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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Jazmin Taha

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Twin Peaks: The Return was broadcast on Showtime during it's run. The run on cable television allowed it to be more liberal with what it portrayed on television. Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

[Photo] ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’: Excellent, trippy commentary on the state of television

May 6, 2021

Twin Peaks: The Return was broadcast on Showtime during it's run. The run on cable television allowed it to be more liberal with what it portrayed on television. Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

The tri-college student pitch competition flyer.  The yearly competition gives students an opportunity to practice making business pitches.

[Photo] College collaboration yields business ideas from its students

April 29, 2021

The tri-college student pitch competition flyer. The yearly competition gives students an opportunity to practice making business pitches.

Blxst's No Love Lost has proven to be a big album for the Southern California rapper. The album features other well known artists such as Dom Kennedy, Tyga, and Ty Dolla Sign. Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

[Photo] Los Angeles rapper Blxst is destined for greatness

February 18, 2021

Blxst's No Love Lost has proven to be a big album for the Southern California rapper. The album features other well known artists such as Dom Kennedy, Tyga, and Ty Dolla Sign. Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

[Photo] Cerritos College Board of Trustees announced

November 17, 2020

Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

Organizers of BLM honor victims of police violence. They spoke at the LA Hall of Justice as LA County Attorney General Jackie Lacey is projected to loose reelection on Nov. 4, 2020.

Black Lives Matter celebrates the defeat of Jackie Lacey

November 8, 2020

Black Lives Matter celebrates the projected loss of LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey on the LA Hall of Justice steps on Nov. 4. Lacey has prosecuted few officers in police brutality cases, making...

Prop 15: increase school funding

Prop 15: increase school funding

October 23, 2020
Voting yes on proposition 15 will increase property taxes for business worth more than $3 million to fund public schools.
Vice President of Cerritos College, Felipe Lopez discusses the proposed budget during the meeting. The board of trustees met for their only meeting of the month on October 7,2020.

College needs $25 million loan

October 11, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the college initially faced an over $8 million deficit, but has since reduced it to under $3 million. In order to face the loss of income provided by the state...

Sex workers should be able to make an income on their own terms without fear of abuse from the public, especially in times of great economic turmoil.

Its OnlyFair: We need to check our prejudices and stigmatization against sex workers

August 29, 2020
Sex workers should be able to make an income on their own terms without fear of abuse from the public, especially in times of great economic turmoil.
Coach Russell May leads the Cerritos College men's basketball team during his 11th year as head coach. He has led his team to four straight 20-win seasons. Courtesy of Cerritos College Sports Information Office

After 11 years of leading the Falcons, Coach Russell May is nowhere near done

May 18, 2020
The coach has been a part of the Cerritos men's basketball program for 17 years and is still achieving great things.
White protestors privileged in the eyes of the law

White protestors privileged in the eyes of the law

May 10, 2020
Videos of anti-lockdown protests in California and Michigan, along with new footage of the Ahmaud Arbery murder, show a reality that's impossible to ignore.
Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Don’t be a beach, stay inside!

May 3, 2020
Those who flocked to OC and Ventura beaches didn't follow social distancing guidelines, risking people's lives.
Stephanie Mora, a cosmetology student at Cerritos, practicing hands-on before Cerritos College closed due to COVID-19, March 13.

Challenges arise in Cosmetology Dept. with online-only format

April 25, 2020
Cosmetology moving to an online learning format is ‘quite an adjustment.’
America is facing a 'pandemic-induced recession' that a $1,200 stimulus can't prevent. While mega corporations enjoy a bailout out from our dime, essential workers are left in the dust.

$1200 checks will not alleviate the worst job loss since the Great Depression

April 19, 2020
Unemployment is at an all-time high and our government’s answer isn’t enough.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA -- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020: An aerial view of the previously closed San Clemente pier and now closed San Clemente beach, which was closed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in San Clemente, CA, on April 8, 2020. Officials said the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Marine Safety, Code Enforcement and Park Rangers will increase monitoring and people who do not comply could be cited. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Orange County vs LA County: Are residents being cautious enough in this pandemic?

April 11, 2020
Highlighting some differences between people living in Orange County and Los Angeles County in response to COVID-19.
The coronavirus forced UNC Chapel Hill, associate professor Steven King, to switch to online classes. He sent VR headsets to students and built a classroom to teach and interact with his students in virtual reality for the spring 2020 semester. (Amy M. King/TNS)

Cerritos moves to online-only format for summer 2020 sessions

April 10, 2020
Cerritos College President Jose Fierro announces that all summer 2020 classes will be online only.
A woman holds a sign before the start of the Take Back the Night event last year. The event is survivor-centered to raise awareness for domestic violence, honor the memory of loved ones lost to domestic violence, and show survivors that they are not alone. [O-D FILE PHOTO]

The increase in domestic violence during the pandemic was expected

April 10, 2020
Domestic violence is on the rise with countries being on lockdown due to COVID-19. Why weren’t precautions taken for this situation?
Some of the many posters and signs people carried around on display during the Women's March. The Women's March started at Pershing Square in Downtown LA and ended in front of City Hall with a rally on Jan.18,2020. Photo credit: Jazmin Aguayo

The Pink Tax will only lead to more red

March 4, 2020

As The Scottish parliament approves plans to make sanitary products free for all women in its nation, the “advanced” nation of the U.S. continues to let its laws be ruled by men who genuinely seem...

