Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Alan Leyva

Alan Leyva, Staff Writer

Fall 2014
I am Alan Leyva, I'm pretty much a social junkie. I use my talkative social skills to get people comfortable in interviews. Strictly journalism is fun but I pretty much just want to be mainly in Public Relations as I choose my emphasis at a Cal state level. I live by Hollywood pretty much the entertainment capital of the world so why not be a publicist.

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The happiest place on earth to get measles

January 28, 2015

Instead of putting all the blame on Disneyland for the recent measles outbreak, you can put the blame on the people that didn’t get vaccinated. Still, it’s pretty ironic that a place dubbed the...

[Video] A look Into the life of a counseling administrator

December 15, 2014

A look into what Dr. Renee's life is as an administrator of counseling.

[Video] Look At Social Science Building

December 15, 2014

An insight at the Social Science Building at Cerritos College.

A Look Into Wrestling

December 15, 2014

Dustin Kirk talks about wrestling. Head Coach Don Garriott gives insight, as well.

Look at Liberal Arts Building

December 15, 2014

A student and school perspective on the Liberal Arts Building.

Periodic Table of Cerritos College

December 14, 2014

  Click on the image to enlarge it, taking you to the interactive infograph.   We created the Periodic Table of Cerritos College. But, what does that mean? Well, it's an interactive...

Fine Arts Building | Talon Marks Podcast

Fine Arts Building | Talon Marks Podcast

December 10, 2014

We discussed with two students some of the things that happen around the Fine Arts Building.

What does Volleyball Mean To You? | Talon Marks Podcast

November 24, 2014

  Staff Writer Alan Leyva picks the brain of two volleyball players to get a better feel about the game they play.

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.

Podcast: What can people do to celebrate Halloween?

October 31, 2014

Talon Marks staff discuss fun things students can do to have fun this Halloween. Participants: Host: Alan Leyva Kristopher Carrasco Armando Jacobo

FSZ: Is America ready for a female president? Why or why not?

FSZ: Is America ready for a female president? Why or why not?

October 31, 2014

We asked students if they think the United States is ready for a female president?

Picture From Cerritos Falcons. Taken By Daryl Peterson.

Volleyball opens first dig pink rally game with a win

October 9, 2014

A straight 3-0 sweep secured a victory for the volleyball team against Pasadena City College at home Wednesday, Oct. 8. This is the first time Cerritos notched a victory against Pasadena since the 2006...

Homecoming candidates pick out their colors. The colors represent each individual campaign for the candidates and will be the color dress they will wear during Homecoming night Oct. 18. Photo credit: Sebastian Echeverry

Mock rally, other events planned for Homecoming during court meeting

October 8, 2014

Homecoming plans were established during a court meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7. The Homecoming court gathered to draw button colors for its individual campaigns. The colors for the campaign were drawn...

Wrestling dominates against West Hills

October 6, 2014

“I think this year we have a chance at the state title, " Max Kumashiro said, as he faced a wrestler he’s defeated before, and did so again. The wrestling team won the West Hills dual meet this past...

Wrestling prepares for first home meet

September 30, 2014

“I just want to see development in the areas we’ve been working on both technically and psychologically,” said Head Coach Don Garriott coming into Friday's dual meet against West Hills and Saturday's...

Sept. 23 | Court Meeting

September 24, 2014

“I’ve been interested before, but I was a little more shy; before, it was a little lack of information on my part. This semester, I took a bigger initiative to get myself informed,” newly self-appointed...

Men’s water polo team takes South Coast Conference opener

September 18, 2014

“I feel that we played very good. We gave them no mercy and we didn’t stop.” Men's water polo goalie Joseph Owens said after the team's 17-6 win over Chaffey College, Wednesday, Sept. 18. “I...

Wrestling team prepares for new season

September 1, 2014

“My expectations are pretty high,” says wrestling Head Coach Don Garriott looking into his thoughts about this Fall's wrestling season. According to the official Cerritos Falcons website, last...

FSZ: Would you attend your own graduation ceremony?

FSZ: Would you attend your own graduation ceremony?

May 17, 2014

Eric Hameriz, nursing major "No not really. I wouldn’t walk cause I’m not really getting my AA I'm more interested in transferring.” Kelvin Van, mechanical engineering major “I would walk...

Slideshows: South Coast Conference Tournament

April 30, 2014

Women's tennis doubles match with partners Sam Kudan and Rianne Llagan at the South Coast Conference Tournament.

Computer cleaner abuse

April 29, 2014

While Edson Alvarez appears to be CC(community college) student at Cerritos hanging out behind "Home Depot" he's not. Instead of going to you local CC, he indulges in the use of of different type of CC...

Track and field teams head to Long Beach prelims

April 22, 2014

The Cerritos College men and women’s track and field teams managed to hold their own against competitive four year university athletes at the Long Beach State invitational on Friday, April 18 and Saturday,...

