Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Alison Hernandez, Opinion Editor

Alison Hernandez has been Opinion Editor for Talon Marks for about two years now and is very passionate about the category. They want to major in Psychology and receive a Masters in Library Sciences in the future. They joined Talon Marks in order to improve their writing and to learn how to better express themselves and their beliefs.

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September 11, 2019

The iron suit that holds the heart of a woman

The iron suit that holds the heart of a woman

May 28, 2019

“For 10 years, I lived as a [presenting] female,” Nuralain Khoury said, “It was incredible. That was truly the best time of my life… my biggest transition was my de-transition.” Khoury, 40,...

Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers he knew $3,500 to fake the attack in the 300 block of East North Water Street around 2 a.m. Jan. 29, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

The ‘Empire’ star who cried hate!

February 27, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett, is now out on bond just weeks after he reported an alleged assault and claiming it was a hate crime. The Chicago Police Department investigated and found out that...

Free Speech Zone: Should people be held accountable for things they did as young adults?

November 10, 2018

Due to Republicans coming to the defense of Brett Kavanaugh by stating that he was just a young adult when the events of the alleged sexual assault occurred, students around Cerritos College were asked...

Pressuring someone to vote is not the same as encouraging

November 10, 2018

Aggressively pushing others to vote by guilt tripping or pressuring them does more harm than good and it needs to stop. People need to figure out how to actually encourage others to vote before the next...

Trans rights are unalienable rights

October 29, 2018

If the Trump administration rewrites the definition of gender to erase trans and nonbinary people it will be committing a heinous sin by violating two of the three unalienable rights the U.S. government...

Make Halloween costumes cheaper or make the quality better

October 17, 2018

Companies keep taking advantage of Halloween consumerism by producing low quality costumes at ridiculous prices and they need to knock it off before a competitor like Amazon runs them to the ground the...

Three new horror releases for this spooky season

October 4, 2018

It’s October, which means Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to prepare for this horrific holiday season than by checking out these latest horror films out in theaters later this...

Oct. 3, 2018-Page 4

October 3, 2018

Don’t just listen to the accused, give the victim a chance

Don’t just listen to the accused, give the victim a chance

October 3, 2018

Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault allegations and people are being scummy enough to blame the alleged victim and spend time defending Kavanaugh which could be...

Sept. 19, 2018-Page 12

September 19, 2018

Fine Arts needs vending machines now!

September 12, 2018

If Cerritos College can’t be bothered to fix the glass in the window display of its Fine Arts building, the least it can do is install some vending machines to benefit the students and staff that spend...

Aug. 29, 2018-Page 4

August 29, 2018

Focus on the crime not your agenda

Focus on the crime not your agenda

August 28, 2018

In another childish act of hypocrisy, Conservatives and supporters of stricter anti-immigration laws are using the violent murder of Mollie Tibbetts to further their own racist agendas instead of seeking...

Aug. 22, 2018-Page 4

August 22, 2018


Philip Herrera topping off the finished product of Southwest eggs benedict.

Top chef

August 14, 2018

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...

The Met Gala wasn’t disrespecting Catholicism

May 8, 2018

The Catholics getting offended by the Met Gala’s latest theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," are making it shameful to have any association with the church. On Monday...

NASA gets screwed over by Republicans

April 24, 2018

The Republican party needs to get its act together and take away the position of NASA administrator from Jim Bridenstine, a man with no scientific background and who thinks global warming is fake.Embed...

The future of YouTube

The future of YouTube

April 11, 2018

No matter how upset you are with a company's policies, it will never make it okay to go and open fire on innocent employees, but now that it’s happened to YouTube’s San Bruno, California headquarters...

Pistil: a hero for the victims who go ignored

February 27, 2018

The comic ‘Pistil’ was written by Jessica Maison and illustrated by Loni Watson and the premise it presents is already looking to be an interesting one. Trigger warnings for mentions of murder,...

Lecture promoting global education

November 20, 2017

Cerritos College kicked off “International Education Week,” which ran from Nov. 13 - 17, by holding a “Global Competency” lecture.This was Cerritos College’s fourth year celebration...

Thanksgiving needs a redo

November 14, 2017

Change has already begun, Columbus Day is now Indigenous People’s Day so now it's time to rethink Thanksgiving. Most people don't think about how Thanksgiving started in the United States when digging...

Don’t perv on child actors

November 14, 2017

It’s never okay to sexualize kids, not even if they starred in a movie or TV show.Stranger Things is a Netflix original show that has a main cast that's made up of children:Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas...

Faculty Senate considers new program concerning a pathway for students

October 16, 2017

Cerritos College is considering taking part in a new program meant to help students called California Guided Pathways.The new program was presented by Instructional Dean for Liberal Arts David Fabish during...

Sexual assualt victims aren’t to blame

October 13, 2017

People wouldn’t blame the victim when they’ve been robbed, so why do people blame the victims when they experience sexual assault.Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that...

Title IX: keep schools accountable and keep students safe

October 10, 2017

Students are no strangers to stories of sexual harassment or even various forms of sexual assault that happen on campus.Older students might even remember the texts that were issued out every couple weeks...

When masculinity is weak

When masculinity is weak

October 4, 2017

Guns may not be the only ones to blame for mass shootings. Lack of mental health services offered to men and the standards of masculinity society pushes upon them may really be to blame. On Oct. 1 a...

A little less boob, a lot more boo

September 30, 2017

Short skirts, fluffy tutus and tops that really show off one’s titties have truly become staples of the Halloween season.Every October, Party City stocks-up and Halloween pop-up shops come to offer...

Prepping resumes for the Job Fair

September 28, 2017

DSPS & S counselor Aurora Segura showed students how to improve their resumes in preparation of the upcoming job fair.She stated that the presentation was held primarily ensure that students will be...

Mexico rescinds help while Trump remains silent

September 17, 2017

On Monday, Sept. 11, the Mexican Government had no choice but to rescind the help it offered Texas -- and Trump still can't be bothered to even tweet about it.President Donald Trump continues to tear...

Professor Walter Fernandez begins his lecture on Independence Days in September  and gives students a quick overview of what he will be covering. Puerto Rico will celebrate their attempted independence on September 23rd. Photo credit: Alison Hernandez

Students gain better understanding of Latin American independence days

September 15, 2017

History Professor Walter Fernandez held a lecture in the Teleconference Center to enlighten students on the history of various Latin independence days celebrated all across Latin America during September.All...

New Art Gallery opening for fall 17

September 10, 2017

Embroidery on quilts or photographs, large paintings, blends of different media and photography consist of some of the works currently in the gallery this semester. The gallery, which opened on Sept....

Harvey victims aren’t getting all the help Trump can get

September 2, 2017

Trump’s administration can’t decide whether or not they should accept Mexico’s offer to provide help for the victims of hurricane Harvey.On Monday, Aug. 28, Huffington Post released an...

The construction on campus is a nuisance

August 30, 2017

I hate the construction going on campus. I hate all. Everyday you hear machinery going off on some part of campus or other. Having it going on constantly really grates on the nerves.Then there's the fact...

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