The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Climate change ignorance is irresponsible

Climate change ignorance is irresponsible

chenganyi March 31, 2017

Written Anyi Cheng and Maya Rapoport Hand-in-hand with a rapid rise in consumerism are elements that perpetuate the deterioration of the planet’s environments at a rate far faster than many voters are...

Womens sports deserve equal media attention

Women’s sports deserve equal media attention

meganli74 March 3, 2017

Written by Anyi Cheng and Megan Li Even in modern times, at the country’s apex of equality and acceptance, the gender gap persists. The disparity between media attention dedicated to men’s sports and...

Q&A with senior Tim Chau, Instagram business owner

Q&A with senior Tim Chau, Instagram business owner

chenganyi February 3, 2017

Compiled by Anyi Cheng The Oracle: How did your meme account begin? Tim Chau: I didn’t just start with my account 3.14 (pi). I first created a meme account for the doge meme. I would spam other...

by Cheryl Kao

Senior Uri Zakai Or plans to join military after high school

chenganyi November 4, 2016

Written by Anyi Cheng After graduation, most high school seniors look to spend the following years of their lives in college or at a job. For senior Uri Zakai Or, however, his path is different. Zakai...

Pleasure reading should not be forgotten

chenganyi October 11, 2016

Written by Anyi Cheng Pleasure reading is dying a slow, terrible death, and we are doing nothing to stop it. The change is one that happened gradually—too slow for me to be aware that it was happening...

English electives adapt to inclusionary co-teaching model

chenganyi September 9, 2016

Written by Anyi Cheng This is school year, two English elective classes, Escape Literature and Film Literature, will be co-taught in an effort to diversify instructional perspective. “The goals...

“Finstas” encourage free, genuine expression

chenganyi September 9, 2016

I remember downloading Instagram for the first time in middle school at the insistence of my friends and feeling only a vague sense of disappointment. At that time, Instagram was really nothing more...

Junior despairs lack of license, independence

chenganyi May 20, 2016

Written by Anyi Cheng “Can I catch a ride?” It’s just a question. To me, however, it’s mortifying to ask. I’ve been 16 years old for nearly nine months now and I still don’t have my license....

Gender Sexuality Alliance Club provides safe space for LGBTQ+

chenganyi April 29, 2016

Formerly known as Gunn’s Gay Straight Alliance, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club aims to raise awareness about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Aromantic, Allies...

Gunn hookup culture affected by dating apps

chenganyi March 16, 2016

Written by Anyi Cheng and Jenna Marvet Technology has come a long way since the rise in popularity of dating websites twenty years ago. Today, mobile dating apps have entered and changed the hookup landscape....

Graphic by Cheryl Kao

Winter dance learns from Sadie’s mistakes

The Oracle February 1, 2016

Written by Anyi Cheng This year, the student councils of Gunn and Palo Alto High School (Paly) have decided to replace the Sadie Hawkins Dance with an unprecedented Gunn-Paly dance. The interschool...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

More advanced non-STEM classes can benefit all

chenganyi December 4, 2015

Written by Anyi Cheng There is just something that screams “science” about living in a place called Silicon Valley. Stationed in a city only a few miles away from big-brand tech companies...

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