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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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New: Tryouts to be held for 2007-08 Dance and Cheer Squad

May 9, 2007

Tryout for the 2007-08 Dance and Cheer Squad will be held on May 18 in the gymnasium. Co-captains Lindsay Cox, liberal arts major and Lydia Chavez, nursing major of this year's squad said was important...

Update: ISA fee hikes seem unfair

May 9, 2007

With international students facing higher enrollment fees starting in the summer sessions at least 530 signatures have been gathered to petition the hikes. International students pay $210 up from $186...

Film student finds career set with two internships

May 9, 2007

One minute you're in a film editing class and before you can blink your eyes you have not one, but two internships at California Film Commission and another with Fox 11 TV News for the summer.That is exactly...

Update: CIS department opposes possible relocation

May 9, 2007

The possibility of the Computer and Information Sciences Department from its current home in the Science, Engineering and Mathematics Division to the Business Education was discussed on April 24 during...

Psychology Club hands out cash rewards

May 9, 2007

Three-essay contest winners were choose for a cash reward by members of the Psychology Club. The names of the contest winners were not released as of press time.To qualify, students had to do was submit...

Project HOPE still trying for survival

May 9, 2007

In hopes of keeping its program at Cerritos Title V Project HOPE Director Graciela Vasquez asked the Board of Trustees to look into a grant last Wednesday during the meeting. Project HOPE is dedicated...

CCFF addresses diversity and equity

May 9, 2007

Cerritos College Faculty Federation President and Philosophy instructor Ted Stozle addressed members of the Board of Trustees last Wednesday to ask them to practice diversity and equity at Cerritos. The...

New: Math instructor will be commencement speaker

May 9, 2007

Manuel Lopez, math instructor will be the speaker at the 50th annual commencement ceremony this Saturday at 5 p.m. at Falcon Stadium. Lopez began teaching part time at Cerritos College and Cypress College....

Math Club helps Su Casa agency

May 9, 2007

With book donations for students, faculty, staff and administrators the Math Club was able to raised $1,182 during the Su Casa Book Sale held in front of the library from March 27-29.On of the money would...

Bermudez-Hate Crime Victims

May 8, 2007

Hate Crime VictimsMatthew ShepardOct. 6, 1998Twenty-one year old tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming and pistol-whipped then left for dead. As a result, died six days later. Arthur Cart WarrenJuly 4,...

CDC hosts ‘Week of Young Child’

May 2, 2007

The Child Development Center held its ninth annual "Week of the Young Child Hands on Curriculum Fair" last Friday.The event ran from April 21 through April 28 in the Child Development Center. More than...

Student musical leaves some spell-bound

Student musical leaves some ‘spell-bound’

May 2, 2007

With its take on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from John Michael Tebelak's "Godspell" the Cerritos College's Theatre Department's version of it was in all truth, weak with dialogue when it opened Friday...

Sixteen students receive awards in hair, fashion show

May 2, 2007

Sixteen cosmetology students won awards as more than 70 people attended the event during the Cosmetology's Department 52nd annual Hair and Fashion Show on Monday in the Student Center.But the overall winner...

Artists freely expose their talents

Artists freely ‘expose’ their talents

May 2, 2007

Paintings hung in an art gallery don't show an audience the composition and detail. However, once a student has a model to show the creativity that is there with every stroke on a canvas, that's what you...

ASCC dubs ‘Show Pride’ campaign successful

May 2, 2007

With the success of the "Show Pride Campaign" this year to the hope of having club bulletins next semester seven members of the ASCC Cabinet were thanked by ASCC President Joe Cobarrubio on Monday. The...

Dr. Pearl revisits promoting peace

Dr. Pearl revisits promoting peace

May 2, 2007

For the second time since last November, Dr. Judea Pearl spoke of the importance of interfaith dialogue, along with U.N. representative Dr. Akbar Ahmed and the message of peace during the "Global Interfaith...

Fee hike for international students raises concern

May 2, 2007

International students will have to pay $24 per unit more starting this summer to enroll at Cerritos College. In the summer, international students pay $210 up from $186 per unit but in the fall semester...

