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Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Karla Enriquez

Karla Enriquez, Managing Editor

'Ello! My name is Karla M. Enriquez and I am this semester's Managing & Investigative Editor.
I'm a journalism major & hope to transfer to Berkeley in the very near future. I'm also very much into literature, politics, pop culture, art, and advocating for causes near and dear to me. I'm REALLY musically inclined so you'll probably catch me at a music event around town. If you catch me around campus feel free to stop me for a chat, I love meeting new people and sharing ideas. Catch me on social media as well.

Twitter: karlamenriquez
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Students and community members gather around Political Science Professor Dennis Falcon as he gives a speech at the Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, Nov. 22

Vigil held in support of making Cerritos College a sanctuary school

December 14, 2016

“We’re a bridge, we’re like the tip of the sphere, we’re the light.” Political Science Professor Dennis Falcon had a message of hope for the community who attended the Tuesday, Nov. 22 Protected...

Presidents Holiday Party collects 360 toys for Sparks of Love

President’s Holiday Party collects 360 toys for Sparks of Love

December 14, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IXTXqJhDtA&feature=youtu.be   The President's Holiday Party took place on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Student Center. Staff and faculty who attended the holiday...

President’s Holiday party gathers 360 toys for children of the community

December 12, 2016

The melody of holiday music filled the Student Center accompanied by the vocals of music student Patricia Jackson for the President’s Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 8. Director of Bands and Orchestra...

Storify: Board of Trustees Meeting 12/7

December 9, 2016

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Faculty senate discusses class cancellation policy

December 6, 2016

For students who worry about class cancellations due to low enrollment, there may be a solution in the near future. Class cancellation policy and faculty hiring were the two topics discussed at the Tuesday...

[Video] Vigil held in support of having Cerritos become a sanctuary school

December 1, 2016

A candlelight vigil was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in support of having Cerritos College be a sanctuary school for undocumented students. Community members attended the event and gave out a message...

Students share fears under Trump presidency

Students share fears under Trump presidency

December 1, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRIE6urir3k Dreamers share their concerns with a Trump presidency while Political Science Professor Sunday Obazuaye shares advice on how to deal with those concerns.

Thoughts on Donald Trump becoming America’s President-elect

November 22, 2016

Emily Venegas, teaching major- "I come from a family of immigrants, so it hurt me that he won. I don't like the idea of him being president and I feel like his presidency years are going to be hell."Karina...

Women’s Soccer Leaders

November 16, 2016

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November 15, 2016

SWAT officers arrive on scene at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Fourth Street after 4 people were shot in Azusa, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Man killed in Azusa shooting was grandfather of Cerritos College student

November 15, 2016

For millions of people in the United States, Nov. 8 marked the day they would cast their ballot to elect the president of the nation, for psychology major Brenna Varney this day would have more significance.By...

Enrique Rueda, chemistry major, dressed as an ISIS member for the ASCC Halloween contest Monday, Oct. 31. According to him, he is reportedly under investigation.

Controversial costume leads to reported student investigation

November 2, 2016

Following Enrique Rueda's, chemistry major, dismissal from the ASCC Halloween Costume Contest on Monday, Oct. 31, he reported to Talon Marks that he is currently being investigated. He did not specify...

October 26 – Page 6

October 28, 2016

Photo credit: Lizette Sainz

Students should pay attention to board election

October 26, 2016

Presidential elections are not the only elections happening on Nov. 8, a number of complex items are on the ballot one of those being the board of trustees elections.Go out and be informed with what is...

Mother of missing Juarez girl speaks at play

October 19, 2016

Karla Castañeda, the mother of a thirteen-year-old girl who disappeared in Ciudad Juarez, spoke at the Spanish showing of the Women of Juarez play, detailing the corruption that led her to flee Mexico. The...

Megan Kim was crowned homecoming queen on Saturday, Oct. 15. She was escorted by her friend Jonathan Lim and was sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa.

[Photo] Megan Kim is announced homecoming queen

October 18, 2016

Megan Kim was crowned homecoming queen on Saturday, Oct. 15. She was escorted by her friend Jonathan Lim and was sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa.

