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  • Growth Creates New Role for AVID Council

    Growth Creates New Role for AVID Council

    Justin Yu, Staff Writer

    September 27, 2016

    As AVID expands from six to eight sections, the student-run club AVID council now plays a larger role in managing the AVID program. Although it did not have much of a campus presence last year, AVID council president junior Mary Mendoza plans to revitalize the club by meeting on a regular basis and by introducing more activities. “The people who were running AVID council weren’t really sure how to bring together the community and weren’t sure how... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Natalie Munguia.

  • District Introduces Alta Vista Opportunity Program

    District Introduces Alta Vista Opportunity Program

    Avi Varghese, Entertainment Editor

    September 27, 2016

    Despite schools’ best efforts, students who have difficulty fitting into traditional high schools can slip through the cracks. Even as their peers find success through the school support systems, a small population of students struggle to succeed at comprehensive high schools like Los Altos and even programs like Alta Vista. Until this school year, students who dropped out or were expelled from Alta Vista had the option of attending the county-run... READ MORE »»

    Construction teacher Tomas Ibarra demonstrates how to fix drywall at Alta Vista’s construction classroom. Ibarra works with students from the Alta Vista Opportunity Program, a newly developed satellite of Alta Vista, on Monday and Friday afternoons. Photo by Emily Aronovitz.

  • Downtown Sets Course for the Future

    Downtown Sets Course for the Future

    Brian Huebner, Javin Pombra, and Danny Vesurai

    September 27, 2016

    Despite dramatic population growth and development in the Bay Area, Los Altos downtown has remained surprisingly unaffected. Most buildings are one or two stories tall, foot traffic is light and streets are narrow. Many residents savor this small-town feel. But with increasing demand and changing demographics, Los Altos’ City Council has decided to undertake a visioning process. As they commence this months-long procedure that will end in a roadm... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Michael Sieffert.

  • Kristin Castillo: Finding a Balance

    Kristin Castillo: Finding a Balance

    Javin Pombra, Staff Writer

    September 20, 2016

    A new addition to Los Altos, Kristin Castillo serves a different type of administrative role: Student Services Coordinator. Instead of focusing her attention on discipline or operations, Castillo’s main mission is to promote student health and wellness. “I’m just another adult on campus who’s an administrator, but I don’t have a focus on discipline,” Castillo said. “So [I’m] a safe person to go to.” Following a spike in enrol... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Natalie Munguia.

Kristin Castillo: Finding a Balance

A new addition to Los Altos, Kristin Castillo serves a different type of administrative role: Student Services Coordinator. Instead of focusing her attention on discipline or ...  Read More »

Soulforce Revolutionizes Summer Break

The directors and mentors at Soulforce provide an in-depth experience for fellows...  Read More »

Gorman Completes Year as College and Career Center Coordinator

During College and Career Center Coordinator Andrea Gorman’s first year, the college...  Read More »

Vol. 6: The Last One

War Stories | By Eli Colbert Her pearl earrings are the only holy thing in the dri...  Read More »

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When a Hijab Becomes a Warning

It’s not uncommon to see a Muslim woman wearing a burkini, a tunic outfit with loose pants made with swimsuit material. It’s an alternative to the revealing mainstream...  Read More »

  • Overcoming Prejudice: I Am Not a Stereotype
  • Grading the Homework Policy
  • Disneyland: Where Did the Magic Go?

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Football beats Mountain View in Rival Game

A full moon dawned upon Foothill College as Los Altos and Mountain View geared up to battle one another in an exciting game of football yesterday, September 16. The bleachers filled up on both sides, each spectator anticipat...  Read More »

Spirit Week: Blue Crew Teams with ASB to Boost Spirit

For the past few days, the hallways and classrooms of Los Altos have been filled w...  Read More »

Girls Volleyball bests Mountain View in First League Match

“What time is it? Gametime!” This cheer can be heard echoing throughout...  Read More »

Girls Volleyball Gains Decisive Win over Leland in First Home Game

  On Tuesday, August 30, the Los Altos Eagles girls volleyball team do...  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

  • Conclusion

    Machine learning is a field that has inspired Hollywood producers, statisticians and engineers alike. From smart ovens to self-driving cars, the field...

  • Future of Machine Learning

    Machine learning is a versatile field with a bright future. Engineers in the field are constantly innovating and creating new technologies that could ...

  • Now Hiring

    The world of machine learning is quickly developing, and with this expansion comes a growing demand for engineers. Those who answer this call will fac...

  • Machine Learning

    Machine Learning

  • Conclusion

    Feminism is grounded in historical precedents, but it is simultaneously variegated and dynamic, with both personal and political effects. Despite the ...

  • From Sappho to Today

    Despite the fact that the term “feminism” came into play around the 1970s, ancient precedents date back far before the 20th century; feminist idea...

  • Feminism in Debate and Policy

    In speech and debate, competition topics are primarily concerned with the costs and benefits of government actions. Recently, a new form of argument c...

  • Feminism: The Whole Story.

    Feminism: The Whole Story.

  • Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

    Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

  • Untitled

    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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