The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Gunn alumni pause to reflect on their high school experiences: Social studies teacher Haley Perkins

Gunn alumni pause to reflect on their high school experiences: Social studies teacher Haley Perkins

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2019

When most students graduate from their respective high schools, they don’t think they’ll ever find themselves returning. Yet, Gunn graduate and social studies teacher Haley Perkins got the...

Palo Alto climate strike protest calls for governmental action, awareness

Palo Alto climate strike protest calls for governmental action, awareness

Liza Kolbasov and Joshua Yang September 20, 2019

“Tell me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” Chants erupted along University Avenue Friday evening as students and community members, tightly packed on the sidewalks, gathered...

Photo Illustration by Grace Liu and Wendy Xiong

English teacher Tarn Wilson shares coping skills, advice on building a wellness toolbox

September 20, 2019

From journaling to yoga to reading, English teacher Tarn Wilson has accumulated a toolbox full of skills to help her deal with mental health challenges. She has been dealing with Generalized Anxiety...

In the pursuit of wellness: What can we do better moving forward?

In the pursuit of wellness: What can we do better moving forward?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang May 17, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and...

In the pursuit of wellness: Are we making a difference?

In the pursuit of wellness: Are we making a difference?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang March 29, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and community...

United Computations club hosts day-long hackathon

United Computations club hosts day-long hackathon

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2019

On Feb. 23, Gunn hosted its fifth annual hackathon, GunnHacks, organized by the United Computations club. Over 160 students from Gunn and surrounding schools got together in the N-building from...

In the pursuit of wellness: Whats been done so far?

In the pursuit of wellness: What’s been done so far?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang March 1, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and community...

Choir presents the staff-student musical

Choir presents the staff-student musical

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2019

Every year, staff members join together with all the choirs to put on a musical complete with funny lyrics, elaborate costumes and well-choreographed dance numbers. Over the past few weeks,...

Personal wellness elevates daily life: mini self-care tips

Personal wellness elevates daily life: mini self-care tips

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2018

  Dress up in your fanciest outfit, even if you have nowhere to go. Put on something special, do your hair and makeup and make yourself feel fancy. Being dressed up will make you feel more...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Study productively with these tips

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2018

  Before you start studying, get organized. Make a to-do list and organize your tasks in order of priority. When ordering your tasks, first do anything that takes less than five minutes....

Titan cheerleaders qualify for nationals, up their game

Titan cheerleaders qualify for nationals, up their game

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2018

After a successful season, months of preparation and an outstanding performance at their last competition in Santa Cruz, the cheer team recently qualified for nationals, which will take place...

Swim coach departs Gunn to test new waters

Swim coach departs Gunn to test new waters

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2018

After six years with the Gunn swim team, head coach Kyle Accornero is leaving his position to move on to new ventures and opportunities. Accornero plans to look for a coaching position at the...

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