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Talon Marks

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May 8, 2012

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Director of Student Activities’ performance under fire by ASCC

April 12, 2012

Talon Marks Online News With claims from students of frequent absences and a lack of transparency and advising, ASCC Director of Student Activities Holly Bogdanovich is being placed under the magnifying...

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March 20, 2012

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March 20, 2012

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March 13, 2012

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A photo illustration shows the revised Student Integrity Act  being passed. The bill was signed into law by ASCC President Jasmin Ramirez on March 9.

[Photo] Amended student integrity bill passed

March 9, 2012

A photo illustration shows the revised Student Integrity Act being passed. The bill was signed into law by ASCC President Jasmin Ramirez on March 9.

New Vice President of Academic Affairs JoAnna Downey-Schilling speaks at a campus forum on campus on Feb. 23. Downey-Schilling, who previously served at Rio Hondo College, was chosen for the position on March 21.

[Photo] Rio Hondo’s Downey-Schilling named VP of Academic Affairs

March 7, 2012

New Vice President of Academic Affairs JoAnna Downey-Schilling speaks at a campus forum on campus on Feb. 23. Downey-Schilling, who previously served at Rio Hondo College, was chosen for the position on...

March 7, 2012 – Page 1- News

March 6, 2012

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Cerritos administration set to address changes in CSU admissions areas

February 16, 2012

Cerritos College will be sending representatives to a public forum held by Cal State Long Beach on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. to address the issue of having Cerritos College as a primary service area for...

Van Halen’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” not much to brag about

February 11, 2012

How could one describe Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth?" It was ok. Yes, much like your family's Christmas parties and the sequel to a movie that you extremely enjoyed, the new album from the...

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Cerritos College leading the pack in student success changes

February 6, 2012

Talon Marks Online News Cerritos College is ahead of the curve in implementing upcoming statewide student success reforms, according to Dean of Academic Success and Institutional Effectiveness Bryan...

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Law of the parking lot is a must

February 1, 2012

Talon Marks Online Opinion The Cerritos College parking lot can be a civilized area to park our vehicles, or it can be a wild, uncontrollable jungle, free of rules and common courtesy. We’ve...

Jan. 25, 2012 – Page 1- News

January 24, 2012

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Friends of Mathew Tautolo collect donations on campus, services to be held through weekend

January 20, 2012

Business major Jesse Maiava, along with other friends of Mathew Tautolo, a Cerritos College student who died after collapsing on campus, set up a booth outside of the Student Center on Jan. 18 to collect...

Jan. 18, 2012 – Page 1- News

January 17, 2012

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Editorial cartoon by Alejandra Ayala

Fee increases will force students to get serious about education

January 14, 2012

Never has the phrase, "pinching pennies" been truer than it is now. Statewide budget cuts have called for the raising of community college tuition throughout California, hiking tuition from $36 per unit...

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New state task force sets recommendations to improve student success

December 6, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button A community college task force that has been assembled by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has released and amended a list of recommendations to refocus the community...

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Board set to vote on approval of new election area

November 29, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button The Cerritos College Board of Trustees is set to vote to approve one of three plans to change the system by which its members are elected, changing it from an at-large election to...

Bryan Barnes (right), a representative from Inroads, a company that prepares students for internships in the workforce, speaks to computer science major Miguel Acosta (left) about his company. Inroads was one of many employers that were present at Wednesdays Job Fair to recruit students for employment.

[Photo] Employers recruit students at Job Fair

November 14, 2011

Bryan Barnes (right), a representative from Inroads, a company that prepares students for internships in the workforce, speaks to computer science major Miguel Acosta (left) about his company. Inroads...

Marine veteran Tom Tislow delivers a presentation about the table and flag dedicated to POW/MIA members of the United States military during the Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday. Students and administrators attended the ceremony at the Cerritos College amphitheatre which was hosted by the Student Veterans Club.

[Photo] Veterans remembered at The Hill

November 14, 2011

Marine veteran Tom Tislow delivers a presentation about the table and flag dedicated to POW/MIA members of the United States military during the Veterans' Day ceremony on Thursday. Students and administrators...

Marine veteran Tom Tislow delivers a presentation about the table and flag dedicated to POW/MIA members of the United States military during the Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday. Students and administrators attended the ceremony at the Cerritos College amphitheatre which was hosted by the Student Veterans Club.

