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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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ASCC President-elect Lance Makinano is being inaugurated into office. Former president Jasmin Ramirez congratulates Makinano

[Photo] Makinano, Lopez inaugurated during final senate meeting of semester

May 2, 2012

ASCC President-elect Lance Makinano is being inaugurated into office. Former president Jasmin Ramirez congratulates Makinano

Student senate passed SR11-001, also known as the Vote of No Confidence legislation, with 24 ayes, two nays, and two abstentions. The bill will now be passed over to be reviewed by the Board of Trustees on April 25.

[Photo] ASCC senate approves vote of no confidence

April 18, 2012

Student senate passed SR11-001, also known as the Vote of No Confidence legislation, with 24 ayes, two nays, and two abstentions. The bill will now be passed over to be reviewed by the Board of Trustees...

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Women’s basketball makes it to the second round of playoffs

February 22, 2012

Talon Marks Online Sports Freshman forward Diamond Roberts was able rack in 25 points to lead Cerritos in its 75-59 win over El Camino College on Saturday in the team's final conference game of the...

Rendon’s 18 points assists Falcons in win over LBCC

February 6, 2012

Freshmen Andrina Rendon led the Cerritos College women’s basketball team with 18 points in their 70-52 win over rival Long Beach City College. “We had no doubt that we were going to win today. We...

Rendon leads charge in women’s basketball’s win over short-handed Cougars

January 24, 2012

Freshman point guard Marissa Rendon led the Cerritos College women’s basketball team in its 63-33 win over Los Angeles Southwest College in its seventh South Coast Conference game on Jan 14. “Though...

Women’s basketball wins two in a row against ECC Compton

January 22, 2012

Defeating El Camino College Compton Center for the second time in a row, Cerritos College women’s basketball won 94-44 on Saturday at Gahr High School. This was Cerritos’ fifth win in a row. “I...

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Posthumous album gives Amy Winehouse new life

November 29, 2011

Pete Moye'Arts Button Amy Winehouse's first posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, is nothing less than expected: great. Winehouse's third overall album is compiled with songs released on her two...

Commissioner of Student Services, David Aguirre (right) wrote a letter of impeachment for ASCC President Jasmin Ramirez and addressed it during the Cabinet meeting on Nov 14. Aguirres explanation for the letter of impeachment isnt necessarily to take Ramirez out of office, but to put pressure on her administration to do more for the school and the students.

[Photo] ASCC President faces possible impeachment

November 15, 2011

Commissioner of Student Services, David Aguirre (right) wrote a letter of impeachment for ASCC President Jasmin Ramirez and addressed it during the Cabinet meeting on Nov 14. Aguirre's explanation for...

Sophomore midfielder Alex Ayala practices dribbling the ball in a drill. The Falcons have a bye during the first round of playoffs.

[Photo] Men’s soccer has first-round bye going into playoffs

November 15, 2011

Sophomore midfielder Alex Ayala practices dribbling the ball in a drill. The Falcons have a bye during the first round of playoffs.

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Alvarez, Covarrubias contribute in Cerritos’ 5-2 win against LBCC

November 1, 2011

Pete Moye'Sports Button Freshman midfielder Christian Alvarez, who had one goal and one assist, helped the Cerritos College men's soccer team in its 5-2 victory over Long Beach City College in its last...

El Camino freshman Kevin Alfaro hanging in the air after launching the ball toward Cerritos goal. Cerritos defense held El Camino to 1 shot on its goal at the end of the first half.

Men’s soccer shuts out El Camino in conference play

October 31, 2011

Pete Moye'Sports Button Freshmen Forward Angel Ayala led the Cerritos College men's soccer team in goals in a 5-0 South Coast Conference game against El Camino College, helping the team continue its five-game...

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ASCC award applications now available

October 24, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button ASCC award applications are currently available at the Student Activities Office, and online at http://cms.cerritos.edu/activities/awards-program.htm, up until Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. The...

Triathlon Clubs president Christopher De Maree  explains the plans for the Playa del Rey triathlon. The event is going to be held on Oct 16.

[Photo] Triathlon Club to participate in Playa del Rey triathlon

October 9, 2011

Triathlon Clubs president Christopher De Maree explains the plans for the Playa del Rey triathlon. The event is going to be held on Oct 16.

International Students Association candidate Yeim Bae (Left), with club members Abner Caguina (middle right), and Aljen Medillio (right) campaign for Bae. She is one of the women who made it to Homecoming Court.

[Photo] Homecoming elections begin

October 7, 2011

International Students Association candidate Yeim Bae (Left), with club members Abner Caguina (middle right), and Aljen Medillio (right) campaign for Bae. She is one of the women who made it to Homecoming...

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Men’s soccer team defeats Pasadena City College 6-1

October 3, 2011

Pete Moye'Sports Button With sophomore goalkeepers Danny Lizama having three goal saves, and defenders preventing Pasadena City College to score in the second half, the Falcons men’s soccer team defeated...

