The Talon

New “No Parking” Signs, Fewer Spots Curtail Parking

By Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Parking possibilities for students have been limited due to new signs that prohibit parking on streets adjacent to the school and a decrease in parking spaces in the student lot. Students who did not receive 1 of the 230 parki...

API Score Reaches 800-Point Goal For First Time

By Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

The school’s Academic Performance Index (API) hit the 800-mark for the first time, a goal the school has failed to reach in the past. API is a cumulative number derived from comparative academic scores among high schools. St...

School Debuts New Upgrades

By Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

The school made several new technological and facility upgrades this year that were purchased through donations and government-allocated funds. Televisions Three new flat screen televisions were purchased with donations to the ...

District Concerned With Unlawful Sales

By Taylor Freret and Julia Duperrault

October 19, 2007

The Mountain View Los Altos Union high School District is concerned with the student store’s sales of several items during school hours because they conflict with two different parts of the California Education Code, according to As...

School Receives $89,000 in vouchers for new technology

By Brian Walz, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Many new computers have been installed around campus this year, the majority of which resulted from the product allotment given to our district from Microsoft. Between 2003 and 2005, the state of California filed an antitrust a...

Culinary Class or Cafeteria Cash?

By Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

October 19, 2007

The Eagle’s Nest Café was banned from selling to students during lunch at the end of last year because the district felt it took business from the school cafeteria, violating the district wellness policy according to Culinary...

School Welcomes Fifteen “Freshman” Teachers

By Nadya Agrawal, Jeff Liu, Sahil Luthra, Jamil Poonja, and Kelly Wang

September 7, 2007

Alicia Araneda In her first year as a full-time teacher, Araneda is reaching Photography I, Crafts/3D and Painting I. She is no newcomer to multitasking. At San Francisco State, Araneda earned degrees in Interior Design, Gra...

“Engaged and Energetic” Student’s Legacy Lives On

By Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

September 7, 2007

Derek Abraham, ‘07 died in a kitesurfing accident along the Santa Cruz coast Thursday, June 14, just days after receiving his diploma. Derek, known and respected throughout the school community, will be remembered by students ...

Students Remember 16-Year Fixture

By Katherine Robertson, Features Editor

September 7, 2007

Though summer is often a time for separating oneself from connections to the school, during the week of June 30 many students actively sought them out. Classmates found a unique source of comfort and solace in each other as...

Counseling, Scholarship Intended to Help Heal and Remember

By Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

September 7, 2007

Two months after science teacher Ken Green died suddenly of a heart attack on June 29, the school is still adjusting to his absence. An announcement over the loud speaker informed students that counseling would be available to ...

New Assistant Principal Returns to a Familiar Place

By Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2007

For new Assistant Principal Morenike O’Neal, the school is an old friend. Although the East Palo Alto native attended Sacred Heart Preparatory School, her sister went here. In addition, her father and uncle worked as a football ...

Streaker Makes Lunchtime Run Across Campus

By Claire Bedard and Julia Duperrault

September 7, 2007

A streaker ran across the quad Friday, March 20, wearing nothing but a mask and waving a Russian flag. Students then hurried over in the direction that he had run. According to Assistant Principal Ralph Cave, no school staff ...

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