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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Ifeoma Utom

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor

Ifeoma Utom is the co-news editor for Talon Marks covering all things news related on Cerritos College campus. When she is not news reporting, Ifeoma loves to enjoy a nice book to read or hanging out with her friends. She writes poetry in her spare time and enjoys the fine arts of opera and ballet. Ifeoma will graduate this spring semester and plans to take some time off to travel and explore what the world has to offer.

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Women working in one of Congos many cobalt mines, using hangs and baskets to get cobalt Photo credit: Image from aljazeera.com

The world’s neglect in Congo’s genocide

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor May 16, 2024
There is a mass genocide happening in Congo struggling to get the world's attention. The the world does not care because it is happening to Africa.
May 8, 2024 – Page 2

May 8, 2024 – Page 2

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor May 8, 2024

Award recipients posing for a picture with their awards.

[Photo] Students receive over $7,000 in awards and scholarships

Ifeoma Utom and Shaniah Campbell May 6, 2024

Demott Family introducing themselves to the audience.

Students stop to enjoy the handmade crochet made from the crochet club.

[Photo] The spring carnival is in town at Cerritos College

Ifeoma Utom and Shaniah Campbell May 1, 2024

Students stop to enjoy the handmade crochet made from the crochet club.

Homeless encampment located in Cerritos off the side of Coyote Creek Bikeway

[Photo] Los Angeles struggles with homelessness amidst the gentrification facades

Ifeoma Utom and Shaniah Campbell April 30, 2024

Infographic showing the homeless population in Los Angeles growing.

Different flags of the African Diaspora with fists raised in solidarity Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

[Photo] The African diaspora: Stop fighting, come together!

April 18, 2024

Different flags of the African Diaspora with fists raised in solidarity Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

Different flags of the African Diaspora with fists raised in solidarity Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

The African diaspora: Stop fighting, come together!

Ifeoma Utom and Shaniah Campbell April 18, 2024
The African Diaspora has long had a history of fighting against each other. The diaspora in a whole needs to comes together as one and stop inner conflict.
Enslaved African- American mining for gold during the 1850s California gold rush. Photo credit: Image from www.libertarianism.org

Professor Jean Pfaeslzer presents, California: A Slave State

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor April 16, 2024
Author and Professor Jean Pfaelzer is invited by the departments of Black/Africana Studies, Philosophy and History including Falcon Rising to discuss the history of slavery in the liberal state of California.
Editorial cartoon created by Moises Lopez

NO administrative leave for cops under investigation

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor March 15, 2024
Too many wrongful and fatal shootings of unarmed individuals are happening at the hands of police. While they are being investigated there should not be any paid leave until the report is concluded.
Dr. Sonya Christian, California Community Colleges Chancellor, gives presentation on plan Vision 2030

[Photo] Introducing Vision 2030

February 25, 2024

Dr. Sonya Christian, California Community Colleges Chancellor, gives presentation on plan Vision 2030

Dr. Sonya Christian, California Community Colleges Chancellor, gives presentation on plan Vision 2030

Introducing Vision 2030

Michael Delgado and Ifeoma Utom February 25, 2024
Chancellor of California Community Colleges Dr. Sonya Christian held a presentation on Feb. 20 discussing her new plan called "Vision 2030".
Students dancing at the Cupids Ball in the Student Center

[Photo] Love is in the air at the Cupids Ball

Diana Morales and Michael Delgado February 14, 2024

Student dancing with other students in the background

Two students playing UNO together

[Photo] Love mixes so well with Love

February 10, 2024

Two students playing UNO together

Two students playing UNO together

Love mixes so well with Love

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor February 10, 2024
The LGBTQ+ Program hosts their welcome mixer, welcoming all students of all backgrounds into the Equity Center for games, food, and fun.
Cancelled shows left to right: The Get Down, Rap Sh!t and Black Lightning

[Photo] Black shows take center stage on the chopping block

February 1, 2024

Cancelled shows left to right: "The Get Down", "Rap Sh!t" and "Black Lightning"

Cancelled shows left to right: The Get Down, Rap Sh!t and Black Lightning

Black shows take center stage on the chopping block

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor February 1, 2024
Black shows showing up more and more on the chopping board bringing concern to black community as to where their representation is at.
Passenger of the hit and run waits near her car as police officials gather more information on the crime Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

[Photo] Unidentified driver flees scene after striking innocent teen

January 30, 2024

Passenger of the hit and run waits near her car as police officials gather more information on the crime Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

Passenger of the hit and run waits near her car as police officials gather more information on the crime Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

Unidentified driver flees scene after striking innocent teen

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor January 30, 2024
A high schooler was struck by a vehicle exiting the 91 off ramp near Ivy Park at Cerritos College, the suspect is still at large, fleeing the scene from police.
Student write down what she is most proud of at the celebration station. Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

[Photo] It's the Little Things that Matter

January 12, 2024

Student write down what she is most proud of at the celebration station. Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

Student write down what she is most proud of at the celebration station. Photo credit: Ifeoma Utom

It’s the Little Things that Matter

Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor January 12, 2024
The mental health services at Cerritos College host the Little Things for Mental Health including five stations brought to help students with mental wellness.
The choir singing on stage.

Singing out fall with the fall choral concert

Ifeoma Utom December 14, 2023
The Music Department held its Fall Choral Concert by the Cerritos College Community Choir on Nov. 28 ushering in the holiday season.
Santa shaking a little girls hand while they are both seated.

[Photo] Santa and Franco Falcon share joy to all

December 9, 2023

Santa shaking a little girl's hand while they are both seated.

Santa shaking a little girls hand while they are both seated.

Santa and Franco Falcon share joy to all

Ifeoma Utom December 9, 2023
Cerritos College president's office welcomes the holiday season with a Santa and Franco meet and greet for the Norwalk community.
Ballet dancers in releve form

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Behind the scenes with the Dance Department

Ifeoma Utom December 7, 2023

Dancer reaches out towards the sky.

Cerritos College Social Worker Angela Williams engages with students and informs them on the coping kit.

[Photo] Give your stress away with Student Health Services

December 2, 2023

Cerritos College Social Worker Angela Williams engages with students and informs them on the coping kit.

Cerritos College Social Worker Angela Williams engages with students and informs them on the coping kit.

Give your stress away with Student Health Services

Ifeoma Utom December 2, 2023
Student Health Services hosts a Coping Kit Giveaway, giving away items to help students reduce their stress levels while final season approaches.
Choir members sing in unison with one another.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Spreading the gospel the falcon way

Ifeoma Utom December 1, 2023

Choir member looks up in the sky and lifts hands in praise.

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