Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Clarissa Arceo

Clarissa Arceo, Community Editor

Clarissa Arceo is Community Editor for Talon Marks covering community news, Life, and arts & entertainment. She is a Journalism major transferring to a 4-year university in the Fall. Aside from reporting, Arceo enjoys photographing community events, reading contemporary romance and psychological fiction novels, and taking trips to the beach.

 

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Whittier Protest

[Photo] Overturning Roe v Wade is an insult to women and American history

June 30, 2022

A protest was held outside of Whittier City Hall on Friday afternoon immediately following the news that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade that morning.

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court left millions angry and heartbroken. A protest was hosted by a group of [Whittier] residents outside of Whittier City Hall Friday afternoon in expressing their remorse. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Overturning Roe v Wade is an insult to women and American history

June 30, 2022

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court left millions angry and heartbroken. A protest was hosted by a group of [Whittier] residents outside of Whittier City Hall Friday afternoon in...

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 24, guests were invited to enjoy art, music and stand-up comedy, engage in arts and crafts, drink and catch up with loved ones and celebrate Rhyeseyess debut as a local artist. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Downey artist makes debut at Stay Gallery

June 28, 2022

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 24, guests were invited to enjoy art, music and stand-up comedy, engage in arts and crafts, drink and catch up with loved ones and celebrate Rhyeseyes's debut as a local...

At the event, each participant was given a helmet for protection, a bib with their competing number and a goodie bag with treats and a bottle of Gatorade. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Go Skate Day Returns to Downey

June 24, 2022

At the event, each participant was given a helmet for protection, a bib with their competing number and a goodie bag with treats and a bottle of Gatorade. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

On Tuesday, June 21 the city of Downey announced its new solar energy installments throughout the city in inviting an environmentally sustainable community.

[Photo] Downey Goes Green

June 23, 2022

On Tuesday, June 21 the city of Downey announced its new solar energy installments throughout the city in inviting an environmentally sustainable community.

After working on the project for three years, the city of Downey finally celebrates solar energy installments throughout the city through [solar energy] panels. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Downey Goes Green

June 23, 2022

After working on the project for three years, the city of Downey finally celebrates solar energy installments throughout the city through [solar energy] panels. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

At the corner of Paramount Blvd and Imperial Hwy, a basket of flowers was set in front of a list of names of members of the LGBTQ+ community who have been murdered. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Downey’s 3rd Annual Pride March

June 19, 2022

At the corner of Paramount Blvd and Imperial Hwy, a basket of flowers was set in front of a list of names of members of the LGBTQ+ community who have been murdered. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Being a mompreneur during the pandemic: a podcast

Being a mompreneur during the pandemic: a podcast

May 22, 2022
We interviewed Maria Buenrostro, owner of Buenrostro Tax Consultants, who shared the challenges and rewards of balancing life as a mother and business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rally for a $15/hour minimum wage. Courtesy of Creative Commons Photo Credit: Fibonacci Blue Photo credit:  Fibonacci Blue

Minimum wage to increase to $15.50 in January

May 22, 2022
As inflation soars, California's minimum wage will jump to $15.50 an hour beginning Jan. 2023.
R&B Tea is holding a raffle for a TV, a pair of Airpods Pro and free boba in light of its grand opening.

[Photo] New hot spot for boba lovers of all ages in Norwalk

May 19, 2022

R&B Tea is holding a raffle for a TV, a pair of Airpods Pro and free boba in light of its grand opening.

Family members, friends and close ones continue to raise awareness for drug abuse after grieving the tragic death of one of their family members in April. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Downey dad rallies for son who overdosed on fentanyl

May 8, 2022

Family members, friends and close ones continue to raise awareness for drug abuse after grieving the tragic death of one of their family members in April. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Students, parents and faculty are welcomed to view the different art pieces submitted by the Colleges students until July. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Cerritos College Art Exhibit Returns

May 4, 2022

Students, parents and faculty are welcomed to view the different art pieces submitted by the College's students until July. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Marla, member of the Vintage Ladies Car Club, is designated to run the Clubs social media platforms. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Car club in Norwalk hosts fundraiser for community member

May 4, 2022

Marla, member of the Vintage Ladies Car Club, is designated to run the Club's social media platforms. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Moms around the world were hit the hardest when the pandemic forced everyone into panic mode and quarantine. Many had to balance being a mother while making ends meet and finding time to take care of themselves, too.

[Photo] Being a mom during the pandemic

April 28, 2022

Moms around the world were hit the hardest when the pandemic forced everyone into panic mode and quarantine. Many had to balance being a mother while making ends meet and finding time to take care of themselves,...

Cerritos College faculty and staff held a picket rally after Board of Trustees disregard their concern for lack of COLA in their contracts.

[Photo] Cerritos College Staff Rally for COLA+

April 25, 2022

Cerritos College faculty and staff held a picket rally after Board of Trustees disregard their concern for lack of COLA in their contracts.

Falcon Safe hosted the Clothesline Project on campus on Wednesday in honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day.

[Photo] Falcon Safe Clothesline Honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 21, 2022

Falcon Safe hosted the Clothesline Project on campus on Wednesday in honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day.

Falcon Safe, the Colleges prevention program for sexual assault and violence, partnered up with the Clothesline Project to bring awareness to victims and survivors.

[Photo] Falcon Safe Clothesline Honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 21, 2022

Falcon Safe, the College's prevention program for sexual assault and violence, partnered up with the Clothesline Project to bring awareness to victims and survivors.

