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Opinion: Can I still call myself a Feminist if I don’t think Judge Persky should be recalled?

Opinion: Can I still call myself a Feminist if I don’t think Judge Persky should be recalled?

Mia Scher, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

My Opinion The question that has been replaying in my mind since I first saw the black and white photo of Judge Persky side by side with Brock Turner outside school one morning. I was suddenly hit with a conundrum. I think about sexual assault survivors every day. I think about how even after they have exp...

Finals Tips

Finals Tips

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8, Showcase

Popular grades app removed from app store

Popular grades app removed from app store

Daniela Gloster and Cathy Wang

May 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In April, many Los Altos students opened the Grades app to find a message from its creator, Adrien Truong, that stated, “This will be the last update to the Grades app. Regretfully, the Grades app is shutting down on April 30th, 2018.” The app has continued to work since its shutdown but is no lo...

Caterpillars invade Bay Area: We’ll survive, but the trees won’t

Caterpillars invade Bay Area: We’ll survive, but the trees won’t

Isabella Borkovic and Ethan Ruyack

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, News, Showcase

The bestselling children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” tells the story of a caterpillar who eats and eats in a quest to satisfy its hunger. In the Bay Area, life imitates art as hundreds of Western Tussock moth caterpillars are eating up local oak trees in what many are calling a cate...

The ‘Talon’ Presents: “Tasty ‘Talon'”

The ‘Talon’ Presents: “Tasty ‘Talon'”

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-8, Showcase

 “Tasty” by Buzzfeed is iconic, captivating unsuspecting students as they scroll through their Facebook feed and causing them to fall down the rabbit hole of food they will never make. The videos’ minimal hand motions and easy and short recipes fulfill the criteria for quality high school content: qu...

Jeanpaul Ditto: Diving and striving for success

Jeanpaul Ditto: Diving and striving for success

Noelle Hanson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Issue-8, Showcase

Jeanpaul Ditto is one of the top 100 high school divers in the United States and his coaches predict that he could even make it to the Olympics. But he’s also just a normal high school student, trying to get through junior year.   Only a month after diving for the first time on the Carmel High ...

MVLA trustee’s comment meets criticism

MVLA trustee’s comment meets criticism

Daphne Ih and Kristen Fan

May 22, 2018


Filed under Issue-8, News, Showcase

MVLA School Board member Sanjay Dave received backlash after the April 16 school board meeting from district parents and staff over comments he made during a discussion about diversity in AP enrollment. During the meeting, he stated that educators would have to alter courses for minority students if the di...

Post Malone’s “beerbongs & bentleys” Is an Emotional Hit Compilation; That’s It

Post Malone’s “beerbongs & bentleys” Is an Emotional Hit Compilation; That’s It

Noah Tesfaye, Staff Writer

May 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Cultural appropriator, smoker, Bud Light global ambassador. There is no way to deny that Austin Richard Post, known better as “Post Malone,” is guaranteed controversy. However, through the smoke and booze-filled lyrics, “beerbongs & bentleys” is actually an album that succeeds in providin...

Recap: Dodgeball Tournament

Recap: Dodgeball Tournament

Isabella Borkovic and Mayu Alten

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

The highly anticipated annual dodgeball tournament came to a close this Thursday, bringing an end to yet another year of the fun-filled sport. However, for those fans who unfortunately missed this year’s games or simply want to relive the intense matches, here’s a quick recap from the last three...

Blach Teacher, Marron Honigman, Passes Away but Remains a Portrait of Vitality

Blach Teacher, Marron Honigman, Passes Away but Remains a Portrait of Vitality

Noelle Hanson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

“I love you.” That’s what Gail Wade, former colleague and personal friend, remembers Marron Honigman saying to her the most. Honigman, a long time teacher at Blach Intermediate School, passed on Monday after prolonged illness. She was 71. Although she grew up in the 1960s, where women and ...

Thank You Ms. Evans; We’ll Miss You

Thank You Ms. Evans; We’ll Miss You

Javin Pombra and Rachel Lu

April 24, 2018


Filed under Issue-7, News, Showcase

Carol Evans believes in you. That’s the main thing students remember — it’s why they cite being in her classroom as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Stepping in her classroom forces them to become the best versions of themselves, not because her classes are so difficult, but because she only accepts ho...

Meet ASB’s New Executive Board

Meet ASB’s New Executive Board

Mia Scher, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Issue-7, Showcase

Staff writer Mia Scher talks to ASB’s new board on their plans for the coming year.

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