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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Larissa Morales

Larissa Morales, Staff Writer

Spring 2014

Hello everyone! My name is Larissa Morales and I am a Journalism major. This is my second semester on the Talon Marks staff and I couldn't be more excited to work with such wonderful colleges; some old and some new! I love writing, which is why I am a Journalism major and I hope to be graduating this May with my AA degree. I was recently married last May and my husband and I are excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. If I can do it, so can you! I hope you all enjoy my stories.

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Skipping class should be done with caution

April 22, 2014

When you live in a world where everything is moving at 100 miles an hour, there are some days when you need to take a step back and say, "It's time for some me time." Whatever your situation is, whether...

How can they not find the missing Malaysian airplane?

April 14, 2014

The Boeing 777 plane that went missing almost two weeks ago, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing over the Gulf of Thailand somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam, has been raising a lot of speculation...

ASCC candidates participate in debate before elections begin

ASCC candidates participate in debate before elections begin

April 11, 2014

The third annual Presidential and Trustee Debate and Forum took place on Thursday in BK 111 and 112 at Cerritos College, hosted by Talon Marks. The candidates running include positions for Associated...

Slideshows: ASCC Debate 2014

Slideshows: ASCC Debate 2014

April 10, 2014

The 2014 ASCC presidential and student trustee candidates participated in a debate moderated by Talon Marks.

Hold on, let me take a selfie

Hold on, let me take a selfie

April 1, 2014

Selfies or belfies, which are photos taken of your face or your entire body have become a huge craze in the recent year. They’re so popular that there is even a song out there right now that tells...

Cerritos College gets chance to make student equity plan revision

March 31, 2014

Cerritos College has been given the opportunity to revise its student equity plan in order to help students along on their road to success. According to the Chancellor’s Office website, in 1991 the...

Talon Talks: Is it still a man’s world?

March 24, 2014

The subject is more serious than previous episodes, but it's still something that should be discussed.  Everything points to it still being a man's world, but is that something that needs to be changed?...

FSZ: How do you feel about people being pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day?

March 20, 2014

How do you feel about people being pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day? 1. Eric Diaz Film Technology major "It's been a tradition and it could be for those that are into that tradition,...

It’s off to Portland: The Western Psychological Association

March 12, 2014

The Western Psychological Association is hosting its 94th annual convention from April 24 through April 27 in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. The WPA hosts the event every...

What if Cerritos College loses its accreditation?

March 10, 2014

San Francisco Community College is losing its accreditation and it is raising a lot of questions from students and professors everywhere. According to onlinecourses.net, a loss of accreditation will...

Women’s history month essay contest in full swing

March 4, 2014

March is now upon us and with this month brings Women’s History Month. In honor of this, Cerritos College’s gender studies faculty is hosting a writing contest. Dr. Linda Palumbo, an English...

The importance of black history month

February 28, 2014

The month is almost to an end and yet, there hasn't been much talk about Black History Month like there has been in the past years. Black History Month is observed not only in the United States, but...

Talon Talks: Valentines Day

February 21, 2014

Gustavo Olguin and his new co-host, Larissa Morales, talk about Valentine's Day, love and money in their first installment of Spring 2014 Talon Talks. Olguin: Hello everyone. It's the first episode...

Raising Awareness for Financial Aid

February 18, 2014

The Cerritos College Financial Aid Office hosted the second of its four part fair in order to help raise awareness for students on different aspects of financial aid on Thursday, Feb. 13 in between the...

So, no fear at Sochi?

February 13, 2014

There's no way of telling what is going to happen in Sochi for the next couple weeks with the 2014 Winter Olympic games being played there. America already has received threats of attacks on Americans...

Should NCCA athletes get a piece of the cheddar?

February 12, 2014

Living the american dream is on every college student's mind that first day of school. Making money is a huge reason why students choose to go to college and know that it won't be an easy ride to get...

