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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Terrel Emerson

Terrel Emerson, Online Editor

Hello all, I am Terrel "Chatterbox" Emerson. I was the Online Editor for the 2016 Fall Semester. I am a sports buff. My work can be seen on terrelemerson.wordpress.com. Follow me on twitter @sir_chatterbox. Dodgersnation.com, check it out!

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Lewis makes Cerritos College Board of Trustee History

December 14, 2016

Over the last month, the Cerritos College Board of Trustees has made some changes.Former board clerk Zurich Lewis was named president of the board, after being nominated by Carmen Avalos.The move comes...

The Cerritos College mens basketball team poses after winning the Mt. San Antonio Tournament. The team has won two of the three tournaments it has played in.

Men’s basketball wins second tournament of the season

December 8, 2016

Already for the second time this season the Cerritos College men's basketball team has won another tournament. This time the Falcons were able to clinch the Mt. San Antonio Tournament crown following...

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December 7, 2016

Page 7 – December 7

December 7, 2016

Wrapping up my last print edition for Talon Marks

December 7, 2016

Dear Talon Marks,I write this as I am finishing up my final production night as a member of Talon Marks the newspaper.This is one of the most bittersweet columns I have ever written and probably will rank...

Goals in extra time help women’s soccer clinch state championship

December 6, 2016

It took 96 minutes to get the first points on the board and it would prove to be more than enough for the Cerritos women's soccer team to call itself state champions once more.Sunday, Dec. 4, the Cerritos...

Artiaga focused on work despite health issues

December 6, 2016

If there was anything Cerritos College men's soccer head coach Benny Artiaga wanted you to know about this past season, it's that Cerritos Falcons are back.His team managed to make the Southern California...

Storify: Women’s soccer wins another state championship

December 5, 2016

[View the story "Women's soccer clinches state championship in extra time" on Storify]

Women’s basketball team unfazed by slow start to season

December 4, 2016

Six games into the 2016-17 season, the Cerritos College women's basketball team has gotten off to a slow 1-5 start.Furthermore, the team has added to its early season struggles as Cerritos continues to...

Women’s soccer headed back to the state title game

December 4, 2016

One would think the Cerritos College women's soccer team will face the most pressure of the season in the one game winner-take-all state championship game.And one would be wrong.Well, that's according...

Despite 4-6 record, Falcons football has 19 All-Conference players

November 30, 2016

Despite missing out on a bowl game for the first time since the 2012 season, the Cerritos Falcons football team still had its fair share of names received season ending awards.Sophomore linebacker Alex...

Rematch with Golden West dooms men’s soccer team

November 27, 2016

Often times sports rematches have completely opposite outcomes from the first meeting. The rematch between the Golden West and Cerritos men's soccer clubs didn't quite go as planned for the Falcons.The...

Women’s soccer team dominates season awards

November 27, 2016

Not only are the Cerritos College women's soccer team en route to its fifth straight state championship, The Falcons are collecting some more hardware in the process.For the second time in three years,...

Women’s soccer heads to state following win on penalty kicks

November 27, 2016

The Cerritos College women's soccer team survived a late scare in round three of the Southern California Regional Playoffs Saturday, Nov. 26.San Bernardino Valley College gave the Falcons a run for their...

Falcons win first tournament since 2013-14 season

November 24, 2016

Off to a 5-1 record the Cerritos College men's basketball team won its first tournament since 2013, after winning the Irvine Valley Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19.Now that the first tournament has been...

Luis Garcia awarded Offensive Player of the Year

November 23, 2016

Freshman men's soccer midfielder/forward Luis Garcia won the All-South Coast Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Year award.The Cerritos College men's soccer team won a conference title with...

Men’s soccer is proving there’s more to a record

November 21, 2016

If there was ever a team who embodied the idea that there is more to a team than its record, it would be the Cerritos College men’s soccer team. The Falcons are headed to the playoffs after capturing...

Large scoring output falls short as Falcons fall to Pirates

November 21, 2016

All the weeks of head coach Frank Mazzotta asking what his players would do come Monday and there's no football, will soon have an answer.Despite tying a season-high in points, the Falcons dropped the...

