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Mountain View city council should enact rent control

Mountain View city council should enact rent control

Editorial Board
December 15, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Featured, Issue-4

No teenager should have to worry about the status of their housing situation. While important, issues like rent prices and real estate volatility add external pressure to students who, at this time in their lives, should be focusing on their education. However, dealing with these problems is an unfor...

Math placement policy highlights larger issue of achievement gap

Math placement policy highlights larger issue of achievement gap

The Editorial Board
November 17, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Featured, Issue-3

In response to a complaint from the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) on racial bias in ninth grade math placement, the MVLA school board passed an official general policy in October, satisfying the LCCR enough to cause a withdrawal of its complaint. In passing the policy, the board also met ...

Warriors Bring Another Championship to Bay Area

Warriors Bring Another Championship to Bay Area

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor
June 17, 2015
Filed under Featured, Sports, Web Exclusive

The city of Cleveland, Ohio currently holds the record for longest title drought in American sports. Since the Cleveland Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964 (yes, that’s right, this was before the Super Bowl existed), no team from the city, the Browns (NFL), Cavaliers (NBA) and Indians (MLB), has...

Meet Jeff Harding, Incoming MVLA Superintendent

Meet Jeff Harding, Incoming MVLA Superintendent

Katherine Yen
June 1, 2015
Filed under Featured, Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

On Wednesday, May 27, incoming MVLA Superintendent Jeff Harding visited the school’s campus. Harding has extensive experience as a school administrator. He was the Founding Principal of Windsor High School in 1995, Assistant Superintendent of Windsor Unified School District from 2004-2008 and is currently...

Peter Su: From Suit to Singer

Peter Su: From Suit to Singer

Johnny Scher
May 30, 2015
Filed under Featured, Features, Web Exclusive

Just a few weeks ago, alumnus singer-songwriter Peter Su’03 wrapped up an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign that saw him raise more than twice the amount of his original goal. Spurred by the support of more than 300 people who have pledged their money, Peter is now in the midst of realizing...

Student Travels to the Netherlands for Two-Year Study Abroad Program

Student Travels to the Netherlands for Two-Year Study Abroad Program

Olivia Jerram
May 29, 2015
Filed under Featured, Features, Web Exclusive

Junior Anthony Mauriello has opted to take one extra year to complete his high school diploma. Taking five years to graduate high school is definitely outside of the ordinary, but willingly choosing to do so is widely considered simply absurd. However Anthony has a good reason for doing this: he’s...

Senior Looks Back on a Decade of Dedication to Piano

Senior Looks Back on a Decade of Dedication to Piano

Jessica King
March 12, 2015
Filed under Featured, Features

Welcoming applause thunders through the hall as a solitary figure takes her bow on the vast stage. Fourteen-year-old Anna Martirosyan blinks into the bright spotlights of Carnegie Hall, grinning at the audience. The applause dies down and she takes her seat at the grand piano, conscious of the silence...

Girls Volleyball Triumphs Over Rival Mountain View on Senior Night

October 31, 2014
Filed under Featured, Galleries, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Thursday, October 30, the varsity girls volleyball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 3-1, beating Los Altos’ cross-town rival for the second time this season. The team ended up winning in four sets: it won the first two sets of the match 25-21 and 25-13, lost the third 22-25 , but refocused...

Football Triumphs Over Cupertino 44-37 in Homecoming Game

October 26, 2014
Filed under Featured, Galleries, News, Sports, Web Exclusive

Eagle football triumphed over Cupertino 44-37 in Los Altos' Homecoming game on Saturday, October 25. Cupertino was the leader early on, scoring the game's first touchdown on an 82-yard run. The Pioneers followed up their touchdown with a 40-yard field goal, bringing the score to 10-0. Los Altos would...

Annual Homecoming Parade Held in Downtown Los Altos

October 25, 2014
Filed under Featured, Galleries, News, Web Exclusive

On Friday, October 24,  the annual Homecoming Parade was held in Downtown Los Altos. In the parade were each class' float, each of the 10 Homecoming couples, fall sports teams and clubs at the school. Marching band, along with the dance and cheer teams also put on brief performances during the parade. Missed some of...

Girls Volleyball Ekes Out Win Over Homestead in Nailbiter

October 22, 2014
Filed under Featured, Galleries, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Wednesday, October 22, the varsity girls volleyball team won its home match against Homestead High School. Though it was a tight game throughout, the Eagles ultimately won 3-2 in the closely contested five-set game. “Going into the game we felt pretty confident, [because] we have beaten this team...

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