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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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Junior Jose Morales honors indigenous culture through traditional dances, symbolic adornments

Junior Jose Morales honors indigenous culture through traditional dances, symbolic adornments

Madison Yue, Features Editor March 20, 2023

Six-year-old junior Jose Morales was looking for toys to play with when he instead found “coatlicue,” a collection of his grandfather’s indigenous artifacts. Since then, he has learned more about his ancestral history, the traditions and the culture of the Totonaca, an indigenous group from Veracruz,...

Students celebrate Thanksgiving with unique traditions: Maddy Kaplan

Students celebrate Thanksgiving with unique traditions: Maddy Kaplan

Yael Livneh November 9, 2017

Written by Yael Livneh Ask most people what they’re doing for Thanksgiving and you’ll hear something along the lines of eating turkey, and pumpkin pie and giving thanks. For senior Maddy Kaplan, Thanksgiving with the family means football, christmas trees and music by The Mamas and Papas. Kaplan’s...

Students celebrate Thanksgiving with unique traditions: junior Karly Hou

Students celebrate Thanksgiving with unique traditions: junior Karly Hou

lizakolbasov November 9, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov Thanksgiving fun can be expressed in many different forms. For junior Karly Hou, Thanksgiving comes with a traditional get-together with family and friends involving Chinese food and Nerf gun fights. “All the families always gather together, eat Chinese food, sing songs...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

Students share Super Bowl rituals

icarolinesro February 3, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Every February, football fans nationwide turn their attentions to the Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League. The Super Bowl is viewed by more than 110 million Americans every year, making it one of America’s most watched televised events,...

Homecoming serves as cherished tradition

Homecoming serves as cherished tradition

amandalee828 October 11, 2016

Written by Amanda Lee Homecoming is one of many American traditions that are celebrated in high schools and colleges across the country. It is an event that brings together friends, classes, schools, families and communities, just to celebrate and honor their school. The name “Homecoming”...

Hop into Leap Day Facts

Hop into Leap Day Facts

amandalee828 February 19, 2016

Compiled by Amanda Lee - The chance of being born on a Leap Day is one in 1,461. - In Irish tradition, women propose to men on Leap Day. - In Medieval Denmark, a man who refused a Leap Day proposal had to buy the woman 12 pairs of gloves. - Only people born on Leap Day can join the...

Last years cheer team performs its Paly Rally number. This years routine, along with dances routine, will be postponed. Photo by Alexandra Ting

Admin cancels rally due to district policy

The Oracle January 30, 2016

Written by Shawna Chen The Student Executive Council (SEC) members announced the administration’s decision to cancel the Paly Rally in online class groups on Jan. 21. The message cited lack of time as a reason for not holding the rally, along with concerns about appropriateness in light of the Board...

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