Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Jaelyn Delos Reyes

Jaelyn Delos Reyes, Staff Writer

Jaelyn Delos Reyes is the Community Editor of Talon Marks. She covers community, opinion, Arts and Entertainment, news. She enjoys binge watching new shows and is a Marvel fan. She hopes to transfer to Cal State Long Beach in Spring 2023.

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One and Other-Mental Health

Podcast: Let’s talk about Mental Health with Mel and Jae

December 14, 2022
Mel and Jae talk about their experience with trauma, share their thoughts about the LGBTQ community and share some advice for healing.
Lighting Capsule

[Photo] Apollo Lighting Transcript

December 13, 2022

The Columbia Memorial Space Center hosts the Apollo Lighting event on Dec. 10.

Children activities at the Space Center

[Photo] TubaChristmas in Downey for Apollo Lighting Event

December 13, 2022

Zeke Blanco shares his thoughts about the Apollo Lighting event on Dec. 10.

1899 poster

Spoilers ahead: ‘1899’ series review

December 5, 2022
A mystery and science-fiction series was released on Netflix leaving audiences shocked towards the end of the first season.
Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression; check in on loved ones

November 30, 2022
Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder, can occur to many people and it is something that everyone should care about.
Fair Housing Workshop

[Photo] Norwalk's Fair Housing Workshop

November 11, 2022

Alicia Nguyen, Outreach Coordinator, explaining rights and responsibilities to community on Nov. 9 during the workshop.

Fair Housing Workshop

Norwalk’s Fair Housing Workshop

November 11, 2022
Tenants, landlords, realtors and community members were invited to attend the Fair Housing Workshop to learn about responsibilities when renting a home on Nov. 9.
Feminism

Feminism Podcast

October 28, 2022
Jae and Mel discuss the problems women face in society and how they should be solved.
Natalie Solis shares her story

[Photo] Natalie Solis shares her story on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25, 2022

Solis talks about the struggles she experienced after breaking up with her toxic ex-boyfriend for Domestic Violence awareness month.

Natalie Solis shares her story

Natalie Solis shares her story on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25, 2022
Natalie Solis shares her experience from her past toxic relationship during Domestic Violence Awareness month and talks about her growth after the relationship.
Clothesline Project shirt

[Photo] College hosts ‘Clothesline project’ for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25, 2022

A Cerritos College student creates a t-shirt in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness.

Tik Tok

Social media trends are stupid

October 7, 2022
Viral trends are getting out of control and can cause danger to people who follow foolish trends.
Recycling Batteries

[Photo] Cerritos College holds E-Waste Collection Event

September 26, 2022

Cerritos College Environmental Club hosts is second battery drive during the E-waste collection event on Sept. 24.

Recycling Batteries

Cerritos College holds E-Waste Collection Event

September 26, 2022
Cerritos College Environmental club and Teens against e-waste teams up to host the E-waste collection event on Sept. 24.
Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s dead — who cares?

September 19, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8 after living a long life, but her death is ultimately just another date to add to history books.
Student hall

[Photo] College hosts University fair

September 13, 2022

The University fair was held in the student hall on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to the heat and construction outside.

Crystal Singing bowls

[Photo] Wellness and psychic fair at Long Beach

September 12, 2022

Crystal singing bowls is a popular tool for sound baths. These bowls can help with one's chakras by aligning and cleansing with the sound it makes.

FDA

FDA should reexamine dangerous substances in products

September 2, 2022
The FDA is approving dangerous substances in most U.S. foods that could potentially cause harm to a human's body.
Special Board of Trustee meeting

[Photo] Special board of trustee meeting

September 1, 2022

The Board of Trustees held a special meeting via Zoom on Aug. 31 where the board of trustees discussed the correction of full-time faculty salary schedules and the consideration of approving the Emergency...

