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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Mario Jimenez

Mario Jimenez, Staff Writer

Spring 2015

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Five Falcons receive first-team nods

May 9, 2015

Despite making the playoffs and being one and done for the second straight year, five players of the Cerritos Falcons Baseball team were named first team all-conference, while another...

Cerritos rebounds to take series from El Camino

April 22, 2015

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team has been facing adversity all season long.Last week’s series against El Camino College was no exception. The Falcons got shutout for the second...

Falcons shortstop Benny Arce swings through a pitch and strikesout on March 26 against Compton College. Cerritos went on to lose 5-1. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons drop series against Compton amid offensive woes

March 31, 2015

Three total runs in a three-game series was all the Falcons were able to muster against Compton College. After shutting out Compton 1-0 in the first game behind a solid outing on the mound by sophomore...

Falcons pitcher/designated hitter Kyle Carpenter connects on a double against Pasadena City College on March 7. Cerritos won the game in blowout fashion 14-3 Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons rout Lancers

March 6, 2015

If there ever was a time baseball needed a mercy rule it was on March 5, when the Cerritos Falcons routed the visiting Pasadena City College Lancers by a whopping 14-3 final score. The Falcons came...

Freshman Anastasia Khomyachenko hustles to make a play in a preseason game earlier this season. Khomyachenk hails from Russia. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

International Falcons shine on court

March 2, 2015

There are many students here at Cerritos College. Most of them are from the surrounding area, but there are a few that come from the other side of the world. Freshman tennis players Mariia Yatsenko...

Falcons pitcher Valentin Flores-Gomez fires home during the Falcons 3-2 win over Golden West on Feb. 24. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons snap three-game skid over Golden West College

March 2, 2015

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team finished their preseason play of the 2015 season with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Golden West Rustlers. The win also snapped a three-game losing...

[Video] Court Meeting | Feb. 24

March 1, 2015

They also discussed senate legislation and whether or not to recommend that ASCC President Miles Aiello and Vice President Charles Caguioa resign from their student affairs assistant position.

Falcons snap three-game skid over Golden West College

February 25, 2015

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team finished their preseason play of the 2015 season with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Golden West Rustlers. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak for Cerritos...

Falcons ready for championship chase

Falcons ready for championship chase

February 23, 2015

The Cerritos women’s basketball team ended the season with an overall record of 18-12 with a 5-3 mark in conference play, which was good enough to earn a playoff berth albeit as a low seed. The Falcons...

[Video] Court meeting | Feb. 10

February 11, 2015

The court discussed the book reserves budget, violent disturbances in the library and board election.

Freshmen Anastasia Khomyachenko backhands a shot during her match on Feb 6 againt Palomar. Cerritos won easily 8-1. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons dominate in win

February 11, 2015

The Cerritos Falcons women’s tennis team came away with their second win in a row by a final of 8-1 at home against Palomar College on Feb 6. The contest ended fairly quick as Palomar...

Falcons shutout at home as offense stalls

February 2, 2015

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team suffered their first loss of the 2015 season in a nail biting 2-0 game against College of the Canyons on Thursday, Jan. 29. Both teams got quality...

Falcons rally opening day with a walk-off win

January 28, 2015

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team got a good start to the 2015 season as they rallied to earn a 6-5 walk-off win against Glendale College on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Kincaid field. Falcons...

Assistant coach Memo Gonzalez takes home coach of the year award

January 27, 2015

Last fall the Cerritos Falcons women’s soccer team won CCCAA state championship for the third year in a row. A feat like this can only be accomplished with a great coaching staff. Assistant coach Memo...

In-N-Out truck visits Cerritos College

In-N-Out truck visits Cerritos College

January 15, 2015

Every semester during welcome week Cerritos College invites the In-N-Out truck to give away free meals to students. This year is no different as students lined up at Falcon Square for free burgers....

Wind up: Radar guns pointed and all, the ace in the hole for the falcons, Jared Robinson, winds up one of his classic 90 mph fast ball in a home game. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Baseball head coach and MVP recognized by Southern California Conference

May 13, 2014

Although the Cerritos College baseball team ended its season with a first round playoff exit earlier this month at home, the Falcons 2014 season was a huge success in many ways. The Falcons won the...

Head softball coach Kodee Murray having a meeting with her players after practice on May 1.

Softball coach Kodee Murray reaches 400th career win

May 7, 2014

Cerritos College head softball coach Kodee Murray has been coaching softball for many years. This year, she led the Falcons their seventh playoff appearance in her 13-year tenure. Humbled, Murray acknowledges...

