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Sports facilities show improvement throughout the years

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September 17, 2014

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Written by Stina Chang Bow Gym has been a historic landmark at Gunn since it was built. According to Physical Education (P.E.) teacher Don Briggs, the walls and floors of Bow Gym were the same when he attended Gunn. Although m...

Blast from the past: teacher edition

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March 21, 2014

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Marc Igler: English teacher Marc Igler is no stranger to the world of athletics. A former golf standout, Igler has continued his love of the sport as the boys’ varsity golf coach. Igler played basketball, tennis and golf in...

Athletes should not be judged on their sexual orientation

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March 21, 2014

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Michael Sam was born tough. Being the youngest of eight, everything was earned, nothing was given. Sam watched as his parents got divorced, his brother was shot and killed, his older brother went missing and his two other brothers...

Trash-talking is more than just a game

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March 10, 2014

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In the fast-paced, adrenaline-rushing heat of the game, not all players need to depend upon their athleticism to pull through with the victory. Few are blessed with the ability to sling words at their opponents, get into their...

A different side to the Olympics

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March 10, 2014

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As a young child, I was rarely allowed to watch TV; while my friends watched Hannah Montana and Totally Spies, I spent my time reading and engaging in various extracurricular activities.  There was one television program, however,...

Competitive cycling captures students’ passions

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March 10, 2014

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As Gunn prepares for the upcoming spring sports season, the community will turn its attention to sports like track-and-field, baseball, golf, lacrosse, tennis and softball. However, there is another sport that attracts student...

NCAA athletes should receive endorsements: Pros/Cons

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March 10, 2014

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Pro by Leon Cheong Jadeveon Clowney. Tim Tebow. Johnny “Football” Manziel. Anyone who has tuned into ESPN has probably heard at least one of the names of these famed college athletes. In the hearts of many college-graduated...

The Oracle staffers predict NFL Super Bowl champions

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February 3, 2014

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Justin Wenig Reporter Seahawks A Seattle victory may not be the popular opinion in the Bay Area, but  I see the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks are simply more talented than the Bron...

Winter sports stay fierce halfway through season

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February 3, 2014

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Girls' Basketball After a first place finish in CCS last year, the girls’ basketball team is 3-1 in the league and 4-2 overall. They are ranked fifth in the De Anza League. After a spectacular last season, expectations are...

November 2013: Sports teams finish strong, ready for final matches

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November 18, 2013

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Cross Country The cross country team hopes to use its momentum and finish just as strong as it started. As the team moved forward, one of its goals was to do well in Santa Clara Valley Athletic Leagues (SCVAL). “During practi...

Freshman tennis star strives for top

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October 17, 2013

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Some people discover their passions at an early age.  Others find their comfort zones late in life.  For freshman Conrad Russell, tennis has always been the only thing in his life – it runs in his blood.  Born to two avid...

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