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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

An Update on the School’s WiFi

Anyone who’s tried to access the internet from their own device at school over the past few months knows that the WiFi has been spotty and unreliable. Students and teachers alike have complained about the status of the internet and questioned why the estimated deadlines for the WiFi being fixed have continually been moved back. In light of this, The Talon has outlined the main points regarding the internet issue at school and provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about the overall upgrading process.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Consumers Have the Right to be Informed About GMOs

As a 2012 California initiative for the labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Proposition 37 was fundamentally flawed. The most troubling aspect of Prop 37 was its dubious wording, which allowed consumers and law firms on their behalves to file lawsuits against anyone in the GMO process: farmers, distributors and grocers. On the other hand, Prop 37 sent a wake-up call to companies associated with GMOs. Despite its flaws, it argued that consumers have the right to know whether their food is natural or not. We do. Consumers should have this right because it is a pivotal part of making an informed decision. Knowledge, in a time when the truth seems ambiguous, is the most viable alternative to ignorance. Consumers have the right to be informed about GMOs, as this knowledge is an important part of making an informed decision.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Students Should be More Aware of Book Censorship

What do “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Scarlet Letter” have in common? All three have been either banned or challenged across American school libraries.

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An Update on the School’s WiFi

Anyone who’s tried to access the internet from their own device at school over the past few months knows that the WiFi has been spotty and unreliable. Students and teachers alike have complained about the status of the internet and questioned why the estimated deadlines for the WiFi being fixed have continually been moved back. In light of this, The Talon has outlined the main points regarding the internet issue at school and provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about the overall upgrading process.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Consumers Have the Right to be Informed About GMOs

As a 2012 California initiative for the labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Proposition 37 was fundamentally flawed. The most troubling aspect of Prop 37 was its dubious wording, which allowed consumers and law firms on their behalves to file lawsuits against anyone in the GMO process: farmers, distributors and grocers. On the other hand, Prop 37 sent a wake-up call to companies associated with GMOs. Despite its flaws, it argued that consumers have the right to know whether their food is natural or not. We do. Consumers should have this right because it is a pivotal part of making an informed decision. Knowledge, in a time when the truth seems ambiguous, is the most viable alternative to ignorance. Consumers have the right to be informed about GMOs, as this knowledge is an important part of making an informed decision.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Students Should be More Aware of Book Censorship

What do “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Scarlet Letter” have in common? All three have been either banned or challenged across American school libraries.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

School Adds Introduction to Engineering Course

Next year, the school is introducing a new course, Introduction to Engineering Design, which aims to educate students in a wide scope of basic engineering concepts, centralized around virtual 3-D design. This future elective will be the starting course for a full three-year curriculum that serves as a preview of various engineering majors, such as computer-integrated manufacturing, digital electronics, aerospace, civil and architectural engineering.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Staffing Change Updates for Next School Year

The Talon covers some of the many teachers entering and leaving the high school environment for the next school year.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

WiFi Forces Teachers to Look for Workaround

Since mid-February, the school district has been upgrading the WiFi on campus. According to Eric Hunyh, the district’s Director of Information Services, the new WiFi system should be 10 times faster than the previous one.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Construction Planned for Summer

The school will host several summer construction projects beginning on June 9. The school’s main priority is the pool, which should be renovated by the start of water polo season next year. After having the gutter and the drain redone last summer, the construction team this year plans to redo the exterior around the pool by repairing, replastering and replacing the decking within 10 feet of the pool.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mandatory P.E. Contested at Board Meeting

During a board meeting on April 21, parents and educators spoke to the MVLA school board about the implications of Education Code 51242 (EC 51242), which would potentially exempt student-athletes from the mandatory physical education requirement during their freshman year sports seasons.


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Interview with Lead Singer of 37th Parallel: Brad Guesman

On Sunday, June 1, around 24,000 people will pour into Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View to attend LIVE 105’s 20th Annual BFD. This acclaimed alternative music festival has always been a staple for Bay Area music lovers.


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Haiti Club Presentation Reviews Progress this School Year

The Haiti Solidarity club’s final event of the year, held on Tuesday, May 20 in the Eagle Theatre, was a presentation that focused on the work the club did this year, particularly the February Haiti trip. The presentation discussed the organizations the club helped this year, and included a question answer period at the end.


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Staffing Change Updates for Next School Year

The Talon covers some of the many teachers entering and leaving the high school environment for the next school year.

LAHS Alum Soars into Contention for 2016 Olympics

By setting the new Puerto Rican national records for both the indoor and outdoor pole vaults, LAHS alum Diamara Planell ‘11, may have booked herself a ticket to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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