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Editorial: New Structure of Homecoming Court is a Change for the Better

Editorial: New Structure of Homecoming Court is a Change for the Better

October 7, 2016

At The Talon, we’ve long believed that it’s time for Homecoming Court to change, and this year, it...

Students are too quick to judge new speed limit

Students are too quick to judge new speed limit

May 24, 2016

Recently, the city changed surrounding school speed limits from 25 to 15 mph for 500 feet in all directions...

Management Software Raises Concerns

Management Software Raises Concerns

April 5, 2016

In early March, Spanish teacher Terri Salsman De Rodriguex directed her students to download the softwa...

ASB Disbands Following Dodgeball Humiliation

Editorial Board

April 1, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Web Exclusive

In the wake of what many spectators are calling a “crushing defeat” during this morning’s dodgeball match, the leaders of the Associated Student Body have voted unanimously to disband their organization entirely. Remarking on her “inability to continue” and “lack of purpose” after losing to The Talon in a f...

Campus should be more proactive in improving digital learning

Campus should be more proactive in improving digital learning

March 8, 2016

As part of MVLA’s shift to cloud and digital learning this year, the school introduced Google Apps...

School’s humanities departments should propose more electives

The Editorial Board

February 20, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Issue-5

It’s no surprise that students on campus gravitate towards careers in STEM. After all, we live in the heart of Silicon Valley, where jobs in engineering and technology are promoted as both lucrative and available. Our school is a reflection of this culture: over the past ten years, the school has added multiple STEM electives,...

Mountain View city council should enact rent control

Mountain View city council should enact rent control

December 15, 2015

No teenager should have to worry about the status of their housing situation. While important, issues like re...

Math placement policy highlights larger issue of achievement gap

Math placement policy highlights larger issue of achievement gap

November 17, 2015

In response to a complaint from the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) on racial bias in ninth ...

School Should Strive for More School Spirit

School Should Strive for More School Spirit

October 27, 2015

In many important ways, our school has a strong community. For instance, students are supportive of each...

The Talon’s Statement Regarding the Homecoming Opinions Article

The Talon’s Statement Regarding the Homecoming Opinions Article

October 12, 2015

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 around 9:00 p.m., The Talon published a web opinions article titled “Homecoming Ass...

Board should revoke ninth grade P.E. exemption, institute guidelines instead

Board should revoke ninth grade P.E. exemption, institute guidelines instead

September 29, 2015

  In February, the Mountain View-Los Altos school board approved a freshman physical education e...

LCCR should collaborate with, not attack, MVLA

Editorial Board

August 18, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Issue 0

In June, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR), a local advocacy group, gained local media attention from the Mountain View Voice through the publication of a news article and opinion editorial. The coverage highlighted LCCR’s conclusion that racial bias on the part of teacher and counselor recommendations at MV...

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