Located in the center of Silicon Valley and in the same town as Stanford University, Gunn prides itself in academics. At Gunn, I had the opportunity to take high level core classes, along with courses such as automotive technology, art, Spanish, and psychology. I have played on the softball team for four years, an experience which made me a more outgoing person. However, Gunn can be stressful. My sophomore year, Gunn had its second suicide cluster, a tragedy that sparked the administration to change many aspects of the school in an attempt to prevent future suicides. While some of the changes have benefitted students, such as the addition of a center for mental wellbeing, other changes, such as the banning of many school traditions, only served to anger and confuse the student population. Overall, I have had a positive experience at Gunn, a school I believe should not only be known for its academics, but for its message of community and inclusivity that extends to all students.