Falcons first basemen Haley Whitney connects on an RBI double on April 22. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons win conference championship, gain momentum for playoffs

April 29, 2014

Cerritos opened the floodgates on the Seahawks as they scored at least 1 run in every inning. “I think today we stepped it up and came together more, ” said sophomore first basemen Haley Whitney. Whitney...

Slideshows: Falcons vs Seahawks on April 22

April 25, 2014

The Falcons win the South Coast Conference championship against the Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks in a 14-0 victory.

Falcons pitcher Jared Robinson delivering a pitch this season. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Baseball player enters ‘Rule 5 Draft’

April 15, 2014

This season, the baseball team has prospered from the hard work of the pitching staff that has an outstanding 2.60 ERA (earned run average) on the year. The staff is led by ace Jared Robinson. Robinson...

Falcons first basemen Haley Whitney smacks an RBI single into left center against the Vikings on April 8. Cerritos would go on to blowout LBCC 10-0. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons show Vikings mercy with shutout innings

April 13, 2014

The Cerritos College softball team cruised to a 10-0 shutout mercy win at home against the visiting Long Beach City College Vikings on Tuesday, April 8. Sophomore right hand pitcher Jamie Ramirez took...

Pitcher Jamie Ramirez swings at pitch on April 2 against Mt. SAC. Cerritos would go on to lose 9-1 Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Home game ends in hefty loss against Mt. San Antonio College for softball team

April 7, 2014

The Cerritos College softball team suffered a blowout 9-1 loss at home against rival Mt. San Antonio College on Wednesday, April 2. The Falcons sent right handed pitcher Jamie Ramirez out to face...

Cerritos College Physical Education Instructor Debbie Jensen leads the Kinesiology Club on campus. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Deborah Jensen honored by California Community College Physical Educators Association

April 1, 2014

Each year a panel from the California Community College Physical Educators Association gathers and decides who is awarded the outstanding physical trainer award from a pool of about 100 community colleges...

Falcons pitcher Dylan Algra delivers a pitch home against the Huskies on March 27. The Falcons would go on to lose 3-2. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons come short against ELAC in bid for first place

March 31, 2014

On Thursday, March 27, the Cerritos College baseball team suffered a 3-2 loss at home in a conference game against their rivals from East Los Angeles College. The Huskies came into the game with a...

Falcons first basemen Haley Whitney connects on one of her two singles on March 11 against the Lancers. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons win seventh straight game

March 13, 2014

The Cerritos Falcons softball team earned their seventh win in a row with a convincing 8-0 shutout over the Pasadena Lancers on March 11. With the win, the Falcons improve their record on the year to...

Falcons outfielder Roxanna Jensen connects on her three run home run on March 4 against Harbor. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons defeat Seahawks by Mercy rule

March 10, 2014

The Cerritos College softball team routed the visiting Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks by a final of 14-1, after 5 innings via the mercy rule on March 4. The Falcons used the long ball to put...

Falcons pitcher Jared Robinson delivers a pitch against Glendale on Feb. 26. Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Falcons victorious over Glendale Vaqueros

March 5, 2014

The Cerritos College baseball team picked up its seventh win of the year, with a convincing 9-1 win on Feb. 26 over the visiting Glendale Vaqueros. The Falcons sent sophomore right handed pitcher Jared...

Falcons rally for win at home

February 20, 2014

The Cerritos Falcons softball team earned their fifth win of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 19 by a final score of 4-2 against the visiting Ventura College Pirates. Sophomore pitcher Kat Flores pitched...

Falcons snap two game losing streak

February 17, 2014

Cerritos College baseball team was victorious at home by a score of 10-6 against the visiting Mt. San Jacinto Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 13. The Falcons came into the game looking to snap a two...

Falcons crushed by Pirates

February 12, 2014

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team suffered a 9-3 home loss to the Ventura Pirates. On Tuesday Feb. 11, the lopsided loss was the second in a row for the Falcons, who lost on the road. Despite the...

Falcons take down Cerro Coso

February 12, 2014

The baseball team hosted a non-conference game against the visiting Cerro Coso Coyotes on Friday, Feb. 1 and were victorious with a convincing 9-3 win. Sophomore right handed pitcher Dylan Algra took...

Slideshow: Baseball

February 4, 2014

Falcons pitcher Dylan Algra delivers a pitch during the host Falcons 4-0 shutout win over the Citrus Owls on Saturday February 1st, 2014Photo credit: Mario Jimenez

Second game for men’s baseball proves victorious

February 3, 2014

The men’s baseball team hosted and beat Citrus College 4-0 at Kincaid Field on a sunny Saturday, Feb. 1. The hosting Falcons sent right handed sophomore starting pitcher Dylan Algra to the mound...

