Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Janel Oliver

Janel Oliver, Staff Writer

Hey, I'm Janel! I am a first year staff writer for Talon Marks. I'm a journalism major and I'm excited to learn more about becoming a better writer. One important thing you should now about me is that I love basketball. I'm also a second year basketball player here at Cerritos College. I plan to attend a university this fall and continue to work on becoming a better writer. I want to be a versatile writer and learn how to make people want to continue to read my work.

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Financial Aid Department wins food drive contest

May 18, 2016

For the second year straight, the Financial Aid Department has won the food drive contest. The contest began in April and lasted to May 6 with over 3000 total items being collected. The Financial Aid...

The students enjoy Japanese Bento for lunch. Student from Japan visited Cerritos to learn about the automotive program. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

Japanese students tour the automotive complex of Cerritos College

May 12, 2016

Thousand of miles away from home, Japanese students took a tour of the automotive program on campus. Hundreds of students from Nissan Kyoto Automobile Technical College in Japan piled into four classes...

Food drive contest ends with a full stomach

May 7, 2016

The second year of the food drive contest got started on Monday, April 11 and ended on Friday, May 6. The drive is housed by the Student Health Center and the main goal was to replenish goods for students...

R&B Singer Kehlani's Parrish posts to Instagram about the how the tweets/posts affected her. Many lives have been taken because of just one tweet, Facebook or Instagram post, and any other social media site for that matter.

Social media is ruining our society

May 2, 2016

It was once just used to reunite friends and families, advertise your company, communicate with your peers, and receive fast news information. Although it’s still used for those things today, it’s...

Counselors ease major decision process for students

April 30, 2016

Over 50 percent of students entering college are an undecided major and up to 75 percent change their major at least once according to Liz Freedman of Butler University. Cerritos College Career Center...

[Video] Memorable Mamba moments

April 21, 2016

  TM staff go around campus asking students and faculty what is their memorable Kobe Bryant moment since his last game is approaching on April 13.

Mr. Timothy Chatman presents to students about philosophy. Chatman showed students a psychology video about therapy, trying to show them something different. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

Showing students a different therapeutic approach

April 18, 2016

The Philosophy club held an event exploring the stigma attached to therapy and the greatness of psychologist Carl Rodgers on Tuesday, April 12. The event was presented by Timothy Chatman, who helps...

DSPS Counselor Aurora Segura talks during the Resume Workshop which took place on Tuesday, March 29. The workshop stressed the importance of having a new and updated resume that stands out. Photo by Janel Oliver.

Workshop teaches students importance of resumes

April 3, 2016

The Career Center held a Resume Workshop in the Business Education building on Tuesday, March 29 at 11 a.m. With eight students in attendance, DSP&S counselor, Aurora Segura presented a power...

Rob Flores working in the studio at WPMD. His show was deemed the best Student Public Affairs Radio Program in America by The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

Cerritos College radio show receives national recognition

April 2, 2016

"Falcon Spotlight" has been recognized for its uniqueness and creativity as one of the best radio shows across the nation. Jaime Roberto Flores Junior, better known as Rob Flores on campus for his radio...

Workshop seeks to bring knowledge about depression

April 2, 2016

Gina Lucro, undecided major, has struggled with depression all her life and still deals with it. She attended the depression workshop coordinated by the Re-Entry Resource program on Wednesday, March...

Members of the Korean Women's Group preparing food for guests at the Taste of Korea event in the Student Center on Wednesday, March. 23. The event had performers and informational videos to showcase Korean culture. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

A glance of rich Korean culture

March 25, 2016

High school kids and students on campus intermingled in the student center. Attendees gathered to catch a glimpse of Korean Culture on Wednesday, March 23. The event was hosted by ABC School District Clerk...

Movie screening illustrates the struggles of women

March 25, 2016

Professor Michelle Fagundes, who teaches English and Women & Gender Studies, hosted a movie screening of North Country on Wednesday, March 23. The movie was about single mother, Josey Aimes, played...

University fair offers information about transferring

March 6, 2016

The Transfer Center had its third University Fair of the year at Falcon Square on Thursday, Mar 3. The fair began at 10 a.m with over 20 universities at booths handing out flyers and offering information...

Claudia Biezonsky, guest speaker, speaks to students about Inroad paid internships. The event started at 11:00 a.m. started by counselor Clara Ross-Jones. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

Career Center gives insight on paid internships

March 3, 2016

The Career Center hosted an event for students transferring to a university in the fall of 2016 or the summer of 2017 and are interested in paid internships onTuesday, Mar 1. The event which started...

Food was served at the event to give attendees a taste of the culture. The food was provided by a local restaurant called Hambones. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

Students get a taste of soul

February 16, 2016

Students piled in the Student Center as the smell of soul food swept through the air on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The Taste of Soul event, which was put together by the Black History Month Planning Committee,...

Franco Falcon with a toy in his mouth. The mascot's birthday celebration took place on Thursday, Feb. 4. Photo credit: Janel Oliver

Cerritos celebrates Franco’s first birthday

February 8, 2016

The Cerritos College mascot, Franco, was all smiles as student activities hosted his first birthday on Falcon square, Thursday, Feb.4. The event was from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m where Franco posed for...

Glow in the dark hair takes creativity to a new level

January 26, 2016

In this day and age there are constantly changing trends happening everyday. From the different phrases such as "it's lit" to the popular dances like the "Milly rock" and now like Hip Hop Producer DJ...

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