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The Talon

LAHS Student Opinions

Eric Thiem, Business Manager
November 17
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

These quotes were taken from an anonymous poll administered by The Talon.   How the media has boosted students' opinions of Trump: "1) He says the truth how it is and doesn’t care what people think of him, 2) He has addressed a very large problem in our country that needs to be solved v...

The Process

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

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Who Are You: Self-Identity at LAHS

Who Are You: Self-Identity at LAHS

Miranda Li, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

The concept of “finding yourself,” though nebulous in definition and awfully vague, is familiar to people from all walks of life, whether they are psychologists who study it day and night or high school students just opening their eyes to the world. The study of psychology has found that self-identity...

Environmental Factors in The Search for Self-Identity

Ben Zaeske, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2, Web Exclusive

Our metaperceptions and how others view us is one thing, but the influence of both our Silicon Valley culture and our school adds a whole new level of complication. Students in Silicon Valley grow up in a very tech-heavy environment, which allows social media and the internet to have large impacts on their ...

Sophomore Sam Joffe

Sophomore Sam Joffe

Alex Wong, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2, Web Exclusive

Many students can easily identify sophomore Sam Joffe by his bubbly, talkative and overwhelmingly positive nature. Behind his outgoing personality, there are a multitude of factors that forge Sam’s self-identity. Specifically, Sam’s lifelong passion for music, and in turn his devotion to marchin...

Sophomore Ananya Subramanian

Sophomore Ananya Subramanian

Rachel Lu, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

There is a certain mixture of excitement, pride and magic woven into sophomore Ananya Subramanian’s voice as she relays the profound impact Bharatanatyam, a style of Indian classical dance, has had in her life. Since the age of 4, Ananya has been expressing herself through this unique outlet. However,...

Junior Jonathan Shi

Junior Jonathan Shi

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

Sometimes people find activities that don’t just match with their existing personality; instead, these activities develop their personalities. Junior Jonathan Shi has been playing chess since middle school and is one of the leaders of the the school’s Chess Club. Jonathan attributes much of his personal...

Senior Kalie Oku

Senior Kalie Oku

Eli Colbert, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

Senior Kalie Oku runs track. Kalie is the founder and president of the poetry club Divulgence. Kalie describes herself as a friend to anyone. To her, her role at the school seems, even more so than her work as an athlete or artist, to be that of a leader for inclusion. Since she was a freshman, Kalie...

Sophomore Montserrat Sanchez

Sophomore Montserrat Sanchez

Spencer Dembner, News Editor
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

Ever since she left Mexico City at the age of 4 and moved to Mountain View, sophomore Montserrat Sanchez has been determined to succeed in school, college and beyond. By involving herself in the school through leading the Latino Student Union (LSU), Montserrat identifies herself as a first-generation...

An Ongoing Process

Kevin Yen, Senior Writer
October 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

While some of us can identify ourselves with ease, some also struggle with defining themselves, and some do not even know where to begin. The stages in life when people find and solidify their identity vary from person to person. An epiphany may come in your sophomore year of high school, or it may take...

The Gap: Exploring The Socioeconomic Gap At LAHS

The Gap: Exploring The Socioeconomic Gap At LAHS

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer
September 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-1, Showcase

At first glance, Los Altos High School (LAHS) is a public school that soars beyond many others of its type, both in the resources it offers and the achievements it brandishes. A newly installed turf football field sits in front a student parking lot shaded by rows of solar panels that power the 30-acre c...

A Teacher Perspective

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer
September 29
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-1, Web Exclusive

As housing costs in Los Altos and Mountain View have skyrocketed in recent years, it has caused the homeless populations of both cities to more than double. While few students have become completely homeless, some are left living in their family cars, renting space in garages or moving to apartments...

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