Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Derrick Coleman, Co-Multimedia Editor

Derrick Coleman is the Co-Multimedia Editor at Talon Marks. He was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he lived for 15 years before coming to the United States. His goal is to start his own photography business.

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Cerroy Chenault guard scored 6 points against Los Angeles Harbor Feb. 7 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Quarantine Blues: Men’s basketball plans for championship

May 17, 2020

Cerroy Chenault guard scored 6 points against Los Angeles Harbor Feb. 7 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field: What teams have made through playoffs

May 17, 2020
In this week's podcast, we are discussing the NBA playoffs and the teams' effort to getting there.
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field Podcast: Jordan Love

May 10, 2020
A guest speaker will be speaking with Rob, Derrick and Luis.
Andy Hurtado, Cerritos College Baseball, pitcher working out at home during the quarantine Photo credit: Courtesy of Andy Hurtado

Quarantine Blues: Baseball team reflects on season cut short

May 9, 2020
Falcon baseball players and head coach reflect on the short season due to COVID-19 and preparing for the 2021 spring season.
Travis Smith, a woodworking major at Cerritos College, cuts planks for a dresser.

Exploring Deaf culture

May 5, 2020
Talon Marks interviews with deaf students and faculty of Cerritos College to explain the subculture from their perspective.
Angel City Sports: Local organization provides sports to the disabled community

Angel City Sports: Local organization provides sports to the disabled community

May 2, 2020
How to keep up with the competition, despite having a disability.
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field Podcast: The NFL Draft

May 2, 2020

 Thoughts on the NFL Draft going over The Last Dance documentary series and saying our Mt. Rushmore of NBA players. DERRICK: So Good morning, and welcome to Off The Field, I'm Derrick. LUIS:...

Quarantine Blues is a column dedicated to sports stories and updates from various Falcon Athletes. Stories are published weekly on Saturdays.

Quarantine Blues: Women’s soccer anticipates playing next season

May 2, 2020
The women's soccer team is finding ways to play its next season.
Bluey Watches the Top diligently until athletes can return to their “home away from home”
The weightlifting facility is equipped with 5 platforms, 3 squat racks, and all the weights you need to make progress in your strength goals. Photo credit: Chad Seltzer

Staying fit while staying indoors during the pandemic

April 29, 2020
Top My Workout turns staying at home into staying fit.
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field Podcast: NFL draft and baseball update

April 26, 2020

derrick coleman: Hello, and welcome back to off the field. I'm Derrick. Luis: I'm Luis. derrick Coleman: So Luis, do you want to talk a little bit about what we're gonna talk about today. Luis:...

Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

[Photo] Off The Field podcast: Quarantine

April 18, 2020

"Off The Field" is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Quarantine Blues is a column dedicated to sports stories and updates from various Falcon Athletes. Stories are published weekly on Saturdays.

[Photo] Quarantine Blues: Switching gears from swimming to water polo

April 18, 2020

"Quarantine Blues" is a column dedicated to sports stories and updates from various Falcon Athletes. Stories are published weekly on Saturdays.

A Look Back With Oscar is a film column dedicated to reviewing popular movies from years ago and deciding whether those movies still hold up to todays standards.

[Photo] A Look Back with Oscar: ‘Space Jam’

April 15, 2020

"A Look Back With Oscar" is a film column dedicated to reviewing popular movies from years ago and deciding whether those movies still hold up to today's standards.

Off The Field is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays.

[Photo] Off The Field: The NBA season isn’t over just yet

April 11, 2020

"Off The Field" is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Off The Field is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Off The Field: Batter-up! Game on, Baseball.

April 11, 2020

"Off The Field" is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Off The Field is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays.

[Photo] Off The Field: Game (off) edition

March 23, 2020

"Off The Field" is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Freshman guard Joshua Belvin lay up the ball. Against Santiago Canyon during the Southern California Regional playoffs March 7, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Cerritos spectacular season comes to an end

March 11, 2020

Freshman guard Joshua Belvin lay up the ball. Against Santiago Canyon during the Southern California Regional playoffs March 7, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Lorena Ortiz Preparatory math instructor works with freshmen Malia Mann psychology major works on her math skills. In the Multi Purpose building on March 3, 2020

Opportunity through Adult Education

March 6, 2020

The Cerritos College Adult Education program offers a wide variety of courses such as writing and math, at no tuition cost to the student. Many students however are unaware of the programs existence,...

