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The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The Eternals, led by their leader Ajak, arrive on Earth thousands of years ago. While Eternals is fun to watch, it is at times confusing and inconsistent, leaving the future of the franchise at stake.
'Eternals' is stunning but shallow, leaving the MCU in peril
By Nina Crofts | November 27, 2021

Facing some of Marvel’s worst critical responses yet, but also setting a unique precedent for the MCU, “Eternals” hits and misses are striking. The Eternals are a band of immortal alien creatures who have secretly lived among humans for centuries, protecting them from Deviants, murderous creatures...

Students at Los Altos High School have been facing long lunch lines because of the influx of students
receiving lunch from school.
Long lunch lines at LAHS: What's being done
By Rebekah Park and Nayeon Kim | November 5, 2021

Los Altos High School currently offers four lunch lines for over 2,000 students to get food within a 45-minute lunch period. The result? Students rushing to long lunch lines, students cutting and a frustrated...

MVLA should issue a vaccine mandate for all in-person students – except those with a religious or medical exemption – to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Let's end this pandemic and mandate vaccines in school
By Audrey Zhu, Staff Writer | October 13, 2021

Protection against the COVID-19 virus should be Los Altos High School’s main concern. As of now, students wear masks in class and are encouraged to social distance, but that’s not enough. With the...

Senior Emma Symon has loved volleyball ever since she started to play in her freshman year. Now she is committed to play for Dartmouths Division 1 program.
Bump, set, spike, commit
By Noor Khan | November 7, 2021

The bleachers of the gym are filled with pink-clad fans cheering on Los Altos High School in the much-anticipated second game against Mountain View. It’s the second set of the game and LAHS is only up...

Manish Tyagi, owner and head chef of Aurum, in the kitchen. Aurum takes traditional Indian food and brings its own modern twist.
Aurum: Tradition meets a modern twist
By Vaishu Sirkay and Rachel Rudyak | November 6, 2021

When you think of Indian food, chicken tikka masala and garlic naan usually come to mind. But at Aurum, a downtown Los Altos restaurant listed...

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Linden Tree co-owners Flo Grosskurth and Chris Saccheri had a tough task ahead of them when the pandemic hit just months after they purchased the bookstore located in downtown Los Altos to save it from closure. Since then, their innovative strategies and strong connections to the community have helped the store continue to prosper.
Linden Tree thrives through the pandemic with community support
By Audrey Tsai | November 15, 2021

Plastic gold stars and red curtains adorn the open store window of Linden Tree Books. Children and parents are scattered across the colorful...

What we’re listening to

When thinking about the source of COVID-19 misinformation, particularly in our area, your mind likely turns to the inaccurate information shared on social media about the effects of the virus or of the vaccine. But in schools, the issues surrounding COVID-19-related conversation are far more implicit, yet have the potential to be just as dangerous. It’s up to us to stay educated about COVID-19 protocol and to follow it.
Nina's Notes: You can't be immune to misinformation
By Nina Crofts, Senior Writer | September 22, 2021

False rumors about District COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols have spread like wildfire across campus, from “you can still come to...

Editorial: AP caps wont solve student stress
Editorial: AP caps won't solve student stress
By The Editorial Board | November 9, 2021

Amid a growing conversation about student stress, the idea of an AP cap — a limit on the number of AP courses that students may take — has...