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The Great Gatsby impresses on the big screen

Emma Sailer, co-opinions editor

May 24, 2013

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The only thing more elaborate than the life of Jay Gatsby is Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of it on the big screen. Earlier this month, The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic 1925 novel, was released...

Abercrombie & Fitch displays lack of respect for individuality

Chris Callahan, columnist

May 24, 2013

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Imagine this: you apply for work at the Dairy Bar down by Glenview Road. You do fine in the interview and get hired. Two days in, you’re fired and told that you’re “too ugly to work here.” Pretty far-fetched, right?...

Letter to my freshman self

Bailey Rose, co-opinions editor

May 24, 2013

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Dear Bailey,   You are heading into your freshman year and I’m pretty sure you think that you’ve got it all figured out. I’m here to tell you—you don’t. Everyone who told you that you would blink and high...

Talented cast makes The Host a worthwhile see

Rosie Nash, staff reporter

May 7, 2013

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Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), a teenage girl from small town Louisiana, is one of the few humans left on planet Earth. With everyone else getting caught and transformed by the alien race, she is left alone and on the run with...

Students should take full advantage of PLTW opportunity

April 19, 2013

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Next year, South will join thousands of high schools across the country in installing Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national movement to involve American students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For...

Jackie Robinson biopic captures reality of racism in baseball, history

Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-editor in chief

April 19, 2013

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“We’re a ship without a captain, and there’s a typhoon coming.” It was April 1947, and the Brooklyn Dodgers were without a manager. Leo Durocher was suspended, and his replacement had quit after two games. Dodgers’...

Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience proves he hasn’t lost his touch

Will Gould, Music Critic

April 19, 2013

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It’s been a long seven years since Justin Timberlake’s last solo album, Futuresex/Lovesounds, and the anticipated follow-up, The 20/20 Experience, was released  March 15. While I was never an avid Timberlake fan, my seventh-g...

US citizens vulnerable to drone attacks; Obama must act

Chris Callahan, columnist

April 19, 2013

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We all know that we got Osama bin Laden in Paki- stan two years ago. But what people don’t talk about is how we failed up until that day in 2011. For example, according to The Nation, in Feb. 2002, an unmanned CIA Predator...

Reliving memories of middle school bullying allows for self-reflection

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

April 19, 2013

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“What was the worst time in your life?” I asked senior Danielle Finnegan. Without hesitation she answered, “middle school”, as I expected she would.  If I could, I too would stuff middle school into a shoebox, jump up...

Violent games desensitize players to violence, reward killing

Claire Fisher, staff reporter

April 19, 2013

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Aiming a perfect gunshot right through your friend’s chest. Stealing a car and shooting a cop that’s on your tail. Sneaking up on an enemy and slitting his throat from behind. These may all sound like scenes from a gory movie...

Oracle Editors’ Blogs

March 22, 2013

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Two editors of The Oracle, News Editor Faith Savaiano and Features Editor Zoe Shancer, maintain journalism-related blogs for their senior Glenbrook Academy English course. Keep up with them both here: Zoe's blog: http://e...

Student shares realistic perspective, elaborates on the weaknesses of marriage

Shea Anthony, asst. features

March 13, 2013

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Growing up, I was exposed to a lot of once upon a times and happily ever afters that all seemed to culminate in the protagonist of the story falling in love and getting married. As a child, I would flounce around the room and...

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