The Talon

Senior Kalie Oku

Senior Kalie Oku

October 29, 2015

An Ongoing Process

Kevin Yen, Senior Writer

October 29, 2015

While some of us can identify ourselves with ease, some also struggle with defining themselves, and some do not even know where to begin. The stages in life when people find and solidify their identity vary from person to person....

A Teacher Perspective

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

As housing costs in Los Altos and Mountain View have skyrocketed in recent years, it has caused the homeless populations of both cities to more than double. While few students have become completely homeless, some are left living ...

The Invisible Students

Paola Campos, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Perhaps the most invisible individuals of the socioeconomic gap are the students who deal with economic stress but are able to pursue success in school just as well as their more privileged peers. Senior Aldo Montes-Sanchez and ...

A Day in the Life of Sophomore Ananya Subramanian

Savita Govind, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Sophomore Ananya Subramanian is one of many on the other end of our school’s economic gap. With both her parents maintaining well-paying jobs, she experiences stress in a different way, but is aware of the benefits and oppor...

Q&A with Sophomore Briana Armenta

Tino Tugwete, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Sophomore Briana Armenta is enrolled in seven classes. Her mother, who is single and working, drops her at school early every day and picks her up later in the evening. Briana is currently not working, but has held several jobs throu...

What Is Needed For Change?

Emily Terada, Senior Writer

September 29, 2015

Financial aid is available for almost every major academic and social milestone; students can apply for fee waivers for Advanced Placement tests, senior graduation night, prom and school trips, and the MVLA foundation covers ...

First Generation: Sasha Kozhevnikova

Hanna Khosravi

May 3, 2015

Sophomore Sasha Kozhevnikova distinctly remembers her first few days of pre-school in the United States after moving to California from Moscow, Russia. With little to no skill for the English language, Sasha put forth her best...

First Generation: Sophomore Simge Yildiz

Amelia Baum

April 26, 2015

At first glance, sophomore Simge Yildiz may not appear to be anything more than an American high school student. But Simge is in reality a first-generation American. Having moved to America in the middle of sixth grade, Simge...

First Generation: Junior Keana Khodadad

Amelia Baum

April 20, 2015

Junior Keana Khodadad was born in Los Altos, but her parents immigrated from Iran over 20 years ago. While she does not feel out of place in the Bay Area of California, Keana realizes that the opportunities and comfortable atmosphere...

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