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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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South America

South America

Yueun Hong, Sports Editor February 24, 2023

In Brazil, Valentine’s Day is better known as “Dia dos Namorados,” meaning “Sweetheart’s Day” in Portuguese. Since the date of Feb. 14 clashes too closely with Carnaval, one of the biggest...

Africa

Africa

Dan Honigstein, In-Depth Editor February 24, 2023

In Africa—and especially Kenya—Valentine’s Day is a relatively new holiday, closely modeled after its American and European counterpart, thus rendering celebrations around the continent very similar....

Asia

Asia

Michelle Koo, News Editor, Graphics Artist February 24, 2023

In East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan and China, Valentine’s Day is traditionally for women to give male partners or crushes presents. Men reciprocate on Mar. 14, also called White Day. This tradition...

Valentines Day Interactive Crossword

Valentine’s Day Interactive Crossword

Maddie Cheung, Centerfold Editor February 10, 2023

Need last-minute Valentines Day gift ideas? Here are The Oracles suggestions.

Need last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Here are The Oracle’s suggestions.

Jessica Wang, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2021

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and you don’t know what to do. As the day for romance approaches, individuals around the world face the same predicament: how to find the perfect last-minute gift.  To...

Expressions of Love Bring Joy, Connection

Expressions of Love Bring Joy, Connection

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor February 12, 2020

Love. It’s one of the four letter words that’s uttered the most—one of the few universal feelings. It can be hard to find and just as hard to keep: from the best friend who stops contacting you to...

How to ward off potential ghosting

How to ward off potential ghosting

amandalee828 February 2, 2018

Compiled by Amanda Lee Text them every single thing that happens in your day. Every single thing. Tell them all about the mind-numbing traffic on Arastradero at 8 a.m., that word you missed during...

Photo courtesy of Danny Hahn

Teachers share stories about life with their high school, college sweethearts: Danny Hahn

jennygaoo February 2, 2018

Written by Jennifer Gao Currently on paternity leave, math teacher Danny Hahn and his wife Clara met when they were attending the University of Pennsylvania; he was a senior, and she was a freshman. At...

Ghosting surfaces as avenue for disappointment

Ghosting surfaces as avenue for disappointment

gtramack February 2, 2018

Written by Grace Tramack Urban Dictionary defines ghosting as “the act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date.” In today’s standards...

Megans Tips: How to get out of the friend zone

Megan’s Tips: How to get out of the friend zone

Megan Li, Managing Editor February 3, 2017

Written by Megan Li Find some one-on-one time: The easiest way to become closer with someone is to hold deeper conversations when it’s just the two of you. Jump at opportunities to do so,...

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