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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Luis Guzman

Luis Guzman, Managing Multimedia Editor

Fall 2014

Hey guys and gals, my name is Luis Guzman. I am journalism student at Cerritos College, I’ve been going there for about three years now. I have been involved with Talon Marks, the newspaper for Cerritos College, for five semesters. I have done mostly everything there is to do in Talon Marks; covering breaking news, page design, video production, podcast production, and photography. I like to read in my off time, mostly books about science fiction and horror. I also like to write fiction of my own, mostly poetry and short fiction. The career I have in mind would involve anything that has to do with creative writing and maybe writing some articles for newspapers here and there.

All content by Luis Guzman

New characters introduced in ‘The House of Black and White’

April 24, 2015

The second episode of Game Of Thrones, titled "The House of Black and White," is building up steam like a locomotive train.Overall, the episode turned out better than last week's premiere, despite how...

Battles, deceit, sex, ‘Thrones’

April 15, 2015

It’s felt like an eternity since the last time we saw the Game of Thrones television series, but Sunday it returned and it continued with the storylines that have captivated the masses. For those...

Video game competition ends in a two-way tie capping off Falcon Games

March 27, 2015

Club members button-mashed their way to victory in the final day of the Falcon Games on Thursday, March 26. It was a tie for first place with Psychology club, Architecture and Technology club taking...

University professor explains female terrorism

March 24, 2015

What is terrorism and what makes a terrorist? These were just some of the topics that were discussed at a seminar hosted by Professor John Haas on Tuesday, March 25 in the Teleconference Center from...

Success without television

Success without television

January 17, 2015

Students who want to succeed have to stop procrastinating and start focusing on college. I know I might sound like every mom or dad in the world, or every high school teacher with a suede brown...

Broken elevator leaves students stranded

Broken elevator leaves students stranded

January 13, 2015

Update: Jan. 13 2:20 p.m., Dr. Lucinda Aborn, dean of the disabled students program and services, responded to our interview.  Students are left without the use of the elevator in the Social Science...

Free tuition has no downsides

Free tuition has no downsides

January 13, 2015

College is expensive. Obama’s proposal to give free community college to everyone in the United States is a beautiful idea. Obama’s current proposal, if it is passed into law, would require...

Falcons defense stalls LA Southwest for first conference win of the season

Falcons’ defense stalls LA Southwest for first conference win of the season

January 10, 2015

The men's basketball team won its first conference game in a home contest against Los Angeles Southwest on Jan. 9. Russ May, head coach for the Falcons, said that his team was focused after the...

Falcons blowout LA Southwest, to go 2-0 in conference play

Falcons blowout LA Southwest, to go 2-0 in conference play

January 10, 2015

Despite turning the ball over 23 times, the women's basketball team's defense helped them get a win over Los Angeles Southwest at 72-50. The Falcon's defense limited the Cougars to 7-34 from the...

Charlie Hebdo massacre should not encourage censorship

Charlie Hebdo massacre should not encourage censorship

January 9, 2015

What happened in France is shocking. The terrorist attack in France is a sad and unfortunate event, it was a blatant attack on the fundamental freedoms of society. Two gunmen came into the office...

Forward Nayeli Requejo drives the ball against a Santiago Canyon defender in the CCCAA State Champioship game. Requejo would win the Most Valuable Player award.

The Falcons three-peat in a win over the Hawks

December 8, 2014

Cerritos College shutout Santiago Canyon with goals from Nayeli Requejo and Jazmin Aguas to win their third State Championship in a row on Dec. 7. Falcons Head Coach Ruben Gonzalez was so thrilled for...

Defender Christian Hernandez maneuvers away from Mt. SAC midfielder Juan Ortega in the CCCAA State Championship game.

Men’s soccer state champions, Johnson crucial in win

December 7, 2014

Men’s soccer became the 2014 State Champions in a 3-1 victory over Mt. San Antonio College, with Forward Connor Johnson scoring all three goals in the victory. The excitement for head coach Benny...