Marisela Olivas freshman swam in the Women 200 yard backstroke. Cerritos College swim team for home met on Feb 28, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Women’s team swims over Chaffey, sinks under Long Beach City

March 4, 2020

Marisela Olivas freshman swam in the Women 200 yard backstroke. Cerritos College swim team for home met on Feb 28, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Joshua Belvin drives the ball to the basket in the game. Falcons play Ventura College Feb 28, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Cerritos moves into third round of Socal Regional playoff

March 3, 2020

Joshua Belvin drives the ball to the basket in the game. Falcons play Ventura College Feb 28, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Joshua Guzman sophomore swims in the mens 200 butterfly. Cerritos College competes against  Chaffey College and Long Beach City College on Feb. 28 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Falcons make a splash at home opener

March 3, 2020

Joshua Guzman sophomore swims in the men's 200 butterfly. Cerritos College competes against Chaffey College and Long Beach City College on Feb. 28 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Cerritos College English professor Damon Cagnolatti and Cerritos colleg alumni Antoine “AJ” Girard. talked about their experience in the film on February 20, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] “Beyond Measure” shines a light on extraordinary black men

February 26, 2020

Cerritos College English professor Damon Cagnolatti and Cerritos colleg alumni Antoine “AJ” Girard. talked about their experience in the film on February 20, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Freshman Guard No. 2 Joshua Belvin helps the Falcons defeat Compton College. Cerritos won for the 27th time in Conference Champs on February 19, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Falcons soar into playoffs after beating Compton College

February 25, 2020

Freshman Guard No. 2 Joshua Belvin helps the Falcons defeat Compton College. Cerritos won for the 27th time in Conference Champs on February 19, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Founders Maria Gates and Joe Gardina talked about the Nipsey hussle book club at the Toni Morrison and Nipsey hussle tribute on Feb. 12, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Remembering the Life and Art of Toni Morrison and Nipsey Hussle

February 25, 2020

Founders Maria Gates and Joe Gardina talked about the Nipsey hussle book club at the Toni Morrison and Nipsey hussle tribute on Feb. 12, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

The womens basketball team securesthe win against Compton College. Guard Mariah Lora goes for a hook shot against the team on February 19, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Women’s basketball secures win in close game against Compton College

February 24, 2020

The women's basketball team securesthe win against Compton College. Guard Mariah Lora goes for a hook shot against the team on February 19, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Super Bowl recap

February 13, 2020

written by Keanu Keanu: Good morning Falcons and welcome to off the field. I'm your host, Keanu. Derrick: I'm Derek, and today we'll be recapping the Super Bowl from last Sunday. Keanu: That was...

Sarah Hernandez Guard 13, drives the ball to the basket from the three point line. Against LA Southwest on February 5, 2020

[Photo] Cerritos Women’s Basketball earns second straight conference win against LA Southwest

February 12, 2020

Sarah Hernandez Guard 13, drives the ball to the basket from the three point line. Against LA Southwest on February 5, 2020

Hip Hop dancer Auti Angel dances with her crew during the Festival of Human Abilities. on Saturday, January 25. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Festival of Human Abilities celebrates people with disabilities

February 11, 2020

Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific celebrated their 17th annual Festival of Human Abilities with events such as adaptive scuba diving, hip hop dancing and classic guitar and dancing performances. Peter...

Coffee Break: Coronavirus

February 10, 2020

written by Keannu Keanu: Hello Falcons and welcome to coffee break. I'm your host, Keanu Derrick: and I’m Derek Keanu: and today we'll be talking about the recent Corona virus that's been spreading...

Starting pitcher sophomore Nicholas Martinez pitch for 6 innings against Los Angeles valley Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Falcons Baseball wins close game against LA Valley College 8-7

February 6, 2020

Starting pitcher sophomore Nicholas Martinez pitch for 6 innings against Los Angeles valley Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Falcons secure 7-0 win at season opener

February 6, 2020

Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Jaishon Forte Forward looks for an open line before scoring in the 4th quarter.  For the game Forte had 11 points in the game against Los Angeles Trade Tech on January 22, 2020 Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Falcons men’s and women’s basketball bounce back from loss

February 6, 2020

Cerritos College Men's basketball were on a 9-game win streak until they lost to Compton College. Coming off the road with the loss the Falcons are determined to get back on the path of victory. The...

Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field podcast: Kobe Bryant

February 5, 2020

written by Keanu Keanu: hello falcons and welcome to Off the field, I’m your host Keanu Derrick: and I’m derrick Keanu: and today we’ll be talking about the passing of Kobe Bryant. Last sunday...

Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field podcast: Superbowl 2020

February 3, 2020

Keanu: Hello Falcons and Welcome to another podcast of Off the Field. I'm your host Keanu Daniel: I'm Daniel Derrick: I'm Derrick Keanu: and today we’ll be previewing uh.. for this Sunday’s Super...

Jaishon Forte freshman forward, No. 11 makes a free throw in the third quarter. The Falcons beat LA Trade Tech on Jan. 15, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Falcons Men’s Basketball on 6-game win streak

January 22, 2020

Jaishon Forte freshman forward, No. 11 makes a free throw in the third quarter. The Falcons beat LA Trade Tech on Jan. 15, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Mariah Lora Guard Sophomore guarding Delilah Kimbl-Gray. The Falcons Womens basketball team went on to lose 62-54 on Jan 15. 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

[Photo] Cerritos Women’s Basketball loses a tough one to ELAC

January 21, 2020

Mariah Lora Guard Sophomore guarding Delilah Kimbl-Gray. The Falcons Women's basketball team went on to lose 62-54 on Jan 15. 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Coffee Break Cartel

December 20, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1m8FynyEQiaXooBfg6pqlR Transcribed by Nizar milbes Derek: Hello and welcome to coffee break, I’m Derek Edgar: im Edgar nizar: im nizar Derek: and today...

coffee break impeachment

December 19, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4hSHaYbGfTh33x1IbA5jwD transcribed by Nizar Derek: Hey Hello and welcome back to coffee break. Im Derek Nizar: Im nizar Derek: And today we gonna talk about...

off the field Astros cheating

December 19, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5PhjXYA5PpM7MvdQjIksjG transcribed by Nizar Astros cheating Podcast: Derek: Hello, im derek welcome to after phil Nizar: im nizar Derek: and today were gonna...

off the field 9/30

December 18, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5m8dIsqoXTZa4lx0rbGOyV Transcribed by: Jonathan Gonzalez Derrick: Hey, hello, and welcome back to off the field. I’m Derrick Jonathan: Im Jonathan Derrick:...

Off the Field 10/21

December 18, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1j087o1i3v8WhHfyQf0OvO Transcribed by: Jonathan Gonzalez Derrick: Hello and welcome to off the field. I’m Derrick. Jonathan: I’m Jonathan Randy: I’m Randy Derrick:...

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December 12, 2019

Down the Court: sophomore point guard Joshua Belvin dribbles the ball to the basket against Santa Monica College. The Falcons lost 71-61 on Nov. 22, 2019

[Photo] Men’s Basketball want to continue to their winning ways from last season

December 11, 2019

Down the Court: sophomore point guard Joshua Belvin dribbles the ball to the basket against Santa Monica College. The Falcons lost 71-61 on Nov. 22, 2019

Knotts Scary Farm: Student were given the opportunity to get hands on experience with special makeup artists. Photo credit: Naila Salguero

Theater students experiment with special effects makeup at Knott’s Scary Farm

November 6, 2019

Cerritos College theatre makeup program took its annual trip to Knott's Scary Farm organized by professor Susan Watanabe. She wanted to give her students a chance to mingle with special effects makeup...

Quarterback prepares with the offensive line in front before the ball is snapped. The Falcons run drills before the homecoming game on Nov. 2, 2019.

[Photo] Falcons miss out on playoffs with loss to Mt. Sac Mounties

November 6, 2019

Quarterback prepares with the offensive line in front before the ball is snapped. The Falcons run drills before the homecoming game on Nov. 2, 2019.

