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Why Role Models Matters

September 30, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-1, News

Let's face it: females are under-represented in STEM fields, and like many other deeply ingrained social issues, this problem is difficult to remedy. However, according to several teachers and students, successful role models can be the key to showing women that they are just as capable of success in...

The Psychology Behind Gender Imbalances

September 30, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-1

Nine years ago, Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard University, asserted that only a few women held top science positions at universities because of “innate” differences. These comments led to an immense backlash, with many people interpreting his comments as suggesting that women a...

Work Force Demographics Reflect Stigma of Girls in STEM

September 30, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-1

The Talon examined work force demographics and compared them to those of the school’s classes. Here’s what we found... Only seventeen percent of Google’s employees are female. Other Silicon Valley technology companies have even lower percentages of female employees— only around 6 percent of Dropbox...

With the Right Attitude, Overseas Volunteering Can be Beneficial for Both Sides

August 18, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Depending on the way they are carried out, overseas trips can either be great or harmful to the volunteers involved. From what I have seen through my own experience as an ODFL officer, the clubs at this school take precautions to make sure their trips are productive. Though One Dollar For Life ...

A Day in the Life of a Voluntourist

August 18, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Over the summer, many LAHS students participated in service trips organized by local churches or school clubs such as Haiti Solidarity and One Dollar for Life (ODFL). Though these trips visited various countries such as Haiti, Nicaragua and South Africa, the common goal of students on these trips w...

Meet the Facilities Crew

February 11, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Every day from early morning until 11 p.m., the custodial and maintenance staff on campus is busy cleaning and tidying LAHS into the beautiful school students and staff are so accustomed to. While many students are unfamiliar with the men and women who work together to make this school great, all of...

Religion

February 9, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

  Read the articles within the religion spread here:   Religion: What Does Religion Mean to the Student Body?   Religion: What Does Religion Mean in a Classroom?   Religion: What Does Religion Mean to You?...

Politics 101

February 9, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Read the articles within the politics spread here:   The US Federal Budget Decoded   Everything You Need To Know About Political Parties   Politics: Key Terms and People   Why Should You Care About Politics...

Feminism

February 9, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Read the articles within the feminism spread here:   Feminism Across Three Generations   Student's Body's Views of Feminism   Feminism Today   Feminist Timeline...

Online Learning

May 21, 2013
Filed under In-Depth

Khan Academy and Egan A cursor quickly dances across the screen, drawing a pair of ribosomes and a piece of messenger RNA. The voice of Salman Khan emanates out of speakers, narrating the steps of this protein synthesis. There are over 4,100 other free videos like this on the Khan Academy website,...

The Future of MVLA

May 1, 2013
Filed under In-Depth

Downtown Renovated The city of Los Altos has come a long way from the sprawling orchards that dominated the area in the 1960s. Today, both the Mountain View and Los Altos areas have expanded to become much greater destinations than ever before. Even though the Silicon Valley has been a national force...

Body Image

March 12, 2013
Filed under In-Depth

An Evolving Beauty It is 1510 in the southern streets of the Italian city of Florence and the Renaissance is in full bloom. There are festivals in the streets and the trending fashions are broad shoulders, puffed shirts and a pale complexion–now only pictures that students glance over in their te...

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