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

Construction team shifts from demolition to framing, flooring for new A- and B-buildings

Construction team shifts from demolition to framing, flooring for new A- and B-buildings

Charlotte Qian, News Editor December 11, 2023

This November marked the end of the demolition phase of the A- and B-building modernization project and the beginning of the construction of the new buildings’ metal frameworks. The A- and B-building construction is scheduled to be completed by August 2024, and the buildings will be furnished and...

Construction continues on administration, food-services buildings

Construction continues on administration, food-services buildings

Chris Lee, Managing Editor August 11, 2023

The A- and B-building construction project remained in full swing during the summer, expedited by the limited number of students and staff on campus. With demolition complete, crews are working on ensuring that both buildings meet modern safety standards: They have replaced utilities pipes containing...

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August 12, 2022

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Food services, admin building construction set for fall

Food services, admin building construction set for fall

Kaitlyn Chen, Lifestyle Editor April 18, 2022

Renovations to the administration building, food service building and K Building are slated to begin this fall in order to better support Gunn’s campus and program needs. According to Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Facilities and Construction Director Eric Holm, the construction involves...

Henry M. Gunn High School sign during parking lot construction in 2021.

Construction over the years: Campus construction legacy leaves a lasting mark, continues to this day

Raphael Semeria, Managing Editor January 6, 2022

The echo of clambering of power tools, presence of construction workers busy at work and marked-off construction zones are all fairly normal occurrences for the Gunn community. Following the school’s establishment, construction at Gunn has become part of every student’s high school experience. The...

BREAKING NEWS: School released early due to main water line break

BREAKING NEWS: School released early due to main water line break

The Oracle Staff September 23, 2021

Around 12:10 p.m. today, the administration made an announcement over the Public Address system informing students and staff that school would have an early release at 12:20 p.m. due to a break in the main water line.  The pipe break was a result of the parking lot construction project. While...

Photo by Melissa Ding

Wellness Team reflects on new space, future goals

Shannon Lin, Graphics Artist, Reporter September 10, 2019

Following the completion of construction, the Wellness Center has relocated to room P-231 on the second floor of the new building, undergoing several changes with new plans discussed for the future.  One of the most notable changes is the expansion in space. “In our old lounge area, we [could]...

Construction completed, new buildings open for use

Josh Mei, Reporter May 17, 2019

Returning from spring break, students were greeted by the completed construction. After almost two years of dusty air, noisy equipment and cramped hallways, the senior quad reopened and brought with it a return to the open campus. Assistant Principal of Facilities Margaret Reynolds is excited about...

Spangenberg Theater construction reaches completion

Eric Epstein December 12, 2018

As the on-campus construction nears its con- clusion, the plans for moving students, staff and equipment into the new facilities are becoming more concrete. The project, which broke ground in early 2017, includes a remodeled Spangenberg Theater attached to a brand-new Performing Arts Center as...

Construction across Palo Alto affects student commutes

Construction across Palo Alto affects student commutes

September 7, 2018

Written by Eric Epstein Many students and staff members who commute to Gunn via Charleston or Arastradero Road have experienced the inconveniences of construction in the beginning of the school year. The Charleston/Arastradero Corridor Project broke ground in June 2018, and Phases 1 and 2...

Hallway fences expand to keep construction on schedule

May 18, 2018

Written by Joy Huang On May 10, the construction fences facing the K and L buildings were expanded so that only the hallway remained available to students. This was done to keep construction on schedule, according to Assistant Principal Tara Keith. Throughout this school year, Keith has...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

Construction to begin on campus

amandalee828 December 2, 2016

In January, the area surrounding Spangenberg Theater, the Student Activities Center (SAC) and the music building will be fenced off as construction on the Central Building Project begins. The Central Building Project involves the renovation of Spangenberg’s lobby, new music classrooms connected...

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