The Talon

Elana Eisenberg’s field hockey journey to a Cal Bear

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Allison Bricca

December 20, 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...

Juuling at Los Altos: a closer look

Emily Zhu

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...

Mountain View to raze affordable apartments

Mountain View to raze affordable apartments

Janie Dent and Ishaan Parmar

February 12, 2019

On Tuesday, December 11, the Mountain View City Council approved a proposal by Dividend Homes to tear down the Royal Viking Apartments on Rock Street, displacing more than 70 residents. The 20 units of affordable housing will be replaced with 15 lux ury townhouses that will sell for $1.3 million ea...

Column: Three Feet Under

Column: Three Feet Under

Madison Woo, Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2019

I took a bath the night I was rejected from my dream college. It was the first time in awhile that I had been submerged in water, in fact, the last time was the ninth grade swimming unit where I was more embarrassed about my back acne than my slowness in the pool. Yet there I was at two in the morni...

Column: SKIN

Column: SKIN

Yalda Khodadad, Print Managing Editor

February 10, 2019

Cold water, always first. Then CeraVe’s Foaming Facial Cleanser (for normal to oily skin), an unscented moisturiser and every night, an even, generous layer of Tretinoin cream on my whole face, with an emphasis on my cheeks. On special days I’ll curl my eyelashes, and put on some mascara. Maybe ...

The Un(bee)lievable Epidemic

The Un(bee)lievable Epidemic

Aaron Zaks, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

One sunny Wednesday afternoon, just as I had finished snacking on my granny smith apples and peanut butter, an overwhelming sound of buzzing surrounded me. Within less than sixty seconds, I was stung eight times. You could say that after this incident, I wasn’t too crazy about bees. It seemed as if the...

Pockets and the Patriarchy

Pockets and the Patriarchy

Daniela Gloster, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

From Mary Poppins to Hermione Granger, magical purses are a familiar sidekick to powerful women. Men, however, never seem to need a handy place to store their various belongings, perhaps because they’ve been blessed with built-in ones—pockets. Different sized pockets have been around for a long time, but my...

Challenge Day: All or Nothing

Challenge Day: All or Nothing

Stella Huang, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. These were the words Challenge Day brought to Los Altos in my freshman year, and they had a lasting impact on me. Throughout the full day, we were led by Challenge Day leaders to participate in bonding activities such as “If You Really Knew Me” and...

Out and Proud

Graphics by Emily Zhu

Mayu Alten and Nikhita Boddu

February 9, 2019

For some individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, being "out and proud" can be the final step in their journey of courage and self-discovery. In this spread, junior Kat Nasif and seniors Jadyn Kennedy and Greg Roper share their experiences with finding their identities, coming out to the community around...

CHAC’s got your back

CHAC's got your back

Cathy Wang and Marie Godderis

February 9, 2019

Each day, dozens of students pass by three navy blue doors near the attendance office at the very front of the school, oblivious to the role they play. Behind each door is a trained therapist from CHAC (Community Health Awareness Council), an organization that provides counseling to the Mountain View...

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