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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor

Luis is very big on baseball and tries to attend as many games as he can when there are no classes, of course.

When he is not in class or attending a baseball game, he enjoys listening to music, specifically Hip-Hop and Banda.

Specifically Banda MS, Banda La Adictiva and Banda El Recodo.

All content by Luis Lemus
Coach Russell May leads the Cerritos College mens basketball team during his 11th year as head coach. He has led his team to four straight 20-win seasons. Courtesy of Cerritos College Sports Information Office

After 11 years of leading the Falcons, Coach Russell May is nowhere near done

Jazmin Taha and Luis Lemus May 18, 2020
The coach has been a part of the Cerritos men's basketball program for 17 years and is still achieving great things.
Rose Buds is a cannabis-friendly column intended for readers 21 years and older. We encourage only legal and responsible enjoyment of all cannabis products.

Rose Buds: Such a thing as ‘too much’

Kianna Znika, Rebecca Aguila, and Luis Lemus May 17, 2020
Although it is not possible to overdose on cannabis, it is important to know it's possible to reach one's own limit.
The wheelchair tennis team celebrates during the Angel City Games. This years games will be held virtually for all competitors starting in June, 2020. Photo credit: Courtesy of Angel City Sports Founder

The Angel City Games will go virtual this summer

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 15, 2020
COVID-19 causes change in venues for the competition, but not the spirit.
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Thank you

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 14, 2020
What are you thankful for this semester?
In this file photo, no fans were allowed to attend the Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, due to unrest in the city. Owners of Major League Baseball teams gave the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players union that could lead to the season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Off The Field: MLB owners and players union in talks for guidelines of 2020 season

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 12, 2020
Will both sides come to an agreement?
Cerritos professors reflect on the move to online-only

Cerritos professors reflect on the move to online-only

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 12, 2020
How did they do it and what lessons have they learned themselves?
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field Podcast: Jordan Love

Derrick Coleman, Luis Lemus, and Robtrell Scott May 10, 2020
A guest speaker will be speaking with Rob, Derrick and Luis.
Andy Hurtado, Cerritos College Baseball, pitcher working out at home during the quarantine Photo credit: Courtesy of Andy Hurtado

Quarantine Blues: Baseball team reflects on season cut short

Luis Lemus and Derrick Coleman May 9, 2020
Falcon baseball players and head coach reflect on the short season due to COVID-19 and preparing for the 2021 spring season.
The unanimous 5-0 vote in Antioch, CA, removed Ken Turnage II from his position after suggesting those with weak immune systems are a drain on society. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Turning the page on Turnage II

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 8, 2020
Antioch councilman's remarks towards those with compromised immune systems signifies a need for better leadership.
Veronica and Shenelle Amador share their thoughts on motherhood and Mothers Day. Its much more than a Hallmark holiday, Veronica said. Photo credit: Courtesy of Veronica Amador

Mothers share thoughts on raising children

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 8, 2020
What were they thinking once they met their child for the first time?
Sacramento River Cats Manny Ramirez follows through on a first inning single against the Fresno Grizzlies, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Fresno, California.

Off The Field: Manny Ramirez is at it again

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 8, 2020
Ramirez has “an itch” to return to baseball.
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Thank you, MS

Luis Lemus May 8, 2020
I will continue fighting you, Multiple Sclerosis, but I truly thank you.
Texas Techs Hunter Dobbins (42) pitches in a nonconference game March 14, 2010 against Stetson at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Dobbins is set to compete in the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational slated for June 4-6 in his hometown of Bryan, Texas.

Off The Field: Collegiate Baseball Invitational is back

Luis Lemus May 7, 2020
Baseball is making a comeback, if only at a collegiate level.
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Mentally healthy

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 6, 2020
What do you do when you feel weak, mentally?
Angel City Sports: Local organization provides sports to the disabled community

Angel City Sports: Local organization provides sports to the disabled community

Luis Lemus and Derrick Coleman May 2, 2020
How to keep up the competition, despite having a disability.
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field Podcast: The NFL Draft

Robtrell Scott, Derrick Coleman, and Luis Lemus May 2, 2020
Thoughts on the NFL Draft going over The Last Dance documentary series and saying our Mt. Rushmore of NBA players.
Even the LG Twins mascots wore masks during the teams Korean Baseball Organization season opener against the Doosan Bears in Seoul, South Korea, on May 5, 2020.

Off The Field: Bring back live sports

Luis Lemus May 2, 2020
ESPN needs to come up with fresh material to air on-screen.
This is Maxx on chill mode. Maxx is a dog that means a lot to Luis, as he is a welcomed distraction both during the pandemic and before it.

A Day in the Life of Luis: A way to gain distraction

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor May 2, 2020
A welcomed distraction during quarantine
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Why am I still here?