News Budget for May 9 (So far)

April 29, 2007

News Budget for May 9 issueLast Senate Meeting May 2 at 2 p.m.Writer: Photos: Last Cabinet meeting April 30 Writer: Photos: Cerritos College Project HOPE to Host Banquet Honoring Graduates Wednesday May...

Cerritos hosts job fair for inquisitive students

April 25, 2007

Approximately 70 employers from Southern California were in attendance during the Cerritos College's 37th annual Career Expo and Job Fair on Wednesday in the Student Center with more than 1,000 students...

Essay winners receive Board recognition

April 25, 2007

Three Women's History Month Essay winners were recognized during the Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday. The three that were recognized were Melvi De La Cruz, psychology and sociology major, Carol...

Possible move of ISA office raises concern

April 25, 2007

The possibility of having the International Students office to the Business Division was discussed on Tuesday during the Faculty Senate meeting. Vice President of Academic Affairs William Farmer, Jr. first...

Mega Mixer attracts students and opportunities

April 25, 2007

The 11th annual Mega Mixer attracted more than 1,000 students and faculty on Tuesday in the Student Center for those who were looking for job opportunities. The mixer will feature an "It's a Jungle Out...

Writer’s Anonymous to release ‘untitled’ magazine

April 25, 2007

The Writer's Anonymous Club will be releasing its first "Untitled" magazine sometime next week.However, students and faculty will have the opportunity to get a first listen to what's in the magazine with...

New HPV vaccine could make cancer old news

New HPV vaccine could make cancer old news

April 25, 2007

Approximately 15,000 women in the U.S. develop cervical cancer each year. Women between the ages of 30 and 40 are likely to have the cancer. And according to American Cancer Society about 3,670 women will...

Club hosts recycling drive for awareness

April 25, 2007

The Psychology Club held a recycling drive in Falcon Square during its Environmental Awareness Week last Thursday. The purpose of the recycling drive was to educate students on the importance of helping...

ASC hasn’t quite got the message

April 25, 2007

It's Round 2 with the Academic Support Center. This time it is the question of how accessible is the place to disabled students.The first time around I questioned why the ASC didn't have tutors who were...

Cosmetology department to host hair, fashion show

April 25, 2007

The Cosmetology Department will have its 52nd annual Hair and Fashion Show on April 30 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center. The event will give cosmetology students the opportunity to showcase their creativity...

Carpenter is good at making his own stuff

Carpenter is good at making his own stuff

April 25, 2007

Wood furniture can easily be displayed in furniture stores. However, what if you can create that furniture and be proud to know that you did it?Rene Sutton, woodworking major, said having that satisfaction...

Presidential candidates don’t manage to collect minimum votes

April 25, 2007

With a total of 352 votes during the Presidential Elections on Wednesday and Thursday those students who did vote say that it is important to do so. None of the three teams managed to collect the minimum...

Faculty receive awards for effort

Faculty receive awards for effort

April 24, 2007

Twelve faculty members were honored for commitment to education during the 2006-07 Outstanding Faculty Awards held in the Student Center last Thursday. More than 200 faculty and students were in attendance.Those...

News Budget for May 2

April 20, 2007

News Budget for May 2Cabinet meetingWriter: Norma Photos: NormaSenate meetingWriter: Photos:Profile on Newly Elected ASCC President and ASCC Vice PresidentWriter: Photos:Cerritos College to Host Interfaith...

Investment talk to be held during BAC meeting

April 18, 2007

Accounting instructor Michael Farina will speak to members of the Board of Accounting Club about investment options during a seminar titled, "Investment Options 101" on April 26 in Room SS 140. The seminar...

ISA treated students to song, dance during festival

April 18, 2007

Through song, dance and fashion, the International Student Association held its Spring Festival on April 10 in the Student Center. More than 40 students were treated to music from different cultural...

Mega Mixer to provide business networking

April 18, 2007

The Cerritos College Foundation will host its 11th annual Mega Mixer on April 24 in the Student Center. This year's theme is, "It's a Jungle Out There."The Mega Mixer gives Cerritos the opportunity to...

