Valencia Boulevard Burbank Boulevard

My Third Language Is Sign

Armando Santos

I live in Palmdale, and I go to College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. My dad drops me off in the morning there, then I take a commuter bus back to L.A. I’m majoring in sign language. I speak English and Spanish, but sometimes people don’t even speak either of those two languages. Sign language seemed pretty interesting—and different. And then I found out that it pays well and lets me travel, and I could be a little more independent.

I usually fall asleep on the bus, or I’ll go online and check the traffic. My thoughts do get pretty deep. I think about what I see, how my day has been, and what I have to look forward to.

Map: Valencia Boulevard to Burbank Boulevard