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Mahita Bobba: Turning Poetry into Action

Mahita Bobba: Turning Poetry into Action

Priya Dixit and Yolanda Spura

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5, Issue-6

“Worth” — something freshman Mahita Bobba has struggled to feel throughout her life, and the name of the slam poem that she performed at the Freshman Poetry Slam in February, in which she won first place. “The basis of my poem was feminism ,” Mahita said. “[A woman] doesn’t need a male...

Artist Spread: Max Drummond

Artist Spread: Max Drummond

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Senior Max Drummond is a master showman — from singing in Main Street, to acting in Broken Box, to participating in musical theater, he thrives on the stage. While he has many talents, his one true passion is acting. “[Acting] is the one thing that for me really clicks,” Max said. “I really...

Artist Feature: Jerilyn Lee

Artist Feature: Jerilyn Lee

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Though sophomore Jerilyn Lee seeks to inspire others with her art, the work she produces tends to be dark. “I just want to create art that makes me happy and makes other people happy, even though most of my art is very dark,” Jerilyn said. “I don’t know why most of my art is dark. I’m just...

Artist Feature: Talia Gloster

Artist Feature: Talia Gloster

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Born, in New York, so close to Broadway, it’s no surprise that senior Talia Gloster found her spark on stage as the fiery young lead in the well-known musical “Annie.” Talia’s love for musical theater came to life and continued to grow when she moved to California and joined the Peninsula Youth...

Artist Feature: Anna Gerchanovsky

Artist Feature: Anna Gerchanovsky

Ross Avery, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

When sophomore Anna Gerchanovsky was creating her piece to submit for an art competition sponsored by The Museums of Los Gatos, she embraced the chosen topic of “Choice” in a unique way: She drew a picture of the judges, then wrote the words “Put this in your art show” on top in large red letters. “The...

Humans of Los Altos: Henry Wright

Humans of Los Altos: Henry Wright

Avery Luke, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Sophomore Henry Wright has always surrounded himself with people. Even as a kid, he often performed plays in his bedroom for others. Through his involvement in performing arts programs on and off campus, Henry finds the most value in the connections he forms with others. “I still love to sing but...

Humans of Los Altos: Richa Krishna

Humans of Los Altos: Richa Krishna

Madison Woo, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

In December 2015, sophomore Richa Krishna was diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a rare condition that affects 200,000 people in the US today. The condition causes the heart muscles to abnormally thicken, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood. Through...

When Amy Met Alice

When Amy Met Alice

Ross Avery and Bobak Afshari

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Actors often speak of the “role of a lifetime,” a character that aligns so perfectly with their beliefs and experiences that it can’t be passed up. For senior Amy Meyerson, that role was Alice, a troubled teenager who struggles with drug addiction and mental illness in “Go Ask Alice,” the upcoming...

Ada Chung Crafts One-of-a-Kind Charms

Ada Chung Crafts One-of-a-Kind Charms

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

February 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

A miniature waffle cone topped with strawberry ice cream, a tiny smiling Pikachu, and a shiny pink turtle with an orange shell rest on sophomore Ada Chung’s fingertips on her business's Instagram. Ada sells intricate handmade jewelry and charms through her Etsy store Bunnyful Boutique. She carefull...

LAHS Students Create “Unity Wall”

LAHS Students Create “Unity Wall”

Madison Woo, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Students from Albert Lagazo’s Geometry class and Bobby Soto's Life Skills class at Los Altos have come together to create a public art project called the “Unity Wall”, a movement that was started by Candy Chang, a Taiwanese-American artist, in her New Orleans neighborhood. The project was first...

Evergreen State College: Breaking from Tradition

Evergreen State College: Breaking from Tradition

Cameron Avery, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-4, Showcase

If you’re a student looking for a relatively normal college experience, you probably shouldn’t go to Evergreen State. The school, founded in 1967 and located in Olympia, Washington, seems to take a sort of perverse glee in flouting convention, tradition and generally a lot of things that regular...

Alex and her Custom Cakes Sweeten Up Los Altos

Alex and her Custom Cakes Sweeten Up Los Altos

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-4

Sophomore Alex Warren will finish creating her own baking business, Alex’s Baked Goods, next semester. This decision was not a spur-of-the moment plan, but rather a gradual progression of events that inspired her to start an official baking business this coming year. “My mom taught me how to cook...

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