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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Gustavo Olguin

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor

My name Gustavo Olguin and I am currently the managing editor at Talonmarks at Cerritos College. Interested in sports and working in front of the camera as a reporter. I'm majoring in journalism and transferring in the Fall of 2014. This is my last semester with Talon Marks and Cerritos College, so if you don't know my face by now, I have failed you.

All content by Gustavo Olguin

[Video] Behind the Scenes of the Culinary Arts Program

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor May 21, 2014

The culinary arts program at Cerritos College teaches students how to perform in a professional kitchen by putting them through a kitchen experience of their own. The program runs a food service that...

Students pick up their awards after the ceremony came to an end.  After the awards were presented the new ASCC President Miles Aiello and vice president Charles Caguiao were sworn into office.

ASCC Spring Banquet honors, Aiello sweared in

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor May 13, 2014
The Associated Students of Cerritos College 2014 Spring Awards Banquet gave out awards to recognize students for the work that they have put in for the semester and inaugurated the new ASCC president and vice president.
Alejandro Patino (left) and Forrest Hartl (right) in a scene from their short film The Whexican.  The movie is based off Hartls experience with his grandfather, who is played by Patino.

Hartl’s film ‘The Whexican’ is finalist at Tucson Film Festival

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor May 13, 2014

“The Whexican”, a short film that was put together by a crew of predominantly Cerritos College alumni, placed as one of the nine finalists at the Tucson Film Festival. The finalists have a chance...

Active minds release balloons to help symbolically release stress that students are going through.  Students wrote whatever that has been stressing them out on the balloon

Active Minds helps students reduce stress

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor May 6, 2014

Active Minds Club was on campus with multiple events to help relieve any negative things that the students might be going through as finals are approaching. The club had a puppy therapy station set up,...

Michael Timoney works as the Kings professional mascot as his handler. Now, this student wants the Associated Students of Cerritos College to spend over $10,000 dollars of ASCC funds to buy him a Falcon mascot costume so he can further his passion for the entertainment/public relations job he sees as a future profession in his future. The ASCC college budgets only $3,650.00 for a team of 45 pep squad members that have to try out for the position. Photo credit: Joe Zermeno

School mascot to make debut during fall semester

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor May 5, 2014
The Associated Students of Cerritos College have approved getting a school mascot after getting passed through cabinet and senate.
Marlon Moreno has qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association Championships.  His time of 54.00 seconds on the 100 meter backstroke placed him 14 out of 16. Photo credit: Gustavo Olguin

Swimmer Moreno heading to South Coast Conference Championships

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor May 5, 2014
Swimmer Marlon Moreno representing Cerritos College in thC
FSZ: How do you take a better selfie/ belfie(body selfie)?

FSZ: How do you take a better selfie/ belfie(body selfie)?

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 30, 2014

1. Giovanni Chanes, fire science major "Good preparation. It could be funny, ugly, nice or whatever." 2. Stephanie Murillo - dance major "I have to get the right lighting, because...

Amanda Loya (left) and Carla Harvey (right) qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships.  Loya just recently broke the Cerritos College 100 meter breaststroke record and Harvey is going for the 100 backstroke record. Photo credit: Gustavo Olguin

Record setting swimmers have deep bond

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 22, 2014
Two members of the women’s swim team have qualified for state and one has a conference record under her belt from the South Coast Conference Championships on April 17 and 18.
Assistant Director Vicky Daniels (left) and Director Deana Porter (right) hold a meeting to discuss what the Low Cost Community Counseling Center is currently doing.  Porter was one of Professor Todd Gaffneys former students. Photo credit: Gustavo Olguin

Counselor center offers training at low costs

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 21, 2014
The counseling center provides individual and group counseling issues that range from veterans coming back from war to domestic violence that are available in English and Spanish.

Diving finishes within top five, swim continues

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 15, 2014
The diving team earned 55 points that go toward the SCC Championships at Mount Sac. on April 17 and 18. Diving Coach Glen Myer is proud of the way his team performed.

Anti-abortionists share their controversial message

Gustavo Olguin and Luis Guzman April 10, 2014

The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust visited campus on Tuesday, April 8 and brought pictures and handouts to educate the students of Cerritos College of the consequences of choosing to get an abortion. Students...

