Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Abraham Venegas

Abraham Venegas, Staff Writer

Fall 2014

I am person who speaks his mind about things or issues and will not censor himself to anybody. I have been attending Cerritos College for three years after graduating from Downey High School. In my downtime I enjoy reading books about social movements throughout history, bike riding, playing futbol, hanging out with friends among other things. I also enjoy watching and talking boxing and if you want to know about the sport or when is the next "big" fight talk to me not the dimwits on ESPN.

All content by Abraham Venegas

Slideshows: Men’s Soccer defeats Mt. Sac in State Championship Game

December 17, 2014

The Cerritos College Men's soccer team defeated Mt. Sac away to win State Championship on December 7,2014.

[Video] Lacy talks about presidency | Part 2

December 15, 2014

Cerritos College President Dr. Lacy gives her highlights as president discussing obstacles, memories and what the future holds for Cerritos College and herself.

[Video] Upcoming changes in athletic eligibility and impact to students

December 14, 2014

The California Community College Athletic Association is expecting to change the requirements for student-athletes. As a result, the new proposed by law would greatly impact with the basketball .

[Video] Lacy talks about presidency

December 13, 2014

Cerritos College President Dr. Lacy gives her highlights as president discussing obstacles, memories and what the future holds for Cerritos College and herself.

Defender Christian Hernandez maneuvers away from Mt. SAC midfielder Juan Ortega in the CCCAA State Championship game.

[Photo] Men’s soccer state champions, Johnson crucial in win

December 7, 2014

Defender Christian Hernandez maneuvers away from Mt. SAC midfielder Juan Ortega in the CCCAA State Championship game.

Forward Nayeli Requejo drives the ball against a Santiago Canyon defender in the CCCAA State Champioship game. Requejo would win the Most Valuable Player award.

[Photo] The Falcons three-peat in a win over the Hawks

December 8, 2014

Forward Nayeli Requejo drives the ball against a Santiago Canyon defender in the CCCAA State Champioship game. Requejo would win the Most Valuable Player award.

Falcons one step closer to CCCAA final four

November 30, 2014

"From the first whistle to the last whistle we grind it out, we fought and we got the win," Centerback Ricardo Covarrubias said. Cerritos College men's soccer team eliminated Santiago Canyon College...

[Video] FSZ: How do you give back during the holidays?

November 26, 2014

Staff Writer Eddie Alvarado goes around campus and asks student on how they give back to the community during the holiday season.

News Roundup | Nov. 21

November 25, 2014

Abraham Venegas brings this week's news round up. He talks about the possible implementation of a program to promote student health in Cabinet, the annual Turkey Trot and more.

History Professor Haas to interview MIT Professor Chomsky

November 17, 2014

The name Noam Chomsky might bring a different reaction to different people. Some consider him a champion of social justice, while others consider him a mere agitator with misplaced views, but few have...

Anaya-Webb, Requejo inch closer to breaking records in Falcons’ 7-0 win

November 14, 2014

Cerritos forward Ashley Anaya-Webb scored three goals in the Falcons' 7-0 route of Los Angeles Harbor College, bringing her one goal shy of tying the Cerritos single-season record of 36 goals, set in 2008...

Zombies Invade Campus | Zombie Fest 2014

November 12, 2014

Join staff writer Alan Leyva as he ventures into the world of the undead (but not really). Students and clubs on campus get involved as they participate in the second Cerritos College Zombie fest.

Women’s soccer continues dominance with win over El Camino-Compton Center

November 3, 2014

Halloween didn’t prevent Cerritos College women's soccer team from driving a 9-0 win at home over ECC Compton thanks to midfielder Nayeli Requejo scoring four goals. Requejo's four goals takes her...

FSZ: What’s your favorite scary movie?

October 31, 2014

In honor of Halloween we've concocted a survey of campus to figure out what exactly is the best scary movie out there. Here are some of your responses.

Chef Mark Tydell  showing a student fresh produce. The produce is grown organically in local farmers market. Photo credit: abraham venegas

Culinary Arts Extravaganza and Job Expo provides career opportunities

October 27, 2014

Carved squash, brewed coffee and raffles were one of many things that the Culinary Arts Extravaganza and Job Expo had to offer for people with an interest in that field on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Student...

Skillful play by Cristian Carrillo trying to sake off his marker. Despite being the better team, Cerritos will not manage to get the full three points at home as they drew 1-1 with LA Harbor.

