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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Return to in-person learning allows students to practice perseverance through social interactions

Return to in-person learning allows students to practice perseverance through social interactions

Haley Pflasterer, News Editor September 24, 2021

After more than a year of online learning, the majority of Gunn’s student population has fully returned to campus for in-person learning. However, what seems like a return back to “normal” also requires a social adjustment. Students are now returning to face-to-face interactions with no more...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Analysis of standards-based grading reveals advantages

Angela Wong, News Editor September 20, 2019

Throughout the beginning of the school year and the schedule-change frenzy that accompanies it, certain questions are often heard in the hallways at Gunn: “Is this teacher an easy or hard grader?” “Which classes are easy A’s?” While these topics of conversation are common at a high...

Objectivity, analytic approach essential in teacher-led political debate, discourse

Objectivity, analytic approach essential in teacher-led political debate, discourse

Stephy Jackson, Online Editor March 5, 2019

With increasingly polarized politics, teachers have been faced with a modern dilemma: how should politics be integrated into the classroom in a way that promotes healthy and representative discussions between students? Some Teachers of the Year have argued for the need for teachers to speak...

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 would be to ensure that the students are able to access the curriculum in their English classes, including...

New cellphone cubby policy beneficial to students, teachers

New cellphone cubby policy beneficial to students, teachers

jackmallery September 9, 2016

By Jack Mallery According to TIME Magazine, the average person checks their phone 46 times a day or more. Students don’t even recognize that they have their phone out because it has become such a routine part of their lives. e temptation to check the news, social media or talk to friends is always...

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