Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Rosaura Montes, Staff Writer

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Going By a Family Rhythm

Going By a Family Rhythm

November 14, 2013

Host intro: He was born in Belflower on November second, nineteen nighty two. He has family coming from Mexico and he also has Italian decent. Jason Turrietta tells us how his family has influenced him...

John Eric Santamaria

[Photo] Santamaria makes sweet music

June 6, 2013

Music Major John Eric Santamaria during a Guitar Master class on May 7th at the music department

In two semesters, music student sees major increase

May 14, 2013

After being part of the Applied Music Program at Cerritos College for two semesters, music major John Eric Santamaria is surprised about how much he’s progressed playing the classical guitar in that...

John Eric Santamaria (podcast)

May 10, 2013

Multimedia Editor Rosaura Montes interviews classical guitarist, music major John Eric Santamaria. Edited by David Topete

Students, faculty and staff came to show support for Faculty Senate President Bob Chester regarding him being misquoted in a recent article where it was reported that he called Cerritos College a homophobic institution.

[Photo] Students, staff and faculty attend the board of trustee’s meeting to show support to Faculty Senate President Bob Chester

April 18, 2013

Students, faculty and staff came to show support for Faculty Senate President Bob Chester regarding him being misquoted in a recent article where it was reported that he called Cerritos College a homophobic...

Students, faculty and staff came to show support for Faculty Senate President Bob Chester regarding him being misquoted in a recent article where it was reported that he called Cerritos College a homophobic institution.

[Photo] Students, faculty discuss campus issues in Board of Trustees meeting (video)

April 17, 2013

Students, faculty and staff came to show support for Faculty Senate President Bob Chester regarding him being misquoted in a recent article where it was reported that he called Cerritos College a homophobic...

Dana Ramos’ bio

April 15, 2013

Psychology major If elected vice president, she wants to create a better way for clubs to communicate their wants and needs, improve the wifi connection and healthier food choices. Is running for vice...

Upcoming albums (audio)

April 10, 2013

Multimedia Editor Rosaura Montes reporting on upcoming albums releasing on April 15 and 16.

Cerritos College Phi beta Lambda members that attended the California Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference in Ontario.

Business students find success at conference

April 8, 2013

Cerritos College Phi Beta Lambda club member and math major Raquel Ramirez is pretty excited that she won three competitions in the California Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference. She...

Cerritos College Phi beta Lambda members that attended the California Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference in Ontario.

Business students find success at conference (slideshow)

April 8, 2013

Slideshow of the California Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference with Cerritos College's Phi Beta Lambda in Ontario, Calif, April 5 and 6.

Albums to lust over

April 6, 2013

While Fall Out Boy began its hiatus in 2009, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs released its third album "It’s Blitz" and Flaming Lips released its fourth studio album "Embryonic." Following in 2011, Samuel Beam...

Theater students successfully set up for concert

April 3, 2013

Theater instructor for live sound and staging Bradford Williams said his students did a great job setting up a concert at Burnight Center Theatre. His sound production students set up the sound for Creama...

Amanda Perez inspires through her own research

March 12, 2013

Psychology major Amanda Perez has hopes to use her knowledge to benefit society and bring about positive changes. Perez shares to the world her research presentations that teach people about different...

Ca Chancellor’s Office approves Cerritos College’s Film degree

March 5, 2013

English major Kamylle Paddio thinks that it's great that students can now obtain an associate of arts degree for Film Production while being film majors. She believes that people should be able to do...

Gangnam Stylin’: Psy performs at the Washington DC Jingle Ball concert at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Korean Pop inspires new club on campus

February 12, 2013

With the love of listening to Korean pop music since 2009, undecided major Omar Alonso decided to make a club that will unite people who share the same interest as he does. "It was pretty easy (to make...

Rocking Out: Professor Mark Abbruzzese (left) teaches Anthropology here at Cerritos College during the week, but at night rocks out with two of his bands. Abbruzzese’s band “Ghost Electric” was recently signed with Wright Records.

Mark Abbruzzese’s has the best of both world’s: professor by day, rocker by night

February 12, 2013

During his seven years of teaching anthropology at Cerritos College, professor Mark Abbruzzese not only grades papers during the weekend, but also has band practice with two different groups. Abbruzzese...

Nicholas Hoult and co-star Teresa Palmer mimic a modern Romeo and Juliet love story, but with a new twist in Warm Bodies. The film opened at number one at the box office.

