Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Cellphones should be banned in classrooms

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor November 1, 2019

On June 29, 2007, Apple released the iPhone, sparking a universal technological revolution. According to the Pew Re- search Center, 95% of United States high schoolers have access to a smartphone and, according to the Atlantic, 94% of them use their cellphones in class. Gunn should require...

Final exams study tips

Charlie Bush, Lifestyle Editor May 17, 2019

  THE DAY BEFORE Although most people cram the night before the test, timing is key when it comes to remembering content. As many studies have shown, memorizing content or cramming information directly before you sleep doesn’t prove to be helpful, as your short-term memory directly before...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Yes: Should finals policies, procedures be more lenient?

Chelsie Park, Centerfold Editor December 7, 2018

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching, and finals are looming upon us. We have all, at some point, frantically rummaged through class notes in an at- tempt to recover faded knowledge of some chapter learned in September, calculated on RogerHub the minimum percentage needed for survival...

How to maintain better focus studying for finals

The Oracle December 8, 2015

Written by Barrett Zhang Ban electronics Banning electronics for the duration of studying may be hard but it helps reduce distractions for your studying process. Listen to relaxing music Listening to music can increase concentration, but usually only if the music does not contain lyrics....

Top 5 places to study around Palo Alto

jennamarvet December 7, 2015

Written by Jenna Marvet Studying at home can be boring, while studying at school can be crowded and distracting. With finals just around the corner, here is a list of local spots that are great for studying. Please note that hours are subject to change. Mitchell Park Library Address:   3700 Middlefield...

Studying at night provides more benefits

The Oracle March 19, 2012
Almost every student is, at some point during his or her high school, faced with a stubborn pile of homework that needs to get done and a clock that reads 11:30 p.m. So, the question often pops up: should students stay up as late as necessary to finish schoolwork? Or is it better to go to sleep earlier, and wake up a few hours before school to do the work? Though it does vary for each student, it is generally better to study at night than in the morning.
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