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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Kristopher Carrasco

Kristopher Carrasco, Online Editor

My name is Kristopher Carrasco I'm that guy that went to college and didn't really know what to do. I just kind of jumped around until I was suddenly failing out of school.
Then I found Talon Marks and little by little I started to understand what I wanted to do with my life and apparently it's journalism. The idea of gathering information from a variety of sources and re-telling it through visual or written story telling has engaged me in so much more than I ever thought possible. I love to work with Multimedia, but this year I have become Online Editor in hopes of learning a new skill set.
I hope to be a music journalist in the future, but in the mean time I'll be finishing my last semester up at Cerritos College in the spring of 2016.
I also love raccoons; like a lot.

 

All content by Kristopher Carrasco

Social media benefits students in the classroom

May 18, 2016

It’s safe to say that many people have a smart phone and at least one form of social media. Often times people use social media for a variety of things, but how effective is it in a teaching environment. According...

[Video] Video: What impact does social media have on relationships?

May 18, 2016

In this new day and age, almost everybody communicates through social media. The Cerritos College community weighs in on how the use of social media has affects relationships.  

Social Savvy Interactive

May 18, 2016

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[Video] Video: Hillary Clinton rally met with protest

May 17, 2016

Hilary Clinton visited East Los Angeles college for a rally, which was met with a demonstration by anti-Clinton protesters.

“Civil War” advances the Avenger saga

May 10, 2016

The next movie in from the wonderful world of Marvel has finally arrived as Captain American and Iron Man duke it out in Captain America's Civil War. Considering Civil War is the next addition to...

Juliet Martinez and Gilberto Quezada, MEChA club members perform a tradtional cultural folklore dance for the audience. With the help of ASCC, MEChA was able to help bring light to a dominant culture on campus. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

MEChA Club brings Cinco de Mayo to the campus

May 10, 2016

What was originally meant to be a Cinco de Mayo theme fundraiser for the SAFE Club ended up becoming an entire celebration, when other clubs decided joining in would be beneficial for everyone. Students...

Financial Aid Fair aims to update students

April 25, 2016

The Cerritos College Financial Aid department drew crowds of students as it hosted a Financial Aid Fair that gave out candy, gift cards, snacks and of course, insight on the financial aid process. The...

Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

[Photo] Sweeping the leaves

April 19, 2016

Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

Commercial music major Jair Culberson (left) and former student Iese Maiava (right) perform an impromptu ukulele rap piece. The two have a musical chemistry together after playing music for so long.

Labeled as reefers, hillside group hopes to break misconceptions

April 19, 2016

On the Cerritos College campus, there are a lot of different hang out spots for a variety of different people. If you like to dance, join the dancers on stage of the Student Center; If you like gaming,...

InterACT; a social justice performance troupe from CSULB; performed a proactive improv show that brought up sexual assault issues. The performance consisted of a group of young adults; that helped the audience to understand the process of how to spots signs of sexually abusive relationships; how the survivors feel and how to effectively intervene as a friend. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

CSULB’s interACT inspires social change with proactive show

April 18, 2016

Thanks to the interACT troupe of CSULB, many members of the audience left the Burnight Centre Theatre with awareness about some social issues that affect the college community. On Thursday April 14,...

Snyder unknowingly denies DC characters justice

March 30, 2016

Over Easter weekend, movie theaters were flooded with superhero fever as “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” finally hit the box office. Although making $170 million opening weekend, ...

Pirtle and Mendoza argue face to face as the crowd of people stood by to watch. The evangelist preachers showed up on campus to “give a fair warning to the students of Cerritos College.”

[Photo] Evangelists on campus causes outcry

March 6, 2016

Pirtle and Mendoza argue face to face as the crowd of people stood by to watch. The evangelist preachers showed up on campus to “give a fair warning to the students of Cerritos College.”

Evangelicals showed up on campus only to be confronted by a professor on campus. The evangelical made several comments pertaining to religion and homosexuality.

