Features

Arnold Palmer: Athletic Style icon of the 1960’s

“He was very sophisticated, the kind of sophisticated that you wanted to get to know.” remarks Junior Marissa Sarenana on the Professional American Golf player, Arnold Palmer, whom passed away the 25th of this September. Palmer was undoubtedly a talented athlete, winning over 90 golf tournaments worldwide. He was also known for his charisma and overall glowing personality. As photo montages play, and the legend is remembered, one thing is clear to the eye – Read more…

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Sports

Conquerors’ Star Back Rushes for 5 Touchdowns Against Newport Harbor

Newport Harbor was no match for Los Altos’ main weapon Senior Running back Tyler Nevens during Friday Night’s Non-Conference game September 23, 2016. Newport’s Senior Running back Cole Kinder broke out for a couple touchdowns but the Conquerors defense came up big in the fourth. Los Altos Football came off a 42-34 victory over Glendora last week and came into this game being 4-0. The Conquerors worked all week preparing for Newport’s solid linemen, switching Read more…

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News

Memorial in Grand Park honors Armenian Genocide Victims

On September 17, Clergy leaders and the Armenian community gathered together at five in the afternoon to honor the city of Los Angeles’ first official Armenian genocide memorial, which was revealed at the Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.   This memorial is not the first memorial in Los Angeles County dedicated to the Armenian community, but it is the first in the city of Los Angeles specifically. Southern California consists of the largest Armenian Read more…

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Sports

Los Altos Football Takes Win Against Corona

The Conquerors defense gave the Panthers a tough time on offense last Friday night. On the offensive side of the ball, Los Altos looked sluggish but came out of halftime looking like a rejuvenated squad. This week’s Corona matchup was a tough task to prepare for. The coaches told the players all week that Corona’s line was going to be big. Los Altos Football didn’t take the day off on Labor day and got straight Read more…

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News

Rioting in Milwaukee, Black Lives Matters to Blame

On August 15 and 16, an uprising occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The rioting followed the shooting of Sylville Smith, 23, on August 14. Delayed in a traffic stop, an officer identified a firearm, with 23 rounds, on Smith. Smith, an African- American, was shot twice by an African American policeman while running from the officer. The two days following Smith’s death, riots erupted throughout the 26.8% (2010 U.S. Census) African- American Milwaukee. Disguising the riots Read more…

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Sports

Los Altos Football Rolls Past Opponents in Week One and Two

The lights were shinning brighter than ever as Los Altos kicked off the season facing San Marino Friday August 26th and Wilson Saturday September 3rd. This senior heavy squad has only allowed 6 points and produced 97 points the past two games. Los Altos Football prepared for San Marino this week going over film and perfecting their plays. After Thursdays walk through the team had their traditional team meal later that night where they bonded Read more…

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News

Armed Robbery by a 16 year old at a Local Fruit Vendor

On Sunday August 21, 2016, a 16 year old boy robbed a fruit vendor at gunpoint for his profits made from his sale. It occurred in the Denny’s parking lot on 7th Avenue. The robbery occurred at around 12:25 pm, and the suspect has been caught. Freshman Maggie Moreno was shocked to hear about the recent incident. Moreno says, “I have been to a fruit stand multiple times, but never have I heard or seen anything like this. I believe the fruit stand should be moved to a different location.” While location may seem as an issue, the real issue at hand is the person committing the crime. It goes to show that age plays no part in violent crimes. Anyone is capable of breaking the law. Though the boy was not alone; there were a total of three other people in the get­away car. With the recent crime many may begin to recognize safety precautions should be taken. The incident may come as a surprise to some, but not to 12th grader Joseph De La Parra. De La Parra states, “I feel that an armed robbery could happen anywhere and that we should always be aware of our surroundings at all times and be prepared for any situation if it happens.” The fruit vendor is somewhat isolated due to its location being right against the freeway, so as it is their safety is at risk. In order to change this De La Parra goes on to say, “I believe that the fruit stand should move to an area that can be seen by security cameras from other buildings and is still easily accessible to customers.” Crime could happen at any anywhere, one incident doesn’t change the reputation of Hacienda Heights. The fact that the suspect has been caught it may leave people of the neighborhood more at ease, though a punishment has not been made for the teen, yet. Junior Stephanie Martinez speaks on the issue at hand saying, “Knowing that it was a teenager who did this horrible act does not change my mind. A person like that deserves a punishment regardless of age. He should spend time in jail and get fined for acting in such a violent manner.”             The fruit vendor will most likely stay in it’s location due to the amount of business it gets from being there. The robbery sheds light on how the danger that can happen despite our usually safe surroundings.

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Sports

The Dividing Dive: Shaunae Miller’s Move for Gold

Controversy has risen since August 18, as Bahamian track star Shaunae Miller dove across the finish line in the women’s 400 meters, beating American Allyson Felix by 0.07 seconds. While Miller won, it is wondered whether her achievement was through technicality or skill. Miller won by the Olympics’ official rules, which state that the medal goes to the first athlete whose torso is over the line. However, her sportsmanship has been called into question, as Read more…

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Sports

Simone Manuel: Breaking the Mold and an Olympic Record

On August 11, 2016, Simone Manuel made history by becoming the first African-American woman to medal in an individual swimming event. In addition, she didn’t just settle for bronze, or even silver; Manuel went home with an Olympic record and a gold medal. On the sixth day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it was the Stanford girl’s turn to take on the Women’s 100m freestyle up against Australian swimmer, Cate Campbell, who set the Read more…

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Opinion

Suicide Squad: The Little Movie That Couldn’t

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is an outright precarious film. It need not be crowned as a pariah, as it basks in the glory of a series of films that persist in individually adding a sense of tire or indifference. Man of Steel was welcomed with a chorus of voices, chiming into the idea that DC cannot hope to dismantle the reign of Marvel. The same could also be said for Batman V. Superman, which made Read more…

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A & E

Snapchat v. Instagram

A sudden rivalry has sprouted between two of the most loved social media apps, and it is forcing the public to pick a side. That bright August morning, the social media world woke up to the new row of circles with the profile pictures and usernames of the people they follow on top of their page. Instagram’s most recent update revealed a brand new “story” feature in which you can swipe left and take a Read more…

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News

America’s presidential election is a two-party system

As the date for the November 2016 election draws inevitably nearer, the Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and the Republican nominee Donald Trump only seem to become more aggressive, both toward each other and in pursuing their entrance into the White House. The two main parties in America appear to have “irreconcilable differences” so to speak, and visions of peaceful collaboration seem far-fetched. To be frank, that is not far from the truth. America began its Read more…

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