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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Vanessa Maya

Vanessa Maya, Staff Writer

Vanessa Maya is a staff writer for Talon Marks. She is currently working on completing her AA in Journalism and is hoping to transfer to Cal State Fullerton in 2022. Vanessa’s goal is to someday work for a major news magazine that allows her the opportunity to travel the world.

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Former Cerritos College Alumnus Vinny West is making a name for himself in the music industry. As an independent music artist. 10/27/20 Photo credit: Courtesy of Vinny West

Cerritos College alumnus Vinny West makes a name as independent music artist

Vanessa Maya, Staff Writer November 6, 2020
Cerritos College alumnus and former Falcons running back, makes a name for himself as an independent music artist
Interracial dating can have its ups and downs but the growth between the two lovers is a bond that cannot be broken. Vanessa and her boyfriend talk about the difficulties they faced when the first began dating in high school. Photo credit: Photo by Min An from Pexels

Interracial dating and its challenges

Vanessa Maya, Staff Writer October 23, 2020
Staff writer Vanessa Maya talks about some of the obstacles she faced being in an interracial relationship.
Two people sit on a park bench socially desitancing. COVID has claimed over 200,00 thousand lives.

COVID won’t disappear because you want it to, just ask the 200,000 dead

Mirella Vargas and Vanessa Maya October 9, 2020
With hundreds of thousands dead, Americans seem to think wishful thinking will bring back "business as usual."
The Generic Improvisational Peep Show paid tribute to the program for its 35th Anniversary. A special montage with pictures of past GIPS generation members were shown during the live show.

GIPS HOMECOMING: The Show Must Go Online

Vanessa Maya, Staff Writer October 2, 2020
The Cerritos College improv comedy troupe, Generic Improvisational Peep Show (GIPS), celebrates its 35th anniversary and kicks off its first-ever virtual production, "GIPS HOMECOMING: The Show Must Go Online."
Women coughing into her hand while a blanket is wrapped around. COVID has claimed over 200,00 thousand lives.

LAUSD debuts nation’s first COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program

Vanessa Maya, Staff Writer September 25, 2020
Parents face concerns as LAUSD launches new COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program for all students and staff.
Sixth grade teacher Andrew Vo in his home set up for remote teaching. Vo is a teacher at Aloha Elementary in Lakewood.

Language barriers limit parents’ ability to assist their children with remote learning

Vanessa Maya, Staff Writer August 21, 2020
With schools beginning again, many parents and students with language barriers are now experiencing educational disruptions and facing challenges as schools make the transition to remote learning.
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