Posted by Talon Marks on Thursday, March 3, 2016

[Video] Beliefs clash at Social Science Patio

March 4, 2016

Students were drawn to the Social Science Patio when evangelical preachers with a giant bible began to share their religious beliefs with the community. After several arguments ensued, sociology professor...

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

[Photo] Safety concerns rise due to shootings

March 1, 2016

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

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March 3, 2016

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...

Movie magic is killed by those who don’t shut up

February 23, 2016

Sticky floors, a huge screen, surround sound and a good film are all part of the magical movie going experience, but people don't want to be reminded of reality during the movie. Nobody wants to go to...

CCFF rally

A sea of red took over the Cerritos College Admissions Quad as the Cerritos College Faculty Federation held a rally on Wednesday Feb. 16. The federation and the Board of Trustees have not yet come to an agreement on the federations incomplete contract.

Posted by Talon Marks on Friday, February 19, 2016

[Video] Video: The power of a thank you

February 21, 2016

A sea of red took over the Cerritos College Admissions Quad as the Cerritos College Faculty Federation held a rally on Wednesday Feb. 16. The federation and the Board of Trustees have not yet come to...

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February 10, 2016

Photo credit: Carlos Marquez

Your child is not a weapon and your grudge is pointless

February 2, 2016

Sometimes, some parents simply aren’t compatible with one another and it’s a mystery as to how they even thought about having a baby in the first place. Couples sometimes arrive at the decision...

Broderick Woods and Erica Panduro perform an orignal dance number for the Club Adviser Reception. The two put together the dance number with the rest of the Dynamic Dance Club. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

[Photo] Club advisers reception shows off student talent

February 1, 2016

Broderick Woods and Erica Panduro perform an orignal dance number for the Club Adviser Reception. The two put together the dance number with the rest of the Dynamic Dance Club. Photo credit: Kristopher...

Snowy Day Jan.28

The Child Development Center brought families together for southern California style snow day. The annual Snowy Day event took place on Jan. 28 where kids and families were given the opportunity to participate in many different winter themed activities.

Posted by Talon Marks on Friday, January 29, 2016

[Video] Snowy Day brings families together

February 1, 2016

The Child Development Center brought families together for southern California style snow day. The annual Snowy Day event took place on Jan. 28 where kids and families were given the opportunity to participate...

Children, parents and staff got to cool off in the snow at the Child Development Center. They started the day by watching Disney's Frozen and let it all go on the playground. Follow up video to come.

Posted by Talon Marks on Thursday, January 28, 2016

[Video] Video: Child Development Center hosts annual Snowy Day event

January 29, 2016

Children, parents and staff got to cool off in the snow at the Child Development Center. They started the day by watching Disney's Frozen and let it all go on the playground. Follow up video to come.Krist

Library evacuated due to smoke odor

The Cerritos College Library was evacuated at around 1 p.m. today after Stephanie Rosenblatt, librarian, smelled smoke. This video compiles the developments of what we know so far of this breaking news.

Posted by Talon Marks on Friday, January 15, 2016

[Video] Video: Library evacuated due to smoke

January 21, 2016

Students were forced to evacuate the library after Stephanie Rosenblatt, Cerritos College librarian, called campus police because of fiery odor.

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January 20, 2016

Treasure of the Philosphy Club Joseph (right) Jang pours over a fresh cup coffee as he performs a coffee tasting. Jake Newland (left), vice president of the club, participates with the guests of the event. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

Student philosophers explain the importance of your coffee choice

January 19, 2016

Whether you're a doctor staying up all night or a college student trying to get a jump start to your 7 a.m. class, coffee is probably saving your life. From at-home brewing methods, to cafés, to even...

By scanning the snap code, you can instantly follow the Whitehouse on snapchat and get some behind the scenes snaps of our government.

[Photo] White House Joins Snapchat

January 18, 2016

By scanning the snap code, you can instantly follow the Whitehouse on snapchat and get some behind the scenes snaps of our government.

