The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

2022-2023 Staff

Katie Shih
Editor in Chief

Katie Shih

Senior Katie Shih has been on staff since her freshman year and is the 2022-23 Editor-in-Chief. Outside of editing layouts and stories, Katie enjoys reading, attending ballet class, and snuggling with her pet bunny, Tumbleweed.

Raphael Semeria
Managing editor

Raphael Semeria

On staff since Aug. 2020, Senior Raphael Semeria is a Managing Editor for The Oracle. When he is not scrambling to contact sources, he can be found at a potter's wheel or in the kitchen attempting to bake.

Arjun Shah
Managing editor

Arjun Shah

Arjun Shah is a senior who has been on staff since Jan. 2020 and is a Managing Editor. In his free time he likes writing, contemplating and playing basketball.

Chris Lee
News Editor

Chris Lee

Junior Chris Lee is a News Editor for The Oracle and has been on staff since Aug. 2021. In his free time, Chris enjoys driving, going out for food, and desperately trying to maintain a healthy school-life balance.

Safina Syed
News Editor

Safina Syed

Junior Safina Syed is a News Editor and SEC liaison for The Oracle who has been on staff since January 2021. When she's not reporting, you can find her listening to music, reading, and cooking.

Carly Liao
Forum Editor

Carly Liao

On staff since Jan. 2021, junior Carly Liao is a Forum Editor for The Oracle. Outside of the newspaper, she enjoys running, doing crossword puzzles, and watching TV.

Amann Mahajan
Forum Editor

Amann Mahajan

Junior Amann Mahajan is a Forum Editor for The Oracle and has been on staff since Jan. 2022. When she's not frantically contacting sources, she loves to watch movies, read and play piano.

Katie Lawer
Features Editor

Katie Lawer

Katie Lawer, a junior and Features Editor The Oracle. In her free time, Katie enjoys, reading, listening to music, and playing soccer.

Irene Tsen
Features Editor

Irene Tsen

Irene Tsen is a junior and Features Editor for The Oracle. She enjoys practicing karate, managing The Prose Train and adding more books to her never-ending TBR list.

Madison Yue
Features Editor

Madison Yue

Senior Madison Yue is a Features Editor for The Oracle. When she is not reporting, Madison enjoys dancing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Hila Livneh
Centerfold Editor

Hila Livneh

Hila Livneh is currently a senior and one of the centerfold editors. She loves exploring San Francisco, rock climbing, and listening to new music.

Lise Deaveaux
Centerfold Editor

Lise Deaveaux

Junior Lise Deaveaux is a Centerfold editor for The Oracle who has been on staff since Jan. 2021. When she's not desperrately trying to figure out how math works, you can find her playing tennis or reading a book.

Ellie Yuan
Sports Editor

Ellie Yuan

Junior Ellie Yuan is a Sports Editor for The Oracle. In her free time, Ellie enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and playing geography games.

Kenneth Soh
Sports Editor

Kenneth Soh

Kenneth Soh, a senior, is currently a Sports editor for The Oracle. He likes baseball, video games, and procrastinating.

Vivian Studdert
Lifestyle Editor

Vivian Studdert

Vivian Studdert is a sophomore and reporter for The Oracle. Outside of school, Vivian enjoys reading, swimming, and hiking.

Becca Wu
Lifestyle Editor

Becca Wu

Becca Wu is junior and a Lifestyle editor for The Oracle. She enjoys dancing, watching horrible reality television, and definitely not science subjects.

Michael Zhang
Lifestyle Editor

Michael Zhang

Michael Zhang, a senior, is a Lifestyle editor for The Oracle. His interests include reading, writing, and eSports. When not working on stories for The Oracle, you can often find Michael doing work for SEC as ASB Secretary.

Paul Garofalo
Online Editor

Paul Garofalo

Paul Garofalo is a Senior on The Oracle. One of his hobbies is playing the piano, and music in general. He also likes reading books, trail biking, and cooking.

Charlotte Qian
Social Media Manager

Charlotte Qian

Sophomore Charlotte Qian is a social media editor for The Oracle. When she's not at school, doing homework or working on an story, she likes to play with her lizard, practice golf, and listen to music.

Kaitlyn Chen
Social Media Manager

Kaitlyn Chen

Junior Kaitlyn Chen is a Social Media Editor for The Oracle. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, hiking, and discovering new music artists.