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Music Applied Program benefits students music majors

September 27, 2011

Pete Moye'Arts Button “I’ve been in this (music applied program) for almost six years, and it has helped me immensely. It helped me get closer with my teacher, and gain new ideas while working with...

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Cheerleaders should share same benefits as other teams on campus

September 19, 2011

Pete Moye'Sports Button Cheerleaders have to practice, travel with the football team, and have to wear a very pricey uniform like the rest of the Cerritos College athletic teams. Since that’s the case,...

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Homecoming court applications out now, most spots filled

September 15, 2011

Click Here to listen to Holly Bogdanovich, the director of student activities discuss the homecoming court and float applications. Pete Moye'News Button Homecoming season began Monday when Homecoming...

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Knowles brings back the “old-school” fans

September 15, 2011

Pete Moye'Arts Button The recently released album, “4,” by Beyonce Knowles, is a breath of fresh air to listen to compared to many of the current pop albums that have been released in the past three...

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Talking in the library can be a help to students

September 14, 2011

Pete Moye'Opinion Button The library was made for people to get their the schoolwork and studying done, so if students need to converse and make some noise to better the experience, by all means, go ahead. One...

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Women’s soccer team doubles its winning streak over weekend

September 9, 2011

Pete Moye'Sports Button In the first five minutes of the second half, the Cerritos College women’s soccer team was able to make a second half comeback to beat Cosumnes River College, 2-1, in its home...

Students invited to visit clubs

August 29, 2011

Students will be able to learn about the clubs and activities Cerritos College has to offer during this years Club Info Day, happening today from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. in Falcon Square, 5:30 p.m.-7p.m. at...

Diets don’t need to be ‘healthy,’ just exercise

August 29, 2011

At school, students already have to worry about studying and getting to class on time. Would worrying about the healthy choices of food being sold at school really be a big subject to be worrying about? According...

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Mentoring program offers guidance to students who are single parents

August 18, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button After a brief hiatus, the CARE department and Marcia Chaney will be bringing back the “CARE Mentoring Program.” “This program will be great to bridge students who need help...

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Women’s soccer to play season opener in New York

August 16, 2011

Pete Moye'Sports Button Finishing last season with a 21-2-2 record, the Cerritos College women’s soccer team has their sights set on improving their game and bringing home a championship as they get...

Psychology professor Dr. Todd Gaffney receives his award for Outstanding Faculty Member at the Faculty Awards Ceremony held on April 28

Gaffney honored at Faculty Awards

May 1, 2011

Instructors were honored for their work and time during the Faculty Awards Ceremony April 28, including psychology professor Dr. Todd Gaffney, who was named Most Outstanding Faculty Member. "I have worked...

POkoli FSZ Are you caught up with the current events?

April 11, 2011

Analey Velasquez (English Major)   "As far as current events go, I read the student newspaper (Talon Marks) every Wednesday. As far as the news on television, I haven't watched much since the earthquakes...

Jasmin Rameriez was named ASCC Preident for the fall of 2011.

ASCC President, Vice President and Student Trustee Named

April 10, 2011

Jasmin Ramirez, with her running mate Julian Del Real-Calleros and Areal Hughes were announced as the president, vice president, and student trustee-elect for the next school year hours after the...

Poetry Slam rewards students work

Poetry Slam rewards students’ work

March 31, 2011

Judges chose deaf student Francisco Arias as the winner of the $75 prize of the second annual Poetry Slam, for his performance of his original poem, "Essence." The Library Club opened the doors for the...

Sanchez wins Mr. Cerritos

Sanchez wins Mr. Cerritos

March 17, 2011

Crowd members all enjoyed watching this year's edition of Mr. Cerritos on March 16, with Anime Club's German Sanchez winning the title, and with Kabarkada club's Chris Strawder coming in second. "I am...

Fashion is displayed at Spring Festival

Fashion is displayed at Spring Festival

March 14, 2011

The fifth annual Spring Festival marked the first year Cerritos College students were able to take part in the performances. The main event of the day, which took place on Saturday, was the international...

Students and community residents alike enjoy the festivities at the Spring Festival. The Spring Festival celebrates the Chinese New Year.

Spring Festival returns to Cerritos

March 13, 2011

The Chinese Culture Association of Southern California, the Cerritos Chinese School, and Cerritos College drew large crowds during the fifth annual Spring Festival. The festival had events that showed...

Students recognized at the Burnies

Students recognized at the Burnies

March 8, 2011

Awards and scholarships were given to students who participate in the film and theater programs at the 2011 edition of the Burnie Awards ceremony. This year, 14 film and theater students were honored...

FSZ: How Familiar Are you With Priority Enrollment

March 7, 2011

  James David Lawver (Film Major)   "I didn't know there was a such thing as priority enrollment at this school; I just remember getting a letter in the mail saying ‘this is when you...

