Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Karina Quiran-Juarez

Karina Quiran-Juarez, Staff Writer

Karina Quiran-Juarez is a staff writer for Talon Marks. Currently majoring in journalism, she is also planning to transfer to a 4-year university. Some of her favorite hobbies include reading ( talking about books and recommending them), even listening to music and podcasts in her free time.

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With a camera at her side, Alexandra Menendez is always ready to capture moments big and small. Courtesy of Alexandra Menendez

Behind the camera

August 16, 2018

Capturing moments big and small with a camera at her side is what Alexandra Menendez finds passion in. This passion has led her to pursue a career in photography and she doesn’t see herself stopping...

Attendees are able to view students woodwork projects. Showcased projects were created by students throughout the semester. Photo credit: Karina Quiran-Juarez

Woodworking Celebration Showcases Student Artwork

May 20, 2018

As the semester draws to a close, the 12th annual Woodworking Celebration held an exhibition to showcase students projects from the semester. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event was held in the Woodwork...

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo Review

May 18, 2018

“The Way You Make Me Feel” by Maurene Goo is a delightful young adult novel that takes place over the course of a summer in L.A. The novel balances humor and fun, while also weaving in important...

Toastmasters Club provides critiques and feedback to improve public speaking

May 7, 2018

Held in the Multipurpose Building 203, the Toastmasters club conducted its second-to-last meeting of the semester with three "Ice Breaker" speeches for new members to better introduce or discuss something...

Authors Gloria Chao, Mary H.K. Choi, Zan Romanoff in conversation with author Amy Spalding (left to right). Authors discussed their contemporary novels and the category of young adult fiction.

Celebrating Books and Storytelling

April 30, 2018

The 23rd annual LA Times Festival Of Books, held at USC, celebrated entertainment, food, and music, while also giving attendees the opportunity to view panels, listen to live music, attend author signings,...

Psychology panel discusses gender-related challenges and solutions

April 28, 2018

Psychology professors Dr. Jaclyn Ronquillo and Dr. Veronica Sanchez, held a panel in SS 215 on April 24 in which they were asked questions in regards to the gender-related challenges and situations they...

Workshop Prepares Students For Upcoming Job Fair

April 9, 2018

In order to prepare for the Spring 2018 Job Fair, Career Services held a workshop for students to offer advice and knowledge on different aspects to keep in mind when approaching an employer.Resume critiquing,...

Erin Cole and Janet Danielo have a discussion with students after the Wonder Woman documentary. Cole, Danielo, and students explore and discuss topics covered in the film and regarding female representation.

Popcorn and A Movie: Discussing the representation of women in film and in the media

April 3, 2018

Continuing with the events of Women’s History Month on campus, Popcorn And A Movie featured "Wonder Women." The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Alongside the film, a discussion was also held...

Dr. Mariam Youssef, Womens and Gender Studies professor, discussing experiences of women in religion. Youssef shares her personal background within her religion to discuss how women are affected within religious communities.

Women’s and Gender Studies’ professor shares her experiences with religion

March 9, 2018

As part of Women’s History Month on campus, a presentation was held to discuss women’s experiences in religion and religious discrimination. This presentation utilized Women's and Gender Studies...

Megan Victoria, Psychology major, attended the Diversity & Micro-Aggressions Workshop. Pamela Sepulveda, Community Outreach Director of Casa  Youth Shelter, led the discussion of this workshop in collaboration with Black History Month on campus.

Discussing Microaggressions And Privilege

March 6, 2018

In collaboration with Black History Month on campus, a workshop was held to explore and discuss microaggressions and privilege. Through the presentation of two videos and having an open discussion, this...

Ulysses Valencia, employee of the Financial Aid Office lead the Financial Aid Transfer Workshop. He discussed the numerous aids available for CSUs, UCs, and private universities.

Students encouraged to finance their near future schools

February 9, 2018

As a part of the Spring 2018 Financial Aid Workshop Series, the Financial Aid Resource Center held a workshop discussing the importance of financial aid and aid available (such as grants, scholarships,...

Kimberly Munoz, federal work-study student, helping Yoong Park, art major, with their FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Resource Center offer assistance to those who need guidance in completing their application.

FAFSA Application Workshop

January 30, 2018

The Financial Aid Resource Center conducted its first FAFSA workshop of the spring semester to offer assistance to those who need guidance in completing their application. Held on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to...

Love Filters Hate

January 22, 2018

"Love, Hate & Other Filters" by Samira Ahmed is a compelling young adult debut that balances heartwarming contemporary moments with the honest and sadly all too current issue of Islamophobia.Told through...

You should read as a means of pleasure

May 7, 2017

The average person probably finds reading “boring” or a “waste of time;" but if you find the perfect book, it's really not.Escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life and transporting...

From left to right Juan Avila, English literature major, Javier Reyes, undecided major and Brian Ellison who was speaking at the first of three open forums for the Cerritos College Vice President of Academic Affairs position held on Monday, April 17. Ellison is the current Vice President of Instruction at Merced College; both students found the forum to be interesting. Photo credit: Perla Lara

Forum held for Vice President Of Academic Affairs candidate

April 18, 2017

An open forum was conducted for Dr. Brian Ellison, one of three candidates running for the spot of Vice President of Academic Affairs for Cerritos College. Forum feedback forms were available prior...

Lecture analyzes women and their roles in religious Text

April 8, 2017

As the celebration of Women’s History Month continues at Cerritos College, Women’s Studies professor, Mariam Youssef’s Women and Religion class was open for visitors to learn more about...

Courtesy Of The Bright Sessions Photo credit: Karina Quiran-Juarez

The Bright Sessions Podcast Review

March 23, 2017

Are you a fan of superheroes? How about superheroes in therapy? If you answer yes to either of those questions, then The Bright Sessions, created by Lauren Shippen, should definitely be on your radar....

Student eating a Subway sandwich in the student center on Tuesday March 7. Subway is one of the available options for students to dine at during their lunch time. Photo credit: Karina Quiran-Juarez

Cerritos campus home to convenient lunch options for students

March 14, 2017

Cerritos College offers a variety of food options for students to choose from when they find themselves in the mood for something to eat for lunch on campus.Some of those options include pre-packaged snacks...

Tales Of Brer Rabbit

February 25, 2017

With the celebration of Black History Month continuing at Cerritos College, History professor Anthony Lee lead a discussion on the history surrounding African American folktales and concluded by recounting...

Audio Drama Podcasts Reinvent Storytelling

February 14, 2017

Still haven’t found a new Netflix show to marathon? Find yourself unmotivated to see the latest flick? Maybe Audio Drama Podcasts are your answer!As the name suggests, they are episodic stories...

E-Books are taking over the classic reading experience

January 26, 2017

I’ve always been the type of reader that preferred physical books than e-books. There has always been something special about the “classic” reading experience of carrying around a newly...

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