Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

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USACO programs opportunities, success for students

USACO programs opportunities, success for students

Ya-An Xue, Social Media Editor May 19, 2024

How many ways can you divide a field filled with cows into two groups by moving a horizontal or vertical line? This is an example of the many problems junior Samuel Ren spends his weekends solving to practice for the United States of America Computing Olympiad. Ren has been involved in coding for...

Students provide feedback on research presentation posters on sticky notes.

Advanced Authentic Research nurtures student interests

Kaitlyn Chen and Lise Desveaux April 16, 2024

What is the impact of screen time on children’s social-emotional abilities? How have regulatory changes in the food industry affected small businesses? Are Bay Area teachers receiving enough mental-health support? These are just a few of the questions that arise in Advanced Authentic Research, a yearlong...

Freshman Alina Fleischmann explores world through language

Freshman Alina Fleischmann explores world through language

Anne Dong, Forum Editor April 14, 2024

On her first day of seventh-grade summer school in Germany, freshman Alina Fleischmann introduced herself to her teachers and received the expected reactions from all but one: her health teacher. It wasn’t until she tapped her teacher’s shoulder that she found out that she was deaf. This interaction...

Halal, kosher values govern food, social interactions

Halal, kosher values govern food, social interactions

March 15, 2024

Senior Yahya Mirza stared down the track. He had not had any food or water in over 12 hours because he was fasting for Ramadan, and he was about to run a 400-meter race. Fatigue and weakness weighed him down as he took his place on a lane, anticipating the painstaking race before him. Nevertheless,...

Filmmakers illuminate lives through cinematic visions: Sophomore Jaylen Wong

Filmmakers illuminate lives through cinematic visions: Sophomore Jaylen Wong

Anne Dong, Forum Editor March 14, 2024

Sophomore Jaylen Wong joined the filmmaking world in middle school, when he signed up for the video production elective. However, it wasn’t until high school that he found his niche: sports filming. Wong posted his first sports film on Instagram during his freshman year after attending a Gunn varsity...

Filmmakers illuminate lives through cinematic visions: Senior Pablo Schettino González

Vivien Chen, Lifestyle Editor March 13, 2024

At 6 years old, senior Pablo Schettino González watched his first movie, “Happy Feet.” Transported to a world of talking penguins, he was entranced by the limitless possibilities of film. Since then, he has strived to create new worlds and evoke emotion in audiences through filmmaking. From an...

Strand by Strand: Students weave new narratives around their own hair care

Strand by Strand: Students weave new narratives around their own hair care

Claire Jittipun, Reporter February 11, 2024

During a family reunion in 2017, freshman Samantha Knudson was drawn to her grandmother’s beautiful mass of intricately braided purple hair. This moment marked a turning point in how she viewed her own hair. “I was around 7 or 8 at the family reunion,” Knudson said. “I knew that protective...

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