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Bridging the ‘gap of understanding’ during Disabilities Awareness Month

Bridging the ‘gap of understanding’ during Disabilities Awareness Month

Derrick Coleman, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

With October being National Disability Awareness Month, students at Cerritos College shared their stories about life with a disability. Pearl Netrayana, a child development major at Cerritos College, has cerebral palsy, or as Netrayana states, "a type of brain injury that can happen before birth and/or...

Annual conference for men promotes entrepreneurial skills

Annual conference for men promotes entrepreneurial skills

Naila Salguero, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

The Department of Adult Education and Diversity Program hosted its fourth annual "Fortaleciendo al Hombre" held in the Student Center on Oct. 13. The conference provided insights and ideas to involve and strengthen men with their families. This year focused on "Micro Entrepreneur," along with areas...

Faculty protests college’s decision to deny expected salary increases

Faculty protests college’s decision to deny expected salary increases

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018

The Cerritos College Faculty Federation has been in negotiations with the district for 11 months now, but new information on an increasing annual budget has caused the CCFF to “mobilize,” said union member and professor Walter Fernandez. The Cost of Living Adjustment is a benefit that ensures...

California ‘to the rescue’ on sexual harassment protection

Eunice Barron

October 3, 2018

TM Eunice Barron California could be the first state to call for action against sexual harassment if five bills are passed. These are the five critical bills that could benefit the workplace especially from any harassment incidents in the future. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign five bills: AB 1870, SB 224, SB 1343, SB 1300 and AB 3080. According to the Los Ange...

Cerritos College debate team welcomes iDebate Rwanda

Bianca Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

The Cerritos College Forensic Speech and Debate Team debated against guest debate team, iDebate Rwanda, on whether or not hate speech should be banned, as part of a three-day event to host the academic organization from Rwanda on Sept. 19. Two representatives of the Cerritos College debate team and tw...

Cerritos officials praise updates to parking lot in low-attended forum

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

September 19, 2018

Cerritos College held a forum to update community members on updates made to the parking lot, formerly the strawberry field. The meeting was held on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. with only three people being able to attend.Vice President of Business Services Felipe Lopez said that many updates were made, such ...

Students discover unexplored majors

Students discover unexplored majors

Marilyn Parra, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Cerritos College presented their ninth annual Majors Exploration Fair this Tuesday in front of the amphitheater hosted by the career services and re-entry program. The fair gave every student the opportunity to obtain more in-depth answers about their major. Students were able to talk to faculty, staff...

Microsoft Word workshop teaches accessible program tools

Microsoft Word workshop teaches accessible program tools

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

September 12, 2018

More resources, in the form of program skills, were made available during a Microsoft Word workshop. The workshop was more inclusive as it taught new skills that are especially helpful to returning students and English as a second language students. These skills included tools such as using the snipping,...

New paramedic unit added to Fire Station 115 unveiled at Cerritos College

Jasmine Martinez, News Editor

September 12, 2018

Cerritos College hosted the unveiling of a new paramedic unit on Sept. 10, for Fire Station 115, located near Alondra Boulevard and Gridley Road, making it the only station in Los Angeles County with two units. The new unit will service Cerritos and Norwalk and will be located across the street from...

Cerritos College students network during Club Info Day

Tiara White, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018

Cerritos College held their semi-annual Club Info Day on Aug. 29, where students were offered dozens of options to see what club interested them the most and what their best fit would be. The Associated Students of Cerritos College coordinated the event to ensure that all of the clubs or groups had...

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