Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

The Oracle

The cost of construction: Why it takes $1.4 million to build a classroom

The cost of construction: Why it takes $1.4 million to build a classroom

Vanisha Vig, Reporter May 19, 2024

Starting with a simple sketch on paper, the demolition and reconstruction sites of the administrative, food services and K- buildings, which first began in the fall of 2022, is now a prominent part of Gunn campus. There are, however, many aspects of construction that are often overlooked behind the sights...

Students leave Gunn following the shelter-in-place mandate.

Breaking News: Hoax calls prompt shelter-in-place mandate on campus

Kaylee Cheng, Amann Mahajan and Violet Tivol April 22, 2024

At 1:58 p.m. today, a message on the intercom instructed students to begin sheltering in place. This mandate lasted for one hour and 48 minutes, eventually lifted by an intercom announcement at 3:46 p.m.  According to the City of Palo Alto Police Calls for Service map, 1:51 p.m. calls reported...

Thirty portable toilets arrive at Gunns campus following the water-line break.

Breaking News: Gunn community navigates water-line break, water-supply shutdown

Amann Mahajan and Kaylee Cheng April 18, 2024

At 11:24 a.m. today, Assistant Principal of Facilities Dr. Mycal Hixon sent a message to all Gunn staff that the school’s water had been shut off after the A- and B-building construction team hit a water line during  excavation. School remained open during the outage, and the water was turned back...

Source: PAUSD Board of Education

Fire alarm system to be replaced following multiple false alarms

Nicholas Weng, business manager December 12, 2023

On Oct. 24, the PAUSD Board of Education approved a $1.59 million contract to Aram Electric for installing a new Gunn fire alarm system. The decision comes after several false alarms in the past year, caused by the current sensors’ susceptibility to hot weather. According to Assistant Principal...

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