The Talon

Photo by Rachel Lu.

Junior Jonathan Shi

October 29, 2015

Photo by Rachel Lu.

Senior Kalie Oku

October 29, 2015

An Ongoing Process

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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?

By 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

By 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...

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