The Talon

I do…not

By Nina Crofts, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

Beyonce said if you liked it, then you should’ve put a ring on it. But for once in her life, Beyonce is wrong. You shouldn't have to get married to show someone you love them. The whole concept of marriage is pointless and outdated. When I was younger, I wanted a big white wedding. I wanted to find my soulmate, wear a fluffy white d...

Get gains—go grain

Get gains—go grain

By Cameron Cox, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The trail flies under my feet as I surge down Fremont Road in Los Altos Hills. I’m on the third set of the interval workout, yet something has changed since the last time I did this workout. Normally, my legs would be aching, and my body would feel heavy with fatigue. But on this particular January ...

Call me by my name

Call me by my name

By Cathy Wang, Copy/Content Editor

March 1, 2020

To the rest of the world, I’m Cathy. To my family, I’m a Cathy that sounds more like Kessie. “Kessie,” we’ll call her, was born, surprisingly, around the time I was—about four years after my family immigrated from China to Canada. My family, still relatively new to English, couldn’t...

“Parasite”: as good as everyone says

Under the direction of Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite,” a Korean film, follows the unemployed Kim family as they slowly overtake the house staff (tutor, art teacher, driver, housekeeper) of the wealthy Park family.

By Cathy Wang, Copy/Content Editor

February 20, 2020

I’ve written countless film reviews for The Talon over my three years on staff and in nearly every, if not all, I’ve found something I didn’t like. “Parasite” is not one of those films, and this is not one of those reviews. Under the direction of Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite,” a Korean fil...

“Fine Line” is… fine

The album cover of Harry Styles' sophomore album,

By Cathy Wang, Copy/Content Editor

February 20, 2020

On Friday, December 13, Harry Styles, a former member of One Direction, released his second full-length album, “Fine Line.” After being a self-proclaimed and proud “Directioner” for over half my life, I really wanted to love this album. Unfortunately, “Fine Line,” a disjointed mishmas...

New software LearnPlatform rates educational websites

Courtesy LearnPlatform

By Kaavya Butaney

February 18, 2020

The MVLA School District bought a subscription to LearnPlatform, a tool that helps school districts organize and evaluate online educational platforms used by its students.  This platform will be used for teachers and administrators to request the purchase of educational platforms and apps—such as Go...

District suffers ransomware attack

District suffers ransomware attack

By Cedric Chan and Tomoki Chien

February 14, 2020

Los Altos is reeling from the effects of a district-wide ransomware attack. The malware locked teachers out of computers and Google accounts, corrupted files, enabled fraudulent charges to credit cards and shut down the internet phone systems. The MVLA School District claims that no student data was...

Multiple departments collaborate to make props for musical

Multiple departments collaborate to make props for musical

By Cathy Wang

February 7, 2020

This year, the Design and Prototyping class and National Art Honor Society (NAHS) have collaborated to create and paint props for Los Altos’s production of “High School Musical.” Prior to this school year, robotics and physics teacher Stephen Hine, Design and Prototyping teacher Adam Anderson and...

MVLA district to install stadium lights at Los Altos

MVLA district to install stadium lights at Los Altos

By Parisa Larson and Cameron Cox

February 3, 2020

Los Altos’s much-anticipated football field lights will likely be installed in the 2020-2021 school year according to MVLA Associate Superintendent of Business Services Mike Mathiesen.  Currently, Eagle teams need to practice in the midday heat or play games on weekend mornings due to the lack o...

ASU organizes Lunar New Year celebration

ASU organizes Lunar New Year celebration

By Julie Vargas

February 2, 2020

The Asian Student Union (ASU) hosted a celebration for Lunar New Year on Friday, January 31. Lunar New Year took place on Saturday, January 25, but ASU held the event later due to scheduling issues. Students celebrated with traditional foods, games and a rotary service project for children in Vietnam...

Creative Writing class debuts at Los Altos

Creative Writing class debuts at Los Altos

By Meleseini Loto'aniu

January 31, 2020

Earlier this semester, Los Altos began to offer its first-ever Creative Writing class. Co-taught by author and school librarian Gordon Jack and skills teacher Anne Battle, this class meets during first period in the library.   For the first few weeks of the class, students explore different ways to e...

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