Appreciate those who work to inform you

April 18, 2007

Isn't it funny that when someone writes something that is deemed untrue how the work that was put into writing the story can be taken for granted?People can take things too serious sometimes. But the real...

News Budget for April 25

April 13, 2007

News Budget for April 25Cabinet meetingWriter: Senate meetingWriter: ASCC Presidential Election held in Social Science and Student Center on April 18-19Writer: Photos:Cerritos College Host Darfur Conflict...

News Budget for April 14

April 9, 2007

News Budget for April 14Cabinet meetingWriter: Senate MeetingWriter: ASCC Presidential Elections Forum on April 12 at 11 a.m. in BK 111/112Writer: Photos:Profile on those Presidential CandidatesWriter:...

news budget for april 18 (New Update)

April 9, 2007

New Directors Hired for Foster Kinship Care Education Program and Child Development CenterWriter:Cabinet meetingWriter:Senate meetingWriter:DSPS Hosted Workshop Presented by the National Technical Institute...

Project HOPE to be shut down

March 30, 2007

Project HOPE is currently petitioning to keep its program alive at Cerritos. ASCC Vice President Jason Macias has started handing out petitions to students and asking them to write letters saying that...

New: Campaign by commish questioned

March 29, 2007

Commissioner of External Affairs Michael Barrita faced tough questions from Senate Liaison Alok Barot has to why it was important to have a "Know Your Rights" handout in Spanish last Wednesday during...

New: DSPS hosts wheelchair game

March 29, 2007

Members of the Disable Students Program and Service held its second annual Wheelchair Basketball game last Wednesday in the gym. More than 30 people attended the event that gave students the opportunity...

New: Waves of Feminism close WHM celebration

March 28, 2007

The three waves of feminism panel discussion will close out the 21st annual celebration of Women's History Month at Cerritos. The Early Roots of Feminism: The First Wave 1484-1920 held in the Social Science...

New: Club seeks to inform students on their rights

March 28, 2007

The Political Science club is getting closer to having a "Know Your Rights" Campaign on campus announced at the ASCC Cabinet meeting on Monday.Michael Barrita, commissioner of external affairs, said that...

New: Letter to the Editor: Check your spelling staff

March 28, 2007

Dear Talon Marks, The Cerritos College campus newspaper supposedly represents the student body of Cerritos College, but how can that be when the articles are so ineffectual? It is not enough to merely...

Update: CCFF challenges Board policy reserves

March 27, 2007

Members of the Cerritos College Faculty Federation address the Board last Wednesday about its proposal of its controversial moved about having 5 percent within its official policy of college reserves.For...

Abortion issues discussed during open forum

March 26, 2007

The Psychology Club held a discussion titled "Pro-life, Pro-Choice," that focused on educating students about the conception of abortion on Tuesday in the Social Science Building. More than 25 people...

Segregation lives on and diversity is losing its flavor

March 21, 2007

It appears that segregation has returned to the classroom and there is nothing that people can do about it. Recently a district judge in Little Rock, Arkansas had ruled the district supervision end for...

Proposed carpool lanes still hitting delay

March 21, 2007

The continued possibility of carpool lanes was discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday.The proposal to have carpool lanes in the parking was first suggested by Senator Jaime Sandoval back in early February....

‘Clothesline project’ exposes female angst

March 21, 2007

"Silence Kills" and "Stop the Violence Against Women" were just some of the words written on more than 20 shirts during the Clothesline Project on Tuesday.Despite being originally scheduled for Wednesday,...

Male feminists question gender roles

March 20, 2007

"Are males oppressed by patriarchy?" That was one of two questions raised during the second "Unmasking the Male Feminist: How can a male be a feminist? Humanity Beyond Gender" forum held last Thursday...

News Budget for March 28 Final

March 19, 2007

News Budget for March 28 (Mid-Issue)Cabinet meeting at 2 p.m.Writer: Senate meeting at 2 p.m.Writer:Math Club holds Su Casa Book Sale at Library Entrance March 27-29 at 11 a.m.Writer: Pro-Choice Pro-Life...

