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Test rules made more strict

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October 24, 2012

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Written by: Eileen Qian and Zoe Weisner On Nov. 23, 2011, over 20 high school students in Long Island, New York were caught paying other people to take their SAT tests, and reportedly paid as much as $3,600 for higher SAT scores. Due to similar incidents, College Board and...

SEC sets goals for new year

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October 1, 2012

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Written by: Anuva Ganapathi As students start to readjust to school life after two months of summer vacation, the Student Executive Council (SEC) has already been working for weeks to set up events and goals for the upcoming...

District installs academic networking service Schoology

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October 1, 2012

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Written by Alvin W The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) implemented Schoology at the start of this year. Instead of having teachers set up several different websites, Schoology allows teachers to post assignments all...

Administration changes class scheduling process

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October 1, 2012

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Written by: Anna Qin Starting spring semester of last year, the Guidance Department made significant changes to the course selection and schedule-changing processes. Changes to the overall system include releasing schedules...

Through henna, student raises money for child education

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August 22, 2012

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Written by: Rebecca Alger After learning the art of henna on a trip to India in 2009, junior Jayshree Sarathy wanted to find a way to bring together her love of art with charity. Earlier in 2012, Sarathy started Handfuls of Hope,...

Wrestler wins nationals, trains for World Championships

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August 22, 2012

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Written by: Catalina Zhao Happiness flooded junior Cadence Lee as she raised the plaque high above her head. Her hard work, dedication and skills in wrestling paid off and brought her to a first place finish in the national tournament. In mid-July, Lee was one of many wrestlers in the nat...

Campus construction continues at rapid pace over break

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August 17, 2012

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The Gunn campus is in the process of expanding with the addition of eight new buildings. The math and English building will be ready by the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year, and the new World Languages building and gym...

Titan 101 changed and improved for incoming freshmen

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August 17, 2012

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The Class of 2017 will be under a new and improved Titan 101 program, according to Assistant Principal Trinity Klein and senior Student Body Vice President Laura Tao. At the beginning of the 2011-12 school year, the administration...

Physics teacher wins MIT award for inspirational teaching style

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August 17, 2012

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On June 21, physics teacher Bill Dunbar accepted recognition for his inspirational teaching style at the MIT Alumni Association Inspirational Teacher Awards. The event, hosted by Google at the company headquarters, awarded 33...

TEDx speakers inspire students to think outside the box

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June 7, 2012

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Written by: Rebecca Alger and Misheel Enkhbat Fourteen inspirational speakers from the Bay Area and Gunn joined together for the second annual Gunn TEDx event on May 24. TEDx is a program of independently organized events that...

Gunn renews food contract with Sodexo

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June 4, 2012

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Written by Zoe Weisner The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Board of Education has decided to renew the contract with Sodexo, a company that has provided school meals for students in the past six years. This decision...

Band Students perform in L.A.

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June 4, 2012

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Written by: Rebecca Alger Over the Memorial Day weekend, 110 students traveled to Los Angeles to WorldStrides Heritage Festivals, a national competition for bands and orchestras. Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band combined to form...

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