Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez, Online Editor

Fall 2014

Being Online Editor has it’s moments. Maria Lopez, solemnly swears that she's up to do good. This is her third semester at Talon Marks and second as Online Editor. She enjoys the job because it’s fun, challenging, and a way to let others know what’s going on around campus. In her spare time she loves to read books, volunteer in her community, visit the local library, listen to music, and watch myriad television shows and documentaries. Her hope in life is to get visited by a doctor in a blue box.

Feel free to contact Maria in these formats:
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All content by Maria Lopez

Theatre productions should expand all over

December 9, 2014

The Theatre Department should make its plays available to watch on a multimedia platform. This would increase the audience of the plays and would allow students an easier and convenient way to see them. Going...

Active Minds holds fundraiser for Stress Less Week

November 13, 2014

As finals week looms in the horizon, Active Minds had a bake sale and opportunity drawing to raise money for its future events on campus, which will help students cope with the stress of nearing the...

Pastor Mike Voytek, Isaac Chavez, a computer science major and president of the Living Well club, Eric Cabarda, linguistic anthropology major at their booth. They were handing out free bibles and Christian literature to students. Photo credit: Maria Lopez

[Photo] Living Well Club offers free Bibles, prayer

November 13, 2014

Pastor Mike Voytek, Isaac Chavez, a computer science major and president of the Living Well club, Eric Cabarda, linguistic anthropology major at their booth. They were handing out free bibles and Christian...

[Video] ASCC Cabinet talks about Fall Awards Banquet future

November 5, 2014

The Associated Students of Cerritos College Cabinet met during Nov. 3 to discuss upcoming Veterans Day plans, student safety on campus and whether to have a Fall Awards Banquet this semester. Voiceover:...

‘Leditors’ to the Editor

November 5, 2014

Editor-in-Chief Denny Cristales replies to some of the 'Letters to the Editor' Talon Marks has received this semester.

Podcast: Who is your favorite horror film serial killer/villain?

October 31, 2014

We discuss our favorite horror movie villains and what makes them so horrifying in celebration of the Halloween season. Participants: Host: Denny Cristales Kristopher Carrasco Gustavo Lopez Grester Celis-Acosta

[Video] Oct. 31 | News Roundup

October 31, 2014

Sebastian Echeverry gives us the lowdown on the news for the week of Oct. 31. Senate discussed Safe Zone and LGBT plans, Zombie Fest invaded Cerritos College for a good cause and students were treated...

Cerritos College crime statistics based on the Daily Crime Log of Campus Police from the Sept. 24 through Oct. 24. A illegal recording incident in the L.A./DSPS occurred on Oct. 27 and was also added to the map.

[Photo] Woman illegally videotaped in Liberal Arts/DSPS Building restroom

October 28, 2014

Cerritos College crime statistics based on the Daily Crime Log of Campus Police from the Sept. 24 through Oct. 24. A illegal recording incident in the L.A./DSPS occurred on Oct. 27 and was also added to...

Babak Ghandchi (left) and Richard Hargrove (right) participated in a fundraiser for the Bio-Chem Club. They sold Boba drinks in Falcon Square to raise money for future use in Bio-Chem Club activities. Photo credit: Maria Lopez

[Photo] Bio-Chemistry Club holds fundraiser for future events

October 23, 2014

Babak Ghandchi (left) and Richard Hargrove (right) participated in a fundraiser for the Bio-Chem Club. They sold Boba drinks in Falcon Square to raise money for future use in Bio-Chem Club activities....

Students should keep campus restrooms clean

October 21, 2014

Everybody has to go to the bathroom some time. As adults, one would assume that everyone would know basic bathroom etiquette. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for some people on campus....

Being an introvert is not a bad thing

October 21, 2014

Are you mostly an introvert? Do prolonged social interactions make you cringe and want to run away? Do you get anxious just talking to strangers you don’t know? Would you rather be at home than at a...

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.

Rough start to a week of float building

October 13, 2014

Clubs gathered at the Field House in the wet and muddy grass to begin their Homecoming tradition of float building in preparation for the end of the week Homecoming celebration. Float building started...

More illumination is needed at night

October 8, 2014

Dark parking lots can be scary at night. Hell, any dark place is scary at night. Cerritos College is a big campus, and having a few light fixtures for such a great amount of space does not give one...

