The Oracle

An Asset to Glenbrook South: Amelia Alpert

Anna Hofmockel and Rosie Kelly, staff reporters

December 9, 2011

"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

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

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

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

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

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...

South Through The Decades

Natalie Sampson & Stephanie Leinbach, Maddie Abrams & Zoe Shancer, co-features editors, asst. features editors

November 3, 2011

1960s: Introducing Glenbrook South The fall of 1962 was a busy time for Glenview as Glenbrook South opened its doors in the fall. The school needed a design that accommodated 1,200 students and included an academic wing...

South students count down to 11/11/11 wish

Rachel Mann, asst. features editor

November 3, 2011

Every year, mathematicians celebrate the day 3/14 in honor of pi, Slurpee fanatics enjoy free drinks on 7/11, and chemists applaud Amedeo Avogadro for discovering the mole on 10/23 between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m. Popularized...

Tanning beds put teens at risk

November 3, 2011

Noor Abdulmassih  asst. web editor According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 30 million Americans go tanning indoors every year. About 2.3 million of them are teens. According to an Oracle-conducted survey of ...



September 30, 2011

South students ride in style in the senior lot

Casey Hamilton, staff reporter

September 30, 2011

Spencer Ford: 1988 Cadillac Deville Echoing off South’s exterior brick walls, an unusual car horn can be traced back to junior Spencer Ford’s 1988 white Cadillac Deville. “When I honk the horn it literally sounds like a ...

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