Welcome to Talon Talk, hosted by the staff fromCBTalon.com. Talon Talk is a podcast that is by the students, for the students. Our hosts focus on bringing outstanding people, stories, and events taking place in the CB community to the spotlight every week. From athletes to musicians, Talon Talk wants to ensure that every Falcon has a chance to share their unique and special story with the world.
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Talon Talk Season 3, Episode 10: The Talontine's Day Extravaganza
In this exciting episode of Talon Talk, your hosts Cal Fiske (’20) and Asher Bloom (’20) set up shop outside of the Talon news room for the first ever live Talon podcast and converse with a vast array of characters. The boys experience the highest of highs when they celebrate an exciting landmark achieved while recording,and the lowest of lows when an unexpected disruption sends the podcast spiraling into chaos. Chock-full of exhilarating discussions and events, this is NOT an episode you want to miss.
In this very special Valentine’s Day episode of Talon Talk, your hosts Asher Bloom (‘20), Daniel Larsen-Anderson (‘20), and Calvin Fiske (‘20) are joined by CB history teacher and Asisstant Direcor of Student Activities Ms. Roybal to get the scoop on the origins of Saint Valentine’s holiday and everything related to Valentines Day around CB, including the long awaited return of the Sadies dance. They also engage in some CB themed madlibs and read valentines from the CB community. All this and more on the latest episode of Talon Talk.
In this episode of Talon Talk, hosts Asher Bloom (‘20) and Daniel Larsen-Anderson (‘20) learn about the intense world of Academic Decathlon. CB Academic Decathlon coach Ms. Mary Bowers and team member Grace Larsen-Anderson (‘20) educate us on the details of the competition, the work that goes into it, and the relationship that develops among the teammates. Don’t forget, the Decathlon is Saturday February 1st at Folsom High School.
In this episode of Talon Talk, your hosts Katie Gergen ('20) and Calvin Fiske ('20) chat with CB’s ceramics teacher, Mr. Rob Boriskin. He shares how he discovered his love for ceramics and what it was like transforming from a CB parent to a teacher. He also gives us an inside scoop on his atypical journey serving in Vietnam and dive into artificial intelligence, a topic that is very prominent in Boriskin’s life. All of this and more on this intriguing episode of Talon Talk.
In this episode of Talon Talk, your hosts Katie Gergen ('20) and Cal Fiske ('20) interview two of CB’s most well known TikTok creators, McKenna Purdy (‘20) and Emma Busch (‘20). We discuss the history of TikTok and how it transformed from cringey middle schoolers lip syncing to their favorite songs to humorous 15 to 60 second skits. The Falcon TikTokers reveal how they first learned about TikTok and their own reasoning for producing silly videos for the world to see. They also explain their thought process behind each of their videos and what it takes to go viral. All this and more on this episode of Talon Talk!
In this episode of Talon Talk, your hosts Calvin Fiske '(20) and Scott Cotter ('20) talk to Kaveh Khajavi '20 and Dean McCord '20 about the origins of their bands Orange Sunshine and Red Voodoo. We talk about how they found their passion for music and what artists influenced their amazing work. You can check out Dean @redvoodoband and Kaveh @orangesunshin3 on Instagram for information on their latest music and upcoming shows.
Mr. Danny Delgado ‘79 is a universally beloved teacher in the CB community who is most commonly known for his involvement in Cross Country, robotics, and Venaver. However, one may not know that Delgado has been redefining what “quality education” means at CB. Your hosts Katie Gergen (‘20) and Maggie Berkeley (‘20) talk to this beloved teacher about his struggles and successes implementing a self-grading policy into his class room. Katie and Maggie talk to Talon Staff Writer Bella Warren ('21) about her article "Camping With Compassion" as well as her experience as a counselor at Camp ReCreation.
In this episode of Talon talk, Calvin Fiske ‘20 and Maggie Berkley ‘20 talk to CB religion teacher Mr. Havey ‘81 about the atmosphere of Christian Brothers and how it has changed over his years here, the reason Mr. Havey is so involved in service work and how it has affected his life through Venaver and Oak Park cleanup, and what CB's recent Holy Bowl victory means for both schools. Talon Staff Writer Sage Ness ‘20 also joins the podcast to talk about her article Fashion Icons of the Class of 2020 along with some other surprise topics.
In this episode of Talon Talk, your hosts Katie Gergen (‘20) and Scott Cotter (‘20) interview second year CB teacher Mrs. Erin Hanshew. They discuss why she decided to make the switch to our beloved school and how it compares to the Lasallian school she came from. She also reveals how she has gotten so involved in the Christian Brothesrs community in only one year while keeping her cheerful demeanor going every day. All of this and more on the latest episode of Talon Talk!
In the latest episode of Talon Talk, Cal Fiske (’20), Scott Cotter (’20), and Katie Gergen (’20) discuss homecoming proposals, how far out you should ask your date, and give a top ten ranking of the best foods in the CB cafeteria.
