Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Samantha Vasquez

Samantha Vasquez, Multimedia Editor

Spring 2015

Dear person looking at this bio, stop. Just stop.
Ha! I kid. HI I'M SAM...and I do not like green eggs and ham.
But I do like froyo. I'm a journalism major and for anyone that doesn't know what I intend to do with it, let me tell you...neither do I. It's just a passion I have and I enjoy everything within it. This is my second semester on the paper. This semester i'm the multimedia editor so I hope to do some exciting new things with that! Enough about school, more about myself. When i'm not at school, I'm working at one of my two jobs. In my free time, you can catch me roaming around the city or in front of a computer. My three addictions are social media, television and unfrosted PopTarts. I love to tweet nonsensicals and like pictures of different animals on Instagram. I love meeting new people even though many would say, "if awkward had a child, it would no doubt be her." One of my goals in life is to have Obama (or Beyonce) follow me back on Twitter. With all that being said, I can't wait to see what's in store for this semester. Let's get weird, Talon Marks! BYEEEE.

All content by Samantha Vasquez

[Video] Business Administration and Retail Management Career Fair

May 2, 2015

The career fair that was held on April 29 allowed students to get information from Southern California colleges about their business programs. They also had the chance to apply for jobs as well.

[Video] Happy #NationalHighFiveDay!

April 23, 2015

Editors, Samantha Vasquez and Monica Gallardo went out to celebrate #NationalHighFiveDay with Cerritos College students.

[Video] Presidential and Student Trustee Debate

April 7, 2015

Watch ASCC presidential candidate along with their running mates and Student trustee candidates answer questions regarding stipends for student-government positions, transparency in the workplace and...

Mr. Cerritos, School Mascot Named | Spring Festival

April 2, 2015

Spring Festival ran rampant with a chili cookout, the naming of the school mascot and determining who Mr. Cerritos would be on Wednesday, April 1. Here's what people had to say.

[Video] CIS- Math and Fine Arts Buildings Groundbreaking | March 11

March 14, 2015

Students and faculty gathered at the construction site of the potential fine arts complex and math/computer information science to view the math and fine arts buildings groundbreaking.

FSZ: What are your plans for spring break?

March 14, 2015

With mid-terms and homework saturating the schedules of students, multimedia editor Samantha Vasquez and staff writers went around campus and asked students what their plans are for spring break.

Food Bank provides for needy

March 3, 2015

On campus many are quick to spend money on food, but they also forget to think about the students on campus that cannot afford it. There are students on campus who are struggling to make ends meet and...

March and April set to be active months for clubs

March 2, 2015

March and April are going to be two exciting months for Cerritos College students because they’ll be able to participate in a handful of activities whether it be by themselves or with their respective...

[Video] ICC Meeting | Feb. 26

March 1, 2015

At Thursday’s ICC meeting, upcoming fundraising events for the students and clubs were touched upon. Some of the upcoming events are Earth Day, Spirit Day, Art Day and the Food Drive.

[Video] ASCC Senate | Feb. 11

February 17, 2015

Senators convened to vote on the mobile pep band, hydration stations and to discuss the positions of student affairs positions.

[Video] Student health fair | Feb. 17

February 17, 2015

Nursing students went out to Falcon Square to inform the campus of major health issues and gave students the chance to participate in multiple activities.

Snapchat or snapcrap?

Snapchat or snapcrap?

February 10, 2015

Snapchat’s most recent update has got to be one of its worst.With the app recently adding its new "Discover" section, users are able to click on outside news sources and read, view pictures or watch...

New and improved school mascot revealed at club info day

New and improved school mascot revealed at club info day

February 5, 2015

“Falcons, Falcons, Falcons!" students yelled out as the long awaited arrival of the new college mascot came running out of the Burnight Center to the amphitheater. Many students went out to Falcon...

Periodic Table of Cerritos College

December 14, 2014

  Click on the image to enlarge it, taking you to the interactive infograph.   We created the Periodic Table of Cerritos College. But, what does that mean? Well, it's an interactive...

Top 12 TV shows of the year

December 10, 2014

1. Breaking Bad, No longer airs Whether it's the acting, production, or the storyline, everything about this show is astounding. The show follows the life of chemistry professor, Walter White, after...

Photo from Paul Tullys personal page.

