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Viral Internet memes of the past year


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


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...

Unsolicited sexual photos derail relationships, disrespect recipient


March 14, 2016

In 2012, the American Medical Association reported that 28 percent of teenagers—over and under age 18—have “sexted,” or sent nude or suggestive photos of themselves to others. With the recent popularization of mobile dat...

Tutoring: Outside aid provides unfair advantage

The Oracle

March 14, 2016

Written by Sabrina Chen What is the secret to those seemingly perfect grades in the most challenging classes? What is the key to the high standardized test scores? For many students, the secret lies in one of the most common...

Pro: Dating apps are beneficial to teenagers


March 14, 2016

Written by Janet Wang In the last few years, the usage of technology and digital media has sky-rocketed—especially among teenagers. The current adolescent generation has been immersed in a technology-driven culture where soci...

Twins at Gunn: Ronan and Edouard Eltherington


March 14, 2016

Written by Deiana Hristov For identical twins, questions like, “Do you guys do everything together?” and “Can you read each other’s thoughts?” are a normal part of life. It gets tedious, especially if you and ...

Tutoring Benefits


March 14, 2016

Written by Yuki Klotz-Burwell I have always struggled with math. In second grade, I remember feeling defeated after working on subtraction timetables when the rest of my class had moved far ahead to divi- sion. I have f...

Students assert that their voice matters


March 4, 2016

Written by Janet Wang Following recent tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Max McGee heeded the advice of local health professionals and limited zero period to only non-academic classes, spurring student outrage. In a letter to the bo...

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