Hair Stylist turned Producer, Actress, Model and More

The following interview featured actress, producer and model Arie Rose which was recorded on Monday February 27th 2017. she shared her success story live at Where People Make a Difference the Online Radio Station of Cerritos College Located in Norwalk California . topics included life as a college student, running a hair salon before doing what she does now, internships, modeling, acting, her busy schedule and more. this interview was also available via smartphone app known as Busker which received 327 hearts from live viewers who tapped their screens.

Red Carpet Interviewer becomes Stand Up Comic and Producer

the following interview was recorded on Wednesday February 22nd 2017 . Comedian Jaclyn Passaro visited Where People Make a Difference Radio at Cerritos College Located in Norwalk California. She shared her success story beginning with what life as a student was like for her leading up to where she is today. topics included earning her degree, conducting red carpet interviews, performing at various venues as a stand up comedian and much more. including providing tips to future comedians such as how to promote yourself and get bookings.

From Wrestling Boys to Becoming an Actress/Model

The following interview with Actress and Model Ashley Sharpe was recorded on Monday February 13 2017. she shared her story from what life as a student was like. dealing with bullying. her interest in professional wrestling, leaving her family and home state of Virginia to pursue her dreams of Becoming an Actress/Model. she provides tips to those interested in joining the acting and modeling professions

Career Counselor reflects on College Life and Provides Career Tips

Career Counselor Traci Ukita shared what life as a college student was like for her as she experienced being a student in all three types of public colleges . this includes the Community College , Cal State, and UC experience. she shares her journey from being a student to where she is today as a career counselor. find out what a career counselor can do for you as she provides tips to current and future college students.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Interview

The following is a 2016 interview with the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs for Cerritos College Mr. Rick Miranda. Transcription is available below to read:

RF: Good morning and welcome to Falcon Spotlight I’m your host Rob Flores and I’d like my guest to introduce himself.

RM: Hi Good morning thank you for inviting me my name is Rick Miranda and I am the acting Vice President of Academic Affairs here at Cerritos College.

RF: what are the duties?

RM: 95 percent of the duties of our last Vice President probably came through my office in some form the mechanics how do we put this in place we have this initiate how I can handle all this mechanics. but that last 5 percent that I didn’t know what Dr. Schilling did at the time now consumes 95 percent of my time. The duties are broad but it truly is a management position and I don’t like the word manage as much as it  implies I tell people what to do. Because it is a team effort I am learning to build a team for more of a participatory governance type of approach. so duties are working with budgets work with the individual divisions on budgets.Scheduling initiatives for adding classes how do we do it.with the faculty roles working with the Senate President and how do we support the faculties needs yet stay within the frame work of compliance. so its pretty varying, you know in a nutshell I tell people who ask me this I tell people I help manage a campus I help run a campus

RF: and you know unless a student is active on the campus they may not know that faculty and administration actually have a ton of meetings that play a vital role to the campus tell us about shared governance .

RM: yeah you know uh Shared Governance is complex its a simple concept but it is complex it is where all constituent groups should come together and play a role. you sun shine any issues you bring it through the systems they move up from recommending bodies  to decision making bodies and eventually to the president and to the board where every body has input and was part of the decision making . That is easy to say but real hard to do . what’s very hard to do, part of the shared or participatory governance process includes human beings and everyone has an opinion and every body has a personality . the challenge is for every body to listen and afford everybody the opportunity to bring forth the issues that are needed and weave all of these concerns together into something that would work its a challenge its huge. its not always making sure you hand a piece of paper or a concept or a policy from one group to the next its building that document building that process that’s where the challenge is . the exclusivity you know including everybody . you know I make mistakes I’ve made mistakes I’m sure I’m going to make mistakes I’m trying to get better in making sure that I bring  everybody in nobody in any of these groups can make the decision on their own they shouldn’t and that’s the challenge to get out of your own way and listen to everybody else.

RF: yeah I found it quite fascinating because you know its like this interesting web like there’s two different categories of shared governance faculty senate ones and then theres Institutional Committees. Whats the difference between the two?

RM: There’s something called ten plus one where the senate and the faculty have a say and they should in many of the campus policies and procedures . so they have their rules that govern both of us so we govern both of us but they also have rules within themselves to maintain the high rigor of being a professional . You know and they are look at our transfer rates where do they go how many students . We’re really doing a lot here at Cerritos our faculty should be commended every day. the leadership of the faculty though has to be equally commended . It is tough to be a leader to have to hear all the comments spend the time to bring it back to the shared governance they have one world thats kind of the eyes and ears of whats happening on the campus  and administration has another role of how to we meet and comply with federal regulations and try to find a balance between the two.

