Lacy opens up about retirement

Lacy opens up about retirement

Denny Cristales, Editor-in-Chief
June 22, 2014
Filed under News

Linda Lacy went ahead and gave the official announcement about retiring July 2015, days after Cerritos College released a statement citing she had no such plans to do so. “I planned to retire July 2015. And that’s still the plan.” Los Cerritos News purportedly made it known that the Cerritos... Read more »

Lacy denies retirement claims

Denny Cristales, Editor-in-Chief
June 4, 2014
Filed under News

Reports about Cerritos College president Linda Lacy retiring by June 2015 were debunked, as the college sent out an official statement citing that the president has no current plans to retire. "Dr. Lacy has not made an official announcement about any plans for retirement," the statement read. "In... Read more »

Juan Ramirez’s ambition for nutrition

Denny Cristales, News Editor
May 22, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, Video, Videos

The now ex-ASCC president has an affinity for all things nutrition. Not convinced? Why don't you watch to find out.

The Falcons officially leave the nest

Denny Cristales, News Editor
May 20, 2014
Filed under Movies, Multimedia, News, Video, Videos

And just like that, years of work all culminated in the span of a few hours. Cerritos College bid farewell to all those who were leaving behind the community college and were going their respective ways at the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at Falcon Stadium. Family and friends gathered... Read more »

New summer sections proper indication of student needs

Denny Cristales, News Editor
May 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It's more than just vacation and getaways this summer. What's a break from college without even more college? Especially when there's more classes. The new summer school sections that have been added have been an adequate representation of what the students have been asking for. It was announced... Read more »

News: Page 2 of the May 14, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
May 14, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the May 14, 2014 issue

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May 14, 2014
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Three years of leadership: Ramirez moves on with no regret

Three years of leadership: Ramirez moves on with no regret

Denny Cristales
May 13, 2014
Filed under News, Student Government

Juan Ramirez leaves behind three years of responsibility, relationships and experiences when he leaves Cerritos College and transfers to UC Davis. Graduating Saturday and moving beyond the sanctuary that made him the leader that his colleagues paint him to be, it’s made him reflect on what he has... Read more »

Summer shuffle: finals, getaways and school

Denny Cristales, News Editor
May 13, 2014
Filed under News, Print

The spring semester's doors close, and summer quickly approaches. Are the legends true? Could it really be May? Boy, oh, boy where has the time gone? The birds are chirping, the weather is undergoing some weird mood swing; unable to make up its mind on whether or not it's summer or winter and it's... Read more »

Added summer sections are meant to be a representation of student need

Denny Cristales, News Editor
May 13, 2014
Filed under News

The selection process for classes, per the 100 sections added for summer school as a result of the Social Equality Club and student demand, were selected through widespread input from said students. JoAnna Schilling, the vice-president of academic affairs, believes the new sections are an indication... Read more »

Donald Sterling’s hold on the Clippers, Game 5 will be different

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman come at you with a Game 5 preview for the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors game at the Staples Center. Also, is Donald Sterling the X-factor?

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman
April 30, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video, Videos

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman come at you with a Game 5 preview for the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors game at the Staples Center. Is Donald Sterling the X-factor? The Los Angeles Clippers came off an emotional conclusion of the Donald Sterling incident with a 113-103 victory over... Read more »

Campus Safety Alert: Indecent exposure emergency issued

Campus Safety Alert: Indecent exposure emergency issued

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 30, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

A female student filed a report to campus police regarding indecent exposure Wednesday, April 30, per a campus safety alert. According to the report, at around 7:45 a.m. the female was approached by a man asking for directions from his car, with her approach having her witness the man's pants down,... Read more »

News: Page 2 of the April 23, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 25, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the April 23, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 25, 2014
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Tennis team captain has UCSB in his future

Tennis team captain has UCSB in his future

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Hailing from Australia, migrating to the United States, reaching Cerritos College and now, Santa Barbara. Tennis team Captain Nathan Eshmade is definitely going places. He signed his letter of intent for UC Santa Barbara, officially allowing him to transfer to the Division I school... Read more »

Contreras becomes new Dean of Student Services

Contreras becomes new Dean of Student Services

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 22, 2014
Filed under News

There’s a new Dean of Student Services, and he advocates student success through the development of leadership; additionally, putting student issues at the “forefront.” Gilbert Contreras officially entered his position on March 31. Prior to that, he attended the Hall of Fame dinner where he... Read more »

Trustee results in, president run-off looming

Trustee results in, president run-off looming

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 21, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

The end of the Cerritos College electoral votes saw Daniel Flores gain the trustee position, winning by a landslide; with Aldemar Sanchez and Miles Aiello concluding the presidential race in run-off elections Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24. The voting took place across campus Thursday,... Read more »