Now everybody will soon be calling Inglewood home

November 17, 2016

January 12, 2016 will forever be a date that is remembered by Los Angeles natives all across the city. It may even extend to all of Southern California. This was when the St. Louis Rams were approved...

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November 15, 2016

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November 15, 2016

Beginning stages being completed for gender neutral bathroom

November 15, 2016

The prospective idea of gender neutral bathrooms has gotten off to a pretty fast start, as now potential bathroom specifics are being discussed on campus. Title IX Coordinator Dr. Valyncia Raphael hosted...

Right side Leslie Larranga stands patiently awaiting the sign before serving the ball to LA Harbor College. Larranga was one of eight sophomores, who celebrated Sophomore Night with a win.

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November 15, 2016

Right side Leslie Larranga stands patiently awaiting the sign before serving the ball to LA Harbor College. Larranga was one of eight sophomores, who celebrated Sophomore Night with a win.

Outside hitter Rocio Rojo-Perez gets ready to send the ball over the net for serve. Rojo-Perez expressed gratitude for her teammates and coaching staff following the win in the teams season finale.

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November 15, 2016

Outside hitter Rocio Rojo-Perez gets ready to send the ball over the net for serve. Rojo-Perez expressed gratitude for her teammates and coaching staff following the win in the team's season finale.

Outside hitter Monica Vega gets ready to serve the ball in the season finale game against LA Harbor College. For Vega and seven other sophomores, it was the last game in a Cerritos Falcon uniform.

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November 15, 2016

Outside hitter Monica Vega gets ready to serve the ball in the season finale game against LA Harbor College. For Vega and seven other sophomores, it was the last game in a Cerritos Falcon uniform.

Right side Leslie Larranga discusses the gamplan with some teammates. Larranga played in her final game in a Cerritos Falcon uniform Friday, Nov. 10.

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November 15, 2016

Right side Leslie Larranga discusses the gamplan with some teammates. Larranga played in her final game in a Cerritos Falcon uniform Friday, Nov. 10.

Outside hitter Rocio Rojo-Perez serves the ball at home against the LA Harbor Seahawks. The team won the game in straight sets (25-15, 25-19, 26-24) in its season finale.

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November 15, 2016

Outside hitter Rocio Rojo-Perez serves the ball at home against the LA Harbor Seahawks. The team won the game in straight sets (25-15, 25-19, 26-24) in it's season finale.

Head coach Kari Pestolesi addresses her team during a timeout of its season finale win over LA Harbor. She ended her first season as head coach 10-13.

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November 15, 2016

Head coach Kari Pestolesi addresses her team during a timeout of it's season finale win over LA Harbor. She ended her first season as head coach 10-13.

Outside hitter Monica Vega leaps in the air for a kill. She led the team with 17 kills on the night.

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November 15, 2016

Outside hitter Monica Vega leaps in the air for a kill. She led the team with 17 kills on the night.

Setter Lorinet Marquez sets up Dymond Johnson for the kill. The team had 43 total kills in a straight set win over LA Harbor College.

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November 15, 2016

Setter Lorinet Marquez sets up Dymond Johnson for the kill. The team had 43 total kills in a straight set win over LA Harbor College.

Right side Leslie Larranga skies high for a serve. The Falcons were able to beat the LA Harbor Seahawks in straight sets in the season finale.

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November 15, 2016

Right side Leslie Larranga skies high for a serve. The Falcons were able to beat the LA Harbor Seahawks in straight sets in the season finale.

Right side hitter Abria Jones stands tall to deliver a serve over to LA Harbor College. Every player in uniform got a chance to play during the teams season finale win over the Seahawks.

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November 15, 2016

Right side hitter Abria Jones stands tall to deliver a serve over to LA Harbor College. Every player in uniform got a chance to play during the team's season finale win over the Seahawks.

Outside hitter Nicole Flores skies for a kill against LA Harbor College in Cerritos season finale. That kill would be Flores only of the night.

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November 15, 2016

Outside hitter Nicole Flores skies for a kill against LA Harbor College in Cerritos' season finale. That kill would be Flores' only of the night.

Right side Leslie Larranga skies high for a serve. The Falcons were able to beat the LA Harbor Seahawks in straight sets in the season finale.

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November 15, 2016

Right side Leslie Larranga skies high for a serve. The Falcons were able to beat the LA Harbor Seahawks in straight sets in the season finale.

