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Madden Competition turns into bloody sight

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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Last Sunday, a downtown Jacksonville restaurant hosted a "Madden 19" gaming competition which held players from all across the country. Later into the competition, shots were fired in the restaurant killing two people and injuring 10. 24-year-old David Katz, a Baltimore native, was the shooter who...

Re-defining Masculinity with EmpowerMENt, hip-hop and critical thinking

Jasmine Martinez, News Editor

August 21, 2018


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EmpowerMENt, a joint effort between English professor Damon Cagnolatti and Title IX coordinator Valyncia Raphael, will focus on leadership and consciousness for Cerritos students that identify as men. Some questions the program hopes to answer is what masculinity means to the academic journeys of...

Shade-deficiant shades structures finally finished

Shade-deficiant shades structures finally finished

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

August 21, 2018


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The shade structures across campus are now officially finished, minus the shades, as the Notice of Completion was approved by the Board of Trustees. The final cost of the structures and the surrounding area was of $1.3 million and was paid by the General Obligation Bond, more commonly known as the...

Melancholy and happiness in Downey’s celebration for the oldest McDonald’s

Melancholy and happiness in Downey’s celebration for the oldest McDonald’s

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

August 21, 2018


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The Downey Conservancy hosted an event celebrating the 65 years of service of the oldest McDonald’s ever, located on Lakewood Boulevard. The festivities took place on location with the famous 62 feet sign of Speedee, the original mascot of the franchise, welcoming in all visitors with a big smile...

Phi Beta Lambda receives funding for national conference

Phi Beta Lambda receives funding for national conference

Jasmine Martinez

May 17, 2018


Filed under Club News, News, Student Government

Phi Beta Lambda was funded about $7,800 for the 2018 National Leadership Conference May 9 by the Associated Students of Cerritos College. Down from the initial request of about $11,000, the students of PBL will be funding their own meals, as meal money was not included in the revised legislation. Majority...

Director of Athletics asks for mold-ridden pump to be replaced, remains to be seen

Carmelita Islas Mendez

May 8, 2018


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Legislation has been introduced to the Associated Students of Cerritos College senate to purchase the “Powerflo 50” hydration unit. The legislation was introduced by the Director of Athletics Angel Salcido who is also a student athlete. The bill asked for about $4,000 to replace the current mode...

Campus faces budget cuts despite student leaders effort

Carmelita Islas Mendez

May 8, 2018


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The budget for the year 2018- 2019 has been passed by the Associated Students of Cerritos College. It was discussed and amended by senate over the course of three meetings and was unanimously approved on May 2. ASCC Vice President David Ramirez said, “Honestly, I am happy that the process is over.&...

Senate decision will ‘make or break’ Phi Beta Lambda

Jasmine Martinez

May 8, 2018


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Opposing views concerning funding for the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference leads to discussions about the club’s recurring financial requests. PBL requested about $11,000 from the Associated Students of Cerritos College senate, so that six students and one adviser would be able to...

Problems resurface with Fine Arts Building

Problems resurface with Fine Arts Building

Carmelita Islas Mendez and Jasmine Martinez

May 1, 2018


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According to the Director of Physical Planning and Construction Services David Moore “most users are very happy” with the Fine Arts Building at Cerritos College. However, instructors in the Fine Arts’ ceramics program expressed that some issues should be addressed in order to improve co...

Honoring Cerritos College faculty

Honoring Cerritos College faculty

Elizabeth Corcoles

May 1, 2018


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Cerritos College held its annual Outstanding Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 26 at the Student Center for the 2017-2018 academic year. The faculty were commended for their outstanding performance. The professor of honor, Carlos Mera, Physics instructor, was commended and received the Most Outstandi...

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