Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

elizabeth corcoles

Elizabeth Corcoles, Online Editor

Elizabeth is the current Online and Social Media Editor for Talon Marks. She has previously worked on Arts and Entertainment section and is now working towards transferring to a Cal State. Her interest include concerts, design and would love to work for a music publication.

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The Strokes by Roger Woolman. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Hints of previous albums and clear vocals; The Strokes initiate their comeback

April 12, 2020

Ditching their signature fuzzy sound, The Strokes return with their sixth studio album “The New Abnormal,” a fitting title in these strange times. While their peak of relevancy was in the early 2000s,...

The Spring Break Art Fair returns to LA with over 100 art exhibitions

February 20, 2020

The Spring Break Art Fair returned for its second year to Los Angeles at the Skylight ROW DTLA from Feb. 14 through Feb. 16. This year's theme was “In Excess” which hosted 60 curatorial exhibitions...

US rock band The Strokes perform before a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (not pictured) at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire on February 10, 2020

The Strokes debut new songs at Bernie Sanders New Hampshire rally

February 11, 2020

A surprising musical guest, The Strokes, took the stage after presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave his speech at a rally in Durham, New Hampshire on Feb. 10. Who knew Strokes’ fans would...

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Heidi Klum (L) and Tim Gunn walk the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 5, 2014 in New York City

Project Runways returns with major talent

December 11, 2019

Revamped in the world’s fashion capital New York, Project Runway returned to Bravo on Dec. 6 and introduced a fresh new set of a new judges, host and mentor. Along with all new contestants who show their...

The Pork Bahn Mie was one the most colorful and delicious dishes accompanied with a light and delicious kale salad that complimented the heat from the sriracha sauce.

OG Cannabis Cafe Review

December 4, 2019

Liz: My name is Elizabeth Corcoles and I am here with… Jasmine: Jasmine Rebecca: and Rebecca Liz: So we recently visited America's original cannabis cafe, as they, as it reads on their website...

The Dance Department put on their semesterly dance concert and made sure they tapped into their emotions before heading on stage. The dance concert took place at the Burnight Center Theatre Oct. 31 to Nov. 1-2.

Students channel various dance styles in fall concert

November 7, 2019

Students performed their semesterly dance concert in the Burnight Center Theatre, where plays, dance recitals and musical performances come to life on Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The dance was put together by...

Rosa Carrillo, campus counselor for undocumented students at Cerritos College and Dream Club advisor reads poem Why am I so brown? by Trinidad Sanchez at the open mic. The Dream Club hosted the open mic at the Student Center Stage on Oct. 29, 2019.

[Photo] Dream Club’s open mic recites poems for undocumented students

November 4, 2019

Rosa Carrillo, campus counselor for undocumented students at Cerritos College and Dream Club advisor reads poem "Why am I so brown?" by Trinidad Sanchez at the open mic. The Dream Club hosted the open...

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The Natural History Museum has added a new exhibit and explores the origins of monsters. The exhibit premiered on Oct. 10, 2019 and will continue on until early 2020. Photo credit: Elizabeth Corcoles

‘Natural History of Horror’; the reality of how horror was made

October 28, 2019

The 'Natural History of Horror' exhibit explores the scientific discoveries that inspired movie monsters that audiences continue to watch and fear. Childhood memories resurfaced upon visiting the Natural...

The Strokes play their usual setlist at Ohana Fest

September 30, 2019

The Strokes headlined Ohana Festival in Dana Point and played a 15-track setlist. While their performance left some fan fulfilled, some, not so much. Regardless, that may have been the most fans will...

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CRX’s ‘Peek’ is a waste of time

August 28, 2019

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The EDM world can expect albums from top notch DJs

August 28, 2019

The EDM world can expect albums from a few prominent DJ’s this year, as well as some tour dates.Kicking it off is Kaskade, as he released a full length album titled “Redux 003,” which...

Music in Transit: It’s a veteran’s comeback

January 23, 2019

Artists that conquered and headlined from 2013 to 2016 have finally come out of their hiatus and are probably out of money, let’s be honest - have been booking tours all across North America, South America...

