Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

All content by Armondo Borboa

Heritage conference helps find ancestors

February 4, 2002

With Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday just past and Black History Month about to roll around, the Discover Your Roots conference is an opportune chance for African-Americans to research their family history...

International theme at Cerritos

International theme at Cerritos

December 5, 2001

,, Although his degree is in medicine rather than cultural anthropology, Dr. Nayyer Alis' lecture on the roots of Islam was delivered to a standing-room audience in the teleconference center last week....

How to survive finals without going postal

How to survive finals without going postal

December 5, 2001

With the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday and the yearly bout of two weeks worth of leftovers, it is now time to turn our attention to December and all the attendant horror that comes with it. Just...

Love your body

Love your body

December 5, 2001

Having experienced a personal battle with eating disorders, four of the women gathered at the "Love your Body" fair two weeks ago were more than passionate about helping others to recognize their illnesses.Sponsored...

Borboa’s opinion

December 5, 2001

Although I am repeating myself, let me reiterate my opening from the last issue:The great thing about having my own opinion column is the fact that I can pretty much pick my own topic and say whatever...

International Student’s Week

December 4, 2001

Although his degree is in medicine rather than cultural anthropology, Dr. Nayyer Ali’s lecture on the roots of Islam was delivered to a standing room audience in the teleconference center last...

Will Nave (middle) and San Jay North (right) sing Lean on Me.

Students belt out tunes in Student Center

November 21, 2001

The Cerritos College Student Center hosted its second event in a row Wednesday, with karaoke during the lunch hour.

Canned food drive speeding along

Canned food drive speeding along

November 20, 2001

The Associated Students of Cerritos College's canned food drive, which started in early October, will be collecting canned food goods until Nov. 30.The canned goods will be given to the Norwalk chapter...

Monge Fronts band

Monge Fronts band

November 20, 2001

Cerritos College student, Liz Monge and her band, The Front, performed in the Student Center Tuesday afternoon.

Gutierrez, incumbents win three seats

November 15, 2001

With all districts reporting their final tallies last week, the three winners of the contested Board of Trustees election race were finally announced after a three-month campaign.With only a 93-vote margin...

Things that really, really piss me off . . .

November 15, 2001

The great thing about having my own opinion column is the fact that I can pretty much pick my own topic and say whatever the hell I feel like saying and get away with it.After all, it is my opinion, right?This...

Turkey Trot Roundup

Turkey Trot Roundup

November 13, 2001

With no hint of winter to mar the crisp, sunny day's event, the Cerritos College Turkey Trot kicked off in the Falcon Quad last Tuesday, running a half-circuit around the school and ending up back in the...

Can we please get a grip, people?

November 7, 2001

The most interesting thing about American culture is how we over-react to literally everything big enough to catch our collective attention.From free love way back in the Stone Age of the 60's, to Disco...

Lydia Coppla as the dead bride looking for an O-positive husband.

Halloween costume contest brings out freakish folks

November 7, 2001

Cerritos College has many fine, longstanding traditions, each with a history of dignity, honor and pride . . . the annual Halloween costume contest is not one of those. Only about a dozen students entered...

Get a grip, people!

November 6, 2001

The most interesting thing about American culture is how we over-react to literally everything big enough to catch our attention.From pet rocks way back in the Stone Age, to Disco in the 70’s,...

Death walk on campus

Interview with Skeleton of Death

November 1, 2001

With all the freaks, ghouls and monsters wandering the neighborhood for All Hallow's Eve, it is only natural a few celebrity creatures would consent to grace humanity with their demonic presence.In addition...

Freaks on parade

Freaks on parade

October 31, 2001

Cerritos College has many fine, longstanding traditions, each with a history of dignity, honor and pride . . . the annual Halloween costume contest is not one of those. Only about a dozen students entered...

Some things just aren’t very funny

October 17, 2001

The biggest problem to emerge after the devastating events of last month is the inevitable aftermath of every disaster.Hoaxes, false alarms and stupidity.It is expected that people would be extra wary...

