The Oracle

Athletes learn, bounce back strong from failures

Elizabeth C

April 18, 2016

Written by Elizabeth Chung Junior Dana Zhao was a national champion in acrobatic gymnastics, but the road to success was not easy. Chosen to represent the United States for the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championship her fr...

Graphic by Jackie Lou

Con: Gun Sports

April 18, 2016

Coming out: Band Teacher Todd Summers


April 18, 2016

Written by Janet Wang Growing up in rural Ohio, band teacher Todd Summers was surrounded by a conservative community. Many people in his Midwestern town were religious and had strict views on sexuality. Because of this, S...

Will Roth meets Stephen Curry


April 15, 2016

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis When Sophomore Will Roth attended the Stephen Curry Overnight Basketball Camp, he had no idea that it would lead to ultimate bragging rights: a victory in a shooting match against MVP Stephen Curry. ...

International music shows diversity


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


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


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


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


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 ...

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