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Anne Ribordy

Anne Ribordy, managing editor

Hi! My name is Anne, and I am this year’s managing editor. My main responsibility is overseeing The Oracle’s web presence. I started writing for The Oracle the first semester of my freshman year. I was an assistant news editor my sophomore year and a co-features editor my junior year. Outside of The Oracle, I am in STAND for Peace, Amnesty International, Calliope, Model UN and I tutor in the TLC. 

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Family Man Levitan: Showcasing an Emmy award for the show he co-created, South alumnus Steven Levitan worked with Christopher Lloyd to develop Modern Family. Photo courtesy of Steven Levitan

Alumni Advice: Steven Levitan (Class of 1980)

Anne Ribordy, managing editor
May 21, 2021

When South alumnus Steven Levitan realized the funny stories that he and collaborator Christopher Lloyd would tell about their weekends were better than the show they were actually developing, they created...

Sith Lord Sam: Posing for the camera, South alumnus Sam Witwer stands next to a figurine of Darth Maul from the Star Wars movie franchise. Witwer voices this character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Photo courtesy of Sam Witwer

Alumni Advice: Sam Witwer (Class of 1996)

Anne Ribordy, Managing Editor
May 21, 2021

Despite having learned the Shakespeare monologue the morning of his audition at The Juilliard School, South alumnus Sam Witwer was one of the most relaxed people there. He had long hair, ripped jeans and...

Journalist Jacobs: Beaming in front of the The New York Times building in New York City, South alumna Julia Jacobs works at the newspaper publication as a General Assignment Reporter on the Culture Desk. She began her journalism career on
The Oracle and is now a full-time writer for The New York Times. Photo courtesy of Julia Jacobs

Alumni Advice: Julia Jacobs (Class of 2014)

Anne Ribordy, managing editor
May 21, 2021

South alumna Julia Jacobs had no idea that her spontaneous trip to New York City’s Central Park would make her stand out as an intern at The New York Times. “A very exotic looking duck had appeared...

Oracle After Hours: I don’t know how it gets better than this, Taylor Swift released her own version of Fearless

Oracle After Hours: “I don’t know how it gets better than this,” Taylor Swift released her own version of Fearless

Anne Ribordy, managing editor
April 15, 2021

If you have not been following Taylor Swift’s battle to own her own music, it might be confusing why she would re-release an album that came out 13 years ago. Swift released Fearless (Taylor’s Version),...

Mesmerizing Miley: Under the red glow of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards stage, Miley Cyrus
performs her newest album, Plastic Hearts.

Plastic Hearts provides fresh fusion of pop and rock

Anne Ribordy, managing editor
December 18, 2020

When most people think of Miley Cyrus, what comes to mind is either Hannah Montana or when she twerked on stage and swung on wrecking balls. In her latest album, Plastic Hearts (released on Nov. 27), Cyrus...

South reflects on phased-in hybrid learning, prepares for full implementation

South reflects on phased-in hybrid learning, prepares for full implementation

Caroline Ohlandt, Om Patel, and Anne Ribordy
October 19, 2020

The first week of phased-in hybrid learning was cut short a day due to confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19, according to an email Superintendent Dr. Charles Johns sent to students, staff and parents...

Folklore offers fans a fresh new change

Folklore offers fans a fresh new change

Anne Ribordy, managing editor
October 2, 2020

If you were to tell me earlier this year that Taylor Swift released an album in 2020, I would have thought you were crazy. In the past, all of Swift’s albums have been released two to three years apart,...

South determines the importance of political awareness

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
March 16, 2020

Junior Ashley Roy adjusts her Trump hat and opens up TikTok, preparing to record another video. Unlike most TikTok users who download the app for idle entertainment, Roy utilizes the platform to promote...

Misinterpretations of link lunch policy cause confusion

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
December 20, 2019

Students who spend their unscheduled time, such as lunch and SRT, in the link this year have faced the consequence of being kicked out of the area by paraprofessionals. However, the deans’ office does...

Head in the clouds: Students question vaping habits after reported deaths

Head in the clouds: Students question vaping habits after reported deaths

Gwyn Skiles and Anne Ribordy
November 15, 2019

On 1823 Waukegan Rd. sits a small shop brightly lit with red and blue lights. The shelves are lined with shiny delicate hookahs and memorabilia patterned with cannabis leaves. This stimulating atmosphere...

Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy challenged; student cheating becomes normalized

Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy challenged; student cheating becomes normalized

Anne Ribordy, Violet Guzman-Robles, , and
October 4, 2019

After marching in the West Lot until after dusk, junior Lily Paterno* went home to AP Calculus problems, unstarted Physics Web- Assigns, AP Language readings, and a never ending stream of AP US History...

Graphic by Anne Ribordy

District distributes Go Bags to 23 locations across South

Anne Ribordy, asst. news editor
April 22, 2019

Beginning the week after spring break, 23 emergency response kits, commonly referred to as Go Bags, throughout the school, have been placed in all major department offices, the Dean’s Office, the gym...

Turnabout unable to sell enough tickets to break even

Anne Ribordy, asst. news editor
March 15, 2019

On March 2, Girls’ Letter Club held the Turnabout Dance and sold 706 tickets, but failed to break even by about 400 tickets says Kim Kiraly, Girls’ Letter Club, sponsor. Turnabout is the all-school...

Collaborative   council:  Standing in front of members of South’s student council, (left to right) Kate Gregory, executive board president, and Executive Secretary Stephanie Ornduff lead a meeting in the SAO. This year, a series of six new changes to student council elections were approved and will be enforced this voting election. Photo by Quinn Toomey

Student Council implements new election policies

Tommy Marquardt and Anne Ribordy
February 8, 2019

Six new changes to the Student Council election process have been approved by the current Student Council and will take effect with the upcoming election in March. An additional seventh proposal was rejected,...

Model UN hires new assistant sponsor

Augie Mikell and Anne Ribordy
February 7, 2019

In mid-October, Jesse Sisler, instructional aid for the Special Education Department, was chosen to be the new assistant sponsor for South’s Model United Nations (MUN) team. Although Sisler doesn’t...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

New mass notification system improves security

Anne Ribordy, asst. news editor
November 12, 2018

A new mass notification system that plays tones to signify various emergency situations is currently being installed at South and is scheduled to be finished in early April of 2019, according to Casey...

After finding a shooting threat on a desk GBN administration has instituted new security provisions for the time being.

GBN shooting threat prompts security changes at the school

Tommy Marquardt and Anne Ribordy
October 13, 2018

For the past ten days, GBN has been facing security concerns due to a school shooting threat found written on a desk. The threat, which read “Shooting 10 03,” was discovered on Oct. 3 and, in response,...

This summer, the floors outside the cafeteria and auditorium were remodeled.

Administration replaces old, unsafe flooring

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
October 11, 2018

Over the summer, the GBS administration responded to failing structural integrity by replacing the floors near the auditorium and cafeterias as part of South’s ongoing Life Safety project, according...

South student helps create youth computer science program

South student helps create youth computer science program

Noah Walch and Anne Ribordy
May 25, 2018

CS Upstart is a new computer science education organization created by Nicholas Ermolov, South junior, and Parker Thompson, junior at Charleston County [South Carolina] School of the Arts. The program...

Glenbrook students collaborate, perform The Little Mermaid

Anne Ribordy , staff reporter
May 17, 2018

Whether students are singing and dancing on the stage, constructing the set with stage crew or playing music in the pit, students from GBS and Glenbrook North are fusing their talents together to put on...

GREAT GREEN GARDENERS: Raking some dirt, South students work in the gardens at the annual Great Green Gardening Gathering. With the help of Key Club, Gardening Club held the event after school on April 5. Photo courtesy of Marina Madsen

Annual Great Green Gardening Gathering expands, prepares for planting season

Anne Ribordy, staff reporter
May 8, 2018

The 3rd Annual GBS Gardening Club Great Green Gardening Gathering took place with the help of Key Club on April 5. For two hours, students worked outside on nine projects, and concluded the event with...

Key Club hosts annual GBSRAK to spread positivity

Anne Ribordy
December 23, 2017

This year, Key Club’s Random Acts of Kindness (GBSRAK) campaign, which took place from Dec. 11 to Dec. 22, added new projects to appeal to a variety of different audiences, Katheryn Woo, Key Club co-administrative...

Illustration by Raya Shoilekova

GSA changes club name to SAGA to promote inclusion

Shannon Mathew and Anne Ribordy
November 10, 2017

The first time junior Kaleb Garden attended a Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club meeting his freshman year, he was greeted by the previous club sponsor, Katrina Prockovic. According to Garden, current...

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