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Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

David Jenkins

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Talon Marks TV Episode 3

March 11, 2020

TalonMarks TV is a webcast news roundup for the Cerritos College student-run newspaper.

Talon Marks TV Episode 2

February 20, 2020

Talon Marks TV is a webcast news roundup for the Cerritos College student-run newspaper.

Talon Marks TV Episode 1

February 20, 2020

TalonMarks TV is a webcast news roundup for the Cerritos College student-run newspaper.

Season 23 of ‘South Park’ fights against Chinese censors

October 9, 2019

The 23rd season of South Park started back up again on Sept. 25, making audiences glad to be both a fan and to live in a country that allows satirical cartoons such as this to be aired. The great thing...

[Video] Counter protestors rally against white nationalism

April 30, 2019

Long Beach residents held a peaceful anti-hate rally in response to a scheduled free-speech march. The free-speech march was organized by a Facebook group with links to right-wing “patriots” and white...

The Phi Beta Lambda club at Cerritos College walked away from the PBL State Leadership conference with 17 awards. Here they are on March 31 at the end of the conference presenting them. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Phi Beta Lambda wins big with 17 awards

April 10, 2019

The Cerritos College Phi Beta Lambda club went to the State Business Leadership Conference in Santa Maria and came back with a total of 17 awards, 14 awards from individual competitions and three awards...

Jenkins Unfiltered: Doxxing

February 22, 2019

David Jenkins: In the age of social media most of us are open about what we do in our lives, who we hang out with, what events we go to, we even go as far as to be open about our political views. However,...

Jenkins Unfiltered

February 1, 2019

Hello, welcome to the introduction of “Jenkins Unfiltered” with me your host David Jenkins. Before we begin with the concept of the show, allow me to tell you who I am and what events in my life...

All sacred things on trial

All sacred things on trial

September 24, 2018

The importance of being able to critique and mock things that are considered sacred is crucial in our free-speaking society. The ability to ridicule someone who is deceased, satirize a religious prophet...

Prottyuth Chapal Barua is a student who graduated from Cerritos College as a asylum seeker. She sought asylum due to religious persecution in Bangladesh.

Asylum: seeking education and status

August 16, 2018

Imagine for a moment living in five different countries before the age of 18. Prottyuth "Chapal" Barua doesn’t have to imagine it. From nation to nation, a young Barua was forced to follow her father’s...

Phi Beta Lambdas club advisor, Jerry Ramos, spoke to ASCC to request funding to attend a conference. The request sparked debate among senators about the clubs funding.

[Photo] Senate decision will ‘make or break’ Phi Beta Lambda

May 8, 2018

Phi Beta Lambda's club advisor, Jerry Ramos, spoke to ASCC to request funding to attend a conference. The request sparked debate among senators about the club's funding.

Kanye Wests call to freedom from thought

Kanye West’s call to freedom from thought

May 8, 2018

Over the past few weeks, Kanye West has been tweeting and making public statements which are objectively insane and has been doing so under the guise of being a free thinker. What does he mean by this?...

Free speech zone: conversion therapy

May 1, 2018

Should adults have the choice to under go gay conversion therapy or should the government ban it? Explain why.Casey Piotrowski, theatre arts instructor“Well I believe you can have a choice, but I...

The free market will destroy gay conversion therapy

May 1, 2018

California is trying to pass a law that would ban gay conversion therapy for adults and the moral police are having a cow. Though there are reasons to see the procedure as harmful, the practice itself...

Associated Students of Cerritos College Vice President David Ramirez explains the legislation to other ASCC senators. The legislation had been on the agenda for three weeks.

[Photo] Senate finally ends weeks-long discussion on NASA internship

April 24, 2018

Associated Students of Cerritos College Vice President David Ramirez explains the legislation to other ASCC senators. The legislation had been on the agenda for three weeks.

WWE surrenders to misogyny

April 24, 2018

On April 27 the World Wrestling Entertainment will hold "The Greatest Royal Rumble" event in Saudi Arabia and it has been announced that they will capitulate to the country's misogynistic views on women...

Starbucks by Cerritos College closes for racial bias training

April 24, 2018

The Starbucks on Studebaker and Alondra, across the street from Cerritos College, will be closing on May 29 for additional training.It will be closed in the afternoon for racial bias training after events...

