Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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.

Wings Zine Page - Editors Note

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Wings Zine Page - Pandemic Puppies

Wings Zine Page – Pandemic Puppies

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

Ojos Locos sports bar opening in Downey

Lily Marmolejo and Alexia Naranjo 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.
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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

The US is becoming a country where Roe V. Wade is no longer applicable and women's rights are in danger.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

Lily Marmolejo and Samuel Chacko 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

Lily Marmolejo, Editor in Chief 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.
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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

Roman Acosta and Lily Marmolejo 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

Samuel Chacko and Lily Marmolejo March 21, 2022
At the Cerritos Board of Trustees meeting, constituency leaders and teachers voiced their concerns to the board.
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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

Lily Marmolejo, Matthew Espinosa, and Kara Alexander 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

Lily Marmolejo, Editor in Chief 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

Jazmin Taha and Lily Marmolejo December 15, 2021
The campus check-in policy for individuals attending class on campus lacks logic and includes false advertisment.

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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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor December 8, 2021
The community gave input on the parking lot located on 166th and Studebaker.
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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor December 7, 2021
Since returning to campus there have been 64 reported cases of COVID-19 affecting students and college employees over the course of four months.

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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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor November 11, 2021
Former students veterans from Cerritos College and faculty members came together on Nov. 8. to catch up with one another and discuss the many opportunities offered to veterans and how those opportunities have helped them.
Host Brittany Lundeen helped organize the first generation day event held on zoom Nov. 8.

First Gen Day panel & student fair

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor November 10, 2021
On Nov. 8, first generation faculty and students shared their experiences in college as a first generation student along with the difficulties they encountered and gave advice to students on mental health.
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

Roman Acosta and Lily Marmolejo November 9, 2021
Wild finish that ends in a brawl for the Falcons
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

Vincent Medina and Lily Marmolejo 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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor October 28, 2021
Learn about the history behind paper picado and how to create your own papel picado banner.

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

Tea Time Therapy podcast

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor 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

Fatima Durrani and Lily Marmolejo October 14, 2021
It’s time to give more attention to young women’s health issues and excuse their absences for menstrual pain.
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

Lily Marmolejo and Jazmin Taha 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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor October 7, 2021
Dr. Fierro addresses rumors regarding the COVID-19 outbreak on the football team. The game was canceled against SouthWestern and is rescheduled for Nov. 20.
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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor October 5, 2021
The President of Cerritos College announced the colleges secret to success along with the campuses achievement this year.
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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor September 30, 2021
As the year progresses, there is a drastic decline in Cerritos College students' mental health.

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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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor September 22, 2021
Cerritos College receives about 9,000 fake student applications, resulting in an approximate million dollar loss for the college.
Dear pro-birthers, a woman isnt an incubator

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

Jazmin Taha, Robert Yeutter, and Lily Marmolejo September 16, 2021
Pro-birth isn't the same as pro-life there's a difference, abortion is healthcare and not offering a choice is the real problem.
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

California Community Colleges are the largest academic institutions in our country, but with few colleges require COVID-19 vaccines, a unified call for leadership is necessary to mandate all 116 campuses require proof of vaccination in order to protect students and faculty staff.
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

Lily Marmolejo, News Editor August 26, 2021
Cerritos College offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Health Services building ahead of the vaccine mandate on September 30.
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

Lily Marmolejo and Vincent Medina August 19, 2021
Students arrived on campus confused about new safety protocols before entering class.
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