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

2020-2021 Staff

Carly Liao

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.

Raphael Semeria

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.

Becca Wu

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.

Chinyoung Shao

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.

Hila Livneh

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.

Paul Garofalo

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.

Kristy Blackburn

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....

Arjun Shah

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.

Lise Deaveaux

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.

Katie Shih

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.

Ella Koehler

Ella Koehler

Ella has been working as a freelance graphics artist since her sophomore year (3 years now!). In case she didn't already enthusiastically tell you, she fosters rats and helps run Gunn's ASL club.

Safina Syed

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.

Julianna Chang

Julianna Chang

Since joining staff in Jan. 2020, Julianna Chang has been editing pages and advising staffers as a Managing Editor. In addition to devoting every spare second to The Oracle, Julianna enjoys watching HGTV or TLC, reading and eatin...

Vandana Ravi

Vandana Ravi

Vandana Ravi, a freshman, is a reporter for The Oracle. She looks forward to learning more about - and helping to inform - the Gunn community through journalism; her free time is usually divided between music, family, and rereading...

Madeleine Chen

Madeleine Chen

Junior Madeleine Chen joined The Oracle staff in August of 2020. As a Graphics Artist, one of her favorite hobbies is drawing, however, she also enjoys hiking and mountain biking with friends and family.

Mihika Sane

Mihika Sane

Senior Mihika Sane is a graphics artist who has been a part of the Oracle staff since August 2020. In her beloved freetime Mihika likes to listen to music, go on walks and fill that online shopping cart.

Jenna Han

Jenna Han

Jenna Han is a Senior who recently joined The Oracle's staff as a Graphic Artist. She enjoys drawing, crocheting, baking, and shopping in her free time.

Clair Koo

Clair Koo

Clair Koo is a freelance Graphics Artist for The Oracle since May 2020. In her free time, she loves kissing her dog, drawing with markers, and munching on snacks!

Zora Zhang

Zora Zhang

Zora Zhang, a Senior, is a Graphics Artists for The Oracle. Drawing has been her hobby since kindergarten. She also likes boba and ramen.

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang, a senior, is a Graphic Artist for The Oracle who creates any graphics needed to help understand and visualize the story. In her free time, she enjoys watching cat videos and movies from the 90s.

Sophie Fan

Sophie Fan

Sophie Fan, a senior who has been on staff since Jan. 2020, is the graphics editor for The Oracle. When she's not handing out graphics assignments left and right, she can be found browsing Depop or exploring new restaurants.

Catherine Chu

Catherine Chu

Senior Catherine Chu is a managing editor who enjoys convering all kinds of stories. Outside of Oracle, she is probably thinking about physics or music.

Mia Knezevic

Mia Knezevic

Senior Mia Knezevic has been on staff since Jan. 2020, and currently holds the positions of Forum and Photos Editor. When she isn't writing stories or designing layouts, Mia enjoys drinking coffee, spending time with her two black...

Genna Bishop

Genna Bishop

Senior Genna Bishop is the Online Editor on The Oracle. She has been on staff for two years. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and explore new places around the Bay. She also loves to go to the beach and...

Madison Nguyen

Madison Nguyen

Senior Madison Nguyen is one of two Managing Editors on The Oracle. Outside of this, her most cherished pastimes are driving to grab coffee at a local coffee shop, watching early 2000's romantic comedies, and thrifting.

Nikki Suzani

Nikki Suzani

Nikki Suzani is a Managing Editor for the Oracle, helping to lead the staff and make edits on layouts. In her free time, she enjoys writing for the Los Altos Town Crier and competing in policy debate.

Kate Mallery

Kate Mallery

Senior Kate Mallery is a Copy Editor on The Oracle. When she's not editing pages or studying, Kate enjoys playing water polo, swimming, practicing guitar, and hanging out with friends.

Annika Bereny

Annika Bereny

Annika Bereny, a senior, is a Lifestyle Editor and has been on staff since January 2019. When she's not busy finding inane pop culture moments to write stories about, she enjoys photographing clouds and drinking limeade.

Dori Filppu

Dori Filppu

Senior Dori Filppu joined staff in January 2020 and serves as a Features Editor. Outside of the Oracle, Dori enjoys spending time with her friends, baking, and going to the beach.

Haley Pflasterer

Haley Pflasterer

Haley Pflasterer, a Senior, is a News editor for the Gunn Oracle. You can always find her listening to music and catching up on her books-to-read list. If she's not reading, you can find her in a cheer gym as a competitive cheerleader,...

Jessica Zang

Jessica Zang

Jessica Zang, a senior, is a Features Editor and Assistant Business Manager for The Oracle, and has been on staff since Jan. 2020. When she's not spending hours perfecting InDesign layouts or writing fun articles, she enjoys ...

Calvin Cai

Calvin Cai

Senior Calvin Cai is a Sports Editor on The Oracle staff for his third year. In his free time, Calvin enjoys wrestling, playing fantasy football, and watching sitcoms.

Sophia Stern

Sophia Stern

Senior Sophia Stern is The Oracle's business manager and social media editor for the 2021-2022 school year and has been on staff for three years. In her free time, Sophia enjoys playing lacrosse, discovering new music and going...

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Senior Jessica Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of The Oracle 2021-2022. Outside of writing, you can find her creating a cappella arrangements for the Gunn Titones, dabbling in photography, solving puzzles and folding tiny paper cranes...

Devon Lee

Devon Lee

Senior Devon Lee is one of two Sports Editors on The Oracle. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports.

Joshua Yang

Joshua Yang

Joshua Yang, a senior, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Gunn Oracle for the 2020-2021 school year. Apart from editing stories and checking Slack notifications nonstop, he loves browsing through local bookshops, reading poetry, and...

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