Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Chantal Romero

Chantal Romero, Platforms Editor

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Midnight Byrnedavis holds hands with her partner. Byrnedavis formerly identified as bisexual, as she became more educated about sexual orientation she found she is pansexual. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

Pansexuality, finally something that I can subscribe to

December 6, 2016

“As I learned about other gender identities such as non-binary, I realized that I was attracted to people based on things besides gender, that gender didn’t hold much stock in the way I felt about...

Pictured from left to right: Giovanni Ruiz, Jorge Ramos, Cesar Garcia, Jose Trejo, Gilberto Cuevas. The team celebrate Ruiz’s performance as Mr. PBL, where the contestants have to showcase thier talents. Photo credit: Jenny Gonzalez

Phi Beta Lambda adviser nominates members for hard work

December 6, 2016

What do you think when you hear Phi Beta Lambda? Contrary to popular believe it is not a fraternity. Phi Beta Lambda is known as the business club on campus. PBL is one the most active clubs on campus...

Children? No thanks

December 5, 2016

How many children are y’all planning to have? None, EVER! This exchange happened over thanksgiving dinner needless to say, it was awkward. By now I am use to the questions that follow my claim to...

Jorge Ramos at Phi Beta Lambda's State Fall Business Leadership Conference 2016 cheering for Cerritos College chapter at the inter-chapter olympics. Cerritos College held the biggest chapter with 29 delegates. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

Phi Beta Lambda heads to Silicon Valley for state conference

November 27, 2016

Cerritos College Phi Beta Lambda chapter has been present at State Fall Business Leadership Conference. This year a total of 29 participants were able to represent the chapter. On Friday, Nov. 18, PBL...

Photo credit: Carlos Marquez

Attention: gender is no longer dichotomous

November 15, 2016

Male and female terminology use to be easy to understand. In grade school, society often teaches society that gender is a simple concept like black and white; you’re either male or female- there...

Enrique Rueda, chemistry major, dressed as an ISIS member for the ASCC Halloween contest Monday, Oct. 31. According to him, he is reportedly under investigation.

[Photo] Controversial costume leads to reported student investigation

November 2, 2016

Enrique Rueda, chemistry major, dressed as an ISIS member for the ASCC Halloween contest Monday, Oct. 31. According to him, he is reportedly under investigation.

Enrique Rueda dressed as an ISIS terrorist and  Vanessa Vega dressed as a Unicorn for the Cerritos College Halloween costume contest. Once Rueda explained his costume he was disqualified and asked to leave the area. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

[Photo] Halloween costumes spark controversy

November 1, 2016

Enrique Rueda dressed as an ISIS terrorist and Vanessa Vega dressed as a Unicorn for the Cerritos College Halloween costume contest. Once Rueda explained his costume he was disqualified and asked to leave...

The Envelope, a podcast: Love & Sex -The art of the break-up (In Conclusion)

October 21, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor); and I'm the girl...

The Envelope, a podcast: Love & Sex The art of the break-up (Coping)

October 15, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and also here with Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor);...

The Envelope, a Podcast: The art of the break-up (Benji’s break-up)

October 14, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor); and I'm the girl...

The Envelope, a Podcast: The art of the break-up (Chantal’s break-up)

October 13, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on https://www.talonmarks.com/opinion/2016/09/20/the-envelope-the-art-of-breaking-up/ The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez...

Photo credit: Lizette Sainz

Workshop changes needed

October 11, 2016

College students don’t take advantage of the resources offered on campus like workshops, panels and seminars. To whom can one point the finger and blame for the lack of participation to these events? There...

The Envelope, a podcast: The self-awareness manifesto

October 10, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor); and I'm the girl...

Free Speech Zone Should women express their sexual desires?

October 4, 2016

"I think they should. I’ve always thought that it was a very big double standard. Men don’t get judged as harshly as women. Women get plastered as the one who carries the scarlett A letter...

The Envelope, a podcast: Bumfiddling with food

October 3, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor); and I'm the girl...

