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Meet the best friends on The Oracle: Grace and Emma

May 19, 2017

Written by Emma Chiao Grace and I often reflect back on the times during eighth grade when we sat in the same lunch group but never exchanged a single word and how far we’ve come since then. When we started Beginning Journalism, we acknowledged each other, but it wasn’t until we went through our first production together that we slowly became [...]

Meet the best friends on The Oracle: Laurel and Mikaela

May 19, 2017

Unlike how many friendships begin, Mikaela and I were forced into one. Not only are my sister and her oldest brother best friends, but our parents are about as close as four people can get. So it was obvious that at one point, one of us would have to break the ice and see if a friendship lay underneath. Mikaela has turned into much more than just [...]

Meet the best friends on The Oracle: Jack and Ryan

May 19, 2017

Written by Ryan Manesh Ever since I joined Oracle, I have met a mentor: the great Jonathan “Jack” Mallery, who is, for the lack of a better word, a father figure. Talking about soccer, intense life discussions, and extreme gossiping are all things you overhear when listening to the amazing conversations between us Whenever I have a question [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]