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Talon Marks

Time for a more trans-inclusive political system

Time for a more trans-inclusive political system

Carmelita Islas Mendez

November 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.According to research done by the Williams Institute, there are about 700,000 transgender men and women in the United States. The question would then be: W...

Jerry Brown makes it easier to transmit HIV to Californians

Jerry Brown makes it easier to transmit HIV to Californians

Benjamin Garcia

October 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

This week: What the Talon Marks editorial board is outraged by is the stigma against HIV as well as the concept of "stealthing" -- or agreeing to practice safe sex with someone, to then secretly remove the condom without them knowing. On Oct. 6, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that reduces...

The romanticism of banning literature

David Jenkins

October 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorials, Opinion, Opinions, Showcase

No matter what group you’re a part of or what ideological leanings you have, never expect for the enlightened to capitulate to your cries of wanting specific literature to be banned. Talon Marks has received a rather pathetic letter in the mail from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan bitching...

When masculinity is weak

When masculinity is weak

Alison Hernandez

October 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Guns may not be the only ones to blame for mass shootings. Lack of mental health services offered to men and the standards of masculinity society pushes upon them may really be to blame. On Oct. 1 a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock went off in a shooting frenzy during a country music festival...

Early enrollment viewed as potential stressor

Bianca Martinez

September 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorials

Well, it seems this academic year will finally be the one where Cerritos College students will be kissing their asses goodbye.Students will hear the ill-fated words, "hello, darkness, my old friend", as they log on to the ever easy maneuverable and not in the least bit frustrating, MyCerritos, to discover that ...

Trump Repeals Obama’s Mess

Jose Flores

September 13, 2017


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

TM Jake Koeppe In June 2017, Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton sent a memorandum to Jeff Sessions along with 10 other Attorney General signatures. The memorandum, simply put, threatens the Trump administration to either “phase out” Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arr...

Ideologies should never take precedence in times of crisis

Ideologies should never take precedence in times of crisis

Bianca Martinez

September 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Hurricane Harvey has already displaced 30,000 Texan residents and has killed over 40 in the course of a week. Conditions have deteriorated so far in such a short amount of time. But wait, where is the call for a state of emergency, all hands on deck? Where is Trump? Where is he when his nation...

The more we get together, the smarter we’ll be.

Benjamin Garcia

August 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorials, Opinion

To use the argumentative cliche, it's 2017 and everyone should know that political correctness breaks an important line of communication between groups with opposing views.Because of this lack of contact, animosity and misunderstanding ensue as one or both sides refuse to hear the other out; calling i...

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...

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