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Smorgasburg LA’s for the hipster foodie

December 4, 2018

Ranging from juicy fried chicken from Daddy’s Chicken Shack, to an interesting, but quite delicious, Middle Eastern take on tacos from Mideast Tacos; Smorgasburg has a variety of options to choose from. Smorgasburg...

Professors Hagop Najarian and Sergio Teran, curators of new exhibits in the Fine Arts gallery, entertain their guests on opening day. The exhibits include contemporary art on behalf of Najarian and printmaking works from Teran.

Colors and printmaking come together at the Fine Arts gallery

November 8, 2018

The Fine Arts gallery at Cerritos College opened their doors once again and hosted two different, but equally appealing showcases, one curated by professor Hagop Najarian and another by professor Sergio...

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Visual lecture discusses drawings from African American artists

November 7, 2018

Bridget R. Cooks, guest speaker for The Black Index lecture, discussed drawings from three African American artists who are shining a light on how the black community is photographed and perceived in the...

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An excited Erick Villa places in first place at the Marukan Cup of Culinary Arts of Excellence competition. The competition was held on Oct. 19.

Marukan’s fifth annual culinary arts competition welcomes high school contestants

October 22, 2018

High school contestants were given the chance to compete with current Cerritos College students in the Culinary Arts program and alumni of the program for the first time at the Marukan Cup of Culinary...

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Hagop Najarian, art professor at Cerritos College, showcased his art at Rio Hondo College. The closing reception was on Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m.

Art professor’s abstract art showcased at Rio Hondo College

October 2, 2018

The Rio Hondo College art gallery showcased dozens of art pieces, all of which were abstract paintings by Cerritos College art professor, Hagop Najarian, from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2.   Najarian...

Porter Robinson played as his alias, Virtual Self, at the NOS Event Center with openers Danny L Harle and Raito on Sept. 28. Robinsons sets incorporate anime artwork, futuristic settings and include amazing lighting.

‘Virtual Self’ brought fans an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia

October 1, 2018

DJ Porter Robinson, who played as his alias, Virtual Self, brought many of his old fans and new fans together for an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia and storytelling visuals. Virtual Self exceeded...

Pamela Sepulveda, presenter and therapist from Casa Youth Shelter, explains the importance of knowing how to cope with feelings and behavior. Sepulveda presented on Sept. 27.

Learning to cope with feelings and behavior at Cerritos College

September 28, 2018

It has been about five years since the Feelings and Coping Skills workshop made its way to Cerritos College, and students filled the class as they learned information as to coping with their feelings....

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‘The Land of Steady Habits’ displays habits that are all too realistic

September 19, 2018

Netflix's original movie, “The Land of Steady Habits,” is filled with mediocre acting, but realistic scenarios in a higher end middle-class family. The movie revolves around Anders Hill, played...

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Upcoming gigs in the Los Angeles area

September 12, 2018

Veteran and new concert goers, be prepared for these concerts coming to Southern California. The experience is sure to create a memorable night. Here are some upcoming concerts: First and foremost,...

Art major, Kassandra Garcia and graphic design major, Jennifer Latorraca analyze Virgina Katz art work. Virgina Katz is one of the 10 artist that are being showcased at the art gallery in the Fine Arts building.

Deep time art gallery: the impact humans are leaving behind

September 1, 2018

Cerritos College hosted its opening reception of the art gallery, “Geo-Ontological: Artists Contemplating Deep Time” in the Fine Arts Building and will be showcasing the entire month of September. The...

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Returning television series this fall

August 28, 2018

As per usual, fall has several series that are making a return to television and some of which are worth the binge watch. Here’s a preview of what is to come in the following weeks on Netflix: ...

The Frights’ ‘Hypochondriac’ is effortlessly mediocre

August 25, 2018

http://gty.im/940815730 The Frights' new album “Hypochondriac,” released Aug. 24 offer their listeners a darker, angsty and cleaner sound as far as production. The album clearly holds the element...

Buzzfeed isn’t just a site for rubbish

August 25, 2018

Buzzfeed’s new documentary series on Netflix, “Follow This,” is thought provoking and gives us an insight on issues that marginalized people deal with on a daily basis and are not entirely covered...

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A room titled Love Forever from Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, featuring the Japanese artists immersive mirrored-room installations at the Broad Museum. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Summer is over, what now?

