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Junior Diya Gupta reaches to catch the ball ahead of a Palo Alto High School defender. The Eagles lost to Paly 17–0 but went on to win their next game against Wilcox High School 14–5.
Three seniors, one goal — the start to a comeback season
By Emilie Enser | May 7, 2021

This year, the varsity girls lacrosse team faces an unprecedented season, but not just because of COVID-19. With parents as coaches and only three seniors out of the team’s 19 players, the Eagles have started their season at an unusual disadvantage — but this hasn’t stopped them from enjoying their...

Yesterday, the United States Department of Education named Los Altos High School one of 27 nationwide Green Ribbon Schools for its “promising practices to improve achievement and equity.” The Green Team, a club dedicated to promoting healthy environmental practices, works to implement sustainable practices in LAHS and played a major role in Los Altos’ Green Ribbon School selection.
LAHS named one of 27 nationwide Green Ribbon Schools
By Anika Sikka and Natalie Wei | April 23, 2021

The United States Department of Education named Los Altos High School one of 27 nationwide Green Ribbon Schools for its “promising practices to improve achievement and equity" on Wednesday, April 21....

The digital AP exams this year do not offer the option to go back and change answers.
The shortfall of digital AP exams
By Kiefer Tierling, Guest Writer | April 9, 2021

I saw in my inbox something I had been waiting weeks for: AP Testing Schedule 2021. As I opened the email, I was immediately drawn to the table where I searched for my AP courses – U.S. History “Digital...

Consistent stock market crashes during the pandemic have forced stocks to fall to historic lows, giving small-time investors countless opportunities to get involved in the trade. In quarantine, seniors Peter Budko, Abigail Hagan and Eike Rehwald seized the chance to investigate the ins and outs of the stock market, including the GameStop incident that made headlines this January.
High schoolers navigate the pandemic-era stock market
By Rose Liu, Staff Writer | April 12, 2021

The content in this article is written from a student perspective and should not be taken as endorsed financial advice. As high school students, most of us bear little to no serious consequences for...

Anti-Asian hate crime resources
Anti-Asian hate crime resources
April 7, 2021

Note: This editorial is part of an ongoing collaborative effort between The Talon and other student publications in the Bay Area. We will be...

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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