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Behind the Scenes of Broken Box

Behind the Scenes of Broken Box

Anisha Desai, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-8

It’s easy to imagine the costumes for a high school play being thrown together by a director after a couple read-throughs of the script, but for Broken Box, costume design is an art form and furthermore, a key element in the production of each show. The costume design department is student-led and w...

Year(book) in Review

Year(book) in Review

Miranda Li, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Web Exclusive

A rich, textured royal blue cover binds the comprehensive record of Los Altos High School 2015-2016, embossed with minimalistic white lowercase letters. A year of happy, hormonal high school experience documented in approximately 300 glossy pages: the yearbook. This year, the yearbook boasts an impressive...

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Web Exclusive

On May 6, 2016, the third installment of the Captain America Franchise, Captain America: Civil War, was released into theatres nationwide. One of the most anticipated movies of the spring, Civil War has not only lived up to the hype it has received, but has opened up a completely new style of superhero m...

Relocation of Castro Street businesses is for the best

Relocation of Castro Street businesses is for the best

Anisha Desai and Miranda Li

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

Before construction began, Castro street goers could inhale the familiar scent of kebabs, smoke and the savory breeze of Rose International Market. They could grab a Peet’s Coffee on a chilly Sunday morning or Gochi sushi for dinner. But these small businesses, close to the hearts of Mountain View...

Apple releases new, smaller iPhone

Apple releases new, smaller iPhone

William Jow, Copy/Content Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

Ever since the launch of the iPhone 6, many unsatisfied Apple customers have been asking for a phone that isn’t the size of a small bus. After a year, Apple answered by releasing the iPhone SE in late March. The iPhone SE sports a 4-inch aluminum chassis similar to that of the iPhone 5s, but packs...

Political Comedy

Avi Varghese and Ben Zaeske

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

Since the earliest political cartoons, comedy has been an important medium to express political views. With the wide variety of media available to the public today, comedy continues to have an increased influence on the political field and has made tough issues more accessible to the public than ever....

‘Cleopatra’: for those sick of cliches

‘Cleopatra’: for those sick of cliches

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

“Cleopatra,” The Lumineers Folk Rock Apr. 8 2016 ★★★★★ The Lumineers, the folk rock trio responsible for the whimsical, upbeat melodies of their most widely known 2012 hit song “Ho Hey,” released “Cleopatra” on April 8. “Cleopatra,” full of soothing tones and insightful ly...

‘Zootopia’ addresses societal prejudices

‘Zootopia’ addresses societal prejudices

Eric Thiem, Business Manager

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

  “Zootopia” Mar. 4 2016 (PG) Directed by Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Rich Moore Starring Ginnifer Goodwin ★★★★★ It’s not uncommon for animated kids movies to have deep underlying messages. “Wall-E” taught people the importance of taking care of the environment. “Happy ...

Talon Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Latte

Talon Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Latte

Miranda Li, Graphic Artist

March 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Thursday, March 17, so The Talon is here to sweeten up your St. Patty’s day with a quick, easy and bright green recipe for matcha green tea latte. You can find matcha powder at your local Ranch 99 or even Trader Joe’s. INGREDIENTS: 1 teaspoon matcha powder 2 te...

‘Hail, Caesar!’: the Coen Brothers’ latest masterpiece

‘Hail, Caesar!’: the Coen Brothers’ latest masterpiece

David Lisbonne, Senior Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

  “Hail, Caesar!” Feb. 5 2016 (PG-13) Directed by the Coen Brothers Starring George Clooney ★★★★☆ “Hail, Caesar!” is the latest and greatest from the Coen brothers, and is a comedy mixed in among their renowned “serious” movies of past years. Chronicling the day-to-day ...

Deadpool’s not your typical Marvel hero

Deadpool’s not your typical Marvel hero

Cole Hanson, Copy/Content Editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

  “Deadpool” Feb. 12 2016 (R) Directed by Tim Miller Starring Ryan Reynolds ★★★★☆ Viewers be warned, this is not your typical superhero movie. The explicit, fourth-wall breaking experience that is Marvel’s Deadpool stands as a refreshing contrast to the mainstream superhero genre....

Escape the Room is exactly what it sounds like — in a good way

Escape the Room is exactly what it sounds like — in a good way

Miranda Li, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

Escape the Mysterious Room Escape the Room Real Escape Game San Jose ★★★★★ Panic. Yells diffuse through tense air, hands flail, feet shuffle nervously. Three, two, one… time’s up, and the room explodes in laughter and noise. Escape the Room games are paid, timed experiences in which...

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