Job desires addressed through latest expo

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 9, 2014
Cerritos College hosted the semi-annual Career Expo and Job Fair on Tuesday, April 8.
Butch Locsin, an art major, gets his face painted to help promote the Art Society Club’s face painting booth. Photo credit: Gustavo Olguin

Spring Festival kicks off with carnival style games

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 1, 2014
Spring Festival, formerly known as Hoedown Days, was in full swing on Tuesday with clubs hosting a variety of games to help raise funds for their clubs.
ASCC President Juan Ramirez presents methods of getting new vendors on campus to the board of trustees. Photo credit: Gustavo Olguin

New food vendors decided, will replace some current vendors in Fall 2014

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor April 1, 2014
The Frantones that has been in the food court for more than 20 years, along with two other vendors, will no longer be there when school starts up again this fall semester.

Sleeping for more than just the pleasure

Luis Guzman and Gustavo Olguin March 24, 2014

Learn how sleeping can actually affect your studying in a big way. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Leave it down below in the comment section. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalonMarks Like...

Talon Talks: Is it still a man’s world?

Gustavo Olguin and Larissa Morales March 24, 2014

The subject is more serious than previous episodes, but it's still something that should be discussed.  Everything points to it still being a man's world, but is that something that needs to be changed?...

Sleeping for more than just the pleasure

Gustavo Olguin and Luis Guzman March 24, 2014

Sleep seems to get lost in all the things that must get done so that you can get a good grade in school. However, it is more important than it gets credit for. Sleep can be the deciding factor whether...

Talk of bias looming in ASCC

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor March 22, 2014
Although Aldemar Sanchez was still allowed to run in the election, the decision has left people with a feeling that there is a bias in the way the ASCC government makes its decisions.

Sanchez permitted to run despite infraction

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor March 22, 2014
ASCC Vice President Aldemar Sanchez will be allowed to continue to run for student body president despite an infraction that he committed.
Courtesy of Michael Melindo.

March in March ‘an amazing experience’ for ASCC

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor March 18, 2014
Cerritos College made the March in March available to all students for the first time and participated in the one-mile march to the capitol building in Sacramento.

Review: ‘Non-Stop’ packs a punch

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor March 4, 2014

Liam Neeson shatters the idea of 'Non-Stop' being another movie that follows the 'Taken' movies and reminds everyone that he is still the badass that we have all come to know and love.   Neeson...

Director Kevin Slay gets into the minds of his actors to make sure they understand the emotions that go into the scene that they are working on.

‘Rebel without a Cause’ set to drive audiences on a wild ride

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor February 26, 2014

Cerritos College breathes new life into bad boy character Jim Stark in its production of “Rebel Without a Cause” that opens Friday, Feb 28.  Cristian Paul Martinez, who plays Plato, can feel...

The growing beard trend

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor February 26, 2014
The natural occurrence that is known as facial hair has taken over the world and it seems like that is growing on the people in America.
An employee of Metropolis Comics in Bellflower helps a customer. The comic book store is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 11-year-old Michael Morones who attempted to commit suicide by trying to hang himself due to liking the “My Little Pony” franchise.Photo credit: Alexandra Scoville

Raising funds for bullied boy

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor February 25, 2014
Metropolis Comics will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., to raise funds for a child that attempted to commit suicide after being bullied for being a fan of “My Little Pony.”

[Video] Maintaining your beard

February 25, 2014

Beards have come and they have taken the world by storm. However, make sure that you clean it up if you are going to grow out your facial hair. Gustavo Olguin is here to help you with the basic steps of...

Talon Talks: Valentines Day

Gustavo Olguin and Larissa Morales February 21, 2014

Gustavo Olguin and his new co-host, Larissa Morales, talk about Valentine's Day, love and money in their first installment of Spring 2014 Talon Talks. Olguin: Hello everyone. It's the first episode...

Growing your face forest

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor February 13, 2014

A beard can describe a man in one glance as either someone that looks like a bum or a tough person that knows what they are doing. Getting the impression that you want is based on how you maintain your...

Shaquia Hughes, cosmetology major, seeking assistance from the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office is open Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from  8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

[Photo] Financial Aid process is tedious, but help is available

February 4, 2014

Shaquia Hughes, cosmetology major, seeking assistance from the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office is open Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m....

Ivan Oyarzabal read his lines for his leading role in the upcoming Cerritos College play Rebel Without a Cause. The play is set to debut on Feb.28.

[Photo] He’s more than just an act

January 31, 2014

Ivan Oyarzabal read his lines for his leading role in the upcoming Cerritos College play "Rebel Without a Cause." The play is set to debut on Feb.28.

Students find ways to breaking free of bad study habits

Luis Guzman and Gustavo Olguin January 30, 2014
There are plenty of study habits that can hold you back from getting the grade you want to earn. Check out the solutions a few students had to these common obstacles.

