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  • Eagles Defeat Gunn in Pre-Season Scrimmage

    Eagles Defeat Gunn in Pre-Season Scrimmage

    Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

    August 28, 2015

    The varsity football team dominated a scrimmage against Gunn today, August 28. Instead of the usual format of a football game, both teams played consecutive series on offense and defense, foregoing kickoffs and starting from the 40 yard line. After a few series, the teams switched offense and defense to give both sides of the ball practice. Despite not being a real game, the players still relished the opportunity to play a real opponent. â... READ MORE »»

    Junior Max Higareda runs with the ball. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

  • Sophomore Pursues Writing Career With Debut Novel

    Sophomore Pursues Writing Career With Debut Novel

    Claire Bai, Copy/Content Editor

    August 25, 2015

    Sophomore Trinity Suh released her debut novel, “The Revolution,” on Friday, August 14. “The Revolution” is a young adult action-romance book, in which main characters Juliet, Kyle and Blaine swerve about a fantasy world of assassins and a revolution in the making. “I combined my dreams about writing a story with time traveling and this sweet idea [from my friend] about assassins,” Trinity said. “I didn't know where it was going,... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore Trinity Suh began writing "The Revolution" when she was in seventh grade. After several years of working on the manuscript, the novel was published on August 14, 2015. Courtesy of Trinity Suh.

  • Students Create Mobile Application

    Students Create Mobile Application

    Amelia Baum

    June 4, 2015

    Seniors Ashwin Vaidyanathan and Jason Leong first created Double Dash for the hackathon, and, after their fifth place finish, they decided to continue developing their app. The Talon explores their app below, in an exclusive video feature.  

    Senior Ashwin Vaidyanathan play tests his application. Photo by Ian Mackey.

  • Meet Jeff Harding, Incoming MVLA Superintendent

    Meet Jeff Harding, Incoming MVLA Superintendent

    Katherine Yen

    June 1, 2015

    On Wednesday, May 27, incoming MVLA Superintendent Jeff Harding visited the school’s campus. Harding has extensive experience as a school administrator. He was the Founding Principal of Windsor High School in 1995, Assistant Superintendent of Windsor Unified School District from 2004-2008 and is currently the outgoing Superintendent of the Healdsburg Unified School District, a position he has held since 2008. With current MVLA Superintendent Barry... READ MORE »»

    New MVLA district Superintendent Jeff Harding poses for a photo. Courtesy of Jeff Harding.

  • ASB Hosts New Inside Lands Activity

    ASB Hosts New Inside Lands Activity

    Hanna Khosravi

    May 17, 2015

    In the wake of this this year’s new addition to the standardized testing curriculum, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Testing (SBAC Testing), ASB has decided to incorporate an interactive and de-stressing activity to the school’s agenda on May 22. During Friday’s extended lunch period, the school will host its first ever Inside Lands lunchtime activity, which has set its sights on giving students some time to let loose after a year of... READ MORE »»

    The Inside Lands event was hosted by ASB on May 22. Photo by Ian Mackey.

Sophomore Pursues Writing Career With Debut Novel

Sophomore Pursues Writing Career With Debut Novel

Sophomore Trinity Suh released her debut novel, “The Revolut...  Read More »

Local band 37th Parallel to release debut album

Local band 37th Parallel to release debut album

Peaceful music plays in the background of the promotion video as senio...  Read More »

Meet Jeff Harding, Incoming MVLA Superintendent

Meet Jeff Harding, Incoming MVLA Superintendent

On Wednesday, May 27, incoming MVLA Superintendent Jeff Harding...  Read More »

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College and Career Center Coordinator to Leave District

Friday, September 4 will be the last day at Los Altos for college and career center coordinator  Dawn Allen,  who resigned last week in order to work closer to home. Starting next Tuesday, she will move to Livermore School District as a counselor. All...  Read More »

Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto became the new executive director for the Community Health Awareness Council. Courtesy of Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto.

Community Health Awareness Council has New Director

On Wednesday, July 1, Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto became the new director for the Community Health Awaren...  Read More »

The synchronization between the GAFE student database and the LAHS student database will allow everyone to properly sign on.  Graphic by Vanessa Mark.

Google Apps for Education Faces Issues

On Monday, August 17, issues with the school Google Apps for Education (GAFE) database prompted the ad...  Read More »

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ACT stands strong between flawed SATs

With the new SAT debuting in March, many juniors will be wondering which college admission exam is best for them. The new SAT will consist of more thoughtful questions th...  Read More »

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Eagles Defeat Gunn in Pre-Season Scrimmage

Eagles Defeat Gunn in Pre-Season Scrimmage

The varsity football team dominated a scrimmage against Gunn today, August 28. Instead of the usual format of a football game, both teams played consecutive series on offense and defense, foregoing kickoffs and starting from th...  Read More »

Senior Nusly Zuniga battles for the ball in a match against Archbishop Mitty Right. Photo courtesy Sportswurlz.

Field Hockey: New Season, New Team but High Hopes

Just like many other teams re-entering the field this fall, the girls field hockey team has seen its...  Read More »

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter in 2007. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia User Felipe Menegaz

FIFA Falters in Supporting Women’s Soccer

Over the past few decades, the United States’ fondness of professional soccer has grown steadily, reac...  Read More »

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