Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Grester Celis-Acosta

Grester Celis-Acosta, Managing Editor

I am Grester Celis-Acosta, I will the Managing Editor for Fall 2015. This will also be my third and final semester at Talon Marks and Cerrtios College. A little bit about me is that I love video games and music preferably hip hop. When I’m not busy with school I either play some video games or I just listen to music and relax. Twitter: @GresterC

Instagram: @gresterc23

 

All content by Grester Celis-Acosta

Favorite albums of 2015

December 17, 2015

Edited by Grester Celis-Acosta, transcripts by Karla Enriquez Terrel: “We’re going to be here talking music, that’s a pretty popular topic, so we’re going to go over a couple of things ranging...

Favorite Albums of All Time Podcast

December 17, 2015

Editors Karla Enriquez, Grester Celis-Acosta and Terrel Emerson talk about their favorite albums of all time. Edited by: Grester Celis-Acosta Grester: Welcome back, this time we’re discussing our...

FSZ- What do you expect to get this Christmas?

December 7, 2015

Diyana Peralta, undecided major, said "Video games because I like video games. I'm expecting the "Deadpool" one and "Mortal Kombat X" because my brother broke it so I'm expecting him to return it back."Corina...

FSZ – What is your favorite Christmas song?

December 7, 2015

"Baby It's Cold Outside, just cause it's a classic, just love classics," Courtney Clark, English major, said."My favorite Christmas song is probably The Grinch Song, because it's funny. I don't really...

Project HOPE held a post auction sale on Thursday, Dec. 3 in room S102. Marchia Chaney, EOPS/ Care staff, was in attendance and placed bets on items that were being auctioned off. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Project H.O.P.E. holds auction

December 4, 2015

The Project H.O.P.E. post-auction sale was held in room S102 on Thursday, Dec. 3. The post-auction sale is a sale that auctioned off the remaining items that were left over from the silent auction...

Star Wars Battlefront. (EA Games)

Star Wars Battlefront does not reach its potential

November 30, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront the game so many people have been waiting for since the release of the second game back in when the PlayStation 2 was still around, and this game delivers in some aspects and in...

The first ever faculty and staff versus students flag football game was held at Falcon Stadium on Friday, Nov. 20. Politcal Science professor Dennis Falcon was on of the faculty members that participated in the event. Falcon(right) runs away from the the defending student(left) to try to get a first down for his team. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Faculty defeat students in first ever flag football game

November 22, 2015

The first ever faculty and staff versus students flag football game was held at Falcon Stadium on Friday, Nov. 20. According to Joseph Frausto, Inter-Club Counsel Commissioner, a total of 28 students...

Chicano for Community Medicine hosted a workshop to answer any questions that students had about how to get into medical school. Michelle Crespo, member of the Latino Medical Student Association and University of California, Irvinve student, was the speaker at the workshop and answered any questions students in attendacne had. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Seven people attend Chicano medicine workshop

November 19, 2015

“I could’ve spent an hour doing calculus, but this was way more important,” Christian Vargas, biochemistry major, said about a Chicanos Latinos for Community Medicine workshop that was held on Thursday,...

Logic’s sophomore album is out of this world

November 19, 2015

“I am the greatest” are the words used to describe Logic’s new album “The Incredible True Story.” Logic’s sophomore album delivers some of his best work in a sci-fi anime inspired concept...

Falcon Sync app connects students and professors.

November 16, 2015

What if there was an app for college that is similar to Facebook or Twitter? Where one can get all the necessary information needed and can contact professors through text messaging just like Facebook....

Weekly Geek Oct. 22 |Star Wars Edition

November 2, 2015

Transcripts: Grester: My name is Grester Celis-Acosta and I’m here with Sebastian. Sebastian: Hey. Grester: Carlos? Carlos: How’s it going? Grester: And welcome to this edition of...

Court discusses voting by proxy

October 27, 2015

The interpretation of election code 3.503 was one of the major talking points at this week's court meeting.Chief Justice Trent Coates said after the court meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, “I think my...

On Thursday, Oct. 15, K16 bridge program held a workshop for freshman, so that they can learn how to enlist for classes. Adrian Rodriguez, freshman and math major, was one of the sudents in attendance. He is looking for what classes to take next semester. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

K-16 bridge program workshop informs incoming freshmen

October 18, 2015

The K-16 bridge program counts with a total 262 Cerritos College freshmen and on Thursday, Oct. 15, less than 30 freshman attended a workshop that was provided by the K-16 bridge program. The K-16...

