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Mountain View Leaders Organize Equality and Diversity Rally

Mountain View Leaders Organize Equality and Diversity Rally

Brian Huebner, Senior Writer

August 31, 2017


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Hundreds of citizens from Mountain View and surrounding cities rallied to voice their concerns about recent violence from white supremacists and supporters of the “alt-right” at The Stand Up for Equality and Diversity Rally at the Mountain View Civic Center on Saturday, August 19. The rally was org...

Student Physical Altercation Forces Administrative Intervention

Yolanda Spura and Mayu Alten

August 29, 2017


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Multiple students engaged in a physical altercation near the 300 wing which required staff and administration to intervene during lunch last Wednesday, August 23, Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg said. The incident is being investigated by the Los Altos Police Department and administration. Soon af...

School Implements New Drop Off Policy

School Implements New Drop Off Policy

Yolanda Spura, Senior Writer

August 22, 2017


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Los Altos prohibited parents from dropping off and picking up students in the student parking lot this year to create safer access to campus for pedestrians and bicyclists. The policy, which stems from concerns discussed in the administration’s last meeting with the city and police department in...

School Organizes Solar Eclipse Viewing

School Organizes Solar Eclipse Viewing

Daphne Ih and Zooey Nguyen

August 20, 2017


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To ensure that all students can observe Monday’s solar eclipse, Los Altos dedicated 30 minutes at the end of second period to a school-wide viewing activity. After teachers show a brief informational presentation, students will watch the phenomenon with school-provided safety glasses on the football field wh...

TeenzTalk Organizes Inaugural Teen Wellness Conference

TeenzTalk Organizes Inaugural Teen Wellness Conference

Nathan Godderis, Senior Writer

August 18, 2017


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Teenztalk, an organization headed by senior Nadia Ghaffari, will hold a Teen Wellness Conference at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus on Saturday, September 30, to promote wellness with mental health speakers and hands-on activities.   “I felt like we needed to be doing this in-person, because tha...

Meet Los Altos’ New Staff Members

Meet Los Altos’ New Staff Members

Avi Varghese, Emma van Geuns, Yolanda Spura, and Zooey Nguyen

August 14, 2017


Filed under Issue 0, News, Showcase

This year, Los Altos High School welcomed 21 new staff members. Read on to learn more about some of them and their summer experiences.  

City’s Public Arts Committee Develops Master Plan For New Works

City’s Public Arts Committee Develops Master Plan For New Works

Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor

July 26, 2017


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The Los Altos Public Arts Committee (LAPAC) started drafting a Public Arts Master Plan this spring to add art to the city in hopes that it might draw potential investors and homeowners. The plan aims to develop a community-wide vision to add unique works that resonate with the city and its citizen...

Math Teacher Judy Strauss Retires

Jocelyn Maeyama and Javin Pombra

July 13, 2017


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Math teacher Judy Strauss retired after teaching for 27 years at the end of 2016-2017 school year. Once retired, she hopes to dedicate her time to pursuing a variety of other interests, including swimming, literature, music and epidemiology. Strauss first considered retirement after she was diagnosed with and surgically tre...

Offensive Quizlet Live Usernames Prompt Investigation

Offensive Quizlet Live Usernames Prompt Investigation

Brian Huebner and Justin Yu

June 23, 2017


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On Friday, May 5, two racist usernames were entered by a stranger in a Quizlet Live game after a student shared the class code as a part of an internet trend. The usernames, one of which was antisemitic, prompted an investigation by the administration. Quizlet Live, an online platform for educatio...

ASI To Host Second Annual Poster Symposium

ASI To Host Second Annual Poster Symposium

Maddie Chu and Sana Khader

May 24, 2017


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The Advanced Science Investigations (ASI) course will host its second annual poster symposium tomorrow, May 24. The event, which will take place in the cafeteria from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, will allow ASI students to showcase the products of their year-long research projects. The Talon talked to two ASI...

Community Investors Propose Downtown Park and Office Space

Community Investors Propose Downtown Park and Office Space

Cameron Avery and Anisha Desai

May 18, 2017


Filed under Issue-8, News

On Thursday, May 4, dozens of green-clad Los Altos residents packed City Hall to voice their support for First Street Green at a Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) study session. The proposed development, brainchild of property developer Los Altos Community Investments (LACI), consists of a multi-sto...

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Justin Yu, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Advancing to the world stage from their first ever win at the Ventura regional, the Los Altos Robotics Team competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) world championship, which took place Tuesday to Sunday, April 18 to 23. Los Altos joined more than 400 other tea...

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