[Photo] Cerritos honors veterans at The Hill

November 11, 2011

Marine veteran Tom Tislow delivers a presentation about the table and flag dedicated to POW/MIA members of the United States military during the Veterans' Day ceremony on Thursday. Students and administrators...

Theater major Candace Montgomery assists in putting makeup on Halloween Haunt monster Molly Bennett. Cerritos College Theater students visited the park on Oct. 27 to help makeup artists in creating monsters for the event.

[Photo] Theater students help in monster creations

October 30, 2011

Theater major Candace Montgomery assists in putting makeup on Halloween Haunt monster Molly Bennett. Cerritos College Theater students visited the park on Oct. 27 to help makeup artists in creating monsters...

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Outstanding Faculty applications now available

October 24, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button Outstanding Faculty applications are now available online for all Cerritos College students and employees. The nomination, according to the Cerritos College website, is available...

Student Health Services Administrative Assistant Ana Flores assists a student who volunteered as an earthquake victim. Cerritos College took part in the annual Great California ShakeOut drill on Oct. 20.

[Photo] Campus evacuates for earthquake drill

October 24, 2011

Student Health Services Administrative Assistant Ana Flores assists a student who volunteered as an earthquake victim. Cerritos College took part in the annual "Great California ShakeOut" drill on Oct....

October issue -page-9-wings

October 19, 2011

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PDA has no place on campus

October 19, 2011

To all you overaffectionate couples out there: can you please, for the love of everything, get a damn room? Public Displays of Affection, or PDA, are right up there with the snuggie as one of the dumbest,...

August Issue Page 11 – Wings

October 19, 2011

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Oct. 19, 2011 – Page 4 – Arts

October 19, 2011

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Dream Act approval leads to more opportunities for students

October 8, 2011

Pete Moye'News Button Karla, a former Cerritos College student who asked for her full name not to be disclosed for fear of deportation, has had her fair share of experiences and struggles being an undocumented...

Sept. 29, 2011 – Page 4 – Opinion

September 29, 2011

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“Two and a Half Men” might as well be “Welcome Back Kelso”

September 26, 2011

Pete Moye'Arts Button Dear “Two and a Half Men:” What the hell happened? It’s obvious that removing Charlie Sheen was a necessary thing to do, due to his drug-filled tirades toward creator Chuck...

Let’s get physical: The Physical Science and Technology opened for use during the summer session. The foyer will be dedicated to C. Dean Paige, a former SEM dean.

[Photo] Administrators set to attend ribbon-cutting for new PST building

September 24, 2011

Let’s get physical: The Physical Science and Technology opened for use during the summer session. The foyer will be dedicated to C. Dean Paige, a former SEM dean.

Sept. 14, 2011 – Page 4 – Arts

September 13, 2011

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Are high school students prepared for college?

Are high school students prepared for college?

September 3, 2011

Pete Moye'Opinion Button We've always been indoctrinated with the idea that we need to go to college to prepare ourselves for the future, but what does "prepared" truly mean? Let's face it, all students...

Aug. 31, 2011 – Page 1 – News

August 31, 2011

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Wings makes its return to Cerritos College

Wings makes its return to Cerritos College

August 24, 2011

Cerritos College has been without a student magazine for the last two years. However, that has now come to an end. Wings magazine has now returned, now available exclusively online for all readers...

The capture and death of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden on Sunday has captured the reactions of citizens across the country.

Students, faculty react to Bin Laden’s death

May 2, 2011

The capture and death of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden on Sunday has captured the reactions of citizens across the country, including students and faculty from Cerritos College. Frank Dussan, a student...

Cerritos College Trustee passes away at 62

Cerritos College Trustee passes away at 62

April 14, 2011

Cerritos College Trustee Bob Epple passed away April 13 at the age of 62 from complications of Leukemia. Epple, a former Cerritos College student, served on the Board of Trustees from 1981-1988 and returned...

CSUs set for more enrollment cuts

April 4, 2011

The California State University system plans to cut enrollment in an effort to adjust to a $500 million cut in state funding.   The plan will reduce enrollment for 10,000 students who are planning...

