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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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The Queer Straight Alliance held a silent protest as a campaign against Proposition eight. Andrew Leon, cosmetology major (left) and English major Kassandra Sandavol (right) represented themselves as opposers of the Proposition eight.

[Photo] Queer Straight Alliance participates in silent protest for Proposition 8

Michelle Moreno and Michelle Moreno October 25, 2011

The Queer Straight Alliance held a silent protest as a campaign against Proposition eight. Andrew Leon, cosmetology major (left) and English major Kassandra Sandavol (right) represented themselves as opposers...

Editorial cartoon from the Sept. 21 print edition of Talon Marks.

Online students: be prepared

Michelle Moreno and Michelle Moreno September 18, 2011

Pete Moye'Opinion Button Online college courses are meant for students that are self-disciplined and are able to complete the class without the exception of procrastination and failure. It is essential...

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Zumba Fitness is now open to Cerrtios College students and faculty

Michelle Moreno and Michelle Moreno September 13, 2011

Click Here to listen to instructor Judy Chan discuss the Zumba Fitness program on campus. Pete Moye'News Button The Zumba Fitness class had its opening week at the Cerritos College Student Center that...

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English professor strives to support students’ goals and dreams

Michelle Moreno and Michelle Moreno August 22, 2011

Pete Moye'Arts Button English Professor Linda Palumbo has made many accomplishments while teaching at Cerritos College. With two outstanding faculty awards under her belt, Palumbo also wrote two books...

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DREAM Act opens a window for undocumented students

Michelle Moreno and Michelle Moreno August 21, 2011

Pete Moye'Opinion Button The decision to sign the bill for the DREAM Act, put California Governor Jerry Brown on the plate for making the right choice as he lifted the hopes of students who are inapplicable...

The Artists society offered different designs, such as this one, for $2 and $5. The tattooing took place in Falcon Square on April 27 and 28.

Artists’ Society raises money with henna tattoos

Michelle Moreno May 2, 2011

For some students, a tattoo is a big commitment that will be permanent on their skin. However, the Artists Society offered its services Wednesday and Thursday and sold henna tattoos to students for $2...

New immigration rule is just what we need

Michelle Moreno May 2, 2011

  The new immigration rule in Utah allowing immigrants to work in the state is the direction the United States needs to move toward. It will help improve the state with the fact of how these very...

Thousands flocked to the streets of Los Angeles to protest in favor of reform of immigration laws

Immigration protest hits LA streets

Michelle Moreno May 2, 2011

An estimate of 1,600 to 2,000 people came out in support of immigration reform in Downtown Los Angeles on May 1, a low turn out from previous May Day Rallies, but organizers still considered the event...

To celebrate, or not to celebrate?

Michelle Moreno April 25, 2011

English professors Beverly Whitson and Susanna Clemans celebrated William Shakespeare's birthday for the 13th year with a student event, taking place in Liberal Arts 22 on April 12 as students overfilled...

Students from Cal State Long Beach proteset against education cuts. Cerritos College Joseph Silva (in red) along with other Cerritos Student participated in the protest.

Protest gathers students from various colleges

Michelle Moreno April 25, 2011

With the recent tuition increase and budget cuts, Cerritos students, along with students from California State University of Long Beach, protested at the university's campus on April 14, where students...

women coaches

Michelle Moreno, M. Moreno April 4, 2011

It's widely debated about the exception of women coaching male sports and also for female teams. Acceptation of men coaches is preferably appointed, because in society it is believed that women aren't...

Massage parlors are being considered prostitution houses

Michelle Moreno April 3, 2011

Prostitution at massage parlors is an unlawful act that needs to re-evaluate the legitimacy of businesses that operate an intolerable crime. The crime of prostituting women that are put in the middle...

Feminism and Literature

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno March 29, 2011

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance President, Kassandra Sandoval, along with fellow Cerritos College student, Matt Hamilton of the Literature club, took the time on Thursday, to discuss the importance...


Michelle Moreno, M. Moreno March 19, 2011

Being a part of printmaking for five years at Cerritos College, fine arts major Sonia Hernandez' passion for the program allows her to grow, not only as an artist, but keeps her on the track of learning...

will angelinos learn from Japan(Not Finished)

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno March 18, 2011

The question comes to mind; Will Los Angeles learn from the natural disaster that occurred in Japan? Los Angeles, a city that never sleeps and home to millions, are effected by the mere impact that Japan...

They aren’t called friends with benefits for nothing

Michelle Moreno March 12, 2011

Imagine a relationship where you can do all the things you would while single. As an individual you want to have your own space, but at the same time you may want to enjoy the company of someone to express...

Universities came out to Cerritos Campus to inform students about their school.

Universities return to Cerritos for mini fair

Michelle Moreno March 8, 2011

Thirty-five universities came to Cerritos College on March 8, in hopes to get students interested in transferring to their school. Katie Diaz represented California State University, Dominguez Hills is...