Beauty tames the beast

Beauty tames the beast

October 16, 2001

The annual Cerritos college Homecoming Mock Rally is quite possible the most anticipated, highly attended, wild, groovy and least understood event to happen on the college campus.The 2001/2002 mock rally...

The magnificent seven sparkle

The magnificent seven sparkle

October 10, 2001

After a grueling four-day campaign and a final tabulation of votes, seven determined women emerged victorious to win their places on the 2001/2002 Cerritos College Homecoming court.All last week, 15 candidates...

Chess anyone?

Chess anyone?

October 3, 2001

After two days of intense concentration and strategy, six Cerritos students emerged as winners of this semester's open competition chess tournament last week.Diana Durham, a professional chess teacher...

Addicted to love, or something like that

October 3, 2001

Addictions are strange and funny things. Not funny as in "Ha, ha" rib-tickling funny... but more like "I just ran face first into a brick wall" funny."Well, no kidding, genius" you might say. Addictions...

Fifteen seek queen title

Fifteen seek queen title

October 2, 2001

With a flourish of dresses and high heels, flashing their dazzling smiles, 15 blushing candidates were presented to the Cerritos College student body for the 2001/2002-homecoming court at last Saturday's...

OPINION: Who do you think I really am?

September 27, 2001

After a decade of military service, the Army has sent me everywhere from Europe to South America and all over the United States.People have mistaken my ethnicity for everything from Jewish to Muslim, Italian...

Shake your thang wit WPMD

Shake your thang wit’ WPMD

September 26, 2001

With a squeal of amplifiers and the screech of music, WPMD radio at Cerritos College kicked off its live "Radiofest II" at the outdoor amphitheater last Thursday.This concert had been planned as a promotional...

It’s time for us to put up or shut up

September 18, 2001

All around the nation and all over the world, people are demanding the blood of the people responsible for last week's attacks, but who is brave enough to dive headfirst into hell and do the job?Nations...

400-plus attend campus candlelight vigil

400-plus attend campus candlelight vigil

September 18, 2001

A black rose in a vase, a battered fireman's helmet, a stethoscope, a brace of military service ribbons laying next to a Police lieutenant's cap, all resting on a black-draped table. ... tokens barring...

Opinion: America’s need to deal with compacency

September 12, 2001

The hardest part of any disaster is trying to pick up the shattered parts of devastated lives. The most difficult step is always the first one taken towards recovery.When America catches its collective...

College welcomesnew staffat reception

September 12, 2001

The annual Cerritos Welcome Reception was held this past Wednesday to greet new faculty, managers and classified staff joining the Cerritos College community. The reception was held in the Falcon Square...

32 students electedto ASCC Senate

32 students electedto ASCC Senate

September 12, 2001

With the final tabulation of election results last week, Cerritos College has 32 new Student Senators for the 2001-2002 school year.The Associated Students of Cerritos College student government is patterned...

Students create CD from class project

September 11, 2001

With fluid fingers dancing over the strings and haunting strains filling the air, the mystic sounds of Cerritos’ Bea Romano’s hammered dulcimer strikes a chord deep in the soul of all her...

Cerritos welcomes new staff at reception

September 7, 2001

The annual Cerritos Welcome Reception was held this past Wednesday to greet new faculty, managers and classified staff joining the Cerritos College community.The reception was held in the Falcon Square...

Truth, justice and wild women

Truth, justice and wild women

August 29, 2001

Did Gary Condit's well-rehearsed (yet overused) three-sentence sound bites shed any new light on the sudden and "mysterious" Shandra Levy disappearance? Of course not. Did Connie Chung accomplish anything...

Wild child large and in charge

Wild child large and in charge

August 22, 2001

The great part of being related to a public figure like the President of the United States is the instant celebrity status and recognition incurred. On the other hand, the problem with being related to...

Follet takes over bookstore operation

Follet takes over bookstore operation

August 21, 2001

An array of changes to the leadership and facilities of Cerritos College are greeting students this year. Most visible are the new bookstore and the revamped facilities within. With the bankruptcy of...

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