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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Jonathan Garza

Jonathan Garza, Online Editor

Hello everybody,

My name is Jonathan Garza. I am a second-term online editor of the Talon Marks brand for the fall 2013 semester.

Former titles I have held at Talon Marks include: associate sports editor, co-sports, sports, managing and online.

Outside of Talon Marks I have six years of journalistic experience, which include being the editor-in-chief and owner of WCBSports.com, a sports website with a west coast bias, the former EIC and part-owner of DodgersNation.com, and a contributor to LakersNation.com.

My hobbies include: Bowling, Hiking, Basketball, Video Games and Writing, among other things.

I am a lover of all sports and an especially big fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, UCLA Athletics, Los Angeles Lakers and Peyton Manning (currently of the Denver Broncos).

My goal is for my website, which stands for West Coast Bias Sports, to become a household name, and to see it become a reputable brand.

I'd also love to work for ESPN some day covering all types of sports, and sharing my love for them with the world.

All content by Jonathan Garza

Stepping outside the video game

December 3, 2013

Video games are influential on kids from their youth because they shape and train the way their brains think. As a kid, "Super Mario Bros." taught us that flowers were the way for a person to spit...

Pay more and receive

October 29, 2013

Trying to get out of community college is frustrating, especially when attempting to secure the last few necessary classes. But now, some community colleges are getting the green light to increase...

Talon Marks: Page 4 — Arts — 09/25/13

September 25, 2013

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Put down ebooks

September 16, 2013

As a child in kindergarten, we traced our ABCs and 123's and read books to gain skills, techniques that are no longer needed thanks to technology. Everywhere you look, somebody has an iPhone or iPad...

Expanding your group of friends beyond race

September 10, 2013

From our first day of school until this very day, one consistent thing has been taught to us: "All men are created equal." Not only have we been taught this important lesson, but we've also had the...

Paying for parking can be a good thing

September 4, 2013

Driving a car is a privilege, not a right--and it comes with the responsibility of parking your car at school which rightfully comes with a price. Cerritos College (and other institutions) use the money...

Page 3 — Opinion — 08/28/13

August 28, 2013

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Optimize the counseling process

Optimize the counseling process

August 26, 2013

Counselors need to create an easier process for students to receive the help they need. A vital part of the graduation/transfer process at a community college is speaking to a counselor, something that...

Dr. Christine Lopez

Final concert for piano ensemble

June 6, 2013

Christine Lopez, director of the applied music and piano studies programs and piano instructor in the Music Department, is looking forward to the piano ensemble final concert to be held in room BC 51 on...

May 8, 2013 – Page 7 – Arts

May 7, 2013

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Brief: Softball players take home conference honors

April 29, 2013

Ariana Mejia is the 2013 South Coast Conference player of the year, after hitting .569/.657/1.098 with five home runs and 26 RBIs during 21 games of conference play. The freshman third baseman is also...

’42’ beautifully portrays Robinson’s story

April 29, 2013

With a gripping story based on real events, "42" is sure to entertain and teach audiences. Jackie Robinson is one of sports's greatest figures ever, hands down, and "42", a film about his story will go...

New ASCC officers to get sworn in

New ASCC officers to get sworn in

April 29, 2013

Last week Cerritos College was informed of its new president, vice president and student trustee. President - Juan Ramirez Ramirez is an ASCC senator, and president elect, focused his campaign heavily...

April 24, 2013 – Page 6 – Arts

April 23, 2013

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Students and recruiters gathered at the sidewalk of the Cerritos College Library.

Job seekers attend career expo and fair

April 15, 2013

Job seekers and recruiters roamed about the sidewalk of Cerritos College’s library Tuesday morning at the school’s biannual Career Expo and Job Fair. The event was available to anybody seeking a job,...

Brief: NCAA squad defeats Cerritos College men’s tennis team

April 8, 2013

Playoff-tested is a proper statement when describing the Cerritos College men's tennis team after it lost to NCAA Division II school Gustavus Adolphus College of Minnesota on Friday, April 5. In singles...

