Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Cutting California with caution

March 10, 2014

Venture Capitalist, Tim Drapper, has pushed a proposal to divide California into 6 different states in order to save California from collapsing as a state. Considering the fact that Drapper needs about...

Rating ‘Ratemyprofessors.com’

February 28, 2014

Rate My Professor has taken on a head of its own and it has taken a turn for the worse. The website was founded in 1999 by a student that wanted to let other students voice their opinions about the professors...

Clearing the path to acceptance

February 25, 2014

“Telling the world I’m gay is nothing, ” defensive end Michael Sam said after he publicly announced he is a homosexual to various news outlets. With the recent announcement of his homosexuality...

Editorial cartoon for editorial.

Plan ahead

May 22, 2013

Editorial cartoon for editorial. A valuable plan to learn early in life is that one should plan ahead and stick to that road map. Taking time off from school is no different in the sense that in can...

Better to be late than sorry

May 14, 2013

Drivers letting their emotions get the best of them while they're behind the wheel of a 3000 pound car is extremely dangerous, and road rage is becoming more common despite the fact it is extremely avoidable...

Sex sells, but not when it comes to rape

May 14, 2013

It is said in journalism and other forms of news that sex sells, and more often then not, it is true. A story about a scandalous affair more likely to get attention than your average news report. Cases...

Never act on anger

May 13, 2013

Drivers letting their emotions get the best of them while they're behind the wheel of a 3000 pound car is extremely dangerous, and road rage is becoming more common despite the fact it is extremely avoidable...

Stereotyping leads to harm

May 8, 2013

When terror strikes America everyone is put on edge, and often quick to judge the ones who inflicted terror saying they are automatically a different ethnicity and probably even from a different country...

Editorial cartoon for Losing your identity.

Losing your identity

April 27, 2013

Editorial cartoon for "Losing your identity." In today’s world we live in a contradictory state of publicity and anonymity. Our entire identity can stored on a computer with our social security numbers,...

Thriving off fear

March 30, 2013

It seems you cannot turn on the news without hearing some horrible accident. The reporter turns to the camera and tells you of soldiers dying overseas, or police finding explosives at the University...

Themed months should be year round celebrations

March 11, 2013

Why are months such as Black History Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month only celebrated for one month? How many people actually know we have a month toward a specific...

Know your rights and how to use them

March 5, 2013

Freedom has many meanings, but we should all know how to use it wisely and righteously. The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution should be protected at all cost. This includes freedom of speech,...

Athletes should be judged like others

March 5, 2013

There are not many careers where someone can be an alleged murderer, thief, or even assemble and take part in a dog fighting ring and have society still put you on a pedestal, but athletes definitely have...

Drawing for 2/13

Be a hero, not a vigilante

February 13, 2013

Christopher Dorner has become, in less than a week, the face of the criminal underdog. By taking the law into his own hands, he has created a following of people who view him as a hero. Having murdered...

Is getting a Bachelors Degree overrated?

Is getting a Bachelors Degree overrated?

February 9, 2013

With tuition being raised in schools, textbook costs increasing and recession problems in recent years, some students around the country are finding it difficult to make the decision of whether to stay...

Is getting a Bachelors Degree overrated?

Is getting a Bachelors Degree overrated?

February 9, 2013

With tuition being raised in schools, textbook costs increasing and recession problems in recent years, some students around the country are finding it difficult to make the decision of whether to stay...

Teachers should use technology in the classrooms

February 7, 2013

Teachers should embrace the use of technology in and out of the classroom. With all the technology that is out today, it allows for students to learn much easier. For teachers to explore their options...

Teachers should use technology in the classrooms

February 7, 2013

Teachers should embrace the use of technology in and out of the classroom. With all the technology that is out today, it allows for students to learn much easier. For teachers to explore their options...

Editorial Board: Jerry Brown

January 31, 2013

State of California Governor Jerry Brown made some proposals that will help community colleges for the most part, however, not all of them need to be executed. The first proposal talks about giving priority...

