Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Solmayra Mendez

Solmayra Mendez, Staff Writer

Spring 2014

Hello. My name is Solmayra and this is my second semester being on the talon marks staff. Having taken this class before, I learned a lot about the steps that are taken to bring a newspaper together and really liked enjoyed working with the rest of the writers and editors.

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FSZ: What’s your dream summer get away?

May 16, 2014

Anayanci Becerra “I would have to say the islands Bora Bora because its really pretty. The water is really clear, it looks like a place that you could actually relax like all day even just by yourself.” Jessica...

Banning tobacco from campus should be done

May 14, 2014

As a college student, you see a lot of things while walking to class. There are people listening to music, talking on the phone or walking with friends. However, the biggest sight you see is of people...

Local death metal band ‘Derogatory’ has big plans for the future

May 7, 2014

The death metal band ‘Derogatory’ has played over 8,000 shows all over the Los Angeles and Valley area and this summer, they are planning on touring all over the coast. The band, who has been together...

New Writers Debut gives student writers opportunity to share their work

May 7, 2014

The Creative Writing Program held its second New Writers Debut event on Tuesday, April 29 and presented various students whom authored and read their own written fiction stories or poems to a large group...

Security methods on campus should be more diverse

April 30, 2014

With so many different school attacks happening in recent years, is there still no way to make school safer? Sure, calling campus police whenever there is an emergency might be the easiest way to go,...

FSZ: Why do you think so many people drive while distracted?

FSZ: Why do you think so many people drive while distracted?

April 30, 2014

Photo Credit: Maria Lopez 1. Jessica Ponze, child development major "Their phones mainly, they hear their phones go off or like a text message, they just automatically think 'I have to get that.'...

Negative celebrity influences shouldn’t be taken seriously

April 30, 2014

The mention of celebrities like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus get a lot of buzz these days and not for great reasons. Their faces appear on every tabloid out there for the whole world to view. However,...

And the Oscar goes to…

March 7, 2014

The 86th Annual Academy Awards, more known as the Oscars aired this past Sunday and it brought not only big laughs and big wins but heartfelt moments as well. Perhaps the funniest moment of the evening...

FSZ: Studying for Finals

December 18, 2013

Jennifer Torres - Communications “I get enough sleep.” I practice...don’t get stressed. I go off by what I know, my knowledge already and see what happens.” Biannka Sosa -...

campus furniture

December 18, 2013

Waiting for a class to start can take minutes to even hours depending on each student’s schedule. During that waiting period however, students settle for sitting on the floor, stairs, or anyplace...

FSZ: Legalization of Marijuana

November 5, 2013

Christopher Cotto- Undecided major “I'll say it should because it could help a lot of people medically and it could have (the) potential of cutting down crime and all that, but it should really be regulated...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review

November 4, 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was released into theatres on September 27th and along with it brought some interesting new characters. The sequel to the first installment finds the main characters...

Following the money

October 15, 2013

Students come to school to fulfill their passion, but is that the right way to go? Every year, hundreds of students graduate with different majors. Their majors, however, don’t always end up...

Program for the musically inclined

October 15, 2013

The Applied Music Program of Cerritos College is based for musically talented students who are looking to major in the music and strengthen their musical abilities. Each year, the program accepts sixty...

Race issue podcast

Race issue podcast

September 30, 2013

Transcript: Gustavo Olguin: Alright today at Talon Marks, we're discussing race and culture in the college environment. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech,...

Students learn about university opportunities

September 26, 2013

Universities such as the University of Southern California, California State University of Los Angeles and Cal State Dominguez Hills attended Cerritos College's annual University Mega Fair on Thursday,...

‘The Butler’ serves a snore fest

August 28, 2013

“The Butler, ” unlike the hype that surrounded it before it’s release date turned out tobe more of an anticlimactic situation than anything else. The movie itself was too long and the actors even...

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