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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Students rediscover optimism through mental wellness journey: Junior Heidi Purnama

Students rediscover optimism through mental wellness journey: Junior Heidi Purnama

Jessica Zang, Features Editor and Assistant Business Manager December 10, 2021

When junior Heidi Purnama began high school, she acted outgoing, silly and kind. In reality, however, she was struggling with depressive thoughts. “I projected a completely different person than who...

Offering support: Social Studies Department Instructional Supervisor Lynne Navarro on helping others and herself

Offering support: Social Studies Department Instructional Supervisor Lynne Navarro on helping others and herself

deianah September 18, 2017

I have been on this planet for 49 years. I have been teaching for 24. I have been a mom for 21.  Sometimes I feel like I really know what I am doing and have this whole life/teaching/mom thing figured...

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Unafraid: senior Emily Cao learns to conquer her fears

The Oracle March 15, 2016

Written by Emily Cao “I am intimidated by the fear of being average.” For as long as I could remember, I have always been scared of a lot of different things. As an elementary school student,...

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Junior Matthew Shi’s search for perfection—and what he found

The Oracle December 8, 2015

Written by Matthew Shi I went into freshman year feeling confident, like most if not all freshmen. I had just graduated from middle school, had done fine in all my academics, and didn’t feel as if I...

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Choosing all in: senior Lisa Hao’s journey of recovery

The Oracle October 27, 2015

Written by Lisa Hao As a journalist, I know the importance of storytelling. Personal stories can join communities by offering new perspectives and helping others feel less alone. Although I’m much more...

Gunn alumni on overcoming loss and depression

Gunn alumni on overcoming loss and depression

The Oracle October 23, 2015

Annie Shuey—Gunn Class of 2011 Whoever said that high school is the best four years of your life sure didn’t spend their weekday evenings in grueling, three-hour-long SAT prep classes. They didn’t...

Alum creates program to destigmatize depression

The Oracle October 8, 2015

Written by Shannon Yang Published in the October 8, 2015 issue When Brian Yu was a student at Gunn, he went through a lot of difficulties, which prompted him to take action. “I was really...

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