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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

New Tutorial Center Coordinator Esmeralda Paredes sits at her desk as she supervises students.
New Tutorial Center Coordinator Esmeralda Paredes welcomes everyone with open arms
By Nayeon Kim and Audrey Tsai | September 20, 2022

Esmeralda Paredes, the new Los Altos High School tutorial center coordinator, started her tutoring career like the peer tutors she now works with — as a high school student. Paredes’s introduction...

This year, the Mountain View–Los Altos School District increased the price per AP exam by $11. Heres why.
Here's why AP exam prices increased this year
By Matthew Kim, News Editor | September 12, 2022

As AP exam registration opened last Friday, September 6, students were hit with an increase in prices — from $105 last year to $116 this year.  The price increase reflects an increase in the overall...

Nicolas Betancur reflects on his switch from school psychologist to assistant principal and his plans for the school year.
Nicolas Betancur: From school psychologist to assistant principal
By Audrey Tsai, Arts & Culture Editor | August 8, 2022

Incoming Assistant Principal Nicolas Betancur is preparing for his new role at Los Altos High School the way most students prepare for a test: by studying.  Betancur is training to take over the Assistant...

The Los Altos varsity team huddles for a cheer before the game starts. The Eagles scored a 3-0 win.
Los Altos girls volleyball teams score two wins against Terra Nova to start the season
By Ellie Ji, Sports Editor | September 1, 2022

Los Altos High School’s girls volleyball teams hosted the Terra Nova Tigers last week , marking the Eagles’ first game of the season. The junior varsity team won 2–0 while the varsity team dominated...

“Thor: Love and Thunder” gives fans a new and refreshing take on classic superhero archetypes.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is not meant to be serious, and that’s okay
By Katharine Manson, Staff Writer | August 30, 2022

Disclaimer: Major spoilers for the movie Gods, aliens and sentient hammer bromances are at the heart of the latest adventures in the Marvel...

The Biden administration announced yesterday that it will end its free COVID-19 at-home test distribution program.
Government to end free COVID-19 test distribution
By Matthew Kim, News Editor | August 29, 2022
The CDC modified a range of COVID-19 guidelines, from social distancing to contract tracing.
CDC loosens COVID-19 restrictions
By Matthew Kim and Dia Hemanth | August 11, 2022
The Biden administration declared Monkeypox to be a national public health emergency.
United States declares public health emergency over Monkeypox
By Matthew Kim, News Editor | August 4, 2022
Ellies Editions: August 2022 Month in review
Ellie's Editions: August 2022 Month in review
By Ellie Ji, Sports Editor | September 20, 2022
Femininity in film culture: to pink or not to pink
Femininity in film culture: to pink or not to pink
By Ishaani Dhanotra, Staff Writer | September 12, 2022
A photo of the new gender-neutral bathroom in the 600s wing. The gender-neutral bathroom in the 700s wings have been subject to racism and white supremacy which we will not stand for.
Editorial: A letter to the LAHS student body
By The Editorial Board | September 15, 2022

To the Los Altos High School student body, We urge you to speak up. A group of students on campus has taken it upon themselves to vandalize...

Ellies Editions: August 2022 Month in review
Ellie's Editions: August 2022 Month in review
By Ellie Ji, Sports Editor | September 20, 2022

Is August considered summer or fall? If it’s back-to-school night, but you’re at a party, does that mean it’s summer? I would like to...

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