The Talon

Swearing is Not Caring—Especially on Campus

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

The hallways are packed and the rush of busy students fills your ears. Suddenly, a vulgar word rings out through the corridor. The general reaction is … nothing? Students have become too comfortable with using swear words...


Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2007

I have a confession. I am not a Facebook addict. To me, the word friend is not a verb. Writing on walls will always be vandalism. And I shall never understand how someone can debase the deliciousness of cherry pie by sending...

Junk Food Law Limits Choices, Does Not Promote Healthy Ones

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Every day during brunch and lunch last school year, the student store was swarmed with people, staring into the glass case at the wide variety of candy bars. This year, the student store is very different. The Snickers and Sk...

Online Grading Benefits Everyone

Kelly Wang, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

“Welcome to the Student Information System (SIS). We hope you find it useful and easy to use.” These are the words that greet the school’s students when they log onto the new but hardly improved online grading system....

AP Gossip Should Not Deter Prospective Students From Learning

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007

The haunting image of a sleep-deprived, caffeinated and growth-stunted teenager has been the poster child against AP classes for too many years. Students shy away from AP classes because of these stereotypes and rumors, resulti...

Recreational Clubs Bring Fun and Games to Campus

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

Club Day was chaotic, with swarms of students packed together in the quad and huddled around tables, eager to join various on-campus organizations. In the midst of this confusing jumble of poster boards and bribes, it was ob...

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