John Li
Business Manager

John Li

Senior John Li is the Business Manager on The Oracle. When he isn't writing articles in The Oracle, John loves to make websites, debate about pointless issues, and of course, depriving himself of sleep.

Kelvin Xu
Business Manager

Kelvin Xu

Sophomore Kelvin Xu is a cub reporter for The Oracle. Some of his hobbies include reading and gaming. He loves to listen to music and is a fan of hip-hop in particular.

Graphics Editor

Irene Hong

Junior Irene Hong is the Graphics Editor who has been on staff since sophomore. In her free time, she likes listening to K-RNB and playing the violin.

Aeron Man
Graphics Freelancer

Aeron Man

Junior Aeron Man is the first male graphic's freelancer for the Oracle year of 2022. He is also a pianist, animator, average drawer, and persuing majoring art.

Elise Hu
Graphics Freelancer

Elise Hu

Elise Hu is a sophomore and graphics freelancer who joined The Oracle in September, 2022. Outside of school, she likes to draw, listen to music, and play percussion.

Natalie Lam
Graphics Freelancer

Natalie Lam

Natalie Lam is a junior that has been a graphics freelancer for The Oracle since February 2021. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, drawing, and reading webtoons.

Jenny Lee
Graphics Freelancer

Jenny Lee

Junior Jenny Lee an Oracle Freelancer who joined The Oracle in September, 2022. In her freetime, she enjoys listening to music, playing guitar and drawing. She likes learning new languages or instruments.

Cub Reporter

Bryan Xiao

Cub Reporter

Dan Honigstein

Dan Honigstein is a reporter for The Oracle. in his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, watching soccer, and reading an exagerated amount of Wikipedia articles.

Cub Reporter

Fiona Xiong

Junior Fiona Xiong is a reporter for The Oracle. Outside of school, she enjoys listening to music, painting, journaling, and watching K Dramas.

Cub Reporter

Diya Bose-Malakar

Junior Diya Bose-Malakar is a reporter for The Oracle. In her free time, Diya enjoys listening to music, drinking overpriced boba, and watching an unhealthy amount of Gilmore Girls.

Victor Dang
Cub Reporter

Victor Dang

Junior Victor Dang is a cub reporter for The Oracle. He loves competitive springboard diving, as well as reading fantasy and journalism alike.

Maddie Cheung
Cub Reporter

Maddie Cheung

Maddie Cheung is a junior and a cub reporter for The Oracle. She loves to swim, listen to music, and watch c-dramas in her free time.

Lita Sone
Cub Reporter

Lita Sone

Lita Sone is a senior and a cub reporter for The Oracle. Outside of school, Lita spends her free time visiting her old teachers, watching anime, and making the occasional mess in the kitchen.

Kristy Blackburn
Advisor

Kristy Blackburn

Kristy Blackburn is in her 19th year of advising The Oracle and is always excited to see what new content her journalists create. She is also an active board member with the Journalism Education Association of Northern California....

Photographer

Grace Gao

Grace Gao is a sophomore and photographer for The Oracle. She enjoys visiting libraries and listening to music in her free time....

Gracie Easton
Photographer

Gracie Easton

On staff since her junior year, Senior Gracie Easton is a Photographer for The Oracle and in her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching movies.

Naomi Wang
Photographer

Naomi Wang

Sophomore Naomi Wang is a photographer for The Oracle. Outside of school, Naomi enjoys listening to R&B music, taking pictures of her friends, and staring at graphic designs....

Yoochan An
Photographer

Yoochan An

Senior Yoochan An is a photographer who joined the Oracle staff in September, 2021. He believes photos have the power to convey messages that improve our society. He enjoys listening to music, and has a deep interest in environmental...

Cub Reporter, Photographer

Sophia Hwangbo

Junior Sophia Hwangbo is a reporter and photographer for The Oracle. In her free time, Sophia enjoys playing tennis, reading, and taking pictures.

Michelle Koo
News Editor, Graphics Artist

Michelle Koo

Junior Michelle Koo is News Editor and graphic artist for The Oracle. Outside of school, she loves to play viola, learn Taekwondo, and fangirl over Disney.

Chinyoung Shao
Photo editor and Graphics Artist

Chinyoung Shao

Chinyoung Shao is a Photos Editor and graphics artist who has been on staff since freshman year. Outside of The Oracle, she enjoys doodling, debate, and spending time with friends.

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