Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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dean-

May 10, 2010

It's the spring semester of 1986 and in walks a tall and slender male into the Student Activities office as the new Coordinator of Student Activities.17 years later, that tall and slender male that walked...

The last days arrive for Dean

The last days arrive for Dean

May 10, 2010

It's the spring semester of 1986 and in walks a tall and slender male into the Student Activities office as the new Coordinator of Student Activities.17 years later, that tall and slender male that walked...

4.4 quake hits Los Angeles area

March 15, 2010

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck out of the Pico Rivera area at approximately 4:04 a.m. The depth of the earthquake was 18 kilometers and was 10 miles ESE of Los Angeles on the Whittier fault line.No...

Grapes of Wrath leaves you wanting more

Grapes of Wrath leaves you wanting more

March 9, 2010

If you want to be disappointed, watch the play Grapes of Wrath performed by the students of Cerritos.Set yourself up for disappointment. Buy a $10 ticket (if you have your student ID with the Spring 2010...

Cerritos women making a difference

Cerritos’ women making a difference

March 2, 2010

Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart, Dr. Mae Jemison, and Condoleezza Rice; all women who have made a significant change in women's suffrage...

Rain washes up historic archives

Rain washes up historic archives

February 9, 2010

Historic archives of Cerritos College were damaged on Saturday when several roof tiles of the right side of the library caved in and leaked water into the building. Newspapers, certificates, slides, books,...

Cerritos student challenges mayor of Long Beach

December 23, 2009

Cerritos College student Stevie Merino is seeking to run for mayor of Long Beach in the April 13 citywide elections against its incumbent Bob Foster .Although the 21-year-old will not officially be considered...

Vela placed on administrative leave from San Bernandino

December 23, 2009

Former Cerritos College president Noelia Vela was placed on administrative leave from her current role as the San Bernandino Community College District chancellor on Tuesday. Despite receiving a vote of...

Convertible burns in parking lot

Convertible burns in parking lot

December 8, 2009

A car caught on fire in the C-10 parking lot at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.Undecided major Erin Ponce parked her '98 Chrysler Lebaron convertible and was applying her make-up when she saw smoke coming out...

Cerritos hosts Veteran’s Day

November 17, 2009

"Every time you see someone who has served or is serving our country, just lean over and say ‘Thank you.' That's all most veterans need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could...

Hughlett, Epple and Liu make the cut

November 4, 2009

Incumbents Bob Hughlett and Bob Epple will be joined by new incoming member Shin Liu to once again be part of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees.They were three of the five candidates running to become...

Student voice ignored in hiring process

November 3, 2009

"I am embarrassed, ashamed and disappointed to be hearing the ridiculous and pathetic answers and explanations that are coming from this faculty," Dean Mellas said."These students are our future. One day...

Board elections coming in November

October 19, 2009

Cerritos College has yet to face another round of elections as it prepares to fill the three positions open for Board of Trustees.The Nov. 3 elections will determine which three of the five candidates...

Spreading breast cancer awareness

October 12, 2009

"It was devastating. To think that the one standard she lived her life by was the one thing that prevented her from getting treated and maybe even getting cured," said anthropology major Jennyfer Padilla.As...

Title V Grant lands in iFALCON’s nest

September 14, 2009

Faculty Senate President Debra Moore announced at the Board of Trustees meeting  Wednesday at 6 p.m. that the iFALCON campaign was approved to receive a Title V Grant.The grant, which was something...

Club Day informs students

Club Day informs students

September 8, 2009

The clubs of Cerritos College had not one, but two days to try to recruit new members and inform incoming students of what their club is about.Last Wednesday and Thursday, all the active clubs on campus...

iFALCON awarded with Title V Grant

September 2, 2009

Faculty Senate president Debra Moore announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Cheryl A. Epple Board room that the iFALCON campaign was approved to receive a Title V Grant.The...

Lacy’s commencement day announced

September 2, 2009

The Board of Trustees announced that Linda Lacy will begin her role as the new superintendent of Cerritos College on Sept. 14.The announcement was made at Wednesday's Board of Trustees meeting at...

retraction

August 31, 2009

An error was pirnted in last week's issue of Talon Marks regarding the health fee increase.The health fee did not increase by $10, in fact it only increased by $2.The proposal for the increase of the fee...

Construction doesnt affect class funding

Construction doesn’t affect class funding

August 31, 2009

With the many budget cuts Cerritos College is experiencing, students are becoming upset that the school can afford to cut classes, but refuses to stop the construction on campus.What students need to understand...

From Faculty Senate president to dean

From Faculty Senate president to dean

August 23, 2009

Bryan Reece was named the new Dean of Humanities and Social Science Division over the summer.Although he feels a little bummed because his office will no longer have a window, the former president of faculty...

Fees increase during registration

Fees increase during registration

August 23, 2009

Frustrated, angry, desperate and worried; these are only some of the many feelings that students at Cerritos College are experiencing due to all the budget cuts and fee increases.A few weeks before the...

