Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Coach accused of inappropriate relationship

April 14, 2010

The Cerritos College women's soccer team head coach, Ruben Gonzalez, has been accused of having an innapropriate relationship with female student at a school he previously coached, according to the Los...

Football team eliminated from playoffs

November 22, 2009

An offense that was in rhythm all season long was finally out of sync on Saturday.Quarterback Chris Morales threw four interceptions and was 9 for 32 to give Cerritos College a 31-17 loss to Palomar in...

Defense gets offensive in football teams win

Defense gets offensive in football team’s win

November 15, 2009

For a high-powered offense that averaged 40 points a game in the regular season, it was the No. 3 Cerritos College football team's defense and special teams that did most of the scoring in its 42-28 victory...

Football remains unbeaten

Football remains unbeaten

October 24, 2009

Running back Tylik Carter ran for four touchdowns, which was more than enough to propel the Cerritos College football team to a 58-17 victory over Riverside on Saturday's homecoming game.Carter tallied...

Football team gets revenge

Football team gets revenge

September 19, 2009

Revenge could not have been any sweeter.One season ago, the Cerritos College football team fell short to rival Long Beach City College in the "The Crosstown Cup" 28-24.But this time around, Cerritos avenged...

Lacy starts presidential duties

Lacy starts presidential duties

September 14, 2009

Newly appointed superintendent Linda Lacy officially began her tenure at Cerritos College on Monday.After a month long negotiation, Lacy's start date was announced in the last board meeting on Sept. 2.The...

Returned PAT prevents shutout for Falcons

Returned PAT prevents shutout for Falcons

September 12, 2009

A blocked PAT returned by Santa Monica for two points was all it took to ruin a shutout produced by the Cerritos College football team's defense in its 66-2 victory on Saturday at Cerritos College.The...

Football team routs East LA in opener

September 5, 2009

Quarterback Chris Morales led the offense with a touchdown in each of the first five possessions to lead the Cerritos College football team to a 49-7 victory over East Los Angeles in the season...

iFALCON looks to soar under Castaneda

August 20, 2009

ASCC Vice President Rosa Castaneda will assume responsibilities of iFALCON this semester after being launched by former ASCC President Michael Barrita in Spring.Castaneda has teamed up with English professor...

Board votes for Lacy

Board votes for Lacy

August 12, 2009

The board of trustees voted to hire Linda Lacy as the next president of Cerritos College on August 12.Negotiations regarding her starting date will now begin, according to Acting President Bill Farmer.The...

Lacy, Zacovic remain in presidential search

June 21, 2009

The Board of Trustees has narrowed its search down to two candidates as Linda Lacy and Mark Zacovic are left for the running of the next Cerritos College President.According to Bryan Reece, Faculty Senate...

Forum: Russell feels at home

June 17, 2009

(Photo Slideshow) Barry Russell, the fourth presidential finalist, found himself in a familiar environment as the former Dean of Fine Arts and Communications at Cerritos College participated in the open...

Forum: Armstrong plans to set tone

June 16, 2009

(Photo Slide Show) Thom Armstrong, presidential finalist, plans to make his presence known his first year in office and explained in an open forum on Wednesday at 4 p.m., how he will set the tone as President...

Forum: Lacy makes budget top priority

June 16, 2009

PHOTO SLIDE SHOW -- I am the leader and motivator in a time of crisis," said Linda Lacy, one of five presidential finalists for Cerritos College, on Tuesday at a public forum in Cerritos College at 4 p.m.Lacy...

Lacy makes budget top priority

June 15, 2009

"I am the leader and motivator in a time of crisis," said Linda Lacy, one of five presidential finalists for Cerritos College, on Tuesday at a public forum in Cerritos College at 4 p.m.Lacy was scheduled...

track and field

May 19, 2009

Led by Karen Guravska's, Erin Straughter's and Jessica Barfield's first place finishes, the Cerritos College women's track and field team won its second straight title and third in the last four years,...

Track qualifies in 57 entries at SCC

Track qualifies in 57 entries at SCC

May 4, 2009

After winning their respective conference championships, the Cerritos College men's and women's track and field teams collectively qualified 57 entries for the Southern California Championships at Mt....

Falcons advance to next round

Falcons advance to next round

May 2, 2009

The Cerritos College softball team will advance to the second round of the postseason after concluding the sweep of the first round of the playoff series against Ventura on Sunday.Cerritos defeated...

Softball ranked No. 2

Softball ranked No. 2

April 27, 2009

It was a just a young freshman team in August and now it is one of the top ranked softball teams in the state.The Cerritos College softball team will enter the postseason as the No. 2 ranked team in the...

