Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Sarah Niemann, Staff Writer

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May 15, 2013 – Page 1 – News

May 14, 2013

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Spilling Milk movement picks up momentum

May 14, 2013

During the spring semester the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender community at Cerritos College has gotten a lot of attention. Spilling Milk is part of that exposure. Alaxander Vazquez, literature...

May 8, 2013 – Page 1 – News

May 7, 2013

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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.

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 out to speak at the open forum portion of the board of trustee's meeting on Wednesday. They came to show support for Faculty Senate President Bob Chester regarding him...

April 10, 2013 – Page 3 – News

April 9, 2013

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Bad professors create bad students

April 8, 2013

Cerritos College has a mixture of good and poor professors. If you get stuck with a poor one the 18-week semester can feel like an eternity. If the professor isn't into teaching the material, how can...

Smokers have rights too

March 30, 2013

Granted nobody, not even smokers, enjoy having smoke in their face while they are eating. Not smoking in restaurants makes sense. But there gets to be a point where there is just too much restriction. In...

March 13, 2013 – Page 1 – News

March 12, 2013

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Students may be paying more in fees

March 12, 2013

The students of Cerritos College may have to pay more in student fees in the upcoming semesters. Including a raise in the student health fee, the parking fee and the addition of a technology fee. In...

March 6, 2013 – Page 2 – News

March 5, 2013

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Students wait to donate blood on Valintine's Day. The blood drive was from Feb 11 and lasted until the 14th.

[Photo] Clubs on campus help save lives

February 21, 2013

Students wait to donate blood on Valintine's Day. The blood drive was from Feb 11 and lasted until the 14th.

Energy drinks get a bad reputation for no reason

February 12, 2013

Energy drinks like Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar, have a bed reputation for no reason. They can help you wake up in the morning and start your day off on the right foot. For avid energy drinkers, it...

ASSC talks of increased fees

January 31, 2013

Parking fees, health fees and a proposed technology fee were some of the issues discussed at the ASCC Cabinet meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. Commissioner Miledy Hernandez also brought up attending March...

ASSC talks of increased fees

January 31, 2013

Parking fees, health fees and a proposed technology fee were some of the issues discussed at the ASCC Cabinet meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. Commissioner Miledy Hernandez also brought up attending March...

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to make changes to community colleges

January 29, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown is working on policies for community colleges that will change the price of units, how students are able to get credits and when the schools get paid for the students. "There is still...

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to make changes to community colleges

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to make changes to community colleges

January 29, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown is working on policies for community colleges that will change the price of units, how students are able to get credits and when the schools get paid for the students. "There is still...

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.

A Haunted House, nothing to scream about

January 14, 2013

While the first half of the movie was good, "A Haunted House" went down hill fast. In classic Wayans Brothers fashion, the movie consisted of crass jokes and the type of stupid funny that they are...

A Haunted House, nothing to scream about

January 14, 2013

While the first half of the movie was good, "A Haunted House" went down hill fast. In classic Wayans Brothers fashion, the movie consisted of crass jokes and the type of stupid funny that they are known...

Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 2 – News

December 11, 2012

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Dec. 12, 2012 – Page 2 – News

December 11, 2012

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“Interludes:” confusing scripts, fantastic acting

December 10, 2012

The Cerritos College’s Theatre Department’s production of Miguel de Cervantes’ 1600 “Interludes” was in one word, confusing. While the acting was very good , most of the six short plays...

“Interludes:” confusing scripts, fantastic acting

December 10, 2012

The Cerritos College’s Theatre Department’s production of Miguel de Cervantes’ 1600 “Interludes” was in one word, confusing. While the acting was very good , most of the six short plays...

“The Walking Dead” mid-season finale makes viewers wait until February

December 9, 2012

Mid-season finales suck because they leave an annoying cliff hanger for a few months then jump right back in to the regular season. "The Walking Dead" is no exception. As far as mid-season finales go,...

“The Walking Dead” mid-season finale makes viewers wait until February

December 9, 2012

Mid-season finales suck because they leave an annoying cliff hanger for a few months then jump right back in to the regular season. "The Walking Dead" is no exception. As far as mid-season finales go,...

A recap on the historic Board of Trustees election

November 29, 2012

In a historic election on Nov. 6, four out of the five incumbents running for the Cerritos College Board of Trustees lost their seats. Tom Jackson, Jean M. Mchatton, Ted Edmiston and Tina Cho have...

Everything homecoming: A look back at this year’s events

November 29, 2012

This year’s Cerritos College float contest and homecoming schedule revolved around the theme “Broadway Musicals.” Out 22 women, seven were chosen by the student body to be a part of the 2012 Cerritos...

Wrap up: One-man play by Ian Ruskin

November 29, 2012

Ian Ruskin came to the packed out Cerritos College Teleconference Center to preform his one man play titled “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.” The play took him one year to...

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart star in

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part – 2” breaks through expectations

November 16, 2012

A feeling of utter shock swept through the audience as Twilight fans had their fantasy universe turned upside down. Director Bill Condon made sure Twilight went out with a bang in its last installment,...

Nov. 14, 2012 – Page 1 – News

November 13, 2012

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Carmen Avolos, John Paul Drayer, Marisa K. Perez and Sandra Salazar the board-member elects

Four out of five incumbents lose their seats on Board of Trustees

November 11, 2012

In a historic election on Nov. 6, four out of the five incumbents running for the Cerritos College Board of Trustees were voted out. Tom Jackson, Jean M. Mchatton, Ted Edmiston and Tina Cho have...

Commissioner of Athletics challenges campus police about break-ins

November 7, 2012

Associated Students of Cerritos College Commissioner of Athletics, Daniel Gomez, addressed the Board of Trustees on Nov. 7, on the subject of campus safety during the off hours. “You see the police...

