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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

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Dance Battle Rally Prep

By Michelle Jacob and Kamila Martinez | February 26, 2024

For the past month, Los Altos High School’s Associated Student Body has been planning their annual dance battle rally that took place on Monday, February 12th. Take a look behind the scenes at ASB’s...

Earlier this year, senior Jessica Anderson announced her commitment to playing Division I soccer at Colorado College.

Jessica Anderson kicks off Colorado College soccer commitment

By Matthew Diederich and Milan Grbovic | February 23, 2024

At age 4, senior Jessica Anderson found her second home on the soccer pitch. From joining her first recreational team to playing as an Eagle, she’s continually translated her love for the sport into...

A photo of The Oracles sexual harassment in-depth article, published in print. Student and teacher representatives of The Oracle sued the MVHS Principal Dr. Kip Glazer and the Mountain View–Los Altos School District yesterday over alleged censorship regarding The Oracles sexual harassment coverage. (courtesy Myesha Phukan)

MVHS student journalists sue District over alleged censorship

By Audrey Tsai and Matthew Kim | February 23, 2024

Student and teacher representatives of The Oracle, the Mountain View High School student newspaper, sued MVHS Principal Dr. Kip Glazer and the Mountain View–Los Altos School District yesterday. They...

LAHS Mandarin III and Twin Oaks students pose together for a group photo.

Taiwanese exchange students visit Los Altos High School

By Annabelle Lee and Marcus Gao | February 21, 2024

In late January, Los Altos High School welcomed fresh faces from another country: thirty-six Taiwanese exchange students. Chosen from applications across Taiwan through the Twin Oaks program, the exchange...

BEAM students listening to a presentation by German students visiting LAHS.

BEAM hosts new visitors through German exchange program

By Ellie Ji and Tyler Elman | February 16, 2024

At Los Altos High School, the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Math Club (BEAM) held an event during ACT last Friday, February 9, welcoming German students on an exchange program. The students presented...

Senior Nikhil Morales battles for the ball as he attacks down the field.

Boys soccer shuts out Santa Clara on senior night

By Matthew Diederich and Milan Grbovic | February 13, 2024

Last Thursday, February 8, the Los Altos High School varsity boys soccer team beat the Santa Clara High School Bruins 5–0 in a dominant senior night victory. After falling 1–5 to the Bruins last month,...

Varsity Girls Basketball Mic’d Up Video

By Carissa Lai, Matilda Haney Foulds, and Rachel Wilson | February 10, 2024

On Wednesday, Feburary 7 the Los Altos High School varsity girls basketball team beat Homestead High School 67–32 on home court, qualifying for Central Coastal Section (CCS) playoffs.  The Talon...

At Curtain Call, senior Connor Volkert (Bert) clicks his heels midair while senior Tessa Prodromou (Mary Poppins) stands to his left.

Behind the Curtain of Mary Poppins the Musical: Step in Time and Don’t Slip Up

By Sophie Kim and Rachel Wilson | February 10, 2024

When she flies onstage, senior Tessa Prodromou hopes she can pull off being practically perfect in every way. “It’s a lot of pressure to be Mary Poppins because her defining characteristic is flawlessness,”...

Los Altos loses 39–45 to Mountain View in rivalry rematch

Los Altos loses 39–45 to Mountain View in rivalry rematch

By MC Teixeira, Journalism One | February 8, 2024

The Los Altos High School varsity boys basketball team lost 39–45 to Mountain View High School in a close game on Tuesday, January 30. LAHS Blue Crew and Spartan fans alike crowded the stands for the...

False fire alarms are causing interruptions and raising concerns at LAHS.

False fire alarms interrupt classes, raise safety concerns

By Ellis Yang and Alexandra Zuccaro | February 7, 2024

Los Altos High School experienced a false fire alarm last Friday, February 2, at the start of sixth period. This is the most recent occurrence in what has become a consistent trend of false alarms at LAHS...

The Midnight Train movie poster.

“Midnight Train”: A documentary sharing a hidden chapter of American history

By Shannon Chiang, Journalism One | February 6, 2024

From classrooms to community marches, the social justice organization, Justice Vanguard, shatters the silence surrounding systematic racism. Founded by two Los Altos High School alumni, director Kiyoshi...

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