Cerritos College may soon provide online degrees

October 18, 2016

For accounting major Kelsey Budgett, online classes are beneficial because some students don’t like making the everyday commute to college. “I’d rather just come two days a week, ...

Patriarchy is alive and worldwide

October 18, 2016

The United States still operates under a system, which treats women as second-class citizens with oppression contingent on their race. While most women in the U.S. don’t have to ask for their father’s...

Danielle Pastor, Kinesiology Major: Last semester I attended an internship workshop and also the Job Fair workshop. I spend a lot of time at school and usually like to go to any workshop whenever I see that one is available. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Free Speech Zone: What workshops have got your attention on campus?

October 11, 2016

Danielle Pastor, Kinesiology Major: Last semester I attended an internship workshop and also the Job Fair workshop. I spend a lot of time at school and usually like to go to any workshop whenever I see...

Storify: Board discusses term limits and budget

October 10, 2016

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Nursing major Rodrigo Salcedo (left) and sitting from left to right nursing majors Vanessa Ramirez, Joshua Christopher Calderon, and Alyisha Marise Panlillo in Falcon Square on Tuesday Oct. 4. Salcedo was trying to guess, which snack contained the most sugar like other students who stopped to guess he was surprised by the answer. Photo credit: Perla Lara

Health fair teaches students about STDs and college drinking

October 5, 2016

College drinking, sexually transmitted diseases, depression and eating habits were among the subjects tackled at the Health Fair put on by third-semester nursing students at Falcon Square.The morning of...

Free Speech Zone Should women express their sexual desires?

October 4, 2016

"I think they should. I’ve always thought that it was a very big double standard. Men don’t get judged as harshly as women. Women get plastered as the one who carries the scarlett A letter...

Stop ignoring racism, it hasn’t gone anywhere

September 28, 2016

For every Facebook debate, there’s the person who claims to be all about peace and love and declares that we need to look beyond race. The post calls for people to be color-blind and unite as one. This...

Orgsync’s privacy settings overridden to protect student information

September 27, 2016

Kinesiology major Julia Plecnik doesn’t mind if her information is shared with other students to see on campus engagement community Orgsync. At the beginning of fall semester, students with public...

Do you like the new iPhone 7?

September 21, 2016

Briana Gandarilla, undecided major, "Yeah, it looks like the iPod. I like the new earphone feature."Johan Delarosa, dental hygiene major, "I have mixed emotions. I like the water proof feature, but dislike...

Depression workshop presenter Maria Cevallos, MSW DMH, Los Angeles County Sponsored discusses the causes of depression with attendees. The workshop referred students to the Health and Wellness Center and discussed how to deal with depression. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Symptoms of depression and help available discussed in depression workshop

September 20, 2016

Computer engineering major Daniel Ramirez is planning on returning to college and was diagnosed with depression.He walked into the Depression Workshop that took place on Monday, Sept. 19 put on by the...

Photo credit: Carlos Marquez

Alcohol drinkers vulnerable to dangerous bystander effect

September 13, 2016

Whether it is one cup of vodka on the rocks or three Jack and Cokes, it is well known that college students drink. They either drink themselves into oblivion on a Friday night, or have the occasional...

Interim Dean of Student Services Frances Gusman completes work in her Student Activities office. She came out retirement in order to take the temporary position. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Void left by former dean of Student Services position filled by interim

August 30, 2016

The double doors of the Student Activities office closed for the last time behind the man who managed student life and student government among other services for the past two years. Summer 2016 saw...

Andres Vergara, Commissioner of Budget & Finance presents the 2016-17 ASCC Budget for the Senate. The topic that lasted the longest to discuss was Falcon Kids and whether or not the budget should be cut.

Student Activities budget rolled over after failed spring vote

August 30, 2016

A room full of senators exit the doors of BK-111/112 at the end of May and left behind an unapproved ASCC budget. The 2016-17 budget is awaiting approval until a new senate is elected in mid September. This...

