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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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Student produce videos, share interests through Youtube: Camila Besprosvan

Katie Zhang May 18, 2018

With around 6,000 subscribers and an average of 350 views per video, sophomore Camila Besprosvan has kept her YouTube channel thriving for many years. “I started in the seventh grade but was very shy about it,” she said. “ There really wasn’t something that made me start a channel;...

Artists share Creations through online platforms: Mark Gleason

Artists share Creations through online platforms: Mark Gleason

gokatiezhang March 30, 2018

Written by Katie Zhang Art teacher Mark Gleason pursues his passion of creating through different shapes and forms. Since he was three, Gleason has found joy in art, leading to his pursuit of art as a career. “I’ve been doing my artwork since I was a little kid,” he said. “So it’s not like...

Chess Player: Rayan Taghizadeh

gokatiezhang March 6, 2018

Written by Katie Zhang Since he was introduced to the game at age four, sophomore Rayan Taghizadeh has found a sense of joy with playing chess with his father. Taghizadeh’s curiosity in what his father was doing one night triggered an interest in an activity which would later turn into a regular hobby....

Faces in the Crowd: Does sexist reporting occur in the Olympics?

Faces in the Crowd: Does sexist reporting occur in the Olympics?

gokatiezhang February 2, 2018

Compiled by Katie Zhang “I think that the reporters of the Winter Olympics honestly just speak in a way to convey something fun. I feel the Olympics are fun to watch because reporters present their thoughts.”                        -Benie Cohen (9)   “I don’t think the reporters...

Teams galvanize for winter sports: Girl’s Basketball

gokatiezhang December 8, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang The girls basketball team is hoping to build o its success from last year, with a 13-12 record in all com- petitions. Senior Mikee Cagampan is excited for the current season to build o of the great season they had last year. According to Cagampan, the team is pleased with the...

Students share adventures moving: Audrey Lamis

Students share adventures moving: Audrey Lamis

gokatiezhang December 8, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang On her first day in California, junior Audrey Lamis was taken aback by the comparatively small houses but also pleasantly surprised by the beautiful weather and diverse culture. At the age of 11, Lamis moved from Austin, Texas to Palo Alto, California. Lamis moved to California...

Habit of comparison distorts self-worth

gokatiezhang 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-care. Many times, people say that they are fine on the outside, but in...

Student spirited during homecoming week: Sophomore Josh Mei

Student spirited during homecoming week: Sophomore Josh Mei

gokatiezhang October 13, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang For Sophomore Class President Josh Mei, homecoming week is the happiest and most spirited week in the entire school year because of all the activities and dress-up days. Mei has more than a strong sense of leadership—he also holds a deep passion for spirit. To Mei, the...

Departing teachers share memories, future plans: Navneet Schworetzky

Departing teachers share memories, future plans: Navneet Schworetzky

gokatiezhang May 19, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang After four years of teaching both freshman biology honors and marine biology, Navneet Schworetzky is going on maternity leave as an expecting mother in August. Even though Schworetzky is glad to take time off and rest for a few months before her baby arrives, it is still very difficult...

Departing teachers share memories, future plans: Chris Horpel

Departing teachers share memories, future plans: Chris Horpel

gokatiezhang May 19, 2017

Written by Katie Zhang After 40 years as a physical education (P.E.) teacher and wrestling coach, Chris Horpel is retiring. Horpel decided to come back to stay at Gunn after teaching industrial arts and coaching at both UCLA and Stanford. His decision to come back to Gunn in 2003 led him to continue...

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