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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Palo Alto bubble reinforces privilege, causes disconnect to societal issues

Palo Alto bubble reinforces privilege, causes disconnect to societal issues

Michelle Koo and Bryan Xiao May 18, 2023

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is a center of innovation, wealth and quality education. It headquarters prestigious companies, such as Tesla and Hewlett Packard, and houses idyllic neighborhoods...

An enclave of Eichlers: Palo Alto’s midcentury modern homes carry storied histories, deepen community bonds

An enclave of Eichlers: Palo Alto’s midcentury modern homes carry storied histories, deepen community bonds

Chris Lee, Managing Editor April 17, 2023

“Carefully planned by one of the most brilliant architectural firms in the country, (Eichlers) make other homes seem obsolete by comparison,” a 1949 promotional brochure reads. “Scores of families...

Scoop Microcreamery

Scoop Microcreamery

Haley Pflasterer, News Editor September 24, 2021

Scoop Microcreamery, located in downtown Palo Alto, is a local mom-and-pop business that features a variety of classic, seasonal and vegan flavors for ice cream lovers. Whether it’s classic Vanilla...

This is Palo Alto

This is Palo Alto

The Oracle Staff May 11, 2020
In late April, The Oracle sent a team of reporters to venture outside and capture snapshots of the "new normal" brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured here are photos of empty streets, businesses and parks: this is Palo Alto.

Wildlife roams campus, local community: Seagulls

Angela Wong, News Editor April 5, 2020

I still remember the first time I saw a seagull. It was a rainy afternoon, and I—an exhausted sophomore—trudged past loud construction sites and whirring golf carts until a small but swift shadow sprawled...

How to enjoy your Palo Alto winter

How to enjoy your Palo Alto winter

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2019

For many, the word “winter” conjures up romantic images of swirling snowflakes, frosty windows, laughter over lopsided snowmen, attacking siblings with snowballs and the exhilaration of skiing...

Photo by Melissa Ding

Wellness Team reflects on new space, future goals

Shannon Lin, Graphics Artist, Reporter September 10, 2019

Following the completion of construction, the Wellness Center has relocated to room P-231 on the second floor of the new building, undergoing several changes with new plans discussed for the future.  One...

Bay Area homelessness crisis requires recognition, community support

Bay Area homelessness crisis requires recognition, community support

Angela Wong, News Editor February 13, 2019

Written by Angela Wong  On the streets of Palo Alto, a city which is internationally renowned for its wealth and innovation, a growing homelessness crisis would seem unexpected and even out...

Palo Alto Weekly co-hosts school board candidate forum with student journalists

Palo Alto Weekly co-hosts school board candidate forum with student journalists

Natalie McCurdy, Tech Editor October 3, 2018

The Palo Alto Art Center housed the first school board forum of the 2018 school board election, hosted by the Palo Alto Weekly and co-sponsored by Gunn and Paly student publications on Sept. 20. The debate...

Explore local attractions, city culture

Explore local attractions, city culture

meganli74 March 6, 2018

Written by Megan Li California Avenue Farmers' Market: Open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this farmers’ market is the perfect place to spend at least a solid hour reveling...

2017 year in review

2017 year in review

gtramack December 8, 2017

Written by Grace Tramack JANUARY Jan. 20: Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. February Feb. 5: The New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34 - 28...

Palo Alto Should Punish Texting While Walking

epsteineric September 15, 2017

Written by Eric Epstein   On July 27, Honolulu, Hawaii approved a law that prohibits pedestrians from using their electronic devices while crossing the street. Offenders of this law will be...

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