Talon

An open letter to the class of 2020

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Good morning to the Class of 2020, I want to start by saying I probably have no authority to be writing this letter. I am the stereotypical nerd of high school. I balance chemical equations because I find them to be stress relieving (yes, I still do them) and I read international policy for fun since...

EYE 2 EYE: TikTok

EYE 2 EYE: TikTok

Bailey Andera and Rebecca Oddes

March 25, 2020

Pro: TikTok: creating a global community  People who renegade together stay together By: Bailey Andera Tiktok - the app some have dubbed the virtual lovechild of the old Musical.ly (its predecessor) and Vine - has gained roughly 800 million active users per month from around the world since its de...

Stepping out of your musical comfort zone

Bailey Andera, Features Editor

March 25, 2020

I’m going to be the first one to say it: I used to have the most arrogant view of the music industry in the entire world. And by that, I mean I listened exclusively to Twenty One Pilots and Depeche Mode for roughly two and a half years of my life, which led me to believe that I had the most revolutionary...

Eye 2 Eye: Should the US enforce Selective Services?

-Would increase the size of our military greatly
-We must do something to end wars sooner
-Citizens would be unwilling to participate in the draft

Loren Yona and Aidan Scott

February 13, 2020

Pro: You’ve been picked for the draft Aidan Scott 2020 started off with our country’s targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian Major general, setting off high tensions between the U.S. and Iran. This event raises the question: If World War Three were to start, would the US reinstate the draft...

Dont just sit by, participate actively

The Editorial Board

February 11, 2020

Historically, nothing constitutes American citizenship more than the extraordinary ability to protest. The importance of active participation in advocating for change is paramount, and Americans have seemingly never failed to deliver — but that is not to say there is no room for improvement. The...

To stay or to be suspended, that is the question

Leonie Humig, Senior Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

My friend recently showed me a list of the new laws in California. One of them didn’t catch me at first; I was indifferent about it. After some research and consideration, I agree with Senate Bill 419. I do not believe that elementary school children and suspensions go together all that well.  ...

On the death penalty

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

February 10, 2020

Capital punishment, on paper, is an inequitable misinterpretation of the morals and principles upon which this country was founded. Here’s what I think: In the case that the death penalty is a cost-effective, space-saving alternative to subjecting a criminal to solitary confinement or any mental...

The Battle for the Best Burrito

The Battle for the Best Burrito

Brent Gelick, Guest Writer

February 10, 2020

For a long time, there has been a heated debate between my friends and me on whether Chipotle or Sharky’s takes the throne for the best burrito. Each restaurant provides its own flavors, ingredients and presentation — all of which are significant factors in this decision making process.  Burritos a...

Football: It’s Safer Than You Think

Football: It's Safer Than You Think

Aaron Moskoff, Guest Writer

February 10, 2020

High school football is under attack. According to The National Federation of State High School Associations, participation in high school football has decreased by three percent last year, and ten percent since its peak in 2008. According to Forbes, at this rate participation could be below 1 million next ye...

Make a sound and you’re out!

Daisy Calderon, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

The sounds of students shouting, laughing and enjoying their 45-minute break from class, stretch to every corner of the school. The screams, music and food wrappers opening and crumbling are inescapable. I sit as far away from the lunch tables as possible, and yet I can still hear conversations from...

Consumerism corrupts self-care

Forget what mass media has branded self-care as. Practice self-care by nurturing yourself.

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

In the past few years, self-care culture has taken our world by storm. But what exactly is self-care? From retail therapy to spa days, everything seems to fall under the category of self-care. My perspective? Whatever helps you take care of yourself, whatever helps you live the life you want to live,...

EYE 2 EYE : OK, Boomer

EYE 2 EYE : OK, Boomer

Sam Barney-Gibbs, Nick Harvey, and Oliver Carter

December 15, 2019

Pro : Say it to my face — it’ll make me stronger  Correction: it’ll make us stronger By : Sam Barney-Gibbs Let’s make something clear: I’m not pitting baby boomers, millennials or Gen-Z’ers against one another. This is not an act of ageism nor am I attempting to generalize all people over the...

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