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Festival experience leaves positive impression

Helen Nguyen

May 20, 2016

Written by Helen Nguyen, Assistant Business Manager I kept jumping from foot to foot—I couldn’t help myself as I stood in line for the Frost Music Festival. AlunaGeorge, Kaytranada and Flume were going to perform lat...

Glossophobia: fear of public speaking

Elizabeth C

April 18, 2016

Written by Elizabeth Chung Nearly everyone has fear of public speaking. However, it is the severity difference that makes some people more afraid than others. Clinical psychologist Dave Carbonell says that the fear ...

Fear of animals misunderstood by others


April 15, 2016

Written by Shannon Yang I cannot remember a time when I have been able to run up to a dog, hold it and pet it. Nor have I ever been able to give a cat a bowl of milk. I am one of many people who have th...

How to maintain better focus studying for finals

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December 7, 2015

Written by Barrett Zhang Ban electronics Banning electronics for the duration of studying may be hard but it helps reduce distractions for your studying process. Listen to relaxing music Listening to music can...

Top 5 places to study around Palo Alto


December 6, 2015

Written by Jenna Marvet Studying at home can be boring, while studying at school can be crowded and distracting. With finals just around the corner, here is a list of local spots that are great for studying. Please note that h...

First-generation immigrants find acceptance

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November 16, 2015

Written by Ariel Pan Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue At Gunn, students are able to experience one period of another culture before walking back out into a culture they are familiar with. Even for those who tra...

Students reflect on culture differences

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November 16, 2015

Written by Kush Dubey Published in the November 6, 2015 issue Students who find themselves transitioning between cultures—whether it’s from Kenya to America or from Hong Kong to Australia—often find themselves in positions of uncer...

A week as a vegetarian

A week as a vegetarian

October 8, 2015

Sleep: it’s not optional

Sleep: it’s not optional

September 14, 2015

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