The Oracle

Red: a Swift departure from Taylor’s classic country charm

Will Gould, music reviewer

November 9, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Taylor Swift’s Red is like no other album she has released before. Her latest effort strays from her trademarked heartfelt country pop in more than one way, when in the past, she has stuck closely to her tried-and-true formula. This...

Recognize the severity of concussions, long term effects

The Oracle Editorial Board

November 9, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Twenty six years after winning the Super Bowl with the 1985 Chicago Bears, 50-year-old Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest in February 2011. In an article in the New York Times, Alan Schwarz describes that in the months l...

Cruel Summer reveals less Kanye, more collaboration

Will Gould, staff writer

October 5, 2012

Filed under Opinions

GOOD Music’s Cruel Summer is, for lack of a better word, an advertisement for West Island’s Def Jam imprint, Getting Out Our Dreams. While it’s presented as a Kanye West album, fans expecting the next College Dropout or My...

Prince Harry’s immature antics tarnish royal family’s name

Emma Sailer, co-opinions editor

October 5, 2012

Filed under Opinions

I was driving to school with my little brother a few weeks ago, and we were listening to a typical trashy radio station when the MC started talking about the debacle between Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes. The underlying question...

Oracle chiefs encourage student body to vocalize thoughts

Sarah Jaleel, Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-editors in chief

October 5, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Dear GBS, There is a standard in the first issue of The Oracle that we wish to uphold for this up-coming school year. We commence the year (South’s 51st year) with an impressive first issue in which a variety of topics are...

A freshmen guide to surviving the next four years

Chris Altonji, staff writer

October 5, 2012

Filed under Opinions

As a freshman at this fine institution, I used to look around for examples of proper behavior from the upperclassmen. Now, I am the upperclassman and see large numbers of confused freshmen walking around oblivious to the proper...

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...

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