Entertainment | September 17, 2021

Talon Talks Season 2 Episode 1: Welcome Back to the Chaos!

MSJC Talon members Nick Pettis, Dr. Michele Weber, and Cynthia Carrillo welcome new members Kayla Lewis, Victor Ortiz, and Jake Cruz. The new members share about themselves with us. Nick and Dr. Weber also recruit people for the journalism program and the Talon. If you’re a student at MSJC and want to join the Talon, reach out. Watch the video below and let the chaos reign!

By MSJC Talon Crew

Entertainment | September 1, 2021

The Talon at the Movies

Welcome back Eagles as we start the semester for Fall 2021! For the Talon’s first post this semester, we decided to do something fun! We would like you to meet Jake, one of our new members. Jake is a Video Content Editor and Producer. For his first video, Jake has to put together a montage of inspirational scenes. We look forward to seeing what Jake has coming for us in the future too!w.

By Nick Pettis and Jake Cruz

Entertainment | September 10, 2021

Theater After the Pandemic featuring Hamilton: A theater review

As theaters have started to reopen during this new phase of Covid-19, Nick Pettis attended the Hollywood Pantages Hamilton musical theater and explained all about his experience in the review below.

By Nick Pettis

Entertainment | September 10, 2021

Talon at the Movies: Cruella Movie Review

The Talon’s Jake Cruz and Nick Pettis watched Cruella on Disney+ over a weekend and shared their views. Check out the video below for their comprehensive movie review. In the comments below the video on You Tube, let us know what you thought of Cruella. It’s free on Disney+ now.

By Nick Pettis and Jake Cruz

Talon Talks | May 31, 2021 5:03 p.m.

Talon Talks Episode 9: 2020-21 in a nutshell.

Season 1 Finale

MSJC Talon members Nick Pettis, Eddie Landeros, Jesus Alcala, and Dr. Michele Weber met up to reflect on the year, share cool art, and congratulate the classes of 2020 and 2021. This is the Season 1 Finale, but it’s not the end of Talon Talks. We will be back with more in the fall.

By MSJC Talon Crew

MSJC| May 31, 2021 3:48 p.m.

MSJC Spotlight: Allison Arnzen – Traveling and Transferring in 2021

The Talon’s Eddie Landeros interviews fellow member Allison Arnzen, a hard-working and ambitious MSJC student getting ready to graduate and transfer to SDSU for her Bachelor’s program! Allison is a person of many talents from journalism and digital media creation to modeling and trendy crafting. She stays positive and true to herself in order to be mentally and physically happy as her best self.

By Eddie Landeros

Entertainment | May 18, 2021 3:40 p.m.

The Talon’s Childhood: Favorite Video Games

MSJC Talon’s Nick Pettis meets with Eddie Landeros, Castin Chamberlain, and Jesus Alcala to discuss their favorite childhood video games.

By Nick Pettis

Opinion | May 18, 2021 3:45 p.m.

None to the Angels: A Satire on Mental Illness

A short satire exploring the tales and troubles heard at the pub.

By Alexander Sokol

Talon Talks | May 4, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Talon Talks Episode 8: May the 4th Be with You

To celebrate Star Wars day, Talon members Nick Pettis, Eddie Landeros, Jesus Alcala, Seydel Perez, Dr. Michele Weber, and Professor Ron Newman get together and talk about Star Wars lore, memories, and best and worst characters.

By MSJC Talon

Community | May 4, 2021 10:00 a.m.

We are not Missing a Piece

The month of April is Autism Awareness month. However, even though you have heard of the term you may wonder, what is Autism? Talon member Nick Pettis explains.

By Nick Pettis

Arts | Apr. 28, 2021 2:00 p.m.

MSJC Theater Is Back At It Again

Ever since the COVID pandemic hit the world last year, the performing arts have been trying to find a way to get back on their feet. MSJC Theater, especially, has been hit the hardest. They found a way to do a live show, but the viewers have to stay home.

By Nick Pettis

Health & Wellness | April 29, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Beat the Culture: Podcast Interview

Beat the culture is a podcast designed to educate and encourage YOU to live life differently than the norm. Cynthia does a Q and A with the podcast creator: Grace Walker, former MSJC student.

By Cynthia Carillo

Politics | Apr. 16, 2021 2:30 p.m.

Fight For Your Right to Vote

Women have fought for many causes during history. They’ve fought for civil rights, abolition, and so much more. Women did not receive their right to vote until the early 1900’s. Nick Pettis and Cynthia Carrillo bring a series of interviews with several women about their opinions on women’s suffrage.

By Nick Pettis and Cynthia Carillo

Talon Talks | April 7, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Talon Talks Episode 6: We want you to be an AAPI ally

MSJC Talon’s Nick Pettis, Eddie Landeros, Jesus Alcala, and Dr. Michele Weber get together to discuss the hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

By The Talon and MSJC

Talon Talks | Apr. 16, 2021 2:30 p.m.

Talon Talks: Crocs and Pizza Talk!

MSJC Talon members Eddie Landeros, Nick Pettis, Seydel Perez, Jesus Alcala, Dr. Michele Weber, and Professor Ron Newman get together to talk about Crocs and weird food items.

By The Talon

Politics | April 16, 2021 2:30 p.m.

American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus relief package, named the American Rescue Plan was signed into law by President Joe Biden and is his first legislation as President of the United States.  It has been titled the “American Rescue Plan.”