Overtime win sends Falcons to the State Championship Game

December 7, 2014

Cerritos College came from behind to win in a double-overtime game against Fresno City, 2-1, on Dec. 5. Fresno City managed to score late in the first half the game and held the Falcons to just five...

Falcons head to the State Championship with close win over Taft

December 6, 2014

Cerritos College Men’s Soccer Team beat Taft College, 1-0, in a closely contested match to advance to the State Finals on Dec. 5. The Falcons started the first half with 10 shots and keeping the...

Women’s soccer approaching the Final Four semifinals

December 6, 2014

The Cerritos College women's soccer team will play a pivotal playoff game against Fresno City College to see who goes to the State Finals on Dec. 5th. The Falcons are coming off a 2-1 win against Santa...

Semi-finals preview: Cerritos vs Taft

December 6, 2014

The Cerritos College men's soccer team will seek to advance to the State Championship Finals in its semifinal game against Taft College. The Falcons beat Oxnard College in penalties to secure the team's...

Aguas sends Falcons to CCCAA final four

November 29, 2014

Jazmin Aguas' last-minute goal helped Cerritos College advance to the California Community College Athletic Association Final Four with a 2-1 win over Cypress College. The Falcons managed to score two...

Women’s Soccer advances to 3rd round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs

November 28, 2014

The women’s soccer team advanced to the third round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs with a 5-0 win over Santa Monica College on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The Falcons held Santa Monica to two...

Puente Program empowers students for the next level

November 20, 2014

"Once a Puentesta, always a Puentesta" is a motto for many of the students enrolled in the Puente Program; students that come from different social or economic backgrounds. The Puente Program, a statewide...

Thanksgiving is ironic, a replacement should be considered

November 18, 2014

I don't want to be a grouch or anything like that, but I hate Thanksgiving and here is why. Thanksgiving is a holiday that has so much influence here in the United States, the same impact Christmas...

[Video] Veterans honored in ceremony

November 10, 2014

Cerritos College was a host to a veterans day ceremony on Nov. 10. Speakers at the event talked about the sacrifice veterans undertake and the importance of serving the military.

Bike thefts, library issues addressed in Student Life committee

November 8, 2014

Issues about campus safety and access to resources were addressed at the Student Life Committee meeting Thursday, Nov. 6. In the meeting, Police Chief Tom Gallivan talked about the spike in bike thefts,...

Students walked down the library sidewalk during the Job Fair on Tuesday.
It was organzied by Career Services, hosting companies like Chipotle and FedEx.

Job Fair offers students employment opportunities

October 21, 2014

Students packed the library sidewalk at Cerritos College on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to see the different jobs. Some of the employers included such names as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tilly’s and FedEx Ground. Synnikiu...

[Video] Oct. 16 | News Roundup

October 17, 2014

Carlos Holguin gives the lowdown on news for the week.

New director set to make his debut with ‘All in the Timing’

October 14, 2014

Many acting hopefuls were lined up outside of the Burnight Center with the hopes to catch a spot in the "All in the Timing" play on Monday, Oct. 13. 22 roles are up for grabs for students who want to...

Some clubs did not immediately begin their float building due to the unavailability of the money needed and lack of members attending. They will be working on their floats until the Homecoming game.

[Photo] Rough start to a week of float building

October 13, 2014

Some clubs did not immediately begin their float building due to the unavailability of the money needed and lack of members attending. They will be working on their floats until the Homecoming game.

[Video] Week Of Oct. 5 | News Roundup

October 10, 2014

Daniel Green gives the lowdown on Cerritos College news for the week of Oct. 5. Take a look.

Former congress members advocate student say

September 30, 2014

Congress to Campus, a non-profit organization made up of former congress members, held a webinar to garner democratic participation from students on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Teleconference Center.Congress...

Students have the power to change the community

September 26, 2014

Cerritos College is going through significant changes that can have an enormous impact on students, and these changes can have repercussions for us in the long run. Elections for board of trustees can...