Former police officer visits Cerritos for Womens History Month

Former police officer visits Cerritos for Women’s History Month

Michelle Moreno March 7, 2011

As a part of Women's History Month, Alice Scott came to Cerritos College on Thursday for a discussion about the many obstacles that women face with careers in criminal justice. Working 30 years in law...

Artists who participated played music and recited poetry, as well as other works in Downtown Long Beach. Peters said that this was the largest turnout for the event ever since it began.

Writers Block redefines the open mic

Michelle Moreno February 26, 2011

When one thinks of an open mic night, what comes to mind might be a coffee shop full of blank faces from strangers that are probably judging what the performer has to deliver.   The Writers Block...

Crisis intervention plan now in place at Cerritos

Michelle Moreno February 15, 2011

A crisis intervention team is available at Cerritos College, where students will be able to receive resources for problems that disrupt their education. The Crisis Assessment, Intervention and Response...

Friends with beneifts

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno February 13, 2011

Imagine a relationship of not having to deal with the restrictions from being able to do all of the things that you want to do being single. As an individual you want to have your own space, but at the...

Forensics expert visits Cerritos, explains work to students

Michelle Moreno February 8, 2011

A conference was held at Cerritos College led by a guest speaker, expert witness in forensics identification, Douglas Wyler, Saturday in the Health Sciences building. The presentation started at 10 a.m....

Softball fails to complete rally in final game of season openers

Softball fails to complete rally in final game of season openers

Michelle Moreno February 4, 2011

The Cerritos College softball team went 2-1 in its opening week of games against Santiago Canyons, Santa Ana College and Grossmont College. In the Feb. 1. game against Santiago Canyons, the Falcons were...

Students come together to share works of art

Michelle Moreno February 1, 2011

Five Cerritos College students embraced the idea of combining each other's art to be showcased at a Bellflower Coffee house, Casa De Luna, to get their art displayed to catch the attention of the public....

‘Strings’ barely leaves fans attached

Michelle Moreno January 24, 2011

A movie about two friends who are into the idea of using each other for sex sounds like something that people would watch for the basic appeal of "sex buddies."   When it comes to watching "No Strings...

Green Job Education Scholarship (vic)

Michelle Moreno, M. Moreno January 24, 2011

Director of Philanthropy and Community involvement for Southern California Edison, Tammy Tumbling, granted scholarships to ten colleges, including Cerritos College, with the Green Job Education program...

Sanchez seals win over Los Angeles Southwest College

Michelle Moreno January 17, 2011

Sophomore guard Nick Sanchez sealed the game by tying it with a three-pointer and finished it with the winning free throw that ended the game with Cerritos winning 87-86 at Los Angeles Southwest College...

Procrastinating can lead to daydreaming

Michelle Moreno January 12, 2011

 The frustration with having to deal with many responsibilities can lead some people into the habit of not getting things done. It's one thing to feel overwhelmed, but when it comes to completing...

Taggers turned painters

Michelle Moreno December 7, 2010

Graffiti is all over the streets, schools and even on the train that passes through the intersection where you're waiting. It's a form of vandalism, but it is widely debated if it's an art form. However,...

Cerritos mourns loss of professor, humanitarian

Michelle Moreno December 6, 2010

Psychology professor at Cerritos College Anthony "Doc" Lopez passed away in his sleep on Nov. 19 after a sudden heart attack at the age of 59. More than 500 people attended Lopez' funeral, including his...

Softball winds for season

Michelle Moreno December 6, 2010

The Cerritos College women's softball team, who was a Southern California Playoff finalist last season, will be looking forward to another year with a team of brand new faces and players who have returned. The...

Deck the halls, but limit excess pollution

Michelle Moreno December 6, 2010

During the holiday season we are supposed to be in the giving, jolly mood by being grateful for what we have and to help others who are less fortunate. However, the money spent on holiday decorations,...

Cerritos begins to feel effects of SB 1440

Michelle Moreno November 15, 2010

Attending Cerritos College for the past three years, pyschology marjor, Karina Cahuantz looks forward to the advantages that senate bill 1440 will have as she is beginning to get ready to transfer to...

Richard Martinez Feature

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno November 15, 2010

Beginning his career path into the doors of theater, Richard Martinez got back into theater production that once struck his attention in the days of High school.   Receiving an Associates Degree...

Coach Welliver prepares her women’s basketball team for 2010-11 season

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno November 15, 2010

  After preparing for the start of the new season, the Falcons women's basketball team began its first tournament at Sierra, Calif. As it competed in its first match on Friday, Cerritos College won...

Cerritos staff, students chime in on gay bullying

Michelle Moreno November 1, 2010

The rise of suicide among homosexual teens and young adults who were victims of attacks by school bullies struck America with the attention of how serious the problems of bullying has been on the lives...

