The Oracle

“Dwelling on problems in your life will not make you feel better.”

anonymous, guest columnist

June 12, 2020

According to The Chicago Tribune, “About 36% of respondents in Chicago’s metropolitan area reported that they felt ‘hopeless about the future’ at least once” as of April 30. When social distancing began, access to in-...

A letter to eighth grade self: high school proves to be time of identity formation

Gwyn Skiles, co-editor-in-chief

June 12, 2020

Dear Gwyn, Right now, you’re frantically trying to find a graduation dress that passes your knees and has straps thicker than three fingers to satisfy Attea’s dress code. You’re walking across South’s stage to recei...

With a pandemic outside your home, it’s important to keep yourself engaged in life

Aria Jain, columnist

April 15, 2020

This week, I learned how to play poker by betting old Chuck E. Cheese coins. My dad sat my brothers and I down around our coffee table and taught us how to play a simple card game. But as simple as poker was, I laughed more th...

It’s important to stay virtually connected to people during this time. Here’s why.

Mackenzie Bill, columnist

April 3, 2020

I am an extrovert. I love being surrounded by people I care about, and I always enjoy the company of others. Although going to school may not always appeal to me, I can always look forward to seeing my friends. People energize me ...

Unrealistic P.E. standards promote disengagement among students

Carolina Rodriguez, columnist

March 16, 2020

It’s the day of the mile. Excitement and nerves are buzzing through the air, and students have already divided into two groups. One by one, they run by their teachers, anxiously awaiting their mile time. After an excruciati...

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