The Oracle

Administration investigates vandalism across campus

Eric Epstein and Elisa Moraes-Liu

May 18, 2018

Filed under News

An outbreak of vandalism has swept through campus in recent weeks. According to Principal Kathleen Laurence, the graffiti has mainly affected the school bathrooms, and the strong chemicals used to wash off the markings resulted in s...

Are personality tests valid in judging one’s character? NO

Eric Epstein, Sports Editor

May 18, 2018

Filed under Centerfold

Anyone who has casually surfed the internet recently is sure to have seen zany personality quizzes on Buzzfeed or Facebook that determine a quiz-taker’s personality by comparing it to that of a character, celebrity, food item...

Students compete in First- ever Stock Market Game

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March 30, 2018

Filed under Features

Written by Eric Epstein The Stock Market Game is a new competition that pits students’ investing savvies against one another. e 84 participants will compete for a 50 dollar gi card to a store of the winner’s preferen...

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: Junior Sebastian Cai, Swimmer

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March 6, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Oracle: What inspired you to start swimming? Sebastian Cai: I started swimming after the 2008 [Beijing] Olympics when I saw Michael Phelps win eight gold medals. I was in China at the time, and I really enjoyed watc...

Sports Serve as a Source of Fun, Fitness for Staff: Joshua Little

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December 8, 2017

Filed under Sports

Written by Eric Epstein Freshman biology teacher Joshua Little is currently training for a half-marathon he plans to run in mid-January. Little used to stay active by swimming but has not been swimming as much recently. “I was a...

Are the advantages of super teams fair game in the NBA?-Yes

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November 9, 2017

Filed under Sports

Written by Eric Epstein For the 2017-18 NBA season, many superstar basketball players joined forces to create team rosters chock-full of ridiculous talent and stardom, dubbed “super teams.” This phenomenon has likely spr...

Administration, staff, students examine disciplinary system

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November 9, 2017

Filed under News

Despite many recent changes on campus, such as the construction project and the bell schedule, Gunn’s disciplinary policy has remained relatively the same throughout the years. The policy on suspension and expulsion has se...

PAUSD faces budget crisis, must limit future expenses

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October 13, 2017

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Written by Eric Epstein The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) continues to face a significant budget shortfall, partly due to the three percent raise that the district is contractually obligated to pay all of its...

Palo Alto Should Punish Texting While Walking

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September 15, 2017

Filed under Forum

Written by Eric Epstein   On July 27, Honolulu, Hawaii approved a law that prohibits pedestrians from using their electronic devices while crossing the street. Offenders of this law will be fined $15 to $35 for thei...

Staffers face off in NBA Conference Finals predictions: San Antonio Spurs

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May 19, 2017

Filed under Sports

Written by Eric Epstein The San Antonio Spurs will dominate the 2017 NBA finals to spoil the third edition of Warriors vs. Cavaliers. The key to the Spurs’ success starts and ends with the emotionless basketball machine that...

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