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Harp Lend a Helping Hand

Harp Lend a Helping Hand

Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor
August 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue 0

When imagining a harp, often times, we picture a Greek goddess, or maybe an angel, easily plucking the instrument while eating grapes and wearing fine robes. However, in the case of junior Brooke Bettinger, her journey toward playing this instrument has been less than graceful. From childhood, Brooke ...

Wonder Woman Fails Feminists

Wonder Woman Fails Feminists

Mayu Alten, Staff Writer
August 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue 0

Since her comic series debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has been the most well known female superhero in America and a necessary voice for women today. With highly anticipated movie release of “Wonder Woman” on June 2, Marvel broke box office records by reeling in a whopping $103.1 million on openin...

Football Tackles De Anza League

Football Tackles De Anza League

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Issue 0, Sports

Last year, the Eagles’ playoff hopes fell short due to a loss in the first round of CCS against the Homestead Mustangs, despite their overall record of 8-3. Even so, their performance last season was enough to promote them from the El Camino League to the tougher De Anza League, setting the stage for...

Girls Tennis Serves Up New Season

Girls Tennis Serves Up New Season

Kristen Fan, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Issue 0, Sports

After a successful season last year, finishing with an overall record of 17-4, coming second in leagues, and making it to CCS for the first time in four years, the varsity team is ready to continue their success this season. Despite adjusting to the loss of senior captains Sydney Sukhdeo, ‘17 and Tessa...

Zero waste with Zanny Zellers

Zero waste with Zanny Zellers

Javin Pombra and Jocelyn Maeyama
August 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Issue 0

Standing waist deep in a dumpster long after sunset may seem like a night gone wrong, but for senior Zanny Zellers, it’s exactly where she wants to be. After hearing the news two weeks ago that the recreation center where she works would be demolished, Zanny spent her days at work watching her c...

Mountain View’s Home for the Homeless

Mountain View’s Home for the Homeless

Danny Vesurai and Noelle Hanson
August 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Issue 0

Come this November, 50 people, mostly families and single women, will find a respite from the winter at a cold weather homeless shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mountain View. The church, which lies on the corner of Hope and Mercy Street, has long served the community. Hope’s Corner ...

High school to higher education

High school to higher education

Emily Aronovitz, Photographer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Issue 0

Meet Los Altos’ New Staff Members

Meet Los Altos’ New Staff Members

Avi Varghese, Emma van Geuns, Yolanda Spura, and Zooey Nguyen
August 14, 2017
Filed under Issue 0, News

This year, Los Altos High School welcomed 21 new staff members. Read on to learn more about some of them and their summer experiences.  

Fixing MVLA’s Summer School System: Administrators Should Focus on Progress, Not Passing

Fixing MVLA’s Summer School System: Administrators Should Focus on Progress, Not Passing

August 14, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Issue 0

With close to a 100 percent pass rate, most MVLA district summer school students don't fail. Instead, struggling students are encouraged to drop out. If students have a D- or below, they receive what administrators call “in danger of failing notices” that urge them to drop the 10-day summer course....

Keep the Break in Summer Break

Keep the Break in Summer Break

Alex Luna, Sports Editor
August 14, 2017
Filed under Issue 0, Opinions

With summer now coming to a close, it’s time to return to school and work hard for the next nine months. It’s common to start thinking about next summer and what your plans will be. However, as the race for college continues those calendar days might be filled up with SAT prep courses, summer jobs, ...

Students on the Job: Summer Internships at Los Altos

Students on the Job: Summer Internships at Los Altos

August 14, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Issue 0

Los Altos students have done it all: researching malaria in Ghana, designing biotech applications for a world-renowned university and working with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce to help high schoolers. Through summer internships as varied as the students themselves, students have grown not only th...

Is this the swan song for music radio?

Is this the swan song for music radio?

Cameron Avery, Staff Writer
August 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue 0

For years, the radio — that is, old-fashioned, AM/FM radio — has been on a steady decline. Though the number of Americans who tune in to the radio each week (93 percent in 2016, according to Nielsen Ratings) has remained steady over the past decade, that statistic belies a different story: radio...

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