Smart Thinking: 24/7 online service for students

February 5, 2014

There is a new, free online tutoring service for students offered at Cerritos College who need a few extra hours of tutoring for their classes. Smart Thinking, the name of the company who is providing...

Fashion with Spring

January 16, 2014

With school starting so soon after the holidays, finding the perfect outfits for the new semester could either be a difficult task or an easy one due to how much you spent on those holiday gifts for friends...

Talent Show for a Cause: Where everyone is a Winner

December 10, 2013

The Child Development Club hosted its first talent show in order to raise toys and money for children who wouldn’t be able to receive gifts at Christmas this year.The goal of the show was to bring...

Talent for A Cause: Where Everyone Is A Winner

December 10, 2013

Talent for A Cause: Where Everyone is A Winner is a talent show being held by the Child Development Club on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Student Center."Our whole goal is to have a fundraiser, but more of a...

Thanksgiving Bags for our Veterans

December 10, 2013

'Tis the season for giving and that's exactly what the Veteran Resource Center at Cerritos College is doing for this Thanksgiving holiday."This year we had a really difficult time with our veterans having...

Catching Fire smells like movie of the year

Catching Fire smells like movie of the year

December 9, 2013

The second movie in the Hunger Games series will not let you down. Have you ever watched a movie after reading a book and realized that the director decided to add what he or she felt was necessary...

The Child Development Club presents ‘Talent Show For A Cause’

December 6, 2013

The Child Development Club hosted its very first "Talent Show For a Cause" on Dec. 3 to help raise money and toys.

Theaters are here to stay

November 19, 2013

With movie theater prices on the rise, many people are opting out of heading to the theater and are choosing to stay home and watch their favorite movies in the privacy of their own home, but where is...

FSZ: How do you prepare for the upcoming semester?

November 19, 2013

Jerrell Bradford Psychology major "I don't really prepare. I just go right into it and take it head on!" Roberto Juarez Theater major "I schedule for my classes, take a look at everything I have...

Veterans receive a helping hand during holidays

November 19, 2013

‘Tis the season for giving and that’s exactly what the Veterans Resource Center at Cerritos College is doing for Thanksgiving. “This year we had a really difficult time with our veterans having...

'Ender's Game' review

‘Ender’s Game’ review

November 14, 2013

For those of you who haven't heard of the book series for Ender's Game, do not worry! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120187096" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Director...

In Bullock's new film “Gravity,” directed by Alfonso Cuaron, shows that she can accomplish any role that is given before her.

Thank goodness for ‘Gravity!’

November 6, 2013

Sandra Bullock is like a fine wine, she only gets better as time progresses. In Bullock's new film “Gravity,” directed by Alfonso Cuaron, shows that she can accomplish any role that is given before...

Ready, set, trot!

November 5, 2013

“This is our 16th year of doing the Turkey Trot here at Cerritos College and it’s a food drive, ” Dr. Ni Bueno, an organizer of this fundraiser, said. The event, which will take place in Falcon...

FSZ: Importance of a College Degree

October 29, 2013

Andrew Ballantye Creative writing major"It's what separates you from the rest of the people who are trying to get the same job or career you want in the future."Jacob Allen Criminology major "It gives...

Shutdown’s effect on veterans

October 8, 2013

Students are beginning to question what the government shutdown means and how it will affect them, but the real crisis is the toll that it's taking on the nation's veterans. As of now, the government...

FSZ: Government Shutdown

FSZ: Government Shutdown

October 8, 2013

Free Speech Zone: What are your thoughts about the government shutting down?   Tera Lim, Computer science “I think the major issue with our budget problem deals with the military expenses...

No love for ‘The Family’

September 30, 2013

No love for 'The Family' review, Robert De Niro is back! But before you get your hopes up, you should set your standards a little lower than expected. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113413796"...

Free Speech Zone: How do you beat the heat?

September 7, 2013

“Drink a lot of water! Hydrate!” Angeline Kimic Child development “Wear light clothing and try not to carry so many books. Carry only what’s needed.” Marta Munoz Child development “Keep hydrated....

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