Women’s soccer in prime position to win fifth straight state title

November 14, 2016

Now that the regular season is over, head coach Ruben Gonzalez and his Cerritos College women's soccer team can now turn their attention to the playoffs.Nov. 19 not only marks the first game for the postseason,...

Speaker Yousef Baker instructed protestors to put their fist in the air and shout power to the people. The slogan origanted from Black Panther Huey P. Newton. The raised fist is used to encourage solidarity among minorities.

CSULB students gather for anti-Trump protest

November 14, 2016

It didn't take long after the election results for Californian's anger to boil over into the streets of its various cities.Cal State Long Beach was no different as students paraded throughout its campus...

Falcons go 2-1 in first tournament of the new season

November 13, 2016

After a long offseason, the Cerritos College men's basketball team is back in action.The team has been chomping at the bit to get back on the court since its last appearance was a 68-63 overtime loss to...

Volleyball wins against LA Harbor in straight sets to finish season

November 13, 2016

The first year for Cerritos College volleyball team head coach Kari Pestolesi ended on a high note.The Falcons defeated the LA Harbor Seahawks in straight sets (25-15, 25-19, 26-14) Thursday, Nov. 10....

Cerritos running back Kishawn Holmes is gang tackled by 5 Moorpark Raiders. Although he rushed 30 times for 185 yards, the team was not able to successfully earn a win over the Raiders, falling 35-28.

Cerritos on outside, looking in after loss to Moorpark

November 7, 2016

For the second consecutive season, the Cerritos Falcons visiting Moorpark had some serious playoff implications and again it came down to the last drive of the game. The Raiders took a 35-28 lead with...

There’s more than just school stressing out college students

November 4, 2016

It's not always cut and dry when it comes to students and their schooling. Often times there are outside contributing factors that can contribute to the success or failure of a student.Some of the things...

Women’s basketball embraces pressure heading into new season

November 2, 2016

Trisha Raniewicz is heading into her second season as head coach of the Cerritos College women's basketball team and this year is going to be an uphill climb."Each year, you are always making adjustments....

Nebo, Payne ready for bigger role in upcoming season

November 2, 2016

One year under the belt usually does an athlete good in any sport and guards Brian Nebo and Tyler Payne, of the Cerritos men's basketball team, are no different.The Cerritos Falcons will rely heavily on...

Bernice Lentons dog Patrick came outside to visit the kids. Lenton said she that her dog was surprisingly calm through the event and didnt bark at any of the kids. Photo credit: Terrel Emerson

Bridging the generational gap

November 1, 2016

Pitter-patter of feet and the laughter of children was all one could hear but where it was coming from may be unusual.Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 the Child Development Center hosted a "Meet...

Fast offensive start leads to Falcons win over Cougars

October 31, 2016

Center Daniel Alanouf thinks the Cerritos Falcons like the idea of playing with their backs against the wall."I think the pressure motivates us because we have no room to mess up," he admitted.Following...

Top five halloween movies

October 31, 2016

Spider webs, creepy clowns and scary witches; yes it's that time of year again. Halloween is upon us.Almost every year film studios try and release movies around the month of October in order to get traditional...

The LA Sparks must be recognized for their accomplishments

October 31, 2016

#RespectTheSparksHow is it possible that the excitement of the Los Angeles Sparks winning their third WNBA title in team history has come and gone already?Or is it that there was never any real excitement?Regardless...

Photo credit: Lizette Sainz

Students should pay attention to board election

October 26, 2016

Presidential elections are not the only elections happening on Nov. 8, a number of complex items are on the ballot one of those being the board of trustees elections.Go out and be informed with what is...

From left to right: Faculty Senate Vice President Scott O’Neil, President Michelle Lewellen, Program Assistant Miriam Tolson, Secretary April Griffin and Student Liaison Ryan Kang. Faculty Senate discussed student complaint procedures, which highlighted existing confusion on the procedures. Photo credit: Briana Hicks

Faculty Senate explores new student complaint procedure possibilities

October 25, 2016

Confusion is the term that best describes the current stand on student complaint procedures on the Cerritos College campus. Student liaison Ryan Kang was not aware the student complaint procedures were...

