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UC system discontinues Chemistry Honors’ status as weighted class

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March 4, 2013

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Written by: Ben Atlas For the 2013-14 school year, Chemistry Honors will be losing its status as a weighted class in the University of California (UC) weighted grade point average (GPA). It will contribute a 4.0 rather than ...

TBN puts new technology to use, promotes app

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March 4, 2013

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This semester, Titan Broadcast Network (TBN), home of the morning video announcements, took steps towards improving the program’s visual content and accessibility by purchasing a new video switcher and releasing the TBN smartphone...

World language classes relocate to new building complex

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March 4, 2013

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Written by: Rebecca Alger and Klaire Tan The newly constructed world language building opened for students on Feb. 11. The 9,100 square foot building consists of two separate structures connected by a canopy and makes extens...

Gunn welcomes positioning of finals to before winter break

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Katherine Zu Starting with the 2012-13 school year, the Palo Alto Unified School District school calendar was changed so that finals would be held before, rather than after, winter break. The recommendation of having a cale...

District cancels Gunn-Paly football game

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Mitch Donat The Palo Alto Unified School District decided in December to cancel the Gunn-Palo Alto High School (Paly) football game for the 2013 season. After the next season, the district will discuss whether to sched...

Students reach semi-finals of Intel Science Talent Search

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Ellen Lee, Zoe Weisner and Catalina Zhao Helen Jiang: On Jan. 9 senior Helen Jiang was named a semi-finalist of The Intel Science Talent Search (STS). Jiang learned about Intel STS through word of mouth and decided to ...

Sophomore becomes national finalist for Siemens STEM contest

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Klaire Tan On Nov. 10, sophomore Joy Jin and her partner Thomas Luh, a junior at Leland High School, beat five other teams to be named team category National Finalists of Region One in the 2012 Siemens Competition for ...

Media Center relaunches sports broadcasting

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Regina Tran Early September of this year, the Media Center (MC) on San Antonio Road relaunched their sports program, MC Sports, with the Gunn vs. Carlmont football game. A little over four years ago, MC Sports was di...

News Bites

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Lisa Hao and Rani Shiao Paly student defaces Gunn football field A Palo Alto High School (Paly) student vandalized the football field by defecating on the “G” on Dec. 26, 2012. The student then proceeded to po...

Small Learning Community (SLC) embarks on annual Yosemite trip

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January 28, 2013

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Written by: Samantha Acker Small Learning Community (SLC), a Gunn program that provides a more intimate learning environment with similar curriculum for 25 freshmen, went on its annual learning trip to Yosemite from Jan. 13 thr...

Students reach semi-finals in Siemen’s national science competition

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December 10, 2012

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Written by: Eileen Qian, Rani Shiao & Katherine Zhu Anne Zeng: On Oct. 19, senior Anne Zeng became a regional semi-finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The Siemens Foundation rewards hig...

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