Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Yasmin Cortez

Yasmin Cortez, Staff Writer

Spring 2015

Yasmin Cortez- My Major is English with emphasis in Film/Media, I plan to transfer to UCLA next semester, this is my first semester in TalonMarks! I’m iFalcon Club’s Public Relations Officer, Secretary for Social Photography Club, and I was on the Cross Country team.

Fun facts: I plan to get my sky diving license, American Psycho is my favorite movie, I was a foley artist for a Feature Film and received IMDb credits, I have a tarantula named Harry, I'm a dancer for the Pacifico Dance Company, and last semester I was hit by the Frantone's van while skateboarding at school (I was skating because earlier that week my bike was stolen from campus)

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Fierro is the new Cerritos College president

Fierro is the new Cerritos College president

May 12, 2015

It was announced during last Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting that Dr. Jose Fierro is now the new Cerritos College president. Fierro said, “I’m extremely excited, extremely pleased. I’ve...

[Video] News Roundup | May 11

May 12, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, Associate Multimedia Editor and special guest anchor Armando Jacobo, Online Editor, bring you this weeks news round up. This week they discuss the ASCC Cabinet Meeting, Commencement volunteers...

[Video] Cinco de Mayo Historical Presentation

May 11, 2015

Walter Fernandez, professor of history at Cerritos College, gave a presentation on the history of Cinco de Mayo and the first Battle of Puebla which took place May 1862.

First place Winner, Michael Pfirrmann shared his original  poem, Mulatto, at the library club's 10th semiannual poetry night. Pfirrmann's poem was inspired by his personal events on being biracial. Photo credit: Yasmin Cortez

Emotions run deep at poetry night

May 5, 2015

Paper, pens, guitars and a panel of judges. The Teleconference Center was filled with students to participate in the Library Club’s tenth semi-annual poetry night on Thursday, April 30.Paula Pereira,...

Hold the phone, cops do it too?

Hold the phone, cops do it too?

April 28, 2015

A blur zooms by and only a quick glance can be taken of a car filled with computers, cameras, a GPS, radios and cell phones. Is this something out of a ‘Back to the Future’ film? No, this...

[Video] News Roundup | April 24

April 26, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, Associate Multimedia Editor, recaps events that happened throughout the week including Global Village, Earth day, ASCC Cabinet Meeting, Faculty Senate Meeting, ASCC Senate Meeting,...

The students behind KSSU

April 23, 2015

Kristopher Carrasco, Yasmin Cortez and Kara Enriquez JACC award winning video journalism feature story on Sacramento State University's KSSU radio station.

Shorter semesters looming in the distance

April 14, 2015

If students haven’t already heard, there is a possibility that Cerritos College might be changing to a 16-week school session that would be implemented in about two years. Cerritos College is one...

[Video] News Roundup | April 3

April 4, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, Associate multimedia editor, recaps on the Student Trustee and Presidential debates, Monday's Safety Walk, State of Education, Spring Festival, Cesar Chavez event, DSPS Open House, and Men's...

[Video] News Roundup | March 27

March 31, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, Associate Multimedia Editor, recaps on ASCC Cabinet, Court and Senate meetings, talks about the Falcon Games, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Men's tennis and about the Softball team's victory.

Eduardo de La Rosa made a presentation on student government notation and urged ASCC Senate to vote in support of adding government positions to transcripts. Photo credit: Yasmin Cortez

Senate passes motion to implement student-government notation

March 29, 2015

ASCC Senate passed motion to support implementing student-government notation, Senators Victor Villalobos and Athena Sanchez were nominated to represent ASCC Senate for the Safety Walk and the new commissioner...

Students from the TH 224 class were learning how to use audio equipment by setting up for an actual band, Weird Creatures. Students had a chance to show what they learned for their practical final by testing out soundboards, speakers, amps and mics. for the free concert. Photo credit: Yasmin Cortez

‘Weird Creatures’ draws crowd to amphitheater

March 14, 2015

Students were drawn to the music department area on Wednesday, March 11 by the "one, two, three, check!" microphone cue and roar of live music. The band Weird Creatures was invited to play by the Theater-224...

[Video] Cerritos College Hall of Fame

March 14, 2015

The Cerritos College community came together to celebrate the accomplishments of eight individuals in the fourth annual Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the DoubleTree hotel in Norwalk on March...

[Video] News Roundup | March 6

March 8, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, associate multimedia editor, recaps Tuesday's court meeting, talks about the ribbon cutting for the new Community Garden, mentions the baseball team's win, the ASCC Senate meeting, the food...

[Video] News Roundup | Feb. 27

March 1, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, staff writer, recaps students government, updates on Cerritos College athletics and ASCC vice president Charles Caguioa resignation.

