Author: Cory Rubin, Staff Writer

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Media Day at COC

Media industry professionals gave Southern California students a reality check Saturday at College of the Canyons. More than 200 students, from junior high, high school and colleges came to the Valencia campus to get an up-close and personal chance to see if this was the career they really wanted.

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Cougars Season Ends in Disappointment

The Cougars went into Saturday’s game hoping to salvage their season with a win over their bitter rivals, the Bakersfield College Renegades.  The rain had stopped and the skies cleared, everything pointed towards a great night of football.

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Cougars Maul the Huskies

Valencia The College of the Canyons Cougars came into their final non-conference home game against the East Los Angeles Huskies looking to carry their momentum into conference play. The Cougars…

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Campus Fire Disrupts Classes

Firefighters responded quickly to a small brush fire that erupted in the hills behind Towsley Hall Tuesday afternoon. Fire alarms and smoke disrupted classes as students rushed to catch a glimpse of the blaze that started around 1:30pm.

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Government Agent Imprisoned in Hasley Hall

The Star Wagons appeared on campus again and film crews scurried across campus for nearly 15 hours, lugging equipment to film the 12th episode of season 4 of the popular NBC series, “Chuck.” In this episode, Hasley Hall makes its television debut as Seabrook Penitentiary. Chuck Bartowski, Colonel John Casey, Morgan Grimes and Agent Sarah Walker were on campus, taking pictures, signing autographs and talking with students between shots.

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Santa Clarita Native Wins NASCAR Race

Canyon Country native, Rod Johnson Jr. emerged victorious after a hard fought battle in the 75 lap NASCAR Auto Club Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday.  Rod Johnson Jr. started in fourth behind rival Nick Joanides, teammate Brandon Davis, and pole sitter Mike Johnson.

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Brush Fire Extinguished

AS OF 7:29 PM: Firefighters have reached 100% full containment. The blaze has been Extinguished according to the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Arson investigations are ongoing. AS OF 3:50…

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Cougars Ground Owls

The Cougar bats came alive Saturday as they destroyed the Citrus Owls 19 to 8 in a battle for first in the Western State Conference.
COC started the game off with a bang, hitting four homeruns and scoring eleven runs in the first two innings alone. Cougar Center Fielder Cal Vogelsang added two more homeruns with a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning and another solo shot in the bottom of the seventh.

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Former COC Football Player to NFL Draft

COC football fans will be tuning in to the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 22, to watch as Jason Pierre-Paul becomes the first former Cougar to be selected in the first round. The 6-6, 260 pound junior Defensive End from the University of South Florida started his impressive collegiate career right here at College of the Canyons. In 2007, Pierre-Paul racked up 49 tackles, 14 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and an interception which he returned 20 yards for a touchdown, earning First Team All- Western State Conference and First Team All-America accolades. Head Coach Garett Tujague needed only one word to describe Pierre-Paul, “Un-blockable…” ….