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From snakes to cats: living with 10 pets

March 31, 2017

Written by Stephy Jackson I have a pretty big family. I live with seven animals; my twin, my two little sisters, my parents and, until he moved to college, my big brother. And one of the results of this living situation is that everyone in my family wanted a pet, or multiple pets of their own. That’s how I ended up with 10 pets in my house. [...]

Students showcase their unique pets: Sophomore Jenna Kaplan, gecko

March 31, 2017

Written by Shannon Yang We often see geckos on television through the green gecko with the British accent portrayed in GEICO ads. Sophomore Jenna Kaplan has a gecko of her own—and she looks nothing like the GEICO Gecko. “The GEICO gecko’s green and spotted—not spotted, but splotchy,” Kaplan said, describing her leopard gecko, PJ, a sandy [...]

Spring Musical: ‘The Music Man’ makes its debut

March 31, 2017

Written by Anyi Cheng The classic tale where the nice young lady falls in love with the handsome criminal is nothing new, but “The Music Man” manages to weave in a bright streak of comedy to complement the sappy romance. This spring, Gunn’s Performing Arts Department will be putting on a performance of the iconic musical, with theatre [...]

Students showcase their unique pets: Allen Su, bearded dragons

March 31, 2017

Compiled by Ariel Pan The Oracle: What are the names of your bearded dragons? Allen Su: One of them has a shorter tail because the other one bit off her tail. My brother and I were just like, let’s call one of them Short-tail and the other Long-tail, so that’s what they’ve been kind of called ever since. The third one is named Groudon. TO: [...]

Staffers critique various protein supplements

March 31, 2017

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas QuestBar: S’mores This bar is a great option if you hate yourself. I have no idea who thought that this tastes like s’mores, but it definitely doesn’t. The texture and the taste resemble mass-manufactured, compressed baby food. The taste just gets worse as time passes. However, you do get 20g of protein for [...]

Junior Christina Boo Perez: Pig

March 31, 2017

Compiled by Jennifer Gao Q. Why do you have a pig? A. Pigs are incredibly intelligent animals and so I thought it would be really fun to own one. Also, they are really cute. Q. What’s your story behind owning a pig? A. I had seen a ton of videos on Instagram of teacup pigs and they looked so adorable and made people so happy, so I asked my [...]

In search of fun, sneaky prank call backfires

March 31, 2017

Written by Sabrina Chen A few years ago, it was April 1, and I was bored as usual. More specically, I was at an “Asian” party––a place where around 100 kids run around wildly while the parents drink wine. Because I was civilized and classy, and therefore didn’t want to run around wildly like the rest of the squad, I—as the polite [...]