A crowd consisting of mostly Cerritos College professors gathered at the Cerritos College Faculty Federation Forum for the Board of Trustees election candidates. The forum was held at Cerritos College on Tuesday Aug 16. With ongoing contract negotiations between current Board of Trustees members and faculty a change in the elected Board of Trustee members could lead to finalizing a contract. Photo credit: Perla Lara

Forum showcases trustee hopefuls battling to get union endorsement

August 23, 2016

For the incumbent trustees and their challengers, the future holds an upward battle as the November election process kicks off with four chairs up for re-election. The Faculty Union hosted the first...

Hillary Clinton speaks at voting event at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood. Clinton gave a twenty minute speech on what she would do if she is elected president. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Clinton visits Plaza Mexico

June 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton gave a speech at a "Get out the vote" event at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood on Monday, June 6 at noon. About 200 supporters gathered in front of "La Fachada", a building that is modeled...

Edward Gonzalez, teaching major, said, I think it is a good idea since it is a healthier option now. I like having sandwhiches  - its a better choice. It will have to take some getting used to it though.

[Photo] Free Speech Zone: What was your most memorable moment at Cerritos this year?

May 18, 2016

Edward Gonzalez, teaching major, said, "I think it is a good idea since it is a healthier option now. I like having sandwhiches  - it's a better choice. It will have to take some getting used to it though."

Sandra Hernandez, dental hygiene major, said, “I actually like Subway better than Taco Bell because it is healthier.

[Photo] Free Speech Zone: What are your thoughts on Subway taking place of Taco Bell?

May 18, 2016

Sandra Hernandez, dental hygiene major, said, “I actually like Subway better than Taco Bell because it is healthier."

Vice president of business services set to leave Cerritos College

May 17, 2016

Vice President of Business Services Dr. David El Fattal will be departing from Cerritos and taking a position at Ventura County Community College District.He stated,"The opportunity for career advancement...

Emergency Blue Light System coming to Cerritos

May 17, 2016

The bustling of cars and students going in and away from Cerritos College wont be the only things inhabiting the Alondra and Studebaker intersection as of this summer. Emergency blue lights will start...

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May 11, 2016

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May 11, 2016

Michael David, part of the Wiccan Club sits at a club table in Falcon Square with artifacts. David created the club in hopes of spreading diversity and finding other people who practice the religion. Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

Embracing the unknown: The Wiccan Club

May 10, 2016

“Let’s see how many people think we’re satanists today.” Religious anthropology major, Michael David sets up his cauldron, witchcraft book, and various statues at a table in...

May 4 – Page 3

May 9, 2016

Business professor Jerry Ramos holds a placard at the Faculty Federation rally on Wednesday, May 4 on Studebaker and Alondra. The rally moved on to the administration quad at 5:30 and ended at the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Faculty Federation rally takes to the street

May 7, 2016

A placard flew in the wind, it read in blue letters "50 million on the backs of students." The red power of a thank you shirts were visible from the outskirts of the college as the Faculty Federation...

Anti-Hillary Clinton protesters(left) lined up and questioned  Clinton supporters (right) as she walked by the gym area of East Los Angeles College. Clinton held a rally at ELAC on Thursday, May 5. Photo by Karla Enriquez/TM.

Hillary Clinton ELAC rally is met with protest

May 6, 2016

"Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Hillary has got to go" was heard outside of the men's gym on Cesar Chavez boulevard right outside East Los Angeles College in the city of Monterey Park. Democratic Party nomination...

Hillary Clinton suppoter (left) and Anti-Clinton protester (right) engage in debate at a anti-Clinton demonstration outside of East Los Angeles College. Clinton held a rally at ELAC on Thursday, May 5.

[Photo] Clash of ideologies at Hillary Clinton rally

May 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton suppoter (left) and Anti-Clinton protester (right) engage in debate at a anti-Clinton demonstration outside of East Los Angeles College. Clinton held a rally at ELAC on Thursday, May 5.

Mexican Regional Music Singer Larry Hernandez at the press conference at the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room announcing that he will be headlining the Summer Benefit Concert and Sports Festival. The benefit will take place from Friday, July 29-31. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Larry Hernandez set to headline summer benefit

May 3, 2016

Rows of reporters and colorful microphones took the place of professors and board members at the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room on Tuesday, May 3. Latin singer Larry Hernandez sat beside College President...

