The Oracle

New Year made in China, celebrated here

Noor Abdulmassih, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

Music, lights, fireworks and parades are just a few ways the Chinese ring in the New Year - the Chinese New Year, that is. On midnight of Jan. 23, 2012 Chinese people around the world welcomed and celebrated the year of the dragon. According...

Onward progression of helping city kids

Sally You, Staff Writer

January 17, 2012

Onward House is a non-profit organization that strives to provide education, childcare and family support services to those in need of it. South students mainly participate as tutors for the School Age Program, a service within Onwar...

Alan Xenos: Tech savy app creator

Kelly Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2012

It's eighth period and study hall Room 191 is silent with focused students scribbling away at their homework, but in the corner sophomore Alan Xenos is typing away on the computer. Instead of typing a paper or surfing the Inte...

South readers enjoy favorite books outside school hours

Rosie Nash, staff reporter

January 17, 2012

The student’s eyes trace down the long line of wooden shelves. As they walk into the narrow hallway surrounded by lists of titles and authors, their fingers cautiously glide down each binding, skimming until they reach their...

Get the Point: Fencing’s Arrived

Hyeon Jin, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2012

As South students walk past the East Cafeteria Tuesdays after school they see some of their peers participate in a new club called Fencing Club. The first Fencing Club meeting was scheduled for Oct. 18, but due to some confu...

Sister cheerleaders reach great heights

Chris Callahan & Jerin Saji, Staff Reporters

January 2, 2012

Flipping hand over hand, being tossed into the air....not as easy as it may seem. But for varsity cheerleaders Kara and Kaylee Sherman, it’s all in a day’s work. Both of them have their reasons for joining cheerleading. “When...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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