The Chaminade Talon

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Verbifying Words

In today’s world where new devices and concepts are introduced to us constantly, it may seem relaxing to slip casually into our customary grammatical shortcuts. This is perfectly all right if everyone at least remembers not to create words that an individual understands but others would not. There are a […]

Letter From the Editor

This last month has been filled with excitement as we have watched Chaminade take over Southern California. Between the girls soccer and basketball team, the three seniors (Alex Fuentes, Mason Nystrom, and Arashdeep Gill) on wrestling, and even the very close boys basketball CIF game, we as a community have […]

Transitional Months

It’s that time of year again!  Those awkward transitional months between summer and winter.  As we go on in the year, the mental states of students may start to deteriorate. There are several reasons for this deterioration. First, it is after a long break with no homework and no worries.  […]

Heel Hop Workout

While women, including dancers, have worn high heels for a very long time, learning to survive and thrive in this sexy but often dangerous footwear has generally been something individuals learn on their own. Now, dance classes, such as professional dancer Kamilah Barrett’s “Heel Hop”, cater to women who need […]

Oscar Nominations: Surprises and Snubs

It’s awards season in Hollywood, and the races for America’s most prestigious movie honors, the Academy Awards, are as close as ever. On January 10, 2013, this year’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and movie star, Emma Stone, revealed the Oscar nominations. There were some obvious choices, exciting surprises, and serious snubs. […]

Who Turned Up the Heat?

On January 8, 2013 the federal government made a public announcement stating that the year 2012 experienced abnormally hot temperatures that were especially record breaking. These astonishing heat waves broke the mark set in 1998. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated that the data they collected from […]

College Countdown

College season has officially begun!  This time will bring many new and exciting experiences for the juniors and seniors.  With the official start under way the counselors have planned many events to give students an abundance of information. The first information session was the Senior College Meeting on January 11 […]

Driverless Car

Technology is constantly improving and always seems worthy of our attention. As said by Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This is definitely the case with the new driverless automobile. The car uses radar, GPS and computer vision to sense the road, signs and various […]

Floating Doctors

Chaminade Alumni Spotlight: Floating Doctors

Chaminade’s own alumni Dr. Benjamin LaBrot and his sister Sky LaBrot founded a nonprofit organization, Floating Doctors, that travels to different countries to deliver medical assistance to poverty stricken communities. They travel on the Southern Wind, a sailboat that the crew members personally designed to carry eight tons of medical […]