A banner hangs on the side of the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis building on May 29, 2020, after a state judge ruled against an attempt by the Gov. Mike Parson administration to shut down the lone abortion clinic in Missouri. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) Photo credit: Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

Reproductive rights aren’t a political debate

April 21, 2022
The US is becoming a country where Roe V. Wade is no longer applicable and women's rights are in danger.
A series of ice breakers, power point presentations, a mini raffle and a Q & A session were hosted by social service workers Jessica and Denise at the meeting. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Norwalk’s program for women empowerment

April 21, 2022

A series of ice breakers, power point presentations, a mini raffle and a Q & A session were hosted by social service workers Jessica and Denise at the meeting. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Student debt ceases to be the number one worry for college graduates across the country as thousands of dollars are owed on average. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] It's time to address student debt

April 18, 2022

Student debt ceases to be the number one worry for college graduates across the country as thousands of dollars are owed on average. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Student debt ceases to be the number one worry for college graduates across the country as thousands of dollars are owed on average. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

It’s time to address student debt

April 18, 2022
President Joe Biden pausing student debt again. Causing many to wonder whether or not he will actually follow through with it and leads us to conclude that we need better programs now.
Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22 across the globe. Communities often come together throughout the month of April and clean up beaches and parks, host panel discussions and informational events, and more in celebration. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Celebrating Earth Throughout April

April 7, 2022

Every year on April 22 we celebrate Earth. Not only does this day mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970 but it brings the world together in taking care of our home. Celebrating...

Downey Unified Downey versus Warren High School football game in 2019. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] New law causes strain on Downey Unified parents & staff

April 7, 2022

Downey Unified Downey versus Warren High School football game in 2019. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Downey Unified Downey versus Warren High School football game in 2019. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

New law causes strain on Downey Unified parents & staff

April 7, 2022

After a letter releasing the new bell schedule for the Fall 2022-23 school year was sent out via email, Downey Unified parents and staff were drawn to discussion on Positively Downey, a group page on Facebook. Sparking...

Will Smith delivered the punchline of the year at the 2022 Oscars after comedian Chris Rock makes a comment about his wifes medical condition. Courtesy of: Creative Commons Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Will Smith delivered the punchline

April 4, 2022
Controversy at the 2022 Oscars sparked with comedian Will Smith's slap across the face of Chris Rock after a comment was made about his wife’s medical condition.
Recent sanctions on Russia by President Joe Biden leaves Americans wondering whether these are the most effective actions to be taking in efforts to help Ukraine. Courtesy of: The Kremlin and Gage Skidmore

Sanctioning Russia will fail to work

April 4, 2022
Many countries have placed sanctions on Russia since it began its invasion in Ukraine. But will these sanctions really stop Russia from starting a war?
The City of S.T.E.M. returns to Downey at a kickoff Launch Event at the Columbia SpaceCenter on April 2 where over 100 partners joined to educate youth.

[Photo] Downey, City of STEM

April 4, 2022

The City of S.T.E.M. returns to Downey at a kickoff Launch Event at the Columbia SpaceCenter on April 2 where over 100 partners joined to educate youth.

The City of S.T.E.M. returns to Downey at a kickoff Launch Event at the Columbia SpaceCenter on April 2 where over 100 partners joined to educate youth.

Downey, City of STEM

April 4, 2022

The Columbia Memorial Space Center hosted City of STEM, a program dedicated to encouraging and teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to younger audiences. The event took place in greater...

In honor of WHM, Cerritos College shared a tribute board with the community open to spotlights on women who have made an impact in our lives.

[Photo] Pay a tribute to a woman in your life

April 4, 2022

In honor of WHM, Cerritos College shared a tribute board with the community open to spotlights on women who have made an impact in our lives.

Euphoria is a popular show on HBO Max following troubled teen life at Euphoria High starring Zendaya. Photo credit: Courtesy of: Creative Commons & Photo Credit: Nichelle Stephens

HBO Max pushes boundaries with hit show Euphoria

March 28, 2022
Euphoria has sparked controversy amongst the public on what is considered to be ‘too much’ to show on television due to its dramatic portrayal of teen life, staring actress Zendaya.
Outdoor, socially-distanced pop-up shops emerged with the pandemic in 2020, and women-owned small businesses make up the majority of their vendors. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

[Photo] Women-owned businesses to support right now

March 23, 2022

Outdoor, socially-distanced pop-up shops emerged with the pandemic in 2020, and women-owned small businesses make up the majority of their vendors. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Outdoor, socially-distanced pop-up shops emerged with the pandemic in 2020, and women-owned small businesses make up the majority of their vendors. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo

Women-owned businesses to support right now

March 23, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve put together a list of small, women-owned businesses to support this month.
Womens History Month is observed annually throughout the month of March and acknowledges powerful and influential women. Courtesy of: Creative Commons Photo Credit: Vanessa Rasmussen

Women who made history

March 21, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a list of important women who have made history that you should know.
The importance of social media and free press has become evident in recent world events. Free press allows us the right to report or post what we want without control.

[Photo] The importance of free press

March 21, 2022

The importance of social media and free press has become evident in recent world events. Free press allows us the right to report or post what we want without control.

The importance of social media and free press has become evident in recent world events. Free press allows us the right to report or post what we want without control.

The importance of free press

March 21, 2022
Recent world events have proved that social media and free press play an important role in today’s society.
The reality of white supremacy in the U.S. have been revealed with recent hate crime cases. Photo credit: Creative Commons Photo Credit: Faunggs Photos

The harsh reality of white supremacy

March 20, 2022
Recent hate crimes, such as the case of Ahmaud Arbery, reveal how white supremacy impacts the United States due to its cruel nature.
Francos Market provides food and hygiene products to students in need. Over 23,000 families have been fed through Cerritos Colleges food programs.

[Photo] Franco’s Market grand opening

March 10, 2022

Franco's Market provides food and hygiene products to students in need. Over 23,000 families have been fed through Cerritos College's food programs.

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