Vote of no confidence attempted on Makinano, denied by senate

Vote of no confidence attempted on Makinano, denied by senate

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

A vote of no confidence was attempted on student trustee Lance Makinano, per two members of the senate who feel that they were misrepresented on the recent initiative of the 100 new sections implemented for summer school. “There’s certain members of the senate who feel the current student trustee... Read more »

The context of the word is the real venom

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Offensive? Probably. There are people reading the very words on this paper and cringing at the very thought of seeing the word bastard thrown around so comfortably. People say these things to one another with the intent of malice and harm. Words can carry a lot of gravity. In the midst of anger... Read more »

News: Page 2 of the April 16, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 16, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the April 16, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 16, 2014
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Storify: ASCC debates were live through social media

Storify: ASCC debates were live through social media

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 10, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

The ASCC Debate was held in room BK 111 and BK 112 for presidential, vice-presidential and trustee candidates. The event was covered through social media by Talon Marks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is a compilation of those updates and what happened at the debate. ... Read more »

March ends, so does the madness

Denny Cristales
April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

If you're an avid college basketball fan, you're probably just now wondering what it is that has been happening in the world. "A 5.1 earthquake? When was that? All I know is that Kentucky just bested Michigan!" "A Malaysia Airline is missing? What is this?" you wonder. The only thing missing is... Read more »

News: Page 3 of the April 02, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 2, 2014
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News: Page 2 of the April 02, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 2, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the April 02, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 2, 2014
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‘Leche Cafe’ encourages local talent and literacy

‘Leche Cafe’ encourages local talent and literacy

Denny Cristales, News Editor
April 1, 2014
Filed under Arts

“A place for talent, a place for literacy;” this is the motto of the Leche Cafe and Bookstore. And Jesse Pelayo’s ambitions for a welcoming, the-spot-to-be location is coming to fruition “little by little.” Pelayo is a teacher and the owner of Leche Cafe, a venue in Norwalk... Read more »

Part-time instructors insist for change in pay scale

Denny Cristales, News Editor
March 13, 2014
Filed under Finance, Infograph

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Power outage causes students to evacuate

Denny Cristales, News Editor
March 11, 2014
Filed under News

Classes were canceled and students were asked to evacuate when the Cerritos College campus suffered a power outage on Monday, March 11. The problem has now been resolved and everything is under control. The text message alert, which was sent out at about 9 p.m., read, “Cerritos College has experienced... Read more »

News: Page 3 of the March 05, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
March 5, 2014
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News: Page 2 of the March 05, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
March 5, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the March 05, 2014 issue

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March 5, 2014
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Aguirre’s seven-foot jump to history

Aguirre’s seven-foot jump to history

Denny Cristales, News Editor
March 4, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

He soared and soared and soared. And when he came down, it’s almost as if he never did because all Adam Aguirre found was history. Aguirre, who specializes in high jump among other events, broke the high jump record set back in 1979 by former track and field athlete Dean Sears. ... Read more »

Cerritos College to host State Championships

Denny Cristales, News Editor
March 4, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Through unanimous votes from community colleges, Cerritos College will begin its first of two straight years in hosting the basketball State Championships at the Falcon Gymnasium from March 14 to 16. Hosting the tournament is a two-year cycle, and it rotates every two years between... Read more »

Coffee can make you live longer

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman
March 4, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, Videos

Watch our informational video on coffee. Learn about the harms and benefits that it can have on our bodies.

News: Page 2 of the February 26, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 28, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the February 26, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 28, 2014
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Slideshows: Coach v. Cancer fundraiser promotes awareness during back-to-back night

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 27, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slideshows + Galleries, Slideshows

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Lacy part of team that penalized San Francisco

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 21, 2014
Filed under News

Linda Lacy, Cerritos College president, recalls her time on the accreditation team for the City College of San Francisco, a school in danger of losing its accreditation, and how Cerritos College fares in comparison. Lacy said that the accreditation report has to remain confidential, but did... Read more »

A back-to-back night for cancer

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 17, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

Double header night raises funds for cancer In a back-to-back night for both the men and women’s basketball teams, came away with both a win and a loss, respectively,... Read more »

News: Page 2 of the February 05, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 5, 2014
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News: Page 1 of the February 05, 2014 issue

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February 5, 2014
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The Child Development Center hosts Snowy Day for kids and family

The Child Development Center hosts Snowy Day for kids and family

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 4, 2014
Filed under News

It was indeed a “snowy” day on campus, or at least it was at the Child Development Center on Friday Jan. 31. Carmina Weir, mother of four year-old Joshua Weir, enjoyed the social aspect of the “Snowy Day” event, hosted by the Child Development Center, as the event had dancing,... Read more »

Campus sends out alert about sexual battery

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 4, 2014
Filed under News

Cerritos College issued out a campus safety alert on Monday at around 8:30 p.m., when an act of sexual battery was committed on campus to a female student, as she was on her way to the restroom. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, dark complexion, short, black hair with no facial... Read more »

