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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

Monkeypox has now been declared a global health emergency.
First probable monkeypox case detected in Santa Clara County
By Rebekah Park, Staff Writer | June 25, 2022

Santa Clara County’s first probable case of monkeypox was detected two days ago. Although the nature of the exposure is still under investigation, County health officials have determined that the infected...

What are we doing to our young men?
What are we doing to our young men?
By Dia Hemanth, Journalism One | June 8, 2022

With a death count of 21, the school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas was named the third deadliest school shooting in the United States, according to Time Magazine. Similar to previous...

Varsity boys volleyball finished their season with a 3rd place league finish and reached the semifinals of the Central Coast Section playoffs. The team was also able to overcome adversity in a tough victory over Kings Academy.
Los Altos boys volleyball ends season with 3rd place in league
By Audrey Zhu, Staff Writer | May 29, 2022

Varsity boys volleyball ended their season with a 3rd place league finish and reached the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs. The Eagle’s two-month season ended on an 11–3 winning...

Harry Styles new album cover features him standing on the roof of a room in his house. His music was a disappointment with shallow and hollow lyrics with generic music and vocals.
“Harry’s House” is falling down
By Ellie Ji and Audrey Tsai | May 24, 2022

“Passports in footwells, kiss her and don’t tells.” No, that’s not a grammatical mistake. It's one of the many nonsensical lines in...

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To be or not to be: Aldo Billingsleas advice for theater and beyond
To be or not to be: Aldo Billingslea's advice for theater and beyond
By Noor Khan, Journalism One | June 15, 2022

Want to know the secret to good grades? According to Santa Clara University theater professor Aldo Billingslea, it’s all about where you sit. “When...

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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...

Editorial: Say yes to the new dress code
Editorial: Say yes to the new dress code
By The Editorial Board | December 11, 2021

No collarbones, no midriff, no hip bones: The Los Altos High School dress code is frustratingly outdated. In May, LAHS’s Associated Student...