[Photo] Penalty kick leaves the Falcons tied up

October 19, 2014

Skillful play by Cristian Carrillo trying to sake off his marker. Despite being the better team, Cerritos will not manage to get the full three points at home as they drew 1-1 with LA Harbor.

A convincing home victory: The women’s soccer team beat El Camino College, 12-1, Tuesday. The team faces ELAC next. Photo credit: abraham venegas

Women’s soccer wins despite shutout streak coming to an end

October 21, 2014

Forward Ashley Anaya Webb propelled the Cerritos College women’s soccer to an astounding 12-1 victory over visiting El Camino by scoring four goals on Tuesday. This is the biggest blowout win over a...

Tight end Ainslie Johnson and wide receiver Justin Caines in celebration after scoring the touchdown making the score 19-12 in favor of Cerritos over the visitors Allan Hancock College. The Falcons would hold on to the result for a record of two wins and one loss in the Northern League.

[Photo] Falcons make three straight wins with homecoming game

October 19, 2014

Tight end Ainslie Johnson and wide receiver Justin Caines in celebration after scoring the touchdown making the score 19-12 in favor of Cerritos over the visitors Allan Hancock College. The Falcons would...

Middle Blocker Jasmin Mitchell going in to spike the ball. The Falcons would go to defeat the Mounties for the first time in five years.

[Photo] Communication adjustments snaps 5-year streak against Mt. SAC

October 11, 2014

Middle Blocker Jasmin Mitchell going in to spike the ball. The Falcons would go to defeat the Mounties for the first time in five years.

Midfielder Ludwing Vargas trying to capture an air ball.  The Falcons were unable to score against ECC Compton as the game in a 0-0 draw.

[Photo] Despite a draw, the Falcons still sit atop the SCC

October 8, 2014

Midfielder Ludwing Vargas trying to capture an air ball. The Falcons were unable to score against ECC Compton as the game in a 0-0 draw.

FSZ: What do you think about the new food options in the Student Center?

September 29, 2014

We asked students what they thought about the new food options in the Student Center. 1. Ingrid Disavow - Psychology major                                     2....

Penalties stun Falcons as they fall to Ventura

September 28, 2014

When the victory seemed in the bag for the Cerritos College football team, Ventura scored a late touchdown with 13 seconds left to pull a 35-31 win. This is the second defeat at home for the Falcons,...

One student in attendance at financial aid workshop

September 19, 2014

Despite having only one person in attendance, important information was given at the Satisfactory Academic Progress Workshop on Thursday, September 18. One of the objectives of the workshop was to inform...

Sergio Teran: New member of Art Foundations and Printmaking

Sergio Teran: New member of Art Foundations and Printmaking

August 23, 2014

Sergio Teran, instructor of printmaking, design and foundation of arts, was promoted to full-time instructor for the Arts Foundation at Cerritos College for the Fall semester. He got the position after...

Def Man Music

November 27, 2013

Unlike your local hip-hop radio stations, Def Man's Music at WPMD wants listeners to be conscious of the music and artists that don't appear in the mainstream. Hosted by music major, Saveon Simon the...

(Name) launches the ball.

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November 27, 2013

(Name) launches the ball.

(Name) loading up for a shot put.

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November 27, 2013

(Name) loading up for a shot put.

#425 and a friend of her, together finishing a race.

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November 27, 2013

#425 and a friend of her, together finishing a race.

#437 racing to victory.

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November 27, 2013

#437 racing to victory.

#4 in the momentuem of a amazing wheel chair racing.

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November 27, 2013

#4 in the momentuem of a amazing wheel chair racing.

#4 in the middle of a wheelchair racing.

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November 27, 2013

#4 in the middle of a wheelchair racing.

#405 in mid air while doing a long jump.

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November 27, 2013

#405 in mid air while doing a long jump.

#405 slides to the ground like a baseball player sliding for home plate.

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November 27, 2013

#405 slides to the ground like a baseball player sliding for home plate.

#405 is in mid-air while doing a long jump.

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November 27, 2013

#405 is in mid-air while doing a long jump.

#405 is launching himself on one leg for a long jump.

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November 27, 2013

#405 is launching himself on one leg for a long jump.

May 15, 2013 – Page 5 – Opinion

May 14, 2013

May 15, 2013 Page 5 Click image to see full pdf.

