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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

During the most recent Mountain-View Los Altos District Board meeting, board members made changes to the graduation credit requirements for the Ethnic Studies course.
MVLA Board updates graduation credits for Ethnic Studies
By Rebekah Park and Naomi Ichiriu | February 2, 2023

The Mountain View–Los Altos Board unanimously voted to adjust Ethnic Studies credits at their meeting last Monday, January 23. Beginning next school year, the class will be worth 10 credits, taking 5...

Math teacher Jillian Bellamy in her classroom. Bellamy has been doing cheer since high school and has kept it in her life since, continuing through college and becoming the assistant cheer coach at LAHS. Her warm and bubbly personality makes both her classroom and cheer practice a fun place to be.
Math teacher Jillian Bellamy: cheerleader in and out of the classroom
By Dorie Xie, Journalism One | January 23, 2023

Think back to your favorite elementary school classroom: vivid decorations, graphics, and pictures fill the room. Well, Room 717 looks no different. Large, hand-drawn posters explaining mathematical concepts...

Boys soccer ties Santa Clara in extremely close game
Boys soccer ties Santa Clara in extremely close game
By Milan Grbovic and Dia Hemanth | February 2, 2023

The Los Altos High School varsity boys soccer team tied against Santa Clara High School last Friday, January 27 in a nail-biting 1–1 finish. With a draw, the Eagles prevented Santa Clara from moving...

Shakespeare comedy As You Like it pushes the boundaries of Broken Box and its student production to new heights with its unique premise and complex narrative.
“As You Like It”: A Shakespearean Show
By Aimee Ge and Willow Tock | February 1, 2023

Oftentimes, when people think of Shakespeare, they imagine a squire dramatically reading a convoluted script with English so old it sounds almost...

The college ranking system emphasizes that students must to go to the best schools, but students should keep their interests and passions in mind.
The college system is broken — here’s how to fix it
By Dia Hemanth, Staff Writer | January 12, 2023
Why the US can’t solve the homelessness crisis
Why the US can’t solve the homelessness crisis
By Dia Hemanth, Staff Writer | January 12, 2023
A beautiful toad, ripe with deadly hallucinogens and just waiting to be licked. But that could soon be impossible.
Opinion Satire: Our right to lick Colorado toads is in jeopardy
By Katharine Manson, Staff Writer | December 10, 2022
Five out of the six Board candidates are pictured during the Board candidate forum. The Talon endorses Thida Cornes, Eric Mark and Esmeralda
Ortiz fot the three open Board slots.
Editorial: Cornes, Mark and Ortiz for MVLA Board
By The Editorial Board | October 15, 2022

As the Mountain View–Los Altos school community is recovering from the impacts of remote learning, students face a legion of struggles ranging...

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 17, 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
Rebekahs Records: Guide to becoming a K-pop idol
Rebekah's Records: Guide to becoming a K-pop idol
By Rebekah Park, Staff Writer | November 15, 2022

To be a Korean Pop Idol, there are three simple rules to follow:  Be skinny  Be conventionally attractive Be innocent and pure  If...

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