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Finals Tips

Finals Tips

By Madison Woo, Senior Writer

May 22, 2018

Caterpillars invade Bay Area: We’ll survive, but the trees won’t

Caterpillars invade Bay Area: We’ll survive, but the trees won’t

By Isabella Borkovic and Ethan Ruyack

May 22, 2018

The bestselling children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” tells the story of a caterpillar who eats and eats in a quest to satisfy its hunger. In the Bay Area, life imitates art as hundreds of Western Tussock moth caterpillars are eating up local oak trees in what many are calling a cate...

The ‘Talon’ Presents: “Tasty ‘Talon'”

The 'Talon' Presents:

By Madison Woo, Senior Writer

May 22, 2018

 “Tasty” by Buzzfeed is iconic, captivating unsuspecting students as they scroll through their Facebook feed and causing them to fall down the rabbit hole of food they will never make. The videos’ minimal hand motions and easy and short recipes fulfill the criteria for quality high school content: qu...

Teens and politics: Care to be aware

Teens and politics: Care to be aware

By Mia Scher, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Time with my friends or teammates is habitually spent discussing pop culture, classes, plans for summer or other topics our generation and age has been stereotyped to talk about. But every once in a while, someone or something political sparks a conversation. Abruptly, an uproar of discussion begins ...

Opinion: Dear Mr. Sanjay Dave,

Opinion: Dear Mr. Sanjay Dave,

By Evelin Diego, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

My name is Evelin Diego. I am a proud first generation Latina. I am an AP student. And I am calling for your resignation as an MVLA School District Board Member. At the April 16th MVLA Board Meeting, you implied that the rigor of AP classes would have to be sacrificed to meet the needs of underre...

Inter(twin)ed

Inter(twin)ed

By Daphne Ih and Olivia Ih

May 22, 2018

As twins, there’s never been a point in our lives where we’ve ever truly felt alone. Of course, physically living in the same house is part of the reason, but more importantly, it’s that people constantly find the concept of twins more fascinating than the two separate individuals involved. “Twins...

Coachella? More Like No-chella

Coachella? More Like No-chella

By Mayu Alten, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

What runs rampant with poorly concealed sexual harassment and homophobia? The unfortunate reality is that this question has many answers – but one in particular may be a jarring wake-up call to many: Coachella. Though the story of excited clients ignoring signs of bigotry and exploitation is one as old ...

Jeanpaul Ditto: Diving and striving for success

Jeanpaul Ditto: Diving and striving for success

By Noelle Hanson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Jeanpaul Ditto is one of the top 100 high school divers in the United States and his coaches predict that he could even make it to the Olympics. But he’s also just a normal high school student, trying to get through junior year.   Only a month after diving for the first time on the Carmel High ...

T4 Everyone

T4 Everyone

By Daniela Gloster and Daphne Ih

May 22, 2018

This coming August, Taiwanese tea house T4— a global franchise with 16 stores in the Bay Area alone— will be opening up their first Los Altos shop on Main Street next to Spot’s Pizza under co-managers Eric Fung and Shana Liu. Aside from the Teaspoon on El Camino Real, Los Altos currently has n...

MVLA trustee’s comment meets criticism

MVLA trustee's comment meets criticism

By Daphne Ih and Kristen Fan

May 22, 2018

MVLA School Board member Sanjay Dave received backlash after the April 16 school board meeting from district parents and staff over comments he made during a discussion about diversity in AP enrollment. During the meeting, he stated that educators would have to alter courses for minority students if the di...

The Infini(tea) on Infinity War

The Infini(tea) on Infinity War

By Cathy Wang, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” is the culmination of 10 years worth of Marvel films and the subsequent expansion of their cinematic universe. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo deliver a film that struggles to balance between fanservice and strong story, resulting in a raucous, if not a little messy, action-f...

The track to success: A nearly undefeated season

The track to success: A nearly undefeated season

By Priya Dixit and Noelle Hanson

May 22, 2018

From the sidelines, track might seem like an individual sport, with each athlete crossing the finish line in their respective events, independently of the team. However, although athletes do strive to achieve new personal records, their individual scores contribute to an overall team ranking. And mo...

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