American Crew films at Cerritos College

American Crew films at Cerritos College

March 31, 2011

Representatives from American Crew, a hair product company, used the Cerritos College soccer field on Wednesday as the set for the company's latest commercial. The scenes that were filmed portrayed soccer...

The Rebecca Black plague has been spread and it’s sickening

March 31, 2011

"It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday." No, you don't; you're in middle school. The premise of Rebecca Black's hit song, "Friday" is, without a doubt, one of the stupidest, most insane ideas...

Summer cuts discussed at Faculty Senate meeting

March 22, 2011

Members of the Cerritos College Faculty Senate discussed cuts to the upcoming summer session during its meeting on Tuesday. Economics professor Solomon Namala gave a presentation to begin the discussion...

Board of Trustees votes to change election years

March 15, 2011

The Cerritos College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution during its March 2 meeting that would allow trustee elections to coincide with statewide elections on even years. This resolution...

vdiaz – police survey brief

March 10, 2011

A survey was sent to management faculty on (insert date here) regarding the arming of Campus Police. According to Richard Bukowiecki, the survey, which ended in a result management voting in favor of...

Music Club welcomes local emcees

Music Club welcomes local emcees

March 1, 2011

The Cerritos College amphitheater played host to performances by several hip-hop artists courtesy of the Music Club on Thursday. The first artist to perform was J-Roz, a female rapper who has already...

To lovers: please consider the lonelies

February 9, 2011

Even if it had the most remote significance in earlier times, the concept of Valentine's Day has become absolutely moronic. It seems as though Valentine's Day only serves two purposes now: for big businesses...

Baseball shuts out Fullerton to open season

February 7, 2011

Pitcher Nick Quezada's seven scoreless innings led the Cerritos College baseball team to open its season with a 9-0 victory over Fullerton College on Thursday.   The team's offensive surge began...

Softball coach carries a legacy of more than 50 years

February 7, 2011

Cerritos College softball assistant coach Bud Murray's journey could be described as the equivalent to the Willie Nelson song, "I've Been Everywhere." Murray coached baseball at Hart High School in Santa...

Bryan Reece takes on his new position during the spring semester.

Reece ready to take on new task

January 18, 2011

"If somebody had to pencil in a job that just felt perfect, this would be it." Bryan Reece used this scenario to describe his "dream job" as the new dean of student success and institutional effectiveness,...

vdiaz – Reece ready to take on new task BRIEF`

January 13, 2011

"If somebody had to pencil in a job that just felt perfect, this would be it." Bryan Reece used this scenario to describe his "dream job" as the new dean of student success and institutional effectiveness,...

Students brace for impending hikes

Students brace for impending hikes

November 30, 2010

UC Berkeley student and recent Cerritos College transfer Lucy Molina has begun to feel the heavy financial transition in her first year at Berkeley, and she feels it will be even heavier with the recent...

Damaged water line to affect several buildings

November 29, 2010

Due to a water line that was hit in the gymnasium, the facilities department will be shutting down the water supply in eight buildings. According to Director of Physical Plant Robert Riffle, the affected...

vdiaz – UC increase CNH brief

November 23, 2010

On Nov. 8, the UC regents approved an 8 percent increase in tuition, which will take effect in fall 2011.  The approval calls for students to pay $822 in tuition and fees, leaving them with a...

vdiaz – Amna Jara feature brief

November 9, 2010

Former Automotive Department Program Facilitator Amna Jara is ready to take the reins as the new Cerritos College Coordinator of Student Activities. Jara, better known as AJ by her peers, is taking...

New Coordinator of Student Activities Amna Jara works with ASCC President Felipe Grimaldo and Vice President Luis Ong. Jara says she is enthusiastic to work and is looking forward to learning her duties

New coordinator of student activities ready for work

November 9, 2010

Former Automotive Department Program Facilitator Amna Jara is ready to take the reins as the new Cerritos College Coordinator of Student Activities. Jara, better known as AJ by her peers, is taking over...

Music is ‘sizz-ucking’

November 9, 2010

With all the advances in modern music, it seems as if it's all going down the tubes. With each day that passes, musicians and bands are dumbing down their songs for one stupid reason: making hits. Every...