Not so ‘Fresh and Natural’ after all

September 24, 2014

Fresh and Natural getting a “C” rating is not acceptable for Cerritos College students. The students deserve something better than this. At first, it was a good idea having a new food vendor coming...

Accreditation deficiencies of college discussed | Board of Trustees

September 19, 2014

In a special meeting involving accreditation reports, the Board of Trustees were told to change the ways things operated on Thursday, Sept.18. Dr. Marie Smith, a former college president and member...

New senate meeting promises better crew

September 17, 2014

The final positions for majority leader, minority leader, senate liaison and other positions are still waiting to be filled, according to the Associated Students of Cerritos College's first senate meeting...

Senate election results introduce new and returning members

September 13, 2014

All the students who ran for ASCC Senate this past Wednesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 11, 35 in total, will be making up the current spots for the 2014 Fall Semester, announced on Tuesday, Aug....

[Video] 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.

Jose L. Centeno, graphic design major, looks at one of the many pieces of art with a friend in the Savage Sentamentality portion of the art gallery. The art gallery featured artist outside of Cerritos College. Photo credit: Luis Guzman

Art Gallery pushes the boundaries of art

September 8, 2014

Cerritos College was host to an art gallery on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in FA-50. The art gallery included two separate themes, Savage Sentimentality and Superficial Landscape. Savage Sentimentality focused...

Football prepares against Saddleback

September 5, 2014

  The football team will kick-off the season against Saddleback College 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Falcon Stadium.

Memorial held for late coach Nancy Kelly

September 3, 2014

A memorial for former softball coach Nancy Kelly took place at the softball stadium Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. It helped remember the life of Kelly and her contributions to the sports program at Cerritos...

[Video] Falcons keen on opener against Saddleback

September 1, 2014

The Cerritos College football team will have its first game of the season against Saddleback on Saturday, Sept. 6. Last season, the football team finished with an overall record of 7-4 and a conference...

Sophmore Edzon Cuevas Midfielder (Right) and Freshman Andy Ramirez Midfielder (Left)

Looking for three-peat, state championship

August 30, 2014

The Cerritos College men's soccer team finished with an overall record of 15-5-4, and finished 8-3-3 in conference play last season. The top scorers of the team include Thiago Lusardi, former Cerritos...

ASCC Budget Orientation shows students, faculty how to use school funds

August 30, 2014

Cerritos College held a Budget Orientation on Aug. 27. The purpose of the orientation was to show students and faculty the Associated Students of Cerritos College's (ASCC) Budget of the 2014-2015 year,...

Ways to unwind from school with technology

August 29, 2014

College can take control of your life, but that shouldn't be the case. College students should keep their minds off the textbooks and assignments to find some comfort with their entertainment devices. It...

Podcast: Stress and college life

August 28, 2014

The Talon Marks staff talk about the stresses that go with being a college student. We talk about what kind of things that stress us out as students and how we cope with it. Participants: Abraham Venegas Richard...

[Video] Summer 2014 News Recap

August 23, 2014

These are the events that happened this past summer semester for Cerritos College.   New Liberal Arts, DSPS building dedicated with ribbon-cutting ceremony: http://bit.ly/1rvyJCE Accreditation...

Jose Altamirano, a mechanical engineer major, decided to stop by and get a burger before class.

[Video] Welcome Week continued with second In-N-Out giveaway

August 20, 2014

In-N-Out paid a visit for the second time this week Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., welcoming new and returning students to the campus. The ASCC once again showed support for the students...

Womens soccer champion dies

Women’s soccer champion dies

August 8, 2014

Cerritos College women's soccer player Jasmine Cornejo died due to a seizure on Sunday, Aug. 3.  She was 20-years-old. Not a lot of information has been revealed about her death. The cause of the seizure...

Accreditation Commission issues warnings to Cerritos College

August 2, 2014

Cerritos College was issued warnings from the Accreditation Commission after a report from the External Evaluation Team during the month of July. Despite the warnings, Cerritos College will still be...

