The entire student body of West Ranch High School turned out in two separate assemblies Tuesday to listen to Davey Muise, lead singer for the Boston-based alternative rock band Vanna, during “Dude, Be Nice” week at the campus.
Muise shared his life that started as the abandoned baby of drug addicts, through his years of depression and rejection, only to learn to overcome his adversities by using those difficult times as inspiration to achieve his dreams.
“When I was in high school, I wish there was someone to tell me that I wasn’t alone in my problems and that with a little bit of work towards a dream and goal that that dream can essentially overcome your problems,” Muise said. “Through music and the band, youth and kids have opened up my eyes, and I’ve met so many amazing kids who have used music and the arts to overcome problems in their own lives.”
Dude, Be Nice is a campus-wide effort created by West Ranch ASB Director Todd Arrowsmith to show kindness between students, the staff and the community. It is making students aware that simply being nice to someone can change their whole world.
“I feel like in today’s society we focus on downfalls so much and I’m really here to lift these kids up,” Muise said. “Downfalls don’t win games, they don’t win anything. It doesn’t necessarily matter to me what grades they get, it’s how they treat each other and how they treat themselves. That’s really what I’m here for.”
“Amazing response,” Arrowsmith said when asked what the reaction to Davey Muise has been on campus. “Kids are already asking when we can get him back to speak to us.”
As schools throughout California struggle to secure funding to keep music and arts education afloat, Oksana Kolesnikova, an immigrant and internationally acclaimed pianist, is making sure students throughout Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, can experience the proven benefits that music and other extracurricular activities have to offer.
The William S. Hart Union High School District is proud to announce that it has received a $240,000 grant from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to assist classified employees in their pursuit of a teaching credential.
After a three-year hiatus, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the second-worst disaster in California history by bringing back its renowned St. Francis Dam lecture and bus tour/hike at the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ethan Igbanugo's basket with 34 seconds remaining would prove to be the game winner as CSUN Men's Basketball knocked off first-place UC Santa Barbara 72-67 on Saturday at Premier America Credit Union Arena.
College of the Canyons student-athletes Allyson Melgar (softball) and Ryan Camacho (baseball) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m., in the University Center, Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no additional deaths and 62 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 30 additional deaths and 2,201 new cases countywide.
Carousel Ranch, a place where children with special needs discover and experience some of their greatest achievements through equestrian therapy and vocational training programs will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year.
The city of Santa Clarita has announced that as part of the median modification work taking place at Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road, additional lane closures are required on Saturday, Feb. 4 for street grinding and paving.
The California Public Utilities Commission has voted to accelerate the timeframe in which residential energy customers will receive a Climate Credit on their bills in order to provide much needed support to customers experiencing unusually high natural gas bills this winter.