Life of a student athlete

Life of a student athlete

April 27, 2009

What's harder than maintaining good grades when you are taking more than 12 units?Maintaining them while you are hitting a .944 slugging percentage with a record-breaking 15 home runs in a season.It's...

iFALCON scholarships offered

April 20, 2009

Cerritos College is offering $500 iFALCON scholarships to two or three students who have excelled academically.Applications for the scholarship are made available at the Student Activities Office and the...

Financial aid scam investigation continues

April 19, 2009

Cerritos College campus police is investigating a financial aid scam involving 30 to 40 people and $200, 000, according to director of Public Affairs Mark Wallace.Two students, Ronald Dennis Clark,...

Two arrested in financial aid scam

April 13, 2009

Two students, Ronald Dennis Clark, 37, of Long Beach and Shanay Bobbie Beacham, 27, of Hawthorne, have been arrested for identity theft and financial aid fraud at Cerritos College.Both were charged...

Softball ranked in CAL JC Top 20 Poll

March 15, 2009

With only three returnees and a squad full of freshmen, the Cerritos College softball team seems to be not be fazed as they top the rankings on the latest CAL JC Top 20 Poll.Head coach Kodee Murray, on...

Womens basketball eliminated from playoffs

Women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

March 4, 2009

Guard Maleta Daughtery was held to 11 points after scoring 23 just days before, the Cerritos College women's basketball team shot 25 percent and Mt. SAC proved why it is the top-seeded defending state...

Cerritos defeats Santa Barbara, 72-71

Cerritos defeats Santa Barbara, 72-71

February 26, 2009

The Falcons were given a second chance as they hosted the Vaqueros for the first round of the playoffs and avenged their loss with a 72-71 come-from-behind win Wednesday night thanks to guard Maleta Daughtery's...

Women’s basketball to face top seed

February 26, 2009

With the victory over Santa Barbara City College, the Cerritos College women's basketball team will now advance to play top-seeded and defending state champion Mt. San Antonio in the second round of the...

Women’s basketball becomes SCC Champions

February 24, 2009

With only three returning players and a rough start this season, the Cerritos College women's basketball team was able to cap off its regular season as SCC Champions with 20 victories.The 20 wins mark...

Football players sign to PAC-10 schools

February 10, 2009

Cousins cornerback LeQuan Lewis and defensive end Ryan Davis, along with teammate defensive tackle Johnny Tivao, led the Cerritos College football team with signings to PAC-10 schools.Lewis will be playing...

7 players sign letters of intent

February 10, 2009

For the Cerritos College football players, a lot was said but nothing was done prior to last Wednesday's National Letter of Intent Day until seven players signed and officially committed to Division I...

Women’s basketball gets revenge on LA Southwest

February 10, 2009

After breaking its four-game winning streak and losing to LA City, 74-52, last Wednesday, the Cerritos College women's basketball team took out its revenge on LA Southwest, beating it, 63-50, Friday night.The...

Womens basketball defeats El Camino as team

Women’s basketball defeats El Camino as team

January 26, 2009

No one did it alone. No one stood out. The Cerritos College women's basketball team did exactly what they needed to do to win, play as a team.Just when the days for the struggling Falcons seemed dark,...

Falcons win in overtime, Welliver makes history

January 22, 2009

An all-around team effort gave the Cerritos College women's basketball team its first victory in conference play over El Camino, 54- 51, in overtime and a place in history for head coach Karen Welliver.With...

Men’s tennis challenge for conference wins

January 20, 2009

"It's always about winning state, " said men's tennis head coach Alvin Kim.Even with arguably the best teams in the state being in the same division, Kim is not ready to sell his team short.The South Coast...

Softball seeks to defend state title

Softball seeks to defend state title

January 20, 2009

Expectations will be high for the Cerritos College softball team as they enter the 2009 season with a state championship title to defend.The Falcons were crowned 2008 state champions for the second time...

Villegas awarded National Player of the Year

Villegas awarded National Player of the Year

January 20, 2009

Just a little more than a month ago, midfielder Corina Villegas was celebrating the state championship MVP award after scoring three goals in the championship game to lead the women's soccer team to its...

Artiaga named Far West Region Coach of the Year

Artiaga named Far West Region Coach of the Year

January 20, 2009

For the second time in four years, Benny Artiaga was named Far West Region Coach of the Year after leading the Cerritos College men's soccer team to its second state championship in three years.The Falcons...

Mens basketball defeats LA Southwest

Men’s basketball defeats LA Southwest

January 16, 2009

After a rough month, the Cerritos College men's basketball team came away with a victory at Los Angeles Southwest College in its first South Coast Conference game on Friday, 68-64, to snap a seven-game...