Feb. 26, 2020 – Page 8

February 26, 2020

Feb. 26, 2020 – Page 7

February 26, 2020

Feel the Bern: Vote Bernie 2020

Feel the Bern: Vote Bernie 2020

February 26, 2020

We, the Editorial Board at Talon Marks newspaper, are proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President. Sanders is no stranger to standing up for what he believes is right for the American people, in 1964...

Talon Marks TV Episode 2

February 20, 2020

Talon Marks TV is a webcast news roundup for the Cerritos College student-run newspaper.

Talon Marks TV Episode 1

February 20, 2020

TalonMarks TV is a webcast news roundup for the Cerritos College student-run newspaper.

English Professor, Damon Cagnolatti (jumping rope) participates in the Playground celebration Back to the School Yard: Let's Double Dutch. Where a double dutch tutorial takes place at Falcon square amphitheater on February 6, as part of the school's Black History Month celebration.

Black History Month playground celebration brings faculty and students together to play double dutch

February 13, 2020

The Playground celebration "Back to the School Yard: Let's Double Dutch!" offered a double dutch tutorial at Falcon Square Amphitheater on Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as part of the school's Black...

Feb. 5, 2020 – Page 8

February 5, 2020

Feb. 5, 2020 – Page 7

February 5, 2020

Rafu Mutsumi Kai a performing arts group and attendees demonstrate a sacred religious ritual that is a major part of a Japanese festival.  Taste of Japan, Japanese Festival at The Pike Outlets in Long Beach Sept. 14, 2019.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Taste of Japan

October 30, 2019

Rafu Mutsumi Kai a performing arts group and attendees demonstrate a sacred religious ritual that is a major part of a Japanese festival. Taste of Japan, Japanese Festival at The Pike Outlets in Long...

Zachary Jenkins (left) and Nathan Pineda (right) after a recent practice, they both continue to work hard for the next upcoming game. The next game will be held Oct. 23, 2019 against Mt. San Antonio. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Jenkins and Pineda, ‘walls’ of water polo

October 23, 2019

The Cerritos College men’s water polo team is having a great season, remaining undefeated in conference 3-0. Two athletes who the team tremendously respect are the starting goalie, Zachary Jenkins, and...

Adaptive Dance: students and instructor dance during the first-thought adaptive PE course at Cerritos College by Beatrice Horner, a part-time adaptive dance professor. she is hands-on and teaches students proper form and rotation to protect their knees. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Adaptive dance course taught for the first time at Cerritos College

October 23, 2019

Cerritos College started its first adaptive dance course this 2019 fall semester. Beatrice Horner, adaptive dance professor, started the class to incorporate more techniques from ballet and modern dance,...

The Third Eye comes to Anaheim

The Third Eye comes to Anaheim

October 14, 2019

For 12 years, Richard and Christina Gao have carried on a tradition established by their former neighbors. Every year they set up a haunted maze in their garage and backyard with the help of family and...

Cerritos College offers adaptive physical education courses

Cerritos College offers adaptive physical education courses

October 9, 2019

“Everyone is welcome, Anytime in K105, Even if you don't want to sign up, you're always welcome to come and stop by and see what our classes are about.” October is Disabilities Awareness Month and...

Driver: Kevin Elizarraraz No 17 scores his second goal during the 3 quarter of the game. The Falcons defeated the Orange Coast College Prates on Oct. 04 2019

Falcon Men’s Water Polo Team vs OCC College

October 9, 2019

Cerritos College’s men’s water polo team beat the Orange Coast College Pirates 9-8 during the Falcons' third mini-tournament on Oct. 4. The Pirates played an aggressive game and came in really powerful...

The bunch of booths on display at the fair. Lots of information about the majors the school offers

[Photo] The Majors Exploration Fair offers students vital information

October 7, 2019

The bunch of booths on display at the fair. Lots of information about the majors the school offers

Player Brian Luque-Gutierrez, scores an unassisted goal in the beginning of the second quarter. The Falcons defeated the Rio Hondo Roadrunners on Oct. 2, 2019.

Men’s Water Polo Triumphs in Victory Against Roadrunners

October 4, 2019

The Cerritos College men’s water polo team defeated Rio Hondo's Roadrunners on Oct. 2, with a score of 22 to 3 in their second conference game of the season. Sophomore Kevin Elizarraraz, driver no....

Toys and other arts and crafts popular in Japanese culture were sold and on display during the festival. Taste of Japan, Japanese Festival at The Pike Outlets in Long Beach Sept. 14, 2019.

Taste of Japan

September 25, 2019

Taste of Japan, the first Japanese Festival at The Pike Outlets in Long Beach, showcased various Japanese culinary creations, pop culture, shopping, activities, entertainment and family activities for...

Two Cerritos College Students waiting for their name to be called to donate blood, inside the American Red Cross bloodmobile September 10, 2019. Photo credit: Jazmin Aguayo

Red Cross Encourages Students to Donate Blood

September 11, 2019

The American Red Cross encourages students at Cerritos College to donate blood and help them reach their goal of 90 donors by the time their bloodmobile leaves campus on Sept. 11. “We only have six...

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