The Talon

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

May 2, 2008

Filed under Columns, Features

I, Natalie Larsen, am going to Foothill next year. But despite the reactions of those around me, I have found no reason to view my decision as a “scandal” or a legitimate excuse for all of the dirty looks I have received these past few weeks. True, my cheeks turn slightly red as I share my news with the Yale-bound member...

Singer Chronicles Main Street Tour

Sydney Negus, Content Editor

May 2, 2008

Filed under Features

We’ve been working toward this tour all year, with at least three hours of rehearsal every day for the past month. We’ve all heard over and over again that this will be one of the greatest and most unique experience of our lives. Day 4: Montreux, Switzerland Main Street doesn’t do casual touring. We have one or two formal conc...

Club Corner: Model United Nations

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor

May 2, 2008

Filed under Features

Many students struggle to find Jordan on the map, but the students of the Model UN club not only know where the country is, they know its position on human rights and peace issues, too. “One of the best decisions I have made was joining [Model UN],” sophomore Katherine Little said. “It really opened me up to a whole n...

Yanelí Hernandez Remembered For Kindness

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

May 2, 2008

Filed under Features

With the passing of Yanelí Hernandez, friends, family and staff recover by remembering the gentle person she was. Many friends and staff have said that Yanelí was an angel and as they cope with the loss, they feel better knowing that she will watch over them. “Yanelí was all about kindness and love and she was very gen...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Columns, Features

In light of the student body’s snobbish response to the most recent installment in a series of “respect” videos and sermons, I would like to highlight a few “facts of life” that I like to view as obvious. After your days in school, you will not have a bodyguard disguised as Ms. Satterwhite to look over your shou...

New Edition of Eagle Card Offers Few Big Changes

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Features

When looking through a wallet, one often finds some extra change, perhaps a debit card, miniature photographs and the occasional driver’s license. However, when flipping through a student’s wallet, one may find an additional card—a dark blue and silver card that offers discounts at local vendors such as Quizno’s. Lat...

Eye on the Pupil: Junior Michael Zhong

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

March 25, 2008

Filed under Features

“Castle to E4 … Pawn to C3 … Knight to H3 … check!” Though Ron Weasley might be more famous for speaking these words during the Wizard Chess Game of the first Harry Potter movie, they are the kinds of commands running through junior Michael Zhong’s head constantly. While other kids were learning how to play s...

Singers Audition for Top College Arts Programs

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Features

Most teenagers leave singing and acting to the celebrities, the glamorous people, the gifted divas. These complex arts are reserved for the one who can delicately hit high notes without shattering glass, who can portray facial emotion and not be told that they look constipated. But at this school, such talented actors and musici...

Club Corner: Filmosophy Club Gets the Picture

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Features

With hundreds of thousands of films out on the market, it is difficult to actually go to Blockbuster or log onto Netflix and decide what movies are good to see. The Filmosophy Club offers the perfect solution to this everyday movie dilemma because it focuses on films and appreciation for them. The club meets in Room 401 at l...

Senior Projects an Opportunity to Explore Unknown

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

Filed under Features

The fact that graduation is just over the horizon along with increasingly warm weather usually causes a disease known as senioritis among the upperclassmen on campus. But seniors are unable to relax as the dreaded senior project is fast approaching. Here is a look at what a few seniors have decided to do for their final research ...

Teachers Reveal Their Most Embarrassing Moments

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Features

Embarrassing moments — they happen to everyone. Whether it’s a clumsy mistake like walking into a pole, or blurting out something inappropriate in class, everyone has their story to tell … even teachers. Three teachers share their most embarrassing moments in front of their students. Steve Cochran Math teacher Steve Cochran embar...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

Filed under Features

Last week, as I shot my election video for civics class, I walked through the hallways of my old elementary school like a giant lost in the land of Munchkins, hitting my head on multiple overhangs and doorways. I read books like “The Cat and the Hat” and basically exercised my duties as a potential presidential candidat...

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