The Talon

Cheer Qualifies for Nationals

The cheer team poses after a competition at Jamz Slam City. The girls’ score was high enough qualify them for Nationals next February. Photo by Skyler Maeso.

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

The cheerleading team has qualified for the Jamz Nationals tournament and will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the tournament on February 9, 2016. The team scored an impressive 83.47 at Jamz’s Slam City on December 5 to secure its place at Nationals, and it hopes to improve upon that success come...

Arca: Mutant

Arca: Mutant

Avi Varghese, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

The software we use to create electronic music is just an instrument, but we tend to forget that. For all the innovation that supposedly goes on in the electronic scene today, the majority of popular artists and listeners have gravitated towards the formation of a genre and a common identity that has...

Cross Country Dominance

Senior Lauren Jacob runs toward the finish line. She brought home her third straight CCS championship in November. Photo courtesy Jeff Adams.

December 15, 2015

Three-time SCVAL runner up, two-time CCS champion and seven-time additional first place finisher were all thoughts that might have been running in senior Lauren Jacob’s mind before her final CCS race at Crystal Springs on November 14, where she’s competed 13 times. But so was four years of training,...

Freshmen on Varsity: Underclass, Above Expectations

Freshman Owen MacKenzie runs for the varsity boys cross country team. While being a freshman on a varsity team can be challenging, it provides a great experience for top young athletes. Photo by Josh Kirshenbaum.

Savita Govind and Booker Martin

December 15, 2015

Though the higher level of competition of varsity athletics results in a majority of upperclassmen in the programs, younger athletes have occasionally found that varsity is their most comfortable level. While they train alongside seniors and juniors, their experiences with the team and overall atmosphere...

Swimming Champion

Senior Albert Gwo celebrates after a race. Over the summer, he captured two state championships, in the 50 and 100 yard sprints.  Photo courtesy Albert Gwo.

December 15, 2015

Known affectionately as “Big Al” to his friends and English teacher Michael Smith, senior Albert Gwo carved his name into school history this May by winning the 50 and 100 yard sprints at the California Interscholastic Federation state swimming and diving championships with times of 19.90 and 44.60...

A Year in Review

William Jow, Kevin Yen, Chris Dadok, and Keith Bohrer

December 15, 2015

Looking back at the top LAHS athletic moments of 2015.

Boots: Aquaria

Boots: Aquaria

Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

December 15, 2015

While music fans may only be just getting to know Jordan Asher (better known by his pseudonym, Boots) by name, they’ve been hearing his music for a while. Just two years into his career as a producer, he’s worked with big names such as FKA twigs and Beyonce, and is beginning to emerge as an artist himse...

Seniors Win CCS Doubles Championship

Seniors Juliette Martin and Carina Burdick (left and right) pose for a photo with head coach Hung Nguyen (center) after winning the CCS doubles title. The win was the pinnacle of the girls’ four-year varsity tennis careers. Photo courtesy of Carina Burdick.

Anisha Desai, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

In their final game playing for the Eagles, seniors Carina Burdick and Juliette Martin crushed their opponents, taking first out of 16 teams in the CCS doubles Championship. The pair went into the tournament with a record of 8-0. The competition took place at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos on Tuesday,...

Volleyball Dynasty

The girls volleyball team celebrates an ace. Despite losing many of their leaders to graduation and injury, the Eagles came together to win their second straight Golden Gate Classic. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

December 15, 2015

The Mongolian Khan family, the Los Altos varsity girls volleyball team and the 1991 Chicago Bulls. What do these three things have in common? They are all dynasties. The varsity girls volleyball team cemented its dynasty as it repeated its victory in the championship of the Golden Gate Classic. After...

Poetry, Music, Writing: Artists of LAHS

Photo by Francesca Fallow.

Booker Martin and Emily Terada

December 11, 2015

Introduction During the day, the library serves as a vivacious study spot. But on a chilly night in early November, it turned into a stage where students could share their work while sipping on in-house coffee. For the first time, the school hosted Open Mic Night — an opportunity for students to ...

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

Akhil Jakatdar, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

  “Mockingjay Part 2” Nov. 16 2015 (PG-13) Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring Jennifer Lawrence ★★★★☆ The Mockingjay has returned to its nest — with just as much appeal and magnificence as its first appearance last year, in the final production of the acclaimed “Hunger Games...

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