Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Carlos Holguin

Carlos Holguin, Staff Writer

This is Carlos Holguin's fourth semester with the paper and he couldn't be happier to continue. When not writing or taking photos for the paper Carlos is the creator and host of The Weekly Geek, a podcast informing students on recent music, movie, and gaming news. Carlos has also been know to partake in theater here at Cerritos College.

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Blade Runner 2049: More than human

October 13, 2017

If the original 1982 film Blade Runner asked audiences what makes us human, then Blade Runner 2049 expands on that idea by asking this: What does it mean to be human?Set thirty years after the events of...

Mildly Powered Rangers

April 3, 2017

Amid cries of ruined childhoods and Hollywood cash grabs, Saban's Power Rangers proved that it was just in fact a movie and not the end of the world for viewers.In fact, the best way to summarize Power...

Students admire and walk through the art presented at the Cerritos College Art Gallery. The gallery featured abstract art from a variety of artist focusing on science, religion and other ideas.

[Photo] Art gallery showcases the universe

August 28, 2015

Students admire and walk through the art presented at the Cerritos College Art Gallery. The gallery featured abstract art from a variety of artist focusing on science, religion and other ideas.

The hero we deserve

August 24, 2015

In a world where heroes grace our movie screens on an almost monthly basis, it is often hard to remember that real heroes, that wear their own uniforms, do exist. Service men and women, doctors, firefighters...

The Weekly Geek | May 6

The Weekly Geek | May 6

May 9, 2015

Staff Writers Carlos Holguin and Carlos Marquez talk about the final fate of PT and the crowd-funded Yooka-Laylee. Want to be in our final episode of the Weekly Geek? Let us know in the comments!    

Body cameras for safety

Body cameras for safety

May 7, 2015

California is set to make history in such a way that some are calling the Los Angeles police force 'Orwellian'.After a debate discussing the pros and cons of the situation, the Los Angeles Police Commission...

The greatest trick the devil pulled

May 5, 2015

Daredevil is the greatest trick the devil has ever pulled. Chock full of punches, jokes and nail biting moments, the Netflix original series Daredevil is not only one of the best shows to have premiered...

Stark contrast in Age of Ultron

May 5, 2015

As the credits rolled on Avengers: Age of Ultron, the crowd cheered and immediately wanted more and it was no surprise. Full of fight scenes and moments that helped define the superhero genre as an almost...

Weekly Geek | April 29

Weekly Geek | April 29

May 2, 2015

Editor-in-Chief Gustavo Lopez and Staff Writer Carl Holguin talk about the Dragonball Super series, the canceling of Silent Hills and X-Men Apocalypse.

Run for office flames up

April 24, 2015

With the United States presidential race heating up, it should come to no surprise that some of the stranger candidates have started to emerge; in 2012 a man under the name of Vermin Supreme ran for president...

Weekly Geek | April 22

Weekly Geek | April 22

April 23, 2015

Staff writers Carlos Holguin and Carlos Marquez talk about the new Star Wars and Dawn of Justice trailers, and the new Battefront game.

Weekly Geek | April 15

Weekly Geek | April 15

April 20, 2015

Gustavo Lopez and Carlos Holguin break down news on A.K.A Jessica Jones, Mortal Kombat X, and more in this week's installment.

Kintsugi Album Review

Kintsugi Album Review

April 20, 2015

Staff writer Carlos Holguin breaks down what makes Death Cab's latest album stand out from the rest, and why you should give it a listen.    

California’s major water fiasco

April 15, 2015

With the drought here in California four years in the making, Governor Jerry Brown has enacted limitations and rules that the citizens of California follow (http://bit.ly/U4HBmI). This is the first time...

Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

Dancing for culture and a cause

April 9, 2015

As sociology major Raul Armenta played the traditional Mexican song 'El Son De La Negra' loudly over speakers, members of the MEChA club danced a folklorico to a crowd that grew as the dance continued."We're...

Student-athletes deserve money

April 7, 2015

Many colleges pay student-athletes with enticing deals of scholarships that give almost-free education. However, that is not enough. It can be a series of traps that may hinder more than help, as colleges...

Sorrow and Recovery dance together in latest Death Cab album

Sorrow and Recovery dance together in latest ‘Death Cab’ album

April 3, 2015

Change is a constant in life, we have people entering and leaving our lives as we continue to make the best lives we can. Dealing with these emotions can be stressful, and at times some cannot be done...

Cupcakes and Chili staples for Spring Festival

April 3, 2015

ASCC helped cook things up this April 1 in the Student Center by hosting the Chili and cupcake contest. Part of the Spring Festival events that have been taking place this past week, the event allowed...