Illuminating his journey on and off the stage

December 10, 2014

Theatre wasn't always on Paul Tully's career goals, his original choice was the military. That all changed when his chief told him something he hadn't realized."After four years, she told me that I did...

FSZ: Should students be allowed to test out courses so that they dont have to take them?

FSZ: Should students be allowed to test out courses so that they don’t have to take them?

December 3, 2014

Not that enrollment for the Spring semester is underway, we asked students whether they believe they should test out courses so that they don't have to take them.

EOPS offers helping hand with academic success

December 2, 2014

The following is a Q&A with Yvette Tafoya, assistant director for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS): What exactly is EOPS? Basically, it’s a comprehensive program to help students...

Employees shouldn’t work for Black Friday

November 18, 2014

With it being the holiday season, choosing between spending time with your family and work is a difficult choice. What’s worse than that? People are forced to work on Black Friday, which is completely...

FSZ: What would you do to minimize noise in the library?

FSZ: What would you do to minimize noise in the library?

November 17, 2014

With an interest in splitting the library into two separate areas due to high noise levels, we asked students what they think could help with lowering the noise.

Cal State Fullertons representative, Carmela Ocampo, gives a student information about her school. Students were able to get information about the school of their choice. Photo credit: Samantha Vasquez

Mini University fair offers students information on transferring

November 13, 2014

Looking to transfer? Well, with about weeks left, students gathered around university booths in the library sidewalk to discuss their transferring plans with school recruiters at the Mini University...

President Linda Lacy; Gary Johnson and Miya Walker speak to three individuals that are protesting against the president outside of her office. The protestors students and facultys attention by using picket signs.

[Photo] Protest against Lacy, petition for resignation

November 5, 2014

President Linda Lacy; Gary Johnson and Miya Walker speak to three individuals that are protesting against the president outside of her office. The protestors students and faculty's attention by using picket...

Doctor-assisted suicide is not the answer

November 5, 2014

Should people be allowed to end their life on their terms? Nope. Recently, the media has brought forth an interesting story about Brittany Maynard. Maynard, 29, ended her life on Nov. 1 after being...

Fair:
Students walked down the library sidewalk during the Job Fair on Tuesday.
It was organzied by Career Services, hosting companies like Chipotle and FedEx.

[Photo] Job Fair offers students employment opportunities

October 21, 2014

Fair: Students walked down the library sidewalk during the Job Fair on Tuesday. It was organzied by Career Services, hosting companies like Chipotle and FedEx.

TSEC talks Master Plan, and tuition with booth

October 13, 2014

Mild winds didn’t stop the Social Equality Club from rallying students to The Hill with a creative banner to inform them about what the Master Plan is on Monday, Oct. 13, during the afternoon. The...

Internships offer experience, key to the future

October 12, 2014

You’re an average college student with a great G.P.A. with no job, and the only references you can think of are family and friends. What do you do? At this point, either submit the resume leaving...

FSZ: What is Feminism?

FSZ: What is Feminism?

October 2, 2014

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 25

September 28, 2014

Samantha Vasquez gives a quick rundown on what stories made the news around campus for the week of Sept. 25.

Get Fit club members offer free workouts to Cerritos College students. Members of the club perform yoga poses. Photo credit: Samantha Vasquez

Fit Club gives out free yoga lessons on campus

September 23, 2014

With more than 20 students signing up, Fit Club’s free exercise booth proved to be a success. The club was promoting a healthier lifestyle to students at Falcon Square on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Fit Club...

FSZ: Should people be judged by what they post on social media?

FSZ: Should people be judged by what they post on social media?

September 22, 2014

Social media has been a part of people's life for the past years. We asked students about whether they should be judged on what they post.

Project Hope opens opportunity for blood donations

September 11, 2014

Students at Cerritos College took time out of their day to help save lives by donating blood. The American Red Cross took blood donations in Falcon Square the week of Sept. 8 to 11, from 8:30 a.m. to...

Apple | A battle of phones: Who’s the best?

September 9, 2014

There’s a reason why so many people have iPhones - it’s simple and has everything a college student needs. Who dominates the mobile phone market? It’s easy - Apple does. An Apple iPhone is definitely...

‘Waiting for Lefty’ auditions held

August 21, 2014

The Cerritos College Theatre Department held auditions for its upcoming show “Waiting for Lefty” on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. inside the Studio Theater (BC 31). The show, which is directed by...

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