The Talon

Administration Gets Tough on Parking

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

A recent increase in illegal parking has led to a rise in the ticketing of student drivers. According to Assistant Principal Cristy Dawson and Principal Wynne Satterwhite, this increase has multiple factors, but the main cause is ...

Annual Writers Week Seeks to Inspire Students With Speakers

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

The school’s 23rd annual Writers Week will take place this year February 11-15. Writers Week is a memorial established by the parents of Tracey Cullinan, a student who passed away as a senior. Since then, writers have come t...

Typing Discouraged in Science Department Due to Cheating

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

In this age, it is hard to resist exploiting the convenience, efficiency and accessibility of technology. However, according to biology teacher Suzanne Williams, the science teachers have asked students to refrain from typing...

Math Mastery Takes ‘Individualized Approach’ to Help Students Catch Up

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

At the beginning of second semester, students struggling in Algebra I Enhanced classes were put into a newly formed Math Mastery class, also known as Algebra Readiness or Math Lab. Eighteen students were removed from their previ...

Mandarin Speaks to Next Generation

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007

The MVLA school district is offering Mandarin Chinese classes as a foreign language option for the first time this year in response to community interest. The school currently offers Mandarin I for those completely unfamiliar...

Teacher Committee Aligns Science Education, Skills

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

The high school and its feeder middle schools are seeking to ease the transition between junior high and high school science classes. Two years ago, a committee made up from teachers from both district high schools and local middle s...

Graffiti Marks Many Campus Locations

Julia Duperrault, Lauren Ilano, and Kristen Lee

December 14, 2007

Two minors were arrested Monday, December 10, in relation to graffiti found by staff members on campus the previous night. The police department declined to divulge whether the two minors were students at this school, although a male...

Outreach Group Seeks to Unify Student Body

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007

The ASB’s new Outreach Committee enacted this year is intended to bridge the gap between students on campus, according to Outreach Commissioner senior Rosita Mancilla. Outreach Committee members take on various projects and ev...

News Briefs

Jamil Poonja and Ancy Dow

December 14, 2007

Yearbook Struggles to Go Digital With CD Last year, the Yearbook class intended to create a “hear the year” CD to complement the annual yearbook. However, the CD will not be produced for various reasons. “The technol...

Main Street singers Break Pizza Record to Fund Tours

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

The Main Street Singers found time between singing to break their selling record in their biannual pizza fundraiser this fall. According to Main Street Singer senior Jay Danver, the group sold about 1,500 pizzas in the fall of 200...

Amnesty Hosts Open Mic For Charity

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007

The Amnesty International Open Mic, an annual event that is both an opportunity for local teens to perform and a fundraiser for the school’s club, took place on Thursday, December 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Red Rock Coffee Co...

Student Recognition Held at Lunch

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

One-fourth of the school staff recognized a group of staff-selected students in the small gym Tuesday, December 4 at lunch. This was the first of four gatherings that will take place at the end of each quarter this year. S...

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