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SOPUDEP Provides Assistance to Haitians in Need

SOPUDEP Provides Assistance to Haitians in Need

Chris Dadok and Savita Govind
December 17, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-4

The Society of Province United for Economic Development of Petion Ville, better known as SOPUDEP, is an organization founded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. SOPUDEP’s principle focus is to provide education for poor children, and create programs to help economically grow the community. The leader of SOPUDEP...

SET Club Promotes Fun, Relaxed Science

SET Club Promotes Fun, Relaxed Science

Jessica King, Entertainment Editor
December 17, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-4

“It’s a serious club, but it’s insanely fun,” senior Science and Engineering Team public relations officer Aditya Vohra said. The Science and Engineering Team (SET) is planning an upcoming venture that just may top their list of “most dangerous projects.” By mixing kitty litter and sugar,...

New Class Combines Fitness and Leadership

New Class Combines Fitness and Leadership

Tino Tugwete, Staff Writer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-4

The word leadership is often associated with power, control and radiant confidence. It can be difficult for some students to identify with this model, and sometimes they don’t know how they can become a strong leader themselves. To help bridge the gap between a student’s ideas of leadership and reality,...

‘Things That Go Up and Down’: An Environmental Art Exhibit

‘Things That Go Up and Down’: An Environmental Art Exhibit

Akhil Jakatdar and Michael Sieffert
December 15, 2015
Filed under Features, Issue-4, Showcase

In a small room on the eighth floor of a bustling San Francisco business district building, quirky moving models with bright colors perch on podiums in the gallery. Soft music plays in the room bubbling with excitement. The high spirits of the students summarize the essence of the event. Throughout...

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 ...

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