Brief: Early deficit too much to overcome for softball team

April 8, 2013

Three errors led to a 6-4 defeat for the Cerritos College softball team Thursday, April 4 against Mt. San Antonio College. While Cerritos College got off to a fast start, taking the lead in the first...

Brief: Robles wins big at diving competition

April 8, 2013

Sophomore diver Scott Robles came up big at the Pasadena Invitational Saturday, winning the one-meter diving competition. He would also place in sixth in the three-meter event. His score of 252.35 points...

Curbing CEO pay is not fair

April 8, 2013

In Switzerland, 67.9 percent of voters approved an initiative to curb the salaries of CEOs, who were otherwise allowed to pocket bonuses despite failure. Companies overseas are regulated in far different...

Hands off the money

March 29, 2013

With proper regulation in the stock market by agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission, it is pretty tough to cheat and get out in front without being good. Rex Tillerson and Michael Duke...

March 13, 2013 – Page 8 – Feature

March 12, 2013

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More vacation time means better production

March 12, 2013

American workers get far too little vacation time, which leads to severe stress that in turn could lead to problems in the workplace and at home. A full-time employee,one that works 40 hours, is entitled...

Brief: 5.2 earthquake rattles Southern California

March 11, 2013

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in the Riverside County desert according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The reported shaking was the second of the day, and took place at 9:55 a.m. An...

Brief: Baseball team beans game to Mt. SAC

March 11, 2013

Cerritos College starting pitcher Christian Smith was able to record one out, allowing five runs in the first inning of Saturday's 13-8 loss to Mt. San Antonio College. While Cerritos College would fight...

Brief: K. Gabayeron wins three swim events

March 5, 2013

Katherine Gabayeron won three events Friday as she helped lead the Cerritos College women's swimming team to a pair of victories over El Camino College and Long Beach City College. In the 200-yard medley...

Brief: Men’s Track and Field team faces universities

March 5, 2013

The Long Beach State Classic pitted community colleges and universities against each other at Cerritos College in Falcon Stadium. Sophomore Dionbrea Norris shined in the event, winning two field events,...

Brief: Dalton sets a record for women’s track and field team

March 5, 2013

Freshman Alexus Dalton broke her personal record Saturday at the Beach Invitational, jumping 1.70 meters to win the high jump event, one of two victories for Cerritos College. Sophomore Tiffany Gray was...

Brief: Men’s tennis team defeats battered El Camino College

March 5, 2013

Nathan Eshmade of Cerritos College cruised in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, defeating Anthony Ya of El Camino College Thursday as the men's tennis team was victorious 8-1. The victory gives Cerritos College...

Brief: Softball scores 13 runs in rout

February 28, 2013

Runs came early and often Thursday at Nancy Kelly Field for the Cerritos College softball team, as it defeated El Camino College-Compton Center, 13-2 in five innings. Freshman third baseman Ariana...

Brief: Dalton smashes women’s track and field record

February 28, 2013

It took just one collegiate event for Cerritos College freshman Alexus Dalton to set a new school record in the heptathlon. Dalton scored 4, 799 points at the Mt. San Antonio College Combined Events...

Brief: Eleven hits not enough for softball team

February 28, 2013

Kimmie Lockhart, the pitcher for the College of the Canyons, received all the help she needed as Cerritos College fell just short of a comeback bid, 7-5 Friday in Santa Clarita. College of the Canyons...

Brief: Record-breaker lifts men’s swimming team

February 28, 2013

The Cerritos College men’s swimming team grabbed a fourth place finish and broke a record at the Golden West Invitational. Freshman swimmer Eugene Runas won the 100-yard breaststroke in record fashion,...

Brief: Third place finish for women’s swimming

February 28, 2013

The Gabayeron show continued Friday at the Golden West Invitational, as sisters Katherine and Raquel teamed to help Cerritos College finish in third place in the team event. Cerritos College finished...

Brief: Men’s tennis shows Mounties no mercy

February 28, 2013

Australian tennis player Nathan Eshmade of Cerritos College helped guide the Falcons to a 7-2 victory over the Mount San Antonio College Mounties. Eshmade blanked Marcelo Bautista of Mt. SAC, 6-0, ...

