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EOPS offers helping hand with academic success

Samantha Vasquez, Opinion Copy Editor

December 2, 2014

The following is a Q&A with Yvette Tafoya, assistant director for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS): What exactly is EOPS? Basically, it’s a comprehensive program to help students that come from low-income backgrounds. We help assist first-generation college students, foster...

Active Minds offers resourceful programs to reduce stress

Sebastian Aguayo, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

“Stress Less is student success” seems to be the motto for the Active Minds Club as students from Cerritos College enter finals week. With ideas being thrown left to right, Adrian Gomez, president of the Active Minds Club, seem optimistic that this semester will be successful. Huge plans for...

Cabinet discusses possible mascot ideas, Phi Theta Kappa project

Jennifer Medina, News Copy Editor

December 1, 2014

ASCC President Miles Aiello spoke about Cerritos College core values in regards to sustainability during the Dec. 1 Cabinet meeting. “To aptly develop in students the knowledge, skills and values that prepare them to be productive participants in the global community, it is with this perspective...

Business professor voices concern over recent faculty evaluation

Jennifer Medina, News Copy Editor

November 26, 2014

After receiving a 22 page ‘Probationary Faculty Evaluation’ that remarked a ‘Unsatisfactory Review’ for Fall of 2014, which puts Ramos’ teaching career in danger at Cerritos College, he attended the student Senate meeting to inform students of his evaluation. “What I am concerned about...

Possible central bike station, security alerts for students discussed in Senate

Jennifer Medina, News Copy Editor

November 26, 2014

Joe Nino spoke about a anti bike theft initiative during the Wed., Nov. 26, Senate meeting. “Basically one of our ideas is to have a central bike station, where all the bikes will be, it doesn't have to be an elaborate storage place, but a central place where the bikes can be at," Nino said. He...

News Roundup | Nov. 21

Abraham Venegas, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Abraham Venegas brings this week's news round up. He talks about the possible implementation of a program to promote student health in Cabinet, the annual Turkey Trot and more.

Cabinet mulls Game Room replacement, budgets analyzed

Jennifer Medina, News Copy Editor

November 24, 2014

A significant amount of ideas have been put out there by several ASCC students and the general public about what the game room should transform into since it is going through renovations, and Monday, Nov. 24, was not the exception during the ASCC Cabinet meeting. Cabinet members discussed the many...

Students strut their stuffing for Turkey Trot

Carlos Holguin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

As students ran and walked the course of this year's annual Turkey Trot, donations flowed into the registration desk by Falcon Square in the form of canned goods and cash Thursday, Nov. 20, starting from 11:05 a.m. "(The Turkey Trot) was started by the Dr. Ni Bueno (health education instructor) and...

Puente Program empowers students for the next level

Luis Guzman, Managing Multimedia Editor

November 20, 2014

"Once a Puentesta, always a Puentesta" is a motto for many of the students enrolled in the Puente Program; students that come from different social or economic backgrounds. The Puente Program, a statewide program operating in 38 community colleges, is a program that helps students who are underrepresented...

Red Cross visits campus, students donate blood

Kenia Torres, Arts Copy Editor

November 20, 2014

“That one hour you take to donate blood might be painful and long, but saving someone in the hospital is priceless,” Guinevere Endter, the senior accountant manager for the American Red Cross, said. Those are the words she uses to encourage every student that steps up to donate blood. The A...

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