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Q&A: Immigrants from two ends of the globe

Q&A: Immigrants from two ends of the globe

Cameron Avery and Michael Sieffert

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-5

It’s often said that people are products of their environment — that on each individual can be found traces of people they’ve known and places they’ve been. Two students, Junior Cassie Kennedy and Senior Christine Huang, typify a community where no one can be called typical. Though they live...

The Performing Arts Department presents “The Boy Friend”

The Performing Arts Department presents “The Boy Friend”

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-5

Every two years, the performing arts instructors from the choir, theater, dance and music departments at Los Altos combine their programs to craft a musical. Organizing such a project is no easy feat, but the result of this hard work comes in the form of a playful, heartwarming experience for viewers and acto...

Mahita Bobba: Turning Poetry into Action

Mahita Bobba: Turning Poetry into Action

Priya Dixit and Yolanda Spura

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5, Issue-6

“Worth” — something freshman Mahita Bobba has struggled to feel throughout her life, and the name of the slam poem that she performed at the Freshman Poetry Slam in February, in which she won first place. “The basis of my poem was feminism ,” Mahita said. “[A woman] doesn’t need a male...

Artist Spread: Max Drummond

Artist Spread: Max Drummond

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Senior Max Drummond is a master showman — from singing in Main Street, to acting in Broken Box, to participating in musical theater, he thrives on the stage. While he has many talents, his one true passion is acting. “[Acting] is the one thing that for me really clicks,” Max said. “I really...

Artist Feature: Jerilyn Lee

Artist Feature: Jerilyn Lee

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Though sophomore Jerilyn Lee seeks to inspire others with her art, the work she produces tends to be dark. “I just want to create art that makes me happy and makes other people happy, even though most of my art is very dark,” Jerilyn said. “I don’t know why most of my art is dark. I’m just...

Artist Feature: Talia Gloster

Artist Feature: Talia Gloster

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Born, in New York, so close to Broadway, it’s no surprise that senior Talia Gloster found her spark on stage as the fiery young lead in the well-known musical “Annie.” Talia’s love for musical theater came to life and continued to grow when she moved to California and joined the Peninsula Youth...

Artist Feature: Anna Gerchanovsky

Artist Feature: Anna Gerchanovsky

Ross Avery, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

When sophomore Anna Gerchanovsky was creating her piece to submit for an art competition sponsored by The Museums of Los Gatos, she embraced the chosen topic of “Choice” in a unique way: She drew a picture of the judges, then wrote the words “Put this in your art show” on top in large red letters. “The...

Humans of Los Altos: Henry Wright

Humans of Los Altos: Henry Wright

Avery Luke, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Sophomore Henry Wright has always surrounded himself with people. Even as a kid, he often performed plays in his bedroom for others. Through his involvement in performing arts programs on and off campus, Henry finds the most value in the connections he forms with others. “I still love to sing but...

Humans of Los Altos: Richa Krishna

Humans of Los Altos: Richa Krishna

Madison Woo, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

In December 2015, sophomore Richa Krishna was diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a rare condition that affects 200,000 people in the US today. The condition causes the heart muscles to abnormally thicken, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood. Through...

When Amy Met Alice

When Amy Met Alice

Ross Avery and Bobak Afshari

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5

Actors often speak of the “role of a lifetime,” a character that aligns so perfectly with their beliefs and experiences that it can’t be passed up. For senior Amy Meyerson, that role was Alice, a troubled teenager who struggles with drug addiction and mental illness in “Go Ask Alice,” the upcoming...

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