Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Adopted from the Los Angeles Animal Shelter, Nyx has a much happier life spending her time running around outside and taking naps in the sun.

[Photo] Pandemic puppies

May 22, 2022

Adopted from the Los Angeles Animal Shelter, Nyx has a much happier life spending her time running around outside and taking naps in the sun.

Nyx loves patiently waiting for food to spill while Im in the kitchen. She learned if she sits down she is more likely to receive treats.

[Photo] Pandemic puppies

May 22, 2022

Nyx loves patiently waiting for food to spill while I'm in the kitchen. She learned if she sits down she is more likely to receive treats.

Ojos Locos Bikini Contest by MarkScottAustinTX is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo credit: MarkScottAustinTX

Ojos Locos sports bar opening in Downey

April 28, 2022
Ojos Locos sports bar originally opened in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico now branching out to the Latino clients in Downey, CA.
A banner hangs on the side of the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis building on May 29, 2020, after a state judge ruled against an attempt by the Gov. Mike Parson administration to shut down the lone abortion clinic in Missouri. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) Photo credit: Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

Reproductive rights aren’t a political debate

April 21, 2022
The US is becoming a country where Roe V. Wade is no longer applicable and women's rights are in danger.
This was the second, and last trustee who gave comments responding to faculty and the students, Trustee Birkey. Trustee Birkey gave his comments on April 20ths faculty senate to clear up some concerns faculty and students had regarding COLA+. Photo credit: Samuel Chacko

Last board meeting of the semester

April 21, 2022
Cerritos College's last board meeting for spring semester was held April 20 at 7 p.m. voicing the opinions of staff and students regarding their plea for the COLA.
The homelessness population has been exponentially increasing due to many factors; the life expectancy of a person facing homelessness is approximately 48 years, Photo credit: Creative Commons

In the end homelessness is a choice

April 14, 2022
Homelessness is a destabilizing and demoralizing experience many Americans fall victims to for many reasons; some are able to reintegrate themselves into society while others simply choose not to.
Local gas prices on rise with no end in sight causing pain at the pump and in peoples pockets. Norwalk 76 Gas station prices on March. 11, 2022

Gas prices are too damn high

March 23, 2022
Pain at the pump, here's what you can do to take action.
This was a picture of the Board of Trustee floor where you can see some of the Board of Trustee members, Dr. Jose Fierro (president of Cerritos College, who is on the left of the projector) and the moderator of the meeting (who is on the right of the projector).

Comments on Board Meeting

March 21, 2022
At the Cerritos Board of Trustees meeting, constituency leaders and teachers voiced their concerns to the board.
They and them pronouns should be used instead of gender conforming pronouns. It is easy to offend someone and deeply impact an individuals perception of self identity and life. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Let’s talk about they and them pronouns

February 9, 2022
Gender isn't as black and white as some might think. Sometimes, it's a little bit of both, or another color that one initially thought was another.
Cerritos Community College is an excellent school for students to attend straight out of high school.

Campuses postpones in-person learning

January 13, 2022
The first two weeks of all lecture-only courses have been moved online due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases across the state.
Students receive their wristbands before entering Cerritos College campus. Their wristband confirms they have no symptoms of COVID-19.

Campus check-in stations need stronger screenings

December 15, 2021

The College’s check-in policy for individuals attending in-person classes is filled with irony. Students, faculty and visitors must enter the campus before confirming they do not have COVID-19 and then...

The parking lot at this intersection 166th and Studebaker in Norwalk is currently undergoing renovations. The forum held a Q&A for members of the community to voice their concerns.

Community forum discusses parking lot updates

December 8, 2021

Cerritos College has planned to continue making improvements to the parking lot on the corner of 166th street and Studebaker. Aesthetic and security enhancements have been made in the area previously....

Cerritos community college has been experiencing a decline in covid-19 cases since the vaccine mandate has been enforced.

COVID-19 cases on campus this semester

December 7, 2021

Despite campus efforts to minimize covid cases at Cerritos upon return to campus there have been 64 known cases recorded from students and college employees. Current trends suggest that the implementation...

The veterans center is up for renovations and will be ready next year with a new and finished look.

Veterans gather for mixer, discuss resources available on campus

November 11, 2021

The kickoff to Cerritos College veterans week was the Veterans Past and Present Virtual Mixer attended by Cerritos College faculty and former students who got together via zoom on Nov 8. to share their...

Host Brittany Lundeen helped organize the first generation day event held on zoom Nov. 8.

First Gen Day panel & student fair

November 10, 2021

First-generation students and teachers all got together on Nov. 8 via zoom to discuss the many resources at Cerritos College that have helped them to further their education. Faculty gave students one-on-one...

Sophomore wide receiver No. 10, Bailey Torres takes the handoff on an outside zone sweep on the Falcon’s second offensive possession. Torres takes the ball to the 1-yard line as he is stopped by a Tigers defender on Nov. 6.