[Video] New Liberal Arts, DSPS building dedicated with ribbon-cutting ceremony

July 17, 2014

Liberal Arts and the Disabled Students Programs and Services have a new home in the newly finished LA and DSPS building. President Linda Lacy began the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday,...

Uncovering what depression really is

May 19, 2014

Depression is one of many mental illnesses that affect people all around the world. Antonio Garcia, Business Management major, shared his thoughts on what depression means to him. “Depression is...

Games N Stuff: favorite weapons in video games and television

May 14, 2014

Check out our video, we talked about our favorite weapons in video games and television.

Games N Stuff: favorite video game Bosses

May 14, 2014

Luis "LRG" Guzman, Grester and Gustavo talk about their favorite bosses in video games and what they liked about the battles.

Games N Stuff: female gamer problems

May 14, 2014

A special edition of Games N Stuff. We discuss about the problems and roles that female gamers face.

Games N Stuff: upcoming exciting releases

May 14, 2014

This week Games N Stuff talks about the video games that we are excited for this year. Mentions are The Order 1886, Wasteland 2 and The Last Guardian.

Games N Stuff: the best stealth games

May 14, 2014

Want to know what stealth are our favorites? Check out our video on our picks on the best stealth games.

Games N Stuff: Video game movie adaptations

May 14, 2014

This is the first episode of Games N Stuff, where we talk video games and other stuff. In this video, we talk about video games that are being adapted into movies.

Softball players win first Team All-South Coast Conference

May 7, 2014

Three Cerritos College softball players were recognized for their season's performance this past week. The players receiving the awards are: Ariana Mejia, Sophomore 3rd basemen; Jaimie Ramirez, Sophomore...

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman come at you with a Game 5 preview for the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors game at the Staples Center. Also, is Donald Sterling the X-factor?

Donald Sterling’s hold on the Clippers, Game 5 will be different

April 30, 2014

Denny Cristales and Luis Guzman come at you with a Game 5 preview for the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors game at the Staples Center. Is Donald Sterling the X-factor? The Los Angeles Clippers...

Reportedly a female student was causing a disturbance, throwing office supplies including a staff-persons computer monitor at the Disabled Students Program and Services building.

Student causes disturbance in the DSPS building

April 29, 2014

A disturbance happened at the Disabled Student Programs and Services around noon time on Tuesday, April 29. Reportedly, a female student was causing a disturbance, throwing office supplies, including...

Child Development Center promotes earlier literacy in children

April 17, 2014

The Child Development Center held a book sale on April 14. The book sale will last until the end of this week. Child Development has been participating in Scholastic book fairs since spring of 2012....

Alexus Dalton warms up on the track before practice. Photo credit: Luis Guzman

Track and Field looks to compete at high level for state championships

April 15, 2014

The Cerritos College track and field team qualified for the State Championships in Mt. San Antonio with its performances in the Southern California Decathlon Championships on April 8 and 9. Alexus Dalton,...

Review: Game of Thrones fourth season returns with solid episode

April 15, 2014

The season four premiere of Game of Thrones was a solid episode that introduced new characters and story lines to keep fans of the show stuck to the television. The aftermath of the Red Wedding changed...

Election candidates promise change for Cerritos College

April 11, 2014

Talon Marks presented the 2014 Presidential and Trustee debate forum on April 10. The candidates debated on issues concerning Cerritos College. Presidential and Trustee candidates were asked questions...

Anti-abortionists share their controversial message

April 10, 2014

The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust visited campus on Tuesday, April 8 and brought pictures and handouts to educate the students of Cerritos College of the consequences of choosing to get an abortion. Students...

Joe Abing, coach of the mens swimming team, instructs his swimmers on what they are going to do during practice. Photo credit: Luis Guzman

Fatigued swimming team looks ahead to Golden West Invitational

April 1, 2014

The Cerritos College men’s swimming team will be swimming in its next meet at the Golden West Invitational on Friday, April 4. Joe Abing, men’s swimming coach for Cerritos College, wants this...

