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Boys Basketball Dunks On Mountain View in Senior Night Showdown

Boys Basketball Dunks On Mountain View in Senior Night Showdown

Ian Tseng, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


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On the evening of Friday, February 16, a seemingly endless stream of students and family members filed into the gym to watch boys basketball’s last game of the regular season. As the players warmed up, the packed bleachers became a scene of contrast; on one end, the white was worn by Los Altos stu...

‘Black Panther’: A Triumphant Global Introduction to Black Power

‘Black Panther’: A Triumphant Global Introduction to Black Power

Noah Tesfaye and Danny Vesurai

February 15, 2018


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“Black Panther” marks a proud, ferocious and comprehensive cultural milestone. Like its lead characters, it pushes beyond the boundaries of what’s accepted in superhero movies and in Hollywood. As the first ever full-budget action film with solely a black lead cast, “Black Panther” is Marv...

A Search for Meaning: Trick Flair Drip

A Search for Meaning: Trick Flair Drip

Gialon Kasha, Guest Writer

February 15, 2018


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The rapper Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus, lives up to his namesake in one of his more recent songs, “Ric Flair Drip.” In it, he discusses how happiness stems from the practice of love and appreciation, rather than the perceived unidirectionality of satisfaction. Offset begins the chorus by...

Hack Club Starts Website Building Program for Other Clubs

Hack Club Starts Website Building Program for Other Clubs

Kristen Fan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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The Hack Club implemented a new program, get.lahs.club, that provides free websites for clubs. Along with serving the school, the program will give Hack Club members opportunities to learn how to improve their coding skills. Although the clubs work with the member that is building the website for t...

Broken Box Tech Crew Joins Onstage Cast

Broken Box Tech Crew Joins Onstage Cast

Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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  In Broken Box’s new drama, “The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners,” five new cast members will join the pre-existing onstage ensemble.  For the first time since Broken Box’s comedy, “Museum,” in 2009, the company’s tech crew will play onstage roles in addition to the...

Video: Exploring Los Altos’ Coffee Culture

Video: Exploring Los Altos’ Coffee Culture

Arjin Unlu, Noah Tesfaye, and Nicholas Borda

January 31, 2018


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For many Los Altos students and staff, coffee drinking has become daily routine. It's necessary for many to stay awake and focused, but too much can also be harmful. Watch Talon videographers Noah Tesfaye, Nicholas Borda and Arjin Unlu talk to students and teachers and explore Los Altos' coffee culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuEuR5lRz30&feature=youtu.be

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Closed Due to Inappropriate Student Use

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Closed Due to Inappropriate Student Use

Evelin Diego, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


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Administration closed the gender-neutral bathrooms located at the end of the 400 wing closest to the staff parking lot due to inappropriate student use. Students who need to use a gender-neutral bathroom must use the one in the Attendance Office. “Students were going in groups and using [the bathroom] inappr...

Facilities Master Plan Finalized and Approved by School Board; Los Altos to Enlarge Music Facilities

Facilities Master Plan Finalized and Approved by School Board; Los Altos to Enlarge Music Facilities

Isabella Borkovic, Ethan Ruyack, Staff Writers

January 23, 2018


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The MVLA School Board yesterday unanimously approved the Facilities Master Plan following a recommendation by architects to add space for music facilities at Los Altos. The school board delayed voting for the plan on Monday, January 8, after Los Altos parents voiced concerns that the plan did not ...

For Two and a Half Weeks, Los Altos Bells Have Been Two Minutes Early

For Two and a Half Weeks, Los Altos Bells Have Been Two Minutes Early

Noah Tesfaye, Videographer

January 22, 2018


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For the past two and a half weeks, the Los Altos bell and clocks have been off by two minutes. The mistiming has prompted some student concern over increased tardies. Administration said they are aware the bell is off by two minutes and that the issue is stems from a malfunction of the master clock sys...

How Music Forms the Holidays

How Music Forms the Holidays

Madison Woo, Senior Writer

December 14, 2017


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Michael Bublé is a holiday god in my family. His sultry voice is played 24/7 from November 1 to December 25, his rendition of “Holly Jolly Christmas” steadily hyping us up for the one day of the year when we can open gifts and celebrate being together as a family. The quintessential holiday ...

Los Altos History Museum’s Take on Asian American Stories

Los Altos History Museum’s Take on Asian American Stories

Noelle Hanson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Behind a glass case, a collection of old family photos and letters to loved ones are scattered with underlying captions explaining their significance. The handwriting on these artifacts are from Asian American Immigrants who settled in the United States many decades ago. It’s clear to the observer th...

The Path to Pageantry with K’ronna Harmon

The Path to Pageantry with K’ronna Harmon

Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-4, Web Exclusive

Senior K’ronna Harmon will take her talents to the Miss California Teen USA pageant stage for the first time tomorrow, Saturday, December 2. While this is her first time competing, her leadership experience and her innate compassion have already helped her connect with people involved in the pageant....

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