The Talon

GSA Should Play a More Active Role

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

When someone mentions club meetings, the first thought that race through a student’s head include excited chatter and a room crowded with cheerful, enthusiastic students. Rarely do students imagine an almost silent room, with jus...

Taylorvision

Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2007

There are many things that send students wandering aimlessly about: the search for the true meaning of life, a trip to the “bathroom” during class, the sound of the fire alarm ringing throughout the school. The aimlessness ...

The Reality of Online Gaming

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

December 14, 2007

Every day students can be found after school practicing their social skills and interacting with their friends. Yet a different world exists for some students, a world where skills are measured through bars that fill up as ph...

School Needs to Do the D.A.N.C.E

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

November 21, 2007

Why do our dances have such huge gaps of time between them? It seems like there are a handful of activities trying to distract many students from what they want to do. Homecoming is a blast because everyone who attends is in the ...

Excessive Use of Plastic Water Bottles Overwhelming Landfills

Brain Walz, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

With a plethora of sources for water, students mistakenly resort to buying an individual plastic water bottle daily and not recycling it, which has negative effects both on the school and the world. A lack of recycling and a huge ...

Gossip Does Not Fill a Brain Like Current Events

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

November 21, 2007

Many teens stop at a nearby coffee shop before going to school. Students rush in and out of the crowded store without even a glance at the newsstand. Then they drive to the school listening to their iPods instead of checking the m...

New Operating Systems Revive a High-Tech Debate

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

With the release of Apple’s Leopard operating system following quickly on the heels of Microsoft Windows’ Vista, tensions between the two companies have never been higher. But on which side of the age-old debate should st...

Taylorvision

Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2007

In fifth grade, my math teacher gave the class a quiz about writing checks. She issued each student an unused check, and then we had to fill in all the blanks. Unfortunately, I didn’t pass the quiz; I was the one fifth grader...

Thanksgiving Should Be Top Holiday Among Family-Starved Teenagers

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

With Thanksgiving approaching, big roasted turkeys, large mounds of mashed potatoes and delicious apple pie are competing with family binding time as the sole purpose of the holiday. Unlike other holidays that have lost their re...

Tutorial Center Worth Its Weight in Tutors

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

First semester report card: English - B. Math - C. Science - D. Spanish - F. That probably isn’t the best way to be learning the alphabet. Fortunately, chemical formulas and sinusoidal functions no longer need to be mortal ...

Trick-or-Treating is a Time-Honored Tradition

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Hundreds of kids flock to the streets every Halloween. From tiny ballerinas to vampires, costumes can be seen everywhere. But amidst the kids and their parents, a group of teenagers are seen with trash bags in their arms and ma...

Teen Poker Games Are a Safe Gamble

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

DISCLAIMER: Gambling with money or valuables is illegal in the state of California When parents see their children crowded, wearing stone poker faces and calling each other’s bets, they generally panic at the sight of t...

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