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Senior advice

Senior advice

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8

Diana Gonzalez My number one piece of advice would be to prioritize. Sometimes students spend so much time studying for a final that will not make a significant impact on their grade, so I would advise focusing on tests that will make a difference in your grade. Some of the study techniques that I...

Study tips

Study tips

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8

1. Is your brain melting? Take breaks! MIT researchers recommend studying with blocks of times with one-hour study sessions divided by ten-minute breaks. 2. Eliminate distractions; It is a proven fact that human brains can’t multitask, so put away your smartphone and block your computer. Download...

Final tip!

May 22, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

The Talon wants to remind you that exams are important but they do not define your worth. You are not a letter grade. Study hard and do your best. Everybody at Los Altos is rooting for you! You are a star!

Reminders

May 22, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

Please brush your teeth, shower and wash your face. Maintain basic hygiene! You will feel rejuvenated and ready for your exams!       Eat well. Don't just have a good breakfast on the day of the exam, eat well throughout the week. Have something filling but not too loaded with ca...

Finals foods

May 22, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

Hi! I'm Barry Blueberry! A cup of me is full of healthy an- tioxidants which are good for your brain. They promote a good memory. I am also sweet and delicious, plump and wonderfully round!         We’re the trio Adam Apple, Bongo Banana, and Palmer Pea-...

Finals Tips

Finals Tips

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8, Showcase

Caterpillars invade Bay Area: We’ll survive, but the trees won’t

Caterpillars invade Bay Area: We’ll survive, but the trees won’t

Isabella Borkovic and Ethan Ruyack

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, News, Showcase

The bestselling children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” tells the story of a caterpillar who eats and eats in a quest to satisfy its hunger. In the Bay Area, life imitates art as hundreds of Western Tussock moth caterpillars are eating up local oak trees in what many are calling a cate...

The ‘Talon’ Presents: “Tasty ‘Talon'”

The ‘Talon’ Presents: “Tasty ‘Talon'”

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-8, Showcase

 “Tasty” by Buzzfeed is iconic, captivating unsuspecting students as they scroll through their Facebook feed and causing them to fall down the rabbit hole of food they will never make. The videos’ minimal hand motions and easy and short recipes fulfill the criteria for quality high school content: qu...

Teens and politics: Care to be aware

Teens and politics: Care to be aware

Mia Scher, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, Opinions

Time with my friends or teammates is habitually spent discussing pop culture, classes, plans for summer or other topics our generation and age has been stereotyped to talk about. But every once in a while, someone or something political sparks a conversation. Abruptly, an uproar of discussion begins ...

Opinion: Dear Mr. Sanjay Dave,

Opinion: Dear Mr. Sanjay Dave,

Evelin Diego, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, Opinions

My name is Evelin Diego. I am a proud first generation Latina. I am an AP student. And I am calling for your resignation as an MVLA School District Board Member. At the April 16th MVLA Board Meeting, you implied that the rigor of AP classes would have to be sacrificed to meet the needs of underre...

Inter(twin)ed

Inter(twin)ed

Daphne Ih and Olivia Ih

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, Opinions

As twins, there’s never been a point in our lives where we’ve ever truly felt alone. Of course, physically living in the same house is part of the reason, but more importantly, it’s that people constantly find the concept of twins more fascinating than the two separate individuals involved. “Twins...

Coachella? More Like No-chella

Coachella? More Like No-chella

Mayu Alten, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, Opinions

What runs rampant with poorly concealed sexual harassment and homophobia? The unfortunate reality is that this question has many answers – but one in particular may be a jarring wake-up call to many: Coachella. Though the story of excited clients ignoring signs of bigotry and exploitation is one as old ...

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