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Football Fumbles First Game of the Season

Football Fumbles First Game of the Season

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Saturday, August 26, the Eagles dropped their opening non-conference game at home in a loss to the Scotts Valley Falcons, struggling through a lopsided contest that ended with a final score of 35-7. Both teams looked evenly matched coming out of the gates, and the first quarter was characteriz...

School Implements New Drop Off Policy

School Implements New Drop Off Policy

Yolanda Spura, Senior Writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Los Altos prohibited parents from dropping off and picking up students in the student parking lot this year to create safer access to campus for pedestrians and bicyclists. The policy, which stems from concerns discussed in the administration’s last meeting with the city and police department in...

School Organizes Solar Eclipse Viewing

School Organizes Solar Eclipse Viewing

Daphne Ih and Zooey Nguyen

August 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

To ensure that all students can observe Monday’s solar eclipse, Los Altos dedicated 30 minutes at the end of second period to a school-wide viewing activity. After teachers show a brief informational presentation, students will watch the phenomenon with school-provided safety glasses on the football field wh...

Meet Los Altos’ New Staff Members

Meet Los Altos’ New Staff Members

Avi Varghese, Emma van Geuns, Yolanda Spura, and Zooey Nguyen

August 14, 2017


Filed under Issue 0, News, Showcase

This year, Los Altos High School welcomed 21 new staff members. Read on to learn more about some of them and their summer experiences.  

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Justin Yu, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Advancing to the world stage from their first ever win at the Ventura regional, the Los Altos Robotics Team competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) world championship, which took place Tuesday to Sunday, April 18 to 23. Los Altos joined more than 400 other tea...

Recap: Dodgeball’s Final Day

Recap: Dodgeball’s Final Day

Akhil Jakatdar, Julia Santos, Nathan Godderis, and Danny Vesurai

April 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive

Last Friday, the school held the championship round of the dodgeball tournament. Now, all the real fans have to look forward to is the next tournament a year from now — and The Talon’s off-season coverage. Scroll down for game reports, scores and words from the players....

New Fitness Center Nears Completion

New Fitness Center Nears Completion

Emma van Geuns, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

After months of setbacks, construction for the new fitness center next to the basketball courts in the back of the school will finish on Monday, May 1. The room hosts new equipment and more space for teams and P.E. classes to use weight and cardio machines. Improved machines, as well as a new rowing m...

Los Altos Pilots Challenge Day Program for Freshmen

Los Altos Pilots Challenge Day Program for Freshmen

Javin Pombra and Yolanda Spura

April 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

“[Challenge Day] started off with us playing silly games, and there was nothing deep or emotional about it," a Challenge Day parent volunteer said at a PTSA meeting on Tuesday, March 7. "[A few hours later],we were all huddled in small groups listening to [students] talk. By the end of that, I use...

Regionals Win Catapults Robotics to New Level

Regionals Win Catapults Robotics to New Level

Danny Vesurai and Justin Yu

April 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

For the first time since its inception in 1997, the Los Altos Robotics Team won a regional competition. By winning, they qualified to the international level. From Thursday to Saturday, March 16 to 18, the team took first place at a regional competition in Ventura. The For Inspiration and Recognit...

Los Altos to offer new engineering class next year

Los Altos to offer new engineering class next year

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer

April 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Starting next school year, Los Altos will pilot a new engineering course called Three Dimensional Design and Prototyping. The class, developed by math teacher Adam Anderson and physics teacher Stephen Hine, will teach students to use machinery to work together and design structures, buildings and other...

Review: Sunnywich Cafe succeeds with the basics

Review: Sunnywich Cafe succeeds with the basics

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6, Showcase

Walking into Sunnywich Cafe, a newly opened sandwich and boba tea shop on Maude Avenue in Sunnyvale, you’re welcomed by a slightly cluttered, homey feeling. The interior decorating is sparse, with charming watercolors of Pokémon and a Maneki Neko, or Japanese waving cat, adorning the top of the pa...

WiSTEM Raises Funds to Send Girls to Science Camp

WiSTEM Raises Funds to Send Girls to Science Camp

Priya Dixit, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive

This school year, the Los Altos Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club began raising funds to send four girls from Palo Alto to Camp Galileo, a local science camp for elementary and junior high schoolers, this summer. The girls will be elementary school aged and live in a subsidized housing network called Palo Alt...

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