Darwin Day to honor man’s influence and ideas

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 4, 2014
Filed under Club News, News

Lauren Didio, vice president of the Anthropology Club, desires unique input from students on campus when the club hosts its Darwin Day event on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in order to... Read more »

Family and kids have fun in the snow

Luis Guzman and Denny Cristales
February 4, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, News, Video, Videos

The Child Development club hosted it's annual Snow Day event at Cerritos College. Don't forget to... Like our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/TalonMarksNews Follow... Read more »

News: Page 1 of the January 29, 2014 issue

Denny Cristales, News Editor
February 3, 2014
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Going green for our only home

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 30, 2014
Filed under On campus, Opinion

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Chester resigns as Faculty Senate President and Coordinator

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 30, 2014
Filed under Board of Trustees, Club News, Faculty Senate, Governance, News, Student Government

Bob Chester, Coordinator of Judicial Affairs and Faculty Senate President, has resigned from his respective positions, as of last Wednesday, as sources cite “personal attacks” on him as the reasoning behind the resignation. Scott O’Neil, head of the Math department, will now serve as the new... Read more »

Hot run seeks its test against Pasadena City College

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Going 5-1 in its previous six games, the Cerritos College women's basketball team will seek to continue its 'fantastic' run against Pasadena City College in an away contest Wednesday, Jan. 29, as long as the team can maintain its composure, according to forward Nia Lateju. “Sometimes... Read more »

No. 1 conferences collide in men’s basketball match-up

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

A “scrappy” Pasadena City College team awaits the Cerritos College men’s basketball team, as it will be a battle of the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences when the two teams collide in an away contest on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Sophomore guard Victor Jones expects a physical and tenacious... Read more »

Go Green Committee promotes recycling and jobs

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under Club News, News, Student Government

An idea stemming from Geography professor Dr. Crystal LoVetere, the Go Green Committee seeks to create jobs for students, promote environmentalist initiatives, such as recycling, and give back to Cerritos College. Associated Students of Cerritos College president Juan Ramirez and vice president Aldemar... Read more »

Understanding the obligations of an optional opportunity

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Although the college experience is an optional one, the steps one takes toward a certain career path instantly becomes an obligation to oneself, and wasting the opportunity is not only the loss of another student who could have been in your position, but your own. College is truly an optional... Read more »

Guide on places to eat and study at Cerritos College

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman
January 16, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Multimedia, On campus, Video, Videos

Talon Marks News Editor Denny Cristales shows students where the  best spots to eat and study can be found on campus

In-N-Out welcomes students to the 2014 spring semester

Denny Cristales, News Editor
January 14, 2014
Filed under News

The In-N-Out cartel truck, provided by the Associated Students of Cerritos College, was present on campus on Monday, Jan.13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14 to welcome the students to the 2014 spring semester as it begins. "The ASCC, the student government, is the one that provides the In-N-Out truck,"... Read more »

Sports: Page 8 of the December 11, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Sports: Page 7 of the December 11, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Sports: Page 6 of the November 20, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Sports: Page 5 of the November 20, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Sports: Page 5 of the November 6, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Sports: Page 6 of the October 30, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Sports: Page 5 of the October 30, 2013 issue

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
December 17, 2013
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Being a pro can wait

Denny Cristales
December 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Waiting a couple of years before hitting the NBA or NFL can do wonders for college athletes. Maintaining patience and allowing one’s talents to season and develop in a certain time frame is absolutely the mindset college athletes need to take in order to understand why they should wait... Read more »

CCCAA state championships: Wrestling seeks title

CCCAA state championships: Wrestling seeks title

Denny Cristales
December 10, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Although the wrestling team is coming off what head coach Don Garriott called a “flat performance” at the Southern California Regionals last Saturday when it earned fifth place at the competition, he understands the physical toll the season takes on wrestlers and has faith in the team’s... Read more »

Fall season comes to a close; spring’s time to shine

Denny Cristales
December 10, 2013
Filed under Sports

Daniel Smith, dean of athletics, had high expectations for Cerritos College athletics and he feels the fall semester has lived up to such expectations while standing firm on his belief that the athletic success will carry over into spring.“We want to be the best athletic program in... Read more »

Correa turns her experiences into music

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 27, 2013
Filed under Arts, Features

Britany Correa, a theater arts major, aspiring entertainer and folk and indie songwriter, has encountered many roadblocks in her life, ranging from the shallow point of views of others and being raised by a single mother. The 20 year old is an only child and grew up in Huntington... Read more »

Athletes triumph in Paralympic event

Athletes triumph in Paralympic event

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 19, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

A paralympic event funded by Shoe City and supported by the Cerritos College track and field team, was held last Saturday at Falcon Stadium with 43 athletes from 13 states and two countries participating for a $10,000 shared prize. Competitions ranging from 200 meter wheelchair... Read more »

One final home outing

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Falling short of head coach Teresa Velasquez's expectations and missing the playoffs, the volleyball team will conclude its season Wednesday at home against Los Angeles Harbor College. “I was thinking we were going to make the playoffs because we have a good team. Through the... Read more »

Shoe City Open presents a paralympic event at Falcon Stadium

Luis Guzman and Denny Cristales
November 18, 2013
Filed under Athletes, Misc. News, Multimedia, Sports, Sports Features, Track & Field, Track & Field, Video, Videos

A paralympic event funded by Shoe City and supported by the Cerritos College track and field team, was held last Saturday at the football and track field with 43 athletes from 13 states and two countries participating for a $10,000 shared prize.

