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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Summer provides opportunities for engagement in local activities

Summer provides opportunities for engagement in local activities

Amann Mahajan and Irene Tsen August 15, 2023

Brandon Seow: Engineering classes A Taser alarm: It may sound slightly odd, but it’s what sophomore Brandon Seow spent six weeks of his summer on. Following a weeklong family vacation to French Polynesia, Seow took two engineering classes in hopes of creating a portfolio before applying to...

PAUSD boosts behavioral-intervention resources to address student issues

PAUSD boosts behavioral-intervention resources to address student issues

Vivien Chen, Lifestyle Editor August 12, 2023

In an effort to bolster behavioral-support services, the Palo Alto Unified School District has hired 12 new behavioral intervention coaches to be stationed at all elementary and secondary schools. The district is investing $2 million to hire the BICs, as well as implement new staff training, create a...

Humor: How to handle the disappointment of being forced back to school

Humor: How to handle the disappointment of being forced back to school

Victor Dang, News Editor August 12, 2023

Ah, summer break. A time for sleeping in, enjoying warm weather, sipping cool drinks and forgetting the concept of homework entirely. A time that, unfortunately, ended several hours ago. For many, the return to campus is an agonizing, grueling experience filled with disappointment and sorrow. But for...

Junior Olivia Lu feeds deer in a local deer park.

Students, staff travel worldwide during summer

Anne Dong, Forum Editor August 11, 2023

Sophomore Natalie Chan in London and Paris "I loved seeing the beautiful and intricate architecture in London and Paris." "My mom and I were big fans of Monet's and Renoir's art growing up, so it was amazing to see their original pieces in person."   Science teacher Mark Brassey in Costa Rica "We...

Affirmative action overturn prompts reexamination of college application strategies, raises equity concerns

Affirmative action overturn prompts reexamination of college application strategies, raises equity concerns

Annabel Honigstein, Forum Editor August 11, 2023

On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court ended affirmative action in college admissions, preventing universities from using race as a factor in acceptances. In a 6-3 vote, the court’s conservative-leaning majority overturned precedent in its ruling on Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows...

Construction continues on administration, food-services buildings

Construction continues on administration, food-services buildings

Chris Lee, Managing Editor August 11, 2023

The A- and B-building construction project remained in full swing during the summer, expedited by the limited number of students and staff on campus. With demolition complete, crews are working on ensuring that both buildings meet modern safety standards: They have replaced utilities pipes containing...

Ollieland: Explore Gunns campus with The Oracles mascot

Ollieland: Explore Gunn’s campus with The Oracle’s mascot

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2023

N-building This two-story building is an academic (and to some extent, social) hub. You’ll find most English and math classes here — English on the bottom story, math on the top — as well as the two departments’ respective offices. The building’s gray steps offer a great place to stop and...

The Oracle

The Oracle

August 17, 2022

As a Gunn student, it’s your duty to stay informed. What’s the best way to do so? Keep the latest issue of The Oracle, Gunn’s student newspaper, on hand. The Oracle covers issues relevant to the student body, with topics ranging from on campus construction to students’ summer experiences to what...

Hero costume

Hero costume

August 17, 2022

It’s a well-known fact that many high schoolers undergo superhero transformations. You could brew a solution in Dr. Mellows’ chemistry class that turns you into the next Spider-Man; you could inhale smoke from one of our numerous wildfires that triggers your transformation into a Hulk-like creature....

Back scratcher

Back scratcher

August 17, 2022

We’ve all been there: that one itch you can’t seem to reach. Your classmates watch as you grow increasingly desperate, scrabbling at your back, your limbs flailing haphazardly. Conversation becomes stilted; solving a trig equation or recalling an English vocabulary word becomes difficult. After awhile,...

Humor: school backpack essentials

Humor: school backpack essentials

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief August 17, 2022

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