The Oracle

Mission trip helps students recognize value in service

Elisa Kim, asst. features

October 5, 2012

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Elisa Kim asst. features editor   Trash was everywhere. Small children walked barefoot on dirty streets. People on bikes rode past on the bumpy ground. Although it’s only about a two-and-a-half hour plane ride...

Frequent family dinners create closer connections

Hallie Hauldren, staff writer

October 5, 2012

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The scene shown on countless TV shows every day: kids come back from an exhausting day at school right as Dad arrives home from work. The family meets Mom at the dinner table for a warm, home-cooked meal. This picture-perfect...

Political differences within family

Kelsey Pogue, asst. web editor

October 5, 2012

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Everywhere students look, there is information about the upcoming presidential election: from TV ads to articles in history class. Although many students seem to share political views with their parents, 27 percent of the 207 stud...

Webb molds experience, travels into passionate career

Addie Lyon, staff writer

October 5, 2012

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Only Kurt Webb could describe the feeling of crawling into the ceramics classroom at South on a Saturday through a slightly cracked open window. Webb, South ceramics teacher, has been in love with ceramics since the beginning of...

First-time student voters

Grace Abiera, staff writer

October 5, 2012

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As the presidential election draws near, many seniors are able to tap into the real world by voting for the first time. Senior Maggie Condon is one of them. “I know that I am just one person in the country, but I’m hoping...

South Students Take on Adventure at Summer Camp

Kelsey Pogue, staff reporter

June 8, 2012

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Every year, summer camp serves as a fun and safe place children can stay while their parents work. In fact, more than 11 million children and adults attend or work at camp annually, according to the American Camp Association. Pare...

Seniors step out of South to gain experience

Maggie Kramer & Christina Van Zelst, staff reporters

May 25, 2012

Filed under Features, Top Stories

The last few weeks before school ends, seniors are given the opportunity to learn through experience.  Students can choose between a two or four week project where they work with a community sponsor and a GBS mentor to learn in...

Firefighting fathers inspire safety in teens

Grace Abiera, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

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Exciting, stressful and a complete adrenaline rush. Firefighter Kevin McDonagh, father of three South students, uses this characterization to describe what an emergency is like at the fire station. According to junior Molly McDonagh,...

Farewell staff: South honors retiring teachers

Hailey Hauldren, Noor Abdulmassih, Jen Bohm, Kelly Anderson, Addie Lyon, Morgan O'Connor, Maggie Engals, staff reporters

May 25, 2012

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As the school year comes to a close, The Oracle would like to honor seven staff members who are retiring this year. Retirees include Diane Breman, human resource specialist; Chemistry teacher Ronald Harris; Counselor Paul Herzog;...

Distorted Self-Image: Recovering sophomore Lindsey Zelvin creates SOFA club in order to raise awareness about eating disorders

Rachel Mann, co-A+E Editor

May 25, 2012

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Walking into the cafeteria, a girl observes the student members selecting their food. Some migrate toward the sandwiches. Others opt for a fruit cup. The girl feels her stomach rumbling, but then notices her body in the reflection...

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