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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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Theater: Tanir Kranz

Theater: Tanir Kranz

Raphael Semeria, Managing Editor September 27, 2022

From comedies to tragedies, over the years, the theater department has showcased student acting through a variety of theatrical work. With the help of senior Student Director Tanir Kranz, the department...

Homecoming Week tradition encourages student spirit

Homecoming Week tradition encourages student spirit

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor September 25, 2022

Homecoming begins long before the week itself. My sophomore year, it started the first moment somebody asked me what I was wearing to the dance, which was in the middle of September. After that, homecoming...

Taking the Bus

Taking the Bus

Maddie Cheung, Centerfold Editor September 23, 2022

The moment school gets out, students stream to the parking lot or bike cages, but one other option often gets overlooked: the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus system. The VTA bus system is both...

Driving

Driving

Kenneth Soh, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Imagine you’re biking, and it’s 100 degrees outside. You continue to pedal and pedal as you sweat and your face turns a brilliant tomato-red. There is one simple solution to avoid this uncomfortable...

Gunn and Paly teams agree to a handshake following the untimely cancellation.

Gunn administration cancel Gunn vs. Paly football game due to student misconduct

Chris Lee and Michael Zhang September 10, 2022

  On Friday, Sept. 10, Gunn administrators canceled the Gunn vs. Paly football game in the fourth quarter due to Paly students rushing the Gunn stands, inciting chaos on both sides of the football...

Public school enrollment declines as students move out of state, opt for other mediums of learning

Public school enrollment declines as students move out of state, opt for other mediums of learning

Chris Lee, Managing Editor May 23, 2022

Since California’s admittance as the 31st state, it has served as a progressive model for public education. Schools became free for all students in 1867, California was one of the first states to pass...

Following Elimination, winner Kyra Xue looks back

Following Elimination, winner Kyra Xue looks back

Raphael Semeria, Managing Editor April 16, 2022

On April 1, Gunn’s annual Elimination came to an end with junior Kyra Xue as its winner. While Xue did not participate in Elimination in previous years, she remained competitive and enthusiastic. In...

Henry M. Gunn High School sign during parking lot construction in 2021.

Construction over the years: Campus construction legacy leaves a lasting mark, continues to this day

Raphael Semeria, Managing Editor January 6, 2022

The echo of clambering of power tools, presence of construction workers busy at work and marked-off construction zones are all fairly normal occurrences for the Gunn community. Following the school’s...

New state-wide program offers free lunch for all students

New state-wide program offers free lunch for all students

Chris Lee, Managing Editor September 17, 2021

Along with other schools across the state of California, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) has begun to provide free meals for all students for the 2021-22 school year due to new national and...

Wildlife roams campus, local community: Seagulls

Angela Wong, News Editor April 5, 2020

I still remember the first time I saw a seagull. It was a rainy afternoon, and I—an exhausted sophomore—trudged past loud construction sites and whirring golf carts until a small but swift shadow sprawled...

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Seasoned teachers reflect on their changes, experiences throughout time spent at Gunn: Paul Dunlap

Angela Wong, News Editor March 5, 2020

A sea of adults fresh out of college, eyes wide in anticipation of the next stage of their professional lives, swam up and down the stands of potential teaching positions at the Santa Clara job...

Girls Soccer

Girl’s Soccer

Katie Shih, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2020

Girls varsity soccer has had a solid season so far, winning most of their games. Coach Leo Barcellos is new to the team this year, having experience coach- ing for Los Altos’s...

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