The Oracle

Introvert Speaking Out

Sarah Jaleel, co-news editor

May 8, 2012

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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...

Colleges disappoint in preparing for society’s modern needs

Faith Savaiano, co-opinions editor

March 22, 2012

Why the hell do we go to college? Of course there is always the noble (and mildly dishonest) minority that say the purpose of higher learning institutions is to gain an education that will enrich our lives. But the majority...

3D next logical step in movie-watching experience

Chris Altonji, columnist

March 22, 2012

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has become a common phrase in the last few years, but do the three R’s only apply to garbage? Studios have always tried recycling their tried-and-true characters in sequels, but the more recent...

The September Issue

Khishigdelger Ganbold, co-opinions editor

March 22, 2012

Drenched in designer duds ranging from a Louis Vuitton skullcap to a jewel-encrusted vintage Piaget “tennis watch”, André Leon Talley, contributing editor for Vogue magazine, embodies the notorious side of fashion, a side w...

Sports traditions bring unification, not intimidation

Thomas Pollick, columnist

March 22, 2012

A few weeks out of the year you’ll find that it’s incredibly easy to spot me in the hallways. It occurs in mid to late February, before the State swimming meet. My hair becomes bleached a light yellow that can hurt your eyes...

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Zach Van Epps, columnist

March 22, 2012

A documentary that will capture your interest is Exit Through the Gift Shop, a tale about the underground street art community. Directed by Banksy (a perpetually-masked street artist), Exit follows the life of Thierry Guetta (a...

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