The Talon

Holiday Faire Raises Funds With Festive Cheer

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

This year’s Holiday Faire will be held in the large gym on December 14. The fair will only be open at lunch, as in previous years. Though ASB is in charge of the event, it is not ASB that chooses which clubs are able to p...

Videos Encourage Dialogue and Action Among Students

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

December 14, 2007

The school’s Cultural Proficiency Team is creating new videos highlighting “words and actions” which will be shown to students during second semester. According to English teacher and team member Susana Herrera, the te...

School Hires Readers To Ease Teacher Workload

Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

December 14, 2007

As class sizes continue to increase, teachers have often found themselves struggling to grade student work and return it in a timely fashion. Conversely, students have sometimes been frustrated with the limited feedback or th...

District Wants Taco Truck to Drive Away

Sydney Negus, Content Editor

November 21, 2007

In the midst of numerous district-wide changes to the way food is provided on school campus, the cater van (known colloquially as the taco truck) usually stationed behind the school at lunch is being pressured by the district...

Teacher Injury Affects Math Class

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

Math teacher Steve Cochran will be taking a leave of absence until the end of the semester due to a leg injury that occurred on Sunday, October 7. As of press deadline, no permanent substitute had taken over his classes, three s...

Event Aims to Promote Tolerance

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

The “Not in Our School” even was held from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, November 15, in the Eagle Theatre to present themes advocating diversity and tolerance within our community. The goal of the program is to work against the ...

Food Drive a Time to Give Back

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

ASB has decided to eliminate the competition aspect of the annual Thanksgiving food drive. Without competition between classrooms, ASB hopes to promote a more altruistic spirit throughout the school The food drive allows students ...

Students Protest Full Day to Reinstate Café

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

November 21, 2007

On October 26, and all-day student protest was held in the quad against the closure of the Eagle’s Nest Café, run by the Culinary Arts program. The protest attracted 62 students by second period and 80 more during brunch. A...

Forum Prioritizes Latino Achievement

Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

November 21, 2007

District and school leaders, teachers and more than 100 Latino junior high and high school students from local schools gathered at the school Wednesday, November 14 for a forum on Latino achievement. Participants hope to boost...

District Debates Commemorating Track

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

The Mountain View-Los Altos Union School District Board of Trustees is currently considering naming the school’s track after former track and field coach Leo Long. The name Leo Long would not extend to the school footbal...

News Briefs

Julia Duperrault, Dieter Joubert, and Natalie Larsen

November 21, 2007

AVID Recognized as Great Example The school has been chosen by district coordinators as a California Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Demonstration School, and award given to schools that set and exceptional ex...

Photo Classes Click With Digital Photography

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

The photography classes are planning to use digital photography next year rather than continue using the darkroom. Although this plan is not definite, the Art Department is currently working with the administration on funding i...

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