Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Female basketball player Sabrina Ionescu makes history in NBA all-star tournament

Female basketball player Sabrina Ionescu makes history in NBA all-star tournament

Yu-Ming Liu, Reporter April 12, 2024

Some sports players manage to become cultural forces whose popularity extends beyond the court. In February, NBA player Stephen Curry and WNBA player Sabrina Ionescu’s top-tier three-point shooting led to a showdown at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. In the “Steph versus Sabrina 3-Point Challenge,”...

Superstar players lead women’s basketball into new era

Superstar players lead women’s basketball into new era

Vivian Studdert, Sports Editor April 12, 2024

Every other weekend for most of my childhood, you could catch my dad and me at the Stanford women’s basketball game, sitting somewhere on the upper levels with a frozen pink lemonade between us. My household names of the 2010s included Kiana Williams, Haley Jones, Alanna Smith and the Hull twins. I...

Gunn basketball senior night ends in altercation after overtime win

Gunn basketball senior night ends in altercation after overtime win

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2024

On Feb. 13, an altercation between adult spectators began after Gunn’s senior-night varsity boys basketball game against Wilcox High School.  According to the Palo Alto Police Department, the initial incident occurred between Gunn students and the Wilcox basketball team. Several Gunn parents and...

Kelvin Beats the Buzzer in Boys Basketball

Kelvin Beats the Buzzer in Boys Basketball

Kelvin Xu, Sports Editor December 15, 2023

Enthusiastic for a page dedicated to myself and the clever headline “Kelvin takes a shot at basketball,” I was in high spirits... until I found out Social Media Editor senior Ellie Yuan had already taken a “shot” at water polo in September. Ellie carefully documented her time in water polo, recording...

Sophomore Kanaan Kuartei: Basketball

Sophomore Kanaan Kuartei: Basketball

Kelvin Xu, Sports Editor May 20, 2023

Sophomore Kanaan Kuartei discovered basketball when he was 8 years old, and he has been playing it ever since. Although Kuartei didn’t start out enjoying basketball, the sport grew on him over the years. “(Even though) my dad picked (basketball) for me, I did learn to like it,” he said. “I...

A Year in Sports: Gunn athletics races through 2022

A Year in Sports: Gunn athletics races through 2022

Madison Yue, Features Editor May 20, 2022

Senior running back Filippi Montes sprints in the open field during a game against Fremont High School on Oct. 29. Gunn won with a score of 50-20. Senior wrestler Amar Srivastava is surrounded by teammates during a match against Saratoga High School on Jan. 11. The girls varsity soccer team celebrates...

Coaches reflect on preventing student athlete injuries

Coaches reflect on preventing student athlete injuries

Charlotte Qian, News Editor March 10, 2022

In sports, injuries often hinder the athlete’s ability to perform, whether it is physically or mentally. Though minor injuries may result in a few days off, more serious injuries leave long recovery that may mean sitting out for a portion of the season. Whether it is cheerleading, basketball or another...

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...

After decades of fighting for equality in sports, women continue to face obstacles on the field

After decades of fighting for equality in sports, women continue to face obstacles on the field

Haley Pflasterer, News Editor May 25, 2021

In the late 1900s, female athletes fought for the opportunity to become athletes. Decades later, the fight has extended to advocating for equal treatment as athletes. The second wave of feminism, commonly known as the women’s liberation movement, took place in 1960s to the 1980s and brought...

March madness unpredictability results in high viewership levels

March madness unpredictability results in high viewership levels

Calvin Cai, Centerfold Editor March 5, 2020

Building brackets to predict the results of the 64 team National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I basketball tournament, nicknamed March Mad-ness, has become a tradition across the country. With the tournament just around the corner, another contest of surprises and “madness”...

Photo by Mia Knezevic

Sports clubs offer students place to foster passions: Sports Basement Club

Jessica Wang, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2019

Although Gunn doesn’t have a basement, it has a Sports Basement club. Every Wednesday at lunch, the club meets in room N-115 on the first floor of the N-building to discuss sports updates, play trivia games and watch highlights. The club has been chartered for four years, according...

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