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Loyola Corners Update Aims to Revitalize Area

Loyola Corners Update Aims to Revitalize Area

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
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Most people in Los Altos regard Loyola Corners as a small shopping district with a few restaurants, a bicycle store and other businesses that exemplify the small-town feel of the area. However, after a local Safeway left the area in the 1990s, Loyola Corners lost many of the businesses that used to ...

Second Parking Lot Chalking is Less Positive

Jaclyn Saik, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
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The anonymous Chalk-Hooligans struck the parking lot a couple weeks ago with encouraging, happy chalk messages, and their creations were received positively by most of the Los Altos student body. But recently, another group imitated the Chalk-Hooligans with less positive material. This similarly ano...

With Growing Enrollment, Los Altos Looks to Classroom Space

With Growing Enrollment, Los Altos Looks to Classroom Space

Danny Vesurai, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016
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According to a study conducted last spring, Los Altos will have 2400 students by 2021, 300 more than it does now. By 2020, the district expects to gain a total of 500 more. In an attempt to plan for future pressure from student enrollment, the MVLA School Board began discussing how to accommodate more classro...

‘Chalk-Hooligans’ Aim to Spread Positivity

‘Chalk-Hooligans’ Aim to Spread Positivity

Madison Woo, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
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“Donut give up,” “You smart, you loyal” and “I love you more than Kanye love Kanye” are just a few phrases that have appeared mysteriously in Los Altos parking spots. It’s the work of two students at Los Altos who set out to bring positivity to the LAHS community by writing words of encourageme...

School Designates Staff-only Parking Row

Ross Avery, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
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Facing high demand for staff parking, Los Altos added an exclusive staff parking row in the student parking lot. The row is specially marked to distinguish it from student parking and is the third row in the lot. The change  came during the week of August 29. Recent improvements to Los Altos’ East Dri...

School Hires New Guidance Counselor

School Hires New Guidance Counselor

Yolanda Spura, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
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In response to this year’s large freshman class and the subsequent increase in school population, Los Altos hired a new counselor, Tamesha Wise. Due to her former experience in working with first generation students, Wise has taken over counseling for all AVID seniors. Wise will also be taking o...

Safeway Gives Supplies to LAHS

Safeway Gives Supplies to LAHS

Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
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On Friday, September 2, former Los Altos student and Safeway Manager Antonio Cesario donated Safeway school supplies to LAHS. Antonio graduated six years ago, and has worked at Safeway for most of his post-graduation life. The Supplies were in the College and Carreer Center free to all students until they...

Wi-Fi System Updates Continue

Savita Govind, Copy/Content Editor
September 6, 2016
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In addition to finishing on-campus construction, Los Altos plans to undergo additional Wi-fi improvements in the fall semester to further refine Wi-fi’s accessibility and security. Los Altos has already gone through considerable Wi-fi renovations over the summer, having upgraded to a new wireless manu...

Pop-Up Park Completes Third Season in Los Altos

Pop-Up Park Completes Third Season in Los Altos

Yalda Khodadad, Staff Writer
September 3, 2016
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Los Altos downtown’s pop-up park Third Street Green, open between August 4 and last Monday, serving as an accessible green area for many Los Altos residents to relax outside. The annual park first opened 2013, and was closed last year due to construction. The Green offered up a whimsical park theme,...

Library Adds New Recording Booth

Library Adds New Recording Booth

Sana Khader, Staff Writer
September 2, 2016
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The latest addition to the school library’s collection of media gadgets is what looks like a big, black box on wheels.  It’s actually a WhisperRoom™, a 900 pound sound isolation booth that decreases ambient noise to allow for professional recordings. Librarian Gordon Jack had the idea of bringing a...

Construction Delays Undercut PE Department

Construction Delays Undercut PE Department

Madison Woo, Staff Writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0, News, Showcase

Over summer break, Los Altos engaged in a series of extensive renovations focused on maintenance issues and athletics facilities. While updates to library furniture and the East Drive, the road extending from the staff parking lot to Jardin Road, have been completed, construction of new locker rooms...

New Homework Policy Brings Mixed Reactions

New Homework Policy Brings Mixed Reactions

Danny Vesurai, Staff Writer
August 18, 2016
Filed under Issue 0, News

In an effort to decrease overall student stress, last May the MVLA School Board passed the final draft of a homework policy detailing how homework will be assigned. The policy marks a step by the district administration toward addressing issues of student well-being by setting regulations on course...

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