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The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

MVLA announces use of new single sign-on platform
MVLA announces use of new single sign-on platform
By Matthew Kim, Journalism One | May 14, 2022

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District will introduce a new way for students and staff to log into online school services starting Monday, May 23. The new program, called ClassLink, will be located...

The internal female fight: Enforcing assertiveness
The internal female fight: Enforcing assertiveness
By Emilie Enser, Opinions Editor | December 12, 2021

Time and time again I’ve heard that women are at an inherent disadvantage in the workplace and have to deal with higher social expectations than their male counterparts, because, well, society has always...

Co-captain senior Esha Gupta stands amid her teammates at practice. Coming off the pandemic-ravaged campaign last year, Los Altos High School varsity girls soccer would go on to achieve a level of success not seen in over a decade, winning the title of Central Coast Section (CCS) champions and reaching the semifinals of the Norcal state playoffs.
From zero to hero: Varsity girls soccer reflects on their phenomenal season
By Matthew Diederich and Milan Grbovic | April 26, 2022

Last season, the Los Altos varsity girls soccer team didn’t win a single game. Ending at the bottom of the league with 11 losses, zero wins, and only one tie, the team ended the season with a 10-game...

Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) are laughing. The Netflix TV series “Heartstopper provides amazing LGTBQ+ representation as well as an absolutely charming love story.
"Heartstopper": A queer, masterful love story
By Eva Weber | May 6, 2022

Warning: Mild “Heartstopper” spoilers ahead It is a well-known fact that most book-to-series adaptations are never actually as good as...

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Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales sits at his office desk. New to LAHS, Morales has brought his background in counseling to his new role as an administrator, earning the friendship of colleagues and students alike.
Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales is the family you never knew you needed
By Ellie Ji | December 20, 2021

New to Los Altos High School this year, Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales is all about family. The students at the school are his family,...

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We all seem to think that influencers have life on “easy mode”, yet we continue to compare their lives to our own. If we learn to truly stop glorifying content creators, we wouldnt be so quick to judge the dissonance between their public and private lives, bringing us to peace with both their flaws and our own.
Nina's Notes: Idolizing Influencers
By Nina Crofts, Senior Writer | November 9, 2021

I came across a TikTok video by creator @salemilese, which racked up hundreds of thousands of likes. In the video, she laments the differences...

The Talon and New Media Lit are excited to announce our collaboration starting the 2022–2023 school year.
Editorial: Talon and New Media Lit's collaboration
May 4, 2022

Dear Los Altos, It is a student journalist’s job to provide their community with a comprehensive outlet for local news. So far, Los Altos...