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  • Boys Basketball Coach Resigns

    Boys Basketball Coach Resigns

    Teddy Chmyz, Copy/Content Editor

    April 20, 2016

    Basketball coach and P.E. teacher Bob McFarlane announced his resignation from his role as the boys basketball head coach Monday, April 18. McFarlane’s resignation marks the end of an era for a program that has achieved unprecedented success during his tenure, peaking with the team’s first-ever CCS Championship victory last year. McFarlane was involved with the basketball program in various capacities for 12 years, including the last four as vars... READ MORE »»

    Varsity Boys Basketball coach Bob McFarlane directs the team. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

  • Badminton Closes Out Second Game Against Fremont

    Badminton Closes Out Second Game Against Fremont

    William Jow, Copy/Content Editor

    April 5, 2016

    Nearing the end of its season, the badminton team looks to be in good shape for securing a league victory. Both the varsity and JV teams handily defeated Fremont today, April 5. The varsity team finished with a  score of 21-9 and JV with a score of 13-2. This win brings the team’s record to 7-1, with only four games left to play before league finals. Even with a strong league record sporting just one loss, the team continues to strive for perfec... READ MORE »»

    Junior Henry Ma jumps to hit the birdie. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

  • Boys Volleyball Vanquishes Mountain View

    Boys Volleyball Vanquishes Mountain View

    Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

    March 30, 2016

    On Wednesday March 30, the boys varsity volleyball team defeated rivals Mountain View in a home conference match with a final score of 3-1. Coming off of a 3-2 loss to Saratoga away last Friday, the Eagles were looking to come back swinging. After taking an early 5-2 lead, the Eagles began to fade early on and had many bursts of excellence to keep themselves level for the majority of the first set. However, later on, Los Altos showed its true colors,... READ MORE »»

    The boys volleyball team celebrates after the game. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

  • Boys Lacrosse Dominates Leland

    Boys Lacrosse Dominates Leland

    Kunal Pandit, Photographer

    March 29, 2016

    Looking to pick up their first league win, the boys lacrosse team more than showed up to play against the Leland Chargers today, as they controlled the game both defensively and offensively; winning 14-1. “We proved to ourselves that we can bounce back from a hard loss and not let [the loss] affect how we play our game,” junior Brendan Radcliffe said. After winning the opening faceoff, Los Altos started out aggressively pushing the ball u... READ MORE »»

    Junior Ryan Young runs with the stick. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

Flashback to the ’50s: Life as a Los Altos Teenager

Flashback to the ’50s: Life as a Los Altos Teenager

Centered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Los Altos combines the elements of small-town living, via its quaint downtown and countryside landscapes, with an innovative and technology-based...  Read More »

Members of Students for Haiti Solidarty and students from SOPUDEP gather with members of Sakala, an afterschool program in one of the poorest parts of Haiti, for a photo after the honorary soccer game they play every year. The club, which was founded in 2010, travels to Haiti every year to give aid to the Haitian people through projects like constructing schools and delivering medical supplies. Photo courtesy Avery Paulick.

Students for Haiti Solidarity Travel to Make Change

Haiti has faced many challenges in the past few years, with the largest being the...  Read More »

Health teacher Vickie Christensen smiles with just a few of the 20 musical instruments she can play: her bassoon, flute and shakuhachi. Christensen took interest in music at a young age, and she is currently a member of the South Bay Philharmonic. Photo by Francesca Fallow.

Vickie Christensen’s Musical History

Music is the passion that feeds health teacher Vickie Christensen’s soul. It is...  Read More »

Junior Douglas Curtis, who recently won the election for 2016-2017 school year ASB president, smiles for a photo. While Douglas devotes much of his time to ASB, he also partakes in a myriad of other activities ranging from dance to medical internships. Photo by Katie Klein.

Douglas Curtis: New ASB President

When speaking with junior Douglas Curtis, one eminent factor is consistently and...  Read More »

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Jim Takes a Break: Interlude

Jim Takes a Break: Interlude

There’s not much to talk about on the college front besides the cacophony of thumb-twiddling that’s taking place as we wait for late-March admissions. There’s also the...  Read More »

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Dodgeball Player of the Day: April 27, 2016

Dodgeball Player of the Day: April 27, 2016

Math teacher Matt Chaffee is the dodgeball Player of the Day for his outstanding contribution to the Average Throws victory over Dodge Gadgets 4-0. Before the game, many viewers can see the beloved “Chaffee Cannon” be...  Read More »

Junior Henry Ma stretches to hit the shuttlecock. The badminton team has turned in a solid season so far. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

Badminton Aims for Division Promotion

The badminton team has started off its season strong after moving down a division....  Read More »

Sophomore Alex Reelfs throws to first. The baseball team is over .500 and looking to make a run in CCS. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

Baseball Swings for CCS

Courage. Pride. Poise. These three words are the focal points of emphasis for...  Read More »

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The Pros And Cons of Being a Fan

My family has never had a lot of respect for sports. My dad has the same intellectual...  Read More »

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