Career Services begins month of resume workshops

October 4, 2014

In today’s job market, looking for a job can be a daunting task, especially when one doesn’t know the basics of how to get started. Students got a chance to learn the basics of one of the first steps...

Pamela Sepulveda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker presented a workshop on learning styles to students. She will be presenting another workshop on Oct. 30 titles Intimate Partner Violence.

[Photo] Students informed about learning styles

October 1, 2014

Pamela Sepulveda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker presented a workshop on learning styles to students. She will be presenting another workshop on Oct. 30 titles "Intimate Partner Violence."

Luz Brandsgard, a sociology major, helps her daughter Haylee look into the telescope. Luz likes exposing her daughter to new things. Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

STEM takes over campus for annual Open House

September 27, 2014

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math got a chance to shine on campus with the annual STEM Open House. Children, parents, students and the community at large got a chance to see a variety of STEM focused...

Active Minds Club seeks to raise awareness on mental health

August 25, 2014

“We are people, we are forever evolving and if you don’t allow yourself to evolve then you’re going to be stuck in that rut. There’s no other way to feel alive than to put yourself out there,...

[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...

Therapy should be important for everyone

August 22, 2014

It’s easy to say that you will never need to see a therapist. In the past, I, myself, felt that way, until I realized that what I was feeling my whole life was not what I should be feeling - unhealthy...

FSZ: What’s on your wish list this semester?

August 20, 2014

We asked students on campus what they have on their wish list this semester. What's on your wish list? Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook: TalonMarksNews YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/talonmarksmedia/videos Twitter:...

Safety should be important to everyone

May 15, 2014

For the past few semesters, it seems like crimes have been increasing on campus, and this is something that should concern everyone. There’s only so much the campus police and outside law enforcement...

Peter Bouris, computer science major, was a Math Club member who explained to passer-by like Yajara Orozco, a child development major, what books were available for sale and that their goal is to help the Su Casa Foundation.

Math Club raises more than $500 for Su Casa

May 1, 2014

The Math Club had a book sale Tuesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 24 in front of the library sidewalk to raise money for the Su Casa foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to end...

Anxiety shouldn’t be judged

April 22, 2014

I felt like I was dying. My lungs felt like they couldn’t hold any air. I couldn’t breathe. The room felt hot and I began to sweat. I was panicking, should I leave the class and miss out an important...

Former Black Panther captain to speak about memoir

April 9, 2014

Political activist and former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, Aaron Dixon, will do two presentations on his memoir 'My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain' on...

Professor Ni Bueno was at the finish line of the walk giving out information pamphlets to participants. Nestor Hernandes, a business major, is at the end of his walk which he finished in less than thirty minutes.

Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk raises money for local community

March 29, 2014

Raising money for breast cancer was the main objective for the annual Falcon Square Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, which raised $872 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Thursday, March 27. “We lose...

Maria Cevallos engages the workshop attendees during her presentation and encourages questions about the topics discussed.

[Photo] Depression statistics, concerns addressed

March 22, 2014

Maria Cevallos engages the workshop attendees during her presentation and encourages questions about the topics discussed.

Photo credit: Maria Lopez

‘Unbought and Unbossed’ opens eyes to women in politics

March 18, 2014

Latosha Davis, a child development major, had only briefly heard about Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to run for president, in passing before watching the ‘Chisholm ‘72: Unbought...

A sexist world

March 10, 2014

This month is National Women’s History Month and it should be noted that although women have come a long way in the past century, there are still many obstacles women face every day around the world. Every...

Reina Williams, Cosmetology major,is getting a caricature of her grandmother who is dying of cancer. Williams wants a caricature of her grandmother before she was stricken with cancerIts something for our family to keep us up,its a family memory of her as she looked before her cancer not as she looks now, said Williams.

Valentines Day comes early to Falcon Square

February 15, 2014

Instead of singing serenades, like the Kabarkada Club advertised on Facebook, it decided to sell caricatures at their Valentine's Day booth on Thursday, Feb. 13 Ron Cordova, nursing major and president...

The American Red Cross donation truck was located on Falcon Square. Students await being called to donate blood.Photo credit: Maria Lopez

Red Cross Blood Drive is back

February 11, 2014

Ivanna Heredia, an accounting major, took a few hours of her time time on campus to donate blood to the American Red Cross on Monday, Feb. 10. “My little cousin has cancer, so I felt like it’s...