May 15, 2013 – Page 4 – Opinion

May 14, 2013

May 15, 2013 Page 4 Click image to see full pdf.

May 8, 2013 – Page 5 – Opinion

May 7, 2013

May 8, 2013 Page 5 Click image to see full pdf.

May 8, 2013 – Page 4 – Opinion

May 7, 2013

May 8, 2013 Page 4 Click image to see full pdf.

April 24, 2013 – Page 4 – Editorial

April 23, 2013

April 24, 2013 Page 4 Click image to see full pdf.

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ on its way

April 19, 2013

This Spring's musical promises to be one filled with laughs and catchy tunes.Theater major, Eric Bonne Jr is part of the musical comedy called The Drowsy Chaperone that will perform in the Burnight Center...

April 10, 2013 – Page 4 – Opinion

April 9, 2013

April 10, 2013 Page 1 Click image to see full pdf.

March 13, 2013 – Page 3 – Opinion

March 12, 2013

March 13, 2013 Page 3 Click image to see full pdf.

Cutting for something greater

March 12, 2013

After three years of renovations, the Cerritos College Falcon Gymnasium officially opened its doors to community on Friday, March 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held inside the gymnasium. "Magical"...

March 6, 2013 – Page 3 – Opinion

March 5, 2013

March 6, 2013 Page 3 Click image to see full pdf.

Feb 27, 2013 – Page 3 – Opinion

February 26, 2013

Feb. 27, 2013 Page 3 Click image to see full pdf.

Phi Rho Pi Club looks to further its success this semester

February 12, 2013

Vice President of the Phi Rho Pi Club, Analicia Avila, has made it into the quarterfinals in the junior parliamentary debate of the Sunset at the Beach Tournament and plans to go further with her club...

Jan. 30, 2013 – Page 3 – Opinion

January 29, 2013

Jan. 30, 2013 Page 3 Click image to see full pdf.

Violence in the media (audio)

January 23, 2013

Opinion Editor Abraham Venegas reading the editorial on violence in the media.

Jan. 23, 2013 – Page 3 – Opinion

January 22, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013 Page 3 Click image to see full pdf.

Jan. 23, 2013 – Page 3 – Opinion

January 22, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013 Page 3 Click image to see full pdf.

Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 7 – Life

December 11, 2012

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 7 – Life

December 11, 2012

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 6 – Life

December 11, 2012

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 6 – Life

December 11, 2012

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Men’s Soccer team finishes season strong

November 29, 2012

The Cerritos College men's soccer team had another solid season, finishing second in the South Coast Conference with a record of 9-4-1. The Falcons received a first round bye because of their conference...

Wrap Up: Art Gallery Exhibitions of the fall semester

November 28, 2012

From sculpting with wood, steel and fiberboard, to photo metamorphosis that were on display in the art galleries that were offer this fall semester. On Sept. 10, 2012, the Cerritos College Art Gallery...

Wrap Up: Art Gallery Exhibitions of the fall semester

November 28, 2012

From sculpting with wood, steel and fiberboard, to photo metamorphosis that were on display in the art galleries that were offer this fall semester. On Sept. 10, 2012, the Cerritos College Art Gallery...

Suraj Sharma stars as the title character in Life of Pi. (Fox 2000 Pictures/MCT)

‘Life of Pi’ an incredible film for audiences

November 25, 2012

Watching the film, "Life of Pi" will make audience leave the theater have a profound thought on life. "Life of Pi" is a great movie that you would watch again and an era of which most movies are a sequel...

Men’s soccer team second round playoff preview

November 19, 2012

Cerritos College men's Falcons soccer team will make their playoff debut on Tuesday at home against Santa Ana College. Cerritos College finished the regular season with a five games winning streak, finishing...

Men’s soccer team second round playoff preview

November 19, 2012

Cerritos College men's Falcons soccer team will make their playoff debut on Tuesday at home against Santa Ana College. Cerritos College finished the regular season with a five games winning streak, finishing...

What students need to know about transferring

November 11, 2012

After a five-year break, English major Oscar Gatson returns to Cerritos College to complete the requirements needed in order to transfer to Cal State Long Beach. Gatson has been going to Cerritos College...

Sex Education is important

November 5, 2012

Schools in general should require a sex education so students could have a better understand of sexuality. There is a lot of misinformation about sexual heath out there and taking sex education course...

