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Q&A: Life as a Mexican Immigrant

Q&A: Life as a Mexican Immigrant

March 29, 2017

The only Mexican in AP Language and Composition seventh period, junior Esmeralda Nunez finds it diffic...

The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

The State of Indie: Things to Listen to and Expect

March 7, 2017

The music scene is constantly buzzing with new works from indie artists, some well-known and others just...

Flipping Supreme

Flipping Supreme

December 24, 2016

At just 15 years old, reseller Nathan Virrueta sells some items for 1000 percent of their original price. Capitaliz...

Dancing “The Nutcracker”

December 24, 2016

Noelle Hanson Grade: Sophomore Roles: Spanish and Mirliton School: Western Ballet Years of bal...

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

December 24, 2016

On November 7, 2016, acclaimed singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen, most famous for his song “Halleluj...

How to Photograph the Family Dog

Anisha Desai, Senior Writer

December 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-4

“You have to be patient and stay very calm,” animal photographer Heather Lussier says. “I think with the animals as well as with kids, they [feel] that on a subtle level, so then they are a little more relaxed.” After working as a Certified Professional Photographer for over 25 years and even opening her own business Posh ...

The Enduring Success of Pokemon

The Enduring Success of Pokemon

December 24, 2016

This October marked Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, and it’s impressive that Pokémon is arguably more ...

Bringing Books to the Big Screen

Bringing Books to the Big Screen

December 24, 2016

From treasured classics to trending young adult novels, successful books inevitably receive the Hollywoo...

A Christmas Story

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer

December 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-4

This is the story of a high school sophomore who lived in California among palm trees and Trader Joe’s and 80 degree winters. She was also surrounded by a very concerning drought, which made things difficult when it came to building snowmen ,or even having snow at all. Manufactured snow for ski resorts didn’t count. ...

Impressions of the “Gilmore Girls” sequel

Impressions of the “Gilmore Girls” sequel

December 24, 2016

Warning: Spoilers follow.   On November 25, millions of fans returned to the famous fictiona...

“Joanne” Review: Flawed, but Genuine

“Joanne” Review: Flawed, but Genuine

December 8, 2016

★★★★☆ Lady Gaga, born with the name Stefani Joanne Germanotta, has defined most of her career...

Junior Publishes Book on the Growth Mindset

Yolanda Spura, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Web Exclusive

When Los Altos junior Nadia Ghaffari launched her organization TeenzTalk in April of this year, her focus was to teach and empower teens to have a growth mindset through connecting teens with a global community of peers and enabling them to share their experiences, struggles, and insights through stories and video responses. However,...

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