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 30, 2020
The answer might be simpler than you think! i
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field Podcast: NFL draft and baseball update

Derrick Coleman and Luis Lemus April 26, 2020

derrick coleman: Hello, and welcome back to off the field. I'm Derrick. Luis: I'm Luis. derrick Coleman: So Luis, do you want to talk a little bit about what we're gonna talk about today. Luis:...

USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (6) makes a reception against Oregon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 2, 2019. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Diamonds in the rough shine in the second round

Luis Lemus April 26, 2020
What did teams do with their second-round picks?
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred pauses before answering a question about the Houston Astros while holding his press conference during the Florida Governors Dinner kicking off spring training at the Atlanta Braves CoolToday Park on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Off The Field: MLB commissioner discovers Red Sox cheated in 2018

Luis Lemus April 25, 2020
Now we know that the commissioner has dropped the ball two times in one off-season. But how did it happen again?
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi is going back to South Korea until the coronavirus pandemic in the United States subsides.
DIRK SHADD/Tampa Bay Times

Off The Field: MLB should stop dragging its heels

Luis Lemus April 25, 2020
If baseball season is getting underway in Korea and Taiwan, why not here?
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: If you don’t use it, you lose it

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 23, 2020
"Falling on your backside definitely hurts but it's a great reminder to keep up the practice and stay on your feet."
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: COVID and living with a disability

Luis Lemus April 21, 2020
Life during the pandemic is just like living your normal life, with a few adjustments for the situation.
Off The Field is a podcast dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Podcasts are published weekly.

Off The Field podcast: Quarantine

Derrick Coleman, Luis Lemus, and Robtrell Scott April 18, 2020

Derrick Hello, and welcome to off the field. I'm Derrick. Luis I'm Luis Rob Rob Scott. Derrick Go ahead Rob do You want to introduce today's topic. Rob Today we want to talk about off the...

Mia Carbajal shows her backyard set up to practice water polo drills at home.

Quarantine Blues: Switching gears from swimming to water polo

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 18, 2020
With the swimming season coming to a stop, some women from the team shift focus to water polo.
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Dreams (and nightmares)

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 17, 2020
Read why Luis appreciates dreaming in this week's "A Day in the Life of Luis."
Cerritos College baseball player Andy Hurtado No. 10, poses for a picture in his home during the stay at home order. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors and only go out for essentials and resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many events, concerts and sports game.

Falcons athletes respond to possibility of MLB starting in May

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 14, 2020
Falcons baseball players share whether or not they believe MLB should start mid-May with "robot umpires."
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stands on a practice field during a spring training workout Feb. 17 in Mesa, Ariz. [ Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tri / Chicago Tribune]

Off The Field: Batter-up! Game on, Baseball.

Luis Lemus April 11, 2020
Can baseball be coming to a television screen near you in May?
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Talks of death and hook-up culture

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 9, 2020
Because everyone deserves a healthy rant every once in a while.
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Adaptation to the new normal

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor April 6, 2020
When life gives you lemons...
A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Thankful for the semester

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor March 25, 2020

Screw you, Coronavirus and wherever the hell you came out of. You are causing the world to panic, and hospitals are now in short supply of the equipment needed to best serve patients. Like I said...

A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Coronavirus

Luis Lemus, co-sports editor March 23, 2020

Covid-19 sucks. Kiss anything planned goodbye as odds are they’re either canceled or postponed. With having an already-compromised immune system, it stinks but it is better than dealing with the...

A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Purgatory?

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor March 23, 2020

Man, wasn’t that spring break fun? Of course I am saying that sarcastically. But look at it from a distance, at least we are still alive. At least I am led to believing so. Wait a minute, is...

An entrance to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles is closed on what would have been opening day if not for the coronavirus outbreak, on March 26, 2020. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Off The Field: Game (off) edition

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor March 23, 2020
With every sport coming to a grinding halt, what are we left to do?
The Houston Astros baseball team line up for the national anthem ahead of a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS)

Off The Field: Attack the Houston Astros’ any chance on that field

Luis Lemus March 9, 2020

So, we are now a few weeks into Spring training for baseball. According to the Houston Chronicle, the team gets heckled daily. Poor team, someone get them some tissue. Just as when a team puts...

A Day in the Life of Luis is a weekly personal column written by Luis Lemus.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Dealing with adversity

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor March 6, 2020

Every day people are faced with adversity in many ways. However adversity comes, do not let it lead to detriment. Overcome it and show it who’s calling the shots. I might have MS but it sure as...

Off The Field: Kincaid Field still needs lights. Why havent they fixed this?

Off The Field: Kincaid Field still needs lights. Why haven’t they fixed this?