Pitcher Evelyn Labatos threw seven innings for the Falcons. She gave up five hits and had seven strikeouts, leading to a 1-0 Cerritos win. Photo credit: Monica Gallardo

Collazo’s double gives Falcons the win

February 26, 2015

With a final score of 1-0, the Falcons won a nail-biting game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, keeping their shared first place stance with Mt. San Antonio in the South Coast Conference. Their next conference game...

ASCC President Miles Aiello addresses the senate on Feb. 25.

Caguioa officially resigns during ASCC Senate meeting

February 26, 2015

ASCC Vice President Charles Caguioa announces his resignation, further discussion about the student affairs position was addressed, new positions were appointed and Model United Nations made a presentation...

Collazo’s double gives Falcons the win

February 26, 2015

With a final score of 1-0, the Cerritos College softball team won a nail biting game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, keeping their shared first place stance with Mt. San Antonio in the South Coast Conference. Their...

[Video] News Roundup | Feb. 20

February 23, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, staff writer, recaps the news for the week Feb. 16 to Feb. 20. She talks about the men and women's tennis matches, softball games, men's basketball, ASCC Court, Student Health Fair, Financial...

ASCC Senate discussed solutions for the Student Affair's positions transparency issues and pre-approves funding for Math Club trip for

ASCC Senate asks Student Affair’s assistants to resign

February 19, 2015

ASCC Senate held a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18 to discuss the Student Affair’s position concerns, pre-approved funding for Math Club’s “Super Pi” day conference trip, the Student Trustee gave...

Visual Artist June Edmonds was interviewed by Cerritos College professor Damon Cagnolatti. Edmonds discussed the importance of of African-American art. Photo credit: Yasmin Cortez

Cerritos celebrates Black History Month

February 11, 2015

Cerritos College celebrates diversity with Black History Month. Tues. Feb. 10 was the first of the three events kicking off with "Conversations with Visual Artist, June Edmonds."Edmonds was interviewed...

[Video] News Roundup | Feb. 6

February 7, 2015

Yasmin Cortez, staff writer, recaps the news for the week Feb. 2 to Feb. 6. She talks about the men and women's tennis matches, ASCC Court, Faculty Senate, Club Info Day and ASCC Senate.

ASCC President Miles Aiello voiced his concerns to Senate about the recently approved paid position of student affairs assistant. Some Senators felt like there was no transparency in the process, which brought Aiello to announce he has no issue with posting his office hours if anyone has questions. Photo credit: Yasmin Cortez

Senate tackles paid positions concern

February 5, 2015

ASCC Senate held a two and a half hour meeting discussing Student Affairs Assistants, possible funding of forensics team tournaments, WPMD funding to Awards Ceremony and the March in March.Next Senate...

Senate approves of budget transfers, appoints three new Senators and Commissioner of Budget and Finance Photo credit: Yasmin Cortez

Two hour meeting plagues ASCC Senate

January 31, 2015

During the ASCC Senate meeting on Jan. 28, Senate reports brought up the issue of student employment, budget transfers were approved, Senate did not approve amending meeting time to two hours. ASCC President...

[Video] Talon Marks News Round-up | Jan. 30

January 31, 2015

Yasmin Cortez brings you this week's news roundup. She discusses Faculty Senate and ASCC Senate, Cerritos Falcons softball game against Glendale and an art exhibit which opened here on campus.

Students, faculty, and community members gathered around artist Jeff Cain's 3D-printed sculpture, scanned from an actual taxidermy coyote that can be seen in the Cerritos College art gallery.

[Photo] Cerritos College art gallery welcomes ‘Natural History’ exhibit by Jeff Cain

January 29, 2015

Students, faculty, and community members gathered around artist Jeff Cain's 3D-printed sculpture, scanned from an actual taxidermy coyote that can be seen in the Cerritos College art gallery.

Guard Clarissa Hernandez (left) driving into the paint against Mt. San Antonio on Jan. 23 at Falcon Gymnasium. Photo credit: Armando Jacobo

Falcons face loss against undefeated Mt. San Antonio

January 25, 2015

The Cerritos College women’s basketball team lost to the Mt. San Antonio Mounties during a home game with a final score of 64-49. The next match is Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. which is an away game at Los Angeles...

[Video] Welcome Week | In-N-Out Extravaganza

January 21, 2015

Staff writer Yasmin Cortez takes an inside look at Cerritos College welcome week tradition.    

Assistant to the Dean of Student Activities Daniel Gomez gives a presentation to Cabinet members about the Brown Act and parliamentary procedures. Gomez stressed the importance of transparency in student government. Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

Court meeting shines light on future topics

January 13, 2015

ASCC Judicial Court held their first meeting of the semester Jan. 13 in room BK-111. The meeting included recaps of the Student Leadership conference, a presentation given by Daniel Gomez about...

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