The Talon

Which Wich: Q & A with Owner Darryl Putnam

May 22, 2012

The Talon: When did you get into the restaurant business? Darryl: I began working in a restaurant when I was 20 and slowly moved my way up to assistant manager. My wife, Leah, and I met when we were both managing restaurants. She grew...

Lacrosse Dominates in Third Season

May 2, 2012

The lacrosse team (currently 11-1 total, 10-0 league) set its sights on going undefeated in league play prior to the start of the season. Rather than achieve this by complicating its strategy, the team has gone undefeated in leagues...

Movie Adaptations Bring Author’s Ideas to Life

May 2, 2012

As students watched the Harry Potter film series, bookworms often automatically juxtaposed film adaptations with the novels and exclaimed in outrage “that didn’t happen in the book!” But just because a movie is different...

Going Green

May 2, 2012

One Step At a Time A lavish green frond stretches lazily in the golden-filtered sunlight, as several perspiring plants hang suspended across a gaping drop. Below, a mass of brown roots dangles in a tantalizing web of open a...

Time-Lapse

May 2, 2012

For almost a year now, the clock on my wall has been telling me that it is 2:52. Behind the splintered plastic face, the minute and hour hands remain stationary. The thin red second hand bounces between the 18th and 19th second...

Mentor Program Created for AVID Seniors

May 2, 2012

This year, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program has mentor groups for seniors who are applying to college. This new program was started by the MVLA Community Scholars and started this past September. “H...

Sports Therapy Myths: Dispelled

February 7, 2012

The days leading up to game day are vital to an athlete’s performance, and athletes need to take caution before, during and after the match. Athletes use many methods to be in their best shape—but which are actually helpful? The...

Robotics Prepares for Its Upcoming Season

February 7, 2012

After finding out this year’s challenge on January 7, the Robotics Team has been preparing for its upcoming competitions at UC Davis and San Jose State University. This year, the challenge has two separate parts. Teams must build...

Library Purchases Five New Work Stations

November 24, 2008

The school recently purchased five new work stations intended for student use. The computers were purchased using money from the district’s technology fund, which is responsible for much of the recent technological updates...

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