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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Universities under pressure: Presidential resignations magnify problems in higher education

Universities under pressure: Presidential resignations magnify problems in higher education

Kaitlyn Chen and Roy Lao February 11, 2024

The past six months have seen a spate of presidential resignations at universities across the U.S. On Aug. 31, Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne stepped down; on Dec. 9, University of Pennsylvania President Elizabeth Magill resigned; and on Jan. 2, Harvard University President Claudine...

Misinformation on social media exacerbates political polarization

Misinformation on social media exacerbates political polarization

Annabel Honigstein, Forum Editor April 17, 2023

During the 2016 presidential election, operators of the pizza parlor Comet Ping Pong began receiving threats from right-wing activists who erroneously believed the shop was the center of a pedophile sex ring involving presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other liberal political elites. On Dec....

Molding new narratives: How inclusivity in Gunns humanities curricula has evolved to meet the politics of the present

Molding new narratives: How inclusivity in Gunn’s humanities curricula has evolved to meet the politics of the present

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2023

“My child will not read this garbage racist book and I would like you to immediately assign an alternate curriculum for the month that you will be spending on reading and disseminating this garbage book!”  So wrote school board election candidate Ingrid Campos of  “Stamped, Antiracism and...

Silent no longer: The Atlanta shooting and a surge in anti-Asian racism have brought Asian voices into the spotlight

Silent no longer: The Atlanta shooting and a surge in anti-Asian racism have brought Asian voices into the spotlight

Jessica Zang and Lise Desveaux April 18, 2021

Violence in Atlanta On March 16, in Atlanta, Georgia, Robert Aaron Long drove 27 miles to three different Asian-owned massage parlors and opened fire with a 9-mm gun, murdering eight people—Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Suncha...

A Tale of Two Cities: How racism in housing deeds, redlining and gentrification led to the stark divide between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto

A Tale of Two Cities: How racism in housing deeds, redlining and gentrification led to the stark divide between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto

Julianna Chang, Managing Editor November 23, 2020

The bumpy potholes and ridges lining the floor of Highway 101, the historic highway traversing California’s west coast, don’t make for a smooth ride. Despite unpleasant rush hour traffic and rough paving, countless Palo Alto residents drive the lengths of 101 daily, and unofficial landmarks are recognizable...

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