Brief: Robinson wins first game of season

February 28, 2013

A day after getting shellacked, the Cerritos College baseball team was back on the field Wednesday, getting back on track, defeating Cerro Coso College, 7-4 at Kincaid Field. Despite five errors,...

Brief: Playoff bound men’s basketball team wins

February 27, 2013

Success for the Cerritos College men's basketball team as it completed its season on a high note, defeating LA Southwest College, 80-72. Sophomore forward Marquise Washington led the way with 18 points...

Brief: Falcons baseball walks over Rustler Sams

February 27, 2013

Three Falcon baseball players drove in two runs apiece as the Cerritos College Falcons defeated the Golden West College Rustler Sams, 12-7. The victory was highlighted by centerfielder Johnny Martinez's...

Male with mohawk allegedly peeps at female in bathroom

February 13, 2013

A Cerritos College female student reported that she was using the restroom when she saw a male with a mohawk peeping at her from over the top of the adjacent stall at her, a statement issued by campus...

Evolution of teaching

February 12, 2013

Cerritos College is evolving every day along with technology brings a perfect opportunity for students to learn in creative ways. Do you remember the days when green boards, black boards, markers and...

Football players sign their Letter of Intent to their four-year universities in the Falcon Gymnasium.

[Photo] Players sign Letters of Intent

February 12, 2013

Football players sign their Letter of Intent to their four-year universities in the Falcon Gymnasium.

Jan. 30, 2013 – Page 6 – Sports

January 29, 2013

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New holidays to think about

January 25, 2013

Each year you get to celebrate the same major holidays. But what about days like Belly Laugh Day? Have you ever indulged in to Sweetest Day? These are two holidays that get little-to-no attention and really...

Coach Gonzales wins national award

January 23, 2013

After leading the Cerritos College women’s soccer team to a 21-2-2 record that resulted in being voted as the National Champions, head coach Ruben Gonzalez has been named the NSCAA National Coach of...

Ruben Gonzalez named NSCAA National Coach of the Year (audio)

January 22, 2013

Over the phone interview with Women's Soccer Coach Ruben Gonzalez.

Ruben Gonzalez named NSCAA National Coach of the Year (audio)

January 22, 2013

Over the phone interview with Women's Soccer Coach Ruben Gonzalez.

Women’s softball team dedicates field to former coach

January 22, 2013

An all around victory was the outcome on Saturday, Jan. 19 as the Cerritos College softball team re-dedicated its field to former coach Nancy Kelly. Kelly was the coach of the softball team for 38 seasons,...

Women’s softball team dedicates field to former coach

January 22, 2013

An all around victory was the outcome on Saturday, Jan. 19 as the Cerritos College softball team re-dedicated its field to former coach Nancy Kelly. Kelly was the coach of the softball team for 38 seasons,...

WPMD Break-In

January 17, 2013

During the fall 2012 semester there were four break-ins at Cerritos College and at beginning the spring 2013 semester there was an attempt to break in to WPMD, the campus's radio station occurred. A...

The Cerritos College baseball team awaits its season opener on Feb. 1 when it hosts Citrus College.

[Photo] Baseball is looking forward to the spring 2013 season

January 16, 2013

The Cerritos College baseball team awaits its season opener on Feb. 1 when it hosts Citrus College.

4K TVs were among the products unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 8-11.

[Photo] C.E.S. 2013 takes the world by storm

January 16, 2013

4K TVs were among the products unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 8-11.

Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 15 – Sports

December 11, 2012

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 15 – Sports

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 13 – Sports

December 11, 2012

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 1 – News

December 11, 2012

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December 11, 2012

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Women’s soccer State Championship match brief

December 3, 2012

Ole! The chant heard around the soccer field at Mount San Antonio College as the Cerritos College Falcons women's soccer team defeated the Santiago Canyon College Hawks 2-0 for the CCCAA State Championship...