By Justin Issleib

Arts | Apr. 6, 2021 2:00 p.m.

The Art of Ichinen, Part III: Musicians at heart, inspired by art

Nick Clifton and Victoria Caballero talk about musical influences from My Chemical Romance, Coco, Gorillaz, video games, and more. Check out Part One and Part Two if you missed it!

By Eddie Landeros

Arts | April 7, 2021 1:00 p.m.

Dance Classes Transition Online

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mt. San Jacinto College closed its campuses on March 13,2020. Every class normally in-person transitioned to online instruction.

By Jesus Alcala Avalos

MSJC | Feb. 27, 2021 2:00 p.m.

In Control: Cynthia Carrillo’s Journey with epilepsy

Cynthia Carrillo, MSJC student and Child Development major, shares her transformative experience living with epilepsy.

By Cynthia Carrillo

Business | Feb. 27, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Stocking Up: a beginner’s review on investing with Robinhood

After much reported controversy with GameStop stocks, Justin decides to try out the popular investing app Robinhood to gain some insight with the trading world.

By Justin Issleib

Arts | Feb. 8, 2021 9:00 a.m.

Art classes transition online

Exploring Art Appreciation in the virtual world with Professor Glaze from the MSJC Art Department.

By Jesus Alcala-Avalos

Opinion | Feb. 8, 2021 9:00 a.m.

Among Us: An Alien Whodunnit

Talon members get together to play Among Us while Nick reviews all of the fun reasons you should too!

By Nick Pettis

COVID-19 | Jan. 16, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Hands with blue gloves on holding a syringe and a vaccine bottle. behind the hands is a person holding up a sign that reads "COVID19."

COVID-19 vaccines are here. Who can get them?

This weekend, Riverside County sets up sites to distribute vaccines for COVID-19, entering Phase 2 of recipients. Here is who is eligible.

By Edward Landeros

Poetry | Jan. 16, 2021 2:00 p.m.

“Nursing School”

A fun poem about the trials and tribulations of nursing school.

By Jennifer Vargas

MSJC | Dec. 7, 2020 10:00 a.m.

Talon Talks Pilot: ‘Tis the Season!

In our first episode of Talon Talks, the group reminisces on their favorite gifts from holiday memories. Happy holidays everyone!

By The Talon

MSJC | Dec. 7, 2020 10:00 a.m.

How the Other Half Lives: A Look into a High School during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSJC Talon Reporters Nick Pettis and Castin Chamberlain interview Mr. Jason Hamm of Murrieta Mesa High School to see how their school is handling “distance learning” during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

By Nick Pettis and Castin Chamberlain

MSJC | Dec. 7, 2020 8:00 a.m.

The Pursuit of Education: An Interview with Ana Mayo, Chemistry Instructor and HOPE NSTEM Advisor

MSJC Talon reporter Eddie Landeros interviews MSJC Chemistry Instructor Ana Mayo about her experience as a student and teacher in her educational journey from Peru to the United States.

By Edward Landeros

MSJC | Nov. 18, 2020 10:00 a.m.

Beyond the Cover: ASC and the Disability Awareness Month celebration

On October 29, 2020, The Accommodation Service Center celebrated Disability Awareness Month with Beyond the Cover: Living Books, a virtual event with four MSJC students with disabilities sharing their journeys in life hosted by ASC Counselor Lisa Yates.

By Nick Pettis and Allison Arnzen

Reflection | Nov. 21, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Veteran Flashback: President Obama in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

A glimpse at a day in the life of a United States military member during his tour in Saudi Arabia.

By Edward Landeros

Lifestyle | Nov. 21, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Fashion for a Feast: Talon member Allison Arnzen explores creative writing with her personal website

Join Allison in her journey of reflection with fashion, positivity, and mental health.

By Edward Landeros and Allison Arnzen

Health & Wellbeing | Nov. 18, 2020 10:00 a.m.

COVID-19: Through the eyes of a doctor

Join Nicholas Pettis as he interviews Dr. Lisa McAllister about the effects of COVID-19 from her perspective as the Associate Dean of Health Services at MSJC.

By Nick Pettis

Entertainment | Nov. 13, 2020 1:25 p.m.

The Nightmare is Just Beginning

Join Nick as he reviews his favorite Halloween movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

By Nick Pettis

Health & Wellbeing | Nov. 13, 2020 1:25 p.m.

10 Helpful Study Tips for Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Life during COVID-19 is stressful enough, especially for online college students. Students should not have to be worried during these already stressful times. Mahak Tiwari and Nick Pettis are here to share some study tips for student success.

By Nick Pettis and Mahak Tiwari

MSJC | Nov. 6, 2020 12:47 p.m.

Re-imagining America: The Latinx Experience with Fabiola Torres

On Sept. 21, the Re-imagining America event took place on the online platform, Zoom, in honor of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. The speaker, Fabiola Torres, discussed the HEART framework, “othering,” and the importance of an Ethnic Studies program.

By Cindy Lopez-Ordonez

Poetry | Nov. 6, 2020 12:45 p.m.


A poem about challenge and change.

By DeAnthony Barney

MSJC | Nov. 1, 2020 10:00 a.m.

With a vote, citizens can help shape the future of the nation and community

This year, voters are deciding what candidates and policies they support for the 2020 general election on November 3rd. Here is everything you need to know as a California voter to let your voice be heard.

By Jesus Alcala-Avalos

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