The effects of unhealthy habits

by Naina S. We all have bad habits, from small things like biting our nails, to things like watching too much T.V., getting too little sleep, drinking too little water, or spending too much time on our phones. These habits are very unhealthy for you, and can actually lead to serious consequences. After a long…

When will our time be over?

By Sina S. Many life forms have come and gone. Dinosaurs, dodos, passenger pigeons, thylacines, etcetera. This raises an important question: when is it our turn to die? How will we cease to exist, and why? There are two main factors to consider when speculating the end of humanity. Will nature cause us to perish,…

NFL bans freedom of speech

by: Wyatt B. Kabir C. Black lives Matter! Following Colin Kaepernick, the ex-quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Nike spoke up for black lives. After Colin knelt for every National anthem in the 2016-2017 NFL season, Nike created Equality merchandise including socks, shirts, and sweatshirts. The NBA also participated in this movement by teaming up…

Discrimination of Muslims in the United States

by Ava K. How do you identify a Muslim? Many may say that they classify a woman wearing a hijab, or headscarf, as Muslim. Others may automatically think that people who speak Arabic, or a language similar, are Muslim. As of 2016, there were roughly 3 million Muslims living in the United States, making up…

Mo Salah: the world’s next best soccer player?

By Eric M. It is the 95th minute. The game between Egypt and Congo is tied, 1-1. The ball lies on the penalty spot. Fans, with tears rolling down their cheeks, pray for a goal. The player takes a deep breath before shuffling to the right and then running at the ball. His foot makes…

#@*%!: The benefits of swearing

by Jackson K, Saarang B, and Atli A. Many Blach students have a large swear-word vocabulary, and this might be to their advantage. Studies have suggested swearing may decrease feelings of pain or sadness. It can also relieve stress and make you physically stronger.   As we all hopefully agree on, swearing loudly in public…

The Voice

By: Haley F. and Delaney L. The thirteenth season of The Voice has concluded declaring, Brynn Cartelli, the winner. This amazingly talented 15 year-old has won $100,000 along with a Universal Music Group recording contract. She is the youngest to win the competition in the history of the show, and is thrilled to take this…

The Post: A contemporary and modern restaurant with a twist

Only a  week after The Post opened, the restaurant was already bustling with customers. by Kiana Z. With many and classic restaurants in the area to compete with, the Post brings a fresh take on Los Altos food by opening up a modern restaurant, while serving classics – with a twist. Despite the difference of…

The Bacteriophage: a deadly foe, or a vital ally?

Photo by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell By: Atli A , Sina S, and Jacob I A couple weeks ago, the Center for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an article stating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria were at an all time high. The extremely resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” were found in 27 states this…

Avoid sore throats by using Alexa Announcements

By Saarang B. Now, Amazon Echo users will use a new Alexa feature: Alexa Announcements. This aspect will help users to keep their voice in tip-top condition . . . So, how do you use it? With Alexa Announcements, users can say, “Alexa, announce it’s time to leave.” Alexa will then broadcast that message to…

Apple’s self driving program: dreams turned to reality

Volkswagen’s T6 camping van, the model that Apple will use as its base for a self-driving electric car by Anthony P. Many people have heard of Apple’s self-driving program, in fact, it has been the subject of a lot of speculation ever since rumors broke that the tech company was making its own self-driving car….

The Royal Wedding

by: Wyatt B. On November 27, 2017, The Prince of Wales made it public that his son, Prince Henry, and Meghan Markle would officially be engaged. He also announced that the wedding would take place on the Sunday of May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel. The wedding was right on schedule. Prince Charles hosted…