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

Reading between the lines: Nuances in language alter our perception of everyday life, with meaningful consequences

Reading between the lines: Nuances in language alter our perception of everyday life, with meaningful consequences

Julianna Chang, Managing Editor April 18, 2021

“You guys!” Almost everyone—male-identifying or not—has been called “a guy” at least once in their life, whether it’s through the welcoming words of a teacher, an enthusiastic text or an obnoxious shout across the hall. To most, this word is just that: a common greeting. It’s become...

Language department updates academic standards, practices

Language department updates academic standards, practices

Madison Nguyen, Features Editor September 20, 2019

The bell rings as language classes begin. Students crowd into the computer lab and begin preparing for their upcoming listening assessment. In other classrooms, they begin class with a writing assessment or simply interact with their fellow language learners. Since 2016, World Language...

Graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Teachers, students find wellness in gardening

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor May 17, 2019

We often hear that Gunn is ripe with opportunities, ranging from elective choices, to clubs and teachers for every learning style. One part of our campus that is often overlooked is the community garden. Located behind the K building, the garden has multiple beds for plants and houses a dwarf...

District renews resolution, protects undocumented students

amandalee828 February 2, 2018

Written by Amanda Lee and Megan Li After the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Jan. 16, 2018 that “U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities, in which federal officers would [be looking] to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented...

Graphic by Jackie Lou

School Board affirms sanctuary school status

mayarapoport February 3, 2017

Written By: Maya Rapoport During the Palo Alto Unified Board of Education meeting on Jan. 10, the Board unanimously approved a resolution affirming support of undocumented students and families and making Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) schools “sanctuary schools” for immigrants. The...

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