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Entertaining Visuals

Entertaining Visuals

Alex Wong, Rachel Lu, and Francesca Fallow

December 18, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-4

In this fast-paced world, people and industries are using visuals as a way to communicate emotionally compelling ideas for their entertainment value. Visual media catches our eye when we open any modern social media platform, and it is a crucial part of our entertainment intake and social lives. The...

The 2016 Presidential Election

November 17, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

The 2016 Presidential Election is ripe with vibrant characters all contending to be your next United States President. With a few months until the Democratic and Republican primaries, the 2016 presidential race is heating up, and candidates are gaining widespread media attention as they each try to leave...

Opinions: Bad Press and… Public Support?

Cole Hanson and Booker Martin

November 17, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

Pop culture and social media control the views of voters more than ever. Instead of useful information about candidates’ important political ideas, the media focuses on superficial reputation wars and the latest scandals. And it’s easiest, especially for young people, to just accept all the news...

LAHS Student Opinions

Eric Thiem, Business Manager

November 17, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

These quotes were taken from an anonymous poll administered by The Talon.   How the media has boosted students' opinions of Trump: "1) He says the truth how it is and doesn’t care what people think of him, 2) He has addressed a very large problem in our country that needs to be solved v...

The Process

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

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Who Are You: Self-Identity at LAHS

Who Are You: Self-Identity at LAHS

Miranda Li, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

The concept of “finding yourself,” though nebulous in definition and awfully vague, is familiar to people from all walks of life, whether they are psychologists who study it day and night or high school students just opening their eyes to the world. The study of psychology has found that self-identity...

Environmental Factors in The Search for Self-Identity

Ben Zaeske, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2, Web Exclusive

Our metaperceptions and how others view us is one thing, but the influence of both our Silicon Valley culture and our school adds a whole new level of complication. Students in Silicon Valley grow up in a very tech-heavy environment, which allows social media and the internet to have large impacts on their ...

Sophomore Sam Joffe

Sophomore Sam Joffe

Alex Wong, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2, Web Exclusive

Many students can easily identify sophomore Sam Joffe by his bubbly, talkative and overwhelmingly positive nature. Behind his outgoing personality, there are a multitude of factors that forge Sam’s self-identity. Specifically, Sam’s lifelong passion for music, and in turn his devotion to marchin...

Sophomore Ananya Subramanian

Sophomore Ananya Subramanian

Rachel Lu, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

There is a certain mixture of excitement, pride and magic woven into sophomore Ananya Subramanian’s voice as she relays the profound impact Bharatanatyam, a style of Indian classical dance, has had in her life. Since the age of 4, Ananya has been expressing herself through this unique outlet. However,...

Junior Jonathan Shi

Junior Jonathan Shi

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

Sometimes people find activities that don’t just match with their existing personality; instead, these activities develop their personalities. Junior Jonathan Shi has been playing chess since middle school and is one of the leaders of the the school’s Chess Club. Jonathan attributes much of his personal...

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