Classified and confidential nominees speak about nominations

May 15, 2012

On May 17, Cerritos College will be recognizing the outstanding classified and confidential employees of the 2011-12 school year. Program assistant in the Career Services Center Rosario Vasquez, who...

Track prepares for SoCal Regional Prelims

May 4, 2012

On Saturday May 5, the Cerritos College Track and Field team will be traveling south to Mesa College in San Diego to take part in the Southern California Track and Field Regional Preliminaries. Women's...

Dr. Joanna Downey Schilling becomes new dean of academic affairs in July

May 4, 2012

On July 1 Cerritos College will be welcoming, Dr. Joanna Downey Schilling, new dean of academic affairs to campus. She talked about some the goals she hopes to accomplish when she takes office at Cerritos...

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Cosmetology Department to host Las Vegas-themed open house

April 26, 2012

Talon Marks Online News The Cerritos College Cosmetology Department will be hosting an open house event on May 2 with a Las Vegas theme. Cosmetology Club President Rolanda Arnold talked about the theme,...

Two singles and three doubles win matches in SCC Tourney

April 23, 2012

Two singles and three doubles players won their matches as the Cerritos College men's tennis hosted the South Coast Conference Tournament on April 19 and 20. Journalism and history major Andrew Turner...

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Re-Entry Resource Program to host Community Resource Fair

April 18, 2012

Talon Marks Online News On April 26th the Re-Entry Resource Program will be hosting the 4th annual Community Resource Fair. The event will be hosted at the Cerritos College Library Sidewalk from 10:00...

Muslim scholar to visit Cerritos for seminar

April 16, 2012

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan will be at Cerritos College as part of a spring 2012 Seminar Series. titled. “A Conversation with Tariq Ramadan, Transcending Tolerance: Islam, Pluralism, Resistance and...

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Former convicts have the right to school too

April 11, 2012

Talon Marks Online Opinion Should former convicts be allowed to attend school? Absolutely! There's no doubt that felons deserve the opportunity to go to school. Denying felons the right to go to school...

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Music workshop teaches how to practice an instrument

March 30, 2012

Talon Marks Online Arts The Cerritos College Music Club held a workshop on March 27, which focused on how to practice and use techniques for an instrument. Director of Bands and Orchestra David Betancourt,...

Radio host for “The Nonsense Hour,” Angel Alcala, working on the control board in the WPMD station on campus. Alcala started his show last semester to play music.

[Photo] WPMD impacts lives on and off campus

March 16, 2012

Radio host for “The Nonsense Hour,” Angel Alcala, working on the control board in the WPMD station on campus. Alcala started his show last semester to play music.

Cosmetology Department successful at Hoe Down Days fundraiser

March 14, 2012

The Cerritos College Cosmetology Department provided haircuts and other grooming services to students at very low prices during day two of the Hoe Down Days Festivities. Cosmetology Major Evelyn Felix...

Faculty excited about Hall Of Fame

March 13, 2012

On Apr. 12, Cerritos College will be hosting its inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards at the Cerritos Sheraton. According to the Executive Director of the Cerritos College Foundation Steve Richardson...

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Verderber remembered by fellow trustees

March 6, 2012

Talon Marks Online News Former Cerritos College Board of Trustees Member Bob Verderber passed away on Feb. 21. Verderber served as a trustee for 12 years from 1993 all the way through 2005. Board...

Cerritos College Counselor Veronica Herrera (top right) lectures students during her True Colors Workshop. The workshop educated students on different types of personalities through the use of a color spectrum.

[Photo] Personalities linked to careers

March 4, 2012

Cerritos College Counselor Veronica Herrera (top right) lectures students during her True Colors Workshop. The workshop educated students on different types of personalities through the use of a color...

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Miss Cerritos contest qualifications confuse students

February 20, 2012

Talon Marks Online News On March 13, Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Miss Cerritos Contest from 5pm-7pm at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center. As Chamber of Commerce Executive...

Weapons should not be present on campus

February 13, 2012

Should students be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus? Definitely not. First of all why should there be any reason for students at any college or university around the world have to carry a...

Top five tips to having a successful semester

February 6, 2012

Having a successful semester in college is not as easy as it may sound. For many college students it becomes even more difficult due to the responsibilities of family, jobs, and finances among other...

Having Wi-Fi all throughout campus

January 29, 2012

What’s the internet with no Wi-Fi? A lot of people nowadays depend on Wi-Fi just to get online so the fact that Cerritos College has now adopted the measure is a great step in helping a lot of students...

Should smoking on campus be banned? – Con

January 23, 2012

University of California President Mark Yudof asked chancellors all over the state to form committees on their respective campuses to implement smoke-free policies over the next two years on Jan. 9. In...

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