The library club holds a reading discussion with ESL students every Wednsday in room LC51 from 11 a.m. to noon. It is designed to help ESL students better understand the English language. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Library Club helping ESL students

October 13, 2015

The library club has been around since 2009 and one of the things that they started almost immediately was helping out ESL students with reading. They constructed an ESL reading discussion, which occurs...

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Cerritos College continued its Hispanic Heritage month celebration. This time Romero Gurrulo, charro, performed a Mexican dance called a charreria at the stage in Falcon Square. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

[Photo] Hispanic heritage month continues with festive dance

October 6, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Cerritos College continued its Hispanic Heritage month celebration. This time Romero Gurrulo, charro, performed a Mexican dance called a charreria at the stage in Falcon Square. Photo...

Student faints in dance studio

October 3, 2015

An ambulance arrived in front of the dance studio room fine arts 55 past 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. According to Officer Carlo Velasquez, one of the dance students ended up fainting while in class. She...

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September 29, 2015

Athletes stack senate

September 15, 2015

Years ago student athletes used to be a big part of ASCC Senate, but over the past couple of years student athletes have been inexistent. That all changed this fall as 11 student athletes got elected...

Professor Walter Fernandez gave a presenation on Mexico and Chile independence. The presentaiton was held in the Teleconference room on Tuesday Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.

[Photo] College celebrates hispanic independence

September 15, 2015

Professor Walter Fernandez gave a presenation on Mexico and Chile independence. The presentaiton was held in the Teleconference room on Tuesday Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.

Confusion over Hall of Fame room among board of trustees

September 11, 2015

  Confusion among board of trustee members erupted over the discussion of a Hall of Fame room being built in one of the new buildings that will come sometime in the next five years. The...

[Video] The Weekly Geek returns

September 8, 2015

Talon Marks editors give a quick update on what happened in the world of gaming, movies and TV shows over the summer. Online Editor Gustavo Lopez and Opinion Editor Carlos Marquez talk about Ant-Man's...

Head coach Frank Mazzotta (left) keeping a close eye on starting quarterback Jimmy Walker (right) during practice. Mazzotta on Walker, Hes a good leader, hes a pretty accurate passer, hes smart.

[Photo] One-On-One with Football Head Coach Frank Mazzotta

September 1, 2015

Head coach Frank Mazzotta (left) keeping a close eye on starting quarterback Jimmy Walker (right) during practice. Mazzotta on Walker, "He's a good leader, he's a pretty accurate passer, he's smart."

The Student Health and Wellness Center recently teamed with Campus Police to put together a flier with a list of all the different services that both have on campus its called Stay Falcon Safe! The Student Health and Wellness Center employee is looking over at some paper work. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

[Photo] Police and Health Center inform student populace

September 1, 2015

The Student Health and Wellness Center recently teamed with Campus Police to put together a flier with a list of all the different services that both have on campus it's called "Stay Falcon Safe!" The...

The Welcome Center opened over the summer. It is located in the administration building next to staff lounge. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

New Welcome Center guides students throughout college

August 21, 2015

It's not your personal chaperone, it's a whole building!The Welcome Center is a new office that opened over the summer to help students have an easy transition into college life and to help them find the...

Left to right:  Carmen Avalos, Margo Winners, Dr. Jose Fiero.
Margo Winners, graphic designer, was awarded the Classified Employee of the Month for July 2015 during the Wednesday Aug. 19 board of trustees meeting.

[Photo] New dashboard tool is topic of conversation for trustees

August 20, 2015

Left to right: Carmen Avalos, Margo Winners, Dr. Jose Fiero. Margo Winners, graphic designer, was awarded the Classified Employee of the Month for July 2015 during the Wednesday Aug. 19 board of trustees...

Dr. Dre is finally back

Dr. Dre is finally back

August 19, 2015

Kept you waiting long? After 16 years of waiting, Dr. Dre has finally released an album, but not Detox. Dre has instead released "Compton The Soundtrack". This album is not only great, but the album...

Screenshot from Straight Outta Compton. (Handout)

Straight Outta Resurrected

August 19, 2015

Straight Outta Compton? More like Straight Out Amazing. The old west coast hip-hop group NWA got a movie after 27 years of their first album released which is considered a classic due to its raw violent...

Fierro’s first board meeting approves big change for students

July 16, 2015

President of Cerritos College Jose Fierro attended his first Board of Trustee meeting as the president on Thursday, July 15. All the members of the board welcomed him and congratulated him. “I...

