Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Leslie Castaneda

Leslie Castaneda, Staff Writer

Hello,

My name is Leslie Isabel Castañeda - yes I am picky about the squiggly being above the n in my last name. I was born October 13th, 1989. I am hispanic, Guatemalan to be exact. I am excited to say that Fall 2016 is my last semester at Cerritos College. I just recently finished applying at Cal State Long Beach to start Spring 2017. I am majoring in Journalism and in the future hope to become a News Anchor for either a Spanish or English channel. I've always been a lover of reading and writing and for me it is a passion that will forever continue to teach me and others new things along the way. I am looking forward to new adventures in this career. Meeting new people and being friendly is one of the greatest attributes that I can say I carry with me. Making others feel as though they are worth so much means a lot to me and I try my best to make sure that I continue to do so.

-Leslie Isabel Castañeda
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Clockwise: Janise Pizer, Blanca Gamez, Regina Ybanez, and Marina Rodriguez welcome students and staff to their Open House event on Tuesday Dec. 6. The event was organized by the student services department.

[Photo] CalWorks and OISS open their doors to show students what they have to offer

December 11, 2016

Clockwise: Janise Pizer, Blanca Gamez, Regina Ybanez, and Marina Rodriguez welcome students and staff to their Open House event on Tuesday Dec. 6. The event was organized by the student services department.

Learning English a first step toward bigger goals

December 12, 2016

Maria Espinoza moved to California from Mexico two years ago mainly with the thought of wanting to be alongside her sister and mom being that she was not married nor had any kids.Espinoza said that the...

Students give their thoughts on holiday shopping and Safety

December 5, 2016

As the holidays approach, safety is one thing students should take into consideration.Safety is a main factor for a lot of shoppers or even those who are traveling should always keep in mind.Psychology...

CIA club fundraises to combat student hunger

November 23, 2016

Breakfast or even lunch is a hassle for students to get a hold of when it comes to running to class or maybe just the fact that money is the problem.The [CIA] club had a fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 17 on...

Canvas screenshot courtesy of Bonnie Barrett

TalonNet vs. Canvas: Students and faculty prefer Canvas system over old TalonNet

October 26, 2016

Talonnet or Canvas? Now that is the question.Starting spring of 2017, Cerritos College will get rid of TalonNet and will begin to use Canvas.The new program will have a lot of similarities to TalonNet...

Deputy Sheriff Tiffany Park introduces students to unlimited opportunities to enter the Sheriff’s Department. Karina Reyes, Accounting major, is interested in new ways to learn more.

Students benefit from job fair on campus

October 24, 2016

New job opportunities with benefits were offered to students at the Job Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18.The fair was held on the library sidewalk where dozens of students walked by to obtain information on different...

no students attended the workshop that was scheduled on Monday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-noon. Career Counselors Clara Ross-Jones and Randy Lee waited until 11:15 in hopes that at least one student would come in order for them to have a one-on-one presentation. Photo credit: Leslie Castaneda

Job prep canceled for lack of attendance

October 19, 2016

Prepping for The Job Fair was scheduled for students to come in and learn more about what will be offered during a job fair that will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18.However, no students attended the workshop...

The Envelope, a podcast: Love & Sex – The art of winning the break-up

October 18, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor); and I'm the girl...

The Envelope, a Podcast: The art of the break-up (Chantal’s break-up)

October 13, 2016

Monique Nethington: We're here on https://www.talonmarks.com/opinion/2016/09/20/the-envelope-the-art-of-breaking-up/ The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez...

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...

Skipp Townsend, former gang member, adresses students about police brutality at the Social Justice Panel on Sept. 29 in S201. Dr. Haas, History professor hosted the event.

Knowing and understanding the division between minorities and the police

October 10, 2016

There's always two sides to a story and this was proven on Thursday, Sept. 29 when former gang member Skipp Townsend and commander Phil Tingirides spoke to a crowd about violence between civilians and...

Career Services Counselor Traci Ukita, advises students on how to prepare for a job interview. Maria De La Rosa listens in on how to be well prepared. Photo credit: Leslie Castaneda

The do’s and don’ts of interviewing

October 1, 2016

Career Services counselor Traci Ukita said, "Preparing for a job interview is not always something we all look forward to." A job interview workshop was held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to help students...

President Fierro presents school budget at forum

September 28, 2016

Student retention and bringing in new full-time students is imperative for Cerritos College's future. That was the overlying message at the 2016-17 Budget Forum where President Jose Fierro presented...

Different major representatives stood outside of the front of the library on Tuesday, Sept. 20 to provide information on available classes to students. Students were interested in knowing what options they had available and possibly being a double major. Photo credit: Leslie Castaneda

Students gather major information at the Majors Fair

September 24, 2016

The Majors Fair gave students an opportunity to look into possible career choices related to their major. Cosmetology, psychology, engineering, photography and even army representatives stood outside of...

Martha Robles enjoys the second day of zumba class. Instructor Paola uses different tactics to dance away. Photo credit: Leslie Castaneda

Staff and students dance to a Zumba beat

September 18, 2016

“ZUMBA! 1, 2, 3! ZUMBA!” are the words shouted by the motivational instructor Paola Ferruz De Zepeda  while dancing away on the second day of Zumba class, “come on move, push push, dance dance.” Classes...

Students utilize Qless app’s text updates to avoid long wait times. The app allows students to check their wait time without being physically present. Photo credit: Leslie Castaneda

Students benefit from new app in financial aid office

September 14, 2016

It is never a good thought when it comes to having to wait in line, anywhere. The college has adopted a process that doesn't require students to sit and wait in long financial aid lines. Financial Aid...

Students ponder semester goals during long wait

August 23, 2016

The beginning of a new semester is always something to look forward to, but one thing that students have to deal with are long lines either at the Student ID Center or to receive their Fall 2016 semester...

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