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History of Black History Month uncovered

February 3, 2017

Written by Amanda Lee In 1912, Carter G. Woodson became the second African-American in history to complete a doctorate degree at Harvard University. Three years later, at the 50th emancipation anniversary celebration in Chicago, Woodson created an African-American history display. Through this event, he realized the need to teach others about [...]

Black History Month is undercelebrated at Gunn

February 3, 2017

Written by Eric Epstein Since 1976, every February in America has been officially designated as Black History Month. Across the country, people take time to reflect on the contributions that African- Americans have made to America. Students are educated about the history of African-Americans and about famous African-Americans’ contributions to [...]

Workaholism proves to be helpful, harmful

December 2, 2016

Written by: Akansha Gupta Workaholism is generally considered to be a socially acceptable addiction. Unlike sub- stance abuse and shopping, which take a toll on the body and the wallet, it’s hard to imagine working too hard and too long is an issue. The ordinary person looks at workaholics almost enviously; better a workaholic, they think, than [...]

Students battle video game addiction

December 2, 2016

Written by Katie Zhang A video game addiction may seem like a joke to some people but to others, it means more to them. Sophomore student, Samantha Lee, struggles with a mild video game addiction that affects her daily routines. “Having a video game and electronic addiction makes my life a bit more stressful sometimes,” Lee said. “I cannot [...]

Shopaholic: Matthew Skowronski

December 2, 2016

Written by Paulo Frank For junior Matthew Skowronski, clothes shopping has been an important part of his life for many years. “In sixth grade I bought this really nice sweatshirt,” Skowronski said. “I wanted to buy more things like it and ever since, I’ve been addicted.” Shopaholism, the more commonly used term for the disorder called [...]

A look into homelessness in the Bay Area

November 4, 2016

Written by Helen Nguyen and Maya Rapoport, News Editor and Reporter Despite a 14 percent reduction in homelessness in Santa Clara County from 2013 to 2015, homelessness still pervades many parts of the Bay Area. Many people are trying to combat the crisis by creating organizations, offering resources to the homeless, changing policies and [...]

Homelessness in the Bay Area: Ways to get involved

November 4, 2016

Written by Ariel Pan –Make care kits: Care packages are usually gallon-size zipper lock plastic bags that contain small toiletries like toothbrushes, toothpaste and combs, and non-perishable food items like granola bars. Money is not recommended. Donate the care kits to a local shelter, or hand them out to the homeless directly. [...]

Homecoming serves as cherished tradition

October 11, 2016

Written by Amanda Lee Homecoming is one of many American traditions that are celebrated in high schools and colleges across the country. It is an event that brings together friends, classes, schools, families and communities, just to celebrate and honor their school. The name “Homecoming” reflects one of the key reasons for the event; it is [...]