Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

2016-2017 Staff

Lindsay Helberg

Staff Writer

I'm Lindsay Helberg from Orange, CA. Having a love for sports at a young age, I played practically every sport growing up and was recruited out of high school to play Division 1 volleyball. I graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a...

Rocio Valdez

Staff Writer

My name is Rocio Valdez. I was born on May 15, 1995. I come from a Mexican heritage. My major is journalism and hope to one day be a news anchor or host in the entertainment industry. I have always love the attention, cameras...

Jocelyn Torralba

Staff Writer

Hey there ! My name is Jocelyn Torralba and I am 20 years old. I was born in Lynwood, Calif and I graduated from Alliance Collins High School in 2014. I am currently a sophomore at Cerritos College, my major is journalism. I...

Karina Quiran-Juarez

Staff Writer

I’m currently working towards transferring to a 4-year university and my plan is to major in Journalism and maybe minor in Political Science. I also love reading! Its definitely one of my favorite pastimes! When I’m not busy...

Marck Parra

Staff Writer

Marck Parra is an aspiring journalist currently attending Cerritos College. Marck has a background in media broadcasting, with an emphasis in radio, and student–journalism. At the moment, you can say Marck is your typical c...

Dennis Osorio

Staff Writer

My name is Dennis Osorio aka “Pato” (duck in spanish). I am 20 years old and I’m currently a Cerritos College student pursuing a career on Communication Studies who is interested on working on social media in order to reach...

Natasha Molina

Arts & Entertainment Editor

My name is Natasha Molina I am student at Cerritos College pursuing an AA in Journalism. I am a Public Relations major looking to transfer to Cal State Long Beach. My ultimate goal is to incorporate my future career in the music...

Michael Cueto

Staff Writer

My name is Michael Cueto. I am 25 years of age and I am a Business Administration major. I signed up for the College Newspaper class because I developed a passion for covering stories and testimonies of congregates at my church....

Perla Lara

Managing Editor

I am a journalism student with a love of photography which makes me a photojournalist at heart. My objective is to write about people and the stories they create. I also believe that photography and journalism are great ways to...

Briana Velarde

Online Editor

Just a journalist in the making. You can call me Bree.  This is my last semester on the newspaper but like everyone else I started as a staff writer. I have also been Social Media, Multimedia, and Arts & Entertainment e...

Jenny Gonzalez

Staff Writer

Hello! I am an English major and I love to read books and classic literature. I joined the paper a year ago to gain an understanding on how the newspaper foundation runs, but also because I am passionate about copy-edi...

Benjamin Garcia

Opinion Editor

Former Bridge Program boy taking Journalism for a third semester, I'm the Opinion Editor this semester.  Please feel obliged to follow me on my social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr; and send all hate...

Monique Nethington

Editor in Chief

My name is Monique Nethington and am the current Editor-in-Chief of Talon Marks. I am a Journalism major at Cerritos College and hope to one day work for the NFL network as a field reporter. In the fall, I will be attending Academy...

Lizette Sainz

Staff Writer

My name is Lizette Sainz, I'm a current student at Cerritos College, my plan is to transfer this Fall Semester to USC or CSUF to obtain my Journalism (BA). I want to work and enjoy my career sometime soon for the news chan...

Max Perez

Sports Editor

My name is Max Perez and I am a 19 year old student in my second year at Cerritos College. I am currently in my second semester as a member of the school newspaper, and this semester I am the Sports Editor. I chose to write about...

Bianca Martinez

College Life Editor

David Jenkins

Staff Writer

My name is David Jenkins and I'm a staff writer at Talon Marks. I became fond of journalism and the news in genera,l my senior year of high school during the 2008 election. Having a U.S history class in the middle of election...

Leslie Castaneda

Staff Writer

Hello, My name is Leslie Isabel Castañeda - yes I am picky about the squiggly being above the n in my last name. I was born October 13th, 1989. I am hispanic, Guatemalan to be exact. I am excited to say that Fall 2016 is ...

Alvaro Bayona

Staff Writer

Alvaro Bayona is a student at Cerritos College. He is a full-time student and works for Talon Marks as a Journalist and enjoys it so far. An interesting fact about Alvaro is that he also holds the title of "Author." Since...

Briana Hicks

Staff Writer

If you want to get an idea of who I am, look at some of my stories. You can find out a little bit about me in my the way I write. Growing into the role of a college student, I'm beginning to find out who I am in this life. Back...

Monyca Cedillo Bravo

Staff Writer

My name is Monyca Cedillo Bravo. I am 22 years. I am the second oldest of eight siblings. My family is the most important for me. I am Mexican-american and feel very proud of my roots. I understand both English and Spanish. I...

Karla Enriquez

Managing Editor

'Ello! My name is Karla M. Enriquez and I am this semester's Managing & Investigative Editor. I'm a journalism major & hope to transfer to Berkeley in the very near future. I'm also very much into literature, politics,...

Ethan Ortiz

Editor in Chief

Hi! My name is Ethan and I am serving as the Editor-In-Chief for the Fall 2016 semester. I am a journalism major and love to write stories for the newspaper. In addition to writing hard hitting news, I like to create fictional...

Terrel Emerson

Online Editor

Hello all, I am Terrel "Chatterbox" Emerson. I was the Online Editor for the 2016 Fall Semester. I am a sports buff. My work can be seen on terrelemerson.wordpress.com. Follow me on twitter @sir_chatterbox. Dodgersnation.com,...

Chantal Romero

Platforms Editor

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