Quarterback Nick Mitchell suffers one of four fumbles during Cerritos 28-21 loss to Bakersfield Saturday, Oct. 22. The Falcons were playing without their starting center Daniel Alanouf. Photo credit: Briana Hicks

Mental mistakes lead Bakersfield to 28-21 win over Cerritos

October 24, 2016

Safety Elijah Walker committed one of the most crucial penalties in the Cerritos Falcons' 28-21 loss to the Bakersfield Renegades.In the mind of many, the game could have been won or lost in the second...

Prescott needs to keep the keys to the Dallas offense

October 24, 2016

With the Dallas Cowboys sitting on atop of the NFC East with a 5-1 record and just coming off of a bye week, I don't even understand why this is even a topic of discussion.Well, here goes nothing.The Cowboys...

Week 7 – at Bakersfield Storify

October 23, 2016

[View the story "Late miscue drops Cerritos to 1-1 in conference play" on Storify]

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October 19, 2016

Quarterback Nick Mitchell (No. 3) and running back Kishawn Holmes (No. 5) celebrate in the end zone during the homecoming game against Santa Monica. The 35-point outing set a new season-high for the Falcons.

Homecoming heroics lead to 35-13 clubbing of Santa Monica

October 19, 2016

It took until Homecoming night, but it looks as if the once struggling Cerritos College offense seems to have found its way. The Falcons were able to overcome a slow start on its annual night to defeat...

Criticizing Kershaw’s postseason struggles is unfair

October 18, 2016

For how many years have people stated that Clayton Kershaw could not pitch in the postseason? Yet, the Los Angeles Dodgers are locked in a National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Furthermore,...

Quaterback Nick Mitchell gets sacked while attempting to throw a pass. Mitchell was temporarily taken out of the game, but returned to score two touch downs in the second half. Photo credit: Briana Hicks

Falcons can’t overcome sluggish start fall to Tiger, 31-16

October 12, 2016

The hot and cold offense of the Falcons has once again doomed the football team.On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Cerritos Falcons couldn't shake a slow start to the game and ended up falling to the Riverside Tigers.Quarterback...

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die

September 28, 2016

One of the youngest, brightest stars in baseball lost his life in a tragic boating accident leaving fans and the entire Major League Baseball at a loss for words.Miami Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez was...

Fernandez’s death should be a wake up call to everybody

September 28, 2016

The tragic news that 24-year old Miami Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident the morning of Sept. 25 shook the entire sports world to its core. I woke up to the news of his unexpected...

Falcons survive narrow 7-3 win over Rustlers

September 28, 2016

The Cerritos College defense has carried the team all season long, this time linebacker Alex Bush was the leading catalyst. We've all heard the sports cliche "defense wins championships,” but for...

Cerritos improve to 2-2 after a stingy defensive win over Golden West

September 25, 2016

[ survive 7-3 over Rustlers" on Storify]

While the board members were in closed session, professor Solomon Namala spoke with the teachers outside. The faculty rallied outside waiting for trustee members to deliver their “yes” or “no” answer. Photo credit: Terrel Emerson

[Photo] CCFF awarded new contract after year of negotiations

September 22, 2016

While the board members were in closed session, professor Solomon Namala spoke with the teachers outside. The faculty rallied outside waiting for trustee members to deliver their “yes” or “no”...

Kaepernick kneeling down should not be criticized

September 21, 2016

Since breaking into the NFL, Colin Kaepernick's name has had its fair share of time in headlines.But never before in this way.Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand during the National Anthem...

ID card shortage may soon be a thing of the past

September 20, 2016

The dilemma of the sparseness of identification cards on the Cerritos College campus may soon be a thing of the past. According to Interim Dean of Student Services Frances Gusman thousands of ID cards...

The Chatterbox Corner: Starting rookie quarterbacks right away can be detrimental

September 20, 2016

The jump from being the big man on campus to rookie quarterback in the National Football League is one of the largest adjustments to make. The journey does not end after the draft. In fact, it’s...

Cerritos survives Palomar surge, despite second half struggles

September 19, 2016

Head coach Frank Mazzotta had to wait until week three of the season but he has finally captured career win No. 250 with a 21-17 win over Palomar College. "I didn't even know it to be honest with you....

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