Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Silas Bravo

Silas Bravo, Staff Writer

Silas Bravo, student athlete at Cerritos College, is a staff writer for Talon Marks covering community, life, arts & entertainment. Outside of reporting, Silas loves watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family as well as working out. Silas hopes to receive an athletic scholarship to continue his football career at a university.

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Since closing most facilities on campus in March, Cerritos College has reported a number of positive cases. President Fierro has announced a 50% reopening in the fall 2021 semester. Photo credit: Edgar Mendoza

Cerritos College students & staff deserve transparency and a say in return to campus

May 20, 2021
While many are excited by a (partial) return to campus in the fall, students and staff should hold the primary decision making power on the plans to reopen.
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NBA Playoffs holds matchups that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat

May 20, 2021
With the addition of play-in games, superstar teams and a wild Western Conference, this year's NBA playoffs will be one fans won't want to miss.
Some parents believe that a spanking or other physical punishment may be necessary to best discipline their child. These parents shouldn't 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.
Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May (85) pitches in relief of Walker Buehler in the fifth inning against the Padres in game one of the NLDS at Globe Life Field. Photo credit: Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times/TNS

Despite loss of Dustin May and slow start, the Dodgers are in a good place

May 13, 2021
Few teams in the league have the roster to deal with and bounce back from what the Dodgers have gone through so far.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) makes a catch against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. Photo credit: The Providence Journal/TNS

Julian Edelman isn’t Hall of Fame worthy, despite remarkable career

April 22, 2021
The New England Patriots star has had an incredible career and has fought tremendously to be in the place that he is. However, does his transcript speak enough to be Hall of Fame induced?
The Los Angeles Clippers' Serge Ibaka (9) passes while being defended by the Washington Wizards' Russell Westbrook, right, and the Washington Wizards' Rui Hachimura in the first half at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The Clippers won 135-116. Photo credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Russell Westbrook deserves praise, not hate

April 15, 2021
The positives of Westbrook's game heavily outweighs the negatives. Critics and haters need to focus on the ridiculous stats he's still putting up and not worry about the mistakes he's made.
Joshua Belvin goes up for a between-the-legs dunk while playing basketball at his local gym. Belvin is excited to start conditioning on campus and is more than prepared for the upcoming season. Photo credit: Courtesy of Joshua Belvin

Basketball star uses quarantine to his athletic advantage

March 26, 2021
Cerritos College basketball player Joshua Belvin has used quarantine to improve his skill set at what he does best.
NLMUSD plans to send students in grades K-2 back to in-person learning on March 29. There is no set plan for middle and high school students to return to campus. Photo credit: Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District

Norwalk-La Mirada School District reopens in-person learning for grades K-5

March 19, 2021
NLMUSD will reopen in-person learning for elementary students on March 29. There is no set plan for middle and high school students to return to campus.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) prepares for the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The Colts defeated the Texans 30-23. (Sam Riche/TNS)

NFC West holds title of ‘best division in NFL’ with newly acquired stars

March 4, 2021
With stars Matthew Stafford and J.J. Watt entering the NFC West, all four teams look to contend for a title run.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish works against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Wild Card series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Photo credit: Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS

Wild offseason for MLB reshapes the league

February 18, 2021
With all of the moves teams have made this offseason, the MLB is in for an exciting year.
Blxst's No Love Lost has proven to be a big album for the Southern California rapper. The album features other well known artists such as Dom Kennedy, Tyga, and Ty Dolla Sign. Photo credit: Jazmin Taha

Los Angeles rapper Blxst is destined for greatness

February 18, 2021
This new rapper from South Central LA is poised to make a big impact as he continues to drop new music.
Star Wars game fans have voiced issues with Entertainment Arts with their previous releases. The return to Lucasfilm Games may draw fans of older games and classic gamers. Photo credit: https://geekculture.co/who-should-disney-consider-for-future-star-wars-games/

Gamers can feel good about the future of Star Wars games

February 17, 2021
With Disney not renewing the license with EA, the future for Star Wars games is uncertain, but gamers might be happy at the change.
Health and Wellness Complex is vacant as Cerritos College nears one year of virtual schooling. Fitness and Weight Management program continues to provide planned workouts and meals for students at home during quarantine.

Cerritos College Fitness and Weight Management Program thriving during quarantine

February 3, 2021
Despite the difficulties COVID has brought, Cerritos College's health programs have become more accessible for students and is very beneficial.
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