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Homecoming festivities
Madison Springett, Copy Editor • October 31, 2022

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awarness Month
Audrey DaVault, Layout Editor • October 31, 2022

The month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness about Breast Cancer. There are four different stages of this disease. With each stage,...

A sticker similar to this was put on the plexiglass on the library’s front desk. It was removed by school administrators in August.
Sticker removed from library
Mary Corkery, News Editor • October 31, 2022

At the beginning of this school year, librarian Dr. Gregory Baum attempted to display a sticker in the library, but had to remove it due to other...

CCE raises the price of cookies
Sonya Phillips, Of The Talon staff • October 30, 2022

This year, the cookies sold in Coordination of Cooperative Education (CCE) are now $2. CCE is a class students take their senior year to receive...

Falcon's nest cafeteria seating no more
Audrey DaVault, Of The Talon staff • September 30, 2022

The upper cafeteria seating in the Falcon's Nest is no longer available for the 2022-2023 school year. The division of tables was created because...

Teaching shortages impact staff
Abbott Lackey, Of The Talon staff • September 30, 2022

As the school year begins, substitute and custodian shortages continue to affect the school and district. Principal Dr. Emily McCown said...

Students, staff gain more academic accountability
Madison Springett, Copy Editor • September 26, 2022

With the start of the new school year changes have been made to the study hall known as Ac Lab. Students can use the responsive scheduling...

Percussion ensemble to international conference
Siri Mandava, Of The Talon staff • May 26, 2022

In the 2022-2023 school year, the percussion ensemble will be performing at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago,...

AP classes find alternate activities
Mary Corkery, News Editor • May 26, 2022

After AP tests, teachers come up with creative ways to use their class time without a curriculum. To get college credit for Advanced Placement,...

Every Mind Matters provides outlets
Madison Springett, Copy Editor • May 26, 2022

The Every Mind Matters club helps train students to be mentors for their peers and advocate for mental health issues. The club has 25 members,...

Four staff members say goodbye
Angela Colombo, Of The Talon staff • May 26, 2022

Saying goodbye has never been an easy task, but as the end of the school year approaches, there are several farewells to be made in the wake...

At the PRISMA meeting on April 20, freshmen Salem, Aiden White-Lenard, Alexander, and
Raine Vanderheyden listen to club sponsor Ivy Hartman talk about the National Day of Silence.
Students and staff were invited to take a vow of silence on April 22.
LGBTQIA+ community takes vow of silence
Taya Abraham, Feature Editor • April 28, 2022

The National Day of Silence is a student-led demonstration where LGBTQIA+ students and allies around the country take a vow of silence on April...

Dr. Curtis Cain earns the Superintendent of the Year award at the American Association of School Administrators. The ceremony took place on Feb. 17. (Photo used with permission by AASA.)
New superintendent wins SOY
Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-cheif • March 31, 2022

New superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain was named the Superintendent of the Year on Feb. 17. Not only was Cain the winner of this award, but he...

KFTN 92.7 radio off the air; transmitter CPU cause outage
Mary Corkery, Of The Talon staff • March 31, 2022

The school’s radio station, KFTN 92.7 has not been able to do their regular live broadcasts, but the radio staff has still found ways to produce...

Expect changes coming; new lunch schedule arrives
Siri Mandava, Business Manager • March 31, 2022

Starting after spring break, the lunch shifts on blocked days will change from four lunch shifts to three.  Before the pandemic there were...