Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Samuel Carey

Samuel Carey, Community Editor

Samuel Carey is the Community Editor  for Talon Marks and is energetic to report the news of communities. Carey appreciates watching T.V. listening to jazz and hip-hop and wishes to transfer to Cal State Long Beach in Summer 2023 and wants to open his own national syndicated radio station.

All content by Samuel Carey
Aretha Franklin

“A Natural Woman” causes unjustified backlash from LGBTQ+ community

January 31, 2023
Aretha Franklin's hit record "A Natural Woman" seems to stir up issues in the Trans Community. Will they let her rest in peace?
This is Kirk Samuels, whos street activist, selfless, and a natural-born leader. Photo credit: Leroy Hamilton

Let’s get active in our city how ’bout it Kirk?

December 15, 2022
Kirk Samuels is a street activist, selfless and a natural-born leader who talks about the issues he's fighting for.
Get to know me for once I go by Jian J

Who is Jian J? A upcoming artist from Compton that’s who!

December 14, 2022
Unknown Compton Rappers lets see who it is! Coming from the east side from Compton Jian J.
Lt. Governor Rutherford

I’m an Uncle Tom??? Really?!!!

November 30, 2022
Should conservatives be a threat to someone who isn't? Let's find out!

Free speech zone: Will you vote for Trump in 2024?

November 23, 2022
Will the Cerritos students back former president Trump in his next bid for office in 2024?
Def Jam Fight For NY Remaster?

EA Sports, please bring back Def Jam Fight for NY!

November 18, 2022
Imagine Drake and Kendrick Lamar fighting against each other, Tekken style, in a video game?
The person on the right is Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who starred in the movie Black Adam and was created back in 2014. Photo credit: AntMan3001

Video: “Black Adam” review

November 18, 2022
Samuel Carey and Samuel Chacko give their thoughts on the movie "Black Adam" and what they hope DC does with the sequels moving forward.

‘Bullying is for the birds’

November 7, 2022
Tired of feeling down about being harassed? Then take a stand and defend yourself.
Imajah Wandix

Imajah Wandix isn’t feeling California

October 29, 2022
The golden state is losing its value rapidly and Imajah Wandix, a Long Beach native, talks about it.
Black Adam is here!!!

‘Black Adam’ is one of the better superhero movies

October 28, 2022
"Black Adam" released on theaters on Oct. 21 and had a runtime for around two hours of action packed film.
Horror photo

Opinion: Most horror movies should be rated R

October 19, 2022
Tired of being bored in with PG-13 horror movies? Making them Rated-R might just make them better.
Dahmer Poster

“Dahmer” educational or controversial?

October 13, 2022
The "Milwaukee Cannibal" strikes again on Sept. 21 with the Netflix series, "Monster: The Jefferey Dahmer Story."
Cobra Kai Logo

Was Cobra Kai Season 5 worth the wait?

September 19, 2022
Cobra Kai season five came out on Sept. 5 and was an amazing season to end 2022.
Brittney Griner is an WNBA player who plays for the Phoenix Mercury and this photo was taken when the Mercury were playing the Minnesota Lyn on July of 2014.

Was the Cannabis worth it, Brittney?

September 8, 2022
Brittney Griner is serving a nine-year prison sentence in Russia for carrying a vape pen --- she should not be bailed out of Russian prison.
2pac drawing

Analysis: Tupac deserves to have a star in Hollywood

September 1, 2022
Nipsey Hussle got a star on the famous Walk of Fame on Aug. 15, where's Tupac's?

Adrian Murphy interview regarding vaccinations

May 24, 2021
Audio interview with Adrian Murphy regarding vaccines and the Black community.

Jasmine Gates interview

May 20, 2021
A discussion on why the vaccine is bad for Black America.
Some parents believe that a spanking or other physical punishment may be necessary to best discipline their child. These parents shouldnt be judged for trying to parent differently from others.

Physical discipline does not always mean abuse

May 19, 2021
Parents have the right to choose whether they vaccinate their children, where they go to school and what they eat. Parents should be free to discipline their children as they see necessary as long as it is in an effort to raise better children.
A large number of people in the African-American community distrust the COVID-19 vaccine. Their suspicion is due to a history of deceit and abuse for the U.S. government and the medical system.

History of medical misconduct causes distrust of COVID-19 vaccine among African-Americans

May 18, 2021
A large number of people in the African-American community distrust the COVID-19 vaccine because of a history of medical misconduct.
The nation eagerly waits to see what the world will look like post-pandemic. As normalcy returns, people need to stop and reflect before settling for the old world that was detrimental to human society. Photo credit: Alan Bloom/Flickr

Has the US learned enough from the pandemic to create the ‘new normal’?

April 22, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and the world starts to re-open, the nation should reflect on what the post-pandemic normal should be. The country has an opportunity to learn from the last year and create a better normal for everyone.
Trans-athlete should have the right to compete as the gender they choose. Politicians and athletes try to pass laws discriminating against the LGBTQ community when their argument has no scientific basis. Photo credit: Mfhelms

Transathletes have the right to compete as the gender they choose

April 1, 2021
Athletes and politicians have advocated for discriminatory rules that prohibit trans-athletes from competing as the gender they choose when there is no scientific basis for their argument.
Many gather to protest against the recent attacks on the Asian American community at the OC Great Park in Irvine on March 20,2021. People hold up Stop Asian Hate signs to show their support for the Asian Community.

Protect, acknowledge & unite with the Asian American community

March 25, 2021
Ignorance, hate and violence have become frequent towards the Asian American community. Like other marginalized groups, they need to be protected and their voices lifted.
Downey Unified School District plans to reopen in-person learning for grades K-5th on March 29, 2021. They hope to send all grades back to school before the end of the year.

Downey Unified School District reopens in-person learning for elementary schools

March 18, 2021
Downey Unified School District will reopen in-person learning for grades K-5 on March 29. The district is working on the plan to reopen secondary schools later this year.
News outlets have a history of gaslighting stories and creating false narratives. By creating fake news, they confuse their viewers and create distrust in the media. Photo credit: Pixy.org

Media must stop gaslighting and creating false narratives

March 4, 2021
The media continues to gaslight stories and create false narratives, which confuses their viewers. They must stop and report information accurately and unbiasedly.
The Good Karma volunteer Karan Chadda gives food to the unhoused on skid row in Los Angeles. They served 300 meals on Feb. 10.

“The Good Karma” feeds the unhoused on Skid Row in LA

February 13, 2021
The charity "The Good Karma" served 300 meals to the unhoused in Los Angeles' Skid Row on Feb. 10.
The city of Norwalk held a virtual public forum to discuss new programs and for residents to express their issues with the community. The meeting was held on Jan. 29. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Norwalk virtual forum tackles new programs, allows residents to share grievances

January 31, 2021
The Norwalk City Council held a virtual public forum on Jan. 28 to discuss new programs, policy changes and events and gave residents a chance to express their grievances with the community.
Logan Paul arrives at the KIIS-FMs iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on December 1, 2017. Photo credit: Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS

Trolling Youtubers: please stick to making videos, not boxing

January 21, 2021
Youtubers continue to make believe that the boxing ring is a playground. Stick to making fools of yourself online, not in a martial sport.
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