Senator and Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders at the March 23 rally at The Wiltern in Koreatown. Actress Rosario Dawson introduced Sanders at the rally. Photo by Karla Enriquez

[Photo] Senator Bernie Sanders to possibly visit Falcons

April 19, 2016

Senator and Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders at the March 23 rally at The Wiltern in Koreatown. Actress Rosario Dawson introduced Sanders at the rally. Photo by Karla Enriquez

Page 3 – April 20

April 20, 2016

Cerritos Model UN Head Delegate Bianca Salgado, left, in the role of Stefano Magaddino and Jerry Reynoso, right, as Frank Costello in the The Commission committee at LAMUN. The conference took place at the Hilton in Universal City. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

History relived at Model UN conference

April 19, 2016

“There’s 20 of you and we haven’t found one rat in three days, ” The Commission’s Chair Shankar Chelliah shouted across the hotel conference room. Chelliah was one of the...

Student demand brings 100 plus new class sections

April 19, 2016

The summer sun will be shining down on Cerritos College students looking to take general education and special skills classes starting Monday, May 23. In an effort to help students be ready for the...

Easy access to birth control is a step in the right direction

April 19, 2016

As of April, women in California now have access to birth control without a prescription and that is not only empowering but a step in the right direction.Women no longer have to make appointments or...

Page 3 – April 13

April 18, 2016

Students to portray as the decline in enrollment at Cerritos College. Enrollment has decreased 2 to 5 percent this semester. Photo credit: Bianca Salgado

Enrollment slightly declines

April 13, 2016

During fall semester, Cerritos College proudly announced that its enrollment had increased about 2.5 percent. According to a president's update sent out in January, there has been a light decrease of...

Aaron Manuel Cruz receiving first place for help desk at Phi Beta Lambda’s State Leadership Conference. The conference took place in Union City last weekend. The club won a total of nine awards. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Phi Beta Lambda brings home nine awards

April 12, 2016

The Bay Area heard the name Cerritos College repeatedly, as the ballroom inside of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Union City was witness to the nine awards Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) obtained. The State Leadership...

Justyne Beccera and Cassie Salvidar talk about their Disney themed merchandise, as they point out their Disney-styled sneakers. The women created a show all about Disney, to reach their listeners inner kid. The women were born three weeks apart, and have been inseparable ever since. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Childhood best friends bring Disney magic to WPMD

April 12, 2016

Cassie Saldivar and Justyne Becerra sit together at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York, on March 5 for the Intercollegiate Broadcast System Awards. The trip marked Becerra’s first time on a plane,...

Area three trustee John Paul Drayer asked the community to join him in his campagin for transparency at the Wednesday, April 6 board meeting. Drayer requested for discussion item No. 14 which dealt with cash-in-lieu payments after a public records request from his constituents. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Finances and expenditures called into question at board of trustees

April 12, 2016

Transparency and accountability were the topics of the night at the board of trustees meeting. During the Wednesday, April 6 meeting Trustee John Paul Drayer spoke during public comment asking the community...

Physical Education Instructor and Coach Debbie Jensen coined the term Power of a Thank You. Jensen believes the work of the staff is shown through the multiple awards won by students and their success.

[Photo] The value of a Thank You

April 6, 2016

Physical Education Instructor and Coach Debbie Jensen coined the term "Power of a Thank You." Jensen believes the work of the staff is shown through the multiple awards won by students and their success.

ASCC Spring 2016 election results. Due to the fact that no candidate received 50 percent of the vote run-offs will be taking place next week on both Wednesday, April 13 and 14. Photo by: Karla Enriquez/TM

ASCC presidential race ends in run-offs

April 8, 2016

The night grew colder as ASCC presidential and student trustee candidates waited by the Student Activities office as votes were being counted inside the building. At approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday,...

Leodel Gleyo, engineering major, said I think the reason why humans will go extinct forever because of climate change. We are ruled by corporations, so businesses are taking for granted the climate. A lot of cultures are being taken advantage of by these corporations which leads to global warming. Soon land that could be used will be gone therefore resources will be used up.

[Photo] Free Speech Zone: What’s a reason that humans will go extinct?

