Campus Life


‘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 […]


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 […]


Not stylin’ Not shavin’

By Eleanor Frost ’15, Student News Editor Although you may be surprised that 80 percent of Chaminade students surveyed on the West Hills campus like our school uniforms, about 74 percent believe uniforms restrict their individual style while allowing room for religious expression. An overwhelming 92 percent of students surveyed in […]


You want more? Seniors rate cafeteria 1

By Talon Contributor Sarah Garcia ’15 The clock strikes 12:50 p.m. and anticipation grows as the wait comes to a close. Every upper division student prepares for what’s coming, the final seconds to end our stomach grumbling. Every item’s packed up and conversation ceases as each student awaits the start […]


Dorm Kit Drive

    Collection benefited about 40 United Friends of the Children college-bound young adult 18-years-and-older foster students. All Religion Department classes donated items by the May 9 deadline for this Apostolic Works. Photos provided by Mr. Tommy Smeltzer, program director of Eagle Engineering  


Paper or Plastic Estrogen?

My Opinion – By Talon Contributor Ryan Lim ’17 My family used to use Bisphenol A plastics, found in everything from water bottles, CDs and Starbucks cup lids, then switched to BPA-free items following news the chemical that hardens plastic mimics the effects of the female hormone estrogen. Consuming BPA […]