Experience teaches returning players for new season

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor January 29, 2014
With the baseball season starting at the South Coast Conference Tournament Thursday Jan. 30, head coach Ken Gaylord and his players feel like they are really to start the season.

[Video] Students break free of bad study habits

Luis Guzman, Associate News Editor January 28, 2014

Talon Marks Managing Editor, Gustavo Olguin, asks students how they break their bad study habits to succeed in college (Olguin) Hello everybody, it's Gustavo Olguin reporting with Talon Marks at Cerritos...

Clubs seek recruits on Club Info Day

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor January 28, 2014

Club Info Day to showcase ways to get involved on campus

Gustavo Olguin, Managing Editor January 16, 2014
With the semester starting to get rolling, students are starting to get settled and becoming aware of Club Information Day on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Final exams are for the individual

Gustavo Olguin December 10, 2013
Final exams are almost here and most students are either freaking out about the exams or projects that they have to do.

Artist society varying tenure show

Andrew Casillas and Gustavo Olguin December 10, 2013

At the end of every semester, the Artist Society holds an event depending on what ideas sprout out with the semester's group.In class, there tends to be a strict environment and students have to be serious....

That’s what we said: Best way to succeed is to prepare

Gustavo Olguin November 26, 2013

Prepare so you don't fall behindThe semester is ending, but that doesn't mean it's time to slack off. You must start getting ready for the start of the Spring 2014 semester. Seeing a counselor should...

Outside hitter Jasmynne Roberts goes for the kill against Los Angeles Harbor College.Photo credit: Gustavo Olguin.

Sophomore night ends season for volleyball

Gustavo Olguin November 24, 2013
Middle blocker Chelsea James and Libero Ashley Castro were able to end their Cerritos College volleyball careers by winning in straight sets on sophomore night against Los Angeles Harbor College on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Talon Talks 4: Online Dating

Lauren Gandara and Gustavo Olguin November 19, 2013

Episode 4: Online dating

Talon Talks 3: Dating Classmates

Lauren Gandara, Gustavo Olguin, and November 19, 2013

Episode 3: Dating your classmates?

Golden West attacker Taylor Isaac scores last second shot over Cerritos goalie Alfredo De La Mora.

Season ends after regional tournament loss

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor November 19, 2013
A triple ejection in the men’s water polo 13-9 loss to Golden West College ends the men’s water polo team's season with an overall record of 16-14 and a 5-2 in conference play last Friday.

Talon Talks

Lauren Gandara and Gustavo Olguin November 19, 2013

Episode 1: Homecoming at Cerritos College.

Prepare so you don’t fall behind

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor November 19, 2013
With the end of the fall 2013 semester getting closer and closer, it is now time to start planning for the next semester.

Food Vendor Task Force looks to change up food options on campus

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor November 19, 2013
Task Force looks at current and potential food vendors before recommending spots on campus.

That’s what we said: Hit the book before the games

Gustavo Olguin November 19, 2013

Studies first, games second With both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 both coming out within a week of each other, you might be tempted to play these video games more than usual. However, this is...

Overconfidence plagues against Long Beach City

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor November 11, 2013
Team captain and libero Ashley Castro saw overconfidence as the reason for the volleyball team's 3-2 loss to Long Beach City College on Friday, Nov. 8.

High emotions heading into SCC Championships

Gustavo Olguin, Sports Editor November 7, 2013
The South Coast Conference Championships this weekend starting Friday, Nov. 8.
Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Carrillo intercepts the ball and prevents it from entering the goal while doing a soccer drill during practice. She torn her ACL last season and is getting better as the season goes on.

Mental Recovery from an ACL Injury

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor November 6, 2013

Athletes such as Adrian Peterson, Robert Griffin the third and Mariano Rivera have made ACL injuries seem like they are not as devastating as before.  However the mental aspect of coming back from for...

That’s what we said: College is still worth it

Gustavo Olguin November 5, 2013

The minority should not be the majority Cerritos College is a Hispanic prominent school, but that doesn’t mean that its ethnic makeup should be the sole focus or theme of the college. This could make...

Earthquake drill shakes students up

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor November 5, 2013

Students stood around Cerritos College's campus waiting for silence to signal the end of the annual “Great Shakeout” on Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m. "The Great Shakeout" is a worldwide event that happens...

Men’s Basketball season preview

Luis Guzman and Gustavo Olguin November 1, 2013

Cerritos College Men's Basketball team is getting ready for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

CHP uses Cerritos College radio to educate students

CHP uses Cerritos College radio to educate students

Gustavo Olguin October 29, 2013
California Highway Patrol was added to the prominent list of guests that have appeared on “College Community Corner,” a radio show at WPMD.

