Talon Talent

By Executive Editor Louinn Lota The Talon won its first international competition, setting school history. Talon featured artist, junior Bailey van Tassell’s “Jesus Mosaic” won First Place for Illustration in the Youth Journalism International 2015 Excellence in Journalism contest. A May 7 announcement made at YJI headquarters in West Hartford, Conn., also […]


Beating Bellarmine

Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif., dominated Policy Debate for a decade, until seniors Jeremiah Cha and Leo Kim handed them a crushing defeat at the California High School Speech Association’s state championship in Murrieta, Calif., April 17-19. Because of Chaminade, the all-male, Jesuit school did not place in […]


‘En-Lumosed’ Soph Retreat

By Ryan Lim ’17, Campus Life Editor Sophomores got an enlightened new retreat experience in the 2014-15 school year. The renamed Lumos Retreat is Latin for bright, glow or light and can be seen as the root for luminescence, and takes place at a new venue, the Mater Dolorosa Passionist […]


Deal with it

By Talon Contributor Judy Yang ’17 It’s hard enough to deal with academic pressures, parent and teacher expectations. Then there’s those relationship issues with classmates, club members, team members and maybe that special someone. “I would rate the stress from our school as a 10 out of 10,” admitted Hailey […]


Arguably the best

By Talon Contributor Bobby Lebeda, ‘Nade Speech & Debate Head Coach A lucky 13 Chaminade Speech & Debate Society team members will compete April 17-19 at the California state championships in Murrieta, with most of the tournament-bound students seniors who grew up with the program. “Our league, the Tri-County Forensic […]


Homecoming: Frosh/Soph Edition

By Talon Contributors Judy Yang ’17 and Bijan Avaz ’17 First Time for Everything In a year of firsts, freshmen and women not only marveled at homecoming festivities Sept. 22-26, international students relished going to a first dance. “I am from China and I came to America this year so this […]


Nade’s Excellent Summer Adventure

By Shreya Yepuri ’15, Editor-in-Chief Chaminade’s no Snobinade, as seen in its Center for Excellence summer program. “Chaminade’s not just an ivory tower that closes its gates to the community,” center director Mrs. Kelley Stone told The Talon. “We’re trying to offer programs that help support the mission of the […]