Sophomore Henry Rodriguez seconds away from beginning his lap across the Cerritos College pool. Photo credit: Luis Guzman

Diving team has high hopes for Pasadena Invitational

April 1, 2014

The diving team, made up of mostly beginners, is looking to improve in their upcoming Pasadena Invitational that will be held Friday, April 4. Glen Myer, diving coach for Cerritos College, believes...

Randy Baldwin practices for swimming, even though he is also a diver. According to diving head coach Glen Myer, Baldwin is a much improved diver. Photo credit: Luis Guzman

Cerritos College athlete Randy Baldwin juggles multiple sports

April 1, 2014

Some athletes can only handle one sport but there are people like Randy Baldwin, who can juggle many collegiate responsibilities. Baldwin is currently involved with the swimming, diving and water...

Falcon Games will provide fun and entertainment for all

April 1, 2014

Judy Yip, criminal justice major, is looking forward to competing with other students at the Falcon Games. The Falcon Games will last three weeks, starting Thursday, April 3. One week will be dedicated...

Candidates to campaign for upcoming election

April 1, 2014

Cerritos College will be having elections to fill the roles of leaders in student government starting April 16. The elections will include a presidential spot, student trustee spot and a vice-president...

Performers shine in music recital

April 1, 2014

The Applied Music Program held a music recital on Wednesday, March 26 at the music department. Dr. Christine Lopez, director of the Applied Music and Piano Studies Program, was really pleased with the...

Spring Festival 2014 begins

April 1, 2014

Check out our video on the first day of the 2014 Spring Festival at Cerritos College. As always, don't forget to... Like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/talonmarks Follow us in Twitter: www.twitter.com/talonmarks

Sleeping for more than just the pleasure

March 24, 2014

Learn how sleeping can actually affect your studying in a big way. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Leave it down below in the comment section. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalonMarks Like...

Sleeping for more than just the pleasure

March 24, 2014

Sleep seems to get lost in all the things that must get done so that you can get a good grade in school. However, it is more important than it gets credit for. Sleep can be the deciding factor whether...

Coffee can make you live longer

March 4, 2014

Watch our informational video on coffee. Learn about the harms and benefits that it can have on our bodies.

Code Red: What if Cerritos College doesn’t come up to snuff?

February 21, 2014

With Cerritos College going through accreditation review, many scenarios arise as to what will happen when worst comes to worst. Frank Mixson, Faculty coach of accrediation, said, " I feel like we're...

ASCC aims to unify students by ‘Making Waves’

February 11, 2014

ASCC is looking to choose a theme that would unite Cerritos College, as a whole. The "Making Waves" presentation was an event that occurred Thursday, Feb. 6 that would help Cerritos College go down that...

New Court Justice and Chief Court Justice fill remaining seats

February 4, 2014

The Judicial Court met for its second time this semester on Tuesday, Feb. 4., as two new members filled some of the vacant seats in Judicial Court. Michael Melindo, Nursing major, was announced as a...

[Video] Family and kids have fun in the snow

February 4, 2014

The Child Development club hosted it's annual Snow Day event at Cerritos College. Don't forget to... Like our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/TalonMarksNews Follow us on Twitter: @talonmarks Subscribe...

Federal minimum wage increase has students wondering

January 31, 2014

President Barack Obama urged Congress members, during his annual State of the Union Address, that Congress has to take action by passing legislation and raising the federal minimum wage up to $10.10. Angelina...

Students find ways to breaking free of bad study habits

January 30, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhxaaqjf9SI&feature;=share&list;=UUJKAqbBlY7sQFzWsCAlMoFg (Olguin) Hello everybody, it's Gustavo Olguin reporting with Talon Marks at Cerritos College and today we are walking...

New senators approved for spring semester

January 29, 2014

New students were introduced into the government in the first two senate meetings of 2014. The new group of 11 new senators include Eduardo Aponte, Josephine Diaz, Francis Fernandez, Shawn Tung and...

