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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 Mountain View–Los Altos School District recently published the results to a homework survey, detailing participant’s concerns with stress, unhealthy workloads and the lack of standardization between classes.
District releases results to homework survey following changes to District policy
By Natalie Wei | October 19, 2021

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District released the results of a homework survey on Wednesday, October 13, including participation demographics and key thoughts; topics included frequency and type of homework, grading policies, barriers to homework completion and homework breaks.  The most...

The Los Altos Community Center had its grand opening on Saturday, October 2, highlighting community speakers and giving attendees a tour of the space.
Los Altos Community Center opens after years of planning and construction
By Vaishu Sirkay and Nina Crofts | October 8, 2021

The Los Altos community center opened on Saturday, October 2, two years after the initial groundbreaking. To celebrate the opening of the center, the City of Los Altos held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring...

English Teacher Caitlin Hannon and her children quarantining at home. Hannon believes quarantining is necessary and that the community needs to be honest about the virus, so that getting through it can be easier.
I tested positive: My notes from quarantine
By Caitlin Hannon, Guest Writer, English Teacher | September 24, 2021

I can’t remember when my husband and I started testing regularly for COVID-19, but it was a long time ago. His company offers weekly testing that is sent to our house — he swabs, returns and gets results...

Senior Rose Liu serves during a doubles match against Mountain View High School. Due to limited court space at Mountain View High School, MVHS is sharing court space with the Los Altos High School girls tennis team, leaving the Eagles with little practice time.
Los Altos and Mountain View girls tennis teams share the court
By Emilie Enser, Opinions Editor | September 24, 2021

The Los Altos High School girls tennis team is strapped for practice time as Mountain View High School campus construction — which covers the tennis courts — pushes the Spartans onto the Eagles’...

Now that its fall, pumpkin spice lattes have made their return. We ranked the three big coffee companies — Starbucks, Peet’s and Dunkin’ — to help decide which latte is best for you.
Battle of the pumpkin spice lattes
By Elyssa Kennedy | September 24, 2021

With the start of fall comes the return of pumpkin spice lattes. Here is a definitive ranking from the three big coffee companies — Starbucks,...

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Senior Alessia Cis works on her Roman Bear, one of many painted bears that can now be found throughout Downtown Los Altos. The project, organized by the Los Altos Rotary Club, has offered professional opportunities to various local artists.
Bears have made Downtown Los Altos their home — meet the artists who made it happen
By Natalie Wei | September 20, 2021

For the first time in over a century, grizzly bears have once again been sighted in California — this time, prowling the streets of Downtown...

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...

The Talon analyzed the diversity of our staff and sources interviewed this year.
The Talon’s 2021 Diversity Audit
By The Editorial Board | October 10, 2021

As student journalists, our job is to make sure that our coverage represents the diverse student body at Los Altos High School and the Los Altos...