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SATIRE: Years of research into reducing student stress culminate with the unveiling of motivational signs
SATIRE: Years of research into reducing student stress culminate with the unveiling of motivational signs
By Nathaniel Joffe | June 8, 2021

As finals season reaches its peak, one team of dedicated members from Los Altos High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) has been hard at work addressing the ever-present issue of student stress. The result of their efforts, a collection of signs plastered throughout the school, has completely revolutionized...

Protestors assemble along San Antonio Road on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death
Protesters march on anniversary of George Floyd’s death
By Olivia Hewang | May 27, 2021

Familiar chants of “I can’t breathe” and “Say his name” rang through the streets of Los Altos on Tuesday afternoon as activists marched from Los Altos High School to the intersection of San Antonio...

The Asian American identity is a constant crisis for many and reconciling the relative privilege of one
Kulture à la Kaavya: Notes of a native Asian American
By Kaavya Butaney | May 9, 2021

What does it mean to be Asian American? I got the technical aspect down cold (an American of Asian descent), but I’ve spent 16 years struggling with the details. Must I be a straight-A student or speak...

With seniors committing to colleges today for National Decision Day, The Talon looked into a college season tradition expanded by a few MVLA seniors this year. In an effort to place a positive light on often painful rejection letters, a handful of students ran college rejection Instagram pages filled with dozens of entries from their peers.
MVLA seniors unite peers one college rejection at a time
By Emily McNally, Senior Writer | May 1, 2021

Spring is in full swing with birds chirping and flowers blooming. It’s also the season most seniors receive a surge of life-changing college decision letters — rejections, acceptances and everything...

Editorial: Our statement on anti-AAPI violence
Editorial: Our statement on anti-AAPI violence
April 7, 2021

Note: This editorial is a collaborative effort among The Talon, Fremont High School's The Phoenix and Homestead High School's The Epitaph. The...

Especially during shelter-in-place, it’s crucial that we take every measure necessary to ensure that students have unfettered access to mental health services. By normalizing the use of mental health services and increasing their accessibility, we can eliminate many of the obstacles that prevent students from getting the help they need.
Editorial: LAHS's mental health response leaves much to be desired
March 10, 2021

In the time of distance learning and shelter-in-place orders, providing accessible mental health services at Los Altos High School is more important...

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