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Associate Superintendent Sarraf to Retire

Associate Superintendent Sarraf to Retire

Justin Yu, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Issue-3, News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

After over 46 years with the MVLA School District, former Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf retired from her position on December 31, 2016. Over her career, Sarraf has served the community as a teacher, a vice-principal, a principal and an Associate Superintendent. Now, she transitions to a...

The Power in Political Music

The Power in Political Music

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

Recently, Bob Dylan, one of the most influential names in music, won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his achievements in literature, songwriting  and storytelling. Dylan’s music was powerful not simply because many enjoyed his unique style, but because he rallied people behind a greater cause, ...

Art that takes us out of our comfort zone

Art that takes us out of our comfort zone

November 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars" by Hanna Khosravi I first heard “Between the Bars” by one of my favorite musicians, Elliott Smith, my sophomore year of high school, and I was quickly startled by my introduction into a rich underworld of music I hadn’t heard much of before. I would say Ell...

When filmmakers let technology become more than a tool

When filmmakers let technology become more than a tool

Maddie Chu and Yolanda Spura
November 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

The earliest movies were grainy, black and white and under a minute long. As film became less of a novelty and evolved into a full-scale industry, movies began to incorporate the usage of more advanced technologies such as rotating cameras, special effects, animation, color and sound. Horror as a ge...

The music scene at Red Rock

The music scene at Red Rock

Miranda Li, Javin Pombra, and Booker Martin
November 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3, Showcase

Within Red Rock’s warm ruby walls, productivity and coffee are accompanied by music and burbling chitchat. Perched humbly on a bustling corner of Castro Street in downtown Mountain View, Red Rock Cafe is a gateway to far more than freshly brewed coffee. The cafe fosters creativity and expression with ...

The Balancing Act of Art and STEM

The Balancing Act of Art and STEM

Emma Van Geuns, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Issue-3

In the tight knit community of the Silicon Valley, billion dollar companies like Google and Apple reign, forging the STEM industry as we see it in our modern world, pushing us toward a revolutionary future. There are few careers outside of the STEM umbrella that schools and families around the Bay Area...

Jordan Rosenberg: from actress to playwright

Jordan Rosenberg: from actress to playwright

Danny Vesurai, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Issue-3, Showcase

Since the age of eight, theater has played a significant role in the life of senior Jordan Rosenberg. After focusing on acting for eight years, Jordan began to explore her interest in playwriting when she got the idea to write a play using her previous experiences as an actor. “I thought a lot about...

NYU Abu Dhabi: Shaping Future World Leaders

NYU Abu Dhabi: Shaping Future World Leaders

Anisha Desai and Emma Kwan
November 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Issue-3

Situated in the United Arab Emirates on Saadiyat Island, NYU Abu Dhabi is in the midst of a burgeoning cosmopolitan city as its curriculum and programs emphasize the idea of a globalized culture. Students who value being around others who share their passion for becoming global leaders should consider...

Community Efforts

Alex Wong, Emily Meza-Perez, and Danny Vesurai
November 22, 2016
Filed under Issue-3

When the recession hit in 2008, the difference between the number of needed meals and meals that could be provided by food assistance programs increased from 94 million to 148 million. Since then, the gap has only widened. Even though the amount of meals provided by food assistance more than doubl...

School Solutions

Priya Dixit and Justin Yu
November 22, 2016
Filed under Issue-3

With ASB’s upcoming Thanksgiving food drive, students are reminded of the issue of hunger at Los Altos. For many students, hunger is a constant reality, affecting almost every aspect of their lives throughout the year. “There are certain students who really don’t have money to be able to buy b...

Intro

Akhil Jakatdar, Opinions Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Issue-3

The upcoming holiday season, for many, is about spending quality time with family members and embracing the generous atmosphere of giving for others. In light of this annual boom of generosity as well as ASB’s food drive which started November 14, the issue of hunger in the Bay Area is more pressing...

Hunger at Home

Tinomuda Tugwete, Sana Khader, and Javin Pombra
November 22, 2016
Filed under Issue-3

Hunger is too often summarized in a deluge of statistics, but it has very tangible, personal impacts on the lives of those it affects. For a number of students at Los Altos, hunger has forced hastened responsibility and maturity as students not only have to handle the stresses of school and being te...

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