Nintendo Wii upgrades to Wii U

November 24, 2012

When a company releases an innovation, it struggles to follow it up with something better. The fact remains true with Nintendo of America and its newest video game console: the Nintendo Wii U. Six years...

Men’s basketball suffers second defeat of the season

November 16, 2012

The debut of Cerritos College Falcons guard Anthony Holliday was spoiled on Nov. 15 as the Cuyamaca College Coyotes of El Cajon, Calif. reigned victorious, 88-76. In defeat, the Falcons dropped to...

Nov. 7, 2012 – Page 8 – Sports

November 6, 2012

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Nov. 7, 2012 – Page 7 – Sports

November 6, 2012

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Playoffs loom for men’s water polo team

November 5, 2012

For the first time since 2004, the Cerritos College men's water polo team reigns atop the South Coast Conference as champion, with its women's counterpart securing its conference title for the second consecutive...

Cerritos College athletes are working hard in classrooms toward their goal of transferring to major univsities such as UCLA or USC.

[Photo] Transferring is pivotal

November 5, 2012

Cerritos College athletes are working hard in classrooms toward their goal of transferring to major univsities such as UCLA or USC.

Pizzerias that will make you say ‘mamma mia!’

November 1, 2012

Changes made by writer, awaiting revision by AE It is without a doubt that in the United States, one of the most popular choices that Americans make in their daily routine is to answer the question, "What's...

Sophomores Brandon Taylor (left) and Munir Kahssay (right) lead the race coming over a steep hill in the first leg of the race. Kahssay finished No. 2 and Taylor No. 3

Cross Country team wins first conference championship in its history

October 30, 2012

In 1969, the Cerritos College men's cross country team was founded. In its history, the team had never won a conference championship. That changed on Thursday, Oct. 25, when the squad captured its first...

Halloween isn’t needed

October 17, 2012

Could there be any more waste of a day than Halloween? Seriously, why does the world need a day to disguise themselves? Then, it's glorified to the highest level. It sounds like more of a themed...

Several floats made their way around the Falcon Stadium track on Saturday. The clubs who participated began thier float building on Oct. 8.

[Photo] 2012 Homecoming float awards

October 16, 2012

Several floats made their way around the Falcon Stadium track on Saturday. The clubs who participated began thier float building on Oct. 8.

2K Sports shines with NBA 2K13

October 14, 2012

When the thought of another basketball game gets brought up each year, video game fans want more, and NBA 2K13 by 2K Sports delivers, boasting an impressive product that betters it's predecessor in nearly...

The Cards of Life: It’s never too late

October 12, 2012

About eight years ago, I graduated from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif. not knowing what awaited me in the upcoming years of my life, specifically as I embarked on the next chapter of...

Sports Briefs: Falcons continue to set up identity

September 30, 2012

The Cerritos College sports teams enjoyed a magnificent week, as their sports programs turned in spectacular performances. Men's soccer performed admirably. In their first of two games, they witnessed...

Jason Roberts, a Marine Corps trainer, travels with his religious group to visit colleges and preach about Christian faith. Last week the group traveled to Fullerton College.

[Photo] Religious groups preach on campus

September 21, 2012

Jason Roberts, a Marine Corps trainer, travels with his religious group to visit colleges and preach about Christian faith. Last week the group traveled to Fullerton College.

Madden 13 comes up big thanks to new additions

August 29, 2012

How does EA Sports improve upon an already stellar product? The answer lies within the latest version of Madden NFL 13, a game that brings together the superior elements of past versions. The game includes...

Cerritos College men’s waterpolo heads to the East Coast for season opener

August 23, 2012

The 2012 Cerritos College men's waterpolo season is going to kick-off with a boom as they prepare to travel to Annapolis, Maryland, for the 2012 Navy Labor Day Open. "We are excited about our trip to...

Redemption is key for the Cerritos Falcons Mens Waterpolo Team

August 22, 2012

After a season resulting with a 20-14 record, clinching a second place finish in the South Coast Conference, and falling a game short of qualifying for the State Championships, the Cerritos College men's...

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