Vice presidents of the Associated Students of Cerritos College David Ramirez was displeased by actions taken in senate. He said, It boggles my mind, the idea of funding undocumented students for half a scholarship that a normal citizen would get. Thats just morally wrong.

[Photo] NASA Internship Debate for Undocumented Students Still Ongoing

April 18, 2018

Vice presidents of the Associated Students of Cerritos College David Ramirez was displeased by actions taken in senate. He said, "It boggles my mind, the idea of funding undocumented students for half...

Wage Gap: Victim by choice

April 11, 2018

The gender wage gap exists, but as to why it exists is due to the different choices that men and women make. The talking point that women make 77 cents to the dollar to that of a man is something that...

Senator Christopher Rodriguez, Senator Robert Campbell and Senator Graciela Espejo listen to Vice President David Ramirez give his presentation. Campbell said that while this was fantastic legislation he was concerned with the opportunity being given to only one group.

[Photo] Undocumented students for NASA internship

April 9, 2018

Senator Christopher Rodriguez, Senator Robert Campbell and Senator Graciela Espejo listen to Vice President David Ramirez give his presentation. Campbell said that while this was "fantastic" legislation...

Diversity: Perspective vs image

Diversity: Perspective vs image

April 3, 2018

Many companies and corporations often put out advertisements and film that show the lack of self-awareness of its board members and promote things that are deemed racist, bigoted and out-of-touch. Heineken...

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Accusation of negligence makes its way towards Cerritos College by rape victim

April 3, 2018

Cerritos college is looking at a impending lawsuit from a prior Cerritos College student due to accusations of negligence. A rape victim, who was a female student has accused Cerritos College of failing...

ASCC Director of Athletics Angel Salcido speaks during an ASCC meeting on March 21. Salcido’s legislation asking for $16,000 for the sports program was approved during this meeting.

[Photo] Sports granted $16,000

April 2, 2018

ASCC Director of Athletics Angel Salcido speaks during an ASCC meeting on March 21. Salcido’s legislation asking for $16,000 for the sports program was approved during this meeting.

Track team member Juanita Webster and track and field coach Christopher Richardson train for upcoming track meets. Richardson, also a faculty senate member, works to have resources specific for student athletes reinstated.

[Photo] Cerritos College student athletes left to scramble for resources

February 27, 2018

Track team member Juanita Webster and track and field coach Christopher Richardson train for upcoming track meets. Richardson, also a faculty senate member, works to have resources specific for student...

Cerritos College hesitates with California Senate Bill 320 because of Student health fees

February 27, 2018

According to the Vice President of Student Services Stephen B. Johnson, he does not see Cerritos College getting involved with the California Senate Bill 320 SB-320 would be providing post-secondary schools...

Senator Christopher Rodriguez introduced the bill to the Associated Students of Cerritos College. The legislation passed with 25 votes with one senator opposing.

[Photo] A clearer view to the stars for Cerritos College

February 23, 2018

Senator Christopher Rodriguez introduced the bill to the Associated Students of Cerritos College. The legislation passed with 25 votes with one senator opposing.

Phi Beta Lambda display their club banners during their presentation to the Associates Students of Cerritos College. They end the presentation by screaming, We are Cerritos.

[Photo] Phi Beta Lambda conference funds provided by ASCC

February 23, 2018

Phi Beta Lambda display their club banners during their presentation to the Associates Students of Cerritos College. They end the presentation by screaming, "We are Cerritos."

Senator Kawthur Azzam introduced the legislation to the Associated Students of Cerritos College for approval. Senator Christopher Rodriguez seconded it.

[Photo] Library hours extended for finals

February 23, 2018

Senator Kawthur Azzam introduced the legislation to the Associated Students of Cerritos College for approval. Senator Christopher Rodriguez seconded it.

WPMD gets funds for Broadcasting convention in New York

February 13, 2018

The Associated Students of Cerritos College senate passed legislation that will be giving funds of $4455 to five students and one advisor from the college broadcasting station, Where People Make a Difference....

While in Faculty Senate Stephanie Rosenblatt, Cerritos College Faculty Federation liaison, asks other members to attend the Board of Trustees meeting. Rosenblatt hopes to have 40 other faculty members attend the meeting to support part-time counselors.

