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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Cerritos College football team members watch the action from the sidelines. They wait for their opportunity to get back on the field Nov. 2, 2019

[Photo] Quarantine Blues: The loss of spring training

April 25, 2020

Cerritos College football team members watch the action from the sidelines. They wait for their opportunity to get back on the field Nov. 2, 2019

America has failed Generation Z

America has failed Generation Z

December 20, 2019

The world feels like it’s in a tailspin, with younger generations grasping onto whatever hope they can, ultimately knowing that it is fruitless and there is no hope if the country doesn’t get its shit...

The Associated Students of Cerritos College hosted their annual Fall Awards banquet, where they presented awards such as the ASCC Service award and Leadership award to recognized students and faculty. The Van Gogh in Wonderland event was held on Dec. 6, 2019.

[Photo] Falcon students and faculty honored at ASCC awards night

December 17, 2019

The Associated Students of Cerritos College hosted their annual Fall Awards banquet, where they presented awards such as the ASCC Service award and Leadership award to recognized students and faculty....

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December 12, 2019

The Cerritos College Campus Police increased its presence on campus following a suspects threat that stated the campus would be bombed on Monday. Cadets and officers were stationed at intervals across campus, to ensure student peace and safety on Dec. 9, 2019.

Students question handling of RAVE alerts

December 11, 2019

Cerritos College officials are on defense as student complaints and questions are on the rise following the handling of an unsubstantiated and non-credible bomb threat reported on Dec. 4 at approximately...

Cerritos College students were given the opportunity to create their own shirts for The Clothesline Project, a movement created to bring awareness of sexual violence. They had the choice to leave the shirts so they could be displayed in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or take them on Dec. 10, 2019.

Clothesline Project prepares for 2020 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

December 11, 2019

In an effort to prepare for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Cerritos College in April 2020, the Office of Human Resources and Title IX is setting up early booths so that more people can participate in...

The Pork Bahn Mie was one the most colorful and delicious dishes accompanied with a light and delicious kale salad that complimented the heat from the sriracha sauce.

OG Cannabis Cafe Review

December 4, 2019

Liz: My name is Elizabeth Corcoles and I am here with… Jasmine: Jasmine Rebecca: and Rebecca Liz: So we recently visited America's original cannabis cafe, as they, as it reads on their website...

Faculty and staff members anticipate their turn in covering President of Cerritos College Jose Fierro in whip cream, making the most out of the $100 donation. The pie-in-the-face event raised $1,018 total for personal care products on Nov. 2, 2019.

Pie-in-the-face fundraiser garners over $1,000 for students in need

November 6, 2019

In an effort to raise funds for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and students in need, the Associated Students of Cerritos College hosted a pie-throwing and pie-in-the-face activity during the tailgate...

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November 6, 2019

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September 25, 2019

The Associated Students of Cerritos College are looking for more students to apply to be senators.  Meetings are held every Wednesday in room BK 111/112.

[Photo] ASCC Senate Seeks Student Senators to Meet Quorum

September 25, 2019

The Associated Students of Cerritos College are looking for more students to apply to be senators. Meetings are held every Wednesday in room BK 111/112.

From Speech to Communication Studies

September 25, 2019

After almost 19 years of wanting to change the speech department to the communication studies department, Department Chair Angela Hoppe-Nagao expressed enthusiasm over the official title change in the...

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‘IT Chapter Two’ Emphasizes the Power of Friendship

September 11, 2019

“IT Chapter Two,” released on Sept. 6, and is a rare case in which the remake outshines the original, highlighting that with the power of friendship and love, a “sloppy bitch” is no match for “Losers.” Embed...

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Faculty Concerns Over Shelter-in-Place

September 11, 2019

Conversations on improving of shelter-in-place protocols continue, as Faculty Senate expressed their concerns over the events on the Sept. 3 bomb threat at Cerritos College to the chief of campus police...

From left to right, President Jose Fierro, Board President Carmen Avalos and Board Vice President Marisa Perez discuss the newly passed resolution on adequate safety and security measures. The resolution was in response to the bomb threat made by Mohammad Sameem  Yaqubi on September 3, 2019.

Suspect of Alleged Bomb Threat at Cerritos College Identified

September 6, 2019

Following the alleged bomb threat made at Cerritos College on Sept. 3 that initiated an approximately two-hour lock down, the suspect was identified as 23-year-old Mohammad Sameem Yaqubi, a Long Beach...

Cerritos College police and the Norwalk Sheriffs Station were posted on various corners of the Cerritos College campus, blocking off the affected areas. They arrived shortly before noon due to a suspect allegedly disrupting a math class as well as a potential bomb threat on Sept. 3, 2019.

Campus Closed Following a Potential Bomb Threat

September 3, 2019

A suspect is in custody following an approximately two-hour shelter-in-place lockdown at Cerritos College regarding a potential bomb threat on campus on Sept. 3. The subject entered a math class at...

The Muslim Student Association at California State University Long Beach hosted their 13th annual Eid celebration following Eid Al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice. Muslim families and other folks alike were privy to the multiple activities provided for them to come together as a community on August 24, 2019.