POkoli FSZ:Do you think Government Should Cut Funds From PLanned Parenthood

February 28, 2011

Daniel Shaffer (Linguistics Major) -"I think not because Planned Parenthood is here for a reason; its here to help teen mothers and other expecting mothers. We shouldnt cut money on something that has...

Falcons bounced out of the playoffs

February 26, 2011

The Cerritos College basketball team failed to pick up the victory against Riverside Community College, 68 to 66, ending there run to the state championship in the second round of the Southern California...

FSZ: Should student patrol officers be giving out tickets

February 22, 2011

  Drew Goodwin   Undecided Major   "I don't have any complaints with the officers because they are doing there jobs. I have got some tickets, but they are just doing what they are doing...

P.Okoli Spring Festival needs models (source is up)

February 21, 2011

The International Student Center and the Cerritos College Public Relations Office are looking for international students and students who have clothing from other cultures to take part in this year's...

Clubs come out and celebrate Valentine’s Day while fundraising

February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day is a day where people have a chance to show love and affection with gifts, and flowers; for a few campus clubs, it was a chance to help students and their clubs alike. On Feb. 14, five...

P.OKOLI Free Speech Zone:Should Students be doing drugs even if they should be focused in school?

February 14, 2011

  Juan Pineda   Undecided Major   If they are going to do drugs, they should do it outside of school because school is a place of learning and shape the way you are.   Sandra Cervantes   Psychology...

P,Okoli Mens BBall against Mt. SAC

January 26, 2011

The Falcons basketball team lost in a trying effort in its Jan. 25 conference game against Mt. San Antonio College, 89-79 at Gahr High School.   Though the Falcons (8-13) started off struggling in...

Santa Rosa Junior College ends Falcons bid for state championship

December 6, 2010

  The Cerritos College women's soccer team was kept scoreless, and fell short, 1-0, in the semifinals' playoff soccer game against Santa Rosa College (18-0-5) last Friday, ending its chances to participate...

Womens water polo falls in first round of playoffs

November 16, 2010

The Cerritos College women's water polo teams season came to an end this Friday after a loss to Golden West 9-3 in the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs at Cuesta College. The...

Title IX and its impact on womens’ sports

October 24, 2010

Layla Ali. Mia Hamm. Venus Williams. What do these women have in common? If you said dominant women in the sports world who are positive role models, you would be correct. It is good that women now have...

Students like undecided major Grace Ginto worked on a mock UC application to prepare them for the transfer process.

Students receive help with UC applications

October 20, 2010

The University Appeals Workshop that took place on Oct. 20 was a workshop for students who are looking to transfer to a University of California for next fall and may need assistance in filling in their...

Lady Falcons soccer victorious over East LA

October 18, 2010

  The Falcons women got the upper hand, and defeated East Los Angeles in their conference soccer match on Oct. 19.   With the Falcons (12-1-0) trying to stay undefeated in conference, and East...

The Mitsubishi iMiEV was on display at the Automotive Partners Building on Oct. 12. The reason for the iMiEV arriving at Cerritos is due to Mitsubishis attempt to promote its new line of 100 percent electrically powered cars

Mitsubishi Electric Car shocks Cerritos

October 13, 2010

A representative from Mitsubishi came on campus to promote the first 100 percent electric powered cars Oct. 12. John Nakamoto, a Business Developer for Mitsubishi, held a lecture-type presentation at...

Mock Rally shows what the men of Cerritos are made of

October 10, 2010

With many laughs, dancing and acting, The Homecoming Mock Rally was a success for Homecoming Court member Teresa Gonzalez and her  ‘mocker' Mark Vera, who was voted the favorite in this event. The...

Falcons Men Defeat El Camino 4-0 in soccers conference opener

September 22, 2010

With the Falcons (3-0-4) season starting Sept. 28, they are trying to start it off like any other team by getting the win, and for them specifically, break their tie streak they opened conference play...

Mens Soccer Pulls off another tie against Taft

September 18, 2010

  After the disappointing 0-0 tie with Oxnard on Tuesday, the Falcons (3-0-4) looked to prove their talents on their Friday game against Taft (1-0-4), who lost their last game against Santa Barbara. Going...

The Jumps From One Sport to Another

September 12, 2010

Have you noticed that in the last 5 to 10 years, there have been quite a few people who were marquee names in their sport, trying to move into another sport? Athletes like former professional wrestlers...

Women’s Water Polo: Ready to three-peat

August 25, 2010

The Cerritos College women's water polo team looks to have a great season following last year's season with a record of 29 wins and one loss, the best record in California, and winning its second conference...

Proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero is a constitutional right

August 17, 2010

During a White House dinner in commemoration of the start of Ramadan, a religious month for Muslims, which was on Friday, Aug. 13, President Obama mentioned that he is in favor of building a...

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August 16, 2010

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