FSZ: What do you think about the library’s new seating makeover?

April 1, 2014

    Aaron Sanchez Massage therapy major, "I guess people have more space to do work instead of just sitting down." Bria Stringer, child development major, "I guess there's more tables...

School etiquette shouldn’t be a problem

March 31, 2014

When we think of etiquette we would think most things are common sense, but no that is not always the case at Cerritos College. Certain designated areas like the library and the student center are meant...

FSZ: How would you feel if the “big one” hit?

March 31, 2014

Beatriz Tenorio Applied math major, "I would be scared cause I've never experienced an earthquake."                        Randy Garcia,...

FSZ: How would you feel if California was split in to six different states?

March 12, 2014

How would you feel if California was split in to six different states?   Jeremy Jeffers Music major "If it ain't broke don't fix it that's my opinion, I mean its not really necessary."   Rogelio...

UFC Heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario came to Cerritos months before sudden death

December 13, 2013

UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario died at the age of 30 on Dec. 8 when he was taken off life support when he went under a cardiac arrest just ten days before. Del Rosario was at Cerritos College...

Turkey Trot collects cans for needy families.

December 10, 2013

Running, skipping and jump-roping, the 16th annual Turkey Trot for students and a Tot Trot for children, coming from the Child Development Center, served a cause by donating canned goods that all went...

Free Speech Zone: How do you date?

December 4, 2013

We talked to several students at Cerritos College to see how they date in a world of social media.

Cardio no longer an issue in win

November 12, 2013

The Cerritos College wrestling team came out victorious in its second and final home game of the season against Santa Ana College Wednesday, Nov. 6. “Santa Ana (College) is always tough and (it) (has)...

FSZ: School involvement

October 15, 2013

Bryan Deras Art and Graphic design major “Martial arts club because it’s fun. It’s something that I like to do. I’ve been doing it for six semesters already, helping out or just joining the (Taekwondo)...

Canelo vs. Mayweather Analysis

October 14, 2013

In the biggest pay-per-view fight of the decade, the fight between an undefeated master of defense and one of boxing's undefeated young rising stars, took place Sept. 14 and left a lot of people with...

Martial Arts Club helps members grow

October 4, 2013

You can see them walking to their taekwondo class in their doboks, taekwondo shoes and belts that indicate their rank, the Martial Arts Club members meet every Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 at Falcon Gymnasium. The...

FSZ: Solicitors at school

FSZ: Solicitors at school

September 30, 2013

Dhruti Khetani Business Administration major “They're ok, if they try to impose or like force it on you then its just a little too much but other wise yeah I don’t mind its whatever.”   Simon...

Big brother’s watching

September 7, 2013

The Glendale Unified School District hired a company to monitor the social media sites of their students for their own safety and it's not right, especially if it were to happen on a larger scale at colleges...

Triple jumper Ricky Carrigan Jr.

On to state championships

June 6, 2013

The track and field team had a solid start at the SoCal prelims and had athletes finishing in the top six on Saturday, May 4. Men's and women's track and field distance coach, Daniel Ozan, believed...

No is above the law expect for Monsanto

May 23, 2013

In recent weeks when America was debating about such taboo topics as gay rights that catches everyone’s attention and meanwhile while everybody is distracted by media’s cheap use, president Obama...

Exercise Science major Orlando Alfaro showcases his strength by acting as a human flag. Orlando competes under the cerritos name as he is in the wresting team and the triathlon club.

[Photo] Photo of the Day – May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

Exercise Science major Orlando Alfaro showcases his strength by acting as a human flag. Orlando competes under the cerritos name as he is in the wresting team and the triathlon club.

Religious studies major Jose Espinoza is a blind student at Cerritos but that hasn't stopped him from trying to contact students to help continue the Catholic Newman Club which got discontinued for this current spring semester for lack of members.

[Photo] Photo of the Day – April 30, 2013

May 1, 2013

Religious studies major Jose Espinoza is a blind student at Cerritos but that hasn't stopped him from trying to contact students to help continue the Catholic Newman Club which got discontinued for this...

Business major Tyrece Britton walking to the student center after getting out of his

[Photo] Photo of the Day – April 29, 2013

May 1, 2013

Business major Tyrece Britton walking to the student center after getting out of his "Fitness and Wellness" class.

Little Lizard basking in the sun on the steps by the student center. Occasionally Seen trying to sell students Car insurance.

[Photo] Photo of the Day – March 19, 2013

March 20, 2013

Little Lizard basking in the sun on the steps by the student center. Occasionally Seen trying to sell students Car insurance.

Kinesiology major Michael Merced doing a head spin. Merced is also a part of the Dance Club.

[Photo] Photo of the Day – March 18, 2013

March 20, 2013

Kinesiology major Michael Merced doing a head spin. Merced is also a part of the Dance Club.

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