Eid at the Beach emphasizes community for Muslims

August 28, 2019

“It’s all about caring, loving, you know… Islam is love, peace, that’s what it is.”Moussa Sangare was among the large crowd of folks who gathered their families for the 13th...

UNITED STATES - APRIL 21: Jonathan Cook smokes a Marlboro 100s cigaratte on the Auraria Higher Education campus in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Altria Group Inc., the largest U.S. tobacco company, said first-quarter profit rose as the top-selling Marlboro brand gained market share, even after the Philip Morris USA division raised cigarette prices three times in four months.

Smoke-free campus debate to continue

August 28, 2019

Continuing from Spring 2019, discussions over a proposed resolution for a 100 percent smoke-free campus are moving forward with the Associated Students of Cerritos College, according to vice president-elect. Nathan...

The iron suit that holds the heart of a woman

May 28, 2019

“For 10 years, I lived as a [presenting] female,” Nuralain Khoury said, “It was incredible. That was truly the best time of my life… my biggest transition was my de-transition.” Khoury, 40,...

Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Porn-dogs need to leave children alone

May 14, 2019

Pornhub’s performative “wokeness” with saving the bees, planting trees or whatever the fuck and possibly buying Tumblr, won’t stop twisted fucks from engaging in and posting child pornography and...

Non-citizen students can apply for pilot NCAS program

May 14, 2019

The Associated Students of Cerritos College approved $5,000 for NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars on May 8, which will allow for non-citizen students the opportunity to apply to a program otherwise...

Estrogen Express: Zodiac

May 6, 2019

00:00 Hi, so welcome back to estrogen Express. I'm Cindy 00:03 Im Guada. 00:04 I'm Tiara. 00:06 I'm Marilyn. 00:06 [Cindy] And today we have a special guest. 00:09...

Vice President-elect Nathan Williams

[Photo] Winners of ASCC election look to the future

April 30, 2019

Vice President-elect Nathan Williams

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April 10, 2019

 

Student trustee ballot #3: Valery Escobar.

Meet the 2019-2020 ASCC candidates

April 10, 2019

Cerritos College students will be able to vote for a new campus president, vice president and student trustee on April 10 and 11. Students will vote for student trustee candidates in front of the Student...

Students bring high energy to Health and Wellness grand opening

April 10, 2019

Drummers, culinary arts students and dancers participated in the grand opening ceremony of Cerritos College’s new Health and Wellness complex on April 8. The audience comprised of students, administrators,...

Theater professor, Reed Brown, was placed on administrative leave March 11, following allegations made by a student. There is currently an external, ongoing investigation through Cerritos College.

Tenured theater professor placed on administrative leave following allegations

March 28, 2019

According to Cerritos College officials, theater professor, Reed Brown was placed on administrative leave on March 11, following allegations made by a theater student after the “Skyline” performance...

The Child Development Center is welcoming guest readers to read books to the children, including Dr. Suess books to honor his memory. Faculty members, staff and administrators were invited to read, including President Jose Fierro on March 5, reading books like “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Getting ‘Wacky’ with guest readers

March 16, 2019

Guest readers, including faculty members, read children in the Child Development Center books by Dr. Seuss on March 4 and 5. Initially finding themselves shy and reserved with guest reader and president...

The proposed solution for a smoke-free campus would limit designated smoking areas due to disadvantages and health risks, according to Henry Rios, alcohol and other drugs prevention manager for Norwalk and Hawaiian Gardens. On Feb. 20, the Associated Students of Cerritos College discussed the topic at length.

[Photo] Proposed resolution for a smoke and tobacco free campus

February 27, 2019

The proposed solution for a smoke-free campus would limit designated smoking areas due to disadvantages and health risks, according to Henry Rios, alcohol and other drugs prevention manager for Norwalk...

The proposed solution for a smoke-free campus would limit designated smoking areas due to disadvantages and health risks, according to Henry Rios, alcohol and other drugs prevention manager for Norwalk and Hawaiian Gardens. On Feb. 20, the Associated Students of Cerritos College discussed the topic at length.

Proposed resolution for a smoke and tobacco free campus

February 27, 2019

A 100 percent resolution was proposed for a smoke and tobacco free Cerritos College campus, prohibiting cigarettes, cigars, and nicotine products such as vapes that are not regulated by the FDA, has for...

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February 27, 2019

 

Jenkins Unfiltered: Doxxing

February 22, 2019

David Jenkins: In the age of social media most of us are open about what we do in our lives, who we hang out with, what events we go to, we even go as far as to be open about our political views. However,...

PFLAG San Gabriel Valley, the only Asian and Pacific Islander chapter in the United States joined API Equality LA and others in its New Years parade contingent. Parents and families joined their children and friends with radiant smiles and supportive signs.

[Photo] ‘Queering’ the Lunar New Year

February 12, 2019

PFLAG San Gabriel Valley, the only Asian and Pacific Islander chapter in the United States joined API Equality LA and others in its New Year's parade contingent. Parents and families joined their children...

