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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...

Pros of a Politically Correct Punchline

Pros of a Politically Correct Punchline

October 24, 2017

Amidst the chaos of contemporary politics, comedians are attempting to voice their opinions and establ...

Overcoming Obstacles as a First Generation College Applicant

Overcoming Obstacles as a First Generation College Applicant

October 24, 2017

Obstacles and challenges in life can be perceived in one of two ways: either you become overwhelmed a...

Hold Celebrities Accountable: Stop Complicit Consumption

Hold Celebrities Accountable: Stop Complicit Consumption

October 24, 2017

History is repeating itself with Harvey Weinstein’s recent scandal. Again, a successful Hollywood c...

The Next Step

Daniela Gloster, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Filed under Issue-1, Opinions

In a country where political dissent has become the norm, it’s rare for a protest to capture the public’s attention for more than a split second. However, through blood and violence, the Charlottesville rally did. The counter-protest was seen as a moment of unity and bravery, and in the few weeks since, counter-protests h...

Guest Writer: Eitan Weiner

September 28, 2017

Filed under Issue-1, Opinions

Here's my take on the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia: Nazis are disgusting wastes of space for whom I have no sympathy for. Period. But, we live in America, and as long as this country abides by the Constitution, those Nazis still have a right to assemble, shout anti-Semitic slurs, promote racial hatre...

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