Talon Marks

Meet the 2019-2020 ASCC candidates

Jasmine Martinez and Carmelita Islas Mendez

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

Cerritos College students will be able to vote for a new campus president, vice president and student trustee on April 10 and 11. Students will vote for student trustee candidates in front of the Student Activities Patio. The voting locations for presidential and vice presidential candidates will...

Students bring high energy to Health and Wellness grand opening

Jasmine Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Drummers, culinary arts students and dancers participated in the grand opening ceremony of Cerritos College’s new Health and Wellness complex on April 8. The audience comprised of students, administrators, faculty, board members and others joining in on the celebration. The Cerritos College West...

Getting ‘Wacky’ with guest readers

Getting ‘Wacky’ with guest readers

Jasmine Martinez

March 16, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Guest readers, including faculty members, read children in the Child Development Center books by Dr. Seuss on March 4 and 5.Initially finding themselves shy and reserved with guest reader and president of Cerritos College, Jose Fierro, Seuss' rhymes and illustrations enthused one child in particular, Echo.Desp...

Go Green pushes to reintroduce plant life

Go Green pushes to reintroduce plant life

Carmelita Islas Mendez

March 4, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Changes to the Cerritos College campus continues with Go Green Task Force organization and efforts. The club organized an event to plant California native plants on Feb. 22. The plants are being put into the island on Old Falcon Way and are being supported by excess landscaping funds. According...

Proposed resolution for a smoke and tobacco free campus

Proposed resolution for a smoke and tobacco free campus

Jasmine Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

A 100 percent resolution was proposed for a smoke and tobacco free Cerritos College campus, prohibiting cigarettes, cigars, and nicotine products such as vapes that are not regulated by the FDA, has for a healthier learning environment. If the resolution passes, students, faculty, staff, etc. will...

State law redefines non-resident in colleges, results in Cerritos College fee increase

Carmelita Islas Mendez, News Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under News

Fees for non-resident students are set to rise, following the approval from the Cerritos College Board of Trustees. The non-residents fee formerly only applied to students who are citizens of other countries, but non-residents will now include students from other US states as the calendar item was...

Full time faculty hires decrease due to enrollment drops

Full time faculty hires decrease due to enrollment drops

Jasmine Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Cerritos College expected to hire 27 new full-time faculty members for the fall 2019 semester, but due to enrollment drops, the number was revised to 13, causing concerns among other faculty. The faculty obligation number was directly affected by a drop of at least 1,000 full-time equivalent students,...

Staff in an uproar over accumulating trash

Staff in an uproar over accumulating trash

Jasmine Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under News

A teacher in the Child Development Center says they and the children have endured pungent smells of trash for weeks while Cerritos College is in the process of getting a new trash compactor. The location of the trash was moved behind the purchasing facility and near the development center in 2018. Stacks...

Cerritos Complete is now complete

Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under News

Following in the footsteps of fellow community colleges, Cerritos College will soon announce the changing of Cerritos Complete, a program that offers one-year of free tuition to first-time freshmen, into a two-year program. Cerritos Complete is open to anyone with a high school diploma, or anyone...

Newsroom ceiling panel collapses with students present

Newsroom ceiling panel collapses with students present

Jasmine Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2019


Filed under News

A broken boiler caused a leak, forcing a ceiling panel to collapse above the Talon Marks newsroom in the Fine Arts building Jan. 25 while editors were working nearby. The soaked panel crashed at about 2 p.m., first catching the attention of the newspaper’s photo editor, Derrick Coleman, who had...

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