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International music shows diversity

katierrussell

April 15, 2016

Compiled by Katie Russell Listen to the recommended songs on Spotify Indonesia Why it's unique: Influences from United States/United Kingdom but also from other Asian countries Special characteristics: Lot of l...

New SEL curriculum proposed

clarakieschnickllamas

April 15, 2016

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas At the school board meeting on March 8, the topic of adding more social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula was discussed to combat stress. It was decided that more SEL would be added to the ...

Spring Fling 2.0 showcases new activities, modifies traditions

amandalee828

April 15, 2016

Written by Amanda Lee Spring Fling 2.0 will be held April 18 to 22 this year as a full week. Spring Fling is traditionally a weeklong event with dress-up days and games for students and staff. Last year, Gunn Student Executive Counci...

Fashion industry impacts environment, wallet

evalynl

April 15, 2016

Written by Evalyn Li The impact of fashion is tremendous. While it is an attractive industry in both a literal and figurative sense, the journey from material to product has echoing environmental and social consequences....

Where to get your thrift fix: Best thrift shops in the Bay Area

deianah

April 15, 2016

The Shop 785 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025 The Shop is definitely higher-end for a thrift store, occasionally offering brand names such as J. Crew, Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren, with prices anywhere from $10 t...

Pandering underestimates millennials’ depth

Alex Dersh

April 15, 2016

Written by Alex Dersh The headline: “Leading Presidential Candidates engage in Twitter War.” I never thought I’d hear that about a presidential election. Technology like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram is being used ...

Viral Internet memes of the past year

samueltse27

March 19, 2016

Written by Samuel Tse Damn Daniel: This internet trend started from a Snapchat video of a person shouting to who we presume is Daniel, ‘Damn Daniel, back at it with the white vans.’ Since then, the phrase has been used e...

Aesthetics of Athletics: Figure Skating

Matthew Hamilton

March 18, 2016

By Matthew Hamilton For junior Hayley Turner, ice skating is a balance between athleticism and art. On one end of the scale she works to perfect her turns, spins and jumps and on the other side of the scale she has to...

Road Trip Checklist

clarakieschnickllamas

March 16, 2016

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas Take blankets and pillows to sleep on the road and get comfortable. Set a day to look at hotels and restaurants and calculate your expected budget. Prepare healthy snacks—or just bring Or...

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