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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Title IX protocols consistent amidst local, national discussion

Title IX protocols consistent amidst local, national discussion

Caroline Ro and Angela Wong, Editor-in-Chief and Reporter March 1, 2019

As ongoing sexual harassment allegations in the Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) were brought to court last month, the spotlight is being refocused onto the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Title...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Thrift shopping benefits the world, your wallet

Caroline Ro, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2018

Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that in 2015, 2.5 million tons of textile waste were recovered through recycling or donation, while 10 million tons were sent to...

League of Women Voters helps local students register to vote

League of Women Voters helps local students register to vote

icarolinesro March 20, 2018

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Written by Caroline Ro On March 6 and 8, members from the League of Women Voters’ Palo Alto chapter helped students register and pre-register to vote in the library....

Boys volleyball kicks off first ever season with fiery start

Boys volleyball kicks off first ever season with fiery start

icarolinesro March 6, 2018

Written by Caroline Ro This spring, Gunn introduced its first ever boys volleyball team, coming a few years after the sport’s addition to the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL). Some of the...

California passes new education laws

California passes new education laws

icarolinesro February 2, 2018

Written by Ryan Li and Caroline Ro Last year, Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Assembly passed a set of sweeping reforms to the state education system that went into effect Jan. 1 this year....

LARP community draws students

LARP community draws students

icarolinesro December 8, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Whether it be  through traveling, literature or art, there is something undeniably compelling about being able to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Through live action...

Hypebeasts should be respected, not shunned

Hypebeasts should be respected, not shunned

icarolinesro November 9, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro To each their own, we say, when it comes to art. Self-expression has grown to be more respected by today’s youth, and is generally given its proper space and freedom in...

McGee resigns, Hendricks to be interim superintendent

McGee resigns, Hendricks to be interim superintendent

icarolinesro October 13, 2017

Written by Jennifer Gao and Caroline Ro On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Superintendent Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee announced his resignation effective the following Friday,...

School board drafts goals for upcoming year

School board drafts goals for upcoming year

icarolinesro September 15, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro The Board of Education’s Aug. 8 special meeting included a discussion of a draft of Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD)’s goals for the 2017-18 school year. The goals...

Student input to be considered in appointing new principal following resignation

icarolinesro May 27, 2017

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas and Caroline Ro On May 24, Principal Dr. Denise Herrmann announced her resignation from Gunn to take a position as Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services...

Spring sports race through the start of their season: Boys Tennis

Spring sports race through the start of their season: Boys’ Tennis

icarolinesro March 31, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Despite their position in a highly competitive league, the varsity boys’ tennis team has had about as many wins as losses thus far in the season, going 2-2 in League...

Winter storms reduce ramifications of California drought

Winter storms reduce ramifications of California drought

icarolinesro March 3, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Hope is finally in sight for Californians after the disappointing levels of El Niño rainfall in 2016. The state has been hit unexpectedly by winter storms and heavy rains over...

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