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Poetry, Music, Writing: Artists of LAHS

Poetry, Music, Writing: Artists of LAHS

Booker Martin and Emily Terada
December 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-4

Introduction During the day, the library serves as a vivacious study spot. But on a chilly night in early November, it turned into a stage where students could share their work while sipping on in-house coffee. For the first time, the school hosted Open Mic Night — an opportunity for students to ...

Senior Pursues Passion for Medicine

Senior Pursues Passion for Medicine

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-3

After completing a couple of medical emergency classes at Foothill College, volunteer experience in the field and CPR and Basic Life Support certifications, senior Marshall Scott is on his way to becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and working toward his passion: helping others. Marsh...

Health Van Brings Needed Services

Health Van Brings Needed Services

Avi Varghese and Anisha Desai
November 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-3

The Teen Health Van that visits Los Altos one Thursday each month can often be a daunting proposition for a new patient. The enormous, deep-blue van sits in the student parking lot from 10 to 4 o’clock and provides free healthcare to a variety of patients between the ages of 10 and 25 around the Bay...

Stories From Silicon Valley Startups

Stories From Silicon Valley Startups

Chris Dadok, Senior Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-3

Silicon Valley is known around the world for its startups and its ability to create new and inspirational ideas. Many startups do not make it off the ground, and those that succeed are often snapped up by larger companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook. Many of the people employed by these...

Community Welcomes New School Resource Officer

Community Welcomes New School Resource Officer

Michael Sieffert, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-3

For many students, it is not too uncommon to see a police officer walking throughout the campus, nor is it too uncommon to wonder why we even have law enforcement personnel at our school. But rest easy — the officers at our school aren’t here because of some unknown security threat. Rather, they...

Haiti Solidarity Club Expands to Middle College

Haiti Solidarity Club Expands to Middle College

Francesca Fallow, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-3

Haiti Solidarity has long been a part of the school’s culture and is now an important part of another community: Foothill Middle College. Two former LAHS Haiti club members, Middle College seniors Marie DeShetler and Lia Whitney, are taking their inspiration from Los Altos to their new club at Middl...

Tips From The Talon: Ergonomics in Tech

Tips From The Talon: Ergonomics in Tech

Miranda Li and Rachel Lu
November 17, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-3

As high schoolers, we often find ourselves on our sides in bed, watching Netflix with our computers sideways. We are often guilty of slouching in our chairs, slinking downward and folding our spinal cords into ergonomically lousy origami because hey, it’s just easier. Submerged in the bright light...

Middle College Offers Alternative Opportunities

Middle College Offers Alternative Opportunities

Hanna Khosravi, Opinions Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-2

For nearly two decades, the Middle College program at Foothill Community College in Los Altos Hills has created an environment for students who may not fit the mold of the traditional high school student. Middle College aims to provide students with a new dimension: a taste of the college life that ...

Exploring Hacker Culture At LAHS

Exploring Hacker Culture At LAHS

David Lisbonne and Alex Wong
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-2

With photo scandals and data leakages almost commonplace in an increasingly online society, media has been largely responsible for the popular connotation of the word hack — as an illegal or unauthorized invasion of digital privacy. Talk to any programmer at Los Altos, however, and the story is different....

Sophomore Studies Film With Franco

Sophomore Studies Film With Franco

Eric Thiem, Business Manager
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-2

This September, James Franco returned to his old stomping ground, Palo Alto High School, to teach a film class to 40 lucky students, one of which is Los Altos High School sophomore Teagan Cimring. Although she prefers photography over filmography, Teagan hopes that over the course of the nine months she...

Burning Man Artist’s Creativity Catches Fire

Burning Man Artist’s Creativity Catches Fire

Miranda Li, Staff Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-2

STEM week keynote speaker Andrew Johnstone possesses something unique, something precious. Bushy mustache and Scottish accent aside, Johnstone exudes one particular characteristic above all others: passion for the eccentric. Since 2005, Johnstone has been the designer of “The Man,” an art piece d...

Athletic Trainer Welcomes New Assistant

Athletic Trainer Welcomes New Assistant

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-2

The small, secluded office on the track near the 900 wing is not just any ordinary building. This is the athletic trainer’s office. For all the cramps, bruises, cuts and scrapes school athletes get from shooting hoops to passing the old pigskin around, the athletic trainer’s building is their remedy. But i...

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