Social Equality Club seeks to address social inequalities

Denny Cristales
November 18, 2013
Filed under Club News, News

  The Social Equality Club is a new organization on campus in which its sole focus is to highlight the social inequalities prevalent on campus and to provide solutions to such matters. Child development major and co-founder of the club Jennifer Ovalle... Read more »

Men’s basketball falls in debut to Rio Hondo 82-70

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman
November 15, 2013
Filed under Athletes, Basketball, Men's Basketball, Movies, Multimedia, Sports, Video, Videos

The Cerritos College men's basketball team tipped off its season against Rio Hondo College and lost 82-70 at home in the Falcon Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 9.

How to cook a Spanakopita

Denny Cristales and Andrew Casillas
November 15, 2013
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Movies, Multimedia, Video, Videos

The Cerritos College Culinary Arts program showcases how to make one of the appetizers available on the menu: A delicious spanakopita.

Hall of Fame to honor new members

Denny Cristales
November 15, 2013
Filed under News

The hall of fame glass case, located at the entrance of the library, showcases and promotes the distinguished members of the 2013 hall of fame and honors their contributions to the college. The glass case has pictures of all the members, in addition to a plaque... Read more »

Women’s basketball team wins debut

Luis Guzman and Denny Cristales
November 12, 2013
Filed under Athletes, Basketball, Multimedia, Multimedia Editor, Reporters, Sports, Video, Videos, Women's Sports

The women's basketball team for Cerritos College won in their first game of the season against West Los Angeles College 58-38.

A foul call on athlete advertisements

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Professional athletes are consistently endorsing foods and drinks that are lacking nutrition, and the ironic promotion of such brands need to be eradicated as it sends the wrong message. It's unfortunate that some athletes refuse to take the higher ground and not resort to a moral approach to things... Read more »

Payment is justifiable

Denny Cristales
November 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Paying college athletes for the tenacity they pour into their craft is certainly a just decision. It will balance the lopsided relationship athletes have with coaches and the schools they play for in terms of revenue. There was a time when paying college athletes seemed like a ludicrous thought.... Read more »

Advertisements’ formula needs overhaul

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Advertisements that are shown during television programming have become quite bizarre, but this outside-of-the-box type of thinking isn't necessarily a good thing. It is all too common to witness a television advertisement and be bombarded with a commercial that has some sort of wacky concept, skit... Read more »

Missing playoffs again not an option

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 7, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 1992 last season, the women's basketball team is looking to “surprise people” and increase its defensive intensity as it begins its season Saturday, Nov. 9 against West Los Angeles College.   The season opener will be... Read more »

Men’s basketball ‘wants a State Championship’

Denny Cristales, Spots Editor
November 5, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Being champions of the South Coast Conference SouthDivision is not enough for the men’s basketball team, as head coach Russ May notes the bar is set high for a unit that is after a State Championship. [pullquote align="left"... Read more »

Day of the Dead informs on cultures

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 5, 2013
Filed under Club News, News

According to English major Mirella Garcia, who is affiliated with the Puente Club and displayed Mexican culture during the event, the Cerritos College Day of the Dead event was structured to inform about different cultures’ customs concerning death. The event was hosted by the... Read more »

Final home game ends in victory

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
November 2, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

A late surge by Bakersfield College proves fruitless, as a dynamic team effort from the Cerritos College football team earned it a 42-24 victory in its final home contest of the season Saturday, Nov. 2. With Bakersfield College being the State Champions from last season, the... Read more »

Value Menu: Oct. 27

Value Menu: Oct. 27

Denny Cristales
November 1, 2013
Filed under Sports

Among the top stories for the week of Oct. 27 are women's soccer winning in a tremendous blowout fashion against El Camino-Compton Center College and the football teams notching a point count that had not been achieved since 2009.5. Water polo teams split Chaffey College results... Read more »

Mental preparedness is key

Denny Cristales
October 31, 2013
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

Christopher Richardson, athletic director of the cross country team, vowed that the mental preparation for the SCC Championships Friday for the men’s and women’s teams will prove that the defending champions were not “one-hit wonders” last year. The SCC Championships will be at Heartwell Park... Read more »

