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‘Make or Be Made:’ The Growth of New Media Lit

‘Make or Be Made:’ The Growth of New Media Lit

April 24, 2018

In all caps, “PARKLAND FLORIDA SHOOTING,” is written in black marker and boxed in the dead center...

Meet ASB’s New Executive Board

Meet ASB’s New Executive Board

April 24, 2018

Staff writer Mia Scher talks to ASB’s new board on their plans for the coming year.

Advanced Science Investigation

Advanced Science Investigation

April 24, 2018

Each year, the ASI students compete in the Synopsys Championship, a local science fair that takes place...

Choreographers: Bopping to the Top

Choreographers: Bopping to the Top

March 21, 2018

FRESHMEN Getting to a finished dance took a great deal of time and effort. Freshmen Jessica Dooley a...

Creating a Digital English Classroom with Prolific

Creating a Digital English Classroom with Prolific

March 21, 2018

Programs like Google Classroom and Actively Learn have become widespread in education, often developed...

This Year’s Fresh(man) Poets

This Year’s Fresh(man) Poets

March 21, 2018

At Los Altos’ sixth annual Freshman Poetry Slam, three bright new poets emerged out of the fray. Here,...

Anderson Wang: Staying in Tune with Culture

Anderson Wang: Staying in Tune with Culture

March 14, 2018

The erhu, a two-stringed instrument named after the Mandarin word for “two” (“er”), is over a...

Video: Male Body Image

March 6, 2018

Although it's rarely talked about, male body image plays an important role in many students' live...

Video: The Many Roles of the School Library

Video: The Many Roles of the School Library

February 26, 2018

Librarian Gordon Jack discusses the ways the school library has evolved to fit students' needs — from a worksp...

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

February 16, 2018

The summer following his graduation from UCLA in June of 2001, English teacher Michael Smith got a bizarre...

Los Altos’ SoundCloud Rappers

Nathan Godderis, Madison Woo, and Max Weirauch

February 16, 2018

Filed under Features, Issue-5

First Notes Musicians have to get their start somewhere, and for all three rappers, childhood experience was a foundation to their current work. Born into a musically talented family, Ben Shell grew up listening to his father’s favorite classic rock, his sisters singing, his mother playing piano and hearing about his father...

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