[Photo] Part-time counselors’ fate hangs by a thread on campus

February 6, 2018

While in Faculty Senate Stephanie Rosenblatt, Cerritos College Faculty Federation liaison, asks other members to attend the Board of Trustees meeting. Rosenblatt hopes to have 40 other faculty members...

Senator Johnathan Iniguez and politcal science major Javier Varela discussing the legislation concerning bylaw revision dates.

Bylaw revision presentation postponed and senate bill passed to record dates of revisions

February 6, 2018

The Constitution and Bylaw Revision Task Force has been rescheduled and the deadline to present the proposed revisions have been pushed to March 21, along with the passing of a senate bill that allows...

No. 36 Tena Spoolstra at bat. Cerritos College won the game 8-7.

Falcons softball ride huge comeback to win game against OCC

January 30, 2018

The Cerritos College softball team played against the Orange Coast College Pirates Friday for their opening game, the Falcons came back to win it 8-7.Coach Kodee Murray said, "Our sophomores stepped up...

Shades structures, such as these, across campus  have been called pointless. However, these are not the finished product, a top is still needed.

Shades structures incomplete

January 30, 2018

The shade structures in front of the administrations office and library are construction projects that are not yet finished according to Director of Physical Plant and Construction Services David Moore. "It's...

Sophomore, Angie Ferreira No. 2 dribbles past the defending point guard. Ferreira dished out 3 assists.

[Photo] Women’s basketball beats LA Southwest College, leaving behind their five straight losses

January 28, 2018

Sophomore, Angie Ferreira No. 2 dribbles past the defending point guard. Ferreira dished out 3 assists.

Lisa Suzuki and Petra such celebrate winning the doubles match. Suzuki and Such played against Hope International Universitys Jessica Cornea and Jovana Milosevic.

[Photo] Scrimmage against Hope International University shows promising season for women’s tennis

January 26, 2018

Lisa Suzuki and Petra such celebrate winning the doubles match. Suzuki and Such played against Hope International University's Jessica Cornea and Jovana Milosevic.

The Board of Trustee same to a had a controversial night as they meet with a packed room of students and staff. They unanimously voted against agenda item 33, to not renew Zebra Coffee contract.

[Photo] Zebra Coffee not extinct on campus, to remain another year

January 21, 2018

The Board of Trustee same to a had a controversial night as they meet with a packed room of students and staff. They unanimously voted against agenda item 33, to not renew Zebra Coffee contract.

Newly hired head coach for the tennis team Qunn Caldaron. He just meet his tennis team on the first week of school.

[Photo] 2018 Tennis season begins with new head coach

January 17, 2018

Newly hired head coach for the tennis team Qunn Caldaron. He just meet his tennis team on the first week of school.

No. 27 Rafael Cortez practicing with his team. Cortez is seen here bunting.

Baseball’s head coach prepares for 25th season

January 17, 2018

Head Coach of the Falcons' baseball team, Ken Gaylord, says he's ready for another season as he walks into his 25th season with the team. In 25 seasons, he has been head coach for 22 of those. Last year,...

Psychology major, Diana Salazar taking part of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank that took place Tuesday. She was one of the 350 students that was handed a Cream of Chicken Soup by mechanical engineer major Joshua Ramos.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank feeds more than 300 students

January 17, 2018

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank came to Cerritos College and were able to give 350 students bags of free food. With the help of faculty, staff and students massive lines came to gather free food...

No. 2 Angie Ferreira drives the ball against a Mt. SAC defender. She finished the game 8-8 from the FT line.

[Photo] Falcons’ lose against Mt. SAC

January 14, 2018

No. 2 Angie Ferreira drives the ball against a Mt. SAC defender. She finished the game 8-8 from the FT line.

#metoo but only if you’re rich

January 8, 2018

It’s becoming apparent, the #metoo movement that we’ve seen snow-balling in the past few months is not for women in the working class, but instead, for women who are wealthy. This could not...

Library Ambassador Tammi Mohr filling up her water bottle with the hydration system in the Library. Cerritos College looks to but them in the Fine Art and Math buildings. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Hydration system project continued by student trustee

December 5, 2017

Hydration systems will be put into the Fine Arts and Math building, due to Student Trustee Raul Avalos bringing it up to the Board of Trustees. Although these are recently-built buildings and have been...

