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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The weight of gym culture: Student gym-goers experience ugly side of exercise

The weight of gym culture: Student gym-goers experience ugly side of exercise

Dan Honigstein, In-Depth Editor May 17, 2023

The rise of fitness-centered social media, the sheer number of local gyms and the popularity of school athletics have all contributed to the growth of fitness culture among Palo Alto teens. Some students...

Social media exacerbates body image issues in young women

Social media exacerbates body image issues in young women

Safina Syed, Features Editor March 10, 2022

In the age of Instagram models and Pinterest influencers, social media users are constantly bombarded with images of the “perfect” girl. She’s confident, naturally beautiful and posts colorful photos...

Body image: athletes struggle with eating disorders, dysmorphia

Body image: athletes struggle with eating disorders, dysmorphia

The Oracle February 19, 2016

Written by Shagun Khare and Grace Ding When sophomore Jojo Qi began dancing in elementary school, it was a form of art. The stage was her canvas and she was the paintbrush, decorating the blank slate...

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