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Departing teachers describe future plans, reflect on Gunn: Kathy Hawes


May 20, 2016

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis Instructional supervisor and math teacher Kathy Hawes is taking a leave of absence next year to travel the world. Her desire to explore new places and her husband’s recent career change prompted ...

New SEL curriculum proposed


April 15, 2016

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas At the school board meeting on March 8, the topic of adding more social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula was discussed to combat stress. It was decided that more SEL would be added to the ...

SEC creates student wellness position


March 14, 2016

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis The Student Wellness Commissioner, an appointed Student Executive Council (SEC) position, was recently proposed by Student Wellness Committee founders junior Chloe Sørenson and senior Cole McFaul...

EDITORIAL: National articles do not reflect the real situation in Palo Alto


December 4, 2015

Lately, several controversial articles have circulated social media, theorizing why Palo Alto experienced yet another suicide cluster last school year. While most student and alumni perspectives have been diverse and illumina...

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