The minority should not be the majority

Denny Cristales
October 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Cerritos College is a Hispanic prominent school, but that doesn’t mean that its ethnic makeup should be the sole focus or theme of the college; focusing on Cerritos College's Hispanic-majority student body would set the precedent that some students are more important than others, which is not... Read more »

Unsatisfied by ‘Satisfries’

Denny Cristales
October 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The ongoing campaign to make fast-food healthy continues with ‘satisfries’ by Burger King and is simply not enough to combat the continuing problems of obesity and unhealthy fast-food. As obesity has become a growing concern for people in the United States,... Read more »

Mock Rally pokes fun at candidates

Denny Cristales
October 24, 2013
Filed under Club News, News

Biology major Hannah Long witnessed her mocker, Alberto Salcedo, come out of the Homecoming Mock Rally with first place, in addition to psychology major Dana Ramos and German Sanchez being runner-up at the Student Center on Oct. 17. As candidates were introduced, the crowd cheered... Read more »

Value menu: Oct. 20

Value menu: Oct. 20

Denny Cristales
October 23, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The value meal explores the top five deals for the week of Oct. 20, which includes a look at the progress of the wrestling team and how it will fair against East Los Angeles College Wednesday, Oct. 23, and also how the women's soccer team faced a 2-2 tie decision in the final minutes of its game Tuesday,... Read more »

Winning streak ends

Winning streak ends

Denny Cristales
October 23, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Sophomore midfielder Lyanna Farran was visibly frustrated after the women's soccer team had its 12-game winning streak snapped against Mt. San Antonio College after a late-game whistle had the opponent score off penalties in order to tie the game at 2-2 Tuesday, Oct. 22. Throughout the... Read more »

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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
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35 years for coach Mazzotta

35 years for coach Mazzotta

Denny Cristales
October 18, 2013
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Reaching 35 years of coaching at Cerritos College, head coach Frank Mazzotta has encountered many experiences in his life, ranging from finding his passion for football in his youth to the National Football League and scholarship offers, and he was the catalyst for change in the football program that... Read more »

The value menu: Oct. 13

Denny Cristales
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

The value menu explores the top five stories for the week of Oct. 13, which has women's soccer continuing its goal for another championship and football getting it together once again.5. Cross country teams scrimmage against PAC 12 schoolsAccording to cerritosfalcons.com,... Read more »

Page 6 — Sports — 10/09/13

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
October 9, 2013
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Page 5 — Sports — 10/09/13

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
October 9, 2013
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Addressing mistakes against Mt. SAC

Addressing mistakes against Mt. SAC

Denny Cristales
October 8, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

133-pound sophomore George Mariscal is aware of the mistakes he and the team have made in previous competitions and hopes to rectify those mistakes in an away competition against Mt. San Antonio college Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. “There are always those mistakes that teams are going... Read more »

‘Dig’-ging for the cure

Denny Cristales
October 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Head coach Teresa Velasquez is proud to have her volleyball team be a part of Side-Out, a foundation where schools from across the nation help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Athletic teams from across the country will partake in Side-Out’s Dig Pink program in... Read more »

Rugged defense gets job done

Denny Cristales
October 8, 2013
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Efficient defense was the factor thought freshman goalkeeper Thomas Yeandle in the men’s soccer team’s 4-0 win against El Camino Compton-Center at home Friday, Oct. 4. “It was excellent. We were super strong on defense and that made everything else easy. We were really quick out... Read more »

Don’t be shutout from the shutdown

Denny Cristales
October 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

A government shutdown last Tuesday has individuals across the country, including people here on campus, talking about what the shutdown actually means. However, most individuals are misinformed about the situation. Research and understanding is encouraged and... Read more »

This week in sports: Sept. 29

This week in sports: Sept. 29

Denny Cristales
October 2, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Sports

Los Angeles Harbor College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and El Camino-Compton Center are all the schools dropping by at Cerritos College to face sports teams in competition in this week in sports. After a 3-1 loss to Taft College on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the men's soccer... Read more »

Talon Marks: Page 6 — Sports — 09/25/13

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
September 25, 2013
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Talon Marks: Page 5 — Sports — 09/25/13

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
September 25, 2013
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This week in sports: Sept. 22-28

This week in sports: Sept. 22-28

Denny Cristales
September 24, 2013
Filed under Blogs

Both the cross country and water polo teams perform in competitions this week, the wrestling team travels to West Hill for a tournament and the volleyball squad has two away games in this week in sports. The women and men’s water polo team will face-off against Los Angeles Trade-Tech at home... Read more »

Development the goal for meet

Denny Cristales
September 24, 2013
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

Although the entire team is not performing at Friday's meet in the Golden West Invitational, cross country director Christopher Richardson seeks to promote development in the men and women's cross country athletic and leadership skills. "We're all in the same page and the same accord... Read more »

Teams await LA Trade-Tech

Teams await LA Trade-Tech

Luis Guzman and Denny Cristales
September 24, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Waterpolo