Riverside Tigers maul Falcons, fight breaks out after game

November 9, 2021

The Cerritos College Falcons football team loses another game in the final seconds of the fourth quarter on the road against Riverside City College Tigers 40 – 38 and a fight broke out on the field after...

ADHD comes with both strengths and challenges. This picture lists some of the traits (positive, negative, and neutral) related to ADHD. Photo credit: MissLunaRose12

ADHD students discuss life with the disorder

November 3, 2021
Vincent Medina and Lily Marmolejo discuss how they manage ADHD to bring to the issue.
The papel picado workshop held in honor of Latinx heritage month was hosted by counselor Rosa Carrillo started off with a keynote presentation explaining the history behind paper picado.

Cerritos celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with cultural workshop

October 28, 2021

The papel picado workshop hosted by Cerritos College counselor Rosa Carrillo in honor of Latinx Heritage Month taught attendees the significance and history of papel picado and how to create their own...

The type of therapy session where tea is spilled, truths are told and reality is unveiled.

Tea Time Therapy podcast

October 20, 2021
In today's therapy session with Karen, Dr. Johnson offers words of wisdom and guidance. This is a satire podcast on the vaccine mandate being implemented Spring 2022.
As menstruation occurs, painful symptoms such as cramps, bloating, fatigue, dizziness and weakness affect individuals. Its important to take time to rest during the process.

Young girls should get excused absences for menstrual pain

October 14, 2021

Young women should not be penalized for missing school days as a result of their bodily functions. Schools exempt children and young adults from physical activities, school days and extracurricular...

Cerritos college faculty and staff picket on the corner of Alondra and Studebaker during contract negotiations with the college on Oct. 6, 2021. The district wants to implement a CAP on healthcare plans that will increase premiums raising the costs for full-time employees.

College upsets full-time employees with healthcare negotiations

October 7, 2021
Cerritos College disappoints employees with ongoing healthcare negotiations and district criticizes educators for "interfering with students academic objectives".
Before the football team was shut down on September 24. The coach is seen orientating his players on the field September 11.

Falcons football COVID-19 outbreak

October 7, 2021

Cerritos College football team suffered from a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in 18 months since the campus has reopened. The team was temporarily shut down on Sept. 24 due to delayed test results....

Cerritos College Convocation celebrated staff and students  hard work and dedication. They also celebrated the grants the college received during the event on Sept. 30, 2021. Photo credit: Vincent Medina

Convocation celebrates students, faculty, grants toward better education

October 5, 2021

Cerritos College held its 2021-2022 Convocation on Sept. 30, where President Dr. Jose Fierro made many announcements and thanked faculty members for all their hard efforts despite the pandemic. Dr....

Cerritos College students report their mental health is deteriorating. The college offers multiple resources for mental health issues during the Fall 2021 semester. Photo credit: Vincent Medina

Cerritos College students advocate for more social activities to improve mental health

September 30, 2021

Cerritos College students claim to feel tired, stressed and anxious as midterms are approaching. While some students have taken advantage of the support offered by the college to sustain their mental health,...

Cerritos College is the victim of a massive financial aid scam that affects most California Community Colleges. The school reported that approximately a million dollars were lost as a result on Sept. 22, 2021. Photo credit: Vincent Medina

Million dollar financial aid scam hits Cerritos College

September 22, 2021

Cerritos Community College was amongst the string of California Community Colleges that fell victim to the federal financial aid scam made by fake students admissions. Cerritos College received about 9,000...

Dear pro-birthers, a woman isnt an incubator

Dear pro-birthers, a woman isn’t an incubator

September 16, 2021

Once again men are deciding what women should do with their bodies, if you don't have a uterus mind your business. With the new Texas abortion law sign by Greg Abbott, which bans abortions past six...

A vaccinated person leaves the FEMA operated vaccination site at Miami Dade College - North Campus in Miami on Monday, April 5, 2021. Florida is now seeing a record number of deaths as the delta variant continues to surge through much of the U.S. Photo credit: Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS

California Community Colleges should mandate COVID-19 vaccines

September 2, 2021

California Community Colleges need to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all students and faculty in order to protect everyone on campus and the community. Major universities are setting the example by...

Cerritos College is offering the COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna, to students ahead of the college vaccine mandate on September 30, 2021. Daisy Sotis receives her COVID-19 vaccine at Wesley Health Center.

Cerritos College offers students Moderna vaccine

August 26, 2021

Cerritos College is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and free testing to students who would like to protect themselves from the virus and help prevent the spread of the virus on campus. “The...

Meximos Garcia inspects the check-in questionnaire from two students on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. He gives them a wristband to show they have no symptoms of COVID-19. Photo credit: Vincent Medina

Students struggle to check-in & get to class on time

August 19, 2021
Students arrived on campus confused about new safety protocols before entering class.
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