Special Board of Trustee meeting

Special board of trustee meeting

September 1, 2022
Cerritos College hosted an emergency special board of trustee meeting on Aug. 31 where the board discussed two administrative items for the academic fiscal year of 2022-2023.
Car show

[Photo] Bruno Mars tribute in Norwalk concert

August 29, 2022

Residents were able to bring their vehicles and provide a small car show for the Norwalk community.

Tarot Cards

[Photo] Witchcraft is more beneficial than harmful

August 24, 2022

Tarot readings are a great way to practice one’s intuition and to gain guidance when one needs help with a certain situation.

Martin Bowitz, the person on the right, and his friend set up their own booth to sell different wooden rockets.

[Photo] Downey’s annual rocket fever festival returns

August 15, 2022

Martin Bowitz, the person on the right, and his friend set up their own booth to sell different wooden rockets.

Families from different places bring their children to the rocket festival. Children are able to build their own rockets and launch them. Photo credit: Jaelyn Delos Reyes

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Families from different places bring their children to the rocket festival. Children are able to build their own rockets and launch them. Photo credit: Jaelyn Delos Reyes

The annual space festival provides fun activities for children to play with while rockets are launching throughout the whole day. Photo credit: Jaelyn Delos Reyes

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The annual space festival provides fun activities for children to play with while rockets are launching throughout the whole day. Photo credit: Jaelyn Delos Reyes

Living life to the fullest

Living life to the fullest

May 22, 2022
Living life despite restrictions
The new generation are not being pushed to show their capabilities and are having necessities being too easy for them. Photo credit: flickingerbrad

Gen Z: the weakest of them all

May 18, 2022
As public education changes throughout the years, standards of education are not being enforced - letting off younger generations due to the use of technology in school.
This is an image of the President of the Faculty Senate Dennis Falcon, who appeared at every Faculty Senate meeting. This photo was taken during April 12ths faculty senate. Photo credit: Samuel Chacko

Faculty Senate Election Results

May 2, 2022
During the faculty senate meeting at Cerritos College, the announcement for the president and vice president for next semester was made, along with other important notifications to the public.
Primary school students sitting in a classroom being taught by a teacher in the North East of England. The students are answering questions with their arms in the air.

The US needs to restructure the school system

April 28, 2022
U.S. should reform education system K-12 The US needs to restructure the school system Roman Acosta (Staff), Alexia Naranjo (Staff), Jaelyn Delos Reyes (Staff)The US should reinvent the school system and change class requirements as well as teaching styles to help students to feel more prepared once introduced into the adult world.
Leroy Espinosa, first year Cerritos College students, shares his mental experience from the start of the pandemic.

[Photo] The scars that COVID-19 left behind

April 27, 2022

Leroy Espinosa, first year Cerritos College students, shares his mental experience from the start of the pandemic.

Leroy Espinosa, first year Cerritos College students, shares his mental experience from the start of the pandemic.

The scars that COVID-19 left behind

April 27, 2022
A first year Cerritos College student talks about his mental health during the pandemic and shares his ways of keeping a positive lifestyle.
A banner hangs on the side of the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis building on May 29, 2020, after a state judge ruled against an attempt by the Gov. Mike Parson administration to shut down the lone abortion clinic in Missouri. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) Photo credit: Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

Reproductive rights aren’t a political debate

April 21, 2022
The US is becoming a country where Roe V. Wade is no longer applicable and women's rights are in danger.
Cerritos College may lift the mask mandate for students in the fall semester of 2022, however, they should still provide the option for students who still want to wear their masks. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Cerritos College should lift face masks by fall 2022

April 4, 2022

While the Norwalk community is slowly going back to normal with lifting mask mandates indoors, Cerritos College is still requiring students to wear masks on campus. Why are students allowed to go to...

Norwalk consultant gives brief PowerPoint overview about the new development plan for the Norwalk Transit Village.

[Photo] Norwalk's transit village workshop

April 4, 2022

Norwalk consultant gives brief PowerPoint overview about the new development plan for the Norwalk Transit Village.

