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Cecillia Barron: Teacher of Inspiration
Cecillia Barron: Teacher of Inspiration

Cecillia Barron is a professor at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.  While she teaches a Sociology 101 class, she has had many diverse experiences that have influenced her life in a positive way. From the time she took her very first sociology class, she knew this was her calling. Barron described she had […]

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Up Up and away for ‘Healthy Kids Day’

On May 2nd, the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day in Valencia’s Heritage Park. Healthy Kids Day is a national campaign to improve the health and well being of children. The initiative aims to stimulate the body and minds of children even after the school year has ended. Across the country more than […]

Local charity event tackles domestic violence

The second annual Fairy Shelter Project Kick-off Event, held to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita, was held Saturday May 2 at the Savia building in Newhall. Domestic Violence is not a Fairy Tale was the theme of this year’s event. Children from all over the Santa Clarita Valley came to decorate wooden […]

It only takes a pint to save a life

Students at College of the Canyons have the opportunity to save people’s lives by donating blood every month.

High speed rail in the SCV? Residents say no!

A feisty meeting regarding The California High Speed Rail’s local impact was held at Canyon High Monday night. The gym was packed as residents from Santa Clarita, Acton, Agua Dulce, and San Fernando came to voice their concerns with the upcoming High Speed Rail plowing through their cities. “It would be right next to an elementary […]

Wings for Life returns to Santa Clarita

For the second year in a row, the city of Santa Clarita will once again be showcased on a global scale as the sole west coast city in the U.S. participating in the Wings for Life race.

Unconditionally loving a child with autism

Imagine your child never telling you he loves you, and may not be able to be an independent adult. Staring into space, plugging your ears, knocking over household objects. These are some of the characteristics of autism.

Women urged to embrace public service at COC University Center

“If you want to do something, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.”

Follow Up: Sexual Assault In COC Parking Lot

On March 30, 2015 between the hours of 8 and 9 p.m. a female student was walking to her car when she heard footsteps approaching from behind. She turned around, and a man grabbed her breasts then pushed her to the ground. The incident occurred on Campus Drive near lots 5 and 6 (east side of campus). […]

Santa Clarita 2020

Santa Clarita City Council’s new five-year plan is finally being detailed in Santa Clarita 2020, which the Council says they hope is the perfect vision for the city. The plan, which starts this year and is set to end in the year 2020, focuses on six themes to help gear the city toward a better […]

Students helping students; Peer Advisors popping up on campus

Canyons Peer Advisors are a group of students created to help other students at College of the Canyons. The idea originally started at UCLA, where they found that peers helping peers might be a useful idea to make advice and information more accessible to young people. The Canyons Peer Advisors assist students through an array […]

Red Light Cameras Discontinued in Santa Clarita

Red light cameras are now defunct in the city of Santa Clarita after city council members voted to allow the city’s contract to lapse.


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