August 21, 2018

Summer has come to an unofficial end as classes are back in session, but you didn’t get to do as many fun activities as you thought you would. As some of us spent the summer working and some of us...

Kevin Polowy (R) interviews Lana Condor during her visit to the Build Series to discuss To All the Boys Ive Loved Before at Build Studio on August 13, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the cute, sappy little rom-com

August 19, 2018

"To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before", Netflix’s original film, is a sappy romance story with a few rough patches along the way, but delivers a rom-com. Although the film is a bit dramatic, it is...

Pixar Piers newly themed wheel, Pixar Pal-A-Round. The Pal-A-Round will feature 24 Pixar characters on its gondolas.

Out with the old, in with the new, Pixar Pier is on the move

June 22, 2018

Disneyland brings its guests a lot of nostalgia and fun times with family and friends, but we seem to forget that there is a whole other park across the way, Disney’s California Adventure, otherwise...

‘Dear White People’ is only offensive if you’re racist

May 8, 2018

Netflix’s returning series, "Dear White People" revolves around six African-American students attending an elite college who reveal their college is not so post-racial. The series is timely and does...

Professor Katherine Mishler integrating her lecture on Women in the Abolition Movement with her regular lecture. Students in her History 102 class listen attentively.

WHM: Women’s reform

May 4, 2018

Women's History Month lectures continued on throughout the semester and professor Katherine Mishler of the History Department, held the most recent lecture. The "Women in the Abolition Movement" lecture...

Physics professor Carlos Mera is awarded Most Outstanding Faculty. He was awarded this at the Cerritos College Outstanding Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 26 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Honoring Cerritos College faculty

May 1, 2018

Cerritos College held its annual Outstanding Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 26 at the Student Center for the 2017-2018 academic year. The faculty were commended for their outstanding performance. The...

Beatriz Sosa-Prado explains the issues on gender gap, life expectancy and diseases. She also discusses  how they affect minorities and genders.

Gender gaps in health care and finance

April 28, 2018

The difference on equality and equity in gender, health care and social justice were some of the topics that were touched by professor Ralph Casas and Beatriz Sosa-Prado in the Women's History Month information...

Professor Amanda Reyes and Dr. Kimberly Rosenfeld held a presentation in the Cheryl Epple Board Room on March 21 as part of a series of Womens History Month events at Cerritos College. The presentation focused on the connection between social media and gender roles.

Digital media and gender roles in today’s society

March 27, 2018

In continuation with Women's History Month, professor Amanda Reyes and Dr. Kimberly Rosenfeld held a presentation in the Cheryl Epple Board Room regarding issues on gender roles and how digital media affects...

The Paranoyds opening up for Albert Hammond Jr at the Observatory. The concert was held on March 8.

Unforgettable experience at Albert Hammond Jr.’s concert

March 21, 2018

Albert Hammond Jr., lead guitarist of the Strokes, played an unforgettable show at The Observatory in Santa Ana on the eve of his newly released album, "Francis Trouble" on March 8.Playing at the Observatory,...

Students working on their Dream Act application. Maria Molina, Physical Therapist, Arely Cardenas, Nursing, with Yossmira Hernandez, Business and Administration major. The FAFSA and Dream Act application for 2018 is due by March 2.

Financial aid for everyone

March 2, 2018

As the March 2 deadline for financial aid and the Dream Act application approaches, students kept the financial aid office busy, during the Dream application workshop as they were seeking guidance with...

Club info day; what club to join?

February 14, 2018

Club info day occured on Feb. 7 at Falcon Square. Many of the clubs offered at Cerritos College came out to have students pledge to their allegiance. Although they all have different stances and viewpoints,...

Carolina Cuevas, child development major, donating for the first time. Cerritos College students donated blood on Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

Not a big turn out for blood donations due to flu season

February 3, 2018

The American Red Cross set up camp at Cerritos College during their three-day event for blood donations. Patty Galaz, donor resources department, has been part of this organization for many years. Galaz...

Never too early

January 20, 2018

Brittany Lundeen, a co-director and counselor for the transfer center at Cerritos College, provides workshops that inform students on the tools they need to transfer well and what to expect when transferring....

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