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 Los Altos High School varsity boys soccer team huddles together before the start of play. The Eagles tied against Mountain View High School last Monday in a close, but ultimately scoreless, game.

Los Altos varsity soccer ties against rival Mountain View in scoreless game

By Milan Grbovic and Matthew Diederich | January 19, 2022

Near misses and close saves defined the Los Altos High School varsity boys soccer match against their rivals the Mountain View High School Spartans last Monday night. Despite their many opportunities to...

Given the rise of COVID-19 cases in the MVLA District, The Talon compiled frequently asked questions along with responses as a resource for students and staff.

COVID-19 at MVLA: What you need to know

By Anika Sikka | January 12, 2022

Last Tuesday’s return to school marked the highest COVID-19 case count for the Mountain View–Los Altos District, with 170 students and staff members reporting positive tests. The Talon compiled a list...

Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales sits at his office desk. New to LAHS, Morales has brought his background in counseling to his new role as an administrator, earning the friendship of colleagues and students alike.

Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales is the family you never knew you needed

By Ellie Ji | December 20, 2021

New to Los Altos High School this year, Assistant Principal Fabian Medina-Morales is all about family. The students at the school are his family, his old students at San Mateo High are his family and of...

Senior Riley Capuano runs on the Baylands Park course in the first SCVAL meet of the 2021 season.

Senior Riley Capuano lands in her dream school following a trailblazing season

By Rose Liu, Business Manager | December 14, 2021

From a former soccer player to an incoming Division III runner at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), senior Riley Capuano landed in her dream school after breaking numerous personal and school records in...

Varsity girls soccer team captain, senior Esha Gupta talking with the team at a practice.

Girls soccer dominates first game in 11-0 win

By Rose Liu, Business Manager | December 13, 2021

With almost an entirely new squad of players this year, the varsity girls soccer team is looking forward to a promising season despite the field scheduling conflicts they faced. They won their first game...

The varsity girls cross country team poses for a group photo after running a record-breaking race on the Crystal Springs course at their second SCVAL meet.

Girls cross country makes history at the state championship meet

By Rose Liu, Business Manager | December 13, 2021

From racing in the highly competitive El Camino league to competing in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championship race, the Los Altos High School varsity girls cross country team...

The internal female fight: Enforcing assertiveness

The internal female fight: Enforcing assertiveness

By Emilie Enser, Opinions Editor | December 12, 2021

Time and time again I’ve heard that women are at an inherent disadvantage in the workplace and have to deal with higher social expectations than their male counterparts, because, well, society has always...

Online privacy is not a given: Security is safety

Online privacy is not a given: Security is safety

By Dia Hemanth, Journalism One | December 12, 2021

Reading the terms of service for social media apps is often grueling, with many users choosing to skip the information and just click “accept.” But these confusingly dense guidelines are the key to...

A ranking of the Disney princes.

Battle of the beaus: A Disney princes ranking

By Vaishu Sirkay and Kaavya Butaney | December 12, 2021

With new variants of COVID and finals looming, we decided to cover the topic at the forefront of students’ minds during finals season: Disney princes. After an extensive Disney+ binge (that definitely...

Traditional recipes by students at Los Altos High School.

A holiday helping of traditional recipes

By Natalie Wei | December 12, 2021

We asked three LAHS students to share their favorite holiday recipes and traditions, ranging from caroling with family to mailing tea bags to their friends. Feel free to give these time-honored recipes...

Editorial: Say yes to the new dress code

Editorial: Say yes to the new dress code

By The Editorial Board | December 11, 2021

No collarbones, no midriff, no hip bones: The Los Altos High School dress code is frustratingly outdated. In May, LAHS’s Associated Student Body began drafting a less intrusive dress code and submitted...

Tis the season to be caffeinated. A comprehensive review of Peets holiday treats.

A comprehensive review of Peet’s holiday treats

By Vaishu Sirkay and Nina Crofts | December 10, 2021

’Tis the season to be caffeinated. As the holidays roll around, they’re ushered in by arguably the best part of the season: seasonal treats. After trying five holiday offerings from Peet’s, we’ve...

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