Talon Marks

Lack of safety preparation will one day get us all killed

Lack of safety preparation will one day get us all killed

March 11, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

We see school shootings happening on the news and are shocked but then forget the next day or by the following week. Last week two shootings hit close to home.Both incidents occurred on Studebaker and Alondra, both resulting in one death, respectively. What would happen if violence like this were to sp...

Choosing race over ethics only creates a bigger problem

Choosing race over ethics only creates a bigger problem

February 10, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

Imagine if you lived in a city where the very air you breathe wasn’t clean and you couldn’t hide in your house to get away from it. Toxic air is not only invisible, but also virtually inescapable.What if the water supply in your house was as toxic as the gas you put in your car?Water and ...

Your child is not a weapon and your grudge is pointless

Your child is not a weapon and your grudge is pointless

Kristopher Carrasco, Online Editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

Sometimes, some parents simply aren’t compatible with one another and it’s a mystery as to how they even thought about having a baby in the first place. Couples sometimes arrive at the decision to go their separate ways. The separated parents can end on bad terms and often the children are ...

When we glorify drug lords, what are we really saying?

When we glorify drug lords, what are we really saying?

January 19, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

In today’s society, drugs and drug lords are overly hyped, especially in the music industry. Musicians have taken drug usage to a whole different level. Famous rappers like Lil Wayne, Future, 2 Chainz, the list goes on, talk a lot about drugs in their music. References to drugs and drug lords...

Money in reserves should be invested in more projects

Money in reserves should be invested in more projects

December 8, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

College students always face the issues of not being able get into impacted classes, settling with an uncomfortable learning environment and even the failure of programs. If only Cerritos College had some money (Let’s say about 46 million dollars) saved up that could maybe be used to help the overall...

Board of trustees debates over unimportant issues

Board of trustees debates over unimportant issues

November 18, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

When dealing with a community, which is more productive? Symbolism or proactive approach; should one exist without the other? The Cerritos College Board of Trustees could be doing a better job of discussing items that directly affect the student population. As of late, the board has spent a sizeabl...

Work life of adjunct professors affect student body directly

Work life of adjunct professors affect student body directly

November 9, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

Adjunct professors are starting to take over more and more roles not only in classrooms, but in places where teacher input can help the school, like Faculty Senate. The professors blend into the schooling image, they don't wear a sign over their heads that read, "I'm part-time." A student can't...

Federal government has to put a squeeze on gun laws

Federal government has to put a squeeze on gun laws

Sebastian Echeverry

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

In 2015 alone, there has been a total of 264 mass shootings according to Independent. The answer to all this? “Stuff happens, ” as Jeb Bush so candidly blurted out to a group of Republican voters, he said that there really isn’t much anyone can do about these mass shootings. Ther...

Government should invest in helping people, not guns

Government should invest in helping people, not guns

October 13, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Editorials, Opinion

Umpqua, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Columbine. These are just some of the more recent names burned into our collective memories as a nation. These acts of terrorism costs the lives of many people and in the aftermath, many are looking for answers. Unfortunately in the search for a reason behind t...

Editorial – Senate violates free press in first meeting of semester

Editorial – Senate violates free press in first meeting of semester

September 29, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

Treating reporters differently than everyday civilians is a violation of the first amendment. Journalists are not looking for better nor worse treatment than anybody else. If a member of the audience can sit in a public meeting in any given space and record, photograph or report then the same right...

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