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Suburgatory provides mirror for North Shore suburban quirks

Rosie Nash, staff writer

October 5, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Great, yet another show to make the suburbs of America look even more vapid and shallow than they already are. This one’s called “Suburgatory”, set in the close-minded suburb of Chastwin, New York. Why is it that people...

Year in review

Jeff Colins, columnist

June 6, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Web Exclusives

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it GBS? Seeing that this is the last issue of The Oracle I felt that it is right to do a little year in review. The school year kicked off in August with GBS’ 50th birthday celebration. We got t...

Students’ revealing posts: from risque “selfies” to 4/20 tweets

Rosie Nash, columnist

May 25, 2012

Filed under Opinions

On a recent lazy Wednesday night, I decided to explore my Twitter account for a little bit. I’m not a frequent user, but I wouldn’t classify myself as a complete stranger, either. While scrolling through the list of people...

Recent Depp, Burton collaboration falls short of expectations

Bailey Rose, co-opinions editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Top Stories

A new Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp? I’m there. I was immediately excited to see Burton and Depp’s newest collaboration, Dark Shadows, which opened in theaters this May. As the film unfolded, my excitement ebbed an...

The Oracle reexamines South’s prevalent issues

May 25, 2012

Filed under Editorial

The Oracle Editorial Board wishes to reiterate the important topics discussed in this year’s editorials for the South community to take into consideration over the summer as we enter a new school year. pink passes: The Oracle...

Introvert Speaking Out

Sarah Jaleel, co-news editor

May 8, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

That Saturday night party, the history test and the concert everyone went to on Friday consume my thoughts as I walk through South. Not because I was there, but because that loud small talk fills the hallways. The classroom cha...

Toddler ‘beauty’ competitions display ugliness

Chris Altonji, columnist

May 7, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Ever wonder why childhood stars like Lindsay Lohan and Michael Jackson end up falling into drug addiction, rehab or just straight-up craziness? Well, it’s really not that complex: kids aren’t meant to grow up in the spotlight. Yet,...

Lollapalooza expected to deliver medley of music

Zack Van Epps, columnist

May 7, 2012

Filed under Opinions

  Unless you have been living under a rock at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, you’ve seen or at the very least heard tidbits of the Lollapalooza line up or its rapid ticket sales. If you’re now thinking “Lollapa-whaa?”...

Controversial control: power lies in hands of women

Rose Nash, columnist

May 4, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Sex. The word you never want to hear your parents say. The word that makes you cringe when your teacher says it. It’s the word that’s passed through scandalous hallway gossip like wildfire. We’ve learned a lot throughout...

Celebrity obsession: fan or fanatic?

Rosie Nash, columnist

March 29, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

Whenever the light shines on my once pure white bedroom walls, I think about how tacky they look with old sticky tape marks blotched all over them. Those tape marks once held mega-sized posters of top-chart celebrities anywher...

Sons of Perdition

Emma Sailer, asst. opinions editor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Opinions

The term polygamy sparks discomfort from most in mainstream society. It’s hard to imagine that people who believe marriage should be shared between more than two partners have anything in common with our culture. Sons of ...

New NBC crime drama ‘Awake’ns with unique twist

Emma Sailer, asst. opinions editor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Pinch me, I’m dreaming. It seems silly when you really think about it. There’s this feeling you have when you’re experiencing reality and it doesn’t require a pinch to confirm. But what if that feeling was your eve...

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