RF: and tell us the role of the Trustees

RM: the role of the Trustees is to help govern and support the initiatives of the campus so that they can ultimately execute something not kill it and execute but execute  as in put something into play

RF: cool thank you for taking the time to be here

RM: my honor thank you for inviting me anytime you have any questions or follow up please give me a call

RF: Perfect until next time folks

Beyond the Ropes Episode 5 pro wrestling commentary and news

the following is a clip from episode six of beyond the ropes featuring play by play commentary of a wrestling match. transcription available below


RF: I’m Rob!

EO: and I’m Ethan!

RF: and this is Beyond the Ropes! and this is … Episode…

EO: 5? 4? 5? I think we are five

RF: oh my gosh Booker T!

EO: (laughter) yeah alright five so should we head into the recap?

RF: yeah! did you hear about Jamie Noble and Alberto Del Rio?

EO: I did. well for those that didn’t hear, they had knives thrown at them pretty much the Jamie Noble situation I guess he was getting home from a Smackdown taping and he apparently cut someone off. and they didn’t like it so they followed him all the way home and they attacked him and he ended up getting stabbed three times in the back I believe.

RF: yeah that’s crazy

EO: and Del Rio I think he was in the Orlando Florida area. He was set to do a show for Triple A the Mexican promotion and as he was getting ready for his flight he got attacked with a knife too. really shocking.

RF: yeah oh man that photo was really something of Alberto’s head ugh.

EO: I didn’t get to see the photo of Alberto’s but I did get to see Jamie Noble’s yeah those are pretty graphic. Thankfully it looks like he will be ok but yeah very dangerous scary situations.

RF: yeah you know sometimes its tough because some people don’t differentiate heels from real life.

EO: mhmm

RF: like when you see a bad guy on TV they’re not a bad guy in real life

EO: hopefully not (laughter)

RF: what we’re gonna do is play a little theater of the mind here. We’re going to call the matches as we see it.

EO: this is going to be interesting we never done this before we haven’t rehearsed for this so uh

RF: We’re gonna wing it!

EO: Lets do it!

(wrestler theme song plays)

RF: Here we go the start of the match

EO: Alright well

RF: just so you know we’re gonna call moves that’s because we know now like the names after years of watching wrestling so when you hear things like heres a snapmare or anything like that its just moves but we will explain later.

EO: nice low drop kick by Alex Shelly

RF: Naito is in a move called the tree of woe

EO: yeah pretty much tree of woe is when you’re hung upside down from the top rope.

RF: yes and he just did a baseball slide kick

EO: oh nice uppercut right there

RF: yeah thats Homicide from LAX. oooh!

EO: powerslam!

RF: yes that’s a great move right there

EO: and we see the Motor City Machine Guns taking on each member of the other team pretty much dominating look at the hard shots by…

RF: Chris Sabin’s punches

EO: Chris Sabin and look at Hernandez’s strength

RF: yes he has a great powerbomb his finisher is called the Boarder Toss. Woah

EO: into a submission look at that!

RF: hes trying to attack with the octopus stretch but it doesn’t look like he can keep the big man down. oooh! picked him up like a rag doll

EO: those chops by Sabin

RF: yes chops it’s a standard move that almost every wrestler uses

EO: oh my god!

RF: tossed right on to the table! Three!

EO: he got it !

Announer: here are your winners and still New Japan Junior Tag Team Champions the Motor City Machine Guns!

RF: We’re gonna cover a few superstars that were involved in a match but first we are gonna break down each of them

EO: mhmm

RF: starting with the evolution of the character known as Abyss

EO: Abyss is a unique character he’s gone through many different phases in his career . He started off pretty much wearing all black with a mask. pretty much had a messed up childhood he was brought in with a manager if I’m not mistaken right?

RF: yeah Father James Mitchell.

EO: yeah Father James Mitchell and he was like TNA’s version of the Undertaker in a way he’s probably one of the more hardcore character in TNA history.

RF: and the shocking thing is he spent most of his career not talking .

EO: yeah especially that early part of his career. He didn’t have to talk because he had..

RF: yeah he was just this big guy that goes GRR! this whole time

EO: his emotion even behind the mask you could tell he was this scary individual. we move on to kind of the mask gimmick and he takes off the mask and plays an alter ego by the name of Joseph Park.

RF: yeah totally talkative

EO: totally talkative he’s a lawyer and he spends about a year playing this lawyer not as abyss but his brother.

RF: non violent brother!

EO: non violent brother , who doesn’t know how to wrestle who’s looking for his brother Abyss. and it was a year long story-line it was incredible to see how they were able to do that but he played it so well you wouldn’t expect that from him.

RF: it was unique and it was evolutionary to like see something shocking definitely garnered viewers but what’s funny is there’s rumors that WWE ripped off that idea for corporate Kane.