In the first episode of Season 3 of Talon Talk, your hosts Katie Gergen ('20), Maggie Berkley ('20), and Cal Fiske ('20) interview the stars of the football and volleyball teams, Luke Jones (‘20) and Sydney Durana (‘20). We discuss how they feel about past Holy games and what their thoughts are in the upcoming Holy Court and Holy Bowl matches. They also explain how playing sports creates a strong bond between teammates and what it’s like to be the leaders of their respective teams. All this and more on the season premiere of Talon Talk!
Hannah and Isabella dive into the world of graduation as they chat with Class of 2019 salutatorian Nick Kennedy ‘19 and valedictorian Alanna O’Neill ‘19 about their time at CB and to find out what goes into a memorable graduation speech. Then they discuss what really goes into planning graduation with Senior Class Moderators Mr. Tom English and Mrs. Annie Vanenburg. Finally they dish with Grad Night coordinator and CB history teacher Ms Amy. Neff about Grad Night and how this year's edition will be the best one yet. All this and more on the last Talon Talk of the year.
After a semester of research, Talon Talk’s very own Jack Milliken hosts Loretto Where Ever You Go, a 15 minute documentary podcast on just what happened to Loretto High School when it closed in 2009. Join Jack as he talks to Christian Brothers teachers who transitioned from Loretto, former Loretto Students, and CB students from the class of 2010, the first year after the transition, as he uncovers the stories, trauma, and catharsis that rose from the that fateful day in January 2009.
Talon Tea is back again just in time for Prom season! Hosts Isabella and Hannah talk to seniors and Talon Staffers Elise Ledesma ('19), Gabby Downey ('19), Grace Rapaski ('19), and Nathan Hertzler ('19). They discuss how to prepare for the big night, deal with group drama, and what to do if your date doesn't like you. Hope you like your tea with sugar, as this is a sweet episode of Talon Talk!
On this week’s episode of Talon Talk, Jack is back in the hosting seat, talking to Talon Staff members Nathan Hertzler ('19) and Elise Ledesma ('19) about the annual Student Television Network Competition that took place in Seattle, Washington this year.
Isabella and Hannah talk to social studies teacher Mr. Vince Leporini about his imaginative childhood, life as a teacher and “life coach,” and more. Then, Talon Staff Writer Caty Cordano ‘19 talks about her article “Will You Accept This Rose” about CB's obsession with "The Bachelor". All this and more on the latest episode of Talon Talk.
Isabella and Hannah talk to Talon Staff writer Elise Ledesma (‘19) about her article “Senior Year Bucket List.” Then, they explore CB English teacher Ms. Loretta Kenney‘s fun, exciting, and dramatic life, All this and more on this episode of Talon Talk.
Jack and Isabella travel with Hannah Gruber ‘19 to different Sacramento coffee shops to discuss what’s on every students’ mind: Finals. They talk about tips for specific classes, what music to listen to, and many more topics on this week of the Talon Talk.
In this episode of Talon Talk, featured hosts Kennedy Earley and Grace Rapaski talk to some of CBs most passionate young politicians: Cece Sidley, Sam Sieler, Sam Copley, and Haley Strack. These four are presented with some relevant issues and express their personal beliefs and voices. All of this and more on this episode.
In this week’s episode of Talon Talk, the girls take over and spill some Talon Tea! Isabella and Izzy catch up with Talon writers and CB seniors Sara Littlejohn, Kennedy Earley, Hannah Gruber, and Grace Rapaski. They discuss relationship and dating scenarios and get that tea kettle brewing! All this and more on this edition of Talon Talk.
In this week’s episode of Talon Talk, Jack is flying solo. He talks with Talon Moderator Mr. Anderson ‘07 and Religious Studies Instructor Mr. Elorduy ‘03 about music consumption when they were in high school and the digital download vs. streaming eras. Jack also talks with Talon Staff Writer Sarah Louie about her Talon article on live music. All this and more on this edition of Talon Talk.
In this episode of Talon Talk, our hosts talk to CB Religious Studies Instructor Fr. Frantisek Murin about his life and wild adventures. We dive into his humble roots in Slovakia, his former soccer career, and what it's like living with eight daughters. All this and more on Talon Talk.
In this episode of Talon Talk, Izzy, Jack, and Isabella go in depth Kaleo Mark's ‘19 latest Talon article. “Is Gentrification Taking Over Oak Park?” Izzy talks to Senior Class President Evi Tsiopos ‘19 about her life in Greece before she moved to America. They also dive into their favorite Talon Tunes and why they have been jammin’ out to it. Check out the Talon Talk Team's picks below:
In this episode of Talon Talk, our hosts talk to George Cunningham '40 Performing Arts Center Manager, Tech Factor coordinator, and Theatre Arts teacher Ms. Heather Christianson ‘01 about her journey from being a CB student to CB staff member. This week’s featured Talon writer is Joaquin Romero (‘19), who talks about his article “Two-Wheeled Testimony”, which dives into the Uber-sponsored Jump bikes that have been sprung up around the Sacramento area.
