The Oracle

WGBK students host shows, add individual flair

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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GINGER HOUR Junior Isana Pogosov uses her radio show, “Ginger Hour”, as an opportunity to embrace herself publicly. From playing unique music to including comedy and coverage of current events, she makes an effort to maintain...

Comedy Troupe’s annual performance seeks audience laughter

Anna Hofmockel, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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What do Dora the Explorer, Justin Bieber and Sarah Palin have to do with South’s Variety Show? Just ask Comedy Troupe, the students behind these humorous skits. This year’s Comedy Troupe consisted of 19 actors, all under...

Wykurz’s dedication continues despite roller derby’s obscurity

Shea Anthony, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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From athletics to arts, South students have a wide array of talents and interests. Freshman Sammi Wykurz is the perfect example of this diversity. Her enthusiasm and involvement in roller derby is far from the ordinary but it...

Day in the lives of Nine and Solace: harmonious family

Maeve Hanrahan and Emily Mitchell, staff reporter, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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Every Monday and Thursday night in the music room, the piano strikes and music fills the air. Everyone stands in position and starts vocal warm-ups. Nine boys and 10 girls prepare to sing, what they love to do. This is a day in...

ABC’s latest hit twists classic fairytale stereotype

Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-a&e editor

February 3, 2012

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When a friend requested that I check out ABC’s latest hit series, Once Upon a Time, I was immediately skeptical of what I would find. The title itself warrants the makings of the classic fairytale story line: shy, ordinary girl und...

Allen self-publishes book to provoke thought, discussion

Christina Van Zelst, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Can something come from nothing? What is the difference between how and why? There may not seem to be an answer, but John Allen, English and Humanities teacher, raises a point on ways these questions can be put to use. Allen...

Day in the life of South models: adolescent ambitions

Sally You, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Among the exceedingly talented groups of students at South, there is a small population of students that look to pursue careers in the modeling industry. Sophomore Gaby Biczek’s dream of becoming a model emerged when she...

Variety Show unifies student body in celebration

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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There were over 140 acts that made up the strenuous tryout, one audition every five minutes. Over the course of twelve and a half hours, directors determined who would earn the opportunity to participate in South’s 2012 Variety...

Web users ‘stumbling’ and ‘tumbling’ on ‘pinteresting’ sites

Claire Fisher, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Being a teenager today often means busy days and late nights spent scribbling through homework or cramming for tests, when the ability to focus is at an all-time-low and the stress is piling up. Relieving this stress by taking...

Original Cinderella story merges with reality TV

Kelly Anderson, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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This year’s winter play took a twist on a classical fairytale with a modern approach. Performing this year was a range of South students from freshmen to seniors, taking roles of reality TV stars and incorporating them into...

Rudd supplies unique talent for independent film

Bailey Monte, co-web editor

February 2, 2012

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Our Idiot Brother opens with a smiling Ned (Paul Rudd) donned in a full beard and long hair, resembling a cheerful, optimistic Jesus with fruits and vegetables from his biodynamic farm surrounding him at his town’s farmer...

Smith’s direction leads TV to Lip Dub success

December 16, 2011

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3. 2. 1. Action. The camera lights turn on, and the confetti flies. The director walks cautiously and intently next to the cameraman, giving him his signals: turn right, five seconds, lower camera angle, pet horse, now. To many...

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