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

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto adopt eco-friendly transportation services

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto adopt eco-friendly transportation services

Anne Dong, Forum Editor April 17, 2023

Palo Alto’s transportation services have become more environmentally friendly in recent years through ongoing efforts to promote sustainable practices. Palo Alto Unified School District has started by replacing some older diesel school buses for greener electric ones. The district recently received...

Wildfires call for individual, governmental action

Annika Bereny, Lifestyle Editor September 8, 2020
As much as we’ve had wildfires ravaging our state at a predictable time each year, those who don’t directly suffer the consequences of the fire simply brush it off as normal. They say ‘It’s just part of living in California,’ something you have to deal with. However, it’s not normal; it’s a symptom of our atmosphere heating up and our climate changing.
Gunn’s Green Team spreads environmental awareness one act at a time

Gunn’s Green Team spreads environmental awareness one act at a time

Angela Wong, News Editor May 28, 2019

Founded in 2006 by former science teacher and Student Activities coordinator Nik Kaestner, Gunn’s Green Team has attracted students, teachers, staff and community members alike to make Palo Alto a cleaner, more eco-friendly place. Today, about 13 years later, the team is a much smaller group solely...

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 landfill. Another three million tons were incinerated for energy recovery. Regardless of what these...

Science classes participate in plastics project

Science classes participate in plastics project

timsun2 March 3, 2017

Written by Tim Sun Science teachers Navneet Schworetzky and Eric Ledgerwood are partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to give students the opportunity to fight plastic pollution on campus in the aquarium’s Ocean Plastics Pollution Summit. Students will design projects to combat the use of plastics...

Staffer tries zero food waste

Staffer tries zero food waste

bridgettegong March 3, 2017

Written by Bridgette Gong Let’s take a moment to address food waste—half a plate of pasta which nobody had any room for, or how about that untouched tub of yogurt that had to be thrown out? Food waste is considered to be any food that is discarded or left uneaten, and it is a pressing environmental...

New White House environment policies to affect locals

New White House environment policies to affect locals

samueltse27 March 3, 2017

Written by Samuel Tse and Maya Rapoport After the election of President Donald Trump, there has been increased concern over the current White House administration’s stance and policies regarding the environment, as well as the position of the United States on climate change at a global level. According...

Weighing the Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle: Environmental

Weighing the Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle: Environmental

mikaelawayne December 2, 2016

Written by Mikaela Wayne Ninety-five percent of people eat meat, dairy and eggs. What many of them are likely unaware of are the detrimental effects that meat production and factory farming can have on our environment. One of the most significant issues facing California today is the...

Fashion industry impacts environment, wallet

evalynl April 15, 2016

Written by Evalyn Li The impact of fashion is tremendous. While it is an attractive industry in both a literal and figurative sense, the journey from material to product has echoing environmental and social consequences. Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Just...

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