Free Speech Zone

August 19, 2009

Martin Maciel, RN Major"I feel those who were not aware of the seven day deadline ended up paying for nothing cause they were dropped. It's not fair. Students should get the classes they paid for."Francisco...

Forum: Accreditation main concern for Zacovic

June 16, 2009

(Photo Slideshow) Mark Zacovic announced at the public forum held at Cerritos College at 11 a.m. Wednesday that if selected as its next president, his main concern would the school's accreditation.The...

Illegal immigrant attending Cerritos

May 12, 2009

"I'm scared. In every sense of the word I am downright petrified. I wake up every morning afraid of what is going to happen. I wonder whether today will be the day I get arrested and deported or if I will...

Accreditation team arrives

Accreditation team arrives

May 4, 2009

After several months of much concern over accreditation, Cerritos College was finally visited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges team last Wednesday.The accreditation visit,...

Interview with Shia LaBeouf

Interview with Shia LaBeouf

April 27, 2009

With the upcoming debut of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" nearby, Talon Marks caght up with the star of the motion picture. Although the movie's release is not until June 24, he was more than willing...

Shaun Barnes co-hosts the Tuesday afternoon show, Afternoon Block Party.

WPMD DJ overcomes obstacles

April 27, 2009

After being diagnosed with bipolar disease at the age of 11, Shaun Barnes has learned to overcome many obstacles in his life in order to get to where he is now.As a radio host of the Cerritos College's...

Vandalism a serious problem

Vandalism a serious problem

March 23, 2009

Vandalism has become an increasing issue at Cerritos College.Recently, various club posters and Wings Magazine publications of have been torn, thrown to the trash, and even stolen.Director of Student Activities...

Mommy Trudy retiring

‘Mommy Trudy’ retiring

March 23, 2009

After 40 In-N-Out Welcome Days and Nights, 39 ASCC Awards Banquets, 21 Hoe Down Days events and 20 Homecoming events, Trudy Foster is leaving Cerritos College.The secretary of Student Activities, who started...

Art Cantano won the Mr. Cerritos contest.

Catano wins Mr. Cerritos

March 17, 2009

After performing his Elvis impersonation, the Math Club representative was the winner of the Mr. Cerritos contest on March 18.Art Catano was awestruck when he was announced as the winner of the contest."I...

Angry vaginas in ‘Monologues’

March 16, 2009

I have never loved my vagina more than I love it now.The jaw-opening, thrilling, utterly indecent yet fun play, "The Vagina Monologues" helped me realize how truly beautiful and amazing my "coochi snorcher"...

BSU celebrates Marti Gras

March 4, 2009

Imagine this: bright lights, colorful beads, warm chocolate chip cookies with snow cones, rappers, singers, poets, dancers, models, a fashion show, a talent show, inspirational speeches, and much shouting,...

SLOs and IPRs presented to faculty

March 3, 2009

A detailed presentation of the proposed student learning outcomes strategy and the revised instructional program review process was provided and presented at the general faculty meeting at 11 a.m. on Feb....

free speech zone

February 26, 2009

Free Speech ZoneJose JimenezBiology major"I don't want to degrade p.e. but it's just exercise. It's not like chemistry or something.  So I don't think it should be a requirement."Sophia ValenciaUndecided...

Blood drive collects more than 50 pints on Tuesday

February 10, 2009

The instructors of the American Red Cross had their hands full trying to keep up with the amount of volunteers anxiously waiting to donate blood."At around 10:15 a.m., it began getting really busy," said...

Women’s swimming looks forward to season

February 3, 2009

Sprinter Jenel Lopez is an incoming freshman that hopes to lead the Cerritos women's swim team to the state championships this season.With a total of eight years in swimming, four in a high school varsity...

Graduation petitions coming up

Graduation petitions coming up

February 2, 2009

The deadline for graduation petitions, along with the club fundraisers, were the two subjects the members of the ASCC Cabinet tried to stress at its meeting on Feb. 2.By March 2, all petitions to graduate...

Obama isn’t our savior

January 27, 2009

Although many people are looking forward to having the first African American president, not many realize that their hopes and expectations will not be meet by Barack Obama.Obama will not go down in...

Librarians connect to students

January 27, 2009

A new instant messaging interface has become in use in the Cerritos College library.Meebo, a new media and communications company, has targeted and manifested itself in Cerritos as its new means of web-based...

Men’s swim team returners have major advantage

January 18, 2009

Returner Loui Espinoza hopes to lead the men's swim team of Cerritos College to the state championship this season.Espinoza said, "As a returner, I feel I could not only set an example for the new members...

Summer session may be cut

January 16, 2009

The Budget and Planning Committee was forced to discussed the idea of cancelling one of the summer sessions last Thrusday.Though it is still not clear whether or not a summer session will be suspended,...

English Dept pays tribute to diagnosed professor

December 9, 2008

The English Department held a reading for Jack Swanson on Nov. 20 in the teleconference center.Jack Swanson, English professor, has been on sick leave since he was diagnosed with throat cancer this past...

