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  • Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

    Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

    Akhil Jakatdar and Kunal Pandit

    February 17, 2017

    Yesterday, Tuesday, February 14, the varsity boys basketball team won on senior night, beating the Gunn Titans by a score of 54-43. After the seniors were honored, the game began with Los Altos jumping out to a quick 9-4 lead. Coming out of a timeout, the Titans were able to string together a few baskets and ended the quarter down only three points. But missed layups and poor rebounding on the Titans’ part continued to help the Eagles build th...

    Photo by Kunal Pandit.

  • Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

    Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

    Haley Ecker, Staff Writer

    February 16, 2017

    On Tuesday, February 14, the girls varsity soccer team celebrated Valentine’s Day and their senior night with a 3-0 win over El Camino league rival Gunn High School. With their only loss in league play this season coming from their first matchup with Gunn, this win placed the Eagles in first place for their division and brings them one win closer to securing division championships. “We knew what we were expecting,” head coach Eric Madrigal s...

    Photo by Kunal Pandit.

  • District Hires New AVID Program Coordinator

    District Hires New AVID Program Coordinator

    Yolanda Spura, Staff Writer

    February 14, 2017

    To help handle the increased workload from AVID’s new career development program, the district hired Darya Larizadeh in January. Larizadeh serves as a liaison between the Mountain View and Los Altos AVID programs, and works to facilitate the new career development program. The AVID department implemented the career development program two years ago to give AVID students exposure to different career paths and provide them internships with local comp...

    Photo by Yolanda Spura.

  • Language Departments to Host World Language Days

    Language Departments to Host World Language Days

    Sana Khader, Staff Writer

    February 14, 2017

    This week, the World Languages department will host its first World Language Celebration Days. The three-day event, from Wednesday to Friday, brings speakers and activities to language classrooms and foreign movie showings to the entire school with the intention of broadening students’ knowledge about different cultures. “We’re bringing cooking classes, dance, tai chi, kung fu, wellness and so many other things that are part of cultures b...

    Students work in Spanish teacher Dayana Swank's classroom. Photo by Emily Aronovitz.

Ada Chung Crafts One-of-a-Kind Charms

Ada Chung Crafts One-of-a-Kind Charms

A miniature waffle cone topped with strawberry ice cream, a tiny smiling Pikachu, and a shiny pink turtle with an orange shell rest on sophomore Ada Chung’s fingertips on her...

LAHS Students Create “Unity Wall”

LAHS Students Create “Unity Wall”

Students from Albert Lagazo’s Geometry class and Bobby Soto's Life Skills class...

Evergreen State College: Breaking from Tradition

Evergreen State College: Breaking from Tradition

If you’re a student looking for a relatively normal college experience, you probably...

Alex and her Custom Cakes Sweeten Up Los Altos

Alex and her Custom Cakes Sweeten Up Los Altos

Sophomore Alex Warren will finish creating her own baking business, Alex’s Baked...

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Granting Choice: Time for Schools to go Test-Optional

Granting Choice: Time for Schools to go Test-Optional

Many high school upperclassmen and their parents have, by now, begun to make sense of the college admissions process. One of the most well-known aspects of this process is...

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  • Slacktivism: Expanding Activism or Joining a Trend?
  • ‘Tis the Season for Controversy

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Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Yesterday, Tuesday, February 14, the varsity boys basketball team won on senior night, beating the Gunn Titans by a score of 54-43. After the seniors were honored, the game began with Los Altos jumping out to a quick 9-4...

Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

On Tuesday, February 14, the girls varsity soccer team celebrated Valentine’s D...

Girls Basketball Overcomes Late-game Collapse to beat Monta Vista

Girls Basketball Overcomes Late-game Collapse to beat Monta Vista

After a rough preseason losing many games by single digits, the varsity girls...

Now in the De Anza Division, Boys Soccer Beats Palo Alto

Now in the De Anza Division, Boys Soccer Beats Palo Alto

After being promoted to the higher level De Anza division for the first ti...

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Flipping Supreme

Flipping Supreme

At just 15 years old, reseller Nathan Virrueta sells some items for 1000 percent of their original price. Capitaliz...

  • Dancing “The Nutcracker”
  • A Tribute to Leonard Cohen
  • How to Photograph the Family Dog

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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