Weekly Geek | April 1

Weekly Geek | April 1

April 2, 2015

Staff Writer Carlos Marquez and Editor-in-Chief Gustavo Lopez discuss Tron: Ascension, the reveal of Age of Ultron's the Vision, X-Men Apocalypse, The Smithsonian's Wonder Woman invisible jet, Mad Max:...

clubs compete in the physical portion of the Falcon Games. Tuesday March 25. Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

Clubs compete for glory and companionship

March 27, 2015

Club members were literally jumping through hoops and climbing up walls to compete against one another in the annual Falcon Games. Held on the field behind the gymnasium on Tuesday, March 25, a total of...

Weekly Geek | March 25

Weekly Geek | March 25

March 26, 2015

Carlos Holguin and Gustavo Lopez discuss upcoming Marvel movies, set back in the release of Arkham Knight, an X-Files Television series comeback and other headlining geeky news.     Russo...

Weekly Geek | March 11

Weekly Geek | March 11

March 24, 2015

Carlos Holguin and Carlos Marquez discuss upcoming games such as the fourth installment of Rock Band, the remastered Mortal Kombat game, new Supergirl television series and other headlining news.

Pharrel and Robin Thicke must pay $7.4 million for infringement of Marvin Gayes Got to Give It Up. This questions the work of other artists.

A blurred line between inspiration and infringement

March 15, 2015

Courts have decided that the Robin Thicke and Pharrell collaboration "Blurred Lines" has borrowed so heavily from Marvin Gaye's hit song "Got to Give it Up," that Thicke and Pharrell must pay the Gaye...

Weekly Geek | Feb. 25

Weekly Geek | Feb. 25

March 10, 2015

A show where we break down some of the interesting news that has occurred in pop culture on a week to week basis.

A workstation used by some of the members used at the Airwolf 3D event. Multiple types of printers were used in the event, giving the team more experince with the machines.

Students use skills from class to create thriving business

February 25, 2015

Stepping into a growing market, four students from Cerritos College have founded Astanark 3D, a company with 3D printing capabilities, to help other companies with New Product Development, the process...

Fifty Shades of Awkward

Fifty Shades of Awkward

February 24, 2015

Staff Writer Amanda Del Cid reviews 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

‘Jupiter Ascending’ scrapes bottom of barrel

February 10, 2015

A train wreck from start to finish, Jupiter Ascending reaches a level of awfulness that may just put it up for worst film of 2015, despite how early in the year it was released.The new film from the Wachoski...

Students to revise two Constitutions

February 1, 2015

Members of the Cerritos College student government have come together to address possible issues with the current ASCC constitution.The group, called the Constitutional task force, has gone back as far...

New drum line equipment on the run

February 1, 2015

Working in conjunction with members of the ASCC, Director of Bands and Orchestras Dr. David Betancourt wishes to upgrade some of the college's drumline equipment."Part of what we are requesting is not...

Cabinet calls for bike committee

January 27, 2015

Members of ASCC Cabinet discussed and debated topics ranging from the upcoming mascot unveiling to the need of a bike committee at the Monday Jan. 26 meeting. Cabinet meets every Monday at 11 a.m. in...

Students seek to add Korean language classes

January 21, 2015

In order to help both native and international students John Karlagon, president of the Korean Popular music (K-Pop) club, seeks to add Koran language classes to the college. "By having a Korean class,...

1 Minute Review | Sonic Boom

December 15, 2014

During this weeks 1 Minute Review Carlos Holguin is doing a special review for Sonic Boom; a video game for the 3DS and Wii U.

One Minute Review | Big Hero 6 Vs Interstellar

November 27, 2014

During this weeks One Minute Review Carlos Holguin has special guest Daniel Linares, debating whether Big Hero 6 is better than Interstellar. Watch and find out! Participants: Carlos Holguin Daniel...

Students strut their stuffing for Turkey Trot

November 20, 2014

As students ran and walked the course of this year's annual Turkey Trot, donations flowed into the registration desk by Falcon Square in the form of canned goods and cash Thursday, Nov. 20, starting from...

Film festival starts off International Education Week

November 19, 2014

Hosted in conjunction with the International Student Association, International Student Services, and sponsored by the Student Government, Cerritos College began an International Film Festival to correlate...

The Automotive Technology department shows off  2013 Cadillac ATS that was donated to the school. Students who work in the automotive department get experince with the latest models.

Cerritos College Nov. 18, 2014
Photo by Carlos Holguin Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

Students out looking for ‘major’ success

November 18, 2014

Booths in front of the library were decorated with banners, pamphlets and even a car to attract students at the Nov. 18 Majors Fair. Held on the sidewalk in front of the library, different departments...

Falcon Sports ALWC

October 31, 2014

Carlos Holguin and Alex Naveja gives you a recap of A's game vs the Royals. If you like the video and want more, tune in for our predictions!