Campus custodian have expressed concern over the new college dumping site location. On Feb. 12, officials said that it is to keep trash away, but the dumping site is next to the Child Developments Center.

[Photo] Staff in an uproar over accumulating trash

February 13, 2019

Campus custodian have expressed concern over the new college dumping site location. On Feb. 12, officials said that it is to keep trash "away," but the dumping site is next to the Child Developments Center....

Cerritos College faculty member Hagop Najarian expressed concern over the drop in expected faculty hires. The Board of Trustees listened to other concerned faculty members on Feb.6 as the agenda item was set to be addressed during that Board meeting

[Photo] Full time faculty hires decrease due to enrollment drops

February 13, 2019

Cerritos College faculty member Hagop Najarian expressed concern over the drop in expected faculty hires. The Board of Trustees listened to other concerned faculty members on Feb.6 as the agenda item was...

Ceiling panel collapses due to broken boiler leak above the newsroom in the Fine Arts building. Student editors were nearby when the soaked panel crashed on Jan. 25.

Newsroom ceiling panel collapses with students present

January 30, 2019

A broken boiler caused a leak, forcing a ceiling panel to collapse above the Talon Marks newsroom in the Fine Arts building Jan. 25 while editors were working nearby. The soaked panel crashed at about...

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Union negotiators remain hopeful despite past tensions with the District

January 23, 2019

Cerritos College and the Cerritos College Faculty Federation have been in negotiations for over a year said Stephanie Rosenblatt. Rosenblatt, president of the CCFF, explained that negotiations will continue...

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January 23, 2019

Shutdown endangers the Native community

Shutdown endangers the Native community

January 22, 2019

As if non-Natives haven’t been the source of heartless destruction and violence towards Native Americans for centuries, the United States government continues being complicit in depleting these communities...

Second grader Marcos Gil joins strikers outside Gates Street Elementary School as cars whizzed by, honking in support. Protestors made their way to Los Angeles City Hall, joining thousands of others marching for better LAUSD schools on Jan. 14.

LAUSD union strike continues in pursuit of improving schools despite rainy weather

January 16, 2019

Chants of “Beutner, Beutner you’re no good, treat your students like you should” rang through wind and rain as Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and community members rallied in support...

The Cerritos College Art Gallery will be hosting a discussion panel on Sept. 24 to talk about the connections between art and geology. Four artists will be present to discuss their piece, with a live demonstration from Randi Hokett.

[Photo] Discussion panel to connect art and geology

September 12, 2018

The Cerritos College Art Gallery will be hosting a discussion panel on Sept. 24 to talk about the connections between art and geology. Four artists will be present to discuss their piece, with a live demonstration...

Withholding of C.O.L.A. is a form of embezzlement read Walter Fernandezs sign as Vice President of Business Services Felipe Lopez walked by. Faculty members, both part-time and full-time alike and union members were present, wearing red shirts at the Sept. 19 Board of Trustees meeting.

[Photo] Faculty protests college’s decision to deny expected salary increases

October 3, 2018

"Withholding of C.O.L.A. is a form of embezzlement" read Walter Fernandez's sign as Vice President of Business Services Felipe Lopez walked by. Faculty members, both part-time and full-time alike and union...

Cerritos College students sitting spaced out to avoid waiting in the sun as the commonly known shade structures offer little protection. A Notice of Completion was approved by the Board of Trustees on Aug. 15, with a final cost of $1.3 million for the structures.

[Photo] Shade-deficiant shades structures finally finished

August 21, 2018

Cerritos College students sitting spaced out to avoid waiting in the sun as the commonly known shade structures offer little protection. A Notice of Completion was approved by the Board of Trustees on...

McDonalds on Lakewood Blvd celebrated its 65th year in service. It was opened on Aug. 18, 1953 by Roger Williams and Burdette Bud Landon. Landons grandson was also in attendance and recounted his personal history with the restaurant.

[Photo] Melancholy and happiness in Downey’s celebration for the oldest McDonald’s

August 21, 2018

McDonald's on Lakewood Blvd celebrated its 65th year in service. It was opened on Aug. 18, 1953 by Roger Williams and Burdette "Bud" Landon. Landon's grandson was also in attendance and recounted his personal...

Vice President of Phi Beta Lambda, Andres Perez, and VP of Alpha Gamma Sigma, Alex Ochoa, hope to offer affordable, healthy, pre-made meals. “Simple Cut Meals” wants to keep it organic and fresh.

Simple Cut Meals: ‘Enticing and Tasty’

December 14, 2018

“Don’t be scared of taking action now because a lot of people wait it out and they plan and they plan and they talk themselves out of it,” said Andres Perez. Vice Presidents of Phi Beta Lambda...

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Bamby Salcedo encourage and affirmed the crowd that transgender and non-binary people are here to stay and fight. She hugged many protestors after the event corazon a corazon, heart to heart, on Oct. 22.

La protest rallies for trans rights

October 24, 2018

Hundreds of peaceful protestors rallied to support transgender and non-binary people and stand their ground against discrimination, in an emotional demonstration organized by the [email protected] Coalition...

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