The Talon

A Gamer’s Life: Students Who Spend Their Time In Front of a Screen

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008


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In the beginning, there was Pong. But for some, bouncing a ball between two paddles wasn’t enough. As the years went on and technology became more advanced, so did the games — and those games are now forever embedded with certain aspects of our culture. The Talon takes a look at the lives of three st...

Copy Change Buys New Chairs

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

February 5, 2008


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With the purchase of two new leather chairs for the library, printing that last-minute English paper suddenly got a lot more comfortable. Many of the dimes, nickels, quarters and pennies students paid to the library in exchange for printing and copy services went to buying the chairs. Accordin...

BSU Prepares Events For Black History Month

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor

February 5, 2008


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Many clubs on campus struggle to hold events, especially week-long celebrations, but the Black Student Union (BSU) has it down to an art. BSU is celebrating Black History Month, which is celebrated every February across the country. According to BSU adviser Kalinda Price, it is held every February in ho...

After Dark: What Really Happens on Campus at Night

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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In a sleepy town like Los Altos, everywhere is closed by 6 p.m. This devastating reality can drive many into screeching fits of rage, in which many students curse the fact that there is no place where students can celebrate the hours they are not in school, unless—could it be—the place is the school...

Graduating Early Becomes Increasingly Popular

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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High school is many things to different people. Many love it, others hate it. But for whatever reason, some students decide to check out early. This process of early graduation has become popular in the past few years, according to Counselor Judy Prothro, who says the average number of early graduat...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

February 5, 2008


Filed under Columns, Features

I have always been a big fan of vacations. Throw a knapsack on my back, push me onto a plane and fan me while I lounge on my beach towel. Whether my destination be Timbuktu or the North Pole, any trip would make me happier than Garfield in a giant vat of lasagna. This year, however, was different. ...

Eye on the Pupils: Musicians Leslie Rogers and Jason Hsu

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Out of 1,500 applications, two students from the school have been selected to participate in the All-State honor band and attend a music convention in February. After submitting recorded tracks of their talent, senior Leslie Rogers and junior Jason Hsu were chosen to play in an exclusive band composed o...

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story With Global Students

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Upon meeting William J. Lowenberg, it might be easy to see him as a successful real estate agent in his cleanly pressed suit, or the father of two children and grandfather to grandchildren in the way that he talks and smiles. You would probably never guess that he was a survivor of the Holocaust. ...

The Lord of the Gingerbread House Exhibit

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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The holiday season is filled with lights, festive decorations, giant candy canes and an overall cheery atmosphere. But perhaps the most important of the holiday traditions next to trimming a tree is building a gingerbread house. This year, I decided to enter the annual gingerbread house building ...

Club Corner: Anime Club Views and Draws Art

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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Imagine a club in which, instead of listening to long announcements and fundraising details, students can simply enjoy watching a cartoon with friends. Or looking at comic books and drawing for fun. This is exactly what the Anime Club has to offer. The Anime Club, which was started five years ago...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007


Filed under Columns, Features

Winter. My favorite season. Everything is magical and the world seems to be at peace. But as I sit in my third period, lost in a snowy daydream, I am abruptly welcomed back to reality by yet another eruption of my neighbor’s snot-gurgling nose. Ew. I try to ignore him, nervously tugging my co...

Eye on the Pupil: Songstress Amenta Winters

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

December 14, 2007


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“All I wanna do is love you … you looked out your window and you smiled at me, boy. I almost went crazy; never thought you’d notice me…” No, those aren’t lyrics belonging to Mariah Carey or Nelly Furtado. Those are the lyrics to a song called “This One’s for You,” written by junior ...

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