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor February 25, 2020

The lighting system around the baseball field at Cerritos College is a joke and doesn’t seem like it has much, if any, importance to the decision-makers on campus. The Falcons baseball team had to...

Falcons successful in first game of conference play vs ELAC

Luis Lemus, Co-sports editor February 25, 2020

In a fierce and contentious back and forth game, the Cerritos College Falcons defeated the Huskies with a score of 4 to 3. They received a good game out of starting pitcher, freshman David Hays and...

10 runs in the first two innings by Santa Ana proves too much for the Falcons

10 runs in the first two innings by Santa Ana proves too much for the Falcons

Luis Lemus, Co-sports editor February 25, 2020

The first two innings of the men’s baseball game proved to be too much for the Falcons to overcome in their defeat at the hands of Santa Ana College with a final score of 13-3. At the top of the first...

A Day in the Life of Luis: Learning to leave yesterday as yesterday

Luis Lemus, Co-sports editor February 24, 2020

While the muscularity might never be there, I will always strive for it. Whether “it” is, in the gym or in the classroom. Remembering being in the gym, struggling with the weight I once would,...

“A day in the life of Luis”: My MS story

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor February 16, 2020

Happy belated Valentine's Day to all who choose to participate. I have been trying all week to think of a topic to cover today but mostly came back to that one topic: love. Choosing the negative...

“A day in the Life of Luis”: The Healthcare system is a joke

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor February 13, 2020

Let’s face it: medicine or medical treatment in the U.S. is insanely expensive. Millions of people will be forced to make a choice between having a medication to keep them alive or starve, and possibly...

The Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., on October 7, 2019. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Off The Field: Why baseball is so beautiful to me

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor February 13, 2020

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too,” Yogi Berra said, one of the game's best managers as well as one of the best catchers to ever protect the home plate. “Baseball...

An assortment of pill bottles set against the backdrop of the American flag, 1982.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Therapy and CSU’s

Luis Lemus, Co-sports editor February 6, 2020
However difficult it may be, Multiple Sclerosis cannot take away my voice and who I am. This is Luis Lemus, and this is my personal journey through the triumphs and struggles that come with living with MS.
Many fans attending the Dodgers Fan Fest stop in front of the selfie station to take their best selfie. Dodger stadium hosts all fans for the event on Jan. 25, 2020. Photo credit: Luis Lemus

Dodger Fans keep cheating scandal in mind during Fan Fest

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports Editor February 6, 2020

On a cool, clear and sunny Saturday morning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the 7th annual Dodger Fan Fest took place on Jan. 26. Fans participated in the many free activities offered to the public...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) hugs Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (21) before the game at Target Center. Photo by Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Off The Field: Kobe ‘Mamba’, it hurts to think we lost a great person

Oscar Torres and Luis Lemus February 6, 2020

The loss of Kobe Bryant will definitely be felt by many people around the world for many different reasons. Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz said after his record was broken by Michael Phelps winning his...

“A Day in the Life of Luis”: The words you never want to hear

Luis Lemus, co-sports editor January 23, 2020
However difficult it may be, Multiple Sclerosis cannot take away my voice and who I am. This is Luis Lemus, and this is my personal journey through the triumphs and struggles that come with living with MS.
Jaishon Forte freshman forward, No. 11 makes a free throw in the third quarter. The Falcons beat LA Trade Tech on Jan. 15, 2020. Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Falcons Men’s Basketball on 6-game win streak

Luis Lemus, Co-sports editor January 22, 2020

The Falcons men's basketball team appeared ready for the conference to start, having won four games straight heading into their game against Los Angeles Trade Tech on Jan. 15 at Cerritos College. The final...

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros hoists the Commissioners Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game seven to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Astrogate: The 2017 “Champions“ caught cheating

Luis Lemus, Co-Sports editor January 21, 2020
MLB concludes the investigation of the 2017 “champions”, the Huston Astros, who were found guilty of cheating their way to the World Series.

Top athletes of fall 2019

Luis Lemus December 11, 2019

Semester for Cerritos College Atheletics. It has been a very successful semester as far as Cerritos College Athletics its concerned. To start, football had a memorable season. Although they had the same...

Schoolboy Jorge Sermeno hold a US and a Salvadorean flags during the preparations for President Barack Obamas visit next week, in the town of Comasagua, 30 km southwest of San Salvador on March 17, 2011. A hundred students of the United States of America school will receive president Obama during his visit to El Salvador next March 22

Local nonprofit works to keep Salvadoran youth off streets with books while enjoying soccer

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer November 27, 2019
You soccer academy does their best to encourage youth to reach higher
Photo credit: Luis Lemus

Women’s water polo team falls to the Tigers in second round of regional playoffs

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer November 27, 2019
Falcons loss ties the bow on the 2019 season as the minds of the team shift to 2020
Two spiderman from different universe encounter themself at the Zombie fest at Cerritos College on Oct. 31 Photo credit: Abel Montoya

Cerritos College provides events for students to take breaks from the books

Luis Lemus November 8, 2019
While there is a time for hitting the books hard, there is time to simply have fun.
Infographic showing points per quarter from each team. The Vikings obtained the win 13-6 on Oct. 29, 2019. Photo credit: Luis Lemus

In a tough matchup, Falcons lose to Vikings

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer November 6, 2019

Cerritos College Women's water polo loses a tough game to rival Long Beach City College on Oct. 29.The game was a show of the top two teams in the division.The Vikings of Long Beach City College won the...

