Valencia restaurant owner charged with human trafficking

Valencia restaurant owner charged with human trafficking

Victim alleges owner forced him to work seven days a week without pay for the last three years.

Vista Canyon set to break ground this May

Vista Canyon set to break ground this May

The stretch of Santa Clara River along the 14 freeway between Sand Canyon and Via Princessa is about to get a huge makeover.

Brush fire chars 3 acres near Industrial Center

Brush fire chars 3 acres near Industrial Center

Monday afternoon’s brush fire is under investigation by arson officials.

Students meet with professionals during Media Day at COC

Students meet with professionals during Media Day at COC

Where students were able to see their future ahead of them.

Spotlight: Whittaker-Bermite Property

Spotlight: Whittaker-Bermite Property

Not many cities have almost one thousand acres of vacant land lying in their center. Santa Clarita’s Whittaker-Bermite property is a 996 acre plot of land neighbored by Soledad Canyon Road on the north, Golden Valley Road on the east, Railroad Avenue on the west and Circle J […]

Tablet stolen from student’s locker at COC’s new Culinary Arts building

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Tablet stolen from student’s locker at COC’s new Culinary Arts building

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A culinary arts student reported the missing tablet after not properly closing the locker.

EOPS can help pay for college

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EOPS can help pay for college

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With the cost of higher learning trending upward, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) office at COC can help offset some of those out of pocket expenses.

Far from home with mixed emotions

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Far from home with mixed emotions

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The number of international students at College of the Canyons keeps growing. Laura Pichler got a chance to sit down wit Sae Kikuchi from Japan and Mirza Dawood Baig from Saudi Arabia

Cougar News: March 4, 2015

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Cougar News: March 4, 2015

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Welcome to our 1st edition of Cougar News of the Spring 2015 semester.  Featured are stories on a measles outbreak in the SCV, Yes means Yes is now at COC, an inspiring tale of a friend who will walk 1000’s of miles for drug addiction […]

EOPS can help pay for college

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EOPS can help pay for college

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With the cost of higher learning trending upward, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) office at COC can help offset some of those out of pocket expenses.

Far from home with mixed emotions

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Far from home with mixed emotions

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The number of international students at College of the Canyons keeps growing. Laura Pichler got a chance to sit down wit Sae Kikuchi from Japan and Mirza Dawood Baig from Saudi Arabia

College & Prep Sports

COC baseball season in full swing

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COC baseball season in full swing

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With an eye on challenging Mission College for the conference title and a loftier goal of the state title, the COC baseball team has hit the halfway mark of the season 7-5.  Cougar News reporter Andrew Gold caught up with one of the Cougar’s starters, […]

How budget cuts affect COC’s sports programs

Sports

How budget cuts affect COC’s sports programs

By  Monica Friedl

COC’s athletic departments have suffered from budget cuts over the past years leading to a struggle for student athletes to raise funds for their sports program.

Youth Baseball In Santa Clarita Valley

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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

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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 dives into Spring

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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

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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.

Arts & Entertainment

Students meet with professionals during Media Day at COC

Entertainment

Students meet with professionals during Media Day at COC

By  Allyssa Dickert

Where students were able to see their future ahead of them.

Do it together: DIY musicians in Santa Clarita

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Do it together: DIY musicians in Santa Clarita

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Getting the band back together may not be so easy or affordable, but young and upcoming bands have utilized a new way to go on tour in the 21st century.

Miss Mexico US tells her story

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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 […]

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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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 […]

Health and Life

The Newhall Aquarium is a free place for fun and learning

Health & Lifestyle

The Newhall Aquarium is a free place for fun and learning

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If you’re looking to get up close and personal with aquatic wildlife, you don’t have to take a trip to Sea World or to The Aquarium of the Pacific.  Located on Arch Street in Newhall, the Newhall Aquarium is a small place that’s home to […]

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 […]

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

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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.

Opinion: The phenomenon of skinny versus fat

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Opinion: The phenomenon of skinny versus fat

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Why hasn’t anyone ever questioned why being skinny is preferred when it comes to body types?

Spotlight

EOPS can help pay for college

Spotlight

EOPS can help pay for college

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With the cost of higher learning trending upward, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) office at COC can help offset some of those out of pocket expenses.

Spotlight: Nicholas Cogswell

Spotlight

Spotlight: Nicholas Cogswell

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Nicholas Cogswell is a COC student working as the equipment assistant of the New Media department. At 22 years old, Nick is moving towards the completion of an Associate of Arts degree in filmmaking by Spring 2015. At the beginning of his college career at […]

The Newhall Aquarium is a free place for fun and learning

Spotlight

The Newhall Aquarium is a free place for fun and learning

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If you’re looking to get up close and personal with aquatic wildlife, you don’t have to take a trip to Sea World or to The Aquarium of the Pacific.  Located on Arch Street in Newhall, the Newhall Aquarium is a small place that’s home to […]

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.