EO: that’s interesting I never thought about it that way but that’s probably where they got it from. oh this episode is about to be deleted! (laughter)

RF: (laughter) yes delete delete (laughter) until next time folks

EO: I’m Ethan

RF: and I’m Rob and this is Beyond the Ropes

EO: see you

ISA Bowling for a Cause

the following was an interview from 2013 when a club from Cerritos College decided to host a fundraiser to help the Philippines which had just gone through a typhoon disaster . Transcription can be accessed bellow:

Rob: The most devastating typhoon to ever hit the Philippines has left thousands dead and even more homeless. As various groups from all over are contributing to assist the surviving Filipino population . The International Students Association based here at Cerritos College has decided to do their part in assisting those in need by fundraising through bowling.

Rob: ISA President Charles Caguioa recalled living in the Philippines during storm season and how severe the weather can be .

Charles: “ I remember living back in the Philippines I think I was around 10 or 9 and um the winds were so strong I remember going out with my dad and we were trying to maintain the gates because our gates were starting to wobble down and I could have sworn I could have seen a couple of houses over on the side of mountains just eroding down and you could see them sliding down too and so it’s a scary thought I was really concerned maybe hopefully our house didn’t slide down too seeing that our house was also on a hill. We do have a Filipino demographic in our club so what better way to support their nation than to help them out”

Rob: He went on to explain the details as to how one can contribute to this event as 15 percent of bowling purchases would be donated from round one

Charles: “They can just show the flyer and once they show the flyer that pretty much validates whatever purchase they have “

Rob : ISA Member Samantha Pepito was in attendance at round 1 and hoped people felt good about helping those in need

Samantha : “I really hope they feel good about helping out those victims because its really an unfortunate event that occurred id really like them to know to stay strong and know there is always hope in everything.”

Rob: After attending they event Patrick Martin the Vice President of the Filipino Club shared his thoughts on what he thought about the fundraiser

Patrick: “You don’t really care about how much you spend because like the amount you spend its for a good cause it was a good experience it was fun as well but at the same time it was more of a good feeling knowing its going toward something good.”

Rob: Reporting from round one this is Rob Flores

Mr. Cerritos Interview

Transcript available below

Talent, humor, entertaining,countless accolades, there are many highlights an individual possesses to earn the title known as Mr. Cerritos. Rob Flores spoke to the most recent Mr. Cerritos, Ron Cordova, to find out who he is without the famed title.

Transcript below:

RF: You’ve had experiences on campus with performances.

RC: Yeah

RF: Some of the activities that you participated in as a falcon required you to be in front of a stage be on stage in front of a large crowd and most importantly judging was involved. Are you nervous when you get put in just kind of situations?

RC: I guess it wouldn’t be wrong to say that I have had prior experiences I do like a lot of Kareeoke like with family and friends so when we have the typical filipino party . I always love to get on a microphone and just like perform and just like entertain everyone like whenever I try to perform something I always want to keep in mind that I am entertaining my audience I want everyone there to be having a good time when i’m there

RF: I know that sometimes people when they have a bad day it usually it affects them throughout their normal daily routine . Does that all affect your signing?

RC: I try not to have as many bad days. I try to like think positively um but there are those days when like yeah it can affect your singing you can’t sing as powerful as you did the day before stuff like that so yeah there are those bad days. But it really depends on the situation Really like uhh if you really know some people who are really out there in the audience and like you are in a comfortable environment the nerves aren’t really as like as strong as they are like with other situations so yeah .

RF: are there any exercises that you practice in order to develop your singing skills?

RC: With chior definitely. We always do like uh some vocal exercises we stand up we’d stretch and uh we roll our heads like to the side like uh actually we breathe in and and hiss and um we do different scales like that vocal warm ups even like we go WOOO! Like like that’s an actual exercise to like your voice to get sorta warmed up a little bit especially when you are trying to reach those higher notes.

RF: have you ever been asked by people to sing randomly?

RC: uh (laughter) my mom’s co workers. Yeah like whenever theres like a party going on that’s like hosted by one of my mom’s co workers they always request me. (laughter) they go to my mom and like aterem go like go like uh bring your son he’s so entertaining and stuff like that. There’s actually like one of my mom’s co workers who she always love to do duets with me especially with filipino songs that’s like uh (laughter ) that’s really fun and really flattering that people want me to sing

RF: Can you give us an example of a filipino song?

RC: This is uh song its called … its translated to like why are you only here now what took you so long so the chorus goes like (sings )

RF: What would you like students to best remember you if they’ve only met you for a day? What would you like they to remember Ron Cordova for?

RC : I love singing and like nothing is going to stop me from singing and like I just I love it I love it.