President Fierro’s first days at Cerritos College

July 13, 2015

“I think it’s going well…The first few days have been very busy. Lots of meetings, there’s a lot of new faces. I have enjoyed pretty much every meeting that I have had with everyone...

‘Advanced Warfare’ takes risks that make game fun

November 19, 2014

  November is here again, and for most gamers that means it is Call of Duty season. This year Activision released its newest version on the blockbuster shooter called Call of Duty Advanced...

Nov. 14 | News Roundup

November 14, 2014

Cerritos College was host to a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 10. Speakers at the event talked about the sacrifice veterans undertake and the importance of serving the military. Senate met and discussed...

Cerritos College wins its final regular season home game against Moorpark College 43-33. Quarterback Jimmy Walker lines up in the gun to snap the football. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Football wins its final home game of regular season

November 2, 2014

The Falcons' defense forced five interceptions in the last home game of the regular season, which helped earn a victory against Moorpark College, 43-33, and secure a bowl game for the Cerritos College...

Hip hop artist ‘Logic’ hits gold with his first album

October 27, 2014

Hip-hop artist Logic finally released his first ever studio album called Under Pressure, and it’s a pretty damn good album. There are a total of 15 songs on the album, and in all of them, Logic...

Stop panicking about Ebola

October 21, 2014

“Ebola, Ebola, Ebola.” That is one of the many headlines that pops up everywhere in today’s news. But is the Ebola virus a big deal in the United States? Should people begin to panic? Currently...

A Haunting at Hollywood

October 13, 2014

Smash Bros. | Games N’ Stuff

October 11, 2014

This week on Games N' Stuff, Grester talks with Denny and Kristopher about the new Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS.

[Video] News Roundup: Week of Sept. 19

September 20, 2014

Here are the stories that happened in Cerritos College during the third week of September.

Windows | A battle of phones

September 18, 2014

The phone market has been dominated by the iPhone and Android. What if there was another phone out there? One that is great and refreshing? That phone is, in fact, a Windows phone. Now, I know what...

Mariachi band plays music while people eat free food in the pre football game celebration. Free tacos, corn and other items were given out to whoever came. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Falcon Game Day attendees given free tacos before football game

September 13, 2014

Free food, such as tacos, corn and others, were given out in front of Falcon Stadium for the pre-football-game celebration on Saturday, Sept. 13. Students, faculty and community members were in...

Hip-hop and academia can mix

September 13, 2014

When you think of hip-hop, you think of the vulgar music that sometimes doesn’t have any meaning other than sex, drugs and violence. But what if this music could be used in academia to teach a college...

Slideshow: Falcons vs Gauchos

September 8, 2014

The football season opener began for the Falcons with a 27-24 win against the Saddleback Gauchos on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Slideshow: Convocation

September 8, 2014

Cerritos College faced Saddleback College in its season-opener. Here, Quarterback Jimmy Walker gets ready to snap the ball to execute a play. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Falcons win season-opener against Saddleback Gauchos

September 7, 2014

The Cerritos College football team won its season-opener against Saddleback College 27-24 on Saturday, Sept. 6. Head Coach Frank Mazzotta said after the game, “Well, our first goal … is always to...

FSZ: In what way does technology fit into your life?

FSZ: In what way does technology fit into your life?

May 15, 2014

1. Mariah Perez Culinary Arts major                   "I get in contact with everyone." 2. Yuliana Estrada Biology major...

Games N Stuff: favorite weapons in video games and television

May 14, 2014

Check out our video, we talked about our favorite weapons in video games and television.

Games N Stuff: favorite video game Bosses

May 14, 2014

Luis "LRG" Guzman, Grester and Gustavo talk about their favorite bosses in video games and what they liked about the battles.

Games N Stuff: female gamer problems

May 14, 2014

A special edition of Games N Stuff. We discuss about the problems and roles that female gamers face.

Games N Stuff: upcoming exciting releases

May 14, 2014

This week Games N Stuff talks about the video games that we are excited for this year. Mentions are The Order 1886, Wasteland 2 and The Last Guardian.

Games N Stuff: the best stealth games

May 14, 2014

Want to know what stealth are our favorites? Check out our video on our picks on the best stealth games.

Games N Stuff: Video game movie adaptations

May 14, 2014

This is the first episode of Games N Stuff, where we talk video games and other stuff. In this video, we talk about video games that are being adapted into movies.

