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Varsity Boys Baseball’s CCS Win is One for the Books

Varsity Boys Baseball’s CCS Win is One for the Books

Isabella Borkovic, Sports Editor

June 8, 2018


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Last Friday, Los Altos varsity boys baseball defeated Bellarmine in a 5-3 game and won the CCS Division 1 Division championship. But entering the tournament as the 11th seed, Los Altos was the underdog in the finals match against first-seeded Bellarmine, which had a 16-0 record against non-league teams...

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


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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


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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...

Undiscovered Artists for April

Danny Vesurai, Mia Scher, and Cathy Wang

May 1, 2018


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Atlantic Records Wallows:  The musical equivalent of driving down the Pacific Coast highway during Summer with the windows down at sunset. Both sad and exciting, Wallows’ West Coast-infused sound has the flexibility to boost heart rates while also being able to satisfy the romantic souls.  Dyl...

Which Coffee Shop Are You?

Which Coffee Shop Are You?

Madison Woo and Justin Yu

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7, Showcase, Web Exclusive

(function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk'));   Tut’s Bakery and Cafe 535 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 You are cr...

Video: Dear Future Creators

Nicholas Borda, Videographer

April 21, 2018


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Los Altos students are using new mediums to help share their passions with their friends and the world online. Videographer Nicholas Borda talked to four student YouTubers about how they got started making videos and why the most important advice they have to give to any future content creators is to...

Los Altos Remains Safe After Potential Threat to Diversity Assembly

Los Altos Remains Safe After Potential Threat to Diversity Assembly

Danny Vesurai, News Editor

April 6, 2018


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The Diversity Assembly this morning proceeded without incidence, after potential safety concerns were raised that caused police forces to investigate and patrol campus before, during and after the assembly. Police officers, around six on campus and six surrounding Los Altos’ perimeter, oversaw proc...

Police Investigating Potential Threat to Diversity Assembly; Assembly to Continue With Increased Police Presence

Police Investigating Potential Threat to Diversity Assembly; Assembly to Continue With Increased Police Presence

Danny Vesurai, News Editor

April 5, 2018


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Los Altos administration yesterday received an anonymous note from a student who allegedly overheard discussion about a possible threat to tomorrow’s Diversity Assembly. Mountain View and Los Altos police have advised Los Altos to proceed with the Diversity Assembly, although the Los Altos police...

Review: “Love, Simon” is Necessary, Groundbreaking but Cliche

Review: “Love, Simon” is Necessary, Groundbreaking but Cliche

Miranda Li, Danny Vesurai, and Jocelyn Maeyama

March 30, 2018


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The first major studio rom-com with a gay teen protagonist, “Love, Simon” paves the way for more feel-good LGBTQ+ movies. While not without common cliches that drag down many movies oriented toward teens, the movie presents the innocent, soft side of queer love rarely shown on the big screen. The...

District Proposes Wage Hike for Substitutes

District Proposes Wage Hike for Substitutes

Danny Vesurai, News Editor

March 26, 2018


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The MVLA School Board today heard information about a recommendation to increase the full day pay for a substitute to $180 from $152. The proposal intends to fill vacancies and attract prospective substitutes who may go to nearby districts because they offer higher pay; the Los Altos School District...

Photo Essay: Students Take a Stand

Photo Essay: Students Take a Stand

Emily Aronovitz, Katrina Arsky, and Kylie Akiyama

March 15, 2018


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On Wednesday, March 14, hundreds of Los Altos students walked out of their second periods in support of gun control and remembrance of the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida. Los Altos joined the national movement with posters and orange wristbands and signed letters to senators. Through this photo essay,...

Despite A Few Wrinkles, “A Wrinkle in Time” Is Still Triumphant

Despite A Few Wrinkles, “A Wrinkle in Time” Is Still Triumphant

Rachel Lu, Senior Writer

March 13, 2018


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Fifty-six years after the beloved science-fiction children’s book came out, “A Wrinkle In Time” has finally been created into a movie. It is directed by Ava DuVernay, the first black woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million. Her vision not only includes vibrant colors with plenty...

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