The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Exploring Gunns food program: School community raises concerns over current program

Exploring Gunn’s food program: School community raises concerns over current program

Kaylee Cheng and Charlotte Qian February 11, 2024

In August 2023, students contracted food poisoning in four PAUSD elementary schools after consuming the school lunch provided through the California Universal Meals Program. Parents reported foodborne...

‘The school knows I need this support’: Gunn Special Education department balances inclusivity with meeting students’ needs

‘The school knows I need this support’: Gunn Special Education department balances inclusivity with meeting students’ needs

Kaitlyn Chen and Fenton Zarlengo December 8, 2023

As of 2021, 1,069 PAUSD students — one in 10 — had physical or cognitive disabilities. Most of these students were part of PAUSD’s Special Education program (also known as SpEd), according to the...

Stories of Substance: Understanding substance use disorder humanizes addiction, eases recovery

Stories of Substance: Understanding substance use disorder humanizes addiction, eases recovery

Annabel Honigstein and Becca Wu October 31, 2023

“The odds of recovery are against you,” said a former Gunn student, who wished to remain anonymous. “It kills you and everything around you. It’s such a black hole, and it’s hard to find any...

The Binary Code: Enrollment gaps in STEM, humanities typify gender bias

The Binary Code: Enrollment gaps in STEM, humanities typify gender bias

Vivien Chen and Jeffrey Kang September 24, 2023

Computer science teacher Joshua Paley was guiding a group of freshmen around campus when a former student came by and asked if he could talk to them about computer science. When Paley asked the group how...

Palo Alto bubble reinforces privilege, causes disconnect to societal issues

Palo Alto bubble reinforces privilege, causes disconnect to societal issues

Michelle Koo and Bryan Xiao May 18, 2023

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is a center of innovation, wealth and quality education. It headquarters prestigious companies, such as Tesla and Hewlett Packard, and houses idyllic neighborhoods...

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