Norwalk consultant gives brief PowerPoint overview about the new development plan for the Norwalk Transit Village.

Norwalk’s transit village workshop

April 4, 2022

The city of Norwalk hosted a community forum in addressing the re-modification for the city's transit village at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex Sproul Barn Room, 13200 Clarkdale Ave, on March 30 from...

Field events were the first to start the meet at 8 a.m. which lasted about an hour.

[Photo] Carnival of Champions returns to Downey Unified

April 4, 2022

Field events were the first to start the meet at 8 a.m. which lasted about an hour.

Field events were the first to start the meet at 8 a.m. which lasted about an hour.

Carnival of Champions returns to Downey Unified

April 4, 2022

The Dale Lostetter Carnival of Champions, hosted by the Downey Unified School District, was held at Warren High School's Gym and Justice Stadium, 8141 De Palma St, on April 2 after a two-year hiatus since...

Colorful painting of women that expresses that everyone is the human regardless of color.

[Photo] ARTastic festival returns successfully

March 28, 2022

Colorful painting of women that expresses that everyone is the human regardless of color.

Cerritos College is allowing lecture classes back on campus. Students who take in-person classes can enter the campus and be able to interact with other students, professors and faculty members. Photo credit: Creative Commons

In-person learning boosts students’ mental health

March 23, 2022
What are the pros of having lecture classes finally back on campus for Cerritos College students?
This is an image of people who were protesting the death of Trayvon Martin with this amazing-looking sign. This took place in downtown Milwaukee and the image was taken on June 17, 2012. (Creative Commons) Photo credit: Overpass Light Brigade

Racism is here to stay

March 23, 2022
Corruption within the world is something that happens on a daily basis. But why is there racism even during the midst of a war?
There are many issues that immigrants are facing and one is paying an unnecessary large amount of money just to become a citizen in the United States. 
Photo credit: Creative Commons Photo credit: Creative Commons

Reforming our flawed immigration system

March 1, 2022
Immigrants have to pay for unnecessary increased costs and fees just to apply for citizenship in the U.S. and follow strict policies.
Students can get free adjustments to relieve any joint pain by making an appointment with Student Health Services.

Free chiropractic services for students

February 24, 2022
Student Health Services are providing free chiropractic adjustments to Cerritos College students.
The Me Too movement is a social movement against sexual harassment. Many women had the courage to share their story during this time, but sadly women continue to get sexually harassed. Its time to put this to an end by educating the youth (specifically men) about how to treat a woman the right way. Photo credit: Courtesy of Pixabay & Courtesy of Surdumihail

Men need to stop over-sexualizing women

February 15, 2022
Women all over the state of California, young or adult, are being oversexualized by men in school, work or in every day routine. Not only are women being oversexualized, but they’re being held to conventional beauty standards they’re pressured to meet.
Woman speaks to children regarding sexual assault victims, inspiring them to speak out and help prevent sexual assault silence. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Teachers and sexual abuse regarding minors

February 14, 2022
Minors experience sexual abuse from teachers and school campuses don't give enough attention to the subject matter.
CDC gives a handful of vaccines to citizens of the U.S., leaving pressure onto schools to require students to take the vaccine. Schools, like LA Charter School, are segregating minors due to vaccine enforcement. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Segregation between the pro-vaxx & anti-vaxx students is wrong

February 9, 2022
Unvaccinated students are receiving cruel treatment and are being segregated from vaccinated students are LA Charter School.
A Domestic Violence Awareness Month image. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Domestic violence needs to be stopped

January 27, 2022
Domestic violence occurs globally. Many victims hide their stories due to fear or manipulation. Understanding domestic violence is a topic everyone should educate themselves on.
The Throne of Glass series in chronological order written by Sara J. Maas. The Assassin’s Blade Novella is missing from the image.

Throne of Glass Series is worth the read

January 27, 2022
The amazing fantasy book series, Throne of Glass, written by Sarah J. Maas, is one of the most breathtaking series to read.
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