Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Per unit fee increases to $36

April 3, 2011

California community colleges' per unit fee will be rising $10, moving the fees to $36 starting July 1 to help the 112-school system offset budget reductions. "It is about time they raise the fees, [students]...

Falcons shut out by ELAC

Falcons shut out by ELAC

April 1, 2011

Behind a complete game shutout by East Los Angeles College pitcher Chris Reyes, the Huskies defeated the Cerritos College baseball team 6-0 in a South Coast Conference game at Kincaid Field on Saturday. "I...

‘Sucker Punch’ stuns visually, lacks in plot

March 27, 2011

Visually stunning, original, imaginative, and with a soundtrack that would rival the "Forrest Gump" and "Reservoir Dogs" soundtracks of the 90s, "Sucker Punch" still falls short of grasping the title...

Community college fees will increase, starting July 2011

March 24, 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown, along with lawmakers, are asking community college students to help the state out of its budget woes by raising tuition by $10 a unit starting July 2011. The increase,...

J Berumen-baseball story (proof you can start before an event) NOT DONE

March 21, 2011

The Cerritos College baseball team ended a two game skid by topping  visiting Chaffey College__-___ in its South Conference opener Tuesday. The Cerritos College baseball team extended its losing...

Stolen parts found on Craigslist

March 7, 2011

A Cerritos College automotive technology student was arrested on allegations of stealing parts of a recently donated truck last Thursday from the Cerritos College Automotive Department and attempting...

Calculate your priority enrollment status

Calculate your priority enrollment status

March 4, 2011

The list of priority enrollment goes as follows: 1. EOPS 2.DSPS 3. U.S. Armed forces Personnel and Recent Veterans 4. CalWORKs 5. Student Athletes 6. Mandatory enrollment requirement students 7. Scholars'...

State proposes unit cap to make room for new students

February 7, 2011

A report by the state legislative analyst recommended giving first-time college students higher priority for class registration, and putting a cap on the number of subsidized units continuing students...

Where do Cerritos students transfer?

Where do Cerritos students transfer?

January 26, 2011

To view a year by year breakdown click on the title below

Campus police have no answer to their request for guns

January 18, 2011

Since the Cerritos College Police Department started vying to carry firearms on campus last year, there have been several presentations to help inform the Cerritos College population. The first vote,...

“Season of the Witch” leaves fans unsatisfied

January 12, 2011

With Nicolas Cage (Behmen) as an unbelievable martyr who has a change of heart after 12 years of crusaded killing, and a cheesy demon that resembles that of a half hearted Raimi brothers' film, "Season...

Welcome home

Welcome Home

December 15, 2010

Exploring journalism through 3-D avenues

December 8, 2010

Eighteen percent of the world's population can't see 3-D images, well tough, because this is for the other 82 percent and sometimes times are tough. Prepare to see Talon Marks as you have never seen it...

Not everyone wants to see your bearclaws

December 1, 2010

Feet—everybody has them, everyone uses them and I can't stand them. Other then being some of the dirtiest parts on a human's body they just aren't the best thing to put on display regardless of...

Car thefts on campuses on the rise

November 1, 2010

In the past three years community college campuses in Southern California have, across the board, have seen increases in motor vehicle thefts on campuses.   This information comes from an annual...

Elvira story-J Berumen ^

October 21, 2010

After a long absence from television Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) is creeping her way back to TV this fall with a brand new show titled, "Elvira's Movie Macabre."   The show will feature Elvira, Mistress...

New dean position combines two departments

October 18, 2010

Pending Board of Trustee approval, Cerritos College will announce a new dean position coming fall 2010. According to Monica Bellas, the chair of the Anthropology Department, Cerritos College President...

Online bullying is one of the leading problems in this country. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Bill 1411, which will limit the instances of this problem

Online bullying law signed

October 7, 2010

A new law signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger makes it a misdemeanor to maliciously impersonate someone online and it will go into effect Jan. 1,  2011. So what does this mean to the estimated...

1440 passes, readers still in the dark

October 7, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a pair of bills Sept. 29 that make it easier for community college students to transfer to the California State University and University of California systems starting...

Falcons capture the Crosstown Cup second year in a row

September 19, 2010

Listen to audio More photos With 409 rushing yards the Cerritos College football team moved to 3-0 with a 48-28 victory over Long Beach City College Saturday at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons...

Student hit by a cart raises eyebrows

September 12, 2010

Listen to Editor in Chief Joey Berumen interview Marcella Ballestero A Cerritos College student was struck by a traffic control officer's cart as she was riding her skateboard...

Mature workers and entry-level students show down

August 28, 2010

Competition for internships this fall will be tough as experienced or mature workers and entry-level college students vie for a way to get their foot in the door. A study released in August by Careerbuilder.com...

Bill guarantees admission to CSU’s for transfer students

August 11, 2010

With the Cerritos College fall semester just four days away the California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations unanimously voted to approved the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, Senate Bill...

Ruben Gonzalez

Coach Ruben Gonzalez suspended

April 26, 2010

Cerritos College women's soccer coach, Ruben Gonzalez has been suspended from his job at Bishop Amat High School, after, according to Catholic Church officials, being under investigation for inappropriately...

ASCC crowns new president, student trustee

April 22, 2010

Felipe Grimaldo with 377 votes was crowned new ASCC President Friday.The two other candidates finished with 220 and 117 votes.Grimaldo, who was already acting as ASCC Vice President and student trustee...