‘Warm Bodies’ is a modern Romeo and Juliet for the dead

February 4, 2013

While the actors who played zombies in "Warm Bodies" weren't all convincing, this romantic comedy holds a different approach that people will enjoy, most likely if you're a teenager. The movie brings...

Nicholas Hoult and co-star Teresa Palmer mimic a modern Romeo and Juliet love story, but with a new twist in Warm Bodies. The film opened at number one at the box office.

‘Warm Bodies’ is a modern Romeo and Juliet for the dead

February 4, 2013

While the actors who played zombies in "Warm Bodies" weren't all convincing, this romantic comedy holds a different approach that people will enjoy, most likely if you're a teenager. The movie brings...

Review on ‘A Haunted House’ (podcast)

January 18, 2013

Talon Marks editors Rosaura Montes, Sarah Niemann and Alexandra Scoville discuss the new movie "A Haunted House.

Alondra Boulevard closed between Freeway Drive and Marquardt Avenue

January 7, 2013

The California Department of Transportation had scheduled construction to begin on Monday, Jan. 7 through mid 2015 that will close down Alondra Boulevard both directions between Freeway Drive and Marquardt...

Alondra Boulevard closed between Freeway Drive and Marquardt Avenue

January 7, 2013

The California Department of Transportation had scheduled construction to begin on Monday, Jan. 7 through mid 2015 that will close down Alondra Boulevard both directions between Freeway Drive and Marquardt...

A 1965 Chevrolet truck customized by students from the Auto Department. The truck will be complete late January.

[Photo] Auto Body Club restores 1965 Chevy truck

December 13, 2012

A 1965 Chevrolet truck customized by students from the Auto Department. The truck will be complete late January.

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December 11, 2012

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December 11, 2012

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Bookstore helps angels in need

November 28, 2012

More is offered at the college bookstore than just supplies for school. Students and faculty can go to bookstore register to ask for an angel. Not just any angel, but an angel sticker that is by the Norwalk...

WPMD host Music Extravaganza at Falcon Square

November 27, 2012

Music, rapping, giveaways, dancing and singing is all that took place at WPMD'S Music Extravaganza at Falcon Square on Nov. 27. Members of the Radio-Broadcasting Club took part in hosting the event with...

WPMD host Music Extravaganza at Falcon Square

November 27, 2012

Music, rapping, giveaways, dancing and singing is all that took place at WPMD'S Music Extravaganza at Falcon Square on Nov. 27. Members of the Radio-Broadcasting Club took part in hosting the event with...

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November 13, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy hit home for some

November 12, 2012

“It’s always scary if you don’t know what’s going to happen. And you just hope that everyone around you is going to be safe, ” the words that art history professor Julie Trager thought of when...

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Music will benefit students when it comes to homework

November 5, 2012

Listening to music while doing homework is a great benefit for students. Music sets a positive vibe for students to have a calm set of mind while doing homework because it makes them settle down and can...

Stage makeup student applying lip color with a brush on one of the ghouls at Knotts Halloween Haunt.

Advanced makeup students go behind the scenes at Knott’s Scary Farm

October 26, 2012

Some of professor Susan Watanabe's beginning and advanced makeup students entered a warehouse with mannequin heads, holding prosthetics of monster faces, scent of alchohol palettes, and hearing the sound...

Cerritos College students working together to apply a makeup foundation on one of the models who works a as monster at Knotts Halloween Haunt.

Stage makeup students go behind the scenes at Halloween Haunt

October 26, 2012

Cerritos College beginning and advanced stage makeup instructor Susan Wantanabe took some of her students to Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt in order to experience what goes on behind the scenes...

Veterans prepare for dinner and dancing at Military Ball

October 24, 2012

The second Cerritos College Military Ball will be held at the Student Center on Nov. 3 that will honor every branch member in the military. Veterans Resource assistant Alfred Velapatino encourages veterans...

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Trained actor from the London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Ian Ruskin, performing his one-man play “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.” Ruskin performed at the Teleconference Center on Oct. 10.

[Photo] ‘To Begin the World Over Again: The LIfe of Thomas Paine’ comes to Cerritos College–Audio Story

October 17, 2012

Trained actor from the London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Ian Ruskin, performing his one-man play “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.” Ruskin performed at the Teleconference...

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October 16, 2012

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Trained actor from the London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Ian Ruskin, performing his one-man play “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.” Ruskin performed at the Teleconference Center on Oct. 10.

[Photo] Ian Ruskin performs one-man play based on Thomas Paine

October 16, 2012

Trained actor from the London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Ian Ruskin, performing his one-man play “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.” Ruskin performed at the Teleconference...