September 28 – Page 4

September 28, 2016

What women don’t mean by having sex on the first date

September 27, 2016

You’ve matched someone on Tinder, OkCupid, eHarmony… so what’s next? Both of you have arranged to meet and as the anxiety builds you begin to wonder what the night has in store for both...

My depression is not yours to wear

September 26, 2016

Depression seems to be the new iPhone 7 of illnesses because somehow everybody wants to have it, show it off, and wave it as if it were a prideful flag to have. What is wrong with society? Why are millennials...

Construction workers work overtime to finish the new Fine Arts Building, which is expected to open in Jan. 2017. Originally the unveilment date was projected to be ready sometime in 2018. The increased work hours to finish the building a year earlier has been reported that it is not coming from the district. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

[Photo] New Fine Arts building in final stages

September 6, 2016

Construction workers work overtime to finish the new Fine Arts Building, which is expected to open in Jan. 2017. Originally the unveilment date was projected to be ready sometime in 2018. The increased...

New blue emergency lights have been placed around the Cerritos College campus. These precautionary measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the students and the faculty on the campus.

Blue emergency telephones keep Falcons safe

August 30, 2016

This semester has seen changes for students, the new fine arts building is almost complete, subway has taken the place of taco bell, and a series of new Blue Emergency Telephones have been installed across...

Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ is strangely intriguing

August 28, 2016

Netflix has proven to succeed in producing original series like "Orange is the New Black", "House of Cards" and "Hemlock Grove," to name a few. When Netflix announced its newest project, "Stranger Things"...

Social media creates unrealistic life expectations

May 4, 2016

It seems like nowadays people rely on social media to feel validated about their lives. Have you ever waited to eat a meal because you needed the perfect Snapchat or Instagram post? In the rare case...

Millenials don’t have time for God

March 28, 2016

College campuses have become the most recent common venue in which one can find people aggressively advocating their religious beliefs. It isn’t difficult to spot them as they take over Falcon Square...

Academic Decathlon kicks off Falcon Games

March 8, 2016

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Students gather in the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room to voice their thoughts to Cerritos College President, Dr. Jose Fierro, (center) during the President’s Hour. This is the first President’s Hour on campus and will be held every second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Photo credit: Bianca Salgado

President welcomes community with hour long inquiry

February 16, 2016

Dr. Jose Fierro, Cerritos College president, held his first President's Hour, an open forum, in which anyone from Cerritos College can come to the president with questions or concerns that they might have. Albert...

Joseph Fierro introduces kiosks during the cabinet meeting. The program is primarily for business students, but is open to everyone. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

[Photo] Cabinet discusses Goodwill Program and kiosks

February 5, 2016

Joseph Fierro introduces kiosks during the cabinet meeting. The program is primarily for business students, but is open to everyone. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

ASCC Senate to decide on a tobacco free campus

February 1, 2016

ASCC Senate has discussed the possibility of implementing a tobacco free campus policy. Senator Hugo Avalos brought forth this legislative proposal on Wednesday, Jan. 27 which he specified would be different...

Senator Tony Mendoza speaks with Toni Grijalva, Coordinator of Community Relations for Cerritos College, at the Community Health Fair held at the student center on January 23. Deadline for open enrollment with Covered California is January 31st. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

Senator Tony Mendoza urges students to enroll in healthcare

January 27, 2016

Sharon Grimm, current Cerritos College Adult Education Program student took the opportunity to enroll in healthcare at the health fair hosted by Senator Tony Mendoza. The event which took place in the...

ASCC Senate hopeful for new semester with new leadership

January 22, 2016

During the first spring ASCC Senate meeting, senators elected Jessica Germata as their new vice president after the resignation of former vp Ivan Oyarzabal. The Wednesday, Jan. 20 meeting included a...

Matthew Botello, current Teacher TRAC participant, explains to incoming students the different teaching pathways that the program offers. The program accepts applications every semester, and there is no limit to how many can join. Photo credit: Chantal Romero

Teacher TRAC meeting emphasizes need for educators

January 18, 2016

On Wednesday, Jan. 13 the Teacher Training Academy, also known as TRAC for short, held their first meeting to introduce new students to the benefits of the program. The meeting was lead by Jennifer...

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