ASCC elections up for grabs

ASCC elections up for grabs

April 12, 2010

The ASCC Presidential and Student trustee candidates were officially announced April 7. Running for the offices of President and Vice president are the tickets of Felipe Grimaldo and Luis Ong, David Aguirre...

Thomas Hudson walks down a once crowded Burbon Street. Hudson had been misplaced after Hurricaine Katrina, five years later he still attempts to find himself in a place he calls home.

Katrina, getting up and moving on

April 12, 2010

 "I'm too young to retire, but I'm too old to get hired, I had to come back." Before Hurricane Katrina Taxi driver Thomas Hudson had a pledge: to be prompt, dependable and offer courteous service....

Lizeth Pimentel was involved in a car accident that has left her in a coma.

Pimentel in coma after accident

March 22, 2010

Lizeth Pimentel, a faculty member at Cerritos College was involved in an automobile accident on March 11 at 7:30 a.m. that has left her in a coma.Pimentel was on her way to work when, according to authorities,...

Some professorstravel while on sabbatical leave in enrich their experience

Sabbaticals leave nowhere

March 2, 2010

Faculty Senate President Debra Moore announced that there would not be any sabbatical leaves next year, at the faculty senate meeting Tuesday afternoon.The decision comes after the faculty senate approved...

Dragster with ties to Cerritos College kills female spectator

March 1, 2010

Top fuel driver, Antron Brown, was involved in a racing accident that killed an unidentified female spectator at the Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. on Feb. 21., just 12 days after Brown...

Budget cuts are effecting the entire U.S

Summer session facing cuts

February 9, 2010

Communications major Francesca Bacaltos plans on attending the University of Cal Berkeley, however due to the recent budget cuts, getting there and getting the classes required to attend is going to be...

11 candidates approved for sabbatical leave

January 27, 2010

The Faculty Senate approved 11 candidate applications for sabbatical leave on Tuesday at the Faculty Senate meeting. President Linda Lacy said the sabbatical leaves will cost approximately $200,000 to...

Earthquake, is Cerritos prepared?

January 19, 2010

With the recent Haitian earthquake and consequential 33 aftershocks, ranging from 4.2 to 5.9, that have left an estimated three million people in need of emergency aid, countless thousands feared dead...

Online fee payment service available once again

January 8, 2010

The Cerritos College Web site is now accepting credit card payments, ending an over two week period of students not being able to pay their fees. "I have been trying to pay my fees for weeks. I check...

Grimaldo nominated for ASCC vice president

December 8, 2009

Oscar Franco, ASCC president, has nominated student trustee Felipe Grimaldo as new ASCC vice president.Although the nomination is pending Grimaldo's grades and paperwork, all signs point to him being the...

Cerritos by the numbers

December 3, 2009

An ethnicity, gender and age report of Cerritos College has been released on the fall issue of the In Sight magazine.With Cerritos College serving 24,344 students this past spring, the results of the gender...

Faculty senate makes student member optional

November 24, 2009

The recent struggle for the ASCC-appointed student member to be part of the full-time faculty employment selection committee has ended Tuesday after the faculty senate voted that the student member would...

UC protests to be held at UCLA

November 17, 2009

Statewide there is a massive gathering of UC students, faculty and staff migrating to the UCLA campus for two days of protest.This comes in the wake of several UC campuses staging protests on their respective...

ASCC discusses strategy

November 9, 2009

In the wake of perhaps the most highly talked about Faculty Senate meeting, The Associated Students of Cerritos College's main topic on agenda in its Wednesday afternoon meeting was how to continue to...

Two wrongs don’t make a right

October 26, 2009

Amongst one of the largest economic downfalls that the United States has seen since the Great Depression, there is plenty of speculation and wide spread support for the legalization of marijuana. Many...

Mun2 shows up on campus

October 12, 2009

The crew from Mun2's show, "The Look," invaded Cerritos College on Oct. 12.Filming a segment called, "Man on the Street," asking students their thoughts on fashion and filming them in the process.It was...

Wei Huang receives his award.

Wei Huang wins logo design contest

September 28, 2009

Wei Huang, a first-year Cerritos College art student from Bellflower, recently won a logo design award for the ABC Adult School.Beating out more than 50 other entrees, he was informed of the win through...

Students have issue with transferring

Students have issue with transferring

September 28, 2009

With the omnipresent budget cuts, students at Cerritos College have yet another concern to deal with, the issue of transferring.In the past four years, the California Community Colleges have seen a 15.9...

Union approaches contract agreement

September 21, 2009

Seven years ago, when the Cerritos College union was formed, there was merely a faculty senate.During the consequential seven years, both the Union and the district have made collective efforts to compromise...

‘Bioshock 2’ coming in November

September 14, 2009

The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed "Bioshock, " "Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams Union" is set to be released on Nov. 3, although that date is tentative.The first installment of the...

Stimulus money affects Cerritos campus

September 14, 2009

As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more than $265, 000 were awarded to the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce investment board.Some of these funds were distributed to the...

Preparations since Fine Arts theft

September 9, 2009

As a result of the thefts that occurred last week in the Fine Arts Department, the Music and Theater Departments have made a conscious effort to keep the facilities safe.Thusfar, no thefts have been reported...

5 recent thefts on campus

August 31, 2009

There have been more than five different thefts on campus within the past week.Property that ranges from backpacks, to money and teaching supplies, have been reported as stolen.All of the thefts have been...

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