Talon Marks

Reham Zin was born in Egypt and migrated to the United States in 2012. She is currently attending Cerritos College to pursue her degree in Kinesiology. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Student shares her story as a Muslim woman in America

December 4, 2017

  Reham Eihab Zin migrated from Egypt five years ago with her mom and siblings to the United States where she thought...

Dreamer appreciates DACA Advocacy Week

Jose Flores

October 18, 2017

Mariela Quinonez was driving one day when she heard the announcement over the radio that President Trump had removed Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation. After the Trump administration received a threat from Texas Attorney Generals and other states to remove DACA or face their legal action, Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. ...

Dr. Betancourt: Cerritos College’s Music Guru

Marck Parra

May 12, 2017

A trumpet performance stands out during a jazz concert for a young Dr. David Betancourt as realization settles in his face about his future.It was on that fateful night that Dr. Beatncourt, now Director of Music at Cerritos College, knew he wanted music to play a predominant role in his life.Following that night, Dr. David Betancourt started playing the tr...

Passion Latina’s twins Idar and Jessica Ramos come to life in a Día De Los Muertos Folklóricio dance event.

Passion Latina gives back

March 29, 2017

Mireya Placencia, an EOPs English tutor, grew up to be different from other girls, she experienced music differently than others...

Lab technicians express art through photography

Perla Lara

March 29, 2017

Lab technicians, to students, to artist to showcase the multiple roles that a person has is seldom easy to do. This year with one exhibit titled La Ayuda, the help. The six photography lab technicians joined together to showcase their art; for everyone who attended the Foundation for Art Resources Bazaar event to see. The six photography lab technicians...

Addison Favela, engineer major, attempts to take the best possible shot he can of the cat, as he enjoys one of his favorite past times: photography. Favela is also a United States Marine Corps veteran who spent nearly five years with the military branch. Photo credit: Marck Parra

When two worlds collide

March 23, 2017

Addison Favela, engineering major, inserts a new roll of film into his vintage film camera, ready to forget the troubles of his...

Back-row from left to right commercial music majors Terrance Alexander, Alejandro Haegendoreens, Oscar Chavez, Andrew Jones,  front-row from left to right commercial music majors, Emili Alexa Romano, and Justin Matteau. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Music from ‘Out of Nowhere’

January 26, 2017

“Honestly I thought ‘we’re not going to be a band’. That was my honest thought [...] I was like I don’t know if we can...

Student pianist on campus; father and husband at home

Oscar Franco, music major, practices for his recitals. The applied music program provides students with private lessons, his instructor is Professor Simmons. Photo credit: Briana Velarde

Briana Velarde

October 3, 2016

Oscar Franco, music major, uses his piano and singing skills to spread the message of love and hope with his new single "Enamorado." He...

Jessie Mendoza hosts his show called Spinning out of Control. He will be going onto his third year of having air time on WPMD. Photo credit: Briana Velarde

WPMD gives platform to student DJ

August 30, 2016

Triple major Jessie Mendoza knew he wanted to become a DJ since 1999, when he visited his first record shop. He walked into...

Student releases album

Gustavo Lopez

August 23, 2016

The light start of the song “Stranger” is a dreamy contrast to the opening lyric, “Yes, you made me hate myself, that’s why I miss you all of the time,” in Gemma Castro’s five-song “Gemma EP” released on Aug. 16. She explained that the opening song represented her, “It was kind of a ballad tim...

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