Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

Gunn organizes culturally significant events for Black History Month

Gunn organizes culturally significant events for Black History Month

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor February 11, 2022

Every February, people celebrate Black History Month across the United States. Before Black History Month, many celebrated “Negro History Week” which was founded by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in 1926. Eventually, the...

Winter sports athletes anticipate outcome of the season

Winter sports athletes anticipate outcome of the season

Arjun Shah and Kenneth Soh, Lifestyle Editor and Reporter December 14, 2021

Boys soccer Junior Jude Harden is excited about the new members on the soccer team. “We got some new players: some sophomores, juniors and seniors,” he said. “We have a good core from last year, so I think we are going to have a good season.” Harden hopes to help take the team even...

Staffers debate greatest music genre: Rap

Staffers debate greatest music genre: Rap

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor December 10, 2021

By the mid-1990s, rap music had cemented itself as the most popular music genre of all time. From its humble origin in Brooklyn, New York, the genre took the world by storm, providing rhythmic beats and unforgettable melodies to listeners everywhere. Since its inception, rap has continuously metamorphosed...

Leaving staff: Adriana Aro

Leaving staff: Adriana Aro

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor May 25, 2021

The best part about working at Gunn was co-teaching the ninth and 10th grade English classes and U.S. History with 11th graders. I got to work with many of my students for three years!

Leaving staff: Emily Pinkston

Leaving staff: Emily Pinkston

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor May 25, 2021

One of my favorite memories at Gunn is participating in Airbands. Watching the amazing routines the students create and the adrenaline rush of making a fool of myself dancing in front of the school was always a blast! Gunn’s spirit in Homecoming Week is super unique, and I will really miss it. I will...

Leaving staff: Rachel Dion

Leaving staff: Rachel Dion

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor May 25, 2021

One really fun memory that stands out during my time here at Gunn was chaperoning  “Calculus Camp.”  A few years back, the Gunn Math department hosted a camp before AP Exams, where students spent a weekend in a cabin in the woods doing calculus problems. It was such great fun spending time with...

Leaving staff share favorite moments: Quan Sims

Leaving staff share favorite moments: Quan Sims

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor May 25, 2021

I remember being so lost my first time on campus and wandering around at the beginning of the school year, stumbling to find where I was supposed to go.  On one particularly lost morning, I was fortunate to have run into multiple student volunteers handing out The Oracle. I took more than one paper...

Weve seen this before: Bidens promise of a New America rings hollow when it comes to Middle East policy

We’ve seen this before: Biden’s promise of a “New America” rings hollow when it comes to Middle East policy

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor April 18, 2021

“America is back” was the message that seemingly echoed through every American household when then-President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation in his victory speech on Nov. 7, 2020. In the wake of his victory, Biden’s supporters flooded the streets in celebration of what the Biden campaign dubbed...

Q&A: The Oracle interviews the Title IX Club and PAUSD Title IX Coordinator Kelly Gallagher

Q&A: The Oracle interviews the Title IX Club and PAUSD Title IX Coordinator Kelly Gallagher

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor March 8, 2021

The Gunn Oracle conducted Q&A sessions with both the Gunn Title IX Club and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Title IX Coordinator Kelly Gallagher. The following transcripts have been lightly edited for conciseness and clarity.  This section of the Q&A was conducted via email with...

Teachers welcome new babies

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor February 18, 2021

Physics teacher Catherine Cohn and English teacher Kate Zavack each welcomed newborn babies into the world. In the midst of a global pandemic and virtual school, they’ve had to adjust both their personal and professional lives to new circumstances. However, despite the changes, both teachers agree...

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