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Habit of comparison distorts self-worth


November 9, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang. “Hey what did you get on your test last week? It was so hard! Ugh!” This type of dialogue is often heard around Gunn. We at Gunn have a bragging culture around academics, extracurriculars and self...

Faces in the Crowd: Does curving grades benefit students?


November 4, 2016

Compiled by Katie Zhang “I think curving grades would motivate students to work harder because they will have more hope for a better overall grade.” Anna Chin (9) “I think it helps take pressure off of tests. If your class...

Prioritize happiness over success


September 9, 2016

by Cassandra Bond It is 1 a.m., and you are still working on the English paper that’s due the next day. We are all familiar with this dreadful feeling of a seemingly endless stream of schoolwork and late nights. We sacrifi...

Challenge Success team creates mission statement

Alex Dersh

January 29, 2016

Written by Alex Dersh In a meeting on Jan. 14, the Challenge Success committee evaluated its chart of work goals and developed a list of potential action plans to achieve them. Members discussed the best strategies t...

How to maintain better focus studying for finals

The Oracle

December 8, 2015

Written by Barrett Zhang Ban electronics Banning electronics for the duration of studying may be hard but it helps reduce distractions for your studying process. Listen to relaxing music Listening to music can...

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