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

New Marvel films lack direction, alienate fanbase

New Marvel films lack direction, alienate fanbase

Ellie Yuan, Social Media Editor March 10, 2024

Over the past two decades, Stan Lee’s iconic comic-book characters have been transformed into beloved and inspiring superheroes on movie screens. Marvel Studios has also earned praise for its connected plotlines and creative storytelling. In fact, according to data from Rotten Tomatoes, a film-review...

American public school system offers more opportunities, freedom compared to others

American public school system offers more opportunities, freedom compared to others

Anne Dong and Ellie Yuan February 10, 2024

In the U.S. and many other countries, the goal of secondary education is to enable students to navigate the world as adults through expanding their knowledge and improving their critical-thinking skills. The precise method of achieving this goal, however, varies: The French high school system requires...

New albums strike chords with The Oracle staffers

New albums strike chords with The Oracle staffers

Travis Scott: ‘UTOPIA’ Rapper Travis Scott released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, “UTOPIA,” on July 28. Over the album’s 19 tracks, Scott guides listeners through a musical journey exploring the subjectiveness of a perfect world. With impeccable production and a star-studded...

Senior Ellie Yuan holds the ball up to the goal to shoot.

Staff Sports: Ellie dives into water polo

Ellie Yuan, Social Media Editor September 23, 2023

Last fall, former Forum Editor Carly Liao joined the tennis team. Then, during the winter season, In-Depth Editor Becca Wu fought her way through wrestling practice. Most recently, former Lifestyle Editor Michael Zhang documented his experience on the track and field team. Now, I’m diving into...

Offensive humor perpetuates stereotypes, normalizes harmful student behavior

Offensive humor perpetuates stereotypes, normalizes harmful student behavior

Ellie Yuan, Social Media Editor May 19, 2023

Comedians such as Trevor Noah and Chris Rock are often praised for both bringing laughter to audiences and a lighthearted approach to relevant world issues. While attempting to tackle complex topics in a humorous way, comedians often employ offensive techniques that glaringly isolate targeted groups...

Con: Should students strive to be academically well rounded?

Con: Should students strive to be academically well rounded?

Ellie Yuan, Social Media Editor February 10, 2023

High school is the time for students to explore their interests and, in essence, discover who they are. Being well rounded may offer more versatility, but focusing on one passion allows for an equally diverse skill set while also fostering greater understanding of a topic and deeper academic engagement. Having...

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