Women’s soccer wins second straight title

December 9, 2008

Forward Elba Menjivar's goal in the 68th minute brought life back into the struggling Cerritos College women's soccer team against Santa Clara  after trailing 2-1 Sunday afternoon.But,...

Women’s soccer team repeats as state champs

December 8, 2008

It was forward Elba Menjivar's goal in the 68th minute that brought life back into the struggling Cerritos College women's soccer team against Santa Clara  after trailing 2-1 Sunday...

Women’s water polo team wins state championship

November 26, 2008

There is a first time for everything and head coach Sergio Macias proved it by taking the women's water polo team to its first state championship title in Cerritos College history."It's a big accomplishment....

R. Gomez- Wrestling story

November 20, 2008

141 pounder Mike Koehlein began the night with a 2nd round pin to add to an already 12-0 lead due to forfeits from Mt. San Antonio on Wedneday night.The quick lead secured a 32-12...

Impressions on iFALCON Q & A

November 3, 2008

Q: What are your thoughts on the new iFALCON campaign?A:  I think it's a good idea. I think every student needs a little bit of guidance in his or her academic journey.Q: Are you a first generation...

R. Gomez- Q & A

November 3, 2008

iFALCON gets ready for its launch

October 29, 2008

With 24,000 students enrolled , Michael Barrita, ASCC president wants to leave a program of student success behind for Cerritos College. The answer is iFALCON.Bryan Reece, President of the Faculty...

Weeding out the rights and wrongs on marijuana

October 28, 2008

Is it good or is it bad? What's wrong with it?  Students filled the classroom of SS 215 to listen to the facts and fiction of the controversial substance of marijuana on Tuesday morning.During Drug...

American Red Cross needs your support

October 22, 2008

Rob Torrez, senior field manager for the American Red Cross, spoke to club representatives about the importance of signing up for the Fall blood drive during the ICC meeting last Thursday morning.The blood...

Court Reporting Club rep. wins Homecoming Queen for third straight year

October 19, 2008

After the Homecoming events held the past few weeks, Helen Eggleston of the Court Reporting Club was announced 2008 Homecoming Queen.Eggleston was announced queen during the halftime show of Friday night's...

Dude looks like a lady

October 12, 2008

The Homecoming activities were continued with the mock rally being next on the list Thursday morning.In the mock rally, each princess chose a male student to represent and mock her.The student center was...

Mendoza wins Mock Rally

October 8, 2008

To continue the Homecoming festivities, the mock rally was held in the student center.Representing Monique Meza, Ricardo Mendoza, cosmetology Major, won the competiion.Mendoza said," The mock rally...

Has Homecoming lost its meaning?

October 6, 2008

On Tuesday, the homecoming cout was introduced.Out of all the women, only two actually mentioned their clubs.I thought Homecoming was all about the clubs and getting students involved?It was quite disappointing...

Homecoming Court introduced

October 5, 2008

Of the 22 women running for Homecoming court, seven were elected to the court last Thursday.The Homecoming Court is:Helen Eggleston- Court ReportingVictoria Kennedy- Forensics ClubValerie Gomez- IndependentUmeamara...

Chicanos looking to make their mark in medicine

October 5, 2008

Chicano/Latino Community Medicine held its first general meeting, last Thursday.The meeting included a guest speaker, Ignacio Hernandez, coordinator of Bridges to the Baccalaureate research program in...

R. Gomez -Homecoming Applications#

September 25, 2008

The Homecoming applications for the float and the court were due last Sept. 25 at 4 p.m.There were two different applications available at the Student Activities office.The first was for clubs to participate...

Viva La Resistencia

September 15, 2008

La Sociedad de Profesores Hispanos and the History Department presented an inside look at the revolutionary wars that occured in Latin America.Students filled the lecture hall to listen to Walter Fernandez,...

Falcons finish second in Cerritos Tournament

September 14, 2008

The Cerritos Wrestling team hosted its own tournament to start off its 2008 season.At the end of the day, 11 wrestlers from the Falcon wrestling team walked away with a medal including Ryan Giovenco being...

R. Gomez-Wrestling Results

September 14, 2008

DJ Kalambres plays in Falcon Square

September 8, 2008

On August 26, DJ Kalambres was playing some of the popular music of today in Falcon Square.After a rough day of school, it could not have been any more fitting than to sit under a shaded tree and listen...

Theater sets cast for The Rivals

Theater sets cast for ‘The Rivals’

August 26, 2008

To begin the new 2008 fall semester at Cerritos College, the theater department held auditions for its upcoming play in October.The cast includes: Jason Falske as Sir Anthony Absolute, Maria Lopez...

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