Slim down, save money

Michelle Moreno, M. Moreno November 1, 2010

Do you remember back in the days of elementary school, when your parents would pack your favorite meal for lunch? It would be a joy to open your lunch pail and see a homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwich...

Book Rental Program`

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno November 1, 2010

The book rental program at Cerritos College has accordingly saw a spike of rented text books by 34 percent of purchases from students since the beginning of this semester. "For fall, our rental number...

Halloween Judgement Calls on Women Costumes

Michelle Moreno, m.moreno October 26, 2010

Halloween is a time when being scared is fun and adventurous, an annual holiday were everyone gets to dress up in their costumes and pretend to be whatever or whomever they choose to impersonate. In...

Homecoming Elections

Michelle Moreno, M.moreno October 19, 2010

Cerritos College was finally down to its last seven candidates for homecoming queen and the elections took place as a two day voting event on October 13 and 14. Students at Cerritos College were able...

Internet Piracy

Michelle Moreno, M. Moreno October 19, 2010

The impact of network neutrality has allowed people all over the world to interact with others over the internet. Internationally this has impacted end-users of the internet with ability to share and...

Homecoming Activity Night swarms campus

Michelle Moreno, M.moreno October 11, 2010

Homecoming committee held an activities night at the social science patio on October 6,  where free pizza and soda was given out to the evening students. Cerritos College students only needed their...

Oil refineries hidden in LA must be removed to alleviate health risks for residents

Michelle Moreno, m.moreno October 6, 2010

The expansion of oil refineries to produce natural gas and oil is impacting the environment by exposing people to health risks and an increase in pollution. Oilrigs are usually meant for drilling offshore...

A collage of photos show the life and career of Igor Grigoriev. Grigoriev was a music instructor at Cerritos who passed away Sept. 25 at the age of 55

Beloved music instructor passes away at 55

Michelle Moreno October 6, 2010

Cerritos College Music instructor, Igor Grigoriev, passed away on September 25. The cause for his death was an unexpected massive heart attack. Igor Grigoriev was a devoted musician and teacher, who lived...

Former rapper, now converted Muslim Mutah Beale (left) and Najeeb Al-Angeles (right) discussed the details of their religion to students on Sept. 29. Topics Beale discussed included his childhood, his rap career and his conversion to Islam.

Former rapper turned muslim speaks at Cerritos

Michelle Moreno October 5, 2010

Motivational speaker and recently converted Muslim, Mutah Beale, also known as Napoleon, came to Cerritos College for a conference on September 29. He was a former member of Outlawz, a group led by the...

The bell arrests

Michelle Moreno, m.moreno September 28, 2010

The justice that was taken place when the City Officials in Bell, California were arrested for the embezzlement of residents' public funds. Became an outcome that signified a definitive approach by controlling...

Culinary Arts offers meals like these to those involved in the Pound by Pound program.

Culinary Arts provides health-conscious meals

Michelle Moreno September 21, 2010

As more students and staff members are getting involved into the Pound by Pound program, students who are not in the program can try the new dietary menu that the Culinary Arts department will be having...

Cerritos Women Soccer Team

Michelle Moreno, M.Moreno September 21, 2010

Competing in their last pre-season game against Palomar on September 20, Cerritos College women soccer team won with a score of 3-2. In the first 24 minutes of the game, Palomar scored the first goal,...

Tremel D. Stewart, theatre major, is working producing his music.

Aspiring rapper juggles school and family life

Michelle Moreno September 20, 2010

Theatre major and president of the Black Student Union in Cerritos College, Tremel D. Stewart, has been involved in school, not only to pursue a career, but as a way to follow through with his music as...

Undecided major Carolina Somarriva places her vote for ASCC senate. Only 30 seats were available for the Fall 2010 semester.

Senate elections seat new candidates

Michelle Moreno September 7, 2010

Listen to audio ASCC held senate elections this fall semester for the running candidates that are competing for a seat as senator. Senate elections were held last Wednesday and Thursday,...

This toilet is an example of the types of hygienic renovations that professors Bill Sparks and Wendell Hanks are campagining for.

Does Cerritos have a clean campus?

Michelle Moreno August 24, 2010

Listen to audio The awareness of hygiene issues in Cerritos College campus buildings, has brought a lot of attention to the board of administration, which in return started a health and safety...

Men’s Soccer set to ‘kick’ opponents to the curb

Michelle Moreno August 20, 2010

The Cerritos College men's soccer team will try to look past its 2-1 loss to Mt. SAC in the 3rd round playoff game last season and will start the 2010 season next week against Los...

Print cartridges that are contributed by staff are being recycled by the purchasing department.

Cerritos goes green with cartridge recycling program

Michelle Moreno August 18, 2010

Cerritos College started a new cartridge recycling program thanks to a five-year contract with Toshiba for the new copiers in the division departments.The program started on March 1, 2010 when Toshiba...

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