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Friday, April 18, 2014

Softball Continues to Dominate with Wins Over Saratoga, Mountain View

On Wednesday, April 16, the softball team edged out league rival Saratoga 6-5 in a game that saw Los Altos rebound from a 4-5 deficit.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Junior Advances to USAMO, Multiple Students to AIME

After scoring highly on the American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC 12) and American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), junior Charles Lien advanced to the United States of America Math Olympiad (USAMO).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Speech and Debate Team Dominates in Santa Clara Invitational

Last weekend on April 12 and 13, the Mountain View Los Altos Debate Team competed in the Santa Clara University Philalethic Invitational. Unlike other competitions, this invitational hosted both speech and debate events, as opposed to focusing on a single event. The team finished with placings in many of the offered events.


AVID Adds Chromebook Lending to BYOD Program

The school’s AVID program has recently begun lending out Samsung Chromebooks to its students as a part of its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chemistry Teacher a Former Minor League Baseball Player and Chef

Chemistry teacher Darren Dressen has been cooking up a storm since he graduated from high school in Minnesota in 1986. From being a professional chef to a minor league baseball player to a medicinal chemist, he has walked a road traveled by few in the educational field.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Latino Student Union Hosts Sixth Annual Latino Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, April 2, the Latino Student Union (LSU) hosted its sixth annual Latino Achievement Recognition Awards Ceremony in the large gym. District Superintendent Barry Groves, Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf, Principal Wynne Satterwhite, LAHS Latino Liaison Maria Hoerni, counselor Ariel Rojas, Supervised Study teacher Jacob Larin and the MVLA Board of Trustees President Joe Mitchner presented awards to Latino students to commend their achievements.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Three Former Iranian Hostages Share Story in Public Forum at School

On Friday, March 28, former Iranian hostages Sarah Shourd, Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer discussed and promoted their new memoir, “A Sliver of Light”, in a public forum hosted by the Commonwealth Club in the school’s Eagle Theater. Over the course of an hour, the three Americans shared their harrowing story of resilience in a time of despair.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

School Hosts Diversity Assembly

Photos by Ian Mackey and Brandon Hong.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Diversity Assembly: Teacher Flash Mob

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Baseball Struggles in League Play Against Palo Alto

The Eagles struggled to get a grip on things in their 2-8 loss to Palo Alto at home on Friday, March 28. The Eagles had one of their more sloppy games on the field with five errors and struggled to get going offensively. Friday’s game was Los Altos’ second face-off against Palo Alto this week, the first having been played two days prior on Wednesday and culminating in a 3-7 defeat.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lacrosse Routs Gunn 16-4

On Thursday, March 27, it quickly became obvious that Los Altos was simply too much for the Gunn Titans. The Eagles played a strong all-around game that lifted them above Gunn 16-4.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gift of Vision Club Holds Ice Cream Fundraiser

On Wednesday, March 26, the Gift of Vision Club hosted an ice cream fundraiser in the quad after sixth period to raise money for the Sankara Eye Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides free eye care in rural parts of India. The Sankara Eye Foundation performs full cataract surgeries for only $30 in an effort to cure blindness in India by 2020.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Melds Old and New

The film-student adage “Oh, that’s such classic Wes Anderson” comes to mind when the credits of Mr. Anderson’s latest venture, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” roll on screen.

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Sports Scores

  • LacrosseApril 17
    Palo Alto 11
    Los Altos 6
  • SoftballApril 17
    Los Altos 8
    Saratoga 1
  • SoftballApril 16
    Los Altos 6
    Saratoga 5
  • BaseballApril 16
    Los Altos 7
    Mountain View 6
  • Boys VolleyballApril 16
    Saratoga 3
    Los Altos 0
  • BaseballApril 14
    Los Altos 1
    Westmont 0
  • BaseballApril 12
    Menlo-Atherton 6
    Los Altos 3
  • LacrosseApril 10
    Los Altos 14
    Sequoia 3
  • SoftballApril 5
    Los Altos 6
    St. Francis 0
  • SoftballApril 5
    Wilcox 2
    Los Altos 0
  • BaseballApril 4
    Saratoga 15
    Los Altos 1
  • Boys VolleyballApril 4
    Cupertino 3
    Los Altos 2
  • LacrosseApril 3
    Los Altos 19
    Carlmont 9
  • SoftballApril 2
    Los Altos 6
    Santa Clara 3
  • BaseballApril 2
    Los Altos 5
    Saratoga 1
  • Boys VolleyballApril 2
    Wilcox 3
    Los Altos 1
  • LacrosseApril 1
    Woodside 24
    Los Altos 20
  • SoftballMarch 29
    Prospect 10
    Los Altos 2

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Star Wars Changes Hands to Disney

In December of 2012, Disney completed the acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, paying over $4 billion for all of Lucasfilm, Inc. Though many people were shocked that Disney now owns the rights to Star Wars, it may actually be a good thing for the franchise. It all depends on how Disney handles it, but there is one exciting result of the acquisition—a new trilogy.

AP Physics B to Become AP Physics “1-2″, Physics to Become AP Physics “1″

Starting next year, the school will be changing its current AP Physics B course in favor of replacing it with two separate full-year AP physics courses, “AP Physics 1” and “AP Physics 12,” as named by AP Physics C teacher Adam Randall, who will potentially teach one or both of the courses next year.