Allison Huang

Allison Huang, Chief Visual Journalist

Allison is a junior at Mountain View High School, managing the paper’s visual front and serving as a photographer, graphic artist and webmaster. She has previously done graphics consulting for the Mountain View High School Oracle. Allison is a founding member of the Post.


Graduation in the pandemic: three potential plans from the MVLA district

STORY BY CARLY HELTZEL, PHOTO BY ALLISON HUANG The iconic graduation song “Pomp and Circumstance” blares through the speakers as the senior class files onto the campus bleachers together, preparing to walk across the stage in front of the sea of their families’ faces.  Oh wait no, never mind.  Los Altos High School Assistant Principal…

Current plans bare, but MVLA set to implement ethnic studies course in 2022

STORY BY TOMOKI CHIEN, PHOTO BY ALLISON HUANG The Mountain View–Los Altos School District has plans to implement an ethnic studies course in the fall of 2022. Ethnic studies — loosely defined as the study of race, ethnicity and inequality from the perspective of people of color in the United States — has faced criticism since…

Los Altos Police Department to encrypt public radio channel

STORY BY GIL RUBINSTEIN, PHOTO BY ALLISON HUANG Starting in March, the Los Altos Police Department will be encrypting its radio communications following new guidance from the California Department of Justice. The justice department’s order mandates that police departments statewide encrypt personal information such as names, driver’s license numbers and other personal identifiers when transmitted…

Artist of the month: Los Altos junior writes, records and releases his own four-track EP

STORY AND PHOTO BY TOMOKI CHIEN, ILLUSTRATION BY ALLISON HUANG While the rest of his teenage peers have been lying on the couch watching TikToks, Dominic (Christiansen) Crosby’s been writing his own EP.  Dom’s EP — “Sophomore Year Singles” — features four songs, two of which he’s written during the pandemic; they’re dreamy, high-reverb tracks,…

Persistence, charity and faith: A Mountain View junior builds her own clothing company

STORY BY TOMOKI CHIEN AND ALLISON HUANG, PHOTO COURTESY JESSICA GAO Two years ago, Jessica Gao was a budding entrepreneur selling stickers — stickers of Asian slippers. Now, the Mountain View High School junior runs her own clothing brand, Upward Design, donating 100 percent of her profits to Second Harvest Food Bank. Jessica’s previous exploits…

Through biting criticism, MV City Council votes unanimously to form police advisory board

STORY BY CEDRIC CHAN AND ALLISON HUANG, PHOTO BY GIL RUBINSTEIN The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously last night to implement a “Public Safety Advisory Board” (PSAB) to oversee the Police Department, following a recommendation from the Ad-Hoc Subcommittee meeting on Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI).  The PSAB will be made up of up…

“We went from being thanked to driving by nine year olds with ACAB signs”: MVPD Deputy Chief Chris Hsuing set to take over Dept.

STORY BY CEDRIC CHAN AND GIL RUBINSTEIN, PHOTO BY ALLISON HUANG Deputy Police Chief Chris Hsuing is set to become Mountain View Police Department’s Chief this December, taking the place of Max Bosel, who announced his retirement Friday, November 6. The Post spoke to Hsiung — who’s set to assume his role on Sunday, December…

Los Altos City Manager resigns

STORY BY TOMOKI CHIEN, PHOTO BY ALLISON HUANG Los Altos City Manager Chris Jordan has resigned from his post, effective Saturday, December 5. While the City searches for his replacement, Deputy City Manager Jon Maginot will serve in his place. “Throughout [my tenure], the City staff has taken on numerous challenges with a positive, can-do…