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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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PAUSD fails to give effective, sustained consent education

PAUSD fails to give effective, sustained consent education

Zoe Leontis, Social Media Editor October 30, 2023

Zoe Leontis is vice president of the Title IX Club. “If you’re still struggling with consent, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.” This sentence starts...

Biden’s delay in revising Title IX policies vexes student activists

Biden’s delay in revising Title IX policies vexes student activists

Ravina Nath October 30, 2023

This opinion piece on national Title IX policies is written by senior Ravina Nath, Title IX Club co-president. It has been 1,000 days. Despite the many slogans, messaging campaigns and empty promises...

Math tutor arrest sheds light on power imbalance in relationships

Math tutor arrest sheds light on power imbalance in relationships

Annika Bereny, Lifestyle Editor March 8, 2022

This story contains discussion of topics that may be triggering, such as sexual assault and harassment. On Aug. 25, 2020, former math tutor and Palo Alto resident Mark Hodes was arrested by the Palo...

After decades of fighting for equality in sports, women continue to face obstacles on the field

After decades of fighting for equality in sports, women continue to face obstacles on the field

Haley Pflasterer, News Editor May 25, 2021

In the late 1900s, female athletes fought for the opportunity to become athletes. Decades later, the fight has extended to advocating for equal treatment as athletes. The second wave of feminism,...

Q&A: The Oracle interviews the Title IX Club and PAUSD Title IX Coordinator Kelly Gallagher

Q&A: The Oracle interviews the Title IX Club and PAUSD Title IX Coordinator Kelly Gallagher

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor March 8, 2021

The Gunn Oracle conducted Q&A sessions with both the Gunn Title IX Club and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Title IX Coordinator Kelly Gallagher. The following transcripts have been lightly...

Title IX policy changes spark protest, renewed focus on PAUSD handling of sexual harassment cases

Title IX policy changes spark protest, renewed focus on PAUSD handling of sexual harassment cases

Haley Pflasterer and Annika Bereny October 16, 2020

“LISTEN,” read the letters across the masks of protesters; chants of “stop the violence, no more silence!” echo outside the house of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitan. The socially distanced...

What is Title IX?

Collin Jaeger, TBN Liason March 5, 2019

Title IX protocols consistent amidst local, national discussion

Title IX protocols consistent amidst local, national discussion

Caroline Ro and Angela Wong, Editor-in-Chief and Reporter March 1, 2019

As ongoing sexual harassment allegations in the Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) were brought to court last month, the spotlight is being refocused onto the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Title...

Athletics department, administration respond to complaints about girls’ locker room closure

Athletics department, administration respond to complaints about girls’ locker room closure

huangjoy November 9, 2017

Written by Joy Huang On Aug. 25, female athletes found signs outside of their locker room that read: “Girls’ locker room closed at 5:15 p.m. today for varsity football game.” The Lynbrook...

Law firm investigates mishandled sexual assualt cases

kayav2 October 13, 2017

Written by Kaya van der Horst  After four months of investigation, Cozen O’Connor, a law firm, released a report on Sept. 20 concluding that the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) did not comply...

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