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Editorial: Finals format should be adjusted to reduce stress amidst online situation

Editorial: Finals format should be adjusted to reduce stress amidst online situation

The Oracle Staff February 22, 2021
holding finals online exacerbates many of the issues inherent to distance learning, which lead to additional stress during an already stressful time.
Public romantic displays introduce stressful peer pressure, vulnerability

Public romantic displays introduce stressful peer pressure, vulnerability

Jessica Wang, Forum Editor February 18, 2021

Here’s how it’s always pictured in the movies: a glittery poster with a goofy pun and a Very Important Question, a large bunch of red roses wrapped in cellophane, a boombox for good measure and...

Yoga reduces stress, promotes healthy lifestyle

Yoga reduces stress, promotes healthy lifestyle

Dori Filppu, Features Editor September 29, 2020

As our community passes the six month period of shelter-in-place, it's increasingly important to maintain and care for both our mental and physical health. Amidst the lack of in-person interaction, it’s...

COVID-19 leads to standardized testing cancellations, scholarship distress

COVID-19 leads to standardized testing cancellations, scholarship distress

Julianna Chang and Haley Pflasterer September 18, 2020

Due to widespread school closures caused by COVID-19, the process of taking standardized tests has changed drastically. Since such tests are usually conducted at schools, many standardized testing dates...

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YES! Program teaches students to unwind, reduces stress

Jessica Wang, Forum Editor September 20, 2019

Whether you’ve experienced the famous “soooo-hum’s” firsthand or peeked in on the freshmen taking a nap by candlelight, you probably know of the Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!) program....

Back to nature: Alain escapes from everyday stress

October 9, 2018

The Oracle: Why do you like to backpack? Alain Saal-Dalma: It allows me to realize how much I use that I simply don’t need to. It is amazing to go from surviving solely on things that I can...

Gunn student culture fosters skewed expectations, stress: Students need to take initiative in changing school culture

Gunn student culture fosters skewed expectations, stress: Students need to take initiative in changing school culture

gracewilliams2019 March 6, 2018

When members of the Palo Alto community think of Gunn, many associate the school with difficult courses and students under constant stress. In the past, students have blamed the stress of school on...

Late grade release undermines intention for stress-relief

Late grade release undermines intention for stress-relief

sawngbird February 2, 2018

Written by Collin Jaeger A frustrating predicament for many this past winter break: the final grades for first semester were hidden throughout the two weeks off from school and came back into display...

Therapy dogs offer stress relief on campus

Therapy dogs offer stress relief on campus

Katie Zhang September 15, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang. During the past few weeks, service puppies from Canine Companions for Independence came on campus to put smiles on students’ faces. The puppies came to the Batcave...

Interim Wellness Center offers students new ways to relieve stress

gtramack September 9, 2016

Written by Grace Tramack and Evalyn Li  The Wellness Center has opened this year on campus to offer different resources for students, promote mental health and create a comfortable environment in...

SEC creates school-side competition to alleviate stress

pkale99 April 15, 2016

Written by Prachi Kale Introduced to Gunn this year, Elimination is a game based on the game Assassin. The objective of Elimination is to be the last person remaining with a beach ball. Players must follow...

gaming club provides outlet for stress

The Oracle November 16, 2015

Written by Lena Ye Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue The Interscholastic Gaming League is a gaming club formed in 2003. The club meets after school on Fridays in the Student Activities Center....

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