Slideshows: Diversity Week

May 9, 2014

Diversity Week was a week long event that had several activities going on for students. There was Global Village, Earth Day and a day where Operation Outreach and the Go-Green Committee gave students...

Review: Spider-Man reaches amazing heights

May 7, 2014

One word describes "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and it’s located in the title. ‘Amazing.’ This new Spider-Man movie was glorious. It had action, suspense, romance and dark moments that would leave...

ISA went ‘global’ during Diversity Week

May 1, 2014

Diversity Week continued throughout the rest of last week with Global Village on Wednesday, April 23 and free sandwiches given out on Thursday, April 24. Global Village was a day where different clubs...

Day two of diversity week at Falcon Square. Students recycled to recieve an eco-friendly plastic cup. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Diversity week does not start off on the right foot

April 22, 2014

Diversity Week began this week on Monday, April 21 and will end on Thursday, April 24. It is a four-day event that will have activities for students to participate in and will be located at Falcon...

Music purchasing shouldn’t die due to streaming

April 22, 2014

With music streaming services popping up left and right, the question comes up, "is purchasing music dying?" Music streaming services make you pay a small monthly fee in order to let their users listen...

Slideshows: Psychology Day

April 16, 2014

Psychology Day was on Friday, April 11. There were workshops, a keynote speaker, alumni panel and many other activities for students to indulge upon.

Psychology Day immerses students in experience

April 15, 2014

There were workshops, food, a competition, an alumni panel and a keynote speaker during Psychology Day on Friday, April 11. According to Laura Duvall, a psychology professor at Cerritos College, “The...

Suicide Workshop. Photo credit: Grester Celis-Acosta

Workshop informs students on how to prevent suicide

April 14, 2014

Suicides is one of the leading causes of death for college students. Cerritos College held a suicide prevention workshop on Thursday, April 10. The workshop's main focus was about how to prevent someone...

Sometimes change is not the answer

Sometimes change is not the answer

April 9, 2014

Since students have returned from spring break, they have noticed a couple of different rearrangements done to areas on campus. The most notable change is the rearrangement of the library. The library...

FSZ: How would you feel if California was split in to six different states?

March 12, 2014

How would you feel if California was split in to six different states?   Jeremy Jeffers Music major "If it ain't broke don't fix it that's my opinion, I mean its not really necessary."   Rogelio...

Review: ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ is a must see

March 4, 2014

"Rebel Without a Cause" was unexpectedly great and enjoyable. Every scene was exceptional and the main protagonist Jim Stark played Ivan Oyarzabal was lovable. "Rebel without a Cause" is about Stark who...

FSZ: How would you fix the economic problems of California?

February 26, 2014

Lately there has been much concern over the economic troubles of California. We here at Talon Marks went around campus asking students what they would do to fix the economic woes of California? 1. Xionara...

Female gamers should not be stereotyped

February 25, 2014

Female gamers have been seen as sexual figures within the gaming community, but that is not true. Female gamers, for the most part, aren’t sexual figures; female gamers are simply gamers like anyone...

FSZ: What is your opinion on females playing video games?

FSZ: What is your opinion on females playing video games?

February 18, 2014

With video games becoming a bigger more diverse medium, we at Talon Marks couldn't stop wondering what is the opinion of students on what they think about females playing video games? Here is what they...

Video game movies are mostly garbage

February 13, 2014

There have been many shots by movie directors trying to make movies based on a video game, but most of the time the movie is garbage. The movie industry should stop trying to make movies based on video...

The K Pop  Hour with Dauvee Simon and his co- host  Saveon Simon was nominated for the most innovated Show Tuesday from 9-10 a.m.. this nomination was just one of four that the radio station recieved after sending in submissions back in November.Photo credit: Amairani Mendez

Radio station gains four nominations

February 4, 2014

The Cerritos College raido station, WMPD (Where People Make a Difference) got nominated in four categories for being the one of the best Community College radio stations out of three others nominated...

Grammys award wrong artists

January 31, 2014

A lot magnificent artists and producers took home different awards this past weekend at the Grammys. But did some of these winners deserve the award or did some of the other nominees get robbed of this...

Review: Ride Along more complex than it seems

January 23, 2014

Last year Kevin Hart released his stand-up comedy movie Let Me Explain. This year he stars in the movie "Ride Along" with actor Ice Cube. "Ride Along" is about a guy named Ben Barber who is played by...

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