Sophomore center Catie Tuning is excited for the first home game of the season for the women's water polo team, while sophomore Derek Klotzer enters the men's water polo game with a sense of confidence as both the women and men's water polo teams face Los Angeles Trade-Tech in back-to-back home... Read more »

Plans laid out for future

Denny Cristales
September 24, 2013
Filed under News

Cerritos College president Dr. Linda Lacy calls this school year 'the year of recovery' as aspirations for superior educational planning, remaining fiscally strong, reducing textbook costs and preparation for the upcoming accreditation, among other things, were discussed during the college's... Read more »

Scrimmaging an NCAA team

Denny Cristales
September 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Waterpolo

Sophomore Derek Klotzer is looking forward to the men's water polo team's scrimmage against the United States Naval Academy Sunday, Sept. 22 and showcasing what the team can do. "We're going to execute our offense and defense as best as we can. If we win, we win, but we're trying to see what works." The... Read more »

This week in sports: Sept. 15-21

Denny Cristales
September 18, 2013
Filed under Sports

Men and women's water polo will take a trip down to Mt. San Antonio, the cross country team will meet up at Golden Gate Park and football seeks to get back on track with a visit to Mt. San Antonio, among other things in this week in sports. Coming off the weekend's events with a .500 record, the women's... Read more »

Mental lapses a factor in football’s loss to Fullerton

Mental lapses a factor in football’s loss to Fullerton

Denny Cristales
September 16, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Sophomore wide receiver Ricky Carrigan Jr. believed mental lapses were a factor in the Cerritos College football team's 38-14 loss to Fullerton on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Cerritos football field. “We didn't have as good a performance as we wanted,” he said. “We were not there mentally.” Following... Read more »

Page 6 — Sports — 09/11/13

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
September 14, 2013
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Page 5 — Sports — 09/11/13

Denny Cristales, Sports editor
September 14, 2013
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MMA fundraiser entertains crowd

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
September 12, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

MMA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS from TalonMarks on Vimeo. Bellator... Read more »

MMA fundraiser entertains crowd

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
September 12, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

MMA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS from TalonMarks on Vimeo. Bellator... Read more »

This week in sports: Sept. 8-14

Denny Cristales
September 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

Men's and women's soccer seek to continue their success this week with a few games; women's water polo begins its season as the men's team has its home opener on Friday and football looks to build off its strong start as it has its home opener this Saturday during this week in sports.The... Read more »

Athletic scholarships not dictated by ethnicity

Denny Cristales
September 10, 2013
Filed under Sports

Dean of athletics Daniel Smith says athletic scholarships are not handed out based on race at Cerritos College, rather they are earned through an athlete's work ethic, talent and education level. "Race is not an issue for athletic scholarships," he said. "There... Read more »

Richardson’s journey to director

Denny Cristales
September 10, 2013
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

Before achieving the title of cross country and track and field director, Christopher Richardson was among not only of Cerritos College's top athletes, but an exceptional talent who performed as an athlete and coach for different schools and across the world. Coming... Read more »

Learning to be leaders

Denny Cristales
September 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

Head coach Marco Anzures will get a sense on how the cross country team will operate during their first meet on Friday at the Palomar Invitational and build off of that throughout the season. “We'll get a sense on how the team will do,”... Read more »

Florida treats soccer team well

Florida treats soccer team well

Denny Cristales
September 8, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Freshman Clara Gomez felt that the women's soccer team showed they still have what it takes to win the nationals this year with their dominating back-to-back wins in Florida this past weekend. The team returned from Florida with a convincing 6-1 win over St.... Read more »

Moreno acclimates to life in America

Moreno acclimates to life in America

Denny Cristales
September 5, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Waterpolo

Freshman Marlon Moreno joins Cerritos College and its men's water polo team after leaving Venezuela, and being in the United States for about five months. Born in Venezuela, he graduated from Virgen del Rosario High School and attended the College of Universidad del Zulia before he came to America. Moreno... Read more »

Explosive offense not efficient

Explosive offense not efficient

Denny Cristales
September 5, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Waterpolo

Freshman Fernando Lua believes the men's water polo has the strength to be ready for the upcoming season when it begins Friday against Golden West. “I feel the team has a lot of strong players on it,” he said. “There's good movement and everybody works hard.” Men's... Read more »

This Week in Falcons Sports: Sept. 1-7

Denny Cristales
September 3, 2013
Filed under Sports

Strong starts for both men and women' soccer in their weekend tournaments, the start of men's water polo, football and cross country's seasons, and an MMA fundraiser are among the happenings that will be taking place this week in sports. Women's soccer concluded their weekend events with convincing... Read more »

NBA 2K14 soars for jam

Denny Cristales
September 3, 2013
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Audio, Multimedia

2K Sports has implemented a new control scheme, new teams, improved A.I., and other improvements to its latest video game, NBA 2K14. NBA 2K14 is an upcoming NBA basketball simulation... Read more »

Page 6 — Sports — 08/28/13

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
August 28, 2013
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The sports section -- page 6 of the August 28, 2013 issue of Talon Marks.

