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LAHS Hosts Annual Latino Awards

LAHS Hosts Annual Latino Awards

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
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On Thursday, March 30, Los Altos honored high-achieving Latino students’ dedication to school and their community through cultural performances, speeches and awards at the annual Latino Academic Achievement Recognition Awards in the Eagle Theater. The theme of the night was “capeless heroes,...

Los Altos Pilots Challenge Day Program for Freshmen

Los Altos Pilots Challenge Day Program for Freshmen

Javin Pombra and Yolanda Spura
April 5, 2017
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“[Challenge Day] started off with us playing silly games, and there was nothing deep or emotional about it," a Challenge Day parent volunteer said at a PTSA meeting on Tuesday, March 7. "[A few hours later],we were all huddled in small groups listening to [students] talk. By the end of that, I use...

Regionals Win Catapults Robotics to New Level

Regionals Win Catapults Robotics to New Level

Danny Vesurai and Justin Yu
April 5, 2017
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For the first time since its inception in 1997, the Los Altos Robotics Team won a regional competition. By winning, they qualified to the international level. From Thursday to Saturday, March 16 to 18, the team took first place at a regional competition in Ventura. The For Inspiration and Recognit...

Los Altos to offer new engineering class next year

Los Altos to offer new engineering class next year

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer
April 1, 2017
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Starting next school year, Los Altos will pilot a new engineering course called Three Dimensional Design and Prototyping. The class, developed by math teacher Adam Anderson and physics teacher Stephen Hine, will teach students to use machinery to work together and design structures, buildings and other...

WiSTEM Raises Funds to Send Girls to Science Camp

WiSTEM Raises Funds to Send Girls to Science Camp

Priya Dixit, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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This school year, the Los Altos Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club began raising funds to send four girls from Palo Alto to Camp Galileo, a local science camp for elementary and junior high schoolers, this summer. The girls will be elementary school aged and live in a subsidized housing network called Palo Alt...

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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

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