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

Summer break exacerbates social media-induced fomo

Summer break exacerbates social media-induced “fomo”

Anne Dong, Forum Editor May 19, 2023

As summer arrives, Instagram feeds grow cluttered with images of extravagant vacations and beach trips, along with posts about pool parties and picnics that one could only wish to be invited to. The pressure to have a “fun” summer can push people to change their plans to feel less excluded, and cause...

Campus’ expectations of AP exam attendance apply unnecessary pressure

myhappinesswalk April 15, 2016

Written by Lisa Hao With Advanced Placement (AP) testing season just around the corner, 733 Gunn students have already registered for their May exams. Not all students enrolled in an AP course, however, choose to take the exam. While the decision to register for AP exams should be an entirely personal...

Courtesy of Matthew Shi

Junior Matthew Shi’s search for perfection—and what he found

The Oracle December 8, 2015

Written by Matthew Shi I went into freshman year feeling confident, like most if not all freshmen. I had just graduated from middle school, had done fine in all my academics, and didn’t feel as if I could mess up. For me, the world was limitless, and anything I wanted to do I could accomplish. A...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

Cheating culture: an in-depth look at dishonesty on campus

The Oracle December 4, 2015

Written by Shawna Chen and Janet Wang It’s test day. You’re sitting at your desk, nervously tapping your pencil. You’ve prepared to the best of your ability, but your anxiety increases as you open the test booklet. One problem in particular is worth a lot of points, but you don’t know how to...

Courtesy of Yuki Klotz-Burwell

A lesson from Hogwarts: senior Yuki Klotz-Burwell on learning to ask for help

The Oracle November 24, 2015

Written by Yuki Klotz-Burwell Halfway through the first semester of my freshman year, I had mastered the facade that my grades were perfect and that my life was under control. I pretended that I was happy and healthy and doing well in school. The reality of the situation, however, was the complete...

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