Talon Talks Volume 1

October 23, 2012

Dear Talon Talks, I'm a gay male, but have very bad gaydar. I have a huge crush on a guy in my class but I'm not sure if he's gay. I don't want to freak him out or anything. Plus every time he talks to...

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.

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

October 17, 2012

Ian Ruskin brought the life of Thomas Pain to life at Cerritos College with his one-man play called "To Begin the World Over Again: The LIfe of Thomas Paine"

Oct. 17, 2012 – Page 1 – News

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.

Ian Ruskin performs one-man play based on Thomas Paine

October 16, 2012

The English actor Ian Ruskin brought the life of Thomas Paine to a packed audience in the Teleconference Center at Cerritos College on Oct. 10. Ruskin, 61, performed this one-man play “To Begin...

 Student nurses Shelby Feldmeier and Kayla Aguilar give information to human services major Edward Aguilar.



Feldmeier and Aguilar are working at a booth in Falcon Square about Diabetes education, preventions and risk factors.

Nursing program educates students in Falcon Square

October 9, 2012

The Cerritos College Nursing Program was in Falcon Square on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to educate students about alcoholism, diabetes, stress and sexually transmitted diseases. There were several nursing students...

Oct. 3, 2012 – Page 3 – Feature

October 2, 2012

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2012 Homecoming Court Lauren Gandara (top left), Brittany Forsythe (top middle), Zineb Fikri (top right), Geovana Sarmiento (bottom left) Kenia Avalos (bottom Middle), Amber Rose Belmontw (bottom left), not shown MarJona Smith-Holieway.

[Photo] 2012 Cerritos College Homecoming Court Announced

September 28, 2012

2012 Homecoming Court Lauren Gandara (top left), Brittany Forsythe (top middle), Zineb Fikri (top right), Geovana Sarmiento (bottom left) Kenia Avalos (bottom Middle), Amber Rose Belmontw (bottom left),...

Sept. 26, 2012 – Page 6 – Feature

September 26, 2012

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Sept. 19, 2012 – Page 8 – Features

September 18, 2012

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The Constitution needs to be read

September 17, 2012

People need to pay more attention to the U.S Constitution, it has become a thing of the past. Sure, pretty much everyone had to read it in high school, but who actually remembers what it said? Our...

Sept. 12, 2012 – Page 3 – News

September 11, 2012

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Hanson Ruff, undecided major, scopes

People gather to view art based on disaster

September 10, 2012

Students and staff alike attended the Cerritos College art gallery opening on Monday which featured Adam Davis’ debut of “Beyond the Tangible Universe As You Understand it” along with 13 contemporary...

This is the current Cerritos College Falcons card from Higher One. The Falcon card is given to students currently receiving financial aid.

Financial aid disbursement card company sued

August 20, 2012

Ventura College student Sherry McFall filed a class action lawsuit against Higher One and Bancorp Bank. Higher One is the company that Cerritos College and at least 520 other colleges use for their financial...

May 9, 2012 – Page 6- Sports

May 8, 2012

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April 25, 2012 – Page 2- News

April 24, 2012

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Junior college should pay for athletes’ school

April 24, 2012

Community college athletes should be able to receive scholarships. Athletes at universities are given scholarships to play for a school there is no reason why the lower level schools shouldn't. If a...

A truck on fire in the C-10 parking lot of Cerritos College

[Photo] Vehicle catches fire on campus parking lot

April 23, 2012

A truck on fire in the C-10 parking lot of Cerritos College

April 18, 2012 – Page 2- News

April 17, 2012

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Kristen Connolly stars in

‘Cabin in the Woods’ puts audiences to sleep

April 12, 2012

“Cabin in the Woods” is incredibly cheesy. Other than the gore factor, even a person who is easily terrified by horror movies could sit through this movie without breaking a sweat. The most thrilling...

“MCAT” prep workshop held in Teleconference Center

April 12, 2012

A workshop intended to prepare medical students for taking the Medical College Admissions Test, commonly known as the "MCAT" was held in the Teleconference center of Cerritos College on April 11. The...

Editorial cartoon by Alejandra Ayala

People need to be educated about women’s history month

April 10, 2012

Almost no one knows that the month of March is supposed to be a celebration of women and everything they do in daily life and have done in history. It should be just as widely known as Black History Month,...

March 21, 2012 – Page 7- Sports

March 20, 2012

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March 21, 2012 – Page 5- Opinion

March 20, 2012

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March 14, 2012 – Page 6- Sports

March 13, 2012

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The questions you should be asking yourself before you take on more extracurricular activities

March 13, 2012

Is taking that extracurricular actually worth it? It could look good on paper but if you don't have the time it requires it might not be something worth doing. Read full story here

Two out of five members of ‘Authentic’ dance group at the BSU tribute to Whitney Houston on Feb. 24 at the Student Center. The group preformed a hip-hop and modern dance that led them to win second place, with $60.

[Photo] BSU pays tribute to late Whitney Huston

February 28, 2012

Two out of five members of ‘Authentic’ dance group at the BSU tribute to Whitney Houston on Feb. 24 at the Student Center. The group preformed a hip-hop and modern dance that led them to win second...

Take action to register for classes you need

February 24, 2012

Everyone hates the scramble to register for classes. Being a full-time student is a hassle, not to mention a lot of college students also have to juggle a part-time job and family. Overcrowding makes...

Dress codes reinforce positive impressions

February 14, 2012

A dress code on the Cerritos College campus would be a good thing. It would help prepare us for the working world in which we would no longer be allowed to wear whatever we want. No one likes to be...

ASCC continues focus on student success

January 23, 2012

The Associated Students of Cerritos College creates opportunities for students to get involved around campus by organizing things such as student government, student services, student center, clubs...

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