Things calm down at faculty senate meeting

Things calm down at faculty senate meeting

November 2, 2010

Cooler heads prevailed at the Nov. 2 Cerritos College Faculty Senate meeting, in which members continued the discussion of the college's reorganization plan. However, the change in the members' attitudes...

Political science professor Victor Obasohan expresses his concern for the college reorganization plan at the Oct. 26 faculty senate meeting.

Faculty members enraged at senate meeting

October 26, 2010

"You guys are nothing but a bunch of whiners." These were the words uttered by English professor Tim Juntilla at the Oct. 26 Faculty Senate meeting directed toward members of the Humanities and Social...

vdiaz – back to the future preview

October 18, 2010

A theatrical classic is set to make its way back…to the big screen. After 25 years, "Back to the Future" will be re-released in theatres, featuring a complete digital remastering of the classic...

Members of the Cerritos College, Jazz Ensemble performs at its exchange concert on Oct. 6. The Cerritos Music Department held the concert to encourage middle school students to continue playing music once they reach college.

Cerritos College hosts a night of jazz

October 7, 2010

Cerritos College hosted the Valley Christian Middle School Jazz Ensemble as part of an exchange concert with the Cerritos Jazz Ensemble in the Student Center. Wednesday's concert began with Valley Christian's...

vdiaz – Social Network review ^

October 4, 2010

Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" provides the perfect combination of suspense, intrigue, excitement and satire while at the same time, providing...

Team member Daniel Rivera spent most of the day explaining the effects of abortions at Cerritos College.

Anti-abortion group sparks conflict and educates

September 28, 2010

Survivors, an anti-abortion group, set up stands around campus last Tuesday informing students about the effects of abortion. Members of the group handed out flyers and tabloids with various nationwide...

Pennywise stop to take a picture in the studio while they work on their new album. Guitarist Fletcher Dragge gave Cerritos College WPMDs radioi show Pancakes and Punks an exclusive phone interview.

Pennywise’s guitarist tells all on WPMD

September 27, 2010

Listen to audio Fletcher tells all WPMD's "Pancakes and Punk" played host to Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge on Friday morning in a phone call that silenced the rumors regarding...

San Diego school puts student newspaper on hold

September 21, 2010

Listen to News Editor Victor Diaz interview Diana Inocencio Southwestern College's student newspaper, The Southwestern College Sun, has been forced to stop the publication of its...

“Machete” slashes its way to the top

September 13, 2010

It is absolutely surprising how a movie as fantastically grotesque and outrageous as "Machete" was able to play in theaters nationwide without drawing the ire of pissed-off conservatives.   "Machete"...

Education major Chantel Samuels and biology major Kirelos Habib wait to give their blood donations. According to Red Cross Senior Field Manager Rob Torrez, the limited amount of resources available led to students leaving the blood drive due to not having enough time.

Blood drive keeps moving despite renovation inconveniences

September 9, 2010

Cerritos College held its annual "Back-to-school" blood drive for students to donate blood to the American Red Cross. The blood drive, which took place September 7-9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. was hosted inside...

Nigerian professor strives to improve education

Nigerian professor strives to improve education

September 2, 2010

The story of Cerritos College political science professor Sunday Obazuaye is something that many people may consider to be somewhat unusual. Obazuaye is a native of Nigeria, where he spent his high school...

Project H.O.P.E.s workers and students assisted people who had questions at the programs open house.

Project H.O.P.E. starts fall semester with open house

August 19, 2010

 As a way to raise awareness and inform students, the Cerritos College Project H.O.P.E. program held its open house in front of the Physical Science building on Aug. 19. The purpose of the open...

Cerritos’ new parking permits turn heads

August 19, 2010

With a new look and a new system, Cerritos College is changing the way students and faculty adapt to parking.Effective as of this semester, Cerritos College parking permits will no longer come in the form...

Punk music hits WPMD

Punk music hits WPMD

May 10, 2010

For the past six months, two longtime friends have provided Cerritos College with a concentrated dose of punk music."Pancakes and Punk" is a radio show on WPMD.org that plays mainly punk music, as well...

Iron Man 2 lives up to hype

Iron Man 2 lives up to hype

May 10, 2010

Every year, a movie is released that is anticipated by fans worldwide since rumors of its production swirled around the internet universe. This year did not fail to disappoint.On May 7 at 12:01 am,...

