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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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Senior Elina Suska: From Holy Trinity High School in Ottawa, Canada to Gunn High School

Senior Elina Suska: From Holy Trinity High School in Ottawa, Canada to Gunn High School

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor October 25, 2021

At the beginning of August, senior Elina Suska moved from a charming city with historic buildings to a town at the heart of Silicon Valley’s technological innovations. The move from Ottawa, Canada to...

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...

Freshman promotes creativity through online journal

andrewz8642 February 2, 2018

By: Andrew Zhao   An avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, freshman Keshav Dhir manages Scribere, a free on- line literary journal. Every three months, the site publishes fiction, non...

Students share unique talents and abilities: Senior Zeev Yehuda, Yo-yo

Students share unique talents and abilities: Senior Ze’ev Yehuda, Yo-yo

jennygaoo March 3, 2017

Written by Emma Chiao For senior Ze’ev Yehuda, yo-yos aren’t just a toy—they are a way to meet new people. The inspiration to start yo-yoing came from an unexpected source after Yehuda...

Staffers explore unique spots to get sweets in the Bay Area: California Mochi

Staffers explore unique spots to get sweets in the Bay Area: California Mochi

jennamarvet March 3, 2017

Written by Jenna Marvet California Mochi in Mountain View is a small shop that offers three categories of mochi: classic, ice cream and fresh fruit-filled. When I visited after school, the shop...

Gunn lacking instructional time for school year

Gunn lacking instructional time for school year

mayarapoport March 3, 2017

Written by Maya Rapoport and Janet Shea A few weeks ago, Principal Dr. Denise Herrmann found a 23-hour instructional deficit in educational minutes in this year’s schedule when calculating...

Teachers share high school, college sports stories - Math teacher Daisy Renazco: soccer

Teachers share high school, college sports stories – Math teacher Daisy Renazco: soccer

danigee2010 March 3, 2017

Written by Danielle Gee Math teacher Daisy Renazco, who was 5 when she started playing soccer, had a different start to her soccer career than most girls. “Back then, they didn’t have girls’...

Gaining confidence: Senior Vidur Thukral discovers how to strengthen self-esteem through dedication

Gaining confidence: Senior Vidur Thukral discovers how to strengthen self-esteem through dedication

cassandrabond February 27, 2017

Written by Vidur Thukral I know who I am. I’m the guy with the repetitive jokes, the guy who’s a huge aviation geek and the guy who has a weird obsession with Indian cuisine. I could keep going...

Boys Water Polo advances to CCS

Boys Water Polo advances to CCS

seungikshin November 4, 2016

  With a record of 11-0 in league, the boys’ water polo team beat Paly in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) championship over the weekend and earned the #2 seed in Division 1 for Central...

Finding confidence: junior Mikaela Wayne on discovering her passion

Finding confidence: junior Mikaela Wayne on discovering her passion

cassandrabond May 9, 2016

Written by Mikaela Wayne For as long as I can remember, my oldest brother, Coby has excelled in school. He was solid at times tables, in touch on political issues and had an extremely irritating habit...

PAUSD discrimination suit reaches appeals court

The Oracle April 27, 2016

Written by Shawna Chen and Samuel Tse On Jan. 21, the United States Departments of Justice and Education filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief supporting the Chadam family in a DNA-privacy...

Stevenson with her siblings and mom. Photo courtesy of Miriam Stevenson.

Unmasking the pain: Assistant Principal Miriam Stevenson on taking control of her life

The Oracle April 25, 2016

Written by Shannon Yang Assistant Principal Miriam Stevenson grew up in an unstable household. Economically vulnerable, her family moved about 19 times before she turned 10. Throughout their childhood,...

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