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Breaking News: Students skip SELF, Study Hall to participate in walkout

Breaking News: Students skip SELF, Study Hall to participate in walkout

Amann Mahajan, Kaylee Cheng and Fenton Zarlengo February 23, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 23, students skipped SELF and Study Hall to participate in a walkout, gathering on the football field to discuss student mental health in the aftermath of Tuesday’s student death.  During...

Gunn basketball senior night ends in altercation after overtime win

Gunn basketball senior night ends in altercation after overtime win

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2024

On Feb. 13, an altercation between adult spectators began after Gunn’s senior-night varsity boys basketball game against Wilcox High School.  According to the Palo Alto Police Department, the initial...

Sophomore Griffin Wu eliminates sophomore Ryan Tse with his plushie in the N-building.

2024 Elimination brings new rules, increased participation

Jeffrey Kang, Forum Editor February 12, 2024

On Jan. 29, 691 Gunn students flocked to a website created by Web/Tech Commissioner senior Dylan Lu to learn the identity of their targets, marking the beginning of the seventh annual Elimination game. Hosted...

California voters prepare for primary elections

California voters prepare for primary elections

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor February 9, 2024

During California’s Presidential Primary Election on March 5, Santa Clara County voters will select candidates for president, U.S. Congress and California State Assembly, as well as vote on Proposition...

Asian American Lit, AP Physics 2 courses planned for 2024-25

Asian American Lit, AP Physics 2 courses planned for 2024-25

Fiona Xiong, Online Editor February 9, 2024

Two new courses are being added to the course catalog for the 2024-25 school year: Asian American Literature, in which students will analyze Asian American experiences through novels, biographies and more,...

See Something, Say Something initiative aims to combat campus discrimination

See Something, Say Something initiative aims to combat campus discrimination

Victor Dang, News Editor February 9, 2024

In December 2023, the Gunn administration adopted the See Something, Say Something initiative, designed to streamline the process of reporting discrimination and harassment cases and reassure the community...

Potholes and cracks on El Camino Real are being repaved with new asphalt concrete.

El Camino Real under repair, with potholes to be repaved and bike lanes added by spring 2025

Vivien Chen, Lifestyle Editor December 12, 2023

Starting in fall 2023, the California Department of Transportation is improving El Camino Real’s road conditions. Caltrans, which owns El Camino, is repairing potholes and cracks, adding new bike lanes,...

Source: PAUSD Board of Education

Fire alarm system to be replaced following multiple false alarms

Nicholas Weng, business manager December 12, 2023

On Oct. 24, the PAUSD Board of Education approved a $1.59 million contract to Aram Electric for installing a new Gunn fire alarm system. The decision comes after several false alarms in the past year,...

Construction team shifts from demolition to framing, flooring for new A- and B-buildings

Construction team shifts from demolition to framing, flooring for new A- and B-buildings

Charlotte Qian, News Editor December 11, 2023

This November marked the end of the demolition phase of the A- and B-building modernization project and the beginning of the construction of the new buildings’ metal frameworks. The A- and B-building...

PAUSD to host Middle College and College Now! programs, expand dual-enrollment offerings for 2024-25 school year

PAUSD to host Middle College and College Now! programs, expand dual-enrollment offerings for 2024-25 school year

Sylvie Nguyen, Business Manager December 11, 2023

On Oct. 24, the PAUSD Board of Education approved a proposal allowing the district to host its own Middle College and College Now! programs beginning next school year. Gunn will also offer a new English...

Recent accident highlights importance of bike safety programs

Recent accident highlights importance of bike safety programs

Charlotte Qian, News Editor October 30, 2023

Following recent bike accidents involving PAUSD elementary schoolers, city officials and community members have worked to strengthen traffic safety initiatives. These events have also underscored the importance...

Ellen Fletcher Middle School Math Instructional Lead Becky Rea presents student data regarding the Reimagining Middle School Mathematics program to the school board.

Math controversies spark debate at PAUSD Board meeting

Kaylee Cheng, Features Editor October 30, 2023

Accelerated math lanes, part of the Reimagining Middle School Mathematics program, were a prominent topic in this week’s board meeting. Continuing ongoing discussion about multivariable calculus offerings...

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