Some of the leaders behind the womens water polo team. They come from different introductions to the game of water polo, but once they are in the water they are a great force. Photo credit: Luis Lemus

Women’s water polo members speak on their beginnings

Luis Lemus November 6, 2019
A few from the womens water polo team give an insight into the sport
Fire doesnt discriminate, wealth does

Fire doesn’t discriminate, wealth does

Sean Davis, Luis Lemus, and Edgar Mendoza November 5, 2019

California is seeing its first snow, in the form of ash and soot. The wildfires we are facing are a result of corporate greed as well as lack of resources , and unless we fight for change, we will soon...

Overcoming: Shortcomings in a “normal world”

Derrick Coleman, Luis Lemus, and Denise Ng November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:01 Hello and welcome back to overcoming disabilities. Denise Ng 0:02 I’m Denise. Luis Lemus 0:03 I'm Luis. Derrick Coleman 0:08 Luis, you want to introduce...

Overcoming: Cerritos College bomb threat 10/3

Derrick Coleman, Luis Lemus, and Denise Ng November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:01 Hello and welcome back to overcoming. I’m Derrick. Luis Lemus 0:04 I'm Luis Denise Ng 0:05 I'm Denise. Derrick Coleman 0:06 So Denise, can you tell us...

Overcoming: Getting personal

Derrick Coleman and Luis Lemus November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:01 Hello, and welcome to the new show, Overcoming. I’m Derrick. Luis Lemus 0:04 I'm Luis Derrick Coleman 0:07 So Luis, you want to tell us a little bit about...

Overcoming: Disabilities Awareness Month

Derrick Coleman, Luis Lemus, and Denise Ng November 4, 2019

Derrick Coleman 0:00 Hello, and welcome to overcoming. I'm Derrick. I'm Luis with and I'm Denise. And since this is a Disability Awareness Month, we're going to talk a little bit about disabled student...

Photo credit: Luis Lemus

In the city of Angels, nails should be one of Los Angeles Main attractions

Luis Lemus October 23, 2019

Maurice and Paul Marciano packed up their bags and left the comforts of living in southern France and headed out to the west of Los Angeles.After making the big move, they fell in love with the western...

Art work that coincides with Hispanic Culture was on display for people to admire. The festival was held in Uptown Whittier

Everything Latin-X on display at Whittier Dia de Los Muertos fest

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer October 22, 2019
From the music to the food to catrinas and catrines the festival had it all and more
Cerritos College player is getting ready to strike the ball in the net. The game end up in favore of Cerritos by 15-1. Photo credit: Abel Montoya

Women’s waterpolo is ready to face the next team

Luis Lemus October 17, 2019
Citrus tournament looks to be like a good place for the Falcons after shutting down Chaffey college 15-1
Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Cerritos College needs better accessibility for students with disabilities

Derrick Coleman and Luis Lemus October 16, 2019

With Disability Awareness Month in full swing, it is time to look at the improvements that can be made across Cerritos College to better life for all, but also importantly, focus on improving conditions...

Playoff beards are a fun ice hockey tradition

Playoff beards are a fun ice hockey tradition

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer October 8, 2019
With the Dodgers playing post season games, you might be asking year cell why your neighbor has a beard currently going on
The bunch of booths on display at the fair. Lots of information about the majors the school offers

The Majors Exploration Fair offers students vital information

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer October 7, 2019
Even some good information about majors are not considered in the past
Banda el Recodo and Mariachi Vargas

Banda el Recodo and Mariachi Vargas

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer October 5, 2019
An unexpected pairing puts on a hell of a show in LA

Anyone Can Learn

Luis Lemus October 2, 2019

“Anyone can learn” was the unofficial mantra of the day to an event open to everyone who might just have interest in the field and was just outside of Los Angeles City Hall on Sept. 7th. The...

Photo credit: Magalee Frometa

Every Falcon for themselves

Luis Lemus and Edgar Mendoza October 2, 2019
Cerritos College fumbles the ball, or in this case the bomb threat .

The Endless Possibilities on Display at Mega Fair

Luis Lemus, Staff Writer September 1, 2019
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