Talon Marks

Social media benefits students in the classroom

Kristopher Carrasco

May 18, 2016

It’s safe to say that many people have a smart phone and at least one form of social media. Often times people use social media for a variety of things, but how effective is it in a teaching environment. According to edudemic.com, social media can be used in many ways as a teaching tool. Marcela Lopez, a teacher’s assistant in the LA...

Stressors that weigh on working students

Claudia Cazares, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Whether it is an internship, full-time or part-time employment students that work while attending school demonstrate dedication. Working can take time away from studying and social time so students may find it difficult to adapt in the beginning but learning to prioritize helps a lot. Building a schedule that can help keep working students on track...

Video: What impact does social media have on relationships?

May 18, 2016

In this new day and age, almost everybody communicates through social media. The Cerritos College community weighs in on how...

The struggle is real

Briana Hicks, Campus Life Editor

May 18, 2016

In the world today, just being able to stay in school is an accomplishment. There are so many hurdles and hoops to jump through. Such as, paying for classes, buying books, and paying for miscellaneous bills. According to thoughtcatalog.com, Chrissy Stockton expresses how college is supposed to be the best time of your life, but in reality you're...

The real superwoman

Calhoun poses for a picture, with her little sister, that she takes of as if she were her own daughter. Calhoun is a full time student, as well as a full time security guard.

Briana Hicks, Campus Life Editor

May 18, 2016

“But, you have women like Jeneisha [Calhoun] […] and I feel they are the real life superheroes, ” said Calhoun’s boyfriend,...

Student to student advice

May 18, 2016

Students list the top ways to save money while attending school.  

Social Savvy Interactive

Bianca Salgado and Kristopher Carrasco

May 18, 2016


Pennies4Diplomas blog interactive

Briana Hicks, Campus Life Editor

May 18, 2016

As a student, many people don't really know what students are going through to get their degree. Our mission for this blog is to expose the "elephant in the room." We want to show people just how hard it is to be a student and deal with the daily stressors of passing your classes, and taking care of personal expenses. In this blog, we will examine different...

Safety Matters

May 9, 2016

Safety Matters is a blog regarding campus safety by Cerritos College’s Talon Marks Staff. Campus safety is something every student should think about. Unfortunately, most people don’t pay attention to certain issues unless something serious happens around them. The key is to not wait until something happens. Cerritos College has been holding f...

Social media creates unrealistic life expectations

Chantal Romero, Opinion Copy Editor

May 4, 2016

It seems like nowadays people rely on social media to feel validated about their lives. Have you ever waited to eat a meal because you needed the perfect Snapchat or Instagram post? In the rare case that you haven't, there's a very high chance that you know someone who does put their life on hold for the perfect post. Remember the gold old...

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