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Dr. Betancourt: Cerritos College’s Music Guru

Marck Parra

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

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 ...

Passion Latina gives back

Passion Latina gives back

Natasha Molina

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Mireya Placencia, an EOPs English tutor, grew up to be different from other girls, she experienced music differently than others amongst her. “I wanted to know the background, the history to every dance and as to why something was done for a certain particular genre, so I asked questions did my...

Lab technicians express art through photography

Perla Lara

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features

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...

When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Marck Parra

March 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Addison Favela, engineering major, inserts a new roll of film into his vintage film camera, ready to forget the troubles of his past and focus on capturing the best shot he possibly can. As a Marine veteran, Favela admits that adjusting back to "civilian life" can be difficult for a military veteran,...

Music from ‘Out of Nowhere’

Music from ‘Out of Nowhere’

Perla Lara

January 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“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 do this we all have very different styles," songwriter and vocalist Emili Alexa Romano thought as she met with her classmates for the first time to form the band “Out of...

Student pianist on campus; father and husband at home

Student pianist on campus; father and husband at home

Briana Velarde

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Oscar Franco, music major, uses his piano and singing skills to spread the message of love and hope with his new single "Enamorado." He started learning about music at six years old and shared that 2009 is when he was serious about pursuing a career in music as a Jazz pianist. The single is out...

WPMD gives platform to student DJ

WPMD gives platform to student DJ

Briana Velarde, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Triple major Jessie Mendoza knew he wanted to become a DJ since 1999, when he visited his first record shop. He walked into WP records where he saw Eric Dlux, a huge SKAM artist and local Power 106 DJ who mixes live. SKAM is a top DJ talent agency. "I was like a kid in a candy store and just h...

Student releases album

Gustavo Lopez

August 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews

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 represe...

Crossing the finish line

Crossing the finish line

Kristopher Carrasco, Campus Life Editor

August 25, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Features, Showcase

From the difficulties of classes that you simply just hate, to the groggy feeling you get from staying up late studying, school is a huge obstacle. For Joel Centeno, science in rehabilitation major, obstacles are one thing he isn’t afraid to overcome, considering he’s going to Australia in March...

Commencement speaker announced at Cerritos

Lauren Torres, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Students graduating from Cerritos College this year will have the chance to hear an inspirational speech by Dr. Patricia Arredondo.She was chosen to speak on commencement day by the Student Life Committee.The chair of the committee, Dr. Gilbert Contreras said, "During the spring semester [the committe...

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