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  • Catch ‘Em All: Inside the World of Nationally Competitive Pokemon

    Catch ‘Em All: Inside the World of Nationally Competitive Pokemon

    Claire Bai, Copy/Content Editor

    May 19, 2016

    There are basketball pros, and there are fantasy football pros. But then there are also Pokémon pros. Welcome to the world of a favorite 2000s childhood video game, where people in real life play trading cards to “catch ‘em all.” Sisters senior Claire Cheng and freshman Emily Cheng have been playing in Pokémon trading card (TCG) tournaments for the majority of their lives and are currently nationally ranked. Emily drew her passion for playing Pokémon ... READ MORE »»

    Photo courtesy of Claire Cheng.

  • School Should Do More to Facilitate the Recruitment Process

    School Should Do More to Facilitate the Recruitment Process

    Ben Zaeske, Staff Writer

    May 19, 2016

    Excited and a little bit nervous that a college coach just sent him an email, a high school athlete quickly realizes there is one important question he doesn’t know the answer to: What next? The recruiting process is a journey full of NCAA regulations and eligibility requirements that can be quite the handful for high school athletes who don’t entirely understand what to do after initial contact. Los Altos High School should help students m... READ MORE »»

    Albert Gwo and Elizabeth Beutter celebrate their recruitments.

  • School Traffic Safety: Underlooked and Underappreciated

    School Traffic Safety: Underlooked and Underappreciated

    Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer

    May 17, 2016

    When I was 6 years old, my oldest brother was hit by a car as he biked home from Egan Junior High School. After being rushed to the emergency room, our family received news that he was going to be fine thanks to one special thing — a helmet. However, as my brother left campus that day, he wasn’t wearing his helmet, and he usually didn’t. Luckily, the Egan principal saw my brother and wouldn’t let him leave without buckling up his helmet. Afte... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Amanda Mell.

  • Local Students Plan Hackathon-style Event

    Local Students Plan Hackathon-style Event

    Emily Terada, Senior Writer

    May 15, 2016

    The words ‘coding’ and ‘hackathon’ are nothing new to Silicon Valley, but not every student is given the opportunity to learn about coding in the classroom. This is where StudentRND and CodeDay step in. On Saturday and Sunday May 21-22, the Silicon Valley sector of StudentRND will be hosting CodeDay at the Galvanize San Francisco space in the SOMA district. CodeDay is a hackathon-style event for students of all skill levels that has taken... READ MORE »»

    Students work during a previous Codeday event in February. Photo by Janet Fang, courtesy of Selynna Sun

Vol. 6: The Last One

War Stories | By Eli Colbert Her pearl earrings are the only holy thing in the driveway. Add decadence to the new wounds he said, before bolting Onto the interstate. The ...  Read More »

Eduardo D. Cuellar: a Hidden Rockstar

With his calm demeanor and quiet personality, senior Eduardo D. Cuellar is one of...  Read More »

Bob Fonda Leaves Behind Cherished Legacy

Robert “Bob” Fonda wasn’t a coach, an administrator or even a full-time teacher at ...  Read More »

Catch ‘Em All: Inside the World of Nationally Competitive Pokemon

There are basketball pros, and there are fantasy football pros. But then there a...  Read More »

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College Board Prioritizes Profits over Students

Each spring, when AP season comes around, I ask myself why I’m paying a ninety-something dollar fee that seems to rise every year, just to take a test.    Seconds la...  Read More »

  • Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws: A Step in the Wrong Direction
  • Is It Worth It To Duck and Cover?
  • On Disbelief, Ignorance and Rape Culture

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Soaring Eagle: Lizzy Beutter

Deemed a “star pitcher” by MaxPreps, senior Lizzy Beutter is one of the best softball players in the Central Coast, Los Altos’ team captain and starting pitcher. “I actually initially didn’t like softball,” Lizzy said. ...  Read More »

2016 Rio Summer Olympics: The Show Must Go On

This August, the 31st summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil,...  Read More »

What Does it Take to Win CCS?

When it comes to advancing in CCS, there are many factors that come into pla...  Read More »

School Should Do More to Facilitate the Recruitment Process

Excited and a little bit nervous that a college coach just sent him an email, a...  Read More »

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In Full Color: Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity

Take a second and think of an actor. He or she doesn’t have to be in your favorite film, be good looking...  Read More »

  • Changing our minds: Pop culture we liked better the second time
  • Behind the Scenes of Broken Box
  • Year(book) in Review

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In-Depth

  • Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

    Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

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    I walk into the bathroom, using my elbow to flip the switch. The room fills with light, and I glance at my reflection before reaching down and turning...

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    it is the color that seeps out of chopped flesh and sinew it is the flexing of your muscles before you count one, three, and two because the ...

  • Tennis Courts

    1. What did you make before you were gone? What would I remember? The latchkey fireflies on the ceiling of the schoolbus. The impressions on a cour...

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    She is the crimson streak at dawn, up above everyone else, fiery and fierce; energy explodes through her fingertips. He is her complement, a soft mauv...

  • The David

    “I used to be scared of reimagining the colors, you know. Always scared that I’d forget and start making them all up again.” “Imagine this,...

  • Canvas

    To my Canvas,   You gave yourself to me And from your veins I took red You poured lemon grass in my violent storms And blood orang...

  • Blinking

    This world is encompassed by Eyes reaching wide enough to hide Behind the eyelids that squint as Fleeting smiles fade from view   ...

  • Band-Aids

    As a little kid, red was a picture perfect summer. Sounds of the ice cream truck sent every kid in the neighborhood running A couple of dollars ...

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    Red evokes emotions I’ve felt while standing in line in public bathrooms, simultaneously trying to plug my nose and my bladder– fear (that my nose...

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California
The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California