As playoffs loom, Falcons head to East Los Angeles

October 27, 2012

Cerritos College men's Falcon soccer team will play an away game against the East Los Angeles College Huskies on Tuesday. The Falcons' win over El Camino College broke a four-game winless streak against...

Four game slide over for Falcons soccer against El Camino

October 26, 2012

The Cerritos College Falcons Men's Soccer earned an important victory after a four-game winless streak over the El Camino College Warriors, 2-0. Cerritos opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when midfielder...

Bullies are victims themselves

October 25, 2012

Every time there is a suicide that is associated with "bullying," the blame is solely on the bully, but never at a culture in need of change. Even though bullying and suicide can be interconnected, other...

Art Gallery set for November

October 22, 2012

The Arts Department will be having an art gallery from Nov. 5 through Dec. 13 called “After Image: The Photographic Process, ” and will be directed by the curator James MacDevitt. “The emphasis...

History professor John Haas (left) speaks with Scott Martin (right), team co-leader for the MBB Rwanda project, about his experiences in Rwanda, Africa. Martin spoke about his role in mediation discussions and local customs in Rwanda, Africa.

Scott Martin visits Cerritos to discuss the progress of the Rwanda Project

October 18, 2012

Team co-leader of Mediators Beyond Borders for the Rwanda Project Scott Martin visited Cerritos College and spoke to students about his humanitarian efforts in Rwanda in the Teleconference Center on Oct....

Falcons hold early lead, but fall to Mounties

October 16, 2012

The Mount San Antonio College Mounties pulled off a come from behind victory against the Cerritos College Falcons 2-1 in Cerritos, Calif. on Tuesday night. The Falcons possessed the ball and much more...

Hustle from Cerritos College goalie solidifies win

October 5, 2012

"Patience was the key," said Cerritos College men’s soccer coach Benny Artiaga in reference to the team's victory over the Huskies of East Los Angeles College, 2-1. From the start of the match, the...

New bill makes a Controversial gay conversion therapy illegal in California

October 2, 2012

It's child abuse for parents to put their child through gay conversion therapy. It's not the kid's fault that he/she has a gay sexual preference; the parents should support how their kids feel. It shouldn't...

El Camino College’s strong offense leads to a Cerritos College loss

October 2, 2012

Cerritos College's men's soccer team suffered it's second loss of the season to El Camino College on the road, 3-1. The Falcons got off to a slow start in the first, conceding a goal in the nineteenth...

Kenia Avalos who is running for Homecoming Queen for the Broadcasting Club ballot No. 3

Homecoming Princess Kenia Avalos Ballot No.3

October 2, 2012

Broadcast major, Kenia Avalos is running for homecoming queen with the Broadcasting Club and said, “I want to get more involved in the college and get to know it better, since it’s my first semester...

Students continue to take part in Cerritos College Orchestra

September 30, 2012

Director of bands and orchestra, David Betancourt, is conducting students to new heights. Betancourt interest in music started in the 4th grade, where he was introduced to instruments. "I like the trumpet,...

Muslim insult?

September 25, 2012

What was the point of Nakoula Basseley the producer and director of the film, "Innocence of Muslims" in creating a film that insults Muslims? He should of picked up a Quran and get a better understanding...

Art design major Edwin Joshua Espinoza looking at his art work titled “Squidward” at the  Mary Paxon Gallery in Norwalk, Calif.

Espinoza keeps beatboxing alive

September 20, 2012

Art design major Edwin Joshua Espinoza is a student artist and beatboxer. A student from Cerritos College, Edwin Joshua Espinoza has the ability to beatbox. “Beatboxing is the art combing sounds...

Professor Anna DeMichele sits inside her music department office. DeMichele is the Cerritos College Director of Vocal Studies.

Cerritos College’s Director of Vocal Studies improves students singing

September 18, 2012

Professor Anna DeMichele, the Cerritos College director of vocal studies, is helping students discover their true singing voice. “Not everyone will become a doctor or lawyer but everyone has a voice,”...

Seasons Change (audio)

September 18, 2012

Pop punk band Seasons Change set its own course

September 10, 2012

Local pop punk band, Seasons Change, have accomplish a lot since they group up to form the band last October. Seasons Change consists of band members of vocalist Anthony Robles. Matthew Nieves and Sal...

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