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

Silvio Yoc-Aguilar was arrested on multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor.

LAHS employee arrested for sexual assault of a minor

By Matthew Kim, News Editor | December 5, 2022

Los Altos High School campus supervisor Silvio Yoc-Aguilar was arrested last Tuesday, November 29 on several counts of sexual assault of a minor, according to a press release from the San Jose Police Department...

On her highly anticipated tenth studio album, Taylor Swift delves into the darkest parts of her mind, and presents her findings in the form of bubbly pop. It’s a multifaceted and flawed piece, but a worthwhile listen.

Midnights: Taylor Swift’s Lavender-tinted Return to Pop

By Ishaani Dhanotra | November 28, 2022

In the dead of night, as the clock strikes 12, Taylor Swift can be found contemplating love and loss alone in the dark. The product of this Machiavellian nighttime scheming? Her latest release: the concept...

Erica Raine at the Kennedy Space Center for the original rollout of Space Launch System (SLS) this past March.

Erica Raine: A journey in aerospace

By Milan Grbovic, Staff Writer | November 24, 2022

Erica Raine has worked with rockets for 18 years. She is a Senior Program Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne who is overseeing the team building the rocket thrusters for Orion, the spacecraft being used by...

Princess Shuri and Queen Ramonda defend the shores of Wakanda. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is both an affecting tribute to Chadwick Boseman and a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat superhero film.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: a touching, action-packed balancing act

By Matthew Kim | November 17, 2022

Minor spoilers for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” opens with the main cast frantically moving around a high-tech lab. The camera work is jolting and disorienting,...

Staff Writer Katharine Manson delves into the revival of detective films in American cinema and its importance to the art of storytelling.

The Renaissance of Murder Mystery Films

By Katharine Manson | November 15, 2022

Warning: This article contains minor spoilers for the plot of  “Knives Out,” “The Batman,” “Murder On The Orient Express” and “Death On The Nile”. With “Glass Onion: A Knives Out...

“Unholy,” the first veritable hyperpop mega-hit, largely eschews the creativity and queer themes that make hyperpop so good.

“Unholy”: the gentrification of hyperpop

By Matthew Kim | November 8, 2022

Driven by chronic internet usage, queer culture and copious amounts of Red Bull, the genre of hyperpop seemed like it was going to take over the world. The counter-cultural musical movement’s sound can...

Seniors Dommy Hernandez Beltran and Stormalong Hunt with junior Tessa Prodromou onstage during a run through of Broken Box’s latest production, “A Wrinkle in Time.” The show will be running from Thursday, November 3, through Saturday, November 5.

“A Wrinkle in Time”: A Broken Box Experiment

By Noor Khan | November 3, 2022

Los Altos High School’s production of “A Wrinkle in Time” by the school’s theater company, Broken Box, has been a serendipitous experiment for the company and its members. With a new director at...

Olivia Moon is a Los Altos High School sophomore whose art is featured on the 2022 Homecoming shirt as part of the new, student-involved approach to Homecoming shirt design this year.

Olivia Moon: The artist behind this year’s Homecoming shirt

By Benji Bengston, Journalism One | October 28, 2022

It’s 11 p.m. and there’s one hour until the deadline. Sophomore Olivia Moon grabs her Apple Pencil and iPad, and opens Procreate. She starts to sketch. A cornucopia of monsters pour from her mind,...

Korel Ucpinar: Homecoming Top 20

Korel Ucpinar: Homecoming Top 20

By Naomi Schulze, Senior Writer | October 27, 2022

Ayjay Bentovim: Homecoming Top 20

Ayjay Bentovim: Homecoming Top 20

By Ishaani Dhanotra, Staff Writer | October 26, 2022

Zach Fagin: Homecoming Top 20

Zach Fagin: Homecoming Top 20

By Nayeon Kim, Staff Writer | October 26, 2022

Caleb Chen: Homecoming Top 20

Caleb Chen: Homecoming Top 20

By Nathaniel Joffe, Senior Writer | October 26, 2022

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