Project Oyster

Project Oyster

Welcome to Project Oyster, where amazing things happen. Join producers Hanna Suh, Sophia Lu, and Vardaan Shah through the joys and turmoils of high school life.... Show More

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August 6, 2019 33 min

Gunn alumna Chloe Sørensen has been a mental health advocate since her early years of high school. In this episode, Chloe talks about her experience in the aftermath of the Palo Alto suicide clusters and the conflicting thoughts she had while trying to find help. She shows us that, sometimes, we need courage from others to practice what we preach. 

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June 22, 2019 25 min

Is getting help for depression a hipster "solution" that's just trending? Is depression medication always the simple answer to mental health problems? Rising senior Abby Sullivan shares her own story from when she asked these questions herself to where she is now: someone who has gone through the healing process. Through a candid telling of her own experience with mental health issues, Abby affirms that we are all worthy to seek he... Read more

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May 24, 2019 22 min

How do you approach someone who has lost a mother? What is the "process" for overcoming grief? Beloved Gunn High School senior Anna Reitman, known for her witty jokes and contagious smiles, gives us a raw look into the aftermath of losing a parent. Anna shows us that it takes time, but accepting loss is possible. 

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Welcome to the first special episode of Project Oyster! In this episode, we are celebrating Cristina Florea, a Gunn High School math and business teacher and also one of our key mentors for this podcast. Cristina helped Project Oyster become what it is today, and we are forever grateful for what she has done for us and the hundreds of Gunn students who have been impacted by her. Cristina Florea shows us that sometimes, not all hero... Read more

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May 3, 2019 20 min

In this episode, senior Joey Marcacci discusses a part of himself that takes courage to reveal to others. Joey dives into what it means to be both an athlete and... Joey.

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April 26, 2019 18 min

Rina Newhouse, a senior at Gunn, shows what exists beyond her bubbly personality- struggles she has hidden from others until now. Rina knows what it means to seek discomfort and find a way to be candid about the obstacles she’s faced.

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Senior Jimmy Farley is one of the most beloved students at Gunn High School; as a self-proclaimed "class-clown," Jimmy's signature humor is known for brightening everyone's day. But there's a side to Jimmy that isn't always obvious at first glance. In this episode, we discover what it means to be the class clown with the biggest heart.  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/projectoyster/message

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There has been a revolution at Gunn High School. A new Facebook page, Gunn Confessions, has given power to students to say what they want in anonymity. The result? Hilarious confessions, secret messages to crushes, and even calls for help in dealing with mental health. Hosts Sophia and Hanna read what the admin of Gunn Confessions has to say about what they feel about this new phenomenon they started; of course, the admin remain a ... Read more

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February 22, 2019 6 min

Some days are great and other days, your grandpa accidentally throws your pet turtle into the garbage while it's still alive. Sophia Tong shows that it really be like that sometimes. 

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February 1, 2019 13 min

Welcome to the first official episode of Project Oyster! In this episode, we have guest speaker Meghna Singh talk about her desire for control as a child and how that later evolved to a struggle with depression- which she overcame.  

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October 18, 2018 7 min

Welcome to the Project Oyster podcast! In our pilot episode, we have guest speaker Joshua Mei talking about an incident with his coupon-fanatic grandfather. Family embarrassment happens to everyone- it's unavoidable.

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