The Talon

First Generation: Senior Akemi Yoshida

By Sitara Sriram

April 20, 2015

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat’s for dinner: Black beans and rice or sushi and stir-fry? Senior Akemi Yoshida comes from very different cultures: her mother is Honduran, her father was Japanese and she has spent her whole life in...

The Tenure Debates: What teacher job security means for the public school student

By Sitara Sriram

April 19, 2015

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]One of the most common topics assigned for persuasive essays, school debates and classroom discussions is the issue of teacher tenure. It is one of the most contentious topics in education, and all students,...

Stand Up to Cancer and Key Club host successful “One Toy and Book” drive

By Sitara Sriram

February 23, 2015

By Sitara Sriram and Annie Gaffney From February 2 to February 13, the school’s Stand Up to Cancer Club and Key Club held a joint “One Toy and Book” drive for children in treatment at the Lucile Packard Bass Childhood Cancer Center in Palo Alto. The clubs collected approximately 200 books...

“Selma”: A Call to Action

By Sitara Sriram

February 14, 2015

Oscars nomination: Best Picture Four young black girls clad in yellow dresses with big bows and floppy hands walk down the stairs of their church. They are happy and carefree, discussing things like their favorite hairstyles and s...

Students Participate in High School Hackathon

By Sitara Sriram

February 10, 2015

From Saturday February 7 to Sunday February 8, the company Hacker Fund hosted “HSHacks II” at PayPal headquarters in San Jose. The event was the second annual hackathon in the Silicon Valley that is only for high school students....

Amnesty International club hosts human rights talks

By Sitara Sriram

January 15, 2015

On Thursday January 15, Cephus Johnson, a prominent human rights activist and uncle of Oscar Grant, and Zahra Billoo, executive director of the San Francisco Chapter of the American-Islamic relations council, spoke about the issues...

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