Cans are a high turnout in food drive

December 9, 2008

The ASCC collected well over 5, 000 cans for the canned food drive held for the months of November and December.This food drive was held to help the people of low or no income of Norwalk."People who were...

newspaper opinion-Koulzons

December 4, 2008

Many people disagree with the newspaper Talon Marks produces and some would even like to abolish the entire production of a Cerritos College newspaper.Many may see the paper as just something a bunch of...

Cabinet has more on its mind

November 18, 2008

Further improvements for the "Habits of Mind" campaign were discussed at the cabinet meeting last Monday.Also discussed were updates on the Talon Marks research committee.Follett is collaborating with...

Dancing the night away

November 18, 2008

"Shake ya groove thang, shake ya groove thang yeah yeah…shake it shake it."That was the song that kept playing over and over in my head throughout the entire Fall Dance concert. I arrived to the...

Talon Marks wins Online General Excellence

November 18, 2008

The Cerritos College Talon Marks staff received its 11th online general excellence, among other awards, at the annual JACC SoCal conference last Friday and Saturday at Cal State Fullerton.The awards obtained...

free speech zone

November 17, 2008

How do feel about the lack of heat in classrooms?Otto Gutierrezphysical education major"The air conditioning in my classroom works so I'm ok with it."Kerin Alfarohealth care major"I don't mind the air...

Student Health and Wellness Center to increase fees

November 4, 2008

A proposal for a $2 student fee increase will be in the process for approval in early November.If this proposal is approved, by Spring 2009 the student enrollment fee will no longer be $14, but rather...

Gingrich urges students to vote no on Prop. 8

October 28, 2008

Candace Gingrich was the guest of honor at the Gay Straight Alliance meeting Tuesday morning encouraging to vote no on Props 4 and 8.Human rights campaign activist Gingrich tried to heavily emphasize the...

Floating away into visions of TV

October 20, 2008

From abusive cops to masked dancers, Cerritos College held its annual Homecoming float competition on Saturday.Thirteen awards were honored to fourteen clubs.The Dental Hygine club won the Amy Dozier award...

Cerritos brings employment opportunities with job fair

October 13, 2008

With excited students, attentive employees, and more than willing employers, Cerritos College held its biannual job fair this Tuesday afternoon.Many police departments not only attended the job fair, but...

Injuried wing doesn’t slow down Falcons

October 6, 2008

With utility Stephanie Rosero out for the game due to a shoulder injury, Adriana Rodriguez took the main role in leading the women's water polo team to its 11-5 win against Mt.SAC last Wednesday. "I...

Falcons kick and punch their way to victory

September 29, 2008

Driver Jesse Paredes scored five goals to help lead the Cerritos College men's water polo team to its 25-11 victory over Chaffey College last Wednesday afternoon."Our defense was great and the assists...

Cheerleaders or strippers, you decide

Cheerleaders or strippers, you decide

September 15, 2008

Cheerleaders. Loud cheerleaders. Annoying, loud cheerleaders. Skimpy, annoying, loud, cheerleaders.I went to the football game last Saturday and found myself utterly annoyed by the cheerleaders.As soon...

Import ready to help water polo team

September 15, 2008

Kieran Hattie of New Zealand has just recently joined the men's water polo team here at Cerritos.He played as a goalie for his school back in New Zealand.His aspirations were always to come to the United...

Koulzons-men’s water polo team

September 8, 2008

Head coach Joe Abing's men's water polo team begun its season with a record of 3-1.Last Saturday, it played at Golden West against four colleges- Golden West, Citrus, LA Valley and Mt. Sac.The Falcons...

koulzons-new zealand kid

September 8, 2008

Kieran Hattie of New Zealand has just recently joined the men's water polo team here at Cerritos.Hattie played as a goalie for his school back in New Zealand.His aspirations were always to come to the...

koulzons-women’s water polo team

September 8, 2008

The women's water polo team at Cerritos College begins its season with a record of 4-0.With a lot of incoming freshmen and a number of returners, head coach Sergio Macias looks forward to working with...

Men’s water polo swims into new season

September 8, 2008

Head coach Joe Abing's men's water polo team begun its season with a record of 3-1.Last Saturday, it played at Golden West against four colleges- Golden West, Citrus, LA Valley and Mt. Sac.The Falcons...

Teplitzky named new men’s basketball coach

August 27, 2008

As the new men's basketball season approaches, a new head coach commences his journey to attain yet another championship for Cerritos College.Inspired by his high school basketball coach, Jesse Teplitzky...

Teplitzky named new men’s basketball coach

August 26, 2008

As the new men's basketball season approaches, a new head coach commences his journey to attain yet another championship for Cerritos College.Inspired by his high school basketball coach, Jesse Teplitzky...

Accreditation top priority for Faculty Senate

Accreditation top priority for Faculty Senate

August 26, 2008

Several important issues were discussed at the Faculty Senate meeting held Tuesday. One issue discussed was that of student transfers. According to Faculty Senate president Bryan Reece, there are 2,205...

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