia Town Center hosted the Relay For Life Kick Off event. West Ranch Cheer came to support the event, and the team will attend the relay as well. The kick off got everybody excited for the upcoming Relay For Life. Participants were able to sign up for whichever team they wanted […]

COC students involved in Hyatt Regency Valencia restaurant renovation

Health & Lifestyle

COC students involved in Hyatt Regency Valencia restaurant renovation

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In the fall of 2013, five College of the Canyons students collaborated with Barry Prescott, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Valencia Hotel. This included a hands-on experience with a hypothetical design and construction budget of $20,000 to redesign and refurbish the Vines Restaurant and Bar located in the hotel. The changes that were recommended by […]

Students struggle with rising gas prices

Health & Lifestyle

Students struggle with rising gas prices

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For the past few years, gas prices have been rising and do not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Abigail Gutierrez explains what many students that make the commute go through to just get to school.

Commentary

Opinion: Southern California: The fool’s gold state

Commentary

Opinion: Southern California: The fool’s gold state

By  Matthew Baynard

For decades, Southern California has been portrayed as the “Golden State,” but I believe that people considering a move to Southern California should think twice.

Opinion: Reality TV takes new approach on entertainment

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Opinion: Reality TV takes new approach on entertainment

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We have grown close to these reality shows and the people put on them but do we really know the impact that they are having on our everyday lives?

Opinion: “Sylmars Fix” fixes hungry Cougars too

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Opinion: “Sylmars Fix” fixes hungry Cougars too

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Fresh and healthy signature dishes such as Breakfast Croissants, Panini’s, Salads, Wraps, cold and hot Pastas, and even signature desserts and smoothies that keep your senses happy.

Spotlight

Spotlight: Walter Scott

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Spotlight: Walter Scott

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If you had never met him before Walter Scott would just seem like a regular old school cowboy.

Spotlight: Adam Bratt

Spotlight

Spotlight: Adam Bratt

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Interview with Adam Bratt, the newspaper and yearbook adviser at Rancho Pico Junior High School.

Spotlight:Patrick Tague

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Spotlight:Patrick Tague

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Patrick Tague is an adjunct professor at COC who brings a new perspective to the Media program but gets to see the future of television by learning from his students everyday.