MarJona Smith-Halieway who is running independently for Homecoming Queen ballot No. 6

Homecoming Princess MarJona Smith-Holieway Ballot No.6

October 2, 2012

Dental hygiene major MarJona Smith-Holieway is running for Homecoming Queen in order to be more active in Cerritos College. “I want to stay positive, ” Smith-Holieway said for keeping up her school...

Geovana Sarmiento who is running for Homecoming Queen for the Student Veterans Club ballot No. 5

Homecoming Princess Geovana Sarmiento Ballot No.5

October 2, 2012

Undecided major Geovana Sarmiento from the Student Veterans Club described herself as a creative person. Having a passion of becoming a physician, she wants to educate the public about health. “We...

Amber Belmonte who is running for Homecoming Queen for Phi Beta Lamba ballot No. 4

Homecoming Princess Amber Rose Belmonte Ballot No.4

October 2, 2012

“It’s probably one of my best feelings ever. I already feel like I won Queen, ” Amber Rose Belmonte said. She decided to run for court because she didn’t run in high school. Some of her hobbies...

Zineb Fikri who is running for Homecoming Queen for the Music Club ballot No. 2

Homecoming Princess Zineb Fikri Ballot No.2

September 30, 2012

Opera performance major Zineb Fikri is one of the seven women up for Homecoming Court. .“I was happy about the fact that I was rewarded for my hours of hard work and exhaustion, even happier that...

Mumford and Sons at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12.

‘Babel’ cries out powerful Mumford & Sons

September 30, 2012

"Babel” is an awesome album that fans will enjoy. Any fan can recognize the similar style in “Babel” that came from the first album “Sigh No More” from 2009. “Babel” still has the same...

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A sculpture created by Jean Ngo titled “Sister Valkyrie.” The sculpture had a sales price of $500 at the Student Art Show.

Students group art show

September 15, 2012

Undecided major Erica Figueroa is a student from a group of artists from Cerritos College whose art is displayed at the Mary Paxon Gallery in Cultural Arts Center located in in Norwalk, Calif. now until...

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Students participate in week-long blood drive

September 10, 2012

Business major Karen Lopez is one of the many people who are afraid of needles when donating blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive which is being held Monday through Thursday in the Cerritos College...

Graffiti is unnecessary to be seen on the campus

August 29, 2012

Enough is enough with graffiti in the restrooms! Before the restrooms were renovated, they looked really bad with carvings on mirrors and full of tagging on stalls. It isn't fair at all for the workers...

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Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures The Amazing Spider-man, also starring Emma Stone.

“The Amazing Spider-Man” provides great entertainment

July 10, 2012

Bravo! Applause of appreciation to “The Amazing Spider-Man” director, Marc Webb, and his adaptation of a great film. The movie stars the Emma Stone, whose previous credits include the Screen Actors...

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WPMD receives $10,000 grant from ASCC

April 23, 2012

It took radio and television major Jaime Rob Flores to hear the answer of his proposal to the ASCC senate of a $10,000 grant for WPMD radio station. The Cerritos College cabinet committee were the last...

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Liam Neeson as Zeus in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures action adventure Wrath of the Titans, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Courtesy of Warner Bros./MCT)

Wrath of the titans nothing to write home about

April 10, 2012

As much as Liam Neeson is a hard hitting, talented actor, his work in "Wrath Of The Titans" was not his best. He didn't give it his all in this movie at all. Right when he's introduced as the almighty...

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Broadcasting Club hoping ASCC will vote to eliminate oursourced DJ’s

March 30, 2012

Talon Marks Online News With the proposition of eliminating outside sourced DJ's to get paid by the school to play at events, president of the Broadcasting Club Jamie Flores proposed to ASCC senate a...

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Theatre Department hosts Burnies award show at Studio Theatre

March 6, 2012

"It caught me off guard; I was not expecting to win an award because I didn't win for any of my [four nominations]." Theatre arts major Emmanuel Plascencia commented about his previous win of a Bernie...

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Theatre Department pulls off complex production

March 4, 2012

What can be said about the dramatic "The Rimers of Eldritch” production? It's a very complicated and complex play to pull off. The Cerritos College Theatre Department, for the most part, played the...

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Chicken fettuccine dish is one of the many dishes whose prices were raised about 50 cents because of the money spent on biodegradable carry-out products. The culinary department will spend $1,000 more each year to purchase the biodegradable products.

