The Talon

Be Patriotic, Read Comics

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

March 25, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Comics have been around since as early as the 1930’s and have a long history of developing into more complex and exciting stories. With so many comics to choose from these days, The Talon looks at the most popular series in comics today. Batman Movies and comics have entertained audiences since Batman’s inception as a mu...

Become a Mountain Man, Hike in the Bay Area

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Many individuals, students and teachers alike seek ways to escape from their stressful lives and simply appreciate the world around them—hiking is one way to do this. Since Los Altos is not a large city, there are many different hiking locations surrounding the area that provide a plethora of terrains and scenery for both...

Paul’s Wall

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns

Pepsi is having a new sweepstakes, but chances are you haven’t heard about it. At least, I hadn’t heard about it and I usually know all about these sweepstakes. You see, I happen to be a devout participant in any type of sweepstake: Monopoly at McDonald’s, collecting the proof of purchase from the bottom of cereal ...

God Make Air, Man Make Air Freshener

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Garbage on its way into the trash can, sweat after an hour-long sports practice and soggy socks on the bedroom floor (a week after splashing in the puddles) can leave just about anything stained with a horrible stench. But any odor, no matter how strong, can be eliminated with a simple touch of a button or a quick spray. T...

Jack Johnson Just Not Up to Par in Latest Outing

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Jack Johnson is not a professional surfer or a beach boy, and his summer is by no means endless. His music is a far leap from the clap-along bonfire “Barbara Ann” days of surfing grooves, but Johnson has always been able to catch our ear with his zen-like surfer style and lullaby approach to the tunes of the waves. Howe...

Jumper: A Review

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

With a star-studded cast including Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson and Diane Lane, expectations were high for the new action-packed thriller “Jumper.” Unfortunately, great things were expected, but great things did not prevail. From poor acting to a story that raises more questions than it answers,...

The Baer Necessities

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns

Over February break, I spent a lot of time hanging out with my grandpa Ted, who is currently living at the Bridgeport Senior Apartments while he recovers from the stroke he suffered last December. Before moving to Bridgepoint, he stayed at the Subacute and Rehab Center where the old and sick live with, as my grandpa desc...

‘Turok’ Takes on Tyrannosaurus Rexes

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Some people decide they want to be Superman. Others wish they were just like Batman. The lame ones decide they want to be Spider-man. But in this day and age, there is a new hero to idolize. He is Turok, the Indian soldier of the future who kills dinosaurs with his bare hands. “Halo” meets “Jurassic Park” in the actio...

Midnight Bites: The Best Late Night Snack Spots

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s 11:30 on a Saturday night, and you’re still out with all you friends looking for a place to find a quality late-night meal. The question is where can you go when you want something in the wee hours of the night? Since almost everything in downtown Los Altos closes around 5 p.m., with the exception of a few non-teen...

A Site Worth Seeing: JibJab.com

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns

During the 2004 election, the world turned to a flash cartoon of Bush and Kerry pointing out each other’s faults to the tune of “This Land.” Now during this year’s presidential race, we once again turn to JibJab.com for more political satire. Created in 1999 by two worn out brothers, one an investment banker and the other...

‘Be Kind Rewind’ Poorly Executed

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

With its success at the Sundance Film Festival last year and with the comedic backing of Jack Black and Mos Def, “Be Kind Rewind” was destined to be great. But despite its relatively original storyline, this movie directed by Michel Gondry is not worth seeing. Taking place in a small town in New Jersey, the movie illust...

Viewers Quickly Get ‘Lost’ But That’s Half the Fun

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Arts & Culture

Plane crash, remote island, survivors and the long wait for rescue. The incredibly basic and hackneyed premise of enduring in the wilderness could easily have made “Lost” one of the most boring dramas on television. From the pilot episode in 2004, however, people quickly realized that the show as much more than a televi...

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