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Tropicalia Festival 2019 needs improvements

As the night comes to an end, attendees take their last picture by the Tropicalia sign. The sign consisted of Day of the Dead figures and bright lights.

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

From Kali Uchis to Chicano Batman and Cuco, the third annual Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival brought in amazing performers year after year, however the sudden change of venue and some sound system issues, Tropicalia needs some improvements. Promoters of Tropicalia Fest, Goldenvoice, first announced...

Dance the night away with Pacifico Dance Company

Young girls take the stage as they perform Mexico's traditional dance, Folklorico. Photo credit: Karen Miramontes

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Attendees learned to appreciate the history of Mexico's folklorico dance, their influential figures like Frida Kahlo, food and culture just simply experiencing what it's like to be part of a Mexican community. Viva Frida Fest was a hit to Los Angeles locals as Pacifico Dance Company head to Plaza...

Falcons’ football coach retires after 40 years

Frank Mazzotta, head coach of Cerritos College football, has anounced his retirement. Mazzotta has been head coach for the last 40 years. Photo credit: TM Archives

Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 10, 2018

Falcons football will have a glaring difference on the sidelines for the upcoming season, veteran head coach Frank Mazzotta will be retiring before the start of the season.Mazzotta has been the head man on the gridiron for the Falcons’ football team for the past 40 years.Coach Mo as he's commo...

Former Falcons soccer star signs with four-year university

All-American soccer player, Itzel Ballesteros holds up her letter of intent to Lincoln Memorial University. The former Falcon will hang her cleats in Tennessee for two years.

May 7, 2018

A first team All-American soccer player for Cerritos College during the 2017-18 season, Itzel Ballesteros signed her National Letter of Intent on April 16 with Lincoln Memorial University, located in Tennessee. Ballesteros will be receiving a full-ride scholarship to the NCAA Division 2 school, to...

Shmackem: Paul George coming home to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Photo credit: Carlos Martinez & Carlos Ruiz

Jah-Tosh Baruti

April 25, 2018

With his team on the verge of elimination from the first round of the playoffs, Paul George, 6-foot-9 swingman for the National Basketball Association’s Oklahoma City Thunder will surely elect to come home and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. George will be a free agent at the end of the 2017-18...

Falcons’ men’s tennis team crowned Southern California Champions

Freshman Dario Rico and his doubles partner sophomore Kwangeun Lee during their doubles match in which was won 8-6. Rico and Lee capped off the 3-0 lead going into the singles'.

Carlos Ruiz

April 25, 2018

  The Cerritos College men's tennis team are now the Southern California Champions and for the first time in the college's history they will play for the California Community College Athletic Association Dual Team State Championship. They have had the opportunity to reach the SoCal finals...

Shmackem: Video Games Are Not Real Sports

Jah-Tosh Baruti

April 11, 2018

So let's get this settled, once and for all, video games are not sports, I repeat they are not sports--yes I'm talking to you Fortnite-addicted players.Video games should not even be mentioned in the same breath as the words sport or athlete.According to Oxford Dictionary, the definition of the word s...

Falcons’ track and field compete at UCLA Legends Invitational meet

Sophomore Micqwuan Wright in the men's 400-meter hurdles race. Wright finished the race in fourth place.

Carlos Ruiz

April 4, 2018

The women's track and field team were able to take fifth place overall out of 17 schools on Saturday's meet, while the men's team clinched ninth place out of 18 schools. The Falcons were on-away territory clashing against schools in the Pacific Coast-12 conference once again on day-two, hunting for...

Falcons win triple overtime thriller as Riley Hamilton hit the game winning three pointer

No. 1 Demetrius Thomas, the reigning South Coast Conference Player of the Year, goes hard to the basket. Thomas played 54 minutes in Friday’s game, as he totaled 25 points and 14 rebounds, for an MVP worthy showing.

Jah-Tosh Baruti

February 28, 2018

With 1.8 seconds left in the third overtime of the game, sophomore guard Riley Hamilton (No. 4) hit a go-ahead three to lift the Falcons, 76-75, crushing the hearts of Riverside College coaches, players and fans in the process. “I was trying to just get the ball and be able to make a play, originally...

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