Culinary takes bite out of waste

February 28, 2012

The Culinary Arts department has made a change that will impact the way food will be contained when being handed out. Chef instructor Amanda Aiton made it possible for Culinary Arts to use sustainable...

Swimming faces LBCC and Mt. SAC in next meet

February 28, 2012

The Cerritos College men’s swim team will compete against Mt. San Antonio College and Long Beach City College on Saturday at the South Coast Conference opener at the Falcon Aquatic Center. “It’s...

Cerritos College students show off their talents at the Applied Music spring recitals

February 27, 2012

Flute player Joel Tercero, who is a music and business major, from the Applied Music program learned and memorized the solo flute piece of “Fantasia in G Major” by George Philipp Telemann in three...

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Casey Piotrowski has been part of radio broadcasting since he was 15 years old. He teaches Into to Theatre this semester.

Hope and love for Beatles mucic lives on through radio show on WPMD by instructor

February 7, 2012

Part time instructor and instructional aid Casey Pitriowski marked ten years of The Beatles Show on the end of January. "I am very proud of The Beatles Show. It is cleverly conceived. "I think its very...

KIsses on the bottom a decent album

February 6, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney doesn’t live up to his Beatles’ reputation on his new released album, “Kisses on the Bottom.” The entire album is filled with intimate, charming jazz-based blues music wrapped...

Friends and family of Matt Tautolo gather at the Cerritos College soccer field on Thursday. Tautolo was a criminal justice major.

Mathew Tautolo remembered in candlelight vigil

January 24, 2012

Students, family and friends attended a candlelight vigil Thursday on the utility field to celebrate the life and say goodbye to for Mathew Tautolo who dies earlier this month. Tautolo collapsed and...

Director of Economic Development Bellagram Belle Gomez speaking to the new Dean of Liberal Arts, David Fabish. Gomez was among many faculty members who attended the reception.

New deans welcomed in meet and greet

January 23, 2012

A meet and greet session was held at the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room to present the new deans on campus. Faculty members such as Debra Moore, Edward Rotherham, Stephen Johnson and President Dr. Linda...

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Life drawing class enhances art popularity

January 15, 2012

Life Drawing is a hands-on experience class that allows students to draw a live nude model. Professor Hagop Najarian and Professor Daniel Du Plessis are the life drawing instructors for Cerritos College. The...

New equality law promises protection for LGBT community members in college

January 11, 2012

It is such a tremendous accomplishment for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender community [LGBT] to be protected in state universities and colleges from harassment based on a new law which took effect...

Political musician David Rovics performs at Cerritos

December 5, 2011

Independent singer and songwriter David Rovics was invited to play for students on Dec. 1 at the Teleconference Center by Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ted Stolze. According to Stolze, this concert...

Adel Syed from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) gives a presentation for Muslim Student Association Club called Muslims in America, Liberty and Justice for All  November 16. Syed clarified what a Muslim is and addressed misconceptions that Muslims deal with in a daily basis.

Muslim Students Association Club clears miconceptions in Muslim presentation

November 21, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button The Muslim Students Association hosted guest speaker Adel Syed, government relations coordinator of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for a presentation called “Muslims...

Computer technology major Miguel Acosta (right) holding a gummy worm substance at the chemistry booth in the All Majors Fair with chemistry major Rathana Keo (left) and biology major Emily Ventura. The chemistry booth displayed petri dishes with alginate solution and calcium chloride that formed gummy worm substances.

Students flock to All Majors Fair

November 15, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button A busy turnout at the Cerritos College All Majors Fair on Tuesday provided faculty members and department representatives a chance to speak one-on-one with students who wanted to...

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Triathlon Club to host first Soccer Tournament

November 9, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button The Triathlon Club will be hosting its first soccer tournament to fundraise money for the club on Nov. 18. The money will be used for members of the club to participate in future...

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No one should have to act their age during Halloween

October 26, 2011

Pete Moye'Opinion Button There will never be an age limit when it will be too old for people to dress up for Halloween. This is a day when people have the right to come out as their favorite character...

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Students share stories at Global Studies Club’s presentation

October 24, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button Discussion about the deaths, corruption, drug cartels and the controversy of the Mexican-American were discussed in a presentation that was sponsored by the Global Studies Club. The...

Choreographer Kelly Todd directing her dancers during a rehearsal. Todd choreographed Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Kelly Todd awarded Choreographer of the year

October 17, 2011

Pete Moye'Arts Button "Return To The Forbidden Planet" choreographer Kelly Todd was awarded a certificate for Choreographer of the Year. A theater critic by the name of Steven Stanley from StageSceneLA.com,...

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