Campus Life


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 […]


Bowled Over for Science

  Ingredients for a Science Bowl: Gather a dozen budding biologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers. Add one or two Chaminade physical science teachers. Mix in homemade cupcakes. Whip up some friendships. Shake. Bake. Sarah Wong founded the ‘Nade bowl team with fellow senior Nicolo Zulaybar in the California winter of 2012 […]


Principled Principal 1

By Shreya Yepuri ’15, Editor-in-Chief   “The less rules the better!” That’s a statement you don’t typically hear from a principal. Mr. Stephen Lepire has proven his commitment to fewer rules to promote a self-governing school atmosphere, whether he’s working with Student Council members to allow pajamas as part of the […]


New School, New Country

By Talon Contributor Ryan Lim ’17 Chaminade welcomed about three dozen international students, most from China, in grades 8-11 for the 2013-14 school year, with the change affecting classmates and teachers positively. “I’m amazed at how these kids navigate in three languages in my classes: their home language, the English […]


Whistle While You Work

By Ariana Brockington ’14, Copy Editor Award-winning Eagle Engineering robotics made a plastic whistle, medallion, and other items with the team’s three-dimensional printer. Instead of printing words with ink on paper, it creates 3-D shapes. From simple cubes and triangles to intricate whistles, Eagle engineers match what’s being done in real […]


Rabbit Hole Homecoming

Story by Talon Contributor Ali Angel, ’15 Homecoming is one of those cliché moments our 10-year-old selves could only dream about while watching Troy Bolton in “High School Musical.” However, a lot of upperclassmen decided to ditch the whole scene this year. Although it may not have lived up to […]