Nov. 6, 2019 – Page 8

November 6, 2019

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November 6, 2019

Overcoming: Shortcomings in a “normal world”

November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:01 Hello and welcome back to overcoming disabilities. Denise Ng 0:02 I’m Denise. Luis Lemus 0:03 I'm Luis. Derrick Coleman 0:08 Luis, you want to introduce...

Overcoming: Cerritos College bomb threat 10/3

November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:01 Hello and welcome back to overcoming. I’m Derrick. Luis Lemus 0:04 I'm Luis Denise Ng 0:05 I'm Denise. Derrick Coleman 0:06 So Denise, can you tell us...

Overcoming: Getting personal

November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:01 Hello, and welcome to the new show, Overcoming. I’m Derrick. Luis Lemus 0:04 I'm Luis Derrick Coleman 0:07 So Luis, you want to tell us a little bit about...

Overcoming: Disabilities Awareness Month

November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:00 Hello, and welcome to overcoming. I'm Derrick. I'm Luis with and I'm Denise. And since this is a Disability Awareness Month, we're going to talk a little bit about disabled student...

Zachary Jenkins (left) and Nathan Pineda (right) after a recent practice, they both continue to work hard for the next upcoming game. The next game will be held Oct. 23, 2019 against Mt. San Antonio. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Jenkins and Pineda, ‘walls’ of water polo

October 23, 2019

The Cerritos College men’s water polo team is having a great season, remaining undefeated in conference 3-0. Two athletes who the team tremendously respect are the starting goalie, Zachary Jenkins, and...

Adaptive Dance: students and instructor dance during the first-thought adaptive PE course at Cerritos College by Beatrice Horner, a part-time adaptive dance professor. she is hands-on and teaches students proper form and rotation to protect their knees. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Adaptive dance course taught for the first time at Cerritos College

October 23, 2019

Cerritos College started its first adaptive dance course this 2019 fall semester. Beatrice Horner, adaptive dance professor, started the class to incorporate more techniques from ballet and modern dance,...

WPMD Broadcasting Club heads to Washington DC

October 23, 2019

Cerritos College Student Senate has approved the requested funding to send the WPMD nominated students to Washington D.C for the award ceremony on Oct. 30 WPMD has been nominated once again for one...

The Voice of Cerrito College

[Photo]

October 23, 2019

Derricks Image Main Production Studio WPMD

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October 23, 2019

Driver: Kevin Elizarraraz No 17 scores his second goal during the 3 quarter of the game. The Falcons defeated the Orange Coast College Prates on Oct. 04 2019

[Photo] Falcon Men’s Water Polo Team vs OCC College

October 9, 2019

Driver: Kevin Elizarraraz No 17 scores his second goal during the 3 quarter of the game. The Falcons defeated the Orange Coast College Prates on Oct. 04 2019

Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Cerritos College needs better accessibility for students with disabilities

October 16, 2019

With Disability Awareness Month in full swing, it is time to look at the improvements that can be made across Cerritos College to better life for all, but also importantly, focus on improving conditions...

Driver: Kevin Elizarraraz No 17 scores his scores his second goal during the 3 quarter of the game. The Falcons defeated the Orange Coast College Prates on Oct. 04 2019

[Photo] Women’s soccer team scores early in a slow game

October 9, 2019

Driver: Kevin Elizarraraz No 17 scores his scores his second goal during the 3 quarter of the game. The Falcons defeated the Orange Coast College Prates on Oct. 04 2019

Cerritos College offers adaptive physical education courses

Cerritos College offers adaptive physical education courses

October 9, 2019

“Everyone is welcome, Anytime in K105, Even if you don't want to sign up, you're always welcome to come and stop by and see what our classes are about.” October is Disabilities Awareness Month and...

Player Brian Luque-Gutierrez, scores an unassisted goal in the beginning of the second quarter. The Falcons defeated the Rio Hondo Roadrunners on Oct. 2, 2019.

[Photo] Men’s Water Polo Triumphs in Victory Against Roadrunners

October 4, 2019

Player Brian Luque-Gutierrez, scores an unassisted goal in the beginning of the second quarter. The Falcons defeated the Rio Hondo Roadrunners on Oct. 2, 2019.

Sept. 25, 2019 – Page 7

September 25, 2019

Sept. 25, 2019 – Page 8

September 25, 2019

Carl Odom, runs the ball for a first touchdown during the game against College of the Desert. Falcons won the game 50-7.

