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Gunn vs Paly: Gunn excels in essential areas

March 31, 2017

Written by Andrew Zhao There are only two public high schools in Palo Alto: Henry M. Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School (Paly). Both schools are known nationwide for their exceptional students and their stunning array of activities. Both schools constantly compete to be the top in all of those activities. However, there are a multitude of [...]

Staffer shares favorite sports rivalry

March 31, 2017

Written by Grace Tramack I am not personally the most passionate about sports, but when it comes to swimming, I could talk about meet results or race strategies all day long. Which is mainly why my favorite teams to go head-to-head are definitely the Stanford and University of California Berkeley’s (Cal) women’s swim teams. Every year, I sit [...]

Winter storms reduce ramifications of California drought

March 3, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Hope is finally in sight for Californians after the disappointing levels of El Niño rainfall in 2016. The state has been hit unexpectedly by winter storms and heavy rains over the past few months, greatly mitigating the long-standing drought. Governor Jerry Brown first declared a state of emergency in California in January [...]

Science classes participate in plastics project

March 3, 2017

Written by Tim Sun Science teachers Navneet Schworetzky and Eric Ledgerwood are partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to give students the opportunity to fight plastic pollution on campus in the aquarium’s Ocean Plastics Pollution Summit. Students will design projects to combat the use of plastics in our community, and a number of them will [...]

Staffer tries zero food waste

March 3, 2017

Written by Bridgette Gong Let’s take a moment to address food waste—half a plate of pasta which nobody had any room for, or how about that untouched tub of yogurt that had to be thrown out? Food waste is considered to be any food that is discarded or left uneaten, and it is a pressing environmental issue across the U.S. and the rest of the [...]

Tips on reducing carbon footprint

March 3, 2017

Written by Kristen Yee The apparel industry accounts for 10 percent of carbon emissions. Try shopping at secondhand clothing stores like Goodwill or buying second- hand clothing online at thredup.com. An example of a way that students can reduce carbon emissions is by submitting projects and homework online, and taking notes digitally instead of [...]

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 [...]