Talon Marks

From backstage to onstage

From backstage to onstage

Jackelynn Martinez and Carlos Martinez

August 16, 2018


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La La Land is the city where many individuals filled with dreams and determination try their best to get their foot in the door of the entertainment industry. However, in the harsh world of entertainment, only a lucky few are able to make it into the field. For 18-year-old Kailei Lopez, she is now one ...

Behind the camera

Behind the camera

Karina Quiran-Juarez

August 16, 2018


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Capturing moments big and small with a camera at her side is what Alexandra Menendez finds passion in. This passion has led her to pursue a career in photography and she doesn’t see herself stopping anytime soon. With the support of her family and boyfriend Kevin Perez, motivation to continue refining...

Explicit art

Explicit art

Carlos Ruiz, Sports Editor

August 16, 2018


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Stand in front of Lisa Naranjo’s art and you’ll see a series filled with forced religion, abuse, strained relationships and the sexualization of women and another focused on fantasy and liberation from those ideas. While these ideals may seem complex, this art major at Cerritos College says these...

Teaching by day, rocking by night

Teaching by day, rocking by night

Bianca Martinez

August 16, 2018


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  A considerable number of Cerritos College students simply attend their classes, do the work, write down notes and only speak with their professors when necessary, but as students were asking about their grades did they ever consider asking the professor about his or her hobbies? Mark Abbruzzese,...

Asylum: seeking education and status

Asylum: seeking education and status

David Jenkins

August 16, 2018


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Imagine for a moment living in five different countries before the age of 18. Prottyuth "Chapal" Barua doesn’t have to imagine it. From nation to nation, a young Barua was forced to follow her father’s job route, which leaped from Europe to Asia and finally, to North America. "Our first posting...

Cerritos’ Cosplaying Covergirl

Cerritos’ Cosplaying Covergirl

Cesar Villa and Desmond Byrd

August 14, 2018


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It’s humid and smelly, a young cosplayer is struggling to keep her costume from falling apart, at the same time she is being welcomed and applauded for it at the Anime Expo. The illustrious world of cosplay belongs to those who dare to bring fantasy into reality, whether it’s building an elaborate...

Top chef

Top chef

Alison Hernandez

August 14, 2018


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For Philip Herrera, being a chef means creating food for all types of customers as well as making something that is both healthy and delicious -- and appealing to the eye. As an active student at Cerritos College, Herrera dreams of opening his own restaurant and catering to people of all sorts of...

Dreaming of Space

Dreaming of Space

Carlos Ruiz, Sports Editor

August 14, 2018


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Yulisa Jimenez is a physics major at Cerritos College who was very intimidated when she began and questioned her ability to pursue something like exploring space. "I didn't believe in myself and it was just really hard, but there weren't really any reasons. It was just a lot of self doubt," Jimenez sa...

The man behind the mask: the skeleton of color

The man behind the mask: the skeleton of color

Jackie Mena and John Chavez

August 14, 2018


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From out of the cover of brightly-colored smoke, a man with a giant skeleton for a head emerges surrounded by vivid neon colors, and masked behind a Dia de los Muertos calavera. One might wonder where an artist like this develops his skills. It may be surprising that Cerritos College helped him find...

Limitless

Limitless

Carmelita Islas Mendez and Jasmine Martinez

August 14, 2018


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“You know how some people dance and some people are dancers, she’s a dancer,” said Rita Morales of her daughter, Adriana Morales. When Adriana, 21, was three, her mom caught her dancing to a Maná song in the living room. That is when she put her in tap and ballet. Adriana began by dancing...

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