The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

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Who We Are

The Oracle is a newspaper publication produced by and for the students of Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. The newspaper publishes eight issues annually.

Our Vision

As Gunn’s official news publication, we will serve the Palo Alto community through timely and accurate reporting, maintaining the highest standards of journalistic ethics. Working collaboratively while playing to our individual strengths, we promise unwavering relevance, diligence, nuance and transparency in our coverage. We will strive to keep those in power accountable and offer a platform for underrepresented voices on campus. Through improving our journalism and expanding its reach, we will empower community members to make informed decisions. 

Awards:

  • Third place in “Newspaper” category in the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2022 annual contest.
  • Second place in the “Best of the West” category at the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2020 annual contest.
  • Honorable Mention in the “Newspub Editorial Writing” category at the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2020 annual contest.
  • Fourth place in the “Best of Show” category at the 2020 Fall Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association Convention.
  • Third place in the “Press Freedom” category at the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2019 annual contest.
  • Fourth place in the “Digital Media News Website Design” at the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2019 annual contest.
  • Sixth place in the “Best of Show” category at the 2018 Fall Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association Convention.
  • Second place in the “Best of the West” category at the Journalism Education Association of Northern California’s 2017 NorCal Media Conference.
  • First place in the “General Excellence” category at the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2017 annual contest.
  • Second place in the “Website Content” category at the Journalism Education Association Northern California 2017 annual contest.
  • Second place in the “Best of Show” category at the 2016 Fall Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association Convention.
  • First place in the “Best of the West” category at the Newspaper at the Journalism Education Association of Northern California’s 2016 NorCal Media Conference.
  • First place in the “General Excellence” category at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2014 High School Journalism Awards.
  • First place in the “General Excellence” category at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2012 High School Journalism Awards.

 

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