The Talon

Students Not Well-Prepared for Real World

November 24, 2008

The typical high school class schedule sounds something like the following: algebra first period, then United States history, chemistry, Spanish, drawing and P.E. sixth. Your average student will use information from maybe two...

Student Competition in Classroom Competes With learning

November 24, 2008

One expects the rule of survival of the fittest in the African savannah, where lions kill gazelles and zebras, but not in the classrooms of a high school campus. Yet competition makes students just as cutthroat and bloodthirsty...

Orchard Teardown Demolishes Town History

November 24, 2008

Los Altos was built on apricots. But instead of appreciating the base of its culture, as it should, the City Council is set to deface the original fruit of its town. The local apricot orchard surrounding the Los Altos Library...

Seniors Deserve to Choose Own Theme

Jessica Lukrich, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Homecoming falls right next to prom and grad night when it comes to the most memorable moments of senior year. It’s a time for seniors to have fun, flaunt their spirit and create their last glorious memories before they say...

College Visits an Underused Resource

Gilberto Orozco Jr., Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Other than all those pesky letters in the mail, colleges show their interest in students in another way: college visits. This year, college visits in the College/Career Center started earlier than years before, yet students have...

Current Tutorial System in Dire Need of Revisions

Michelle Madani, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

So what do you find yourself doing during after third period on Tuesdays? Eating, socializing, sleeping, ditching and just staring off into space are some of the most popularly pursued activities during the school’s weekly tutorial...

Onion Punch

Julia Duperrault, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2008

An effort to ban left-handed students from enrolling in AP and honors classes has gained unexpected support among school board members in recent weeks, citing the fifteenth-century belief that those more proficient on the left...


Kimberly Shannon, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Click, refresh. Wait 30 seconds. Click, refresh. Rinse and repeat. If this sounds familiar to you, chances are that you have caught the Facebook bug. With over 100 million users worldwide, Facebook has become the cook way to stay...

Lack of Alignment in District Hurts Students

Carolyn Huang, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Mountain View High School and Los Altos have been rivals since the beginning, duking it out in sports and jousting in an academic battle. Ironically enough, the two are also sister schools, joining hands for activities like Speech...

Driver’s Ed Should be Offered at School

Jaime Eng, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Most high school students can’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Having a license is going out to lunch every day, driving friends around and just overall freedom. Some students wait until they are 18 to get their license,...


Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2008

Today is the last day school for every senior on campus, and in one week, we will enter the real world. Graduation is an emotional time—it feels like the beginning of the end, even though it is really the end of the beginning...

Lack of Dead Days Kills Study Plans

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

May 30, 2008

Finals week—the last stretch of school; the finish line is almost visible, but this is definitely not the time to be slacking off. In many classes, finals can make or break one’s grade and determine whether they leave for summer w...

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