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The Woes of Winter Polo

The Woes of Winter Polo

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
December 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-4, Sports

Imagine this: underneath your warm, zipped-up parka, you’re wearing one of your 20 water polo related sweatshirts along with your fuzzy Gryffindor pajama pants. There are socks on your feet, your hood is sufficiently covering your ears and your hands are in the pockets of your parka — one gripping ...

Winter is [here]

Winter is [here]

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-3, Sports

The water polo season, along with the rest of the fall sports, is over. Sad, I know, but for the first time this year, I can finally go home after school instead of running out of math class and racing to the pool deck where I’d be for over two hours. I can walk out of seventh period while talking...

Column: How to Navigate Social Media during this Shaky Time

Jaclyn Saik, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Features, Issue-3, Opinions

These are shaky times. I’m not going to go into election results analysis or personal political views or ideologies right now, but I can tell just by walking through campus the morning of November 9 that an odd fog of mixed emotions and realized opinions has settled upon Los Altos. According t...

Morning Practice

Morning Practice

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-1, Sports

Here’s a quick introduction to me: I’m a junior, the Sports Editor of The Talon and I play water polo. That’s practically all you need to know because that’s all I really do. At 6:15 a.m. when the moon is still up and the sky is still dark, I line up at the edge of the pool, ready to dive in...

Vol. 6: The Last One

Eli Colbert, Staff Writer
June 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Features, Issue-8

War Stories | By Eli Colbert Her pearl earrings are the only holy thing in the driveway. Add decadence to the new wounds he said, before bolting Onto the interstate. The last warning is a vase inside of a trunk, In a flatbed truck, in a storage locker in Fresno. He can talk About man’s pity for...

Jim is Going to College: The Most Obnoxious Problem

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-7

The prophetic column title is coming true! To begin – I got rejected from a big heap o’ colleges. Some of those were deserved, and some were dumb chance. But I also got into a few different places, and the same things can be said about those, too. They say that you’ll know from the moment...

Jim Takes a Break: Interlude

Jim Takes a Break: Interlude

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-6, Opinions

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 happy truth that college is currently a bit “out of sight, out of mind” and I’d rather not dwell on something that’s better...

Valentine’s Day: Relationship Advice from the Leadership Class

Valentine’s Day: Relationship Advice from the Leadership Class

LAHS Leadership Class, Guest Collaborator
February 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Issue-6, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Valentine's Day is almost here, and the 7th period Leadership class is here to help students with some relationship advice! The following advice column is part of an ongoing collaboration with The Talon and AVID, Skills and Leadership classes.  Dear Leadership, My boyfriend wants to have a sexu...

Avi(ew) on Music: “I Don’t Go Outside”

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer
September 29, 2015
Filed under Columns, Issue-1

After Californian rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s notoriously out-of-control adolescence, the most unexpected element of his latest release, “I Don’t Like S---, I Don’t Go Outside,” is how much control he exerts over his music. As a teen, he suffered from unchecked fame, producing lyrics that wer...

Redefine Success

Perla Luna
November 25, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Issue-3

Knowing that high school is only a pit stop in our lives, albeit an important one, should make it easy to not let the pressure of being a good student get to many of us the way it does. After all, in 15 years who’s going to ask you what you got on the limits test for AP Calculus? A bad essay grade...

Change Left Unfinished

October 29, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Issue-2

One of the worst parts of watching the events at Ferguson unfold is knowing how little people care. Sure, everyone here is aware of what’s happening. Everyone knows it’s “important.” But I don’t think we understand the “whys” of the situation or fully recognize that what’s happening in...

This Side of Lunadise: Wait, You’re Mexican?

September 30, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Issue-1

Throughout random points in the year, but more so at the beginning of the school year when I meet new people, I am inevitably confronted with the dreadful, tactless question: “Wait you’re Mexican? I totally thought you were Indian.” I have to then convey that I am not offended—though I am....

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