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 LAHS track and field team win CCS playoffs and therefore several athletes secure a trip to states hosted in Fresno, California for the 2023 spring season.

LAHS track and field athletes win CCS playoffs and take a trip to states

By Milan Grbovic, Staff Writer | May 27, 2023

Record breaking, historic, dominant — all of these qualities apply to the Los Altos High School varsity track teams. Yet, there is a way to easily simplify this description, while still being just as,...

Chorale performing during an earlier concert in the year.

Choir ends the year with a unique finish

By Aimee Ge and Willow Tock | May 25, 2023

As the end of the school year approaches, choir has one goal: to end the season right. And they hope to do that with their final concert, creating a memorable performance with a melancholic touch that...

Incoming LAHS principal Tracey Runeare debuted at Monday’s board meeting and shared her excitement to take on the role.

Tracey Runeare is redefining leadership at Los Altos

By Naomi Ichiriu, Rebekah Park, and Ashley Tumacder | May 25, 2023

What's the first thing incoming Los Altos High School principal Tracey Runeare wants to do when she gets here? Ask questions. After working as a principal for her most recent school Harbor High School...

Students congregate at a BSU meeting. This year, BSU, a club focused on celebrating Black history and existence, was reformed for the first time in years.

The Black Student Union returns after years of being gone

By Ivan Sandoval-Navarro, Journalism One | May 22, 2023

Sophomore Brieana Sellers recently revived the Black Student Union (BSU) after a year of inactivity. BSU is a culture club that celebrates the black community at Los Altos High School. Since its creation...

Students can come to the Eagle Escape room in P-16 to take care of themselves with comforting activities, counselors and more.

Coloring, stress fidgets and kinetic sand galore: here’s what you should know about Eagle Escape

By Ria Kohli and Ava Randall | May 22, 2023

Eagle Escape is a wellness center for Los Altos High School students located in room P-16. A similar space will also be available in the new Student Services building starting next year. Eagle Escape...

Jessie Yan is one of the champions in the 2022 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

Jessie Yan’s Journey to Chess Mastery

By Kathleen Zhu, Journalism One | May 22, 2023

There are only ten minutes left. The clock is ticking, and sophomore Jessie Yan’s thoughts are constantly churning with the countless moves she can make. It’s the last round, and the only thing she’s...

Sophomore Darrion Wesley sprints to first base in the team’s 9–8 loss against Gunn High School. The Eagles will look to reverse their losing streak this Saturday when they play their first playoff matchup against Saint Francis Salesian College Preparatory.

Varsity baseball and softball teams to fight for first-round playoff wins this Saturday

May 19, 2023

Both varsity boys baseball and varsity girls softball face first-round playoff matchups away this Saturday, May 20. The Eagles will have a chance to defend their title as CCS Division V softball champions,...

The wellness center has a station full of flyers and pamphlets with mental wellness information.

SCL is spreading awareness for student mental health

By Sydney Ikegami, Staff Writer | May 18, 2023

Student Community Leaders (SCL) is currently working with on-campus therapists to improve transparency regarding mental health resources. Since last year, SCL has also been working with district ambassadors...

Senior Kaitlyn Smiley celebrates after scoring the game-winning run.

Varsity girls softball beats Wilcox High School 3–2 on senior night

By Matthew Diederich, Staff Writer | May 16, 2023

The Los Altos High School varsity softball team is on a roll, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Riding a two-game win streak, the team’s 3–2 senior night win over the Wilcox High School...

Senior Adam Kamin dives for home base during the fourth inning in their game against Gunn High School.

Varsity boys baseball fall to Gunn High School 9–8 in 9-inning nail biter

By Matthew Diederich, Staff Writer | May 16, 2023

Mistakes got the better of the Los Altos High School varsity baseball team in their 9–8 loss against the Gunn High School Titans last Wednesday. While the defeat extends the team’s losing streak...

This year, LAHS created a class to help students succeed in Algebra 2.

New Algebra Skills class bridges gap to Algebra 2

By Sophie Kim and Noor Khan | May 16, 2023

Every morning, 22 students arrive at school by 8 a.m. to polish up on their math skills. These students forgo sleeping in to attend the new Algebra Skills class, preparing them to retake Algebra 2. At...

The Latino Student Union plans an event during a meeting. This week, LSU will host its elections to decide who will run the club next school year.

Here’s who’s running in next school year’s LSU elections and how to vote

By Ivan Sandoval-Navarro, Journalism One | May 13, 2023

This week, Latino Student Union (LSU) is holding elections for the 2023–2024 school year. Candidates are running for the positions of Club President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity...

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