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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

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

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...

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

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

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

May 5, 2014

The Associated Students of Cerritos College have approved getting a school mascot after getting passed through cabinet and senate. Michael Timoney, the president of General Improvisational Peep Show...

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

May 5, 2014

After placing fifth in the South Coast Conference Championships, the Cerritos College men's swim team has one swimmer to represent them at the state conference on Thursday, May 1 to Saturday, May 3. Swimmer...

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

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

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

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. Freshman swimmer Amanda...

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

April 21, 2014

A former student of psychology professor Todd Gaffney has become the director of a counseling center and now gives training for anyone who is interested in becoming a counselor. Deana Porter was Gaffney’s...

Diving finishes within top five, swim continues

April 15, 2014

The Cerritos College Diving team ends the season with a couple of top 5 finishes in the South Coast Conference Diving Championships this past weekend. The diving team earned 55 points that go toward the...

Anti-abortionists share their controversial message

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

April 9, 2014

People flocked to more than 40 booths that were operated by companies such as Knott’s Berry Farm and Target, as Cerritos College hosted the semi-annual Career Expo and Job Fair on Tuesday, April 8. Defense...

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

April 1, 2014

Spring Festival, formerly known as Hoedown Days, was in full swing on Tuesday, April 1, with clubs hosting a variety of games to help raise funds for their clubs. The booths were set up along Falcon...

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

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. The Italian food mainstay...

Sleeping for more than just the pleasure

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?

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

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

March 22, 2014

Although ASCC Vice President 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. ASCC...

Sanchez permitted to run despite infraction

March 22, 2014

After a presidential election board special meeting, that took about 5 hours and split between two days, ASCC Vice President Aldemar Sanchez will be allowed to continue to run for student body president...

Courtesy of Michael Melindo.

March in March ‘an amazing experience’ for ASCC

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. ASCC President Juan Ramirez couldn’t...

Review: ‘Non-Stop’ packs a punch

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

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

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. According to Yahoo News, Procter & Gamble, which includes...

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

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...

[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

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

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

January 30, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhxaaqjf9SI&feature;=share&list;=UUJKAqbBlY7sQFzWsCAlMoFg (Olguin) Hello everybody, it's Gustavo Olguin reporting with Talon Marks at Cerritos College and today we are walking...

Experience teaches returning players for new season

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. “I really feel good...

[Video] Students break free of bad study habits

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...

Club Info Day to showcase ways to get involved on campus

January 16, 2014

With the spring 2014 semester beginning , students are starting to get settled and becoming aware of Club Information Day and Night on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Wednesday, Jan. 29. The event on Tuesday...

Final exams are for the individual

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. However, final exams should be the way to test students on their knowledge of...

Artist society varying tenure show

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

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

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,...

Talon Talks 4: Online Dating

November 19, 2013

Episode 4: Online dating

Talon Talks 3: Dating Classmates

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

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. The conclusion...

Talon Talks

November 19, 2013

Episode 1: Homecoming at Cerritos College.

Prepare so you don’t fall behind

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. The first step that needs to be taken is scheduling an appointment with a counselor...

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

November 19, 2013

ASCC President Juan Ramirez is part of The Food Vendor Task Force that will have to put together a proposal to the Board of Trustees for the potentially 16 new vendors that could be on campus by the end...

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

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

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. “We got really loose as a team and we couldn’t...

High emotions heading into SCC Championships

November 7, 2013

The team captains of the women’s water polo team are feeling the surreal moment of the last practice of the season, but are ready to compete in the South Coast Conference Championships this weekend starting...

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

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

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

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

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

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. Gayle Parks hosts the show and tries to bring in guests...

‘Meshing’ well heading into Battle at the Beach

October 24, 2013

Team captain attacker Teresa Zuniga credits team chemistry for the women’s water polo team’s recent success as they go into their final outing of the conference tournament at the truWest Battle at...

That’s what we said: School comes first

October 22, 2013

Following the money Many students go to college to find a career in what they love to do. However, some of those majors do not make the money that is needed to cover the expenses of everyday life. How...

That’s what we said: Falling for fall

October 8, 2013

ObamaCare is great as long as you don’t get too comfortable ObamaCare will get started back up as soon as the government shutdown is over, and there are plenty of reasons to see if you qualify. It...

Freshman middle blocker Brianna Gutierrez spiking the ball toward Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

Straight sets for strong start

October 8, 2013

Setter Crissy Silavong’s team-high of 15 assists, along with five digs, led the way as the volleyball team cruised through Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in straight sets to take a 1-0 start in...

Questions posed of soccer’s relevancy

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. Raul Avellaneda,...

Don’t get too comfortable with ObamaCare

October 6, 2013

Starting Tuesday, President Barack 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

October 4, 2013

Sophomore center Catie Tuning emphasizes lack of chemistry as one of the causes for the women’s water polo team's 13-4 loss to Long Beach City College Wednesday, Oct. 2. “It was a hard loss, but...

Around the world in 7 months

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

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

September 25, 2013

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

September 25, 2013

Embrace the technological advances Technology has found an amazing way to bring people together no matter what the barriers might be. The smartphone in your pocket has to ability to do things that you...

Workshop helps put students on right path

September 24, 2013

Pamela Sepulveda, who presented a Feelings and Coping workshop on Thursday for the Re-entry Program, used a presentation that was geared toward teens, but made sure that is applied to college students...

Fantasy Football is very real

September 19, 2013

The season features people that don't play fantasy football and like to ask "what's the point if it's not real?" One, if you haven't played fantasy football, you do not know how real it can be. Two,...

Freshman goalie Alfredo De La Mora blocks a shot from the Ventura offense.

Ventura edged in thriller

September 17, 2013

Freshman goalie Alfredo De La Mora led the Cerritos College men’s water polo team with 17 saves against Ventura College, winning the game 8-7, on Friday, Sept. 13 at Cerritos College. Cerritos started...

A fresh start to season

September 15, 2013

With only two returning members, the strength of the 2013 women’s water polo team will be tested with four games this weekend at the American River Tournament. Head Coach Sergio Macias looks at it...

Page 3 — Opinion – 09/11/13

September 14, 2013

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That’s what we said: Parking good?

September 12, 2013

Paying for parking can be a good thing Paying that $40 helps Cerritos College get the resources that allow your car to be safe in the parking lot. It also allows for only the students attending the college...

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

September 5, 2013

The volleyball team got their four match scrimmage day rolling with matches against San Diego City College, Imperial Valley, Riverside and Santa Maria on Friday at the Cerritos College gym. After...

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

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

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...

Volleyball ready to face the competition

Volleyball ready to face the competition

August 27, 2013

The Cerritos College volleyball team scrimmaged against former players at its alumni game on Saturday, August 24 at the gym in order to get ready for the fall season. Head coach Teresa Velasquez used...

Opinion of the Week

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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