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Students Protest Full Day to Reinstate Café

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

November 21, 2007


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On October 26, and all-day student protest was held in the quad against the closure of the Eagle’s Nest Café, run by the Culinary Arts program. The protest attracted 62 students by second period and 80 more during brunch. According to senior A.J. Pajarillo, a senior culinary student who helped o...

Forum Prioritizes Latino Achievement

Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

November 21, 2007


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District and school leaders, teachers and more than 100 Latino junior high and high school students from local schools gathered at the school Wednesday, November 14 for a forum on Latino achievement. Participants hope to boost the academic success of Latino students and someday help to close the achievement...

District Debates Commemorating Track

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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The Mountain View-Los Altos Union School District Board of Trustees is currently considering naming the school’s track after former track and field coach Leo Long. The name Leo Long would not extend to the school football field, which is named after former football coach Tom Burt. A sign to lab...

News Briefs

Julia Duperrault, Dieter Joubert, and Natalie Larsen

November 21, 2007


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AVID Recognized as Great Example The school has been chosen by district coordinators as a California Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Demonstration School, and award given to schools that set and exceptional example for AVID programs nationwide. “The AVID Program at Los Altos High School continu...

Photo Classes Click With Digital Photography

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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The photography classes are planning to use digital photography next year rather than continue using the darkroom. Although this plan is not definite, the Art Department is currently working with the administration on funding issues. The school already offers a digital photo class in which student...

CAHSEE Classes Help Students Pass Test

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

November 21, 2007


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Two classes are currently offered to help students who have previously failed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to meet this graduation requirement. The CAHSEE consists of a language arts section and a math section. According to CAHSEE data online, 68 sophomores (now juniors) had not pa...

Orange is the New Red For Freshmen

Julia Duperrault and Ting Ting Liu

October 19, 2007


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An administrative proposal to remove red and blue as class colors was passed by a majority vote in ASB at the end of the 2006-2007 school year. The four original class colors, red, blue, green and yellow, have traditionally been recycled every year. Starting with the class of 2011, orange has rep...

Autoshop Rolls Out to Local Show

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor

October 19, 2007


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The school’s autoshop class participated in the Classic Car Show at the 16th annual Los Altos Festival on October 6-7. Over 100 classic cars were exhibited, including a 1912 Model-T Ford and a myriad of Studebaker cars. This was the ninth year the autoshop class participated in this event. ...

News Briefs

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007


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New Trustee Joins MVLA School Board After the retirement of board member David Williams, the MVLA School Board appointed Joseph Mitchner to serve as one of five until the next school board election. Mitchner has been involved in the district through several organizations including the PTA, School Site ...

Students Utilize Naviance as New Online College Counselor

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


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Naviance, also known as Family Connections, is an online resource that Superintendent Barry Groves introduced last May to assist students with college planning and applications. “It’s a great benefit to students because it’s a tool to help them navigate their way through high school, future...

AP Enrollment Declines

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007


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Instead of an increase in Advanced Placement (AP) class enrollment with the open enrollment policy, numbers in certain AP classes have decreased because more students chose to drop AP classes from their schedule. Spanish Literature AP, Chemistry AP and United States History AP (USHAP) had signific...

New “No Parking” Signs, Fewer Spots Curtail Parking

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007


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Parking possibilities for students have been limited due to new signs that prohibit parking on streets adjacent to the school and a decrease in parking spaces in the student lot. Students who did not receive 1 of the 230 parking permits sold this year can no longer park along the side streets aro...

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