Welcome to season 2 of Talon Talk! In this episode of Talon Talk, we meet the new co hosts: Izzy de Mattos and Isabella Walsh. Join us as they talk about their expectations when they were entering high school and how those have evolved since then.
In this episode of Talon Talk, our hosts Jack and Jon talk to Spanish teacher Mr. Tomás Capogreco ‘86 about his experience being an integral of the CB music scene. Check out the links below for info on the artists mentioned on this week’s show.
Ross Hammond ‘95: http://www.rosshammond.com/
Justin Farren ‘00: http://justinfarren.com/
Emily Kollars ‘03: https://www.emilykollars.com/
Chris Cotta ‘02: https://www.chriscotta.com/
Xochitl Hermosillo ‘10: https://www.xochitlofficial.net/
Vinnie Guidera ‘07: https://vgdb.bandcamp.com/
Julian Elorduy ‘03:
After kicking back at the illustrious Gaylord Opryland Resort in beautiful Nashville, TN for the STN Convention, Jack and Jon catch up with two of CB’s award winning video makers Colin McCarley (‘18) and Christian Groen (‘18). With an inside scoop on the stress of the production, good times within the group, and the excitement of the award ceremony, this episode is a must listen.
In this special edition of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon are live from Nashville at the Student Television Network Convention, talking to competitors in the two different Crazy 8 competitions: Haley Strack (‘19) for the Broadcast team and Madeleine Molitor (‘18) for the award winning Short Film team. We also had a conversation with Talon adviser Mr. Dave Anderson ‘07 about the importance of this yearly video competition.
In Part II of the latest edition of CB’s #1 podcast, our hosts Jack Milliken (‘19) and Jon Berkley (‘18) talk to junior Anthony Sweha (‘19) and Mr. Brendan Hogan ‘95 about one of Christian Brothers most illustrious programs: KBFT. This week’s featured Talon writer is the talented Delaney Bird (‘18), who talks about her article “Birds Of A Feather Support CB Together”, which touches on her experience in a household heavily connected with the CB community. All of this and more on this episode of Talon Talk.
In Part I of the latest edition of CB’s #1 podcast, our hosts Jack Milliken (‘19) and Jon Berkley (‘18) talk to junior Anthony Sweha (‘19) and Mr. Brendan Hogan ‘95 about one of Christian Brothers most illustrious programs: KBFT. This week’s featured Talon writer is the talented Delaney Bird (‘18), who talks about her article “Birds Of A Feather Support CB Together”, which touches on her experience in a household heavily connected with the CB community. All of this and more on this episode of Talon Talk.
In the first episode of the second semester, our hosts Jack Milliken (‘19) and Jon Berkley (‘18) return to talk to CB freshmen Daniel Phelps (‘21) and Demi Dupavillon (‘21) about their first semester as a Falcon. The boys also talk to Talon writer Saya Chhabra (‘18) about her article explaining the stereotypes and how we can treat the frosh a bit better. Jack also kicks off Talon Tunes with a new record from the appropriately named artist Rainbow Kitten Surprise called “Fever Pitch”. All of this and more on this edition of Talon Talk.
In the second part of this special Talon Talk episode, Jack and Jon talk to Religion teacher and Director of Christian Service Mrs. Jennifer lystrup about her extensive work in helping the disenfranchised in not only the Sacramento community, but around the world, exemplifying the core principle Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. The eccentric Mrs. Wanket reminisces on her Lasallian upbringing and how the CB community shines brightly in making everyone feel that they are part of an Inclusive Community. And finally, CB principal Mr. Orr speaks on the importance of the principle Respect for all Persons.
In this special extended episode of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon speak to five members of the CB community about the roots of the Lasallian lifestyle: the five core principles. First, Mr. Havey ‘80 speaks on his spiritual experience and the impact the core principle Faith in the Presence of God has on his life. Then, student body president Zachary Lau (‘18) talks to our hosts on how CB has nurtured him by Christian Brothers’ perseverance to maintain the core principle Quality Education.
In this episode of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon speak to two members of the CB Sports Medicine team, Caeley Kelly (’18) and Nina Vitorelo (’18), about the dedication to and experiences they’ve had in the program. Also, our featured Talon writer Mark Powers (’18) talks about his article “Should You Name Your Car?” exploring the timeless phenomenon of naming one’s automobile. In a new segment, the boys also talk about the Sacramento based movie Ladybird and its immense impact this movie has exposing the life of a Sacramento teenager to the mainstream world. And last but definitely not least, our hosts recommend a song from french DJ Petit Biscuit off his debut studio album Presence.
In this episode of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon talk with Jacob Cherry (’18), the star of Christian Brothers High School’s fall production of Hamlet, and first time stage manager Jennifer Roberts (’18), about the months of hardwork they have put in to deliver another stellar play to the CB community. This week’s featured Talon writer, Mary Enos (’18), gives our hosts the briefing on CB’s new favorite word: clout. And on the newest edition of Talon Tunes, the boys recommend a new single from Vance Joy, the same artists who brought you jams such as “Riptide” and “Mess is Mine”.