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Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong

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December 2, 2015

Written by Sabrina Chen Seven Chens, one Li, one Ma and one white guy are sitting at a table. In the middle is a take-out box filled with cold turkey. The family of nine stares at it while the white guy is mortified. Thi...

Week of random acts of kindness promotes community

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November 16, 2015

Written by Janet Wang Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue Everyone has the ability to impact people’s lives through acts of kindness, no matter how big or small. Doing random acts of kindness results in a win-win sit...

Students draw motivation to stay active from numerous sources

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November 16, 2015

Written by Emma Chiao and Michael Chen Published in the November 6, 2015 issue Recovery Varsity runner junior Claire Hu was injured her freshmen year during the cross country season. She had been running since sixth grade af...

gaming club provides outlet for stress

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November 16, 2015

Written by Lena Ye Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue The Interscholastic Gaming League is a gaming club formed in 2003. The club meets after school on Fridays in the Student Activities Center. Science teacher Eric ...

First-generation immigrants find acceptance

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November 16, 2015

Written by Ariel Pan Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue At Gunn, students are able to experience one period of another culture before walking back out into a culture they are familiar with. Even for those who tra...

Students reflect on culture differences

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November 16, 2015

Written by Kush Dubey Published in the November 6, 2015 issue Students who find themselves transitioning between cultures—whether it’s from Kenya to America or from Hong Kong to Australia—often find themselves in positions of uncer...

Staffer embraces extroversion

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November 16, 2015

Written by Ryeri Lim Published in the November 6, 2015 issue This is a busy season for everyone: on one day in particular, I had a lot on my mind. As I hurried past the quad, the din of the brunch games immediately re...

How to relate to introverts

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November 16, 2015

Compiled by Ariel Pan Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue 1. Introverts have opinions; include them in conversations and ask questions like, “What do you think?” 2. Don’t force introverts to speak or guilt th...

Senior Joanne Lee: Tattoo Art

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November 16, 2015

Written by Joanne Lee Published in the November 6, 2015 issue I have always wanted a tattoo. Ever since elementary school, I would write and draw things all over my skin. These pen marks, however, were short-lived. What I so...

Senior Will Brooks Birdwatching

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November 16, 2015

Written by Naina Murphy  Published in the November 6th, 2015 issue Over the last eight years, senior William Brooks has used his free time for birdwatching. After his dad picked up the hobby during his sabbatical, Brooks b...

Physics Teacher Alec MacLean: Wood Sculpting

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November 16, 2015

Written by Paulo Frank Published in the November 6, 2015 issue Physics teacher Alec MacLean is handy with wood and enjoys creating many pieces in his spare time. From furniture to carvings to gargoyles, MacLean embraces chal...

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