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Talon Marks

Cultural appreciation is not cultural appropriation

Cultural appreciation is not cultural appropriation

Monique Nethington
May 10, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

How can people who fight constantly for equality be the same people that feed the divide that is quickly growing in this country? A short answer, and frankly only one of the answers: they claim cultural appropriation in every situation they can without even knowing the entire story. One can not claim to fight...

When you distrust the media, doom follows

When you distrust the media, doom follows

May 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Buy as many newspapers as possible. Pay your journalists. Otherwise the public will be subject to non-news revolving around puppy stories, car reviews, empty-headed celebrities and whatever else bleeds. The news industry is suffering because we are able to get news for free. While everyone should...

If our student leaders don’t follow the rules, then why should we?

If our student leaders don’t follow the rules, then why should we?

Monique Nethington
April 19, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rules and laws are there for a reason, to protect and guide those who fall under the governing body of such rules and laws. While growing up people-- or even you-- may say, “rules are meant to be broken;” or the more popular, “bending the rules never hurt anybody.” Regardless of your feelings t...

I don’t touch yours so don’t touch mine

I don’t touch yours so don’t touch mine

Bianca Martinez
April 5, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

No one ever wakes up in the morning and says "ah, I can't wait to get to school and be assaulted." So why should we allow the campus of Cerritos College to be an accessible setting for such acts? Individuals attend a school in order to become educated, not molested.With the recent increase of sexual hara...

16-week calendar, the only calendar that should matter

Monique Nethington
March 29, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Editorials, Opinion

The mission of any higher education system should be to provide its students with the best education and the opportunity to retain such education in the most efficient way possible.In the end, the ultimate goal for any student -- whether in a four-year institution or community college -- is to graduate and m...

A call for banning together as college against unjust Trump policies

A call for banning together as college against unjust Trump policies

Perla Lara, Managing Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any evil design […] When bad men combine, the good must associate." That is a quote from the essay titled “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” by philosopher Edmund Burke. The essay was written...

Asking for help, courageous not shameful

Asking for help, courageous not shameful

Monique Nethington
February 14, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Today, we live in a society that rarely ever stops to enjoy the the little things in life. The millennial generation is so caught up in the idea of having to achieve overwhelming success and an extravagant lifestyle that self-care can be completely thrown out the window in search for just that. It...

Big is truly beautiful

Big is truly beautiful

Bianca Martinez, College Life Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The average size of the adult woman is now 14 to 16. Now, we all have an idea what the physique of the currently average woman looks like, ample, shapely and full figured. However, compare that image to the images seen on magazine covers, on fashion runways and in mainstream media. Granted there...

Watchdogs in a cat and mouse game

Benjamin Garcia, Opinion Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Politics

Friday, Jan. 20 will be the day that Donald J. Trump is inaugurated and assumes office. All Talon Marks has to say to the Democratic party is "WHAT THE HELL?" Here's the problem that contains all other smaller problems: The Democratic party stopped being a party for the workers and the middle class...

Dying for gun control

Dying for gun control

Benjamin Garcia
December 6, 2016
Filed under Editorials

The United States does not have a gun problem, it has a gun epidemic, which manifests itself in a maddening amount of ways, including rhetoric in regards to keeping a college campus safe.This is despite the fact that from 1966 to 2012 the United States has had more mass shootings per year than the Phillipines, Yeme...

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