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Opinion: Senior Project Would Benefit from In-Class Focus

Opinion: Senior Project Would Benefit from In-Class Focus

March 26, 2018

As a senior, I’ve also partially become a senior citizen — zoning ordinances are something I spen...

Gen Z, If You Want Change, Vote

Gen Z, If You Want Change, Vote

March 26, 2018

In a time where the words “politics,” “government” and “Congress” induce images of corrupt leader...

Column: From the Playground to the Background

Column: From the Playground to the Background

March 26, 2018

In elementary school, I remember inhaling my lunch before scrambling over to the playground with my ...

Arming Teachers is a Dangerous Proposal

Arming Teachers is a Dangerous Proposal

March 26, 2018

The day I heard that arming teachers was being seriously considered to deter mass shootings, I thought...

Expensive Resume Boosters Don’t Guarantee College Admission

Expensive Resume Boosters Don’t Guarantee College Admission

February 20, 2018

The spreadsheet is meticulously detailed, with rows upon rows of Times New Roman, 12 point font. Each ...

The Common App: Choose Your Own Adventure

The Common App: Choose Your Own Adventure

February 20, 2018

Ten spots in four years. The Common Application allows you to describe 10 of your extracurricular acti...

The Hippo Lies: Notes From an Admissions Interview

Miranda Li, Print Managing Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Columns, Issue-5, Opinions

a“So tell me about yourself,” my admissions interviewer asked. We sat across from each other, cradling our respective hot chocolates. Here are some things I could have said: “When I lived alone this past summer, my phone broke, so my mom mailed me her old one. When it came, it had a single alarm on it, inexplicably n...

Opinion: Black on Black Crime: The Black Man’s Relationship With Dark-skinned Women

Opinion: Black on Black Crime: The Black Man’s Relationship With Dark-skinned Women

November 13, 2017

When I was in the fifth grade, the one black boy in my grade (there may have been a few, but regardless...

Opinion: Despite Name Change, Girls Flag Football Retains Sexist Undertones

Opinion: Despite Name Change, Girls Flag Football Retains Sexist Undertones

October 30, 2017

For clarification: This article represents the opinion of the writer and not The Talon as a whole. Th...

Social Media Stars: The Dangers of Following False Idols

Social Media Stars: The Dangers of Following False Idols

October 24, 2017

For decades now, fame has been a relatively difficult goal to achieve. However, with the recent influx...

Downtown Los Altos: Don’t Forget the Teenagers

Downtown Los Altos: Don’t Forget the Teenagers

October 24, 2017

On a Friday night, it’s common to see barren parking lots in downtown Los Altos. Quite frankly, it’...

First Impressions: When do They Matter?

Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor

October 24, 2017

Filed under Issue-2, Opinions

If you knew me in seventh grade, you might notice that a lot of things have changed. I no longer have braces, I cut off ten inches of my hair, and my T-shirts are no longer emblazoned with smiling pandas or lime green musical notes. Eleventh-grade me prefers drinking kombucha out of Klean Kanteens, toting around an eco-friendly l...

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