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Military Life Hits Home for Sophomore Gino Vega

By The Talon

November 5, 2014

Imagine moving every three years, attending two different elementary schools, three different high schools. Imagine never settling down, never really feeling at home because you’ve grown up in a multitude of different houses,...

So You Want to Join the Military?

November 5, 2014

If you were to walk into a kindergarten class and ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” chances are you’d get a lot of firefighters, astronauts, veterinarians and ballerinas. Most kids wouldn’t say, “I want...

The Military Option

November 5, 2014

Though traditional combat positions may come to mind when one thinks about the military, there is actually a variety of options available for interested students to explore. Depending on what choices students make, they can enlist...

Military Impacts Abroad and at Home

November 5, 2014

Long distance relationships are never easy, whether that means living far from your family or leaving your boyfriend for college six hours away. However, when a loved one is deployed to another part of the world, the idea of long...

Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams Finish Atop Podium

November 5, 2014

The cross country team competed in SCVAL finals on Tuesday, November 4, at Crystal Springs. Both the boys and girls teams had top three finishes. The varsity boys team placed third and were only three points away from taking...

Auto Shop May Not be Offered in the 2015-16 year: District Cites Low Enrollment and Loss of Funding

November 5, 2014

Since the beginning of the school year, the Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) administration and the school administration have been discussing whether or not the Automotive Technology (Auto Shop) class will return next year. The...

Taylor Swift’s “1989” is Generic at Times, but Features Strong Songwriting

November 3, 2014

As if in an attempt to taunt fans of yesterday’s Taylor Swift, iTunes still characterizes the 25-year-old singer as “Country.” Swift released her newest album, “1989,” on Saturday, October 27, 2014. Like Swift’s first...

Football Culture: From the NFL to High School

October 31, 2014

According to USA Today, there have been 83 domestic violence arrests in the NFL just in this past year. Forty-eight percent of the league’s crime rate is domestic violence related crimes, while in the United States as a whol...

Girls Volleyball Triumphs Over Rival Mountain View on Senior Night

October 31, 2014

On Thursday, October 30, the varsity girls volleyball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 3-1, beating Los Altos’ cross-town rival for the second time this season. The team ended up winning in four sets: it won the first...

Trance music provides unique niche in EDM

October 30, 2014

The term “electronic dance music” or “EDM,” carries many negative connotations: it’s loud, blaring music that has no melody and is oftentimes repetitive. Despite the negative images that are commonly associated with t...

YouTube Uncovered: Why YouTube Matters

October 30, 2014

“YouTube is a democracy, laughing in the face of media’s monopoly.” Jack Harries recently uploaded a poem titled “You” in which he uses statements like the one above to prove a point about YouTube and the effect it ...

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