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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 ...

SparkNotes useful tool for students

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December 6, 2011

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By Emily Yao: Picture this common scenario: it is already past midnight, yet a student still has a large pile of homework to complete. With little time left to sleep, it is no surprise that the student will attempt to find the easie...

Don’t abuse pop polls

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December 6, 2011

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By Boot Bullwinkle: While pop polls can come across as entertaining and rewarding, the award is actually detrimental to the supportive environment that Gunn tries to build. Each year, as September comes around, seniors are a...

Career aptitude tests not worth the time

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December 5, 2011

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By Zoe Weisner: Graphics by George Hwang: Once every year, students from ninth to 11th grade are expected to take a grade level standardized test. Freshmen and sophomores receive a list of possible career options from their test result...

President Obama’s high school policies are flawed

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December 5, 2011

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By Ben Atlas: Graphic by George Hwang: With the 2012 elections coming up, some members of the senior class will be eligible to vote. The odds of California voting in favor of re-electing Democrat and current president Barack Ob...

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