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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

Students pose together with mentors after becoming official Teen Docents. The program is open to high schoolers.
Los Altos History Museum opens applications for summer opportunities
By Janavi Ramde, Staff Writer | March 20, 2024

The Los Altos History Museum is taking applications from high school students for its summer Teen Docent Program. Located next to the Los Altos Library, student docents will give tours to visitors of the...

Hopi Hoekstra, currently dean of Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard University, was a class of 1990 LAHS graduate. On the left is Hoekstras senior yearbook picture; on the right she poses at senior prom.
Hopi Hoekstra: Harvard dean reflects on past LAHS education
By Ashley Tumacder, Staff Writer | April 2, 2024

Hopi Hoekstra, a class of 1990 Los Altos High School graduate, was chosen to be Harvard University’s Edgerley family dean of Faculty of Arts and Science in June of 2023. Prior to working as dean, Hoekstra...

Ava (right) poses for a picture with her water polo teammates.
Ava Smith dives into varsity water polo season
By Manya Sikka, Journalism One | April 2, 2024

Freshman Ava Smith’s morning routine has been somewhat unchanged for the past two years: Wake up, eat a bagel for breakfast and get ready for water polo practice. For Ava, consistency is key: It landed...

 Adam, played by Andrew Scott, compares an old photo of his childhood house to its standing version 30 years later. There, he meets the ghosts of his parents, and they end up working past his childhood trauma together.
All of Us Strangers is a tearjerker for those who stay up all night to think
By Kathleen Zhu, Staff Writer | March 18, 2024

It’s just five minutes into the movie — but the unmistakable tension behind one “hello” and a lingering touch already has the audience...

University of Iowa senior Caitlin Clark is a key player in the push to promote womens college and professional basketball.
Hot Shot: Fighting stereotypes in womens basketball
By Tyler Elman, Staff Writer | April 2, 2024
An NFL Instagram post with the team Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce and singer Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl LVIII.
Super Bowl LVIII: It's not about Taylor Swift. It's about football!
By Adam Alfi, Staff Writer | March 8, 2024
Live, laugh, love high school: A letter to the writer, from the writer
Live, laugh, love high school: A letter to the writer, from the writer
By Ellie Ji, Arts & Culture Editor | March 8, 2024
Editorial: Dear LAHS Admin, we need to talk
Editorial: Dear LAHS Admin, we need to talk
By The Editorial Board | January 30, 2024

Dear LAHS Admin, We know you care about our school. We care too, and that’s why we’re calling for open conversation with you. This...

Last week, LAHS distributed COVID tests, and they will continue to be available this week.
LAHS distributes COVID tests for winter break
By Matthew Kim, News Editor | December 18, 2022
Next year, LAHS and MVHS will only offer on-site testing down on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
MVLA to decrease on-site COVID-19 testing
By Matthew Kim, News Editor | December 14, 2022
University of Iowa senior Caitlin Clark is a key player in the push to promote womens college and professional basketball.
Hot Shot: Fighting stereotypes in womens basketball
By Tyler Elman, Staff Writer | April 2, 2024

Caitlin Clark, a senior female basketball player for the University of Iowa, has broken the record for most points all-time in National Collegiate...

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