Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Carlos Martinez

Carlos Martinez, College Life Editor

Carlos Martinez Jr. is the College Life editor at TalonMarks. He is a Journalism major as well as doing some drawing and designs as a hobby. His goal is to get more involved in the media as a reporter and an editor. 

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Kailei Lopez, film major, who mostly works behind the camera, such as editing and cinematography, on productions, will make her debut in front of the camera early 2019. Photo credit: Jackelynn Martinez

From backstage to onstage

August 16, 2018

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,...

Toastmasters Club Discusses Future Meetings And Roles To Be Filled

May 18, 2018

As the semester comes to a close, the Toastmaster Club, a club that offers feedback for those looking to improve upon their public speaking and leadership skills, held its final meeting of the semester...

Netflix’s ‘Anon’ is a lukewarm cautionary tale of privacy

May 8, 2018

Director, screenwriter and producer Andrew Niccol is no stranger when it comes to creating high concept films that answer the "what-if" questions people ask themselves when they are inebriated on good...

Scholarship Relations Specialist Rachel Samarin gives advice to students who are applying for scholarships. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the scholarships available on Cerritos College Foundation.

[Photo] Students encouraged to take advantage of incoming scholarships

May 7, 2018

Scholarship Relations Specialist Rachel Samarin gives advice to students who are applying for scholarships. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the scholarships available on Cerritos College Foundation.

High school students from surrounding districts walk along Falcon Square to see club booths. Senior Preview Day was held on April 27.

Future Falcons visit campus on Senior Preview Day

May 1, 2018

Cerritos College opened its doors to high school seniors as they dropped by to learn more about the campus, its highlights and the perks of becoming Cerritos students during the annual Senior Preview Day....

Phantom Thieves steals hearts in ‘Persona 5’ anime

April 26, 2018

"Persona 5: The Animation" is one of the few gems that make adaptations work when they make it on the air. In the era in which the entertainment industry scours through every book, television series...

Photo credit: Carlos Martinez & Carlos Ruiz

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

April 25, 2018

Photo credit: Carlos Martinez & Carlos Ruiz

Performers demonstrate a traditional rain dance at the Falcon Amphitheatre. Students were able to learn more about other traditions at Festival of Asian Cultures.

[Photo] Festival brings Asian culture at Falcon Square

April 21, 2018

Performers demonstrate a traditional rain dance at the Falcon Amphitheatre. Students were able to learn more about other traditions at Festival of Asian Cultures.

Photo credit: Carlos Ruiz & Carlos Martinez

[Photo] Bianca Bitches: Sun’s out, bum’s out, men get out

April 11, 2018

Photo credit: Carlos Ruiz & Carlos Martinez

Director of Interclub Council Kadie Gurley and ASCC President Karen Patron have a quick rundown of the agenda with ICC representatives. The ICC meeting was held on March 29.

The need of student representation at ICC

April 3, 2018

Club leaders and representatives met up for the monthly Interclub Council meeting to address the upcoming issue of student representation as well as upcoming events in the second half of the spring semester....

Petition for the cause not for the profit

April 3, 2018

The right to petition is one of the greatest tools we have in the United States of America. It helps bring awareness, change and gives big businesses the power to hire "volunteers" to get signatures for...

Letting go of nostaglia for the future

Letting go of nostaglia for the future

March 30, 2018

For many students and faculty, the American toy store, Toys "R" Us, is considered to be one of the flagships of childhood from its mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe to its iconic jingle from its various television...

Club members clashing at the 2018 Falcon Games. The Falcon Games, held on March 5-7, is one of the biggest club fundraisers of the year.

Falcon Games brings new hope for the future

March 15, 2018

Club leaders and members gathered together to compete with one another for cash prizes and victory as Cerritos College held The Falcon Games for the fifth year, March 5-7. The three-day competition...

Filmmaker shows his identity

February 14, 2018

Armando Ibanez, film major and director of the web series, "Undocumented Tales" grew up concealing his secret of being an undocumented student and his sexual orientation as queer. Like many immigrants,...

ASCC President Karen Patron and ASCC Vice President David Ramirez  discussing about the Falcon Games. Falcon Games will be returning to Cerritos College for a fifth year.

‘The Falcon Games Saga Continues’

January 30, 2018

Cerritos College club members have a new goal to get involved and to spread campus pride as ASCC announced the Falcon Games will return for a fifth year. This Falcon Games' theme this year will be "The...

Kimberly Munoz, federal work-study student, helping Yoong Park, art major, with their FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Resource Center offer assistance to those who need guidance in completing their application.

[Photo] FAFSA Application Workshop

January 30, 2018

Kimberly Munoz, federal work-study student, helping Yoong Park, art major, with their FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Resource Center offer assistance to those who need guidance in completing their...

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Clubs determined to start the semester strong

January 29, 2018

Club representatives and ASCC members gathered together to prepare for Cerritos' spring semester and their respective clubs for the future.Student Activities Coordinator Amna Jara and Dean of Student Services...

Don’t applaud sins, condemn them

January 18, 2018

Memphis pastor named Andy Savage confessed to his congregation on Jan. 7 about the sexual incident he had with a minor, only to receive a standing ovation from his peers. The idea of confessing our...

