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Written by: Stephanie Zhang Junior Haley Nieh’s love for the ocean surfaced when she participated in a marine biology program in Thailand five years ago. Over the years, she has turned her passion into action. During winter break, she traveled across the world to Australia, where she documented and photographed the underwater Great Barrier Reef. “More [...]
The Oracle: How did you first become interested in art? Sam Chen: I started going to child art classes in kindergarten, but it was my parents’ choice, not mine. I always liked to doodle when I had the time. Art was a big part of my childhood. When I was in fourth grade I started [...]
Written by: Stephanie Zhang On Dec 13. at 7 p.m. in Spangenberg theatre, students, family and staff will have the chance to watch their peers sing for the annual Winter Choir Concert. The choir students have been working hard for several weeks to put together a concert that viewers won’t be able to easily forget. [...]
Written by: Lawrence Chen and Stephanie Zhang Formerly an offensive tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jon Runyan is now a U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. He was elected in 2010 as a member of the Republican party. In middle school, Runyan broke the school record for shot put with a distance of [...]
Written by: Misheel Enkhbat, Henry Siu, Zoe Weisner, Emily Yao and Stephanie Zhang Erin Keplinger Mental health therapist Erin Keplinger provides more than just typical counseling services to the students. While working at schools in San Mateo and Foster City, the Palo Alto native has gained the trust of many teenagers under her guidance. She maintains [...]
Written by: Lawrence Chen, Misheel Enkhbat, Chaewon Lee, Henry Siu, Klaire Tan, Regina Tran, Zoe Weisner, Emily Yao and Stephanie Zhang Vashti Srinivas Eleventh-year teacher Vashti Srinivas has big plans and expectations for her first year as a new Biology 1 and Biology 1A teacher. Srinivas has found that there is a large spectrum of [...]
Science teacher Bakari Holmes, who taught physics, astronomy, Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics and the Robotics Team for five years is leaving Gunn for San Jose High School (SJHS).
Sports athletes compete in various competitions, continue to persevere in face of difficult competition
Written by: Lawrence Chen, Erica Lee, Eric Noh, Rani Shiao, Alvin Wang and Stephanie Zhang, Photos by: Wendy Qiu and Kyle Zhu, Courtesy photos by: Jonathan Yong, Nicole Jacobsen, Audey Shen and Arjun Narayen Badminton After an impressive 10-2 record and a second place finish in the 2011 Santa Clara Valley Athletics League (SCVAL) De Anza division, the badminton team is [...]
On March 5, the world was hit by a short film that quickly spread virally around the globe. The 30-minute film entitled entitled “Kony 2012” was created by Invisible Children, an organization whose priority is to raise attention about the crimes of Joseph Kony, a Ugandan warlord and leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).