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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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Leaving teachers share memories, advice for students: Bill Dunbar

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor May 17, 2019

After 23 years of working at Gunn, AP Physics C teacher Bill Dunbar is looking for a change in both the school and subject he’s teaching. For the 2019-20 school year, Dunbar will be teaching math at...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Toxic friendships detract from healthy relationships

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor December 7, 2018

“I’m addicted to you. Don’t you know that you’re toxic?” When talking about toxic friendships, Britney Spears’ lyrics also ring true; being involved in a toxic friendship feels like...

Spending time outside will increase happiness

Spending time outside will increase happiness

October 9, 2018

Written by Grace Tramack According to a study by the National Trust, children in 2018 go outside half as much as their parents did as kids. The rise of technology has had a major impact on how people...

Tips on finding your balance

Tips on finding your balance

The Oracle September 11, 2016

Compiled by Grace Ding Use a planner to keep track of homework, upcoming events and deadlines Don't carry things you don't need in your backpack Drink water in class when you're getting tired...

Find daily happiness in the little things

kayav2 September 9, 2016

Written by Kaya van der Horst Only three weeks into school and my life has already become swamped with work. Every hour seems to be filled with an important task, and the relaxation of summer appears...

Prioritize happiness over success

cassandrabond 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...

Courtesy of Matthew Shi

Junior Matthew Shi’s search for perfection—and what he found

The Oracle December 8, 2015

Written by Matthew Shi I went into freshman year feeling confident, like most if not all freshmen. I had just graduated from middle school, had done fine in all my academics, and didn’t feel as if I...

Courtesy of Rachel Congress

“We are all graphs of y=x”: math teacher Rachel Congress on embracing self-awareness

The Oracle November 9, 2015

Written by Shawna Chen Math teacher Rachel Congress arrived home one night in 2010 to the smell of gas filling her house. She found her then-husband intoxicated at the stove, cooking dinner over an...

Gunn alumni on overcoming loss and depression

Gunn alumni on overcoming loss and depression

The Oracle October 23, 2015

Annie Shuey—Gunn Class of 2011 Whoever said that high school is the best four years of your life sure didn’t spend their weekday evenings in grueling, three-hour-long SAT prep classes. They didn’t...

Alum creates program to destigmatize depression

The Oracle October 8, 2015

Written by Shannon Yang Published in the October 8, 2015 issue When Brian Yu was a student at Gunn, he went through a lot of difficulties, which prompted him to take action. “I was really...

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