[Video] California ShakeOut ‘Shakes’ Up Campus

October 31, 2014

Cerritos College took part in the California ShakeOut Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m. It is a state-wide earthquake drill. Camera: Daniel Linares

One Minute Movie Review | Gone Girl

October 31, 2014

Carlos is back again this week to bring you a One Minute Movie Review of Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck.

Don’t save the boobs, save the person

October 27, 2014

I hate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To clarify, that's not me saying that cancer is not something people should celebrate or that we should not continue research and awareness for breast cancer. People...

One Minute Review | The Book Of Life

October 26, 2014

Carlos is back again this week to bring you a One Minute Movie Review of "The Book Of Life, " starring Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna. The movie takes a twist on the Mexican culture of the...

Safety first: Officials set up a triage area to practice what would happen in case of a real earthquake. Participants were told to treat the drill as if it were real.

Great Shakeout a wake up call for earthquake preparedness

October 20, 2014

Occurring just a day before the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta 7.1 magnitude earthquake that injured thousands and destroyed parts of the Bay Bridge, Cerritos College took part in the The Great...

Oct. 16 | News Roundup

October 17, 2014

Carlos Holguin gives the lowdown on news for the week.

Six of the seven Homecoming Queen nominees stand together during the introduction ceremony that occurred Monday, Oct. 13. Voting for Homecoming Queen will occur this week, with the results being announced at the Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 18 Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

Homecoming nominees hopeful despite dismal student outcome

October 13, 2014

Despite troubles with the sound system, rows of barren seats and a late start, the homecoming court was introduced in the Student Center on Monday, Oct. 13. The stage in the Student Center was converted...

Review: ‘Waiting for Lefty’ transcends time

October 12, 2014

Much like the set that the set the play is set on, "Waiting For Lefty" by Clifford Odets has some character to its looks, and it's that character that carries "Lefty" through both of its acts. While...

Voter registration just one goal for AAUW

October 6, 2014

With November elections approaching next month, the La-Palma Cerritos American Association of University Women was on campus Thursday, Oct. 2, to register students to vote. "The goal today is to get...

Ray Rice and why the the NFL is a crappy institution

September 24, 2014

For seven months, the National Football League has been dealing with the increasing fallout and pressure from the public in a response to a video showing Baltimore Ravens running-back Ray Rice assaulting...

Fall of the Fall Banquet?

September 23, 2014

Costing $13,500, the annual Fall Banquet awards students of the fall semester with scholarships to further their academic career. While not as many students apply for scholarships in the fall as they do...

AAUW aims to help students in more than one way

AAUW aims to help students in more than one way

September 16, 2014

Cerritos College joined the rank of over 50 other colleges in California when it officially joined the American Association of University Women this past July. Created in 1881, the AAUW has been working...

Cabinet Meeting| Sept. 15

September 16, 2014

While the Associated Students of Cerritos College took great pride in the success of Falcon Gameday at the Monday, Sept. 15, Cabinet meeting, the discussion soon turned to the future of other planned events. Talks...

One Minute Review: Frank

September 12, 2014

Carlos Holguin gives a quick rundown on the movie 'Frank', a story about a young wannabe musician who joins a band.

Review: ‘Dame To Kill For’ fails expectations

September 5, 2014

Sporting a star studded cast, it's a disappointment that the much anticipated "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" falls very short of expectations.In April 2005, the original "Sin City," directed by Robert...

Callbacks bring nervous excitement

August 23, 2014

"Waiting for Lefty" auditions saw students of different levels of experience working toward the same goal - making the play.Auditions concluded around 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, as Slay thanked those that...

FSZ: How do you like the new Elbow Room?

FSZ: How do you like the new Elbow Room?

August 18, 2014

We asked students on campus what they thought of the new Elbow Room renovations that were made over the summer.   1. Syed Abich, Computer Science major                                   2....

Diamond  Bracamontes, Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), and Eric Banuelos, Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM), have been awarded the second Drag King and Drag Queen titles for the Fall 2014 Cerritos College on the May 1 event in the Student Center. Photo credit: Joe Zermeno

Drag show participants strut on the catwalk

May 5, 2014

Diamond Bracamontes, psychology major, and stage name Dante Hardon, felt nervous backstage at the Drag King and Queen Show, but once she came onstage, she was inspired to put on a great show. The drag...

Don’t let college kill you

April 16, 2014

A few weeks ago, my life came to a halt when I got a phone call halfway through my day. I stopped typing up an essay for a class and decided that somethings are worth more than a good grade. A friend...

One Minute Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

April 14, 2014

Associate Arts Editor, Carlos Holguin, does a one minute movie review on 'Captain America: Winter Soldier.'

Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ exceeds standards of superhero genre

April 11, 2014

'Captain America: The Winter Solider' is a modern political spy thriller that not only exceeds the standards of movies from the superhero genre, but may be even better than 'The Avengers.' Part...

Music major John Eric Santamaria practices without his partner for a duet he will be performing at the Scott Henderson Memorial Concert. Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

Student performers wish to impress students

April 1, 2014

"We have some great talent around here," stated music performance major Jesus Antonio Rodriguez. "There are students our age who are playing pieces beyond their time. Students go on YouTube and see a 40-year-old...

FSZ: What is a life lesson you’ve learned from films?

April 1, 2014

What is a life lesson you've learned from films? Cristian Martinez, undecided major "Make your shots last as long as possible." From films. Jason Arias, firefighting major "Never give up," from...

Flim Club Vice President Josh Craft views Film Club President Malory Padilla and film major Alexandra Cabriales throught the camera while preparing to film The Papercup Caper. Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

Film Club explores black and white genre

March 4, 2014

While the equipment for a day of filming was being set-up, film major and Film Club member Alexandra Cabriales looked over lines for the scene ahead. The scene was from the ongoing film project “The...

Different sexualities should not be ignored

February 25, 2014

There seems to be a strange uncertainty when it comes to transgender students using the correct bathroom. An uncomfortable air from students who may not understand the concept of being transgender and...

FSZ: How do you deal with stress?

February 4, 2014

With students starting to deal with some of the first tests and essays of the semester, the stress levels can start to build up. To give students ideas of ways to calm down and make it through the month,...

Students snub and praise Grammys

January 28, 2014

Full of upsets and surprises, the 56th annual Grammy awards left some viewers, like biology major Jose Garcia, with a bad taste in their mouth. "Daft Punk should not have won album of the year," said...

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Big plans for ‘Beautiful Pain’

May 1, 2013

Up and coming artist Keaton Simons plans to tour the U.S. with his new album and spread his sound. Returning to the west coast after his time in Texas for the annual South by Southwest event (also known...

Extraordinary director receives exhibit

April 29, 2013

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art shows acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick's personal collection to the public. Part of the growing collection of director's possessions to be offered to be viewed by...

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The dream is now to be screened at cerritos

April 10, 2013

Davis Guggenhiem's latest film, The Dream is Now, to be screened soon in the teleconference center. History major Daniel Flores spoke with excitement when he remembered how he got involved in the The...

Escape from Planet Earth falls short

February 27, 2013

Hoping to ride on the success recent animated films, like "Brave" and "Wreck-it Ralph" director Cal Brunker and the Weinstein Company recently released the kiddie action movie "Escape from Planet Earth". Competing...

‘Crysis 3’ (Podcast)

February 27, 2013

"Crysis 3" podcast by Associate Multimedia Editor Carlos Holguin.

Crysis 3 takes place 24 years after the events of the previous game. The game also allows players to immerse into stories where players are challenged to make decisions pertaining to the game.

‘Crysis 3’ is set to take gamers to a whole new level of experience

February 27, 2013

Hoping to continue tradition of visually stunning and thrilling action games, Crytek recently released the long awaited "Crysis 3" on Feb. 19. Full of intensity and out-of-this-world graphics, Crytek...

Pledge of allegiance is obsolete

February 26, 2013

At the beginning of each school day students ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors repeat an oath to a nation that has lasted hundreds of years. As touching as that may sound, these students...

A person is more than their aliments

February 12, 2013

People define students with disabilities or handicapped by their aliment instead of their character and personality. We forget that these students are just like us and face challenges in their every...

Modern music has lost its voice

February 11, 2013

Despite the quantity of genres and artists available, the condition of the music industry is worsening. Musicians don't seem to care about what they're putting out on the air waves nowadays. They could...

As whats likely to be the last major Wii release from Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a fitting finale for the console. (MCT)

Nintendo plans on bringing big names to the Wii U

February 3, 2013

Eiji Aonuma, producer of the Legend of Zelda series, recently gave Nintendo and gaming fans some exciting news about the future of the Zelda franchise for the Wii U console. "Our mission in developing...

Drowsy Chaperone aims to be a big hit

January 29, 2013

Drowsy Chaperone aims for high notes and big laughs this coming May "I love acting and musicals. I just want to get back into it and this is my chance." says theater arts major Natasha Lopez who is excited...

Prisons should be more focused on rehabilitating

January 21, 2013

It has been the said that the American dream is to be able to make it in this country despite the odds you face. However this dream seems to be lost on the unlucky souls in our jails and prisons. Inmates...

ASCC president and vice president have big plans for the rest of their term

January 18, 2013

As a new year and semester starts up, the Associated Students of Cerritos College is preparing itself for a full work load. On top of managing, organizing and financing the various activities at Cerritos...

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