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Letter to self: Senior Claire Fisher reflects on her high school career with guidance, wisdom to her freshman self

Letter to self: Senior Claire Fisher reflects on her high school career with guidance, wisdom to her freshman self

Claire Fisher, senior editor
May 29, 2015

Dear freshman Claire,   Put simply, these four years of high school are going to fly by, just like everyone said they would.  You will look up one day and be stunned that you are already facing...

ADHD: increased diagnoses of disorder call for reflection, responsible reaction

ADHD: increased diagnoses of disorder call for reflection, responsible reaction

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
April 24, 2015

Can’t lose that last ten pounds? Pop a pill with breakfast. Have a stress headache? Take a couple Advil. We live in a society with a focus on quick-fix solutions, and a benefit of living in the modern...

Break from Social Media well needed

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
January 26, 2015

For a while now, I’ve thought