Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

luis lemus

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 men's 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

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: Such a thing as ‘too much’

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 year's 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

May 15, 2020
COVID-19 causes change in venues for the competition, but not the spirit.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Thank you

May 14, 2020
What are you thankful for this semester?
Cerritos professors reflect on the move to online-only

Cerritos professors reflect on the move to online-only

May 12, 2020
How did they do it and what lessons have they learned themselves?

Off The Field Podcast: Jordan Love

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

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

Turning the page on Turnage II

May 8, 2020
Antioch chairman's remarks towards those with compromised immune systems signifies a need for better leadership.
Veronica and Shenelle Amador share their thoughts on motherhood and Mother's Day.

Mothers share thoughts on raising children

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

May 8, 2020
Ramirez has “an itch” to return to baseball.

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

May 8, 2020
I will continue fighting you, Multiple Sclerosis, but I truly thank you.
Texas Tech's 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

May 7, 2020
Baseball is making a comeback, if only at a collegiate level.

A Day in the Life of Luis: Mentally healthy

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

May 2, 2020
How to keep up with the competition, despite having a disability.

Off The Field Podcast: The NFL Draft

May 2, 2020

 Thoughts on the NFL Draft going over The Last Dance documentary series and saying our Mt. Rushmore of NBA players. DERRICK: So Good morning, and welcome to Off The Field, I'm Derrick. LUIS:...

Even the LG Twins mascots wore masks during the team's Korean Baseball Organization season opener against the Doosan Bears in Seoul, South Korea, on May 5, 2020.

Off The Field: Bring back live sports

May 2, 2020
ESPN needs to come up with fresh material to air on-screen.
This is Maxx on

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

May 2, 2020
Distractions are welcome when it comes to quarantine, especially the cute ones.

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

April 30, 2020
The answer might be simpler than you think!

Off The Field Podcast: NFL draft and baseball update

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

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

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

April 25, 2020

This blowhard commissioner sure is a “piece of work” to keep things PG and not offend fans. He has shown his lack of power yet again. How do you manage to mess things up twice in one off-season? I’m...

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

April 25, 2020

With baseball in Korea getting underway, perhaps Major League Baseball can take notes from how they are doing soul in a safe manner and moving forward. They go on a team bus from city to city and are...

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

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: COVID and living with a disability

April 21, 2020
Life during the pandemic is just like living your normal life, with a few adjustments for the situation.

Off The Field podcast: Quarantine

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

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: Dreams (and nightmares)

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

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.

April 11, 2020
Can baseball be coming to a television screen near you in May?

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

April 9, 2020

Many empires that fall from grace are documented and talked about for centuries. Some just end. Unfortunately the last name of Lemus ends with my death whenever that day comes. Sure, there is...

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

April 6, 2020

There are many things or occasions that we all miss during a pandemic, whether it was meeting up in the newsroom or perhaps meeting a friend in the quad to group study in the library. While that may...

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

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: Coronavirus

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: Purgatory?

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

March 23, 2020

Happiest spring break! Saying that as a joke, since there is nothing except old movies to “entertain us.” The last salvo was NASCAR but not even that is an option anymore, as it was suspended...

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

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: Dealing with adversity

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...

Feb. 26, 2020 – Page 8

February 26, 2020

Feb. 26, 2020 – Page 7

February 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 6, 2020

Having a chance to speak with an occupational therapist is great since it serves as just that: therapy, a platform for being open and honest. “Whether I pass that damn math class or not, it’s...

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

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

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...

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February 5, 2020

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February 5, 2020

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

January 23, 2020

In childhood, there is more than likely the chance of looking at one's own parents as invincible. Even when faced with adversity, they’ve willingly put themselves in harm's way rather than seeing...

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

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 Commissioner's 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

January 21, 2020

This team was built to lose. They were intentionally tanking year after year in order to obtain higher drafts picks, in hopes of creating a team that would raise the World Series trophy. Embed from Getty...

Top athletes of fall 2019

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 Obama's 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

November 27, 2019

Directly from the nonprofit organization's “about us” portion of their website their mission "is to provide access to organized soccer to children in the low-income communities in El Salvador by providing...

Photo credit: Luis Lemus

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

November 27, 2019

The Falcons were outplayed from the initial whistle to keep it simple. Amy Cervantes, No. 15, who was not in the pool due to other commitments, the team was going into the game without a key component...

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

November 8, 2019

Cerritos College's Zombie Fest was held on Halloween, which allowed staff and students to let off the pressures of exams and have some fun while bringing non-perishable food to the school's pantry for...

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

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 women's 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

November 6, 2019

Winners are born. Some are groomed.It doesn’t matter how the victory is obtained; all many care about are the results. Some members of the women's water polo team fit this mold, driven by the prospect...

Fire doesn't discriminate, wealth does

Fire doesn’t discriminate, wealth does

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”

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

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

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

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

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

October 22, 2019

Many generations came out to see their roots on display at the Uptown Whittier Día De Los Muertos festival on Oct. 13. The parking lots were packed and the streets even more with the myriad of cultures...

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

October 17, 2019

With a 4-0 conference record win for the Falcons, Cerritos College Men’s Water polo is tied with Long Beach City College at the top of the leader board in the conference and with the win has them...

Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Cerritos College needs better accessibility for students with disabilities

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

October 8, 2019

What is responsible for so much hair on men’s faces this time of year? Playoff beards are a tradition introduced by ice hockey players participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and are now a tradition...

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

October 7, 2019

According to the school's website on the topic of choosing a major it states: “Usually, students have such a difficult time choosing a major because they are either underexposed to the variety of subjects...

Banda el Recodo and Mariachi Vargas

Banda el Recodo and Mariachi Vargas

October 5, 2019

Banda El Recodo and Mariachi Vargas were an unexpectedly great pairing to celebrate the independence festivities The concert performance on Sept. 28 showed off some of Mexico's heavy hitters as they...

Anyone Can Learn

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

October 2, 2019

Cerritos College failed to make sure that both their students and their staff would be safe during an emergency with the handling of last week's bomb threat. A delayed emergency alert, coupled with some...

The Endless Possibilities on Display at Mega Fair

September 1, 2019

The student transfer fair here at Cerritos College is one of the most attended events here on campus. Many students come out to find out more information on the different schools out there, and possibly...

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