First National Speech Champ

By Talon Contributor Head Coach Bobby Lebeda, ‘Nade Speech & Debate Society Michael Everett ’15 became Chaminade’s first-ever national champion speech maker, picking up first place against 450 competitors June 19 in Overland, Kan., in the category of impromptu speaking. About 7,000 students from across the United States competed in […]


Going Global

Ashlee Macalino ’15 set to represent California as part of Brandeis University’s summer Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine June 22-28. Photo and information taken from a news release provided by the university’s office of communications. 


Boy Sports vs. Girl Sports, Survey Says …

By Shreya Yepuri ’15, Editor-in-Chief The perception that big-ticket sports, usually played by boys, gets all our attention and money held true in polls conducted by U.S. Government seniors in Mrs. Jill Stewart’s and Mrs. Yvette Williamson’s classes . Survey results from more than 100 students from ninth- to 12th-grades, […]


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 […]


LAUSD Special Olympics Returns

By Shreya Yepuri ’15, Editor-in-Chief Chaminade students, led by Diversity Team members, enthusiastically worked and cheered on Special Olympians at an annual track & field event. Cheerleaders staffed the finish line and long jump pit, parents came, and teachers brought classes to applaud winners. Chaminade had the privilege Friday, April […]


Top 10, my friends

Out of 307 Dramatic Interpretation competitors in the California High School Speech Association’s statewide tournaments, two of 15 Chaminade Speech and Debate Society members placed in the top 10 in the championships April 25-27 in Modesto. Senior Ezinne Meremikwu placed sixth with her performance of “A Thousand Sisters,” and Michael […]