‘Meshing’ well heading into Battle at the Beach

Gustavo Olguin October 24, 2013
The Battle at the Beach tournament will be held Oct. 25 and 26 for women's water polo.

That’s what we said: School comes first

Gustavo Olguin October 22, 2013
Opinion stories for the week of Oct. 14 to 18.

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Gustavo Olguin, Opinion editor October 21, 2013

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Gustavo Olguin, Opinion editor October 9, 2013

That’s what we said: Falling for fall

Gustavo Olguin October 8, 2013
Opinions from the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.
Freshman middle blocker Brianna Gutierrez spiking the ball toward Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

Straight sets for strong start

Gustavo Olguin October 8, 2013
Cerritos College won each of the sets by at least 14 points and was able to hold Trade-Tech to a total of 29 points in the entire match in its 3-0 victory Friday.

Questions posed of soccer’s relevancy

Luis Guzman and Gustavo Olguin October 6, 2013
Soccer in America is starting to become “mainstream” thanks to the success of the men and women’s national teams, as well as having youth leagues that promote soccer at a young age.

Don’t get too comfortable with ObamaCare

Gustavo Olguin October 6, 2013
Starting Tuesday, Obama will finally be able to protect us from the high expenses of health insurance. However, this is not a reason to get complacent with how your current situation is.
Sophomore center Catie Tuning looking to pass the ball during the womens water polos game against Long Beach City College.

Miscommunication leads to loss

Gustavo Olguin October 4, 2013
Women's water polo team falls to Long Beach City College 13-4 on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Around the world in 7 months

Gustavo Olguin October 2, 2013

Jordan Leverette just recently got back from a 7 month trip to two foreign countries and is a student at the The Young American College of Performing Arts. She was part of two different groups that went...

Elbow Room possibly moving to new Liberal Arts building

Elbow Room possibly moving to new Liberal Arts building

Gustavo Olguin September 30, 2013

Cerritos College Faculty Senate previously discussed in a meeting that the Elbow Room is going to be turned into a cybercafe and moved into the new Liberal Arts building. However, there seems to be...

Talon Marks: Page 3 — Opinion — 09/25/13

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion editor September 25, 2013

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That’s what we said: Technology vs Real World Expierence

Gustavo Olguin September 25, 2013
The weekly wrap up of last weeks opinions.

Workshop helps put students on right path

Gustavo Olguin September 24, 2013
When stressed many have a hard time keeping a level head. The Feelings and Coping workshop tries to help students deal with stress and other pressures.

Fantasy Football is very real

Gustavo Olguin September 19, 2013
With the first week of the NFL season behind us, the first regrets or rewards of your fantasy draft have already been reaped.
Freshman goalie Alfredo De La Mora blocks a shot from the Ventura offense.

Ventura edged in thriller

Gustavo Olguin September 17, 2013
Men's water polo come away with a 8-7 win over Ventura College on Friday, Sept. 13.

A fresh start to season

Gustavo Olguin September 15, 2013
The strength of the 2013 women’s water polo team will be tested with four games this weekend at the American River Tournament.

Page 3 — Opinion – 09/11/13

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion editor September 14, 2013

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That’s what we said: Parking good?

Gustavo Olguin September 12, 2013
Opinions stories for the week of 9/2-9/6
Volleyball players caught in mid air, working together to save the ball from getting out of bounds. Teamwork at its best.

Volleyball team feels good after scrimmage

Gustavo Olguin September 5, 2013
A four match scrimmage goes successfully for the volleyball team.

That’s what we said: Opinion blog for week of 8/26

Gustavo Olguin September 3, 2013

Students should learn about school services With school still fresh to many students everyone needs to be aware of what help Cerritos College has available for them. All it takes is a trip to Student...

Top 5 summer blockbuster movies

Gustavo Olguin August 27, 2013
With summer vacation officially over at Cerritos College, here are the top five summer box office movies led by Gru in “Despicable Me 2” and rounded out by the unlikely duo of Bullock and McCarthy in “The Heat.”
Volleyball ready to face the competition

Volleyball ready to face the competition

Gustavo Olguin August 27, 2013
The volleyball team ready themselves for the season with a scrimmage against the alumni squad Saturday, August 24 at the gym.

Opinion of the Week

Gustavo Olguin August 26, 2013

Counselors are there to help you transfer and get your college career moving forward, but are there ways to make the counseling process more beneficial to both parties? Such as: degrees in specific...

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