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WWIII memes aren’t so funny

WWIII memes aren’t so funny

Tomoki Chien, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

When I first read about the American drone strike killing Qassem Soleimani, I was horrified. It was an extreme and seemingly uncalculated action from an already erratic White House. But what’s scarier is that I’m almost just as horrified by the reaction of my peers as I am of the assassination itself.  Fo...

Dear teammates,

Dear teammates,

Tomoki Chien

January 15, 2020

                      Dear teammates, You guys love to call me “Tomo the Homo.” I don’t know what it is, but the nickname has always been a favorite amongst my friends and teammates. My mother apparently recalls realizing the inevita...

Varsity boys soccer ties again against Mountain View

Varsity boys soccer ties again against Mountain View

Elli Lahdesmaki and Barrett Wong

January 15, 2020

During brunch last Friday, many onlookers gathered around the quad in order to enjoy the typical brunch activities hosted by ASB. However, through the speakers came a repeating announcement, one that encouraged all students to come out later that day to watch the varsity boys soccer take on Mountain V...

Going against the herd with Astoria Ho

Going against the herd with Astoria Ho

Rachel Rudyak, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

If you’re from the Bay Area, chances are you’ve visited the wondrous barnscape that is Hidden Villa. After petting the farm animals, you likely begged your parents for one of your own. They probably said no, and your dreams were forever crushed. However, 2018 Los Altos High School alumna Asto...

Mountain View defeats Los Altos in first wrestling dual meet

Mountain View defeats Los Altos in first wrestling dual meet

Lucas Bricca

January 13, 2020

In their first dual meet of the season, the Los Altos wrestling team lost to Mountain View on Thursday night. Wrestling meets have one match for each of the 14 weight classes. However, Los Altos’s small varsity roster—just 7 athletes—meant they had to forfeit half of these matches, and Mountain...

Caris Kim: Princeton is a hole-in-one

Caris Kim: Princeton is a hole-in-one

Marie Godderis

January 9, 2020

On Sunday, August 4, Caris Kim verbally accepted an offer to play Division 1 golf at Princeton University. From a young age, Caris began following her older siblings, beginning her path to playing golf. Seeing her older sister play, improve and eventually get recruited inspired Caris to get th...

Los Altos reintroduces AP Spanish Literature class

Los Altos reintroduces AP Spanish Literature class

Meleseini Loto'aniu

December 21, 2019

Due to increased student interest, the World Language Department has reintroduced the AP Spanish Literature class at Los Altos, taught by former department coordinator Dayana Swank. AP Spanish Literature is the second AP Spanish class offered on campus alongside AP Spanish Language. Both curriculum...

Elana Eisenberg’s field hockey journey to a Cal Bear

Elana Eisenberg’s field hockey journey to a Cal Bear

Allison Bricca

December 19, 2019

Field hockey has been a major part of junior Elana Eisenberg’s life since the fall of sixth grade. She grew up in a sporty household, her mom playing field hockey at Stanford during her college years and her dad a sports broadcaster at the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). Elana jumped between sports, trying to figure out which she...

Haiti Club protests massacres in Haiti

Haiti Club protests massacres in Haiti

Julie Vargas

December 17, 2019

The Students for Haiti Solidarity Club organized a protest on Tuesday, December 10 at San Antonio Road in Mountain View. The club raised awareness to the murdering of student activists in Haiti in light of International Human Rights Day.  Los Altos students carried signs that displayed some of t...

Juuling at Los Altos: a closer look

Juuling at Los Altos: a closer look

Isabella Borkovic, Marie Godderis, and Emily Zhu

February 14, 2019

As Twitter user @JerryPressure eloquently puts it, “[The] three phases of 2018 [were] tide pods, Juul pods and airpods.” While Juul pods may not have been the unhealthiest pod of 2018, it certainly was one of the most popular. Juuls are one of the many varieties of e-cigarettes that have not only...

Camp Diversity

Camp Diversity

Audrey Chang, Anya Sharma, Navya Singhai, and Ashley Cai

February 12, 2019

After 14 years, Los Altos will no longer be sending students to Camp Diversity. In the past, groups of 60 to 70 students attended the semi-annual three-day retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Through the camp, the school intended to foster empathy amongst the student body and deepen appreciation...

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