Page 5 — Sports — 08/28/13

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor
August 28, 2013
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The sports section -- page 5 of the August 28, 2013 issue of Talon Marks.

Moala: Preseason All-American

Moala: Preseason All-American

Denny Cristales and Andres Patricio
August 27, 2013
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Sophomore defensive tackle David Moala has been named a preseason All-American which makes his play and work ethic nationally recognized. "It's good to get this recognition," Moala said. "But, it is not something to brag about, more like something to live up to". "We try to stay hungry, David wants... Read more »

MMA event to be held to fundraise for wrestling team

Denny Cristales
August 26, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

‘Night of Champions,’ an MMA fundraiser held by the Cerritos College wrestling team, will take place Saturday, September 7 at the Falcon Gymnasium and will possibly include special guests such as Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz. There will be fifteen fights, three of them being championship fights,... Read more »

On to state championships

On to state championships

Denny Cristales and Alan Leyva
June 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

The track and field team had a solid start at the SoCal prelims and had athletes finishing in the top six on Saturday, May 4. Men's and women's track and field distance coach, Daniel Ozan, believed the teams performed just as expected at the Southern California Championships and praised athletes who... Read more »

Men’s tennis season comes to a close after State Championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 8, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After a good effort at the State Championships, the men's tennis team's season came to on end April 27. Head coach Alvin Kim is proud of the men's tennis team's effort at the State Championships along with the energy it brought to the court throughout the entire season. “State... Read more »

Men’s tennis season comes to a close after State Championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 8, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After a good effort at the State Championships, the men's tennis team's season came to on end April 27. Head coach Alvin Kim is proud of the men's tennis team's effort at the State Championships along with the energy it brought to the court throughout the entire season. “State... Read more »

Solid performance at state ends men’s swim season

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 8, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming

The men's swim season finished up after a good effort at State Championships that had members of the team break school records. Freshman Joshua Owens was one of four swimmers on the relay team that broke a school record on the final day of State Championships on April 27, ending the... Read more »

Solid performance at state ends men’s swim season

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 8, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming

The men's swim season finished up after a good effort at State Championships that had members of the team break school records. Freshman Joshua Owens was one of four swimmers on the relay team that broke a school record on the final day of State Championships on April 27, ending the... Read more »

Women’s swim close out season at State Championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

An 11th place finish at State Championships ends the season for the women's swim team on April 27 at East Los Angeles College. A three day span at the State Championships saw freshman Carla Harvey and freshman Raquel Gabayeron, among many, lift the women's swim team to 11th place overall... Read more »

Women’s swim close out season at State Championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

An 11th place finish at State Championships ends the season for the women's swim team on April 27 at East Los Angeles College. A three day span at the State Championships saw freshman Carla Harvey and freshman Raquel Gabayeron, among many, lift the women's swim team to 11th place overall... Read more »

Women’s swimming ready for state championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 1, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

The women's swim team looks to channel the same energy they had at the South Conference Championships this weekend for State Championships. After a three day span at the South Conference Championships, women’s swimming team received first and second place, the team is prepared for... Read more »

Women’s swimming ready for state championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
May 1, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

The women's swim team looks to channel the same energy they had at the South Conference Championships this weekend for State Championships. After a three day span at the South Conference Championships, women’s swimming team received first and second place, the team is prepared for... Read more »

Men’s swim seeks to leave mark at State Championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
April 29, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming

After a third place finish at the South Coast Conference Championships at Chaffey College, the men's swimming team looks to leave a mark when it competes in the State Championships at East Los Angeles College. The State Championships will begin on Thursday and will continue Friday and... Read more »

Men’s swim seeks to leave mark at State Championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
April 29, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming

After a third place finish at the South Coast Conference Championships at Chaffey College, the men's swimming team looks to leave a mark when it competes in the State Championships at East Los Angeles College. The State Championships will begin on Thursday and will continue Friday and... Read more »

Despite illnesses, divers like chances in SCC championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
April 15, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

Despite the flu and injuries, the diving team likes its chances for the SCC Diving Championships this weekend at El Camino College. Freshman diver Cody Anderson believes that the men’s and women’s diving teams will perform well as long as the team can brush off injuries and some... Read more »

Despite illnesses, divers like chances in SCC championships

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
April 15, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

Despite the flu and injuries, the diving team likes its chances for the SCC Diving Championships this weekend at El Camino College. Freshman diver Cody Anderson believes that the men’s and women’s diving teams will perform well as long as the team can brush off injuries and some... Read more »

