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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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Visitors can see the vibrant view of the cityscape from Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks

Annabel Honigstein, Forum Editor May 19, 2023

Twin Peaks, located at the geographical heart of San Francisco, offers visitors unparalleled panoramic views of the cityscape and a peek at what San Francisco’s hills may have looked like prior to urbanization....

Point Reyes provides many scenic trails along the coast.

Point Reyes

Annabel Honigstein, Forum Editor May 19, 2023

Point Reyes, located approximately 30 miles north of San Francisco off of Highway 1, offers some of the most spectacular vistas on the West Coast. From the park’s rolling green hills to the rugged California...

Foothills Park’s newly implemented entry fee discriminates against disadvantaged families

Foothills Park’s newly implemented entry fee discriminates against disadvantaged families

Hila Livneh, Centerfold Editor July 4, 2021

Foothills Park, one of Palo Alto’s most beloved spots, opened its gates in late Dec. 2020 for the general public, changing its previous rule that only Palo Alto residents could enter. Upon reopening,...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Explore Best Local Spots for Unique Forms of Recreation: Bike Riding

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor October 4, 2019

Stevens Creek Trail: Four miles away from Gunn, the Stevens Creek trail is a bike spot where you can get in touch with nature while being among communities of bikers. The trail is not designed for long-distance...

Back to nature: Alain escapes from everyday stress

October 9, 2018

The Oracle: Why do you like to backpack? Alain Saal-Dalma: It allows me to realize how much I use that I simply don’t need to. It is amazing to go from surviving solely on things that I can...

Back to nature: Q&A with social studies teacher Chris Johnson

Back to nature: Q&A with social studies teacher Chris Johnson

Joy Huang, Features Editor October 9, 2018

Written by Joy Huang The Oracle: How did you start practicing survival and wilderness skills? Chris Johnson: I’ve done living history for two-and-a-half decades of different time periods, from colonial...

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