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Campus’ expectations of AP exam attendance apply unnecessary pressure

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April 15, 2016

Written by Lisa Hao With Advanced Placement (AP) testing season just around the corner, 733 Gunn students have already registered for their May exams. Not all students enrolled in an AP course, however, choose to take the exa...

How to Enjoy Shakespeare

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March 21, 2016

Written by Lisa Hao Watch updated versions of Shakespeare’s plays. They are usually set in a more recent time period with characters that are easier to relate to. Watch some good renditions of Shakespeare. Go out to see Gunn...

Biggest Superfans at Gunn: Vishal Bomdica

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January 29, 2016

Written by Lisa Hao WHO: SENIOR VISHAL BOMDICA SPORT: BASKETBALL TEAM: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS The Oracle: When’s the first time you knew about the Warriors? Vishal Bomdica: I probably knew about them throughout my life because I gre...

Emotional vulnerability on campus: how peers, academics, activities and stigma affect students

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November 6, 2015

Written by Anyi Cheng, Lisa Hao, Mikaela Wayne and Shannon Yang “Are kids here getting to be kids?” The New York Times asked on Apr. 11, 2015 about Palo Alto in its article “Best, Brightest—and Saddest?” With...

Bell schedule changes enhance student learning

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September 14, 2015

Written by Lisa Hao Published in the September 11, 2015 issue After a strenuous school year, the Creative Scheduling Committee came out with a new schedule designed to minimize academic stress. Some changes include incre...

Staff appreciation week: Oracle staffers give teachers an A+

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September 8, 2015

Dear Mrs. Powell, On the first day of school, you told us that an orangutan could teach our class and we would still learn because we were talented, driven students. However, I disagree. Your students need you. Thank you for always ...

Sports Updates

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November 17, 2014

Modern Warfare: Social Media Edition

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September 17, 2014

Written by Lisa Hao Sometime after I graduated from eighth grade, Facebook statuses started to slowly disappear. No one posted about their weird day or updated people on their silly revelations. People stopped writing each ot...

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