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

Maturity level of 18 year olds should justify right to drink

jackmallery December 8, 2017

Written by: Jack Mallery For a country that prides itself on being advanced and sophisticated, America is surprisingly behind the times when it comes to the legalization of alcohol. A drinking age of 21 has become anachronistic compared to other countries, with the negative implications far outweighing...

Which high-end brand are you?

Which high-end brand are you?

jackmallery November 9, 2017

Written by: Jack Mallery 1.) Pick a modern celebrity: A) Dwayne “ the Rock” Johnson B) Taylor Swift C) Johnny Depp D) Beyonce? Knowles 2.) Pick a movie: A) “Baywatch” (2017) B) “Mean Girls” (2004) C) “OJ Da Juiceman: Got Juice?” (2009) D) “ The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) 3.)...

USS Hornet Museum: Alameda

jackmallery October 13, 2017

Written by: Jack Mallery Sitting of the coast of Alameda, Calif., the battle-scarred USS Hornet has always had something special about it. After 18 months of active combat in World War II, the Hornet has seen enough bloodshed to last for years. Destroying over 1,500 Japanese planes and losing 300...

New Staff Members on Campus

jackmallery September 15, 2017

By: Jack Mallery Haley Perkins: Social Studies I went to Gunn for high school. This summer I moved back to Palo Alto from Nashville and drove across country in my Prius towing a U-Haul trailer   Joshua Little: Science I used to work for Walt Disney World. I went into management for four...

Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

jackmallery May 19, 2017

By: Jack Mallery Alcatraz looms on the horizon in the early morning sun as senior Viraj Ghosh cuts through the surrounding icy waters with crisp strokes. While there is no tangible prize at the end of the grueling swim, the satisfaction from the achievement is enough to motivate him. To Ghosh, open water...

Boston Celtics versus Cleveland Caveliers

jackmallery May 19, 2017

By: Jack Mallery Without a doubt, the Cleveland Cavaliers will reach the NBA Finals. First off, there’s the star player differences. Lebron James may be a total wimp who falls over when the wind blows, but the man is dishing out 34 points per game on average in the postseason this year, and you have...

Explore Lax Facts

jackmallery May 19, 2017

By: Jack Mallery Guys’ helmets need to have tilt, so you should be looking out the top bar. For the poor unfortunate souls that look out the middle bar, you have been diagnosed with second bar syndrome. Flow Bucket is a fake hair attachment for guys that they put on the back of helmets if their hair...

Senior Andy Maltz: Football, Track, and Wrestling

Senior Andy Maltz: Football, Track, and Wrestling

jackmallery March 15, 2017

Written by Jack Mallery Playing a sport is a difficult task: the combination of physical exertion and time consumption can be a major commitment in the life of a student. However, some accomplish the incredible feat of participating in a sport for all three seasons during the school year. Senior...

Soccer Fans Follow European Leagues, Describe Favorite Teams

jackmallery February 27, 2017

By: Jack Mallery In 2014, more than three billion people watched the World Cup in Brazil, and 34 million alone tuned in to the final when Germany played Argentina. Soccer is a multi billion dollar enterprise that spans the globe and draws people together from different backgrounds and countries. The...

Safe Spaces Provide Refuge from Triggers

jackmallery December 30, 2016

  By: Jack Mallery It’s 2016, and many things that were allowed in previous years are no longer safe and okay to say to others. Gendered insults and racial slurs are not tolerated in our communities anymore. Sometimes people have experienced traumatizing events that they would rather forget...

by Cheryl Kao

Quiz: What Teaspoon Drink Are You?

jackmallery November 4, 2016

Compiled by Jack Mallery Do you like teaspoon? No Yes Maybe, I've never really had it I would rather go to a Bernie Sanders rally What is your personality Isolated Warm/Friendly Sarcastic and cynical Basic Do you like to watch movies? Movies...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

Safe spaces provide refuge from triggers

jackmallery October 11, 2016

Written by Jack Mallery It’s 2016, and many things that were allowed in previous years are no longer safe and okay to say to others. Gendered insults and racial slurs are not tolerated in our communities anymore. Sometimes people have experienced traumatizing events that they would rather forget...

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