Kemberly Enriquez trying on army gear with the permission of the veterans. Enriquez and the Homecoming Queen Jazmine Jose were taking pictures wearing the gear. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Veterans Appreciation Day held by Veterans Resources Center

November 15, 2017

Students and staff came together outside the Veterans Resources Center to show their appreciation for their service. On Nov. 8, Veterans Appreciation Day took place; where different departments came...

Falcons Abraxaz Sanchez coming down hill at the end of the course at Mt.SAC. Sanchez came in sixth place overall. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Falcons go to Mt. SAC to win third and fourth place

November 7, 2017

The Falcons men and women cross country competed for the Southern Coast Conference championship, the men obtained fourth place while the women came in third. On Mt. San Antonio, Oct. 27, both Falcon teams...

No. 24 running back, Roderick Ashford, Jr rushing passed the 20-yard line. 
Ashford was injured during the game. Photo credit: Scarled Murillo

Falcons missed opportunity to go overtime at the Homecoming game

October 26, 2017

The Falcons' football team lost the Cerritos College Homecoming game to Bakersfield with the final score of 24-17. On Oct. 21 the Falcons were neck and neck with Bakersfield nearly the entire game. By...

No. 9 quarterback Quentin Davis passing the line of scrimmage to run onto Santa Monica territory. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Falcons ready for homecoming in less than a week

October 18, 2017

The Falcons’ football team defeated Santa Monica 37-7 on Oct. 14 on the turf of the opposition. Ending the first half with 10-0 and receiving 12 penalties to Santa Monica’s nine. And an interception...

ASCC looks to revamp bylaws

October 18, 2017

A new task force as been put together to revise the bylaws and constitution that govern student government. The Constitution and Bylaws Revision Task Force will consist of: Dean of Student ServicesStudent...

The romanticism of banning literature

October 11, 2017

No matter what group you’re a part of or what ideological leanings you have, never expect for the enlightened to capitulate to your cries of wanting specific literature to be banned. Talon Marks...

Photo credit: Benjamin Garcia

Homecoming Court elected

October 11, 2017

A new homecoming court has been established through the voting process and now there are seven homecoming court members. The following seven members will move on to the next election process and campaign...

The rise of the european far-right

October 9, 2017

Over the last few years Western Europe has changed on a political level.Every election that we see in Europe in the past year -- whether it be in Britain, France or Germany, we in the United States have...

No. 5 Sabrina Rivas setting up for her team mate to spike the ball. 
The Falcons lost 3-1 at home, make their season record 0-11. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Volleyball continue losing streak 0-11

September 30, 2017

The Falcons' volleyball team lost their eleventh game in a row this season when they went up against Rio Hondo and lost 3-1. On the Sept. 27 home game, the Falcons started evenly in the first set with...

Newly elected senators being sworn in for the positions. This was the first ASCC senate meeting of 2017-2018. Photo credit: David Jenkins

ASCC senate holds first fall meeting with new faces

September 23, 2017

The Associated Students of Cerritos College had its first senate meeting of the 2017-18 semester. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the newly elected senators were sworn in by ASCC Vice President David Ramirez;...

Falcons’ wrestling team walks out Mt. San Antonio 3-1

September 21, 2017

The Falcons' wrestling team came out of the Mt. San Antonio Duels with three wins and one loss. Facing off against three schools and an extra team filed with wrestlers from those three schools due to one...

Carlos Llanes, criminal justice major, voting on Sept.13 for his friend. All 31 available senate seat have been filled by the 31 enrolled ballots. Photo credit: Carmelita Islas Mendez

Students voting for friends in Fall 2017 senate elections

September 19, 2017

The Associated Students of Cerritos College held senate elections and the results are in for the 31 available senate seats. Cerritos College students were allowed to vote from Sept. 13 and 14 at three...

Women’s volleyball struggled against Irvine Valley

September 12, 2017

The Falcon’s volleyball team faced Irvine Valley College on Wednesday Sept.6 and came out with another loss. Losing all three sets.During the first set, the Falcons came short of 10 points, ending...

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