Editorial Board: Jerry Brown

January 31, 2013

State of California Governor Jerry Brown made some proposals that will help community colleges for the most part, however, not all of them need to be executed. The first proposal talks about giving priority...

Violence in media: parents need to take a stand

January 14, 2013

Every time you watch the news, America seems to be getting more violent. To relieve the stress from society, some people play sports, read a novel, watch television, and engage social media. Unfortunately...

Violence in media: parents need to take a stand

January 14, 2013

Every time you watch the news, America seems to be getting more violent. To relieve the stress from society, some people play sports, read a novel, watch television, and engage social media. Unfortunately...

Students should finish the semester strong

November 29, 2012

Don’t let the fact that the semester is ending this month make you slack off on final exams and essays. It’s a time to settle down, start concentrating and focusing on how to boost your grade to...

Black Friday isn’t worth getting hurt

November 21, 2012

As the holidays approach, people begin to lose their minds as stores start to advertise the early sales, especially on Black Friday. Black Friday is just another event that shows how crazy people will...

New board members: Get to work

November 8, 2012

The four newly elected members of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees are coming in at a chaotic time and it is important to students that we see a change from them. This is a major change due to the...

Jobs are still available for those who seek them

November 7, 2012

The United States economy is struggling, so it's not the time for students to get so picky about what jobs they want. It is understandable that jobs are important for students. Students have expenses...

Out with the old, in with the new

October 25, 2012

“Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me, ” is the old saying that should encourage Cerritos College officials to make changes to the current safety procedures in place on campus, since...

DREAM Act can affect all students

October 17, 2012

Perhaps the DREAM Act doesn’t affect you directly because you have the proper documentation to remain in the United States, but that’s no reason to ignore it. It will provide conditional permanent...

Editors Note: Printing Error

September 30, 2012

In the Sept. 19 issue of the Talon Marks, we ran an opinion page with an editorial speaking about scholarships, as well as stories on gun laws and breast-feeding on campus. Due to a printing issue,...

Students should take more involvement on campus events

September 27, 2012

As students, we need to take advantage of the options available to us to have our voice heard on campus. If you don’t do anything to impact change, you have no right to complain. Impacting change...

Educate yourself about voting

September 19, 2012

Students need to not only vote in November but make an educated vote. Most people remember the big “Vote or Die” campaign a few years ago where celebrities, from all walks of life, were stressing...

Scholarships aren’t taken advantage of

September 13, 2012

The economy is getting tough, especially when it comes to college, but if you are knowledgeable about scholarships offered to students and take the time to look for them it could make your time at school...

Graffiti unnecessary on campus

September 6, 2012

Tagging is stupid, unnecessary, and more importantly illegal. The people that do it are ignorant and have no respect or consideration for other people's private property. Taggers should realize that they...

Textbooks on campus are too expensive

August 23, 2012

The costs of textbooks at the Cerritos College bookstore are way too expensive. Not only for the financially strained students, but seemingly for the financially comfortable students as well. As students,...

Campus squad car visibly positioned in front of the Burnight Center Theater.

Why are we left in the dark?

May 7, 2012

Tito BenavidesCampus squad car visibly positioned in front of the Burnight Center Theater. Without a free and informed press, the student body here at Cerritos College would have never known there...

Television news adds fuel to wildfires

November 7, 2003

When a fire is burning, it's only common sense not to add gas fuel to it. But somehow, Television anchors don't seem to understand that concept. TV anchors often dramatize the news to make a story more...

Grocery Strike looms on

Grocery Strike looms on

October 21, 2003

The strikes continue, and with negotiations seemingly going nowhere, there is no end in sight.Many frustrated shoppers have taken aim at the strikers themselves as the source of the grief. As the days...

Get rich quick; get poor faster

October 3, 2003

Have you ever wondered what the catch is behind those companies promoting jobs with good pay?We have all seen drawn tables aligning the walkway between the library and the admissions office.These companies...

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