The Talon

There’s a Very Scrumptious Summertime Ahead of Us

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

May 30, 2008

That time has finally arrived—the time of endless days of sunshine, beaches and long naps by the pool. Nothing can possibly go wrong until an unexpected dilemma arrives. It’s snack time, and that means it’s time to choos...

Outdoor Seats Let Students Enjoy Spring Sunshine

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

May 2, 2008

In the increasingly warm light of spring, a dark, stuffy classroom tends to be the last place a student wants to be, posing a problem for the attendance office around this time of year. However, despite the need for us to rema...

Graduation Speeches Should be a Senior Decision

Ting Ting Liu, News Editor

May 2, 2008

Graduation—the regal royal blue gowns and caps flung into the air, rounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” and countless photographs taken with teachers and classmates—is arguably the most memorable moment of high school. But the ...


Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2008

I remember a lot of things about elementary school that no longer exist: the lunchtime handball games, the mini-chairs and mini-desks and spending the entire day in one classroom. What I miss most of all, however, are those brow...

Technology Should be Integrated into Curriculum

Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

May 2, 2008

We read 19th and early 20th-century literature in English. We study math formulas and scientific theories derived during the 17th century. We delve as far back as the dawn of modern civilization in World Studies. Though the...

Leisure Reading Needs to be a Top Priority Among Students

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

For the average high school student, if given the option to play a video game or to read a classic novel, most would choose to play the video game without hesitation. Quite frankly, the multimedia experience just seems to be bet...

Sunrise vs. Sunset

Matt Rigodanzo and Meaghan Whitehorn

May 2, 2008

Due to the Earth’s eastward revolution, counter-clockwise as viewed from the North Pole or clockwise from Antarctica, the sun travels on a westward trajectory across the day sky until it reaches its farthest destination and di...

Students, Staff Need to Respect Daily Video Announcements

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

Announcements, like teachers’ lectures, are nearly unbeatable when it comes to flying efficiently and uselessly into one ear and out the other. For the first five minutes of class that the announcements play, teachers are grading, stu...

Lyrical Lockdown

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

For students, Friday brunch includes such activities as getting warm cookies from the cafeteria, watching ASB try to get the participation of students in activities and a loudspeaker blasting “Crank Dat” over the rumble of conve...

Home Field Advantage Means Little Without Fans

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

With the exception of the Homecoming football match and the occasional Mountain View-Los Altos game, it has become the norm that the stands remain empty. Save for the parents and the few students who are there only for extra cr...


Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2008

Spring is in the air. The birds and the bees are getting down to business, flowers are beginning to bloom and the sun has re-emerged after another California winter. But the most noticeable characteristic of spring is the unmistakable s...

There is Still More to Do, Seniors

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

A few months away from graduation, most seniors are yearning to SAT’s, community service and their GPA in their pasts. But what to do now? To all the “bored seniors” out there just waiting for college, kill some time by:...

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