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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

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’ courts. The District has assigned the Spartans to Rengstorff Park in the interim, but there isn’t...

The Book of Unknown Americans replaces To Kill a Mockingbird in  the freshman Survey of Composition and Literature courses.
‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ replaces ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from English curriculum
By Allan Feldman | September 18, 2021

“The Book of Unknown Americans” (“TBUA”), written by Cristina Henríquez, replaced “To Kill a Mockingbird” (“TKAM”) as the freshman Survey of Composition and Literature course reading and...

Los Altos High School was named a Green Ribbon School due to taking extensive action regarding environmental health, such as the implementation of solar panels for energy conservation. Despite the high earning award, Green Team believes there are many improvements students and the LAHS community can still make.
What’s next for Los Altos High School as a Green Ribbon School?
By Diya Gupta, Guest Writer | August 22, 2021

Dear Los Altos, As Green Team Co-President, it is truly a great honor to be able to refer to Los Altos High School as a Green Ribbon School. For those of you who missed it, this past April, LAHS earned...

When Yao Yao Xiao arrived in California at age six, the challenges of overcoming a language barrier as a deaf person seemed insurmountable. Now, she’s headed to University of California Santa Barbara as an accomplished photographer, public speaker and advocate for the hearing-impaired community.
LAHS graduate Yao Yao Xiao empowers the deaf community
By Rose Liu | August 22, 2021

When Yao Yao Xiao, Los Altos High School ’21, was young, she would often be astonished by headphone-wearing joggers during the summer; she thought those strange, white wires were meant to protect people...

After a three-year hiatus, pop singer Lorde returns to the limelight with “Solar Power,” an album that unexpectedly transitions from the teenage angst and heartbreak explored in those before it.
Lorde’s “Solar Power”-ed return to the mainstage
By Nina Crofts | September 6, 2021

There’s a rather dramatic contrast between the life problems of a 16-, 20- and 24-year-old. And, if Lorde’s new album “Solar Power” is...

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Football head coach talks goals following loss against MVHS
By Allan Feldman and Rohan Vaswani | September 18, 2021

Following Los Altos High School football team’s 42-7 defeat against rival Mountain View High School last Friday night, The Talon decided to...

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Los Altos High School held on-campus COVID-19 testing yesterday at lunch.
Editorial: LAHS’s COVID-19 testing has to improve
By The Editorial Board | August 31, 2021

Chaos unfolded yesterday at Los Altos High School’s on-site COVID-19 testing, leaving many students confused, frustrated and discouraged. Worse,...