[Photo] Falcons soar above competition

September 25, 2019

Carl Odom, runs the ball for a first touchdown during the game against College of the Desert. Falcons won the game 50-7.

Mirka Granoble (left) and Alexia Torress (right) have been playing together since high school and now play for the Cerritos College Womens Volleyball team.

[Photo] Five Strong Years of Friendship on the Volleyball Court

September 11, 2019

Mirka Granoble (left) and Alexia Torress (right) have been playing together since high school and now play for the Cerritos College Womens Volleyball team.

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

Inside the Minds of Football Captains

September 11, 2019

Cerritos College has kicked off their 2019-2020 season with two new team captains, as well as one returning captain. Each captain carries a different mindset and philosophy, however they all share a...

Mirka Granoble (left) and Alexia Torress (right) have been playing together since high school and now play for the Cerritos College Womens Volleyball team.

Five Strong Years of Friendship on the Volleyball Court

September 11, 2019

Alexia Torres and Mirka Granoble first met in high school, and went on to play on the same teams for the next five years. They have represented three private clubs together, and currently represent Cerritos...

women’s Volleyball

August 31, 2019

Cerritos College Women’s Volleyball practice for the season with a six weeks of summer class. The Volleyball team met four times a week for training. It was a bulk of their preseason training before...

Teaching more than just Touchdowns

August 31, 2019

Dean Grosfield is now entering his second year as head coach for the Cerritos College football team, and as such he has seen both the players and the program grow and change significantly.With the recent...

Headphones for homeless

May 28, 2019

Paul Avila says his 22-year-old son Pauly is his inspiration. “Pauly can’t see or talk,” Avila said, “All he can do is hear so he loves music.” Hoping to make a difference, Avila launched...

One cup at a time

May 22, 2019

Coffee/art compassion is been defined as a feeling for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by desire to alleviate the suffering. Jacob Baruch is the founder of Project Coffee Cup, a project...

K&D Sports: NFL Free Agency

K&D Sports: NFL Free Agency

May 22, 2019

Keanu  0:01 Hell Falcon fans and Welcome to the K&D sports podcast. I'm your host Keanu   Derrick  0:05 I'm Derek.   Keanu  0:09 switching over to the NFL...

WideShot: Spiderman and Sonic

WideShot: Spiderman and Sonic

May 22, 2019

Welcome back film freaks. This is the wide shot podcast. My name is Michael Reza and I'm herewith KZ Kianna Znika 0:07 Kiana sneaker DC Derrick...

WideShot: Final Cut

WideShot: Final Cut

May 22, 2019

Edgar 0:00 Hi guys, welcome back to the wide shot podcast. We're here with our final podcast before a brief couple month hiatus, I'm here with... Kianna Znika 0:07 Kiana Znika Michael...

K&D Sports: Super Bowl

K&D Sports: Super Bowl

May 17, 2019

Keanu  0:02 Hello Falcon fans and welcome to the K & D sports podcast. I'm your host Keanu   0:07 I'm Derrick Coleman.   Unknown Speaker  0:09 Give me your,...

K&D Sports: March Madness

K&D Sports: March Madness

May 17, 2019

Keanu  0:01 Hello Falcon fans and welcome to the K&D sports podcast. I'm your host Keanu   Derrick 0:06   I'm Derek. Should we transition over to the Mock March Madness.   Keanu...

K&D Sports: AAF

May 17, 2019

Keanu 0:01- Hello Falcon fans and welcome to the K and D sports talks podcast. I’m your host Keanu   Derrick 0:06 I’m Derrick, do you want to start us off with the AAF   Keanu...

Premier of K&D Sports: Football

May 17, 2019

Keanu  0:01 Hello falcon fans and welcome to the K&D sports talk show. I'm your host Keanu   Derek  0:06 I'm Derek   Keanu 0:07 switching over to the new Football...

Free Speech Zone: How do you feel about Pornhub possibly buying Tumblr?

May 14, 2019

Nae Galloway, Sociology major "I'm shook, because if they buy it they're going to have to do a lot monitoring and because kids use it also." D.J., Undecided "Nothing really changes, it’s...

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