The Jeffs take down the Falcons men’s tennis team

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
April 6, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Despite solid singles play by the Cerritos College men's tennis team, it dropped two of its three doubles matches in a 5-4 loss to the Amherst College Jeffs Monday. The Falcons split their singles matches with the Jeffs and were all tied up heading into doubles play, needing to edge... Read more »

The Jeffs take down the Falcons men’s tennis team

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
April 6, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Despite solid singles play by the Cerritos College men's tennis team, it dropped two of its three doubles matches in a 5-4 loss to the Amherst College Jeffs Monday. The Falcons split their singles matches with the Jeffs and were all tied up heading into doubles play, needing to edge... Read more »

Good work expected in upcoming swim meet

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
March 12, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming

Head coach Joe Abing is confident about the men’s swimming team’s mentality for the upcoming meet on Friday March 15 against Mt. San Antonio College and Rio Hondo College. The swimming team looks to pick up two victories when it meets at Mt. San Antonio College, two weeks after... Read more »

Good work expected in upcoming swim meet

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
March 12, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming

Head coach Joe Abing is confident about the men’s swimming team’s mentality for the upcoming meet on Friday March 15 against Mt. San Antonio College and Rio Hondo College. The swimming team looks to pick up two victories when it meets at Mt. San Antonio College, two weeks after... Read more »

Swimming is a way of life for sister duo

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
March 5, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

Katherine and Raquel Gabayeron are sisters who are two of the top swimmers on the women’s swimming team and are leaders that inspire and motivate. The Gabayeron sisters consistently rack up great times in their respective events and have provided the women’s swimming team with a... Read more »

Swimming is a way of life for sister duo

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
March 5, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Swimming, Women's Sports

Katherine and Raquel Gabayeron are sisters who are two of the top swimmers on the women’s swimming team and are leaders that inspire and motivate. The Gabayeron sisters consistently rack up great times in their respective events and have provided the women’s swimming team with a... Read more »

Men’s basketball clinches share of division title

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
February 27, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men's basketball team took down Los Angeles Harbor College 62-51 at The Aviary Wednesday night, clinching a share of the division title. “It was good. We played hard, we played team basketball and we won,” said forward David Hall. Point guard Anthony... Read more »

Men’s basketball clinches share of division title

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
February 27, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men's basketball team took down Los Angeles Harbor College 62-51 at The Aviary Wednesday night, clinching a share of the division title. “It was good. We played hard, we played team basketball and we won,” said forward David Hall. Point guard Anthony... Read more »

Australian tennis player adjusts to surroundings in the United States

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
February 12, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Cerritos College tennis player Nathan Eshmade is adjusting to life in the United States after coming from Australia and being here for three weeks. "I haven't been here very long, so far it's really enjoyable," Eshmade said. Eshmade was hesitant at first to come to the United... Read more »

Australian tennis player adjusts to surroundings in the United States

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
February 12, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Cerritos College tennis player Nathan Eshmade is adjusting to life in the United States after coming from Australia and being here for three weeks. "I haven't been here very long, so far it's really enjoyable," Eshmade said. Eshmade was hesitant at first to come to the United... Read more »

A sedentary lifestyle has negative influences on your body

Denny Cristales
February 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Today’s heavy reliance on technology for social purposes or personal amusement is a negative influence on the student’s mind and body. The prevalence of technology has influenced an unhealthy, sedentary behavior that is interfering with student's health, education and social life. The... Read more »

A sedentary lifestyle has negative influences on your body

Denny Cristales
February 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Today’s heavy reliance on technology for social purposes or personal amusement is a negative influence on the student’s mind and body. The prevalence of technology has influenced an unhealthy, sedentary behavior that is interfering with student's health, education and social life. The... Read more »

Men’s basketball is no longer undefeated in conference play

Denny Cristales
February 5, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men's basketball is no longer undefeated in the conference following a 80-66 loss to the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties at The Aviary on Friday night, snapping Cerritos College's seven-game winning streak. “We did horrible," said point guard Anthony Holliday.... Read more »

Men’s basketball is no longer undefeated in conference play

Denny Cristales
February 5, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men's basketball is no longer undefeated in the conference following a 80-66 loss to the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties at The Aviary on Friday night, snapping Cerritos College's seven-game winning streak. “We did horrible," said point guard Anthony Holliday.... Read more »

Men’s basketball extends winning streak with fifth win

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
January 25, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men's basketball team extended its winning streak to five games following a 73-66 win over Los Angeles Southwest College on Wednesday night. Freshman guard Kevin Conrad had 20 points and seven rebounds while point guard Anthony Holliday added 20 points, five rebounds,... Read more »

Men’s basketball extends winning streak with fifth win

Denny Cristales and Denny Cristales
January 25, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men's basketball team extended its winning streak to five games following a 73-66 win over Los Angeles Southwest College on Wednesday night. Freshman guard Kevin Conrad had 20 points and seven rebounds while point guard Anthony Holliday added 20 points, five rebounds,... Read more »