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  • Annual Summit Supports Latino Community

    Annual Summit Supports Latino Community

    Emily Meza-Perez, Staff Writer

    March 17, 2017

    The annual Latino Summit, which occurred last Saturday, March 4, presented a synthesis of information about college and social services available around Los Altos. The event opened for all community members and aimed to provide resources and a platform for Latino families to ask questions and be informed on relevant topics. “The idea is just to bring parents and students on our campus to feel more comfortable knowing that they can ask questions an...

    Former Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf, who supported the Latino community during her 47 years with the district, receives a gift of appreciation from counselor Ariel Rojas during the Latino summit. Photo by Francesca Fallow.

  • Minimum Wage Hikes Meet Mixed Responses

    Minimum Wage Hikes Meet Mixed Responses

    Akhil Jakatdar, Avi Varghese, and Michael Sieffert

    March 17, 2017

    In recent months, “Help Wanted” signs have cropped up in the windows of Mountain View restaurants. Businesses have been hit hard by a shortage of low-wage workers, which, according to Mountain View Mayor Ken Rosenberg, stems from increases in housing prices. To help alleviate this issue, Mountain View’s minimum wage rose this January from $11 to $13 per hour as part of a larger mandate to reach $15 per hour by next January. However, business...

    A sign on the window of boutique store Therapy in Mountain View reads "Now Hiring." Signs like this have popped up around businesses in the area as low-wage workers move out due to rising housing prices. Mountain View has increased minimum wages at an accelerated pace to combat this issue. Photo by Michael Sieffert.

  • RAINN Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Week

    RAINN Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Week

    Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

    March 17, 2017

    From Monday to Friday, March 27 to 31, the Los Altos RAINN Club will hold its first Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign, also known as RAINN Week. RAINN, or the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and the club will organize activities held during lunch in the quad with the purpose of educating students on what sexual assault is and how to prevent it. Since the beginning of the school year, RAIN...

    Sophomore Jerilyn Lee created the above drawing for the RAINN Art Contest. It will be on display on Thursday, March 30, as part of RAINN Week's effort to increase awareness for sexual assault. Photo courtesy Jerilyn Lee.

  • The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

    The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

    Ross Avery, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2017

    The music scene is constantly buzzing with new works from indie artists, some well-known and others just beginning to reach widespread acclaim. The styles of the musicians featured below span a wide range of styles, from garage-rock to R&B and beyond, but one fact remains constant: there is some legitimate artistic talent on display, all of it fresh, exciting and boundary-pushing. Here are some recent selections to check out — and some to lo...

    The album cover to "Fresh Air" by HOMESHAKE. Photo from HOMESHAKE.

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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Eagles Rout Evergreen Valley in First Round of CCS

Eagles Rout Evergreen Valley in First Round of CCS

The storyline of the varsity boys basketball CCS first round matchup between Los Altos and Evergreen Valley was simple: total domination on the part of the Eagles. Coming off of an average season finishing 12-12, the ele...

Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Yesterday, Tuesday, February 14, the varsity boys basketball team won on sen...

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...

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The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

The music scene is constantly buzzing with new works from indie artists, some well-known and others just...

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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