Talon Marks

People wearing protective face masks walk through an alley in Beijing on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

COVID-19’s effects present chance to possibly save the environment

May 20, 2020

This student essay discusses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could potentially mean for the environment, specifically in China.

Digital painting by Samuel Roque. Digital portraits and film translate to Zoom better than other physical mediums. Photo credit: Samuel Roque

Cerritos College’s first online Student Art Exhibit goes live this week

May 19, 2020

The online catalog will debut on May 22 and features 'the best our students are producing.'

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California justice department on September 18, 2019 in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Healthcare and school budgets slashed as Newsom calls upon federal government for aid

May 18, 2020

Due to projected billion-dollar decreases in budget, Newsom states "the enormity of the task at hand cannot just be borne by a state."

Joshua Rivedal was invited by Cerritos College Health Services to peak to students. He addressed some mental health myths during “How to Live Mentally Well and Crush it” Webinar, May 12.

Joshua Rivedal teaches Cerritos College students how to ‘live mentally well and crush it’

May 17, 2020

Cerritos College Health Services has been hosting webinars to help students adapt to COVID-19 changes.

Some animals will not expect the sudden abandonment by their owner. However, animals shelters are concerned many furry friends will be returned to the shelters. Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Pets are family, not disposable objects

May 17, 2020

Animal shelters are preparing for what could be a traumatizing time for animals as they brace for a high volume of returned pets who were used as a form of entertainment during the stay-at-home order.

Cerroy Chenault guard scored 6 points against Los Angeles Harbor Feb. 7 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Quarantine Blues: Men’s basketball plans for championship

May 17, 2020

An update on the men's basketball team at Cerritos College on how are they planning on winning next year.

Near bridge of Orchy on the West Highland Way, you pass this beautiful loch heading to General Wade's road and across Rannoch Moor. 

The West Highland Way is a 96-mile walk and on my bucket list to do for many years. During the walk I was reminded of a George Orwell quote -

We can’t just let our dreams be dreams!

May 17, 2020

While a utopia may be an unachievable goal, imagining one can be a powerful tool to wield in the face of dystopian reality.

As the stay-at-home order continues, so does our coverage of community updates. Photo credit: Edgar Mendoza

Community updates for the week of May 18

May 17, 2020

Quarantine continues and so do the updates.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during a news briefing on the coronavirus pandemic along with members of the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 27, 2020.

California Community Colleges sue Betsy Devos over student relief aid restrictions

May 17, 2020

The suit claims the Department of Education unconstitutionally excludes undocumented students and others unable to receive federal financial aid.

The wheelchair tennis team celebrates during the Angel City Games. This year's games will be held virtually for all competitors starting in June, 2020. Photo credit: Courtesy of Angel City Sports Founder

The Angel City Games will go virtual this summer

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 causes change in venues for the competition, but not the spirit.

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