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Los Altos Falls to Westmont in CCS Final

Los Altos Falls to Westmont in CCS Final

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
May 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Los Altos and Westmont stood on opposite ends of the spectrum going into Saturday’s baseball Division I CSS championship. The 1st-seeded Westmont Warriors arrived at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium with three shutouts under their belt; the 7th-seeded Eagles, meanwhile, were recovering from three incr...

Podcast: The Tuareg Rock Revolution

Podcast: The Tuareg Rock Revolution

May 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Web Exclusive

Celebrate the launch of The Talon's SoundCloud page with Michael Sieffert's look at the evolution of the Tuareg nomads' unique brand of rock music. Transcript: At night in the small Malian town of Tessalit, the desert is anything but silent. Women wearing long robes and men in indigo dyed tagelmust headcoverings dance and clap to music. The music has a long and complex history, that stems from ...

Baseball Defeats Wilcox, Advances to CCS Finals

Baseball Defeats Wilcox, Advances to CCS Finals

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

After soaring through the first two rounds of CCS, the 7th-seeded Eagles found themselves in a close matchup against the 11th-seeded Wilcox Chargers on Thursday, May 25. In what became a nail-biting display of highly competitive baseball, Los Altos narrowly snatched away the victory from Wilcox during an...

Preview: Senior Films

Haley Ecker and Brian Huebner
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Web Exclusive

Seniors in Ms. Herrera's Film Analysis class will present their final products on Thursday, May 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Eagle Theater. The Talon interviewed the directors of three films to learn more. Evan Marshall and Nathan Mesel “Hush” Seniors Evan Marshall and Nathan Mesel’s film, “Hush,” is a p...

Swimming and Diving Places High at States

Swimming and Diving Places High at States

Maddie Chu, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

On Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, six members of the varsity boys and girls swimming and diving teams attended the California Interscholastic Federation States meet. Of the six members, juniors Gabrielle Anderson, Trevor Labuda and Evan Labuda made especially notable finishes. Junior Gabrielle ...

Shouting Really Loud: Media Under Trump

Shouting Really Loud: Media Under Trump

Spencer Dembner, Web Managing Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusive

Donald Trump may hate the media, but he’s also its biggest consumer. Per The Atlantic, he watches over five hours of television a day, and tweets about it in real time. In February, networks hiked their ad rates in the DC area, hoping to cash in on their powerful audience of one. Fittingly, cable TV ...

ASI To Host Second Annual Poster Symposium

ASI To Host Second Annual Poster Symposium

Maddie Chu and Sana Khader
May 24, 2017
Filed under News, Web Exclusive

The Advanced Science Investigations (ASI) course will host its second annual poster symposium tomorrow, May 24. The event, which will take place in the cafeteria from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, will allow ASI students to showcase the products of their year-long research projects. The Talon talked to two ASI...

Baseball Knocks Out Soledad In First Round Of CCS

Baseball Knocks Out Soledad In First Round Of CCS

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Going into the first round of CCS on Wednesday, May 17, the varsity baseball team faced their toughest competition yet. Soledad High School, just one seed behind the 8th-seeded Los Altos team after the regular season, visited Los Altos in a knockout game that would mean advancing to the next round for...

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Justin Yu, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Advancing to the world stage from their first ever win at the Ventura regional, the Los Altos Robotics Team competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) world championship, which took place Tuesday to Sunday, April 18 to 23. Los Altos joined more than 400 other tea...

LSU To Host Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

LSU To Host Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Avi Varghese, Arts & Culture Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Web Exclusive

The Latino Student Union will host its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration tomorrow, May 4. The event, which will include dance performances, a variety of foods, and activities for younger children, will extend from the cafeteria out into the quad and run from 5 to 7 p.m. In the quad, attendees will have the opportu...

Recap: Dodgeball’s Final Day

Recap: Dodgeball’s Final Day

Akhil Jakatdar, Julia Santos, Nathan Godderis, and Danny Vesurai
April 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Last Friday, the school held the championship round of the dodgeball tournament. Now, all the real fans have to look forward to is the next tournament a year from now — and The Talon’s off-season coverage. Scroll down for game reports, scores and words from the players....

New Fitness Center Nears Completion

New Fitness Center Nears Completion

Emma van Geuns, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

After months of setbacks, construction for the new fitness center next to the basketball courts in the back of the school will finish on Monday, May 1. The room hosts new equipment and more space for teams and P.E. classes to use weight and cardio machines. Improved machines, as well as a new rowing m...

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