Community outcry at board meeting; if you missed the board meeting of Wednesday Dec. 9 here's everything you need to know about what happened at the meeting.

Posted by Talon Marks on Friday, December 11, 2015

[Video] Video: Community outcry at board meeting

December 15, 2015

If you missed the board meeting of Wednesday, Dec. 9 here's everything you need to know about what happened at the meeting. Professors spoke about employment issues, and many members of the community...

Expression through poetry

December 8, 2015

Pouring out your emotions is easier said than done, but sometimes all you need is an open space and an audience that listens.The Library Club is providing just that as it host the 11th Semi-Annual Poetry...

Dancers perform a traditional African dance titled ‘From the Ivory Coast’. They took center stage with several different dances that lasted up to an overall eight minute performance.

Informal Dance Concert showcases student original dance works

December 8, 2015

Stunts, turns, flips and twirls, all choreographed by students, took center stage outside the Dance Studio as the Cerritos College Dance Department presented the Fall 2015 Informal Dance Concert. The...

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November 18, 2015

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November 3, 2015

The Cerritos College Arts Club set up an art sale where members feature personal works of art. The club’s goal is to generate funds for future events to showcase the club members’ talent

Art Club raises funds through creativity

November 3, 2015

Returning from a disbanding, the Cerritos College Art Club hosted a sale on Monday that not only generated funds for future club events, but also showcased the talent that members of the club have to...

Tymon

[Photo] Verbal altercation takes place at the Hill

November 3, 2015

Tymon "Jair" Culberson gives his report on the incident which took place on campus to campus police. He described the situation as a verbal confrontation between an ex girlfriend's family member and himself.

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October 20, 2015

Gemma Castro (right), vocalist for the Cerritos College Jazz Ensemble sings one of the two songs she performed at the Jazz Exchange Concert. She was part of a duet along with Zineb Fikri for Poncho Sanchez'

Jazz concert features two generations of talent

October 19, 2015

The Cerritos College students center was filled with an engaging audience as two different generations of musicians met up for the Fall Jazz Exchange Concert. Both Valley Christian Middle School Jazz...

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October 14, 2015

Room S201 is filled with students  as Dr. Shug gives his persecution on psychopathy and serial homicide. Approximately 90 students attended the event. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

Psychology Club helps students understand psychopathy

October 13, 2015

"Psychopaths know the words, not the music," Dr. Robert Shug, professor of forensic psychology at CSULB, said as he went through the characteristics of psychopaths during his presentation on psychopathy...

Bullying wears a new mask: roasting

October 10, 2015

We still live in a society where everyone makes light of cyberbullying and the recent "roast me" craze proves how narrow-minded people are on the subject; this is not cool. Recently, the Internet has been...

Campus police and paramedics respond to a call in FA-55 regarding a student faiting while in class. Officer Carlo Velasquez stated that the student is okay and did not want to go to the hospital.

[Photo] Student faints in dance studio

October 3, 2015

Campus police and paramedics respond to a call in FA-55 regarding a student faiting while in class. Officer Carlo Velasquez stated that the student is okay and did not want to go to the hospital.

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September 29, 2015

Students come to the final location, Career Services, where they are rewarded with treasure. The new Career Services office is located in the Multi Purpose building Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

Counseling services offers students treasure

September 29, 2015

X marks the spot as the Cerritos College Counseling Services Division held a treasure hunt-themed open house. The event was held on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Admissions quad. The treasure hunt was complete...

Fernanda Gonzales and the Ollin itotiani dance group perform a traditional aztec dance at the Cerritos College Amphitheater. Fernanda Gonzales is a former student of Cerritos College Photo credit: Vanessa Villasenor

Celebrating Hispanic heritage with dance

September 23, 2015

The Cerritos College community gathered around the amphitheater on a hot afternoon to watch some traditional Mexican performances in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.The Puente Program and the Cerritos...

