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The Stir Cries of the Labor Force

The Stir Cries of the Labor Force

Gialon Kasha, Guest Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

If there’s one thing that the rap industry lacks, it’s the presence of Asian culture. Although this has begun to change with the emergence of artists such as Higher Brothers and Rich Brian, there is still an essential part of Asian culture that is left out. Thankfully, Migos, a relatively underground...

Can We Joke About Depression?

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

In group chats with my friends, it’s pretty normal to see phrases like “lmao I want to die” or “please end my suffering” show up. Jokes about depression fill my social media feeds. In Silicon Valley especially, where so much of our humor revolves around the psychological toll our intensive schedules ta...

More Than Just a Pretty Face

More Than Just a Pretty Face

Madison Woo and Zooey Nguyen

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

Brushes, palettes and sponges line the table. The artist lifts their materials to the canvas, deftly tracing fine lines, shading in edges and blending together brilliant pigments. But they are not a painter, nor an artist in the traditional sense — their face is their canvas and their makeup product...

Opinion: Senior Project Would Benefit from In-Class Focus

Opinion: Senior Project Would Benefit from In-Class Focus

Javin Pombra, In Depth Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

As a senior, I’ve also partially become a senior citizen — zoning ordinances are something I spend hours ruminating and researching about. They strike anger in my heart with their racist and abusive history. These ordinances are pushing me toward writing policy proposals to state and local governments,...

Gen Z, If You Want Change, Vote

Gen Z, If You Want Change, Vote

Noelle Hanson, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

In a time where the words “politics,” “government” and “Congress” induce images of corrupt leaders who spend more time on private jets than with the citizens they represent, millennial voting rates are alarmingly low. Now, as juniors and seniors approach voting booths have the opportunity to ...

Column: From the Playground to the Background

Column: From the Playground to the Background

Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

In elementary school, I remember inhaling my lunch before scrambling over to the playground with my peers, diving through plastic tubes and kicking our scabbed legs into the air on the swings. I remember plucking tanbark out of my skinny knees in the school office, and picking at the ripe blisters th...

Arming Teachers is a Dangerous Proposal

Arming Teachers is a Dangerous Proposal

Ishaan Parmar, Guest Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

The day I heard that arming teachers was being seriously considered to deter mass shootings, I thought about my teachers holding guns. It was a ridiculous and scary image. My teachers already have the stress of managing a classroom, grading homework and papers, and proctoring tests. In the midst of ...

My “Useless” Hobby and I

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

It’s become a bit of an obsession for me to freehand a perfectly symmetric circle, write my letters in looped faux calligraphy and find new ways to utilize my prized Mildliner highlighters (which cost me more than I care to admit) — all for the sake of making my agenda appear more pleasing to the eye...

Attila Delingat Commits to Princeton for Volleyball

Attila Delingat Commits to Princeton for Volleyball

Nathan Godderis

March 24, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, Sports

Senior Attila Delingat is every volleyball coach’s dream. He’s experienced, athletic, determined, has leadership, and he’s 6 feet 8 inches tall. Playing as a middle blocker for his club team, Bay to Bay, and the varsity boys volleyball team throughout high school, Attila verbally committed to Pr...

Weight Lifting Club Flexes on the Haters

Weight Lifting Club Flexes on the Haters

Emma Kwan and Evelin Diego

March 24, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, Sports

When sophomore Shilpa Rao first attended a LiftLAHS meeting, she squatted 145 pounds — a feat she thought only male, bodybuilding-obsessed athletes could accomplish. Three meetings later, she was able to squat her personal best of 160 pounds with the help of the experienced lifters at the club. “I w...

Advanced Computer Science Course to be Offered Next Year

Advanced Computer Science Course to be Offered Next Year

Kristen Fan, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Issue-6, News

Los Altos next year will team up with Foothill College to offer a new college-level computer science course for students who have completed AP Computer Science and want to develop apps for Android. The course, Advanced Java Programming and Writing Apps for Android in Java, will fulfill the need for a thir...

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