ROP students win Cerritos automotive competition

March 14, 2007

Southwest ROP students Nathaniel Haugh and Jared Hindman won the Cerritos College Automotive Technology Department High School Auto Tech Competition sponsored by the Southland Motor Car Dealers Association...

‘Year of the boar’ is welcomed with celebration

March 14, 2007

The Lunar New Year Celebration was held at the Student Center on Saturday. More than 300 people attended the event in honor of the year of the Boar. The event was sponsored by Cerritos College and Chinese...

Amber Meehleis, climbing her way to the top of the rock, attended the event as a community member.

Game booths set off Hoe Down Days

March 14, 2007

Cerritos got ready to hoe down for the 28th annual Hoe Down Days celebration. Twenty carnival booths were out for the first day event on Tuesday in Falcon Square. The events will continue until Thursday.More...

Recycling drive deemed successful

March 14, 2007

The ASCC recycling drive was deemed a success during the ASCC Cabinet meeting on Monday. Commissioner of Student Outreach Joelle Lai said that the student turnout during the recycling drive on March 6-7...

Country fans should support opinionated ‘chicks’

March 14, 2007

The Dixie Chicks have faced enough rejection and it needs to stop.People, as well as the music industry, need to get over the comment that was made on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003 by Natalie Maines...

Marston screens drug abuse movie for students

March 14, 2007

Joshua Marston's directorial debut "Maria Full of Grace" screened for more than 20 students as part of the Women's History Month's Film Festival last Thursday in S202. The film first premiered at the Sundance...

TRAC program receives national award

March 14, 2007

Teacher TRAC Director Sue Parsons addressed members of the Board of Trustees during its meeting last Wednesday to display the national award the program received from Phi Theta Kappa International Honor...

News Budget for March 21 issue (So far)

March 12, 2007

News Budget for March 21 issueCabinet Meeting on MondaysWriter: NormaPhotos: NormaSenate Meeting on Wednesdays Writer: BrittanyPhotos: Norma"Unmasking the Male Feminists" Forum in Science Building Lecture...

NEWS budget March 14 (So far)

March 8, 2007

News Budget for March 14 issue: Cabinet meeting at 2 p.m. in BK 111/112Writer: Brittany/NormaPhotos:Senate Meeting at 2 p.m. in BK 111/112Writer: JohnPhotos:Automotive Department selects Agoura High School...

Cheer Squad places third in competition

Cheer Squad places third in competition

March 7, 2007

On Feb. 11-12 the Cerritos College Cheer Squad won third place in the United Spirit Association's 2007 Collegiate National in Las Vegas. The two squads that competed were cheerleading and hip-hop, where...

ASC is a bunch of helpless liars

March 6, 2007

Apparently asking for help doesn't do much anymore.Here at Cerritos there is the Academic Support Center and it has signs that claim that it has tutoring for any class that a student is taking during the...

New ASCC appointees lack confidence

March 6, 2007

Melissa Singh, business accounting major, and Filiberto Ochoa, electronics engineering major, were appointed as Senators during the ASCC Senate meeting last Wednesday. Singh, who was an active student...

Taboo words provoke interest in female hip-hop

Taboo words provoke interest in female hip-hop

March 6, 2007

"Can hip-hop be considered as feminism rap?" That question was raised during a hip-hop panel discussion titled, "B***h, H*e, N***a: Gender Representation in Hip-Hop," as part of March's Women's History...

Band exchange concert resonates perfection

March 6, 2007

More than 50 people from the Cerritos College Band Exchange concert played on Monday night at the Student Center. Those from the Cerritos College Concert Band, directed by music instructor Alan J. Hallback,...

Good songs can give anyone McPheever

Good songs can give anyone ‘McPheever’

March 6, 2007

Well, she might not have won "American Idol" last year, but I have to say that Katharine McPhee is a decent singer. On her debut CD, Katharine McPhee (RCA Records) displays a good vocal range for someone...

