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Video: The Many Roles of the School Library

Video: The Many Roles of the School Library

February 26, 2018

Librarian Gordon Jack discusses the ways the school library has evolved to fit students' needs — from a worksp...

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

February 17, 2018

The summer following his graduation from UCLA in June of 2001, English teacher Michael Smith got a bizarre...

Los Altos’ SoundCloud Rappers

Nathan Godderis, Madison Woo, and Max Weirauch

February 16, 2018

Filed under Features, Issue-5

First Notes Musicians have to get their start somewhere, and for all three rappers, childhood experience was a foundation to their current work. Born into a musically talented family, Ben Shell grew up listening to his father’s favorite classic rock, his sisters singing, his mother playing piano and hearing about his father...

A Tale of Two Librarians

A Tale of Two Librarians

February 15, 2018

Bustling with activity and chatter, walls plastered with vibrant artwork and hi-tech equipment made available...

Meditation and Self-Exploration at Maharishi University

Meditation and Self-Exploration at Maharishi University

December 12, 2017

The Maharishi University of Management and other schools of management have one stark difference: the...

Living by the Numbers: Mathletes on Campus

Living by the Numbers: Mathletes on Campus

December 12, 2017

Los Altos mathletes live and breathe in numbers. For these students, math extends beyond just the skills...

Marching to the Beat of their own Drum (Corps)

Marching to the Beat of their own Drum (Corps)

December 12, 2017

For most, marching band isn’t something to get excited about. As teen movies and Taylor Swift’s “You...

Gaining Traction at the Day Worker Center

Gaining Traction at the Day Worker Center

December 12, 2017

Nestled in the corner of Escuela Avenue, lush vines and shrubs frame the Day Worker Center of Mountain...

Language Learning

December 11, 2017

Filed under Features, Issue-4

The Path to Pageantry with K’ronna Harmon

The Path to Pageantry with K’ronna Harmon

December 1, 2017

Senior K’ronna Harmon will take her talents to the Miss California Teen USA pageant stage for the first...

Questbridge

Maddie Chu, Opinions Editor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Features, Issue-3

In the following interviews, edited for clarity, The Talon features three Questbridge National College Match Finalists and their experiences. Questbridge’s National College Match allows students from low-income families to gain a full scholarship from a choice of 39 different colleges. The process begins with the students...

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