2015-2016 Talon Marks Staff

Frank Rodarte

Staff Writer

The multi-talented legend that is the man Frank Rodarte has come to be endeared throughout many a kick-backs, concerts and various other forms of social gatherings. While some note his odd claims to uniqueness, such as “Professional... 

Sam Luevano

Staff Writer

Hey, Sam here. Last name, Luevano, is French. I think. So I’m a business major and this is my attempt at putting my understanding to use with journalism at Talon Marks. This is my first semester here and I like to write. I want... 

Vanessa Villasenor

Staff Writer

Hey! My name is Vanessa Villasenor. This will be my first semester serving on the newspaper but hopefully will not be my last before I transfer. I am a journalism major and although it terrifies me to talk to people I don’t... 

Bianca Salgado

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Bianca Salgado, and this is my first semester in being a part of the Talon Marks newspaper staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. My major is Political Science with a concentration on global politics/diplomacy... 

Amber Phillips

Staff Writer

Hi I'm Amber Phillips I'm 17 years old I'm an only child,and I attended University High School and graduated in June 4, 2015, While in high school I was in yearbook crew and I joined the committee. I was editor for sports and... 

Ethan Ortiz

Staff Writer

A 19 year old student in his third year at Cerritos College. Someone who enjoys writing and is majoring in journalism. Best contact is through social media: Twitter- @EthanEveryday ... 

Taylor Ogata

Staff Writer

This is my first semester at Cerritos College as well as my first semester on Talon Marks. I took a beginning news writing and reporting class last semester at American River College in Sacramento with Rich's former colleague a... 

Monique Nethington

Staff Writer

As a journalism major I hope to one day have a career in sportscasting or music review. Working for NFL Network, Rolling Stones, or Vanity Fair would be a dream come true.  I am Orange County girl with an East LA edge. I enjoy... 

Arielle Martinez

Staff Writer

Briana Hicks

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Briana. I’ve been going to Cerritos for two years now. I’m hoping to transfer to San Diego state. I’m studying to be a social worker, and an author in fiction books. By joining the newspaper, I hope to see... 

Imani Gordon

Staff Writer

Jaime Flores

Staff Writer

Jaime Roberto Flores Junior is a Radio Television student best known as Rob. He began his involvement at Cerritos College through WPMD Radio hosting his show Falcon Spotlight which you can find the facebook fan page “Cerrito... 

Grester Celis-Acosta

Managing Editor

I am Grester Celis-Acosta, I will the Managing Editor for Fall 2015. This will also be my third and final semester at Talon Marks and Cerrtios College. A little bit about me is that I love video games and music preferably hip... 

Karla Enriquez

News Editor

Hola! I’m Karla M. Enriquez and I am serving as this semester’s News Editor. I’m currently an English major looking to enter the literary and journalism world. My ultimate academic goal is to enter Columbia University’s... 

Briana Velarde

Multimedia Editor

My name is Briana Velarde, you can call me Bri. I am a Journalism major and your current Multimedia Editor for Fall semester 2015. If you see someone running around campus with a camera, that would probably be me. I love music... 

Carlos Marquez

Opinion Editor

My name is Carlos Marquez and I am Opinion Editor for this fall semester in Talon Marks at Cerritos College. There is not much to say about me, I'm a regular student just like you majoring in Journalism and getting closer and clos... 

Carlos Holguin

Staff Writer

This is Carlos Holguin's fourth semester with the paper and he couldn't be happier to continue. When not writing or taking photos for the paper Carlos is the creator and host of The Weekly Geek, a podcast informing students on rec... 

Gustavo Lopez

Online Editor

I have coffee for blood and I'm not entirely sure I'm human anymore. I sort of stumbled into journalism and Talon Marks but I'm glad I did because I've always lacked direction, even though I've always been told I'm "smart." I'... 

Sebastian Echeverry

Editor in Chief

Christian Gonzales

Sports Editor

Hi, my name is Christian Gonzales. This fall semester I am the Sports Editor for Talon Marks. This is my third year at Cerritos college. I enjoy talking about sports like basketball, football, tennis,and soccer. IG:ChrisG_Sports... 

Amanda Del Cid

Social Media Editor

Amanda Del Cid, 20 years old.  Current Social Media Editor of Talon Marks.  Previously EIC of Libra Academy Inaugural  Literary magazine, and Co EIC of Libra Academy Inaugural news paper. Played two seasons on the Cerrit... 

Terrel Emerson

Sports Copy Editor

Hi, my name is Terrel Emerson. I am a 20 year old Journalism major. I was Sports Editor at my high school for four years. I am currently in my second stint with "Talon Marks." This year I have taken on the role of Sports Copy Edit... 

Perla Lara

Photo Editor

Hello my name is Perla Lara I like movies and TV shows. I also like foreign films, Korean and Taiwanese dramas. I enjoy writing and hope to bring you interesting and informative articles.

Kristopher Carrasco

Campus Life Editor

My birth name is Kristopher Carrasco and yes, it is obnoxiously spelled with a 'K'. If you spell my name wrong, we're going to have a problem. Just kidding, i'm actually a really passive person ( seriously though, don...