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  • The music scene at Red Rock

    The music scene at Red Rock

    Miranda Li, Javin Pombra, and Booker Martin

    November 27, 2016

    Within Red Rock’s warm ruby walls, productivity and coffee are accompanied by music and burbling chitchat. Perched humbly on a bustling corner of Castro Street in downtown Mountain View, Red Rock Cafe is a gateway to far more than freshly brewed coffee. The cafe fosters creativity and expression with its Open Mic Nights every Monday evening, and provides a home for many more special events. Ascend the staircase to the second floor, and you will ... READ MORE »»

    Katie Klein

  • Jordan Rosenberg: from actress to playwright

    Jordan Rosenberg: from actress to playwright

    Danny Vesurai, Staff Writer

    November 27, 2016

    Since the age of eight, theater has played a significant role in the life of senior Jordan Rosenberg. After focusing on acting for eight years, Jordan began to explore her interest in playwriting when she got the idea to write a play using her previous experiences as an actor. “I thought a lot about my personal experiences performing...and I wanted to pull together what has led to some of my best experiences in Stories on Stage (SOS) and put... READ MORE »»

    Michael Sieffert

  • School Board Sets Direction for Future

    School Board Sets Direction for Future

    Maddie Chu, Sana Khader, Javin Pombra, and Danny Vesurai

    November 21, 2016

    Through the 2016-2017 Action Plan, the MVLA School Board decided which issues it would prioritize as most important for the upcoming school year. They chose to focus on expanding the AVID Exploration program and increasing graduation requirement rigor and curriculum alignment.The school board is also currently in the process of constructing a facilities master plan that will detail how facilities will be utilized for the next 10 to 15 years. The ... READ MORE »»

    AVID students take a tour of the Adobe’s headquarters as part of the Four-Year Exploration program set up last year. Among other goals, expansion of the Exploration program is one of the MVLA School Board’s priorities this school year. Photo courtesy Keren Dawson-Bowman.

  • Mountain View Takes Action to Support RV Park

    Mountain View Takes Action to Support RV Park

    Jaclyn Saik, Staff Writer

    November 21, 2016

    Al, a Mountain View resident who wanted to keep his last name anonymous, left his home in Dallas, Texas, six or seven months ago to take care of his mother after his brother died. Unable to renew his security guard license in California to secure a job in the new area, Al couldn’t make enough money to rent an apartment in Mountain View. He currently lives in an RV that he purchased here while he waits to turn 62, when he predicts he will have enough... READ MORE »»

    A RV idles on Crisanto Avenue, which is home to a majority of the 126 RVs around Rengstorff Park. Mountain View City Council recently allocated $196,000 to improving quality of life for RV owners. Photo by Francesca Fallow.

Senior Uses Science for a Cause

Senior Uses Science for a Cause

Undertaking scientific research begins with a vision. For senior David Lisbonne, the inspiration for his Advanced Scientific Investigation class project came out of the desire...  Read More »

The Balancing Act of Art and STEM

The Balancing Act of Art and STEM

In the tight knit community of the Silicon Valley, billion dollar companies like...  Read More »

Jordan Rosenberg: from actress to playwright

Jordan Rosenberg: from actress to playwright

Since the age of eight, theater has played a significant role in the life of senior...  Read More »

NYU Abu Dhabi: Shaping Future World Leaders

NYU Abu Dhabi: Shaping Future World Leaders

Situated in the United Arab Emirates on Saadiyat Island, NYU Abu Dhabi is in the...  Read More »

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Q & A: Marta Sakowicz

Q & A: Marta Sakowicz

The Talon recently talked to social studies teacher Marta Sakowicz on the outcome of the presidential election. Sakowicz, a Hillary Clinton supporter, voiced worry over t...  Read More »

  • Los Altos Should Abandon the AP Program
  • “Gig” Economy Drives New Working Relationships
  • Bring on the Construction Paper

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Boys Basketball Overpowers Soquel

Boys Basketball Overpowers Soquel

On Wednesday, November 30, the Varsity boys basketball team won their second game of the season beating the Knights of Soquel High School with a score of 46-32. After starting the game down by four, the Eagles quickly battled...  Read More »

Winter is [here]

Winter is [here]

The water polo season, along with the rest of the fall sports, is over. Sad,...  Read More »

Boys Basketball Bounces Back with New Coach

Boys Basketball Bounces Back with New Coach

The freshmen and sophomores from the remarkable CCS victory two years ago are n...  Read More »

Despite Injuries, Emily Pye is Still Kicking

Despite Injuries, Emily Pye is Still Kicking

An athlete’s career can be crippled by a single twist of an ankle, taking them ...  Read More »

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Junior Publishes Book on the Growth Mindset

Junior Publishes Book on the Growth Mindset

When Los Altos junior Nadia Ghaffari launched her organization TeenzTalk in April of this year, her focus...  Read More »

  • The Power in Political Music
  • Art that takes us out of our comfort zone
  • When filmmakers let technology become more than a tool

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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