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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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Juniors, seniors have difficulty adjusting to upperclassmen role

Juniors, seniors have difficulty adjusting to upperclassmen role

Raphael Semeria, Managing Editor October 27, 2021

On Wednesday, August 11, along with all of the other Gunn students I set foot on campus feeling like being in-person was unusual and “normal” at the same time. Despite the multitude of events that...

Summer break provides time for adventures with friends, family

Summer break provides time for adventures with friends, family

Jessica Zang, Features Editor and Assistant Business Manager August 20, 2021

In the Bay Area, it’s natural to view the annual summer vacation not as a well-deserved break from schoolwork, but instead as a time to work even harder. We’ve been running ourselves ragged all school...

Opinion: Distance learning promotes independent study habits

Opinion: Distance learning promotes independent study habits

Kate Mallery, Copy Editor October 7, 2020

Last year, I did not have consistent study habits. I would procrastinate and pull all-nighters before tests, alternating between an hour of work and an hour of TikTok. I never used class time efficiently....

Gunn cliques, environment prevent true party culture

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager October 4, 2019

Written by Ryan Manesh From a young age, every movie I saw that had a high school portrayed it with the same stereotypes. The school was always ruled by a jock—generally, a football player—and anyone...

Former international student reflects on living in America

Former international student reflects on living in America

Chiara Jurczak, The Oracle's Foreign Correspondent November 9, 2018

American high schoolers don’t realize how idolized they are by their European counterparts. Kids in Europe grow up watching the same shows as American kids; the difference is that they have...

Quality of Hydro Flasks lives up to their price tag

Quality of Hydro Flasks lives up to their price tag

September 7, 2018

Written by Jennifer Gao Although I occasionally get flamed for being a Hydro Flask bandwagoner and for buying such a stupidly expensive bottle, the benefits of owning one far outweigh its...

Customizable notebook keeps plans on track

Customizable notebook keeps plans on track

lizakolbasov December 8, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov  Over the past year, my life has begun to revolve around a little notebook with my heart and soul poured into it: my bullet journal. This simple alternative to a planner...

Personal Narrative: Muslim

stephybjackson October 13, 2017

Written by Minna Mughal During my four years at Gunn, I have never personally known another practicing Muslim on campus. I know that I couldn’t possibly be the only Muslim since that’s extremely...

Personal Narrative on Christianity

stephybjackson October 13, 2017

Written by Kyle Vasquez I grew up going to church and I’ve always believed in God. For me, as long as I believed, I was content with my life. I believed in God when I used to curse out my teachers...

Personal Narrative on Hinduism

stephybjackson October 13, 2017

Written by Arjun Prabhakar Ultimately, Hinduism preaches a quest for truth and dharma—a tenant that governs ethics. Even though I am not a devout Hindu, I was raised in a household that practiced...

Personal Narrative on Judaism

stephybjackson October 13, 2017

Written by Chloe Shrager My mother is Christian, but my parents decided to raise me and my two older siblings Jewish. I’ve always known that I am Jewish, and I’ve always been proud of it. However,...

Bilinguality enriches cultural perspectives

Bilinguality enriches cultural perspectives

lizakolbasov May 19, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov Throughout my whole life, I’ve found myself straddling two continents. Being bilingual, I speak Russian at home and English at school. But having these two languages...

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