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The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

Ross Avery, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase, Web Exclusive

The music scene is constantly buzzing with new works from indie artists, some well-known and others just beginning to reach widespread acclaim. The styles of the musicians featured below span a wide range of styles, from garage-rock to R&B and beyond, but one fact remains constant: there is some...

Eagles Rout Evergreen Valley in First Round of CCS

Eagles Rout Evergreen Valley in First Round of CCS

Akhil Jakatdar, Opinions Editor
February 25
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The storyline of the varsity boys basketball CCS first round matchup between Los Altos and Evergreen Valley was simple: total domination on the part of the Eagles. Coming off of an average season finishing 12-12, the eleventh seed Eagles came away with a decisive victory against the unseeded Cougars 61...

Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Eagles Soar High Over Gunn

Akhil Jakatdar and Kunal Pandit
February 17
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Yesterday, Tuesday, February 14, the varsity boys basketball team won on senior night, beating the Gunn Titans by a score of 54-43. After the seniors were honored, the game began with Los Altos jumping out to a quick 9-4 lead. Coming out of a timeout, the Titans were able to string together a few...

Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

Girls Soccer Scores Dramatic Victory over Gunn

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Tuesday, February 14, the girls varsity soccer team celebrated Valentine’s Day and their senior night with a 3-0 win over El Camino league rival Gunn High School. With their only loss in league play this season coming from their first matchup with Gunn, this win placed the Eagles in first place for t...

District Hires New AVID Program Coordinator

District Hires New AVID Program Coordinator

Yolanda Spura, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

To help handle the increased workload from AVID’s new career development program, the district hired Darya Larizadeh in January. Larizadeh serves as a liaison between the Mountain View and Los Altos AVID programs, and works to facilitate the new career development program. The AVID department impleme...

Language Departments to Host World Language Days

Language Departments to Host World Language Days

Sana Khader, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

This week, the World Languages department will host its first World Language Celebration Days. The three-day event, from Wednesday to Friday, brings speakers and activities to language classrooms and foreign movie showings to the entire school with the intention of broadening students’ knowledge about dif...

Los Altos Plans to Pilot Challenge Day Program

Los Altos Plans to Pilot Challenge Day Program

Javin Pombra, Staff Writer
February 11
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“[Challenge Day] is an immersive one-day experience with a combination of discussions and small-group and large-group activities,” English teacher Margaret Bennett said. “It helps people build relationships with each other, break down barriers, celebrate diversity and celebrate differences. Pe...

Ada Chung Crafts One-of-a-Kind Charms

Ada Chung Crafts One-of-a-Kind Charms

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

A miniature waffle cone topped with strawberry ice cream, a tiny smiling Pikachu, and a shiny pink turtle with an orange shell rest on sophomore Ada Chung’s fingertips on her business's Instagram. Ada sells intricate handmade jewelry and charms through her Etsy store Bunnyful Boutique. She carefull...

School to Implement Card Scanners for Tutorial

Alex Luna, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under News, Web Exclusive

Starting this week, students going to class during tutorial period must scan their student ID card or provide their student number in order to enter a classroom. The policy is in response to concerns that students go off campus during tutorial instead of staying in a classroom. “The expectation was that for tutorial, yo...

Los Altos Hacks Plans Second Hackathon

Los Altos Hacks Plans Second Hackathon

Maddie Chu, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

After eight months of planning, the Los Altos Hacks club will host their second hackathon, a 24-hour event for high school students to create code-based projects. The hackathon will occur on Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5, at Evernote HQ. The club expects around 350 attendees, a 150 person increase...

LAHS Students Create “Unity Wall”

LAHS Students Create “Unity Wall”

Madison Woo, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Students from Albert Lagazo’s Geometry class and Bobby Soto's Life Skills class at Los Altos have come together to create a public art project called the “Unity Wall”, a movement that was started by Candy Chang, a Taiwanese-American artist, in her New Orleans neighborhood. The project was first...

School Hires Part-Time Survey Skills Teacher

School Hires Part-Time Survey Skills Teacher

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

At the start of the second semester, Los Altos welcomed Jesse Soza as a new Survey Skills teacher. The school hired Soza due to an increased demand for the Survey Skills class, a supplement class to the freshman English class. Los Altos created the third Survey Skills class to account for an increased...

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