Jennifer Ovalle, president of the Social Equality Club, sitting down by the table and informing a student about the goal of the Social Equality Club and the bake sale.Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

Wind gusts no match for Social Equality Club

February 7, 2014

The Social Equality Club braved strange weather and bitter cold, as it held a donation-based bake sale on Wednesday, Feb. 5 to raise funds for the club and future events it would like to host in the...

Stress and Relaxation workshop helps students

February 6, 2014

The Re-Entry Resource program hosted its first workshop of the spring semester on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The workshop was open to all students and covered stress and relaxation techniques. More than 30...

Edgar Soto speaks to Perris Edwards, and Adrian Gomez about the Active Minds bake sale.

Bake Sale for Stress Less Awareness

December 17, 2013

To promote Stress Less Awareness week, the Active Minds Club held a bake sale on the library sidewalk on Wednesday afternoon and will be holding it again Thursday . Cookies, flan and cakes were sold...

LAUSD’s iPads were a waste

December 10, 2013

What happens when you mix money and one of the biggest school districts in the country? Answer: You get crazy, unnecessary spending. Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District has decided...

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

December 10, 2013

Professor Hoppe-Nagao is a woman who accomplishes juggling a job, motherhood and pursuing a Doctorate in education. In March, she will add conference keynote speaker to her accomplishments as well.The...

The Walking Dead Podcast: Episode 5

The Walking Dead Podcast: Episode 5

November 18, 2013

We analyze and review the fifth episode of The Walking Dead season four. Spoiler Alert!!! Don't watch this podcast if you haven't watched episode five. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120779691"...

The Walking Dead Podcast: Episode 4

‘The Walking Dead’ Podcast: Episode 4

November 7, 2013

The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 4: Indifference Podcast Talon Marks staff reviews, analyzes, and talks about the latest 'The Walking Dead' episode. Spoiler Alert!!! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119084635"...

Mexican Tea Time at ISA

November 5, 2013

Domestic and international students in the International Student Association Club came together on Wednesday to hold their weekly International Tea Time, which is a meeting that celebrates a different...

A ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ a la Cerritos College

October 31, 2013

Audience, prepare to get a few hearty laughs when attending this production. A lot of the scenes are a delight with plenty of hilarious and tear-inducing moments. The play’s story is about two pairs...

Breaking Bad Top 5

October 25, 2013

After five years of watching Walter White’s life unfold before our eyes, "Breaking Bad" has completed and with the final episode “Felina” we are left with no loose ends. Mr. White’s redemption...

Workshop Teaches Anger Management

October 24, 2013

The Re-Entry Program hosted an anger management workshop on Tuesday that covered different aspects of anger and how to use coping skills to manage it. Shannon Estrada, the Re-Entry Program Coordinator,...

The Walking Dead podcast: episode 1

‘The Walking Dead’ podcast: episode 1

October 18, 2013

Today at Talon Marks we will talk about the first episode of season four of 'The Walking Dead'. We will give our opinion and talk about what might happen later on in the season. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116005858"...

STEM Open House 2013

October 9, 2013

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Grant hosted its second annual STEM Open House last Friday. The event was open to the public and included club booths, student presentations, program tours,...

Nicotine testing crosses line

October 8, 2013

Flagler County has gone too far with nicotine testing for government employees. The Board of County Commissioners in Florida’s Flagler County has decided that its employees shouldn’t be smoking. It...

‘Ozymandias’ punches fans in the heart

September 24, 2013

With only two episodes left, "Breaking Bad" has picked up the pace with lots of drama, tears and a few revelations among the characters we have invested ourselves into. Ozymandias, the 14th episode...

Domestic violence workshop educates facts

September 16, 2013

Domestic violence was the topic of an hour long workshop on Tuesday which aimed to inform the public about the stigma and myths associated with abuse in relationships. The Re-Entry program coordinator,...

Race and scholarships should mix

September 9, 2013

People and organizations that offer scholarships to students should have the choice to make race a requirement. They don’t have to bar other races, but if they choose to, I think this is the right...

Podcast: Xbox One vs PS4

September 6, 2013

Transcript: Gustavo Olguin: Alright, it’s Gustavo again here with Talon Marks and we’re having a little debate and I’m going to have the contestants introduce themselves right now. Daniel Green:...

An iPad is at stake at STEM Wars

August 27, 2013

Move over "Star Wars," there's a new war invading campus. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program is hosting it’s first ever STEM Wars competition this semester. Participants...

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