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Volleyball Nets 3-1 Win Over Saratoga

Volleyball Nets 3-1 Win Over Saratoga

Kristen Fan, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


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The varsity girls volleyball team shared a 6-4 record with league-newcomers Saratoga going into their match last Thursday. After dominating the Falcons in their first set, they were surprised with a steep loss in the second, but tight teamwork allowed them to edge out their opponents in two close se...

Girls Water Polo Edged Out 13-11 by Mountain View

Girls Water Polo Edged Out 13-11 by Mountain View

Nathan Godderis, Senior Writer

September 13, 2017


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The varsity girls water polo team narrowly lost in an away game to Mountain View on Tuesday, September 12, with a score of 13-10. The Eagles had a 4-2 league record going into the game and were up against a 1-0 Mountain View side. Senior Captain Julia Santos led the team in a high-scoring game, where Los Al...

Girls Water Polo Dominates Paly in League Match

Akhil Jakatdar and Javin Pombra

September 12, 2017


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On Thursday, September 7, Los Altos girls varsity water polo defeated Palo Alto 14-8 to win their second league game of the season. In the first quarter, Los Altos seniors Julia Santos and Brynn Walther quickly put goals on the board. A beautifully lobbed shot over the head of the goalie by Julia...

Mountain View Leaders Organize Equality and Diversity Rally

Mountain View Leaders Organize Equality and Diversity Rally

Brian Huebner, Senior Writer

August 31, 2017


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Hundreds of citizens from Mountain View and surrounding cities rallied to voice their concerns about recent violence from white supremacists and supporters of the “alt-right” at The Stand Up for Equality and Diversity Rally at the Mountain View Civic Center on Saturday, August 19. The rally was org...

Girls Water Polo Makes a Splash in First Game of the Season

Girls Water Polo Makes a Splash in First Game of the Season

Daniela Gloster and Cathy Wang

August 30, 2017


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The girls varsity water polo team started their season with a 13-3 victory over the Willow Glen Rams on Wednesday, August 30, shutting the Rams down for two high-scoring quarters before running down the clock for a successful finish. Senior captain Julia Santos led the way, scoring seven of the Ea...

Student Physical Altercation Forces Administrative Intervention

Yolanda Spura and Mayu Alten

August 29, 2017


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Multiple students engaged in a physical altercation near the 300 wing which required staff and administration to intervene during lunch last Wednesday, August 23, Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg said. The incident is being investigated by the Los Altos Police Department and administration. Soon af...

Football Fumbles First Game of the Season

Football Fumbles First Game of the Season

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

August 27, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

TeenzTalk Organizes Inaugural Teen Wellness Conference

TeenzTalk Organizes Inaugural Teen Wellness Conference

Nathan Godderis, Senior Writer

August 18, 2017


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Teenztalk, an organization headed by senior Nadia Ghaffari, will hold a Teen Wellness Conference at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus on Saturday, September 30, to promote wellness with mental health speakers and hands-on activities.   “I felt like we needed to be doing this in-person, because tha...

City’s Public Arts Committee Develops Master Plan For New Works

City’s Public Arts Committee Develops Master Plan For New Works

Yalda Khodadad, Features Editor

July 26, 2017


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The Los Altos Public Arts Committee (LAPAC) started drafting a Public Arts Master Plan this spring to add art to the city in hopes that it might draw potential investors and homeowners. The plan aims to develop a community-wide vision to add unique works that resonate with the city and its citizen...

Math Teacher Judy Strauss Retires

Jocelyn Maeyama and Javin Pombra

July 13, 2017


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Math teacher Judy Strauss retired after teaching for 27 years at the end of 2016-2017 school year. Once retired, she hopes to dedicate her time to pursuing a variety of other interests, including swimming, literature, music and epidemiology. Strauss first considered retirement after she was diagnosed with and surgically tre...

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