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

Ofelia Smith

Ofelia Smith

Michael Zhang, Lifestyle Editor February 24, 2023

Up the P-building steps, straight into the College and Career Center and to the left is where students can find registrar Ofelia Smith and her understandably paper-laden desk. Like most school registrars, Smith acts as a recordkeeper, managing and updating official documents such as the ever-important...

Luciano Hernandez

Luciano Hernandez

Dylan Sperandio, Reporter February 13, 2023

From 6 a.m. to late in the evening, an essential team of custodians works tirelessly to keep the campus clean and running. The team splits up into night shifts and day shifts. Head Custodian Luciano Hernandez’s workday starts at 3 p.m. “The first order of the day is making sure that if anybody called...

Spirit Commissioner: Nico Ross

Spirit Commissioner: Nico Ross

Madison Yue, Features Editor September 23, 2022

Decked out in multiple leis, a Hawaiian shirt and a sun hat, Spirit Commissioner senior Nico Ross shows his spirit for the Fall Sports Rally’s tropical theme—just a glimpse into what a dress-up theme could look like for Homecoming Week. As Spirit Commissioner, it’s Ross’ job to create engaging...

The Dillon/Owen Family

The Dillon/Owen Family

Carly Liao, Forum Editor April 22, 2022

For the Dillon/Owen family, attending Gunn is not an experience that ends after just four years: it is a family tradition. Freshman Cameron Owen’s mom and aunts have all represented Gunn during their high school years. Cameron Owen has found many similarities between his family’s high school experiences...

Science Teacher Jacintha Kompella

Science Teacher Jacintha Kompella

Katie Shih, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2022

For physics teacher Jacintha Kompella, fashion goes beyond just looks. Since shewas young, clothing has played a defining role in her life. Now, it follows her into the workplace. Kompella’s fascination with clothing stems from her early desire to become a teacher. “Even though I trained to be...

Marek Hertzler: College Transfer

Marek Hertzler: College Transfer

Sophia Stern, Business Manager, Social Media Editor February 11, 2022

When faced with the choice of where he would attend college in 2020, Gunn alumnus Marek Hertzler was unsatisfied with his options after receiving decisions from the schools he applied to. Instead of settling for a school that didn’t seem like a perfect fit for him, Hertzler decided to attend Foothill...

Jennifer Gao: U.S. Naval Academy

Jennifer Gao: U.S. Naval Academy

James Huang, Reporter February 11, 2022

Out of the 20 million Americans enrolled in an undergraduate college in the fall of 2021, only 16,000 attended the U.S. Naval Academy, according to Statista. Gunn alumna Jennifer Gao is one of them. While Gao spent most of high school playing water polo and writing for The Oracle, she discovered...

Livia Bednarz: Gap Year

Livia Bednarz: Gap Year

Katie Shih, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

After graduating in 2020, Gunn alumna Livia Bednarz has spent her time working, designing and spending time with family. Unlike most seniors, who choose to attend a four-year university, Bednarz decided to take a gap year after high school, resuming her school journey as the class of 2025 at Tufts University. For...

Gunn Style Watch: Senior Anna Toksvig shows off Gunn fashion

Gunn Style Watch: Senior Anna Toksvig shows off Gunn fashion

Sophia Stern, Business Manager, Social Media Editor December 10, 2021

Senior Anna Toksvig is constantly scanning Gunn’s campus, searching for students in cool vintage pieces or funky accessories to feature on the Instagram account @gunnstylewatch. Gunn Style Watch was founded in 2017 by former Gunn student Dajiana Huang with the purpose of showcasing students’ unique...

Sophomore Noah Huerta

Sophomore Noah Huerta

Katie Lawer, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

Sophomore Noah Huerta’s favorite part of Día de los Muertos is the memories he makes with his friends and family. He has many fun memories from the holiday, but one stands out in particular. “One special instance is all of us were going out to buy pan de muerto,” he said. “That year we were...

Día de los Muertos: Inés García

Carly Liao, Forum Editor October 25, 2021

Senior Inés García is excited to share Día de los Muertos this year with both her family and the Gunn community. García believes that Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is meant to be a day of celebration rather than a day of mourning. “It’s a chance to remember our ancestors...

Sophomore Eliska Injayan: Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto

Sophomore Eliska Injayan: Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto

Katie Lawer, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

For sophomore Eliska Injayan, transferring between local rival schools Palo Alto High School (Paly) and Gunn hasn’t proven to be a major culture shock. Injayan transferred from Paly to Gunn at the beginning of this year to start her sophomore year as a newly-established Titan. Having previous social...

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