Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Andrew Casillas

Andrew Casillas, Arts Editor

Hello, my name is Andrew R. Casillas. I’m a staff writer at the current age of 19. I have many hobbies, which I feel make me a somewhat well rounded person. Some of those hobbies are, dancing, singing, playing video games, and mainly song writing and making music. I’m a very personable person and have volunteered at the Presbyterian Hospital & the YMCA of Greater Whittier. After volunteering at the YMCA for a few months I landed a job there as a hip-hop/breakdance instructor which proves that I can dance and am friendly! To speak a little more about myself I am a big believer in integrity and self-discipline which I feel can make me a great writer and staff writer!

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Psychedelic art and its associations

December 18, 2013

The word psychedelic evokes different images for various people. Oftentimes, people think of mushrooms or drug influence. If we open up our eyes we can see that psychedelics demeanor has been around for...

A prolific seed of music

December 18, 2013

When we find ourselves in a struggle with somethings we might push it aside or into a corner of our mind. So was the case with Adam Valenzuela who had his first guitar when he was thirteen years old. After...

Imperialistic Picnic

Imperialistic Picnic

December 18, 2013

Sharing homemade sandwiches, chips and salsa in addiction potato with potato chips on top. The heart of the Imperialistic Picnic was in joy of giving. John Hogan went to art school MICA Maryland Institute...


December 18, 2013

When we find ourselves in a struggle with day to day matters we might push it aside and tuck it into a corner in our mind. At Cerritos College there are many other issues going on other than school deep...

Artist society varying tenure show

December 10, 2013

At the end of every semester, the Artist Society holds an event depending on what ideas sprout out with the semester's group.In class, there tends to be a strict environment and students have to be serious....

New Black Flag Album called What the *&#$

December 10, 2013

Black Flag is putting out their first album since the late 80's titled What the *&#$The group started in 1976 and jumped on the wave of punk rock playing the prime of their shows in the 80's.Near the...

Punt, pass, and kicking!

December 10, 2013

"We wanted to bring the school together and thought kicking a ball as far as you can is good competition." said Deborah Jensen, the advisor of the Kinesiology Club. The Cerritos College Kinesiology Club...

Raw and natural expression

Raw and natural expression

December 10, 2013

Some would argue that there is a point to art. Some would say simply sometimes it's just looks nice. However, many would agree it is unimportant as long as it can evoke something deeper within yourself."I...

[Video] 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...

[Video] Def Man’s Music Slideshow

November 19, 2013

An inside look at Def Man's Music on the Cerritos College Campus at WPMD from noon-1p.m., Monday and Wednesday.

How to cook a Spanakopita

November 15, 2013

The Cerritos College Culinary Arts program showcases how to make one of the appetizers available on the menu: A delicious spanakopita.

Chorus teacher helps students’ harmony

October 31, 2013

"The first time is a mistake, the second, sure, you forgot, and the third time is foolishness," Anna DeMichele, teacher of the community choir class at Cerritos College, said about the mistakes her were...

Project Love II

October 23, 2013

A door creaks open to a room of individually wrapped packages and a lengthy adorned tree that symbolizes the occasion. Once a year, the heart-warming scene of a child opening up a Christmas gift and projecting...

The Shock Doctrine

October 21, 2013

History is our lens to our future because the past shows where we have been and gives students and people a guideline on how to change. If we look back, there have been all kinds of deprivations and psychological...

Dance Club is touching lives

October 15, 2013

"I didn't even know it was a club I just walked in there, one of my friends said "hey, let's go see my friend!" engineering major Peter Rodriguez said about the Dynamic Dance Club. The club meets...

Something different at Zombie Fest

October 15, 2013

Halloween is coming up and we've all seen the same form of celebrations year-after-year. Political science major Aldemar Sanchez is one of the masterminds behind a new, different way for Cerritos College...

A rock ‘n’ roller’s jazzy dream

October 15, 2013

The band consists of four members with Will Brahm on guitar, Rosy Rosenquist on drums, Ray Enix on bass and Simmons on keyboard. Simmons said, "I've had this band since 2005, but I've had a lot of different...

Sounds of Q-dance

October 15, 2013

“Q-dance, Q-dance, Q-dance!” was what one group was chanting back and fourth to another while waiting in line to get into the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. With a space 54,000 square feet and...

The ways of Mr. Robotnik

October 14, 2013

There are wide ranges of dancing and the reasons people choose their favorite style is by experimenting. As a teenager, computer science major Nick Hambrick said that dancing for him was fun and considered...

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September 14, 2013

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Art Gallery shows off Clarke’s work

September 10, 2013

James Mac Devitt, curator for the Cerritos College Art Gallery, hosted an art showcase at the gallery from 5-8pm on Sept. 3. This art show attempted to captivate a professional artist Marisa Alexander...

Tips on staying cool

September 9, 2013

Everyone has been talking about this heat wave that has been hitting California for weeks. With the summer season still in progress and several students suffering from seizures due to the heat, it is important...

Check out Cerritos College clubs

September 9, 2013

There are multiple clubs available to students that cover a wide range of interests including conventional and un-conventional options such as a "Harry Potter" Club, an Anime Club and a Wilderness Club. Biomedical...

Sophomore Yoni Garcia darts down the  side line as he sparks the attack against Rio Hondos net. Right Winger Garcia was crucial in supplying the center striker with crossed balls from the outside ranges of the goal mouth. (Sebastian Echeverry/TM)

Men’s Soccer wins opener

September 3, 2013

Men’s soccer head coach Benny Artiaga was content with the team’s 1-0 win against Rio Hondo College at home (Cerritos College) on Tuesday, Aug. 27. "When your team still comes out on top, that’s...

Women’s soccer ready to grind

August 26, 2013

The Cerritos College women’s soccer team scrimmaged against Vanguard university on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Cerritos soccer field and are prepared for the upcoming season. Although the score was...

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