The Talon

When Student Work Space Isn’t a Guarantee

By Evelin Diego, Noah Tesfaye, Staff Writers

April 25, 2018

To some of of us, a $4.50 coffee with our math homework is a guarantee. So is a quiet place to work, with no loud yelling or unavoidable distractions. But for some, that $4.50 or that quiet air is an unaffordable luxury. ...

Yalda Khodadad: Coffee Shop Scrutiny

By Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor

April 25, 2018

I’m writing this from Dana Street Roasting Company, a quaint little coffee shop on the outskirts of downtown Mountain View. While I sit in antique armchairs that look like they were salvaged from your grandma’s attic, or a sl...

The Cramping of Classrooms

By Yolanda Spura, Evelin Diego, Noelle Hanson, Ian Tseng, Copy/Content Editor, Staff Writers

April 25, 2018

The frantic scrambling to get from one class to another is not exclusive to Los Altos students. Due to the sheer number of students at Los Altos and limited space, many teachers must share classrooms. Just as students must find ...

How Safe is Vaping Really?

March 26, 2018

Initially designed as tools to help adults quit smoking, vaping has now become an activity that 13 percent of juniors at Los Altos students partake in, mostly in faith that this is a much safer alternative to smoking regular ...

What Has Caused The New Vaping Culture at Los Altos?

March 26, 2018

I did it because it seemed harmless. My first, real-life encounter with vaping was in the backseat of a car. The friend sitting next to me rolled down the window and pulled out a small, red device from his pocket. He put it up to h...

Noah Tesfaye: Black & Booming

By Noah Tesfaye, Videographer

February 13, 2018

One of my life mentors, Stacy-Marie Ishamel, once tweeted about how you can’t be mediocre if you’re a minority in this country. That hit me hard because if anything, I want to be extraordinary — I want to change the world by ...

Alex Luna: Reader to Leader

By Alex Luna, Sports Editor

February 13, 2018

When I was in fourth grade, I was one of the top readers in my grade. Compared to my classmates, I was reading and comprehending more books. Despite this, the teachers forced me to join a reading support group. Until this day I...

February 13, 2018

If you visit any classroom at Los Altos, you probably can tell if it’s an AP or regular class by the skin color of the students. It’s representative of an achievement gap that spans across racial and income-based lines, and it...

An Easier Egan

An Easier Egan

December 14, 2017

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