Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Claudia Cazares

Claudia Cazares, Staff Writer

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Stressors that weigh on working students

May 18, 2016

Whether it is an internship, full-time or part-time employment students that work while attending school demonstrate dedication. Working can take time away from studying and social time so students...

Ana Gonzalez is a geography major at Cerritos College about to graduate. Gonzalez has worked various jobs but has always prioritized her education.

Prioritizing education through adversity

May 14, 2016

Some students have had to face the responsibilities of being a provider to their family after graduating high school, Ana Gonzalez is a perfect example of the struggles that some working students face. “I...

Julie Palencia is a working student at Glendale Community College. She had to take some semesters off school in order to pay for her bills.

Multi-Tasking her way through college

May 14, 2016

Many students are working while attending school, to pay for the costs of college. Julie Palencia is a working student at Glendale Community College undecided major, and is ready to share her experience...

At the end of the ceremony there was live music and food for everyone to enjoy. Tables were also set up. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

Women’s History Closing Ceremony

May 7, 2016

Women’s History month has come to its complete end this semester. Anna Torres-Bower hosted the last event on Thursday, May 5 thanking students, instructors and faculty for their collaboration. “Every...

Marisol Aguiler, LINC Counselor explained to faculty and students what the artwork by LINC students represented. She also welcomed them to wear the blue ribbons to demonstrate support. Photo by Claudia Caceres/TM

Foster Care Awareness Month kicks off at Cerritos

May 6, 2016

Being that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, Tuesday, May 3 Cerritos College hosted its kick-off event where students and faculty were able to stop by and pick up a blue ribbon to show support. Marisol...

Career counselors prepare students for success

April 30, 2016

A workshop was offered on Tuesday, April 26 by career counselor Clara Ross Jones where eight students attended ready to learn the basics of an interview. Jones begun her presentation by getting to know...

Brenda M. Pulido hosted a presentation explaining her research on undocumented women searching for a higher education. The presentation was for a Womens History Event. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

An Undocumented Woman’s Journey

April 26, 2016

A presentation was held that informed eight students on the struggles that undocumented Latina women face in pursuing higher education. The presentation was held by professor Brenda M. Pulido on Thursday,...

In the beginning of Earth Day and Activism, Dr. Ralph Casas gave small prizes to students who answered questions on activism. This event was part of Earth Week put on by Go Green Task Force. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

Earth Day and activistm workshop spreads the word

April 23, 2016

In honor of Earth Week Dr. Ralph Casas gave a presentation on Tuesday, April 19 to a room full of students that were ready to learn what they can do to better the environment. Casas begun his presentation...

Dr. Morales, guest speaker, explained the reason why she started going to college. She is now a research scientist at NASA. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

Woman scientist shares her journey at JPL

April 18, 2016

On Monday, April 11, 12 students attended a presentation with Dr. Farisa Morales as a guest speaker, she shared her journey as a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab as well as some aspects...

Dr. John Haas gave a presentation about the impact of women in nortern Ireland. He explained to students what the Battle of Boyne was. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

Women are making an impact in Ireland’s peace process

April 18, 2016

About 40 students attended a presentation hosted by Dr. John Haas, where he introduced the impact that women have made in Ireland as peacemakers. On Thursday, April 14, History Professor John Haas...

Removal of bathroom privacy

April 13, 2016

New York College, Cooper Union has been the first to remove gender designations from restrooms in the United States after a long activist battle to help transgender students feel safe and welcomed in...

Caretakers, your well-being matters too

April 2, 2016

A workshop was held on Tuesday, March 29, where Sociology Professor Pauline Acosta and Psychology Professor Veronica Sanchez, offered guidance as well as information to the 53 people that attended. During...

Los Angeles City College President Renee D. Martinez talks to the Cerritos College community on her journey to college presidency on Thursday,  March. 24. Her focus is primarily on education and children. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

A Latina’s journey To Los Angeles City College presidency

March 26, 2016

Los Angeles City College President Renee D. Martinez was welcomed on Thursday, March 24 to share her journey as a Latina college president. Martinez' parents worked full-time, both went to cosmetology...

Womens studies professor Mariam Youssef, teaches students how activism now live through social media. She explained how social media has become so prominant in todays society that it plays a key roll movements.

[Photo] New age activism expands through social media

March 24, 2016

Women's studies professor Mariam Youssef, teaches students how activism now live through social media. She explained how social media has become so prominant in today's society that it plays a key roll...

Former college vice president breaks tradition to pursue future

March 15, 2016

On Thursday, Mar. 3 Cerritos College welcomed the president of Santa Ana College to share her journey as a Latina college president. Dr. Erlinda Martinez was named president of Santa Ana College in...

College education ties the knot for a longer marriage

March 2, 2016

Culturally speaking some people may believe that without a college education you still can maintain a longer marriage. In part this might be true, but the possibilities of that happening are really low. Let's...

SS 137 was full with students who waited to hear about feminist theology. The workshop focused on discussing god in a way that prioritizes womens full dignity and humanity. Photo credit: Claudia Cazares

What is feminist theology?

February 26, 2016

Women's Studies professor Mariam Youssef remembers being in Coptic church where women were not able to chant, only men partook. "I couldn’t attend classes either and this made me question the reason...

Paula Pereira addresses the audience in the teleconference center. In her presentation Pereira, who migrated from Brazil, described her struggles moving into California with her family. Photo credit: Bianca Salgado

Faculty recounts migration stories for student support

February 25, 2016

Paula Massadas Pereira Library Technical clerk and Author of the book “How I Learned English:The Story of a Brave Mexican Girl ” held a presentation that included readings, discussions and a book signing. In...

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