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Stanford Student Walks a Fine Line

Stanford Student Walks a Fine Line

Avery Luke, Staff Writer
October 10
Filed under Features, Web Exclusive

Though most college students stay grounded through competitive sports or socializing amidst intense studying, for Stanford student Lucas Güniat, most of his free time is spent approximately 50 cm off of the ground. As a new student from Switzerland, Lucas has been practicing slacklining for the pas...

Anna Garverick: A Leader with Purpose

Anna Garverick: A Leader with Purpose

Alex Luna, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under Features, Web Exclusive

What does it mean to be a student leader? If you really want to know what it takes, look no further than Los Altos’ very own Senior Class President, Anna Garverick. Anna was recently voted student of the month by her peers in ASB in order to highlight her contributions. Along with being Senior Class P...

Chris Yip: Science Savant

Chris Yip: Science Savant

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
October 5
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

In one of his first ever Instagram posts, junior Chris Yip shares a picture of a No. 11 blade scalpel with the caption, “Monday Medical Trivia - What type of scalpel blade is this? What is it used for?” Most students wouldn’t know that the blade is used for stab incisions, and most students wo...

Behind the Scenes of Marching Band

Behind the Scenes of Marching Band

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer
October 4
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

During the fall, it’s not uncommon to hear the sonorous rhythms and fanfare provided by the Los Altos Marching Band and Color Guard early in the morning. This group of 80 students perform at several athletic events, pep rallies, competitions and community parades throughout the first semester. This season...

Stellina Sweets: Counselor Operates Baking Blog

Stellina Sweets: Counselor Operates Baking Blog

Priya Dixit, Staff Writer
September 29
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

A sumptuous array of baked treats, in all of their chocolatey, gooey and powdered-sugar glory, glimmer enticingly from a computer screen. Images are accompanied by blurbs describing the featured treats. This is the elegant homepage of Stellina Sweets, a blog run by Los Altos counselor Dafna Adler. Ev...

Kristin Castillo: Finding a Balance

Kristin Castillo: Finding a Balance

Javin Pombra, Staff Writer
September 20
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

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’...

Soulforce Revolutionizes Summer Break

Soulforce Revolutionizes Summer Break

Haley Ecker, Sana Khader, and Emma Kwan
August 19
Filed under Features, Issue 0

The directors and mentors at Soulforce provide an in-depth experience for fellows to connect with others of different races, socioeconomic classes and gender identities. Through several weeks of workshops, presentations and meetings with other fellows, Soulforce aims to transform the high school students...

Gorman Completes Year as College and Career Center Coordinator

Gorman Completes Year as College and Career Center Coordinator

Sana Khader, Staff Writer
August 19
Filed under Features, Issue 0

During College and Career Center Coordinator Andrea Gorman’s first year, the college and career center was a lunchtime hub packed with students waiting to talk to Gorman about everything from summer jobs to the SAT. Gorman, with her constant cheer and wealth of experience, has proven herself to be...

Vol. 6: The Last One

Eli Colbert, Staff Writer
June 3
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...

Eduardo D. Cuellar: a Hidden Rockstar

Eduardo D. Cuellar: a Hidden Rockstar

Sofia Guo, Editor-in-Chief
June 3
Filed under Features, Issue-8

With his calm demeanor and quiet personality, senior Eduardo D. Cuellar is one of the last people one expects to fit the stereotype of a rock enthusiast. But for the past eight years, Eduardo has self-built all the musical skills and expertise needed to produce one-of-a-kind instrumental covers, such...

Bob Fonda Leaves Behind Cherished Legacy

Bob Fonda Leaves Behind Cherished Legacy

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor
May 23
Filed under Features, Issue-8

Robert “Bob” Fonda wasn’t a coach, an administrator or even a full-time teacher at LAHS. He was a substitute at Los Altos and Mountain View High School as well as at the elementary and middle schools in the Los Altos School District. He touched the lives of thousands of students and coworkers. When...

Catch ‘Em All: Inside the World of Nationally Competitive Pokemon

Catch ‘Em All: Inside the World of Nationally Competitive Pokemon

Claire Bai, Copy/Content Editor
May 19
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

There are basketball pros, and there are fantasy football pros. But then there are also Pokémon pros. Welcome to the world of a favorite 2000s childhood video game, where people in real life play trading cards to “catch ‘em all.” Sisters senior Claire Cheng and freshman Emily Cheng have been ...

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