Fighting for our online rights

Fighting for our online rights

December 5, 2017

With the information given, net neutrality would be eradicated and we the people will no longer have the rights we currently have on the world wide web, the Federal Communications Commission will most...

Keep “live” musicals off T.V.

December 5, 2017

It's that time of year where the weather gets slightly cooler, families gather to celebrate the holidays and the dreadful "live" musical is showcased during the season, with Fox's "A Christmas Story Live!"...

Tom Gallivan, chief of police, talks with Cerritos College students about his experiences on campus.

Students and cops talk over a cup of coffee

December 2, 2017

Cerritos College students and campus police conversed with one another over coffee and snacks during an annual event where the student body and local law enforcement learn more about each other. "Coffee...

Dejun (David) Li, engineering design technology instructor, and Paula Pereira, instructor and librarian, answer student questions in a panel. Educators share their experiences as international students that led them to their careers. Photo credit: Carlos Martinez

Educators share their experience

November 20, 2017

Cerritos College students were given the opportunity to listen to the stories of the experiences educators face when they first arrived in the United States. "In Their Own Words" was one of a series...

Art thieves rampant on internet

October 31, 2017

Many student artists have faced a situation where they took days, weeks, even months to create content only to have some troll steal it and claim it as their own. The situation usually diffuses with the...

Dr. Kim Richter talks about the values each object has in the respective ancient cultures. Pacific Standard Time LA focuses on the culture and art from Latin America during the pre-columbian era. Photo credit: Carlos Martinez

Students learn about ancient art in upcoming exhibition

October 21, 2017

Students were given the opportunity to learn more about the essence of the art and artifacts from ancient Latin American cultures in a presentation by a guest speaker. Dr. Kim Richter, senior specialist...

Accounting Club's Tony Gasca, art major, helping fellow accounting major classmates Jilliane Tapel and Gechchou Kim by painting the backdrop of their float. Students from various clubs create floats for Cerritos College's 2017 Homecoming. Photo credit: Carlos Martinez

Homecoming floats go retro

October 21, 2017

As Cerritos College prepares itself for its 2017 Homecoming, students from various clubs work with one another to carry on the tradition of building floats for the festivities that take place during the...

A Cerritos College student asks Liutao Tang questions about his experiences in communist China. Countries similar to China try to control all aspects to civilians' lives. Photo credit: Carlos Martinez

Students learn about human rights abuses from the perspective of one of their own

October 13, 2017

Students were given the opportunity to to gather together and listen to the words of a fellow colleague's experience in life under the Chinese government on Oct. 10. The meeting, known as Global Consortium,...

How much hate speech is too much?

October 10, 2017

We see hate speech everywhere we go: social media, speeches in television or radio, in literature and even the graffiti located on the bathroom stall. Most of the time, hate speech is usually from people...

Angel Teutli, theatre major, applying air brush makeup for Halloween Haunt. Stage Makeup students were given the opportunity to learn monster makeup at Knott's Scary Farm. Photo credit: Carlos Martinez

Stage makeup students get hands-on experience at Knott’s Halloween Haunt

September 30, 2017

Students from the Cerritos College's stage makeup class were invited to go behind the scenes of Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt and learned from makeup artists about the skills they used to bring...

Students learn to be allies in Safe Zone Training

September 28, 2017

Cerritos College's Safe Zone program held a training session on Friday, Sept. 22 for students to gain skills on becoming allies toward LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff on campus. Students that attended...

Pornography is art, not a sin

September 28, 2017

When someone mentions the word "porn," most of us instantly think of gross fetishes, the shoddy camerawork and the thespians who are in these films as horny or perverted. Although this is usually toward...

Counselor Traci Ukita shows students the Eureka website in order to gain more insight on their desired career choice. Networking plays a key role in informational interviews. Photo credit: Carlos Martinez

Career Cafe provides information

September 28, 2017

The Department of Career Services held its social and informational workshop "Career Café" which focused on how to conduct an informational interview. The meeting held on Sept. 25, unfortunately saw...

Kadie Gurley, Director of Inter Club Council, ASCC Chief Justice Rodrigo Quintas, discussed the upcoming homecoming events at the club adviser luncheon. For students who are interested to campaign for homecoming court, the ASCC and ICC had advised that student obligations must come first. Photo credit: Rocio Valdez

Cerritos’ homecoming goes retro gaming

September 21, 2017

Cerritos College's ASCC students held a luncheon with advisors and officers from various clubs about the upcoming events on campus on Sep. 19. The primary focus of the luncheon was plans for homecoming,...

Falcons' middle blocker Bianca Smith No.7 spiking the ball against Riverside. 
The Falcons lost 3-2. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Women’s Volleyball lose a close game

September 19, 2017

The Women's Volleyball team played against Riverside City College Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 14 in the closest game of the season, losing 3 - 2. In the first set, the Falcons fell behind by nine points,...

Sorry Apple, you’re not taking my money

September 17, 2017

It's always on the news when Apple unveils a new product to the public. Everyone claims that it's the next best thing; people try to wait in line or pre-order the newest phones or tablets, even though...

Campus budget decreased due to lack of enrollment

August 31, 2017

Cerritos College faculty and staff members held a meeting about the adopted budget for the 2017-2018 academic year on Aug. 29. The current situation of the budget is the decrease of numbers of full-time...

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