Vagina monologues stirs up awareness

‘Vagina monologues’ stirs up awareness

March 6, 2007

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance club held its version of Eve Ensler's play "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Teleconference Center. Twenty FMLA members performed the monologues...

Students discuss feminism in modern culture at forum

February 28, 2007

The question of, "Can males be feminists?" was one of four questions posed to students last Thursday during the forum titled, "Unmasking the Male Feminist" in the Social Science Building.The Philosophy...

Board discusses proposals in motion

February 28, 2007

The possibility of having carpool lanes in parking lot C-10, in addition to looking into the implementation of the usage of public transportation to accommodate students was discussed during the Board...

USC rep to visit Cerritos for recruitment

February 28, 2007

Crystal Connelly, a representative from USC, will discuss the opportunity for Cerritos students to enroll in the accounting program and will also provide financial aid information during the Board of Accounting...

BSU celebrates BHM with talent show

BSU celebrates BHM with talent show

February 28, 2007

Members of the Black Student Union held its fifth annual Fashion and Talent Show Friday night in the Student Center coinciding with the celebration of Black History Month.This year's theme was "A Summons...

Student nurses talk health issues

Student nurses talk health issues

February 28, 2007

The Student Nursing Association of Cerritos College provided information on hypertension, stress, sex education, nutrition and cholesterol on Feb. 20 in Falcon Square. Among the more than 40 students from...

Crew tries to change hip-hop with style

‘Crew’ tries to change hip-hop with style

February 28, 2007

With the growing popularity of hip-hop, the genre is looked upon as music that is focused on sex and drugs and women. However, for the group Legendary Icon Crew, that perception of hip-hop is what they...

ASCC continues to debate over ‘MySpace’

February 28, 2007

The growing concern over MySpace was discussed at the ASCC Cabinet meeting on Monday. Members of the Cabinet questioned what could be done to discontinue the use of the popular website. A ban of MySpace...

Music faculty performs during gala event

February 28, 2007

Cerritos College faculty showed off its talent with the 22nd Annual Faculty Gala Concert on Sunday at the Burnight Theatre. Of the more than 60 people in attendance were students from the Music Department's...

Just let Anna Nicole rest in peace already!

February 28, 2007

For the love of God, would people just leave Anna Nicole Smith alone? The woman is dead and she was a tragic figure. It's not that I'm insensitive or anything but if you know anything about her, you would...

Special events to be held honoring WHM

February 28, 2007

In celebration of Women's History Month in March, special events, guest speakers and lectures will be held. Cerritos College has hosted the occasion since 1977 that has recognized women who have impacted...

News Budget for March 7 final

February 26, 2007

Cabinet meetings at 2 p.m.Writer: NormaPhotos: NormaSenate meetings at 2 p.m.Writer: Norma Photos: NormaHip-Hop Forum Discussion in FA 43 at 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. on March 1Writer: NormaPhotos: NormaBoard...

News Budget for 2/28 (Final)

February 20, 2007

News Budget for 2/28 Cabinet Meeting at 2 p.m.Writer: Norma/BrittanyPhotos: NormaSenate Meeting at 2 p.m.Writer: BrittanyPhotos: NormaFollowup on Carpool Lanes ProposalWriter: Continued Concern over MySpace...

HOPE helps residents needing medical aid

February 14, 2007

More than 60 volunteers from the Cerritos College Project HOPE program were at the Anaheim Health Fair on Sunday.The fair provided free physicals, flu shots and other medical attention to more than 1,000...

Local schools battle for new Mustang

Local schools battle for new Mustang

February 14, 2007

Fifteen Southern California high schools competed in the "Hands-On" Automotive Technology Semifinal on Saturday in the Cerritos College Automotive Department. The contest was sponsored by the Greater Los...

ASCC begins recycling drive to clean campus

February 14, 2007

ASCC President Joe Cobarrubio informed Board of Trustees members about the upcoming recycling drive that will take place in Falcon Square, during last Wednesday's meeting.The program, which will take place...

Gvollnan looks for ‘godly’ musical cast

February 13, 2007

Eight students auditioned for the musical "Godspell" on Monday night at the Burnight Theatre. "Godspell" is similar to that of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar." The action largely follows the canonical...

