The Talon

ASB Elections to be Held Today

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

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The election of ASB officers will take place today, Tuesday, March 25, during tutorial. This is the second year that the speeches will be viewed through the video announcement system. Last year, the pre-filmed speeches were difficult to understand because of technical difficulties that disrupted how the sound and video line...

Robotics Readies to Ball at Local Competitions

Sydney Negus and Sandra Song

March 25, 2008

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Upon entering room 602, home of the school’s Robotics team, one is met y the sounds of scraping metal and heavy machinery. Dedicated team members industriously hammer and program away, laboring for long stretches of time, usually leaving sweaty and tired. And this is all in a typical team meeting. The Robotics team debuted this year’s ro...

School Food Fight Spreads to Club Lunch Sales

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

March 25, 2008

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Over the past few years, new state laws regarding food sold on school campuses have been established. The school has adapted to these state laws as they have been passed. Laws regarding the food sold by student clubs have recently been enforced as the school tries to align itself with the law. While some clubs, such as the B...

Americans in Paris: Main Street to Tour Europe

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

March 25, 2008

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The Main Street singers will once again perform concerts on their annual international Main Street tour from April 9-27 in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg. “We have so many wonderful connections and wonderful sites that we’re going to be seeing,” Choral Music Director Mark Shaull said. Ye...

News Briefs

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

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Science Department Pushes for Tech Gear The Science Department is trying to find funding for its “classrooms of the future,” complete with upgraded educational equipment. These updates would include a new computer system for each classroom, document cameras, probeware, projectors, screens and other useful tools. Thi...

News Briefs

Kate Keenan and Kelly Wang

March 4, 2008

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Aspiring Student Chefs Tour Denver Eight Culinary Arts students accompanied culinary teacher Betty Ewing and her husband to Denver, Colorado, on a field trip from February 8-10. According to senior Kenny Peterman, one of the students who went to Denver, the trip was for students who are considering entering a culinary arts-...

Minority Conferences Aim to Inspires

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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The Black Student Conference (BSC) at De Anza College, which focused on black students' success, took place on Tuesday, February 13. The Latin Student Conference (LSC), which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have a similar objective. Both primarily focus on teaching minority students th...

Taco Truck Permitted for Now

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

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Despite pressure from the district, Julie Nguyen’s catering van, known to students as the Taco Truck, is not leaving its lunch crowd of student customers. “I come every day,” Nguyen said. “And I stay for 15 to 20 minutes.” Students still come in droves to buy beef tacos and cheese and bacon sandwiches from N...

Transportation Fees a Heavy Burden for Clubs

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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As a result of the expenses of utilizing district vans and buses, Mock Trial has struggled to pay for transportation this year. According to Mock Trial adviser DeeDee Pearce, the $500 that the club receives from ASB only covers some tournament costs. In the ‘06-’07 school year, the charge to use district vans and buses ...

Club Converts Wheels From Waste to Wonder

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

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The One Dollar For Life (ODFL) organization is planning to begin its newest project, Wheels of Wonders (WoW), on February 29 as a follow-up to its previous project of building a classroom in Kenya. According to ODFL adviser Robert Freeman, WoW is an effort to “convert American trash into Third World treasure.” The proj...

Weighing ELD Options

Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

March 4, 2008

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Discontinuing all beginner-level English Language Development (ELD) classes at the school is one option on the table in a move to even out numbers of English learners at Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools. Most agree, however, that the problem cannot be so easily fixed. According to Associate Superintendent Brigitte S...

Employers Recruit Teen Workers at Annual Job Fair

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

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The annual job fair, an interactive meet-and-greet with local companies who wish to hire high school students, is scheduled to take place in the cafeteria on March 19 at 3:30 p.m.  The vent will be sponsored by NOVA Works, a company dedicated to helping adults and teens alike find jobs. “Our goal is to provide opportunities for y...

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