The Talon

Shortcomings

By Javin Pombra and Danny Vesurai

March 25, 2017

The digital health movement is shrouded in a flurry of excitement and optimisn, but despite the acclaim,  the issues of bioethics and new products’ usability have surfaced and demand concern and deliberation. Ethics ...

Personalized Medicine

By Haley Ecker, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017

Thanks to the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, which determined the sequence of all human DNA, medical professionals are now able to prescribe individualized treatments to their patients in an important subfield of dig...

Digital Health in Action

By Savita Govind, Priya Dixit, and Nathan Godderis

March 25, 2017

The four fundamental aspects of healthcare will remain unchanged: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and post-op. Though each individual digital health technology targets a niche market, the field as a whole aims to revise tradi...

Moving Forward, Moving On?

By Savita Govind, Anisha Desai, Ross Avery, and Sana Khader

March 25, 2017

When Los Altos’ picturesque apricot orchards were replaced by the Silicon Valley’s millionaire mansions, more than just trees died; a once strong sense of community faded away with them. As the pace of life increased, the...

Diversity and Policy in Los Altos

By Javin Pombra and Danny Vesurai

March 25, 2017

As high schoolers, we’re usually the only people in the room below the age of 30 at local City Council meetings. While we often go to find new topics for articles, much of our interest is rooted in the policies and proposals t...

Q&A with Steve Hohs

December 15, 2016

Steve is a former software engineer who was laid off five years ago and has been homeless ever since. What does a day in your life look like? “The brutal truth is I get up, do all the stuff I need to do — clean up and get clothes,...

C++ and cardboard signs

December 15, 2016

News editor Alex Wong and staff writer Javin Pombra recently interviewed Jeff or Robert Pineda — he refers to himself as both. While Pineda’s words are occasionally nonsensical, he offers a unique, optimistic perspective ...

On opposite ends of University Avenue

December 15, 2016

Talon writers Cameron Avery and Danny Vesurai spoke with several homeless people on University Avenue in Palo Alto in an attempt to understand their lives and philosophies. In order to interview homeless people, we go to University Avenu...

School Solutions

By Priya Dixit, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

With only a cursory inspection of our school, it’s not immediately apparent that homelessness is a predicament that students on campus might face. However, Los Altos does have an established solution, fueled by student initiative an...

Silicon Valley’s Solutions

By Emma Kwan, Emma Van Geuns, and Justin Yu

December 15, 2016

When looking at the Silicon Valley, the rest of the world sees only billionaire entrepreneurs, overlooking the countless families on the other side of the socioeconomic spectrum who live in shelters, cars or on the streets. As vict...

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