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Ecuador musical and dance

Ecuador musical and dance

Vivian Yglesias

October 14, 2019

Cerritos College hosted an Ecuador musical and dance in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 9. The dance was performed by alumni students, Yolanda Villegas and backup dancers, dressed in Ecuadorian clothing and singing traditional Ecuadorian music.A speaker introduced Villegas and what she ...

Mexican art making workshop

Mexican art making workshop

Vivian Yglesias

October 9, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month is tied in with many events that have students learning about different cultures. An arts and crafts workshop specifically focused on Mexican culture with the making of concha keychains, presented by professor Miraya Palencia on October 3.The English professor said that the works...

Jazz it up: Cerritos College pep band let the good times roll

Jazz it up: Cerritos College pep band let the good times roll

Derrick Coleman, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

The Cerritos College pep band, led by Dr. Betancourt, play at every game and provide that school spirit that is needed to win games. While the pep band carries a lot of history, the students in the band work hard for the pep rallies. Although the pep band's main function is providing spirit for the...

Marukan’s fifth annual culinary arts competition welcomes high school contestants

Marukan’s fifth annual culinary arts competition welcomes high school contestants

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2018

High school contestants were given the chance to compete with current Cerritos College students in the Culinary Arts program and alumni of the program for the first time at the Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence on Oct. 19. While the categories were judged by division, the prizes remained the same. Chef...

University Mega Fair offers resources to students looking to transfer

University Mega Fair offers resources to students looking to transfer

Marilyn Parra, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018

Cerritos College held their University Mega Fair at Falcon Square Aug. 30 with over 60 college representatives. A variety of colleges attended to answer any question students had about transferring. Representatives had multiple pamphlets answering questions like admission, financial aid, and majors. Counselor...

2018 Tennis season begins with new head coach

2018 Tennis season begins with new head coach

Jah-Tosh Baruti

January 17, 2018

The Cerritos College 2018 Tennis campaign will start on Jan. 30 on the road at Glendale for the women's team and at home vs Santa Barbara College each at 2 p.m. This season marks newly minted Head Coach Quinn Caldaron’s first season at Cerritos College, as he takes over for former Head Coach Alv...

The ups and downs of Obama’s college proposal

January 21, 2015

The community college campuses around the country were abuzz with the news of President Obama’s proposal of free, 2-year community college. It seemed like this was the best thing to come out of the Obama administration since theDream Act. The proposal would cover tuition not only for fresh-out-of-high-school...

Broken elevator leaves students stranded

Broken elevator leaves students stranded

Luis Guzman, Freelancer

January 13, 2015

Update: Jan. 13 2:20 p.m., Dr. Lucinda Aborn, dean of the disabled students program and services, responded to our interview.  Students are left without the use of the elevator in the Social Science building Tuesday Jan. 13. The DSPS found out it was broken on Monday morning. They are also in regular...

Free tuition has no downsides

Free tuition has no downsides

Luis Guzman, Freelancer

January 13, 2015

College is expensive. Obama’s proposal to give free community college to everyone in the United States is a beautiful idea. Obama’s current proposal, if it is passed into law, would require people to maintain a 2.5 GPA and attend community college as a half time student. Obviously this law will go under some form of change while it goes through the hands of th...

Hip-hop and academia can mix

Grester Celis-Acosta, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2014

When you think of hip-hop, you think of the vulgar music that sometimes doesn’t have any meaning other than sex, drugs and violence. But what if this music could be used in academia to teach a college course such as English? Would it work? Hip-hop music expresses more than just sex, drugs and...

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