April 7, 2016

Leodel Gleyo, engineering major, said "I think the reason why humans will go extinct forever because of climate change. We are ruled by corporations, so businesses are taking for granted the climate. A...

Cerritos to UCLA transfer students Yazmin Martinez, Francisco Mojica, Josephine Diaz, and Jessica Montoro all took part of the transfer student roundtable at Pyschology Day. The panelists are all pre-psychology majors.

Psychology Day brings students knowledge and encouragement

April 7, 2016

Psychology majors and enthusiasts were able to enjoy an entire day of workshops and activities at Psychology Day on Friday, April 1.This marked the second time the event has taken place.The event was spearheaded...

Microbilogy major Zeinab Chahine receives award from Trustee Bob Arthur at the Academic Excellence Awards on Thursday, March 31. She was escorted by professor Santos Rojas. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

Awards display grand accomplishments by Cerritos College students

April 4, 2016

Sheila "Samii" Yakovetic is an English major with a concentration in creative writing who has been awarded the Best Feature Screenplay Award at the Hollywood and Vine Film Festival while one of her video...

Trustee Bob Arthur explains what he looks for in a vice president of Academic Affairs and Human Resources at the Wednesday, March 30 open forum. He cited experience was something he was looking for. Photo by Karla Enriquez/TM

Experience and innovation wanted in new vice presidents

April 3, 2016

Innovation, experience, support and understanding are some of the qualities faculty and students are looking for in the next two vice president positions Cerritos College is looking to fill. Open...

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March 30, 2016

Islamophobia forum fills room to capacity

March 29, 2016

"True Islam condemns terrorism," a pamphlet read as it was passed around a local neighborhood in an effort to stand up for their Muslim occupants. Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic...

From Right: Vice presidential candidates Enrique Rueda and Ryan Kang, followed by presidential candidate Joseph Fierro, Enrique Rodriquez and his presidential counterpart Saul Lopez all share their goals at the Monday, March 28 debate. Elections will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr. 6 and 7. Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

Presidential and Trustee Forum showcases ambitious goals

March 29, 2016

Student hopefuls looking to be the next ASCC presidential and trustee candidates for the 2016-2017 school year plead their cases as to why students at large should trust them to be their voice. On Monday,...

Democractic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders retutned to the Los Angeles for a spontaneous rally at the Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown. Sanders said he intends to win the California primary on June 7. Photo credit: Karla Enriquez

[Photo] The Wiltern feels the Bern with last minute rally

March 24, 2016

Democractic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders retutned to the Los Angeles for a spontaneous rally at the Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown. Sanders said he intends to win the California primary on June...

Bringing reggae to SoCal with “Panteon Rococo”

March 4, 2016

Phoning in on an icy morning from Mexico City, Dr. Shenka, the vocalist for famed Mexican ska band Panteon Rococo detailed their upcoming Los Angeles show. According to Elena Rodrigo, owner of ER: M&M...

Officers begin to create a parameter around the area where the Feb. 24 shooting occurred.

Safety concerns rise due to shootings

March 1, 2016

Two consecutive shootings took place on February 23 and 24 within close proximity to the Cerritos College campus. Although both shootings at the 7-Eleven on Studebaker and Alondra boulevard were unrelated...

Free Speech Zone: Where would you travel to and why?

February 27, 2016

Jacqueline Mendez, animal science major, said, "Chicago because that is where one of my favorite bands is from and it is a nice place to go. The name of the band is Real Friends and they are a pop-punk...

Sheriff gathered at the 7-Eleven on Studebaker and Alondra. According to a Cerritos College student witness, about four to five shots were fired.

Deputy involved in second off-campus shooting within two days

February 24, 2016

Update 1:23 a.m. According to Lieutenant Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, the driver of a white Acura located at 7-Eleven on Alondra and Studebaker, was taken to...

Lieutenant Victor Lewandowski, with the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, released a statement regarding the shooting that occurred at the 711.

Posted by Talon Marks on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Adult male shot and killed in College Square parking lot

February 23, 2016

Update 10:15 p.m. According to Lieutenant Victor Lewandowski of the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, a report of the shooting being gang related is being investigated. Lewandowski stated that...

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