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Slacktivism: Expanding Activism or Joining a Trend?

Slacktivism: Expanding Activism or Joining a Trend?

December 13, 2016

#BlackLivesMatter, #LoveWins, #LoveTrumpsHate and #StandingwithStandingRock were all common hashtags pertai...

‘Tis the Season for Controversy

‘Tis the Season for Controversy

December 13, 2016

It’s that time of year again! By now many of you have probably seen several ads for holiday sales on T...

Los Altos Should Bring Dead Week Back to Life

Los Altos Should Bring Dead Week Back to Life

December 13, 2016

The week prior to final exams, or “dead week” as it has been referred to by high school and college s...

Chow Mein and Chao Mian: On Asian-American Cultural Identity

Chow Mein and Chao Mian: On Asian-American Cultural Identity

December 13, 2016

I’d rate myself a solid 84 percent in Mandarin fluency, but when I refer to Beijing and chow mein ...

Animal Visits are Worthwhile, if not Lifechanging

Animal Visits are Worthwhile, if not Lifechanging

December 12, 2016

Given that finals week is approaching fast, it’s no secret that stress levels are steadily rising....

Q & A: Seth Donnelly

Q & A: Seth Donnelly

December 7, 2016

The Talon recently talked to social studies teacher Seth Donnelly on the outcome of the presidential electi...

Los Altos Should Abandon the AP Program

Los Altos Should Abandon the AP Program

November 17, 2016

The MVLA School District has been a devout follower of the AP system since its inception. In 1971, t...

“Gig” Economy Drives New Working Relationships

“Gig” Economy Drives New Working Relationships

November 17, 2016

From Uber drivers to Doordash waiters, many people have moved away from the traditional eight-hour work...

Bring on the Construction Paper

Bring on the Construction Paper

November 17, 2016

I took a field trip to Anno Domini, a privately owned art gallery in downtown San Jose that prides i...

Affirmative Action: Addressing the Wrong Problem

Affirmative Action: Addressing the Wrong Problem

November 17, 2016

Economic Consideration Needed for Diversity I’m only a sophomore, but the idea has been on my m...

Changing the Drive Behind Drives at LAHS

Changing the Drive Behind Drives at LAHS

November 13, 2016

When cardboard boxes are passed around second period classes, chances are that students have more tha...

Column: Trump’s America Stretches Empathy to its Limits

Sana Khader, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under Features, Issue-3, Opinions

I’m in shock. This isn’t the America I believed in growing up as a Muslim woman of color. My dad’s immigration story from India was one of triumph. He taught me about an America that let him work hard and move up the social ladder, an America where it didn’t matter what you believed in or if your skin was brown. Beca...

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