Students break free of bad study habits

January 28, 2014

Talon Marks Managing Editor, Gustavo Olguin, asks students how they break their bad study habits to succeed in college (Olguin) Hello everybody, it's Gustavo Olguin reporting with Talon Marks at Cerritos...

(As shown from left to right) Richard Borjas, Maritza Olmos and Juan David Camerena anxiously wait as the ASCC senate members cast votes on their approval to be assistant executive members.Photo credit: Larissa Morales

New senators and future events discussed in Senate meeting

January 23, 2014

"I took a position that assumes a lot of responsibility. Now I have the obligation to go through with that," Melanie Serrano, engineering major, said, who joined four other students to become new senators...

[Video] Guide on places to eat and study at Cerritos College

January 16, 2014

Talon Marks News Editor Denny Cristales shows students where the  best spots to eat and study can be found on campus

New senators get settled as initiatives are discussed in first meeting

January 16, 2014

Six new senators were appointed in the first Associated Students of Cerritos College Senate meeting of the 2014 spring semester on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The new senators make up of four freshman Eduardo...

Movies deserve sequels to tell unfinished stories

January 14, 2014

There are plenty of movies out there that deserve a sequel, but they never really get one. These sequels would continue the story line or answer questions that have been puzzling audiences. One movie...

The Marked Ones will make you cringe and crack up

January 7, 2014

"Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones" provided a fresh take in the paranormal series revives what has almost become stagnant in the very popular series. Some parts of the movie were scary, but the...

Rated O for only fantasy

December 12, 2013

Video games are a source of many ways of progress toward a means. Video games don’t have a bad influence on people in the real world. They are a source where we can vent our stress, our frustration...

Top teams and losers coming into the World Cup

Top teams and losers coming into the World Cup

December 11, 2013

Wondering who can be the top dog in the upcoming World Cup? Check out our podcast. We talk about favorites to win the World Cup as well as what teams might make a surprise.

Dr. Duff becomes Vice President of the Western Regional Psi Beta Psychology Honors Society

December 10, 2013

Dr. Kimberely Duff will step into the role of Vice president of the Western Regional Psi Beta Psychology Honors Society. Dr. Duff will begin her term starting January 2014 all the way through December...

Order of The Falcon brings life to the game of Quidditch

December 10, 2013

We talked to the International Quidditch Association and Order of The Falcons members about Quidditch, a sport that originated from the very popular Harry Potter movie series. The game is played in 300...

Covered California at Cerritos College

December 9, 2013

Speakers Dan Sanger and Rich Hines talked about the Affordable Care Act for both Faculty and Students.

The World Cup group draw results

The World Cup group draw results

December 6, 2013

Hey everybody. Today we are looking at the group draw for the 2014 World Cup that is being hosted by Brazil. We will briefly talk about who might come out on top and who might be left out of the group...

The Walking Dead Podcast: Mid-season finale

‘The Walking Dead’ Podcast: Mid-season finale

December 5, 2013

Hey y'all. This is our final podcast this year for 'The Walking Dead' Podcast. Sorry if you guys couldn't see the podcast for the seventh episode, we had some technical difficulties that didn't allows...

Intimacy in relationship lecture

November 26, 2013

Dr. Mary Ann Larson was the speaker for the psychology club's lecture on intimacy in a relationship on November 22, 2013.

The Walking Dead Podcast: Episode 6

The Walking Dead Podcast: Episode 6

November 20, 2013

We analyze and review the sixth episode of 'The Walking Dead'. Spoiler Alert!!! Don't listen to the podcast if you haven't watched the episode. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121114716"...

Shoe City Open presents a paralympic event at Falcon Stadium

November 18, 2013

A paralympic event funded by Shoe City and supported by the Cerritos College track and field team, was held last Saturday at the football and track field with 43 athletes from 13 states and two countries...

‘Do you hear what I hear?’ piano lecture series

November 18, 2013

The music department hosted the concert lecture series 'Do you hear what I hear?'.

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