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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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Ollieland: Explore Gunns campus with The Oracles mascot

Ollieland: Explore Gunn’s campus with The Oracle’s mascot

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2023

N-building This two-story building is an academic (and to some extent, social) hub. You’ll find most English and math classes here — English on the bottom story, math on the top — as well as the...

PAUSD proposes new mental health programs to support students

PAUSD proposes new mental health programs to support students

Becca Wu, In-Depth Editor April 13, 2022

The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is proposing new plans to further address mental wellness on campus post-pandemic. As students regain familiarity with being fully on-campus, the district’s...

The mental health pandemic: Reopening and high school campuses amidst a rise in COVID-19 cases presents the unique challenge of weighing students mental health needs against their physical health needs.

The mental health pandemic: Reopening and high school campuses amidst a rise in COVID-19 cases presents the unique challenge of weighing students’ mental health needs against their physical health needs.

Catherine Chu and Haley Pflasterer December 17, 2020

Almost nine months after schools shut down in March, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of teenagers’ lives. Education and day-to-day life have been relegated to the virtual sidelines...

Campus wellness initiatives provide mental health support during distance learning

Campus wellness initiatives provide mental health support during distance learning

Arjun Shah, Managing Editor September 14, 2020

In the midst of a socially-distanced school year—and at a time when students have fewer opportunities to form in-person connections with peers—wellness has increasingly become a priority. Given the...

graphic by Jamie Wang

Timeline of campus initiatives to support student wellness

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor September 20, 2019

Fall 2009: Gunn students, along with advisor Paul Dunlap, start the Reach Out Care Know (ROCK) club to raise awareness about mental health while creating an inclusive school environment. Fall...

In the pursuit of wellness: What can we do better moving forward?

In the pursuit of wellness: What can we do better moving forward?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang May 17, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and...

In the pursuit of wellness: Are we making a difference?

In the pursuit of wellness: Are we making a difference?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang March 29, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and community...

In the pursuit of wellness: Whats been done so far?

In the pursuit of wellness: What’s been done so far?

Liza Kolbasov, Grace Tramack and Jessica Wang March 1, 2019

During the 2009-2010 school year, Palo Alto lost six students to suicide. Our community lost another four students in the 2013-2014 year. Following these tragedies, our school, district and community...

Art Therapy: Wellness Center provides relaxing activities

Art Therapy: Wellness Center provides relaxing activities

amandalee828 March 6, 2018

In the Wellness Center, students can choose from a variety of activities offered: reading, drinking tea, eating snacks and participating in art therapy. According to Wellness Outreach Worker Lauren...

Art Therapy: Senior finds peace in coloring books

Art Therapy: Senior finds peace in coloring books

amandalee828 March 6, 2018

Written by Amanda Lee Senior Lauren Yu started going to the Wellness Center last semester to relax and use the coloring books. Now, she goes regularly throughout the week. “It helps take your mind...

Q & A with Wellness Worker Lauren Rocha

andrewz8642 September 5, 2017

  Compiled by Andrew Zhao The Oracle: You work in the wellness center. What is your position and what do you do in that position? Lauren Rocha: My title is called the Wellness outreach worker,...

Graphic by Elizabeth Zu

Construction to begin on campus

amandalee828 December 2, 2016

In January, the area surrounding Spangenberg Theater, the Student Activities Center (SAC) and the music building will be fenced off as construction on the Central Building Project begins. The Central...

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