The Talon

The Talon Endorses Two Newcomers, One Incumbent as School Board Elections Approach

September 18, 2014

The MVLA School Board election will take place on Tuesday, November 4. Working with community and faculty input, the school board sets policies regarding educational programs, school facilities and learning conditions, in addition...

Online Health is Still Insufficient

August 18, 2014

As the summer comes to an end, almost 200 students have taken online health through the school. Though the number of students taking this course has no sign of changing, the curriculum itself lacks useful information. The...

STEM Week Provides Unique Opportunity

November 5, 2013

This year, as always, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Week brought people who have been truly influential in their respective fields to school. From Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri, to Jocelyn Goldfein, Engineering...

Proposed Taco Truck Ban Misguided

November 5, 2013

The Los Altos City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would ban the “taco truck” as we currently know it. They must not pass this ban. And students must make it clear to the council that this is not acceptable. At...

Reckless driving in the parking lot poses dangers, creates unnecessary annoyances

May 21, 2013

Every morning and every afternoon, hundreds of students and parents weave their way through a chaotic parking lot. Not only does this create a nuisance for everyone trying to get to school, it also poses a serious threat to students...

Support For ELD Students Should Be Improved

May 6, 2013

Over the last few years, the MVLA district has been combining the district’s English Language Development (ELD) program at Mountain View High School (MVHS), leaving LAHS students to move to the other site or stay at LAHS without...

Teachers Should Use Coordinated Technology Platforms

March 21, 2013

LAHS teachers are ushering their classes into the digital age, using everything from Turnitin to homework blogs. While teachers move to a more technology-based classroom, however, they should make sure that they’re moving forward...

Editorial: District Should Continue to Protect Freedom of Expression in School Newspapers

March 8, 2013

Recently, there has been much controversy over the Mountain View High School Oracle’s two-page spread of articles about sex and relationships. Outraged over the newspaper’s content and a sexual phrase used within one of the...

Editorial: The Talon’s Opinion on ‘LAHS Secrets’

February 6, 2013

The “LAHS Secrets” page has existed for less than a week, and it already has over 600 likes and a backlog of submissions. It’s also already created the potential for serious consequences—legal and otherwise. Although this...

Frosh Advisory Largely Ineffective, Should Be Reimagined for Future

December 18, 2012

Advisory offers a valuable opportunity to give freshmen support and guidance, but freshmen aren’t currently reaping its full benefits. The school should re-evaluate and reorganize Advisory, possibly reducing it to a few sessions...

Athletes Should Recognize Necessity of Participating in Sprint for Sports

November 20, 2012

On Saturday, November 17, athletes participated in Sprint for Sports, an effort by Los Altos Athletic League (LAAL) in conjunction with ASB to raise money for athletics. While Sprint for Sports brought in much-needed money, it...

Students Should Keep Perspective When Looking at Homecoming

October 23, 2012

It’s easy to get caught up in Homecoming festivities. They’re exciting, they’re traditional and they have major benefits for our school. However, Homecoming also brings with it aspects that are less desirable. Often, Homecoming’s...

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