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 first probable case of monkeypox was detected in Santa Clara County; the nature of the exposure is unknown.

First probable monkeypox case detected in Santa Clara County

By Rebekah Park, Staff Writer | June 25, 2022

Santa Clara County’s first probable case of monkeypox was detected two days ago. Although the nature of the exposure is still under investigation, County health officials have determined that the infected...

Nicolas Betancur to be new assistant principal

Nicolas Betancur to be new assistant principal

By Audrey Tsai, Journalism One | June 24, 2022

Former school psychologist Nicolas Betancur will be the new Assistant Principal and adviser to the Associated Student Body at Los Altos High School, starting the 2022–2023 school year. He succeeds Suzanne...

To be or not to be: Aldo Billingsleas advice for theater and beyond

To be or not to be: Aldo Billingslea’s advice for theater and beyond

By Noor Khan, Journalism One | June 15, 2022

Want to know the secret to good grades? According to Santa Clara University theater professor Aldo Billingslea, it’s all about where you sit. “When you’re in class,” Billingslea said, pointing...

Californians voted on local and statewide government throughout the state in last Tuesday’s primary elections.

California primary elections: Results to look out for

By Matthew Kim, Journalism One | June 9, 2022

On last Tuesday, June 9, primary elections occurred across California; citizens voted on statewide and local positions including governor, Congressional representative, secretary of state and attorney...

What are we doing to our young men?

What are we doing to our young men?

By Dia Hemanth, Journalism One | June 8, 2022

With a death count of 21, the school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas was named the third deadliest school shooting in the United States, according to Time Magazine. Similar to previous...

Senior Lauren Brierly poses for an impromptu photo shoot with senior Simran Sood at the beach.

In Memory of Lauren Brierly (2004–2022)

By Rachel Rudyak, Print Managing Editor | June 2, 2022

Senior Lauren Brierly passed away on Friday, April 1. Her closest friends and family shared their fondest memories of Lauren with The Talon. It’s rare to find someone who makes any person they...

The Los Altos History Museum is decorated with interactive stations and performances for Rancho Day: Horsemanship in the Hills. The event was designed to inform visitors about the rich history of Los Altos and its cultural background.

Rancho Day: Celebrating the rich heritage of Los Altos

By Audrey Tsai, Journalism One | June 1, 2022

Colorful pieces of papel picado waved in the wind above the heads of Los Altos residents outside the Los Altos History Museum. The organization put on a celebration of Hispanic heritage in its most recent...

Varsity boys volleyball finished their season with a 3rd place league finish and reached the semifinals of the Central Coast Section playoffs. The team was also able to overcome adversity in a tough victory over Kings Academy.

Los Altos boys volleyball ends season with 3rd place in league

By Audrey Zhu, Staff Writer | May 29, 2022

Varsity boys volleyball ended their season with a 3rd place league finish and reached the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs. The Eagle’s two-month season ended on an 11–3 winning...

The Los Altos High School Robotics Team set new records for the school at this years FIRST robotics world championship.

LAHS Robotics Team places highest ever in school history

By Matthew Diedrich, Journalism One | May 27, 2022

Los Altos High School’s robotics team, known as Team 114 or Eaglestrike, just capped off an historic season in this year’s FIRST robotics world championship. This year’s trip marked the third time...

Rancho Day will honor Hispanic heritage in Los Altos.

Rancho Day: Honoring Hispanic heritage at the Los Altos History Museum

By Audrey Tsai, Journalism One | May 27, 2022

The Los Altos History Museum is planning a new celebratory cultural event — Rancho Day: Horsemanship in the Hills. On Saturday, May 28, the event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at seven dollars a ticket....

Sophomore Lexine Flores walks off campus with other students in protest against anti-abortion policies. She holds a sign reading, “My body is not your political battleground.”

LAHS students walk out in protest of abortion restrictions

By Matthew Kim, Rebekah Park, and Audrey Tsai | May 27, 2022

Chants of “No uterus, no opinion!” filled the streets as Los Altos High School students marched around campus and through Downtown Los Altos yesterday in protest of the potential overturn of national...

Alta Vista High School was named as a 2022 Model Continuation High School.

Alta Vista High School named a 2022 Model Continuation High School by the California Department of Education

By Aanya Mathias and Nayeon Kim | May 27, 2022

The California Department of Education named Alta Vista High School one of 36 honorees to be designated as a Model Continuation High School (MCHS). Model schools retain this designation for the following...

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