The Talon

Staff Members Ought to Play Bigger Role in “Words” Activity

By Editorial Board

March 25, 2008

Last year, a police officer had to escort a Hispanic student from the office to guarantee his safety because with a single derogatory word, the student had offended several African-American students to the point of violence. &n...

School Ought to Send Richer Message to Student Groups

By Editorial Board

March 4, 2008

When the school’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tried to book the Eagle Theatre, it found the process comparable to navigating a maze of thorny shrubs. After a month of unanswered e-mails, it took a phone call and anot...

Speaker Presentations Offer More Than Just Career Advice

By Editorial Board

February 5, 2008

During Writers Week, dozens of writers come to the school to spend their time inspiring new generations of writers. They speak to students as literary equals, perhaps contemplating whether the next J.K. Rowling is sitting among t...

Lack of First Semester Student Bonding Segregates School

By Editorial Board

December 14, 2007

During the month of May, students forfeit their lunchtime to attend the annual dodgeball tournament. Although the air in the gym is ripe with the stench of competition, there is a sweeter smell that also exists: the unity of ...

Student Activism a Welcome Relief From Student Complaints

By Editorial Board

November 21, 2007

The shouts of enthusiasm that filled the quad during brunch Friday, October 26, were not the generally trivial exclamations that accompany brunchtime activities. These exclamations were of a different nature—they were unified shou...

Culinary Arts’ Eagle Café Deserves Nest On Campus

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2007

The Eagle’s Nest Café was a culinary haven for the masses of tired and hungry students for 11 years. For the culinary students behind the counter, the café represented an opportunity to gain experience into an exciting car...

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