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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

Given the rise of COVID-19 cases in the MVLA District, The Talon compiled frequently asked questions along with responses as a resource for students and staff.
COVID-19 at MVLA: What you need to know
By Anika Sikka | January 12, 2022

Last Tuesday’s return to school marked the highest COVID-19 case count for the Mountain View–Los Altos District, with 170 students and staff members reporting positive tests. The Talon compiled a list...

Duped by the oh-so-brilliant strategy of questionably deriving any calculus problem I didnt know the solution to, Ive realized my neglect of fully addressing my questions — and learning to ask those questions in the first place. It was hard to reveal that under my facade of “okayness,” things were actually not okay.
Derive or die... Or ask for help?
By Anika Sikka, News Editor | November 15, 2021

Last week, I thought I’d finally found my true calling: derivatives. As I was tirelessly dx-ing and dy-ing, I came across a way to solve all hard calculus problems, a foolproof method by which everything...

The Los Altos football team prepares for a snap. The Eagles ultimately lost 56–35 against the Sharks of St. Francis Salesian College Preparatory, capping off their season.
Los Altos football team reflects on season spell
By Allan Feldman, Copy Editor | November 25, 2021

The Los Altos High School football team ended its triumphant season at the Central Coast Section Division V semifinals against St. Francis Salesian College Preparatory last Friday, November 19, in a 56–35...

Tis the season to be caffeinated. A comprehensive review of Peets holiday treats.
A comprehensive review of Peet's holiday treats
By Vaishu Sirkay and Nina Crofts | December 10, 2021

’Tis the season to be caffeinated. As the holidays roll around, they’re ushered in by arguably the best part of the season: seasonal treats....

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Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales sits at his office desk. New to LAHS, Morales has brought his background in counseling to his new role as an administrator, earning the friendship of colleagues and students alike.
Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales is the family you never knew you needed
By Ellie Ji | December 20, 2021

New to Los Altos High School this year, Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales is all about family. The students at the school are his family,...

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We all seem to think that influencers have life on “easy mode”, yet we continue to compare their lives to our own. If we learn to truly stop glorifying content creators, we wouldnt be so quick to judge the dissonance between their public and private lives, bringing us to peace with both their flaws and our own.
Nina's Notes: Idolizing Influencers
By Nina Crofts, Senior Writer | November 9, 2021

I came across a TikTok video by creator @salemilese, which racked up hundreds of thousands of likes. In the video, she laments the differences...

Editorial: Say yes to the new dress code
Editorial: Say yes to the new dress code
By The Editorial Board | December 11, 2021

No collarbones, no midriff, no hip bones: The Los Altos High School dress code is frustratingly outdated. In May, LAHS’s Associated Student...