The Talon

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...

Teachers, Students Should Take Advantage of Differentiation

September 25, 2012

Many students are regularly faced with the dilemma of choosing between a class that is too difficult and work-intensive for them and a class that is not challenging enough. Too often, when they choose the second option, they end up spendi...

School Should Notify Students and Parents Before Changing Grade Availability on SIS

May 18, 2012

At the end of first semester, access to semester grades via the Student Information System (SIS) was turned off while teachers were entering grades. This led to concern from many students and parents who were not able to view...

Advisory Should Strive to Increase Interaction Between Students

May 2, 2012

For over a decade, Advisory has strived to bridge the gap between eighth grade and freshman year. But although the goals of creating a sense of community and facilitating the transition between middle school and high school are...

Culinary Students and Cafeteria Should Form Closer Partnership

March 13, 2012

Four years ago, the Eagle’s Nest Cafe, a student business operating out of the Culinary Arts room, offered fresh, homemade cooking as a lunch option for students. It served up a menu including personal-sized whole wheat pizzas...

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