Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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The fast food mentality

March 29, 2013

Television ads for fast food may be consuming more than children's time and attention. Fast food advertising has strongly influenced children to hunger for fast food of all kinds. McDonald's, Burger...

Education is priceless

March 12, 2013

In today's world, trade schools are most certainly worth attending, and paying for. Lately, it seems as though many students are dropping out of school to work because they figure making money is more...

Americans need to stand up for their rights

March 12, 2013

Citizens of this country give up their rights in a snap of fingers because they don't realize certain laws protect these rights. People are unaware that a police officer may not enter their home without...

Another day, another country

March 5, 2013

There is no reason why studying abroad doesn't benefit students to the full extent. Studying abroad, say in Europe or Japan, is a great opportunity for students to learn a different culture and expand...

Women can kick butt too

February 5, 2013

The ban which prevents women from engaging in military combat was lifted Thursday Jan. 24, by United States defense secretary Leon Panetta, and could easily be one of the biggest steps toward female rights...

The current construction site for the new Liberal Arts and DSP&S complex. Completion is set for 2015.

[Photo] Liberal Arts and DSP&S will get a new home in 2015

January 18, 2013

The current construction site for the new Liberal Arts and DSP&S complex. Completion is set for 2015.

Enrollment fees hurt students’ pockets during holiday shopping

December 5, 2012

Music major Michael Enriquez finds his wallet to be torn between paying tuition for the 2013 Spring semester and buying gifts for friends and family members. After paying for 12 units, at $46 each or...

Enrollment fees hurt students’ pockets during holiday shopping

December 5, 2012

Music major Michael Enriquez finds his wallet to be torn between paying tuition for the 2013 Spring semester and buying gifts for friends and family members. After paying for 12 units, at $46 each or...

Football players aren’t protected enough

December 4, 2012

Football players are most certainly not protected enough in gear during their games. There has been an almost direct link between head trauma and/or injuries, and the violent sport. This can only mean...

Football players aren’t protected enough

December 4, 2012

Football players are most certainly not protected enough in gear during their games. There has been an almost direct link between head trauma and/or injuries, and the violent sport. This can only mean...

Wrap up: Top four movies of the semester

November 29, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2: Brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. When the Volturi are led to believe that Renesmee...

Priority ennrollment should be for students with a high GPA

November 20, 2012

Priority enrollment should include thosKbe students who are doing well enough in their classes to maintain a relatively high Grade Point Average. As of now, priority enrollment is available to students...

Which website is the most distracting to students?

November 20, 2012

Out of all the social media networks that students use on a daily basis, the one that distracts them the most is Facebook. Facebook was brought into the media world in 2004 and gained popularity by the...

How to get the classes you need

November 18, 2012

Culinary Arts major Jessica Austin believes students should learn to prioritize in order to have a chance at gaining entry into courses they need in order to complete their general ed. Enrollment at Cerritos...

Cerritos College should expand the food court

November 15, 2012

More food choices for all! Cerritos College should definitely expand its food court to provide students with more food variety and make their lunch experience a tad more exciting. Don't you get tired...

Everyone shouldn’t worry about the Mayan Apocalypse

November 15, 2012

The Mayan Prophecy, which is predicted to take place on Dec. 21, 2012, is nothing more than another story spreading around the world to create mass hysteria as the end of the year rolls around. This...

Safety concerns spread through the student population

November 1, 2012

Graphic design major Daniel Montano spoke out against the recent thefts that took place in various locations of Cerritos College in the past few weeks which have affected his studies in multiple ways. With...

Transferring is not as hard as it sounds

October 31, 2012

Transferring to a 4-year university is easier than students make it sound and should stop complaining about it being difficult because in reality it's quite simple. Not only does Cerritos College has...

Financial aid should be for students with good grades

October 31, 2012

Financial aid should be for students who actually earn it by working for good grades. There are too many students on campus who receive financial aid but take it for granted by not giving their studies...

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is unhealthy and should be banned at our school

October 30, 2012

With too much chili or spices being somewhat known to cause heartburn, stomachaches, and in severe cases, ulcers, it is a good idea to have Flamin' Hot Cheetos banned from our campus. There has already...

Financial aid shouldn’t be limited to school suplies

October 30, 2012

While financial aid money serves the purpose of providing monetary aid for students to use on school needs, it does not mean that it should be strictly limited to use for supplies only. Although this...

A new tool to help explore students’ career options

October 18, 2012

Communications major Jorge Rios urges Cerritos College students to try a new online tool that was launched earlier this year called Career Coach which serves as a guide to finding general job information. As...

DSP&S students receive career guidance during Mentoring Day

October 18, 2012

Sociology major Robin Callaway was one of the Cerritos College students who enjoyed the various career-oriented activities that were offered during Mentoring Day on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Los Angeles...

Students are addicted to their cell phones

October 16, 2012

Remember all the drivers that frustrate you because they're too busy on their phones to notice the change of a light or a road sign? Don't complain because at one point, you do it too and perhaps a lot...

Students to take part in improvisational theater for GIPS

October 11, 2012

Faculty member and director Forrest Hartl encourages students to attend the Generic Improvisational Peep Shows. Improvisational theater has no script and takes part in interactive performances with audiences...

Mockers backstage being prepared by their corresponding Homecoming candidates. German Sanchez (top left) is being covered in foundation and mascara by Anime Club member Dana Ramos while cheer coach Steven Castillo (middle) is fully dressed and ready to go.

[Photo] Contestants put on a show at the Homecoming Mock Rally

October 6, 2012

Mockers backstage being prepared by their corresponding Homecoming candidates. German Sanchez (top left) is being covered in foundation and mascara by Anime Club member Dana Ramos while cheer coach Steven...

The Vandalism and burglary at Cerritos hurts the students

October 2, 2012

Vandalism is something that should not be as common of a problem and should be more of a highly punishable action by the government in our community. Over the weekend of Sept. 29 and 30, two Cerritos...

New bills will make textbooks affordable

October 2, 2012

The new policy signed off by Gov. Jerry Brown, allowing for students to have access to free school textbooks, is a great benefit for all students With the economy being the way it is, Cerritos College...

Students should be more responisble with financial aid money

September 25, 2012

Students are free to do what they feel is best with their financial aid, but a little self-control could go a long way in making sure you are truly investing in what is necessary. Money is more and more...

Counselors encourage diasabled students to join Mentoring Day

September 14, 2012

Windy Herman, computer art major and disabled student, encourages fellow Cerritos College students with disabilities to attend Mentoring Day on Oct. 17 at the Los Angeles City Hall. Mentoring Day is an...

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