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

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

The Talon

The boba drinks from ten different stores, which are ranked on boba, tea flavor and price.

Ten local boba shops’ house milk teas, ranked

By Allan Feldman and Rohan Vaswani | October 15, 2021

With boba shops popping up one after another in the Bay Area, boba enthusiasts and amateurs alike have debated what makes a quality place and ultimately, the best one nearby. As some of Los Altos High...

Green Team president senior Diya Gupta and Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg receive LAHSs Green Ribbon award.

Green Team president accepts LAHS Green Ribbon award

By Allison Bricca | October 15, 2021

Los Altos High School Green Team president senior Diya Gupta and Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg flew to Washington, D.C. to claim the school’s Green Ribbon award on Tuesday, September 28. The...

The Eagles dominated in a 34-7 home victory against Gunn High School. They remain undefeated in league play.

Los Altos football team dominates; new stadium lights are celebrated

By Emilie Enser, Opinions Editor | October 13, 2021

The Los Altos High School varsity football team dominated in a 34–7 win against Gunn High School on Friday, October 8. Following the JV game, Mountain View–Los Altos Board President Fiona Walter led...

MVLA should issue a vaccine mandate for all in-person students – except those with a religious or medical exemption – to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Let’s end this pandemic and mandate vaccines in school

By Audrey Zhu, Staff Writer | October 13, 2021

Protection against the COVID-19 virus should be Los Altos High School’s main concern. As of now, students wear masks in class and are encouraged to social distance, but that’s not enough. With the...

Los Altos High Schools Associated Student Body set new guidelines to ensure COVID-19 safety at this years fantasy themed Homecoming dance.

ASB plans for COVID-safe Homecoming season

By Emilie Enser | October 13, 2021

Los Altos High School will hold the Homecoming dance — the first dance of the year — on Saturday, October 30. Despite the cancellation of previous school dances, Homecoming is proceeding per usual,...

The Talon analyzed the diversity of our staff and sources interviewed this year.

The Talon’s 2021 Diversity Audit

By The Editorial Board | October 10, 2021

As student journalists, our job is to make sure that our coverage represents the diverse student body at Los Altos High School and the Los Altos community. The Talon’s goal is to provide holistic coverage...

The Los Altos Community Center had its grand opening on Saturday, October 2, highlighting community speakers and giving attendees a tour of the space.

Los Altos Community Center opens after years of planning and construction

By Vaishu Sirkay and Nina Crofts | October 8, 2021

The Los Altos community center opened on Saturday, October 2, two years after the initial groundbreaking. To celebrate the opening of the center, the City of Los Altos held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring...

Performing arts teachers lip sync along to ABBA’s “Mamma Mia,” which will be this years musical.

“Mamma Mia” announced as this year’s musical

By Olivia Hewang | October 6, 2021

Bursting onto the theater steps in bedazzled costumes and lip syncing their hearts out, Los Altos High School’s performing arts teachers announced that this year’s musical will be “Mamma Mia” after...

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District looks to implement a new Ethnic Studies course in the fall of 2022. This course will allow students to learn about the history of minority groups in America while also exploring their own identities and how they have been shaped by past experiences.

District looks to implement an ethnic studies course next school year

By Mira Sundar | October 2, 2021

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District looks to implement Ethnic Studies — the interdisciplinary study of minority groups in America — as an elective class open to all grade levels next year...

Students evacuate to the baseball field following a bomb threat at LAHS.

Bomb threat at LAHS, school evacuated

By Cedric Chan and Kaavya Butaney | October 1, 2021

A bomb threat prompted Los Altos High School to evacuate at approximately 9:10 a.m. All students at school were safe and accounted for, according to school Assistant Principal Suzanne Woolfolk. Residents...

Traffic coming out of Los Altos High School is chaotic.

Editorial: We have to curb LAHS’s traffic issue

By The Editorial Board | September 26, 2021

After 18 months of relative calm, Los Altos High School’s hazardous morning traffic has come roaring back, teeming with flagrant violations of regulations and reckless behavior. Alongside the return...

I tested positive: My notes from quarantine

I tested positive: My notes from quarantine

By Caitlin Hannon, Guest Writer, English Teacher | September 24, 2021

I can’t remember when my husband and I started testing regularly for COVID-19, but it was a long time ago. His company offers weekly testing that is sent to our house — he swabs, returns and gets results...

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