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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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John Chavez

John Chavez, Staff Writer

Carlos Martinez Jr. is the College Life editor at TalonMarks. He is a Journalism major as well as doing some drawing and designs as a hobby. His goal is to get more involved in the media as a reporter and an editor. 

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Performance artist Butch Loscin, Skeleton of Color, has been featured in Fallout Boys Hold Me Tight or Dont music video. Loscin draws inspiration from Dia de los Muertos when creating his art.

The man behind the mask: the skeleton of color

Jackie Mena and John Chavez August 14, 2018

From out of the cover of brightly-colored smoke, a man with a giant skeleton for a head emerges surrounded by vivid neon colors, and masked behind a Dia de los Muertos calavera. One might wonder where...

‘Breaking In’ is worth a matinee ticket

John Chavez May 17, 2018

The thriller film “Breaking In” debuted at the box office May 11 and while it may not be the best movie the film genre has to offer, it’s certainly worth the price of a matinee ticket. “Breaking...

Walter Fernandez, history professor, talks about the origins of Cinco de Mayo. The presentation was on May 3.

Cerritos College gives presentation to answer “What is Cinco de Mayo?’

John Chavez May 8, 2018

A presentation that informed students on the origins of the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, was given by the History department and presented by history professor Walter Fernandez, which took place on...

Star Wars is losing ground to Avengers

John Chavez May 8, 2018

Is the Avengers more popular than Star Wars to the younger generation? With recent box office developments, it certainly seems that this is the case. The Avengers is not obsessed with nostalgia like Star...

Professor Stolze discusses gender equality in the new testament with students. Photo credit: John Chavez

WHM: Women’s rights in the Bible

John Chavez May 1, 2018

A presentation that concerned the role of women in ancient time's faith movements was given at Cerritos College by professor Ted Stolze this past week.The actual name of the presentation was, "Coworkers...

Pass on Netflix’s ‘The Week of’

John Chavez May 1, 2018

Netflix has recently debut their newest title, Robert Smigel’s “The Week of," and though it may seem as a good way to pass the time, Netflix users may be better off scrolling to the next title...

Vice presidents of the Associated Students of Cerritos College David Ramirez was displeased by actions taken in senate. He said, It boggles my mind, the idea of funding undocumented students for half a scholarship that a normal citizen would get. Thats just morally wrong.

NASA Internship Debate for Undocumented Students Still Ongoing

John Chavez April 18, 2018

The Associated Students of Cerritos College senate once again were presented with legislation for the Arduino Internship Opportunity, where the debate regarding undocumented student's participation resurfaced....

Rampage Fails to Break Video Game Movie Curse

John Chavez April 17, 2018

Brad Peyton's "Rampage" barged its way into theaters this past week, and it may not be the monster/action movie patrons were hoping for. The arcade game turned movie is one of the latest attempts by Hollywood...

Vice President David Ramirez gives a presentation on how the Arduino internship benefitted students and that he specifically wanted to fund undocumented, AB 540 and international students. He said,  I think that its not fair when students who have that capacity or exceed that capacity are not able to do so because the fact that they are deemed a category of people who are ineligible.

Undocumented students for NASA internship

John Chavez April 9, 2018

A discussion broke out in the Associated Students of Cerritos College senate concerning an Arduino internship with NASA. It focused on the question to whether undocumented, AB 540 and international students...

ASCC Approves funding for Health Conference

ASCC Approves funding for Health Conference

John Chavez April 3, 2018

The Associated Students of Cerritos College recently passed legislation that would allocate funding to the Chicanos for Community Medicine's health conference in a meeting held by the group. The Chicanos...

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is loud, fun and empty action.

John Chavez March 27, 2018

In what was one of the more anticipated releases this year, "Pacific Rim: Uprising" was unleashed to audiences around the world. While visually bombastic, "Pacific Rim: Uprising" entertainingly captures...

Bruno Mars is Innocent

John Chavez March 27, 2018

Bruno Mars, the famous and acclaimed American pop music icon, has recently been accused of cultural appropriation by the online community. The debate started when an online activist accused Mars of using...

Lara Croft is back and stronger than ever in ‘Tomb Raider’

John Chavez March 21, 2018

Reboots seem to be all the rage in Hollywood today. The newest one coming out of tinsle town this week is Roar Uthaug's "Tomb Raider." Uthaug gives audiences a reasonably entertaining movie. The Tomb...

A Wrinkle In Time Could Have Been Better

John Chavez March 21, 2018

Disney's "A Wrinkle In Time" premiered over the weekend to audiences around the world, but it may not meet the standards we have come to expect from the major studio. Directed by Ava DuVernay, "A Wrinkle...

Senator Kawthur Azzam introduced the legislation to the Associated Students of Cerritos College for approval. Senator Christopher Rodriguez seconded it.

Library hours extended for finals

John Chavez February 23, 2018

Legislation has just been passed by the Associated Students of Cerritos College that will allow the extension of both library hours and tutoring hours at the end of the semester. The extended hours will...

Too much “Star Wars”

John Chavez February 14, 2018
How much Star Wars is enough?

“Cloverfield” fails to Impress

John Chavez February 13, 2018

In an interesting move, the long-brewing "The Cloverfield Paradox," directed by Julius Onah, debuted on Netflix recently. Perhaps it was a sign of the production studio's unbelief in the film's success....

Violence is not the answer

John Chavez February 12, 2018

It came as no surprise that Randall Margraves, the father of three of the many children Larry Nassar heinously abused, attempted to attack him. Sympathy is definitely warranted for the father of the...

Government shut down fails to make DACA more than just a dream

John Chavez January 29, 2018

The Democrats failed thousands in their attempt to reach a DACA deal during the recent government shutdown. The actions of the Democratic Party during the last few weeks were not sufficient for the needs...

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