Pancakes and Punk brief – Victor Diaz

May 7, 2010

For the past six months, two longtime friends have provided Cerritos College with a concentrated dose of punk music."Pancakes and Punk" is a radio show on WPMD.org that plays mainly punk music, as well...

Theatre holding Summer One-Acts

May 4, 2010

The Cerritos College Theatre Department will be holding auditions for their Summer One-Acts show.The auditions will take place on May 10 at 6 p.m. and it will be held in their studio theater.The show,...

Kick Ass unites all comic book lovers

April 27, 2010

Finally, a movie has been released that expresses what we've all been thinking about since childhood.On April 16, "Kick-Ass" was released in theaters, allowing comic book lovers of the world unite for...

Students work displayed in exhibition

Students’ work displayed in exhibition

April 26, 2010

The Cerritos College Art Department is currently displaying the 2010 Student Art Exhibition in its art gallery, which features various works by students from the department.According to a press release...

Math Club benifits Su Casa

April 15, 2010

The Cerritos College Math club held a used book drive in front of the library on April 14-15 to help the fight against domestic violence.The book drive, which is held every spring semester, features books...

Cerritos College teams up with high school in concert

April 14, 2010

As an ongoing project to help the community, the Cerritos College Music department presented another exchange festival. This time, the Cerritos concert band and Symphonic Winds shared the stage with the...

Talon Marks Pacesetter

April 12, 2010

Talon Marks received the Pacesetter Award at the 2010 Journalism Association of Community Colleges' state convention on April 10. This award is given to the top four college newspaper publications in the...

Talon Marks receives Pacesetter award at 2010 JACC conference in Los Angeles

Talon Marks sets the pace

April 11, 2010

Talon Marks received the Pacesetter Award at the 2010 Journalism Association of Community Colleges' state convention on April 10. This award is given to the top four college newspaper publications in the...

Artists Society plays water pong in Hoe Down Days

March 16, 2010

The Cerritos College Artists Society did their part by raising funds during Hoe Down Days.The Artists Society held a water pong booth as an alternative to the popular game. The cost to play was 50 cents...

13 faculty members show off skills in gala

13 faculty members show off skills in gala

March 15, 2010

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a number of music teachers got together and performed on stage? On March 14, it happened.The Cerritos College Music department presented the 27th semi-annual...

Parking issues discussed

March 10, 2010

Cerritos College is currently undergoing a series of problems, including budget cuts, tuition hikes, and the possibility of our vice president of academic affairs leaving. But there is one situation that...

Looking to Sproose things up

Looking to ‘Sproose’ things up

March 8, 2010

Another local band looks to climb the ranks of the music business.Sproose Goose is a band that specializes in playing Alternative Rock music.They play mostly in the surrounding areas of Cerritos College...

Victor Diaz – Sproose Goose Brief

March 5, 2010

Another local band looks to climb the ranks of the music business.Sproose Goose is a band that specializes in playing Alternative Rock music. They play mostly in the surrounding areas of Cerritos College...

Victor Diaz – Jazz Concert Brief

March 4, 2010

The Cerritos College Music department presented another exchange concert on Wednesday, this time featuring the Cerritos Jazz Ensemble, Pop/Rock Ensemble and the Carmenita Middle School Jazz Band.The Carmenita...

Jazz ensemble, others featured in exchange concert

March 4, 2010

The Cerritos College Music department presented another exchange concert on Wednesday, this time featuring the Cerritos Jazz Ensemble, Pop/Rock Ensemble and the Carmenita Middle School Jazz Band.The Carmenita...

Victor Diaz – women’s rights timeline

March 2, 2010

 1850 - The first women's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. At this convention, the Declaration of Grievances is signed. The declaration was created to set an agenda for women's...

Local band looks to make it big

Local band looks to make it big

February 24, 2010

My Enemy's Enemy, a local band featuring both current Cerritos College students as well as alumni, is looking to make a name for themselves in the music world.The band, which was formed in 2009, specializes...

Creation

Art gallery Re:Creation opens up

February 9, 2010

The Cerritos College Art Gallery has opened its doors to host the Re:Creation Art Exhibit. The exhibit is described as "serious play with canonical art." The exhibit features recreated pieces by various...

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