Large number of students face academic probation

February 13, 2007

More than 900 Cerritos students are currently on academic probation according to a matriculation report that was presented by ASCC commissioner of budget and finance Christopher Olivares.Also, as part...

Reps propose medical aid bill for mental patients

February 13, 2007

More than 50 people gathered to discuss mental health and addiction equity to promote parity on Saturday in the Student Center. U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), and Rep....

Sin fills ASCC chief justice position

February 13, 2007

Kanneaka Sin, English major, was appointed as ASCC Court Chief Justice last Wednesday during the ASCC Senate meeting. Sin, who has served as interim Chief Justice, fills in the position that had been...

Celebrities are ‘happy’ to come out despite criticism

February 13, 2007

It seems that Hollywood can't get past the fact that there are gay actors in the industry. Being that comedian Ellen DeGeneres has been the first person to have a gay character in a leading role in a sitcom,...

NEWS Budget for 2/21

February 8, 2007

NEWS Budget 2/21Cabinet meeting at 2 p.m.Writer: NormaPhotos: NormaSenate meetingWriter: Brittany Photos: Norma Cerritos College Student Wins Award at Research ConferenceWriter: Photos: Hunger Banquet...

Students urged to donate blood in upcoming drive

February 6, 2007

Project HOPE is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Blood Drive to be held at the Student Center on Feb. 13-14 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.Cerritos College is the No. 1 community college in the state that donates...

‘Untitled’ magazine currently accepting entries

February 6, 2007

The Writer's Anonymous club is currently accepting submissions for its magazine called "Untitled" due out on Apr. 26.Writer's Anonymous co-presidents Mario San Juan and Jeanine Rodriguez said that it will...

SNACC welcomes future student nurses

February 6, 2007

More than 200 students from the Student Nursing Association of Cerritos College program gathered to welcome new students last Thursday at the Health Sciences Building. The SNACC program prepares students...

House reintroduces fire safety bill

February 6, 2007

Legislation titled Campus Fire Safety Right To Know Act of 2007 was reintroduced to Congress on Jan. 22.The legislation calls for universities to report information on fire safety to the U.S. Department...

Forum will showcase men with ‘feminist’ sides

February 6, 2007

The Philosophy Club will hold a forum called "Unmasking the Male Feminist" on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. that will discuss and help students understand what feminism is. As of press time there is no current location...

Anything you say can and might be used against you

February 6, 2007

People should watch out what comes out of their mouth. Students should be aware that when you talk to the press that if there is something that you don't want to be made public that you have the right...

Madonna reinvents old songs in new DVD

Madonna reinvents old songs in new DVD

February 6, 2007

Her concert was the highest grossing ever for a female artist in 2006 and now fans can relive the "Confessions" tour with the release of the Confessions Tour Live CD/DVD (Warner Bros. Records). Yes, it...

Palacios-NEWS Budget for Feb. 14

February 3, 2007

News Budget for Feb. 14Cabinet Meetings at 2 p.m.Writer(s): BrittanyPhotos: NormaPhotos of Court members Photos: Senate meetings on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.Writer(s): NormaPhotos: NormaBlood Drive in Student...

Casting call held for ‘Vagina Monologues’

January 31, 2007

Six students auditioned for roles in the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance's version of Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues on Tuesday in the Liberal Arts building. The monologues deal with gaining...

Board praises men’s soccer championship

January 31, 2007

Coming off its first-ever state championship season, the Cerritos College men's soccer team received praise for its effort and hard work on Jan. 17 during the first Board of Trustees meeting of the spring...

House votes to lower student loan interest rates

January 31, 2007

The House of Representatives voted 356-71 to cut interest rates on student loans on Jan. 17. The passage of legislation that was sponsored by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) will now cut the interest on...

Senate appoints VP and new members

January 31, 2007

Members of the Cabinet, Court and Senate were appointed to their positions on Jan. 17 during the ASCC Senate meeting. In addition, Jason Macias, former commissioner of information technology, was appointed...

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