The Oracle

Club drugs: consider before (ab)using

Evin Billington (editor in chief), Stephanie Leinbach (co-features editor), Natalie Sampson (co-features editor), and Maddie Abrams (asst. features editor)

December 16, 2011

Filed under Features

The Oracle recieved a letter to the Editor regarding the growing popularity of club drugs from an anonymous GBS alum. Below are excerpts from the letter, followed by a story covering the use and effects of use of the drugs in...

Appreciating differences during the holidays

Sophia Almeroth, Madison O’Brien, Shea Anthony & Grace Abiera, staff reporters

December 16, 2011

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As December concludes, South students look forward to celebrating the holiday season with family and friends.  The Oracle reports on Christmas and Hanukkah traditions, the history and customs of Kwanzaa and what the holiday...

Manuary poses challenge for South’s ‘real men’

Peter Montesantos, co-sports editor

December 16, 2011

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As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve 2009, a few brave men did not start the year off with January, but rather, the manliest month of them all: Manuary. South alumni Dean Adams and Greg Manos, seniors at the...

‘Wise’ pursues teaching passion over office success

Rachel Mann, asst. features editor

December 16, 2011

Filed under Features, Profile

Students walk into 
Room 192 and receive a personalized “wassup” from Steven Weissenstein, business education teacher. According to senior Vicki Powers, Weissenstein, commonly referred to as “Wise” by his students,...

Teen shoplifters challenge authority

Zoe Shancer, asst. features editor

December 16, 2011

Filed under Features

She walked into the retail store and looked around, until a necklace caught her eye. She had the money to pay for it but wanted it for free. She slowly slipped the necklace around her wrist and let it fall into her jacket sleeve....

‘Grief group’ generates needed support

Maggie Kramer, asst. web editor

December 16, 2011

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Mom’s freshly-baked cookies, or Dad’s “atta boy!” after scoring the winning goal are things many people may take for granted. Unfortunately, some students do not experience these types of parental input because they...

An Asset to Glenbrook South: Amelia Alpert

Anna Hofmockel and Rosie Kelly, staff reporters

December 9, 2011

Filed under Profile, Web Exclusives

"In the SAO, there isn’t really an average day,” Amelia Alpert, secretary in the Student Activities Office (SAO), said. “[…] The day is pretty much wide open.” Alpert’s life in the SAO is never dull. The only sure...

Crazed for Energy

Rosie Nash, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2011

Filed under Features, Web Exclusives

The tall black and lime green can sits in the cup holder of the teenager’s car, the small orange bottle swooshes in the student’s lower backpack pocket, and the thin blue checkered can lays chilled in the athlete’s bag....

Jakucyn ‘nspires’ students beyond the classroom

Elisa Kim, staff reporter

November 4, 2011

Filed under Features

Math teacher Natalie Jakucyn received the T.E. Rhine Award Oct. 21. According to Jakucyn, it is presented to an outstanding math teacher in honor of T.E. Rhine, who was an Arkansas country doctor. Jakucyn believes her experiences...

Invisible Children raises awareness at South

Nirali Dave, editor-in-chief

November 4, 2011

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Imagine living in a world where every night you have to leave home and hide in dangerous conditions in fear of being abducted. Imagine the struggle of watching loved ones being buried. Imagine witnessing violent warfare at a young...

Old tractor provides new opportunity

Shea Anthony & Madison O’Brien, staff reporters

November 4, 2011

Filed under Features

Driving down Glenview Road, you find yourself stuck behind a line of slow-moving cars. Wondering what the hold up is all about, you peek your head out the window. To your surprise, it’s not your everyday five o’clock traffic—it’s...

Students smoke despite consequences

Maggie Kramer, asst. web editor

November 4, 2011

Filed under Features

In the 1950s and 60s, smoking was the thing to do, as it was popularized through movies and T.V. shows. Nowadays, smoking is banned in most public places, and the danger it has to one’s health has become common knowledge. Even...

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