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September 22, 2015

Cerritos College celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Sept. 17. There were clubs selling food, live performaces and even free cake for students and faculty.

Campus celebrates 60th Anniversary

September 22, 2015

Music, club booths, dancing, free hot dogs and raffles were some of the things happening on Thursday, Sept. 17 as the campus celebrated the 60th birthday of Cerritos College Members of the school came...

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September 15, 2015

Cerritos College community prepares for 60th Anniversary

September 15, 2015

This year of marks the 60th anniversary of the Cerritos Community College and in commemoration of this occasion, the Cerritos College Foundation is partnering with Public Affairs and ASCC to host an...

Joel Senteno and CEO of BLINDSTART Brian Tom discussing the agenda for the weekly practice.

[Photo] Crossing the finish line

August 25, 2015

Joel Senteno and CEO of BLINDSTART Brian Tom discussing the agenda for the weekly practice.

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September 1, 2015

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August 25, 2015

Joel Senteno and CEO of BLINDSTART Brian Tom discussing the agenda for the weekly practice.

Video: Crossing the Finish Line

August 25, 2015

Watch the life of Joel Centeno, a legally blind student of Cerritos College, as he goes through his accomplishments and struggles with his world championship qualifying dragon boat race team. Watch...

With acting experience under his belt and his familiarity with the roles, Cabrera expresses his confidence. Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

Students want a part of the Shakespeare steampunk makeover

August 24, 2015

Auditions for 'The Tempest' directed by Professor F. Reed Brown, got students to channel their inner actor during the first week of school. The classic show will be taking a new look as Brown has decided...

Student volunteers and Employees have everything set up for an efficient process. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

Keep on truckin’ back to school with free food for students

August 20, 2015

Falcon square looked like the line for Space Mountain Wednesday as students lined up in the sun for up to an hour in advance for a free In-N-Out meal. The In-N-Out truck was parked right outside the...

Third annual Student-Faculty Debate raises valid question

May 8, 2015

The Cerritos College Teleconference Center was buzzing with solid arguments, forensics and rebuttals as students and faculty participated in the third annual Student-Faculty Debate on Thursday, May 7....

Dr. Peter Perhac talks about how important it is to understand people on a personal level as he answers the question of communication between the president and the school, Thursday March 12. Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

Presidential candidate expresses his potential for Cerritos College leadership

March 13, 2015

Dr. Peter Perhac gave both faculty and students a taste of the kind of leader he plans to be if elected as the new Cerritos College superintendent/president during the fourth round of the presidential...

[Video] Campus Crime | How Safe Do Students Feel?

December 10, 2014

Walking around in the night time should always be done cautiously, but do students really need to look over their shoulders just to get to their cars? Students on campus tell us about their experiences...

[Video] Campus Crime | Recent Bike Thefts Video

December 10, 2014

The Cerritos College Campus has gone through numerous bike thefts throughout the semester leaving some students without any means of transportation. What do other students think of the recent crime on...

[Video] Zombies Invade Campus | Zombie Fest 2014

November 12, 2014

Join staff writer Alan Leyva as he ventures into the world of the undead (but not really). Students and clubs on campus get involved as they participate in the second Cerritos College Zombie fest.

‘Leditors’ to the Editor

November 5, 2014

Editor-in-Chief Denny Cristales replies to some of the 'Letters to the Editor' Talon Marks has received this semester.

[Video] Protest against Lacy, petition for resignation

November 5, 2014

A woman, along with two other individuals, were protesting against President Linda Lacy, advocating that she resign, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, outside her office. The woman, the mother of her daughter who...

[Video] Falcon Sports ALWC

October 31, 2014

Carlos Holguin and Alex Naveja gives you a recap of A's game vs the Royals. If you like the video and want more, tune in for our predictions!

One Minute Review | The Book Of Life

October 26, 2014

Carlos is back again this week to bring you a One Minute Movie Review of "The Book Of Life, " starring Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna. The movie takes a twist on the Mexican culture of the...

Sitdown With Robert Chism | Falcon Sports

October 26, 2014

Robert Chism guest stars on Alex Naveja's Falcon Sports as he talks about what it's like to be a dual athlete. Watch the ending to get a recap on Chism and the wrestling team's revenge on Mt. SAC.

The ‘Super Smash’ epidemic on campus

October 14, 2014

If you were to head to the Student Center in between classes, you can see that a swarm of students are playing their Nintendo 3DS systems. This is due to the newly released 3DS game "Super Smash Bros."...

[Video] The Super Smash Bros. Epidemic On Campus

October 10, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS has just been released and many students on campus have been entertaining themselves with the game. We went around the Student Center and asked students on what their take...

Photo from Cerritos Falcons. Photo Taken By Daryl Peterson.

Men’s water polo suffers 12-5 defeat

October 8, 2014

The men's water polo team was defeated by the Long Beach City College Vikings Wednesday, Oct. 8, with a final score of 12-5 at home. The game started off in favor of the Long Beach City Vikings as it...

Another loss in a close game for women's water polo

Another loss in a close game for women’s water polo

September 25, 2014

"I think throughout the entire game, we were in it, whether we were down by one or down by four, it was definitely a winnable game," assistant coach Sharon Ku said after suffering another loss. The...

Games N’ Stuff: Is it ‘Destiny’?

September 24, 2014

Enjoy video games and other related topics? Then this short show that our staff here at Talon Marks has put together just for you. Opinion editor and host Grester Celis-Acosta and fellow staff writers...

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 7

September 12, 2014

These are some of the stories making the news in Cerritos College during the second week of September.

[Video] An insight on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 9, 2014

The ALS Ice bucket challenge has recently been going viral all over the nation. Let's take a look into the Cerritos College community and see what there is to discover about this challenge and how it all...

Order of The Falcon members take their sorting house quiz to find what house they belong to. Photo credit: Carlos Holguin

10 points for Gryffindor: Order of the Falcons’ first meeting

September 9, 2014

The first meeting of the Order of the Falcon Club took place on campus Monday, Sept. 8, in the Teleconference Center.Like any other club on campus, Order of the Falcon participates in school activities,...

Demonstrations galore during Club Info Week

September 6, 2014

Cerritos College held Club Info day to welcome all students to interact with the featured clubs. The event was held within a span of two days. The first day was Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1...

[Video] Students weigh in on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 30, 2014

Social media has gone viral with tons of videos of people - including athletes, celebrities, musicians, students, teams, bands, even families - taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise...

FSZ: How have you coped with death?

August 22, 2014

We asked students how they have coped with the death of someone who was close to them on a personal level.   1. Evelyn Verdun - Undecided major                           “Well...

Evelyn Verdin, Undecided major Photo credit: Kristopher Carrasco

FSZ: How have you coped with death?

August 22, 2014

We asked students how they have coped with the death of someone who was close to them on a personal level.   1. Evelyn Verdun - Undecided major                           “Well...

Talon Marks Spring 2014 Farewell Video

May 21, 2014

A farewell video for out beloved staff of the Spring 2014 semester. Watch as the Talon Marks staff expressed their opinions on the semester including going through the ups and downs of the journey.

Swim and tennis tip their hats farewell

May 13, 2014

Both men and women's swim and tennis teams end their season on great terms. The men's swim team started off the season strong by winning their first invitational meet and later winning the golden west...

Fantasy hair design first place was awarded to Jennifer Lontajo (top) at the annual 2014 Cosmetology Open House. Her model, esthetican student Carissa Zug, had to sit for hours as her makeup, applied by student Vanary Deth (left), and hair were created for the judging by professionals in the field.

Cerritos College Cosmetology Department has open house, shows off student work

May 9, 2014

The Cerritos College cosmetology department held its annual end of the spring semester competition and open house on Monday, April 28. The open house and competition is used to showcase the work of...

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