Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Janet Chavarria

Janet Chavarria, Staff Writer

Janet Chavarria, is currently in her last semester at Cerritos, before transferring to Cal State Fullerton to continue to work on her journalism major if all goes well. In her free time, she loves to go on hikes, ride motorcycles with her friends, try new foods and spend time cooking and baking with her grandmother. She is also an avid sports fanatic for all of LA teams and hopes to be a sports anchor or announcer one day.

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Little girl draws a sad face on a paper in front of her mirror. This facial expression represents how she is feeling in the moment.

Minority parents’ dismissal of mental health struggles lead to long-term consequences

Lola Ajetunmobi and Janet Chavarria May 18, 2021
Many minority families do not believe that mental illness is a serious issue. Their belief negatively affects their children and further damages their mental health.
Hand reaching for someone to pull them out of the darkness on October 9, 2018. Mental health is a real thing that affects many.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmilstid/451578827 Photo credit: James Milstid

Minority parents’ beliefs around mental health hurt the next generation of kids

Lola Ajetunmobi and Janet Chavarria May 17, 2021
Social Media Editor Lola Ajetunmobi and Staff Writer Janet Chavarria discusses how often minority children struggle with mental health and the generational gap in understanding mental health challenges.
Immigration at the southern border is at its highest in 15 years. The federal government needs to make substantial changes in border policies that ends the need for concentration camps.

Close the camps, create a path to citizenship

Long Beach's new detention center for migrant children only addresses a symptom of a much bigger problem.
Growing food locally may be the best alternative to corporate-created, segregated food deserts. This garden in New York shows the beauty of a community in action. Photo credit: Jim.henderson

A bloom in the desert: community gardening is an alternative to “food deserts”

Janet Chavarria, Lola Ajetunmobi, and Sean Davis April 8, 2021
Impoverished communities are plagued by unhealthy food options and lack readily available healthy options. Local food production could feed and empower these neighborhoods instead of enriching agribusiness giants.
Photo credit: Derrick Coleman/TM Archives

Family & unity has helped football stay ready for it’s comeback post COVID-19

Janet Chavarria, Staff Writer March 31, 2021
Football requires strength, unity and commitment. The Cerritos College football team are ready to come back and dominate the field once again.
Many gather to protest against the recent attacks on the Asian American community at the OC Great Park in Irvine on March 20,2021. People hold up Stop Asian Hate signs to show their support for the Asian Community.

Protect, acknowledge & unite with the Asian American community

Lola Ajetunmobi, Janet Chavarria, and Samuel Carey March 25, 2021
Ignorance, hate and violence have become frequent towards the Asian American community. Like other marginalized groups, they need to be protected and their voices lifted.
Cerritos College ranked ninth for colleges with Hispanic students. President Jose Fierro hopes to increase this ranking and number of AA degrees granted, as of March 23, 2021.

Cerritos ranks ninth among top 25 community colleges for Hispanic students

Janet Chavarria, Staff Writer March 25, 2021
Cerritos College rises on the list of the top 25 community colleges in the country for Hispanic students.
Photo credit: Hideralodo Dwight Leitao

Expectations versus reality in pandemic relationships

Lola Ajetunmobi and Janet Chavarria March 22, 2021
Lola Ajetunmobi and Janet Chavarria discuss people getting into relationships during this pandemic and whether or not it is a good idea.
A jimador demonstrates the original, traditional way of bringing the blue agave from the fields: by the workhorse donkey and caged baskets.  Nowadays, the heart of the plant is brought into the distilleries by the truckload.

Celebrities need to stop making their own tequila brands

Mirella Vargas, Jacqueline Cochran, and Janet Chavarria February 25, 2021
Kendall Jenner announces her own tequila brand, 818, to the disapproval of many on social media. Here is why her gentrified tequila brand is a problematic form of cultural appropriation.
With COVID-19 still impacting the country, couples must find ways to manage their relationships. Social distanced and long term dating has become necessary to keep couples together.

Relationships and friendships surviving COVID-19 against all odds

Janet Chavarria February 11, 2021
With patience, time and effort, any relationship can survive COVID-19. Yes, even during Valentine's Day.
American film star Cicely Tyson during press conference in Utrecht, 1973. Tysons memoir Just As I Am describes some of her struggles as a Black woman in Hollywood.

Black women are still underrepresented and excluded in the film industry

Lola Ajetunmobi and Janet Chavarria February 4, 2021
Lack of diversity plagues Hollywood, both on camera and behind the scenes. As a result, black actresses suffer tremendous injustices at the hands of the entertainment industry.
300 dpi 2 col. x 3.25 inches/108x83 mm/368x281 pixels Kurt Strazdins color illustration of a Grammy award. KRT 2001.
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‘Falcon Entertainment’ season 2 episode 1: What to look forward to in 2021

A&E editors Oscar and Rafael talk with staff writers Janet and Josselyn, previewing what's to come in entertainment in 2021.
Online learning must continue until schools have the resources to reopen safely. Screening and PPE are amongst essential items. Photo credit: unsplash.com

Biden’s education plan looks great, but actions speak louder than words

Daniel Suarez Jr., Emily Melgar, and Janet Chavarria January 28, 2021
Biden's proposal for a $130 billion package for schools needs to be passed ASAP, because students and families can't afford to wait much longer.
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