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The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

Our watch is over: a “Game of Thrones” retrospective

Our watch is over: a “Game of Thrones” retrospective

By Mayu Alten and Ishaan Parmar | June 5, 2019

How do you end one of the most-watched television shows ever put to screen? “Game of Thrones” writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff put forth their answer to that question with “The Iron Throne,”...

“Avengers: Engame” is an action packed film grounded in emotional
honesty that marks the end to over ten years of film. However, it fails to deliver a strong story and represent people of color.

“Avengers: Endgame:” just the beginning of the MCU

By Cathy Wang, Senior Writer | June 4, 2019

“Avengers: Endgame” marks the explosive climax of the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As the culmination of a cultural phenomenon, it doesn’t disappoint in its emotional poignance...

Editorial: Turning slacktivism into activism

Editorial: Turning slacktivism into activism

June 3, 2019

Earlier this month, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a law that will ban abortions more than six weeks into pregnancy and punish doctors who help perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison. Alabama...

La Tierra caliente

La Tierra caliente

By Julie Vargas, Staff Writer | May 28, 2019

I was born in America, but initially, I felt no connection to this country. After I was born, my mom returned to Mexico and we lived there for three years. Since then, we have stayed in America. Fourteen...

New gun bill misses the mark

New gun bill misses the mark

By Elli Lahdesmaki, Staff Writer | May 28, 2019

Ever since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead last February, ongoing debates over guns and protection have been circulating. With a 22-17 vote from the state Senate on Sunday,...

Isabella Borkovic hesitates to place her shoes on the dirty and wet bathroom floor.

No more stalling: fix the bathrooms

By Isabella Borkovic, Sports Editor | May 28, 2019

You open the bathroom door to a long line of people. One of the stalls is empty, but no one is using it because the toilet is clogged and filled to the brim. You have to watch your every step to avoid...

Courtesy LAHS FBLA

FBLA to shut down after ten years at Los Altos

By Isabella Borkovic and Marie Godderis | May 28, 2019

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club is shutting down after ten years of activity. The local Bay Section of FBLA chose to enforce a pre-existing policy that requires students in the club...

Graphic by Sua Kim

Diving into the freshman swim unit

Every year, unsuspecting freshmen are caught up in a unit where they must change, swim, shower, change again and head to class all in the span of a single period. The Talon interviewed PE teachers and...

Courtesy Karina Halevy

Math Modeling Club wins first place at national competition

By Parisa Larson, Staff Writer | May 28, 2019

On Friday, April 12, the Math Modeling Club won first place out of 215 teams at the Modeling the Future Challenge in Chicago. Five experienced members, chosen based on strengths in different spheres of...

Junior James Wangsness celebrates his game winning goal against
divisional rival Vancouver Whitecaps. James has committed to the
admissions process at Princeton University and plans to play for their
Division 1 soccer team.

Princeton soccer scouts junior James Wangsness

By Parisa Larson | May 28, 2019

At six in the morning, five-year-old James Wangsness would put on his soccer jersey in anticipation of his 4 p.m. soccer game. Parading around the house got him into game mode, so he’d be ready...

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Swimming and diving teams robbed during senior night

By Stella Huang | May 28, 2019

On Thursday, April 11, money was stolen from the Los Altos varsity and JV swimming and diving teams during their girls senior night swim meet against Gunn High School. The amount of money stolen varied,...

Sophomores Micah Abrahams and Ethan Apfelberg compete against
Mountain View in the 800 meter race. The team finished off CCS, but
three athletes are still pushing into state finals.

Spring Sports: CCS Wrap up

By Lucas Bricca, Ethank Ruyak, and Barrett Wong | May 28, 2019

Boys Baseball The varsity boys baseball team, last year’s Division 1 CCS champions, has been eliminated from the Division 1 CCS tournament after being ranked at the top of the De Anza League for most...

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