Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Tentative agreement between PAUSD and PAEA marks end of impasse

Tentative agreement between PAUSD and PAEA marks end of impasse

Violet Tivol, Reporter May 19, 2024

PAUSD and the Palo Alto Educators Association reached a tentative agreement on May 6, weeks after an impasse was declared on March 29. This agreement will be voted on by the teachers’ union from May 13 to 17 and the result will be announced on May 17. It has also been added to the agenda for the...

Math Teacher Kathy Hawes

Math Teacher Kathy Hawes

Hila Livneh, Centerfold Editor March 8, 2022

Thankfully for math teacher and fashion lover Kathy Hawes, the math department does not have a dress code, meaning that teachers are able to choose their day-to-day outfits based on personal preference. Hawes takes much joy in this freedom because of her love of fashion. “I find getting dressed...

The learning gap: Distance learning exacerbates issues with distracting at-home situations, limited resources and social isolation

The learning gap: Distance learning exacerbates issues with distracting at-home situations, limited resources and social isolation

Mia Knezevic, Forum Editor, Photo Editor and Oracle-SEC Liaison May 25, 2021

In a physical classroom, senior Anika Lakhani is always engaged. Yet on Zoom meetings, she struggles to find the same connections. “I think the biggest thing that students are missing is meaningful collaboration,” she said. “Some of the best moments and the richest learning at school happens...

Photo illustration by Shannon Lin and Oren Schube

Leaving teachers share memories, advice for students: Kathy Hawes

Jennifer Gao, Managing Editor May 17, 2019

Kathy Hawes has been a cherished math teacher since 1991, and will be leaving for Washington, D.C. with her husband at the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year, where she will continue teaching at Georgetown day school. Hawes is relocating to Washington, D.C. for the span of one year due to her...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

Gunn proposes to combine Algebra 1, 1A math lanes

Helen Nguyen April 27, 2016

Written by Helen Nguyen On March 8, the Board of Education held a special meeting for a laning board study session with the purpose of clarifying common language, deepening understanding and discussing the why and the what, research, practice and some pros and cons regarding ability grouping, laning,...

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