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Shop smart, efficiently over the holidays

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January 7, 2012

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By Samantha Donat: Scream! Rumble. Rumble. Yelp! No, that isn’t a zoo you’re hearing, although that’s a good guess. It’s virtually the noise one hears in every mall in America each year in the weeks that follow Thanksgi...

The Oracle holds educational showdown: public education

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January 5, 2012

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By Cooper Aspegren: Public schools, traditionally dismissed in favor of private schools, nevertheless hold superiority over their more acclaimed counterpart. A public school, by definition, accepts financial support from publi...

The Oracle holds educational showdown: private education

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January 5, 2012

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By Ben Atlas: Because it’s rated the 42nd best high school in the country by Newsweek, Gunn students can’t relate to an average public school experience. However, outside of the enclosed bubble that is Gunn, private schools t...

Leave personal tech gear at home

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January 5, 2012

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By Amrita Moitra: Would you carry $600 in your backpack? The obvious answer is no. This logic, though, is contradicted constantly as teenagers bring expensive iPhones, iPads and other technology to school. However, with this p...

Why the game “nose goes” is pointless

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January 5, 2012

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By Melia Dunbar: “Nose goes.” Say it. It’s easy. It’s fast. How cute. Say it again. Unfortunately, the implications of the game itself are much less charming than the fact that it rhymes. We’ve all inevitably particip...

Experience classes before judging

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January 5, 2012

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By Anna Qin: What’s the first thing I did before entering junior year, the most feared year of a high school student’s career? I became a detective—whether it’s Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (APUSH), ...

Group projects more advantageous than individual work

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January 5, 2012

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By Sam Hayward: “Guess what, class, time for group projects!” Cue collective sigh. In theory, group projects are an excellent method to bring classmates together, encourage teamwork and distribute workload among students. Howev...

New school calendar will reduce winter break stress

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January 4, 2012

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By Jean Wang: Next year during this time, students will be busy preparing for their finals, which will be held before winter break as the result of the new school schedule approved by the school board last year. While students ...

Editorial: Students should not ignore other post-high school opportunities

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January 4, 2012

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In the middle of college application season, students shouldn’t frantically apply and dive into things without necessarily considering the other options. Students, especially Gunn students, are under the notion that college...

Germ-evading ninja shares tactics

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December 14, 2011

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by Ashley Ngu: ACHOO! sniffly sniffle. Oh no! The person sitting next to me in class is sick. Engage Operation Germaphobe, i.e. discreetly scoot my desk and hold my breath as much as possible. Everyone has normal concerns of ge...

Westboro Baptist Church: legalized hate

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December 6, 2011

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By Zoe Weisner: Graphic by George Hwang: The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) struck again when they announced they would protest Steve Job’s funeral, as they claim that Steve Jobs died because he “gave God no glory.” Since ...

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