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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Lukas Luna-Arellano

Lukas Luna-Arellano

Lukas Luna-Arellano is the co-community editor for Talon Marks. He plans to shore up his literary credentials while at Cerritos before transferring. He enjoys reading, working out, and listening to various types of metal.

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December 6, 2023 – Page 4

December 6, 2023 – Page 4

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co- Community Editor December 6, 2023

Entrance of the Stay Gallery in Downey California with their logo.

[Photo] Downey Stay Gallery speaks up

December 1, 2023

Entrance of the Stay Gallery in Downey California with their logo.

Entrance of the Stay Gallery in Downey California with their logo.

Downey Stay Gallery speaks up

Lukas Luna-Arellano December 1, 2023
Stay Gallery and concerned citizens appeared at the November 14 Downey City Council meeting in hopes of placing the studios fate on the public agenda
A concerned citizen sits defeated by an archaic government website.

Community Commentary: Deliberate Incompetence

Lukas Luna-Arellano December 1, 2023
Is local government's poor web design a mere side effect of bureaucracy or part of a sinister agenda.
November 8, 2023 – Page 4

November 8, 2023 – Page 4

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor November 8, 2023

Christmas music readies its sinister influence.

Community commentary: Christmas in November

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor November 3, 2023
Has Christmas come too early?
Loup Garron stands ready to dispense some vigilante justice in Jacquline Careys 2009 novel.

Book review: Santa Olivia

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor October 16, 2023
The gauntlet of mundanity proves dangerous even for our fearless werewolf protagonist.
October 11, 2023 – Page 4

October 11, 2023 – Page 4

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor October 16, 2023

Geralt of Rivia faces down a land of adventure.

Book Review: The Last Wish

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor September 27, 2023
Does Geralt Of Rivia deserve the mounds of praise he's received or are his literary merits just as illusive as the monsters he hunts?
People waving the American flag as they march in Washington D.C on 4th of July in 2014.

Does the American flag still represent freedom?

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Ifeoma Utom, and Melissa Clemente September 21, 2023
Behind the real meaning and vision of the American flag in 2023.
Could this be the future of the fantasy genre?

Book Review: The Justice of Kings

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor September 18, 2023
A relic of fantasy's past finds an uncertain place in the genre's present.
September 6, 2023 – Page 4

September 6, 2023 – Page 4

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor September 6, 2023

Cerritos is considering cutting the Cerritos on Wheels bus program.

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Cerritos is considering cutting the Cerritos on Wheels bus program.

The city of Cerritos is considering cutting the Cerritos on Wheels bus program.

City transit faces uncertain future

Lukas Luna-Arellano August 30, 2023
Cerritos held workshops to gage public opinion on the future of the Cerritos on Wheels and Dial-A-Ride programs.
Has Dracula ravaged his last neck? Photo credit: Teatrolabaita

Art of entertainment: The last voyage of the B-movie

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Co-Community Editor August 18, 2023
Have our beloved slashers and monsters been hunted to extinction?
Mel and Lukas after inevitability get into an argument.

Mel and the Six Foot Thesaurus vs. The Porn Industry

Mel Ayala and Lukas Luna-Arellano May 17, 2023
The evil porn industry is preparing to take over society by amassing an army of "watchers".
Adam Marx stares at the sky and sits right near the train tracks near Downey on March 17.

A Gen-Z’er who loves books, not social media

Samuel Chacko and Lukas Luna-Arellano May 8, 2023
Adam Marks, a Biochemistry major at Cerritos College explains why he's in love with collecting and reading books instead of going onto social media.
An irrelevant dinosaur gate keeps a rich past Photo credit: Lucas Peterson

Googie architecture; pasts better left behind

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Managing Editor May 2, 2023
Can Downey make its unique past serve its future or will it let the iconic Googie style fade into a footnote
Heres a photo of a man endlessly jerking off with a machine.

Instead of porn, try therapy

Has pornography robbed a generation of men of hopes and dreams?
The group of protestors grouped up to take a photo and the lady on the far left is Sabreen Imtair, a Youth Organizer for the Arab and Organizing Center.

[Photo] Pro-Palestine protestors respond to Palestinian violence

March 10, 2023

The group of protestors grouped up to take a photo and the lady on the far left is Sabreen Imtair, a Youth Organizer for the Arab and Organizing Center.

Heres Tom Petty, one of the artists mentioned in the article, preforming all they way back in 2006.

Art of entertainment: Where have the songwriters gone?

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Managing Editor March 8, 2023
How did we lose the sincerity of Tom Petty and get saddled with the cartoonish whining of Shawn Mendes?
This is a photo of Action Comics #1, which was when Superman was introduced and had a Superman action figure next to the comic book.

Art of entertainment: Holding out for Superman

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Managing Editor February 14, 2023
Has the man of steel's next big screen outing already encountered its kryptonite?
Tina Castillo

[Photo] Downey celebrates fallen astronauts from Columbia Space Shuttle

February 4, 2023

Former Alphastar and NASA employee Tina Castillo beckons for the next generation of scientist to take up the torch.

The Last of Us - Joel grappling

The Arts of Entertainment: Quitting while you’re ahead

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Managing Editor February 4, 2023
Is the success of recent video game adaptations a cause for celebration or the herald of dark times to come?
Balenciaga store

Balenciaga and bondage teddy bears: how did we get here?

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor December 14, 2022
Does the brand's recent PR fumble reveal just how out of touch the fashion world is?

Video: Relevant Pop Culture Discussion – episode 1

Julio Rodriguez, Lukas Luna-Arellano, and Joel Carpio December 14, 2022
Joel Carpio, Julio Rodriguez, and Lukas Luna-Arellano discuss about the top franchises of all time and their massive blunders.
December 7, 2022 – Page 5

December 7, 2022 – Page 5

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor December 7, 2022

David Vulsaro gave his reasons why he wont be voting on Trump in the 2024 elections on Nov. 23.

Transcript: Cerritos College students hesitant about voting for Trump

Samuel Chacko and Lukas Luna-Arellano November 27, 2022

Samuel Chacko: Just say your name and your major.David Matthew Vulsaro: My name is David Matthew Vulsaro. I'm a Math major and planning on becoming a Math teacher. Samuel Chacko: Okay, Trump said that...

Emily Pacheco

[Photo] Free speech zone: Will you vote for Trump in 2024?

November 23, 2022

"No," said Emily Pacheco, Statistics major "I just don’t support any of the things he’s done in general."

November 16, 2022 – Page 6

November 16, 2022 – Page 6

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor November 17, 2022

Jerry Ramos

Free Speech Zone: What party will win the midterms?

Julio Rodriguez, Joel Carpio, and Lukas Luna-Arellano November 6, 2022
Students and faculty gave their thoughts on what party they think is going to win in the midterms on Nov. 2.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Movie photo

The Art of Entertainment: Wakanda Forever and unforced errors

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor November 1, 2022
Has Marvel already doomed their upcoming blockbuster "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?"
Metro Go Pass Steps

[Photo] Anthony Rendon presents Cerritos with $17 Million for student transit

October 23, 2022

These are the five quick and easy steps to get your Metro Go Pass from Cerritos College.

Kanye West

Entertainment Episodes podcast

Julio Rodriguez and Lukas Luna-Arellano October 28, 2022
Julio and Lukas talk about recent events from Alex Jones to Kanye West and to other huge scandals.
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Anthony Rendon secures $17 million for Cerritos

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor October 27, 2022
California Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon has secured $17 million in funds for Cerritos College and had a presentation on Oct. 19.
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Women’s soccer wins 2-0 versus LACC

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor October 27, 2022
The Falcons' soccer team delivered a crushing victory on Oct. 21, beating Los Angeles City College at home with the final score of 2-0.
Aida Pineda shot

Cerritos women’s soccer crush LACC in a 2-0 victory

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor October 23, 2022
The women's falcon team overcame poor referee calls on the road to victory 2-0 on Oct. 21.
Hodson Menagerie

‘The Glass Menagerie’ comes alive at Performing Arts Center

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor October 19, 2022
Cerritos College held Tennessee Williams's classic play that ran from Oct. 6-9 and Oct. 13-16 at the Performing Arts Center.
October 19, 2022 – Page 6

October 19, 2022 – Page 6

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor October 19, 2022

Editorial Cartoon

Movie studios are using people of color as props

Lukas Luna-Arellano and Julio Rodriguez October 3, 2022
Movie Studios callously use people of color as props to drum up controversy around their upcoming releases.
Audible Screening

[Photo] Cerritos screens ‘Audible,’ staring Amaree McKenstry-Hall

September 29, 2022

Amaree McKenstry-Hall, the person on the right, talks about the film "Audible" and the struggles he dealt with on Sept. 27.

September 21, 2022 – Page 6

September 21, 2022 – Page 6

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Barbarian movie poster

Barbarian: A Solid Horror Film Or Something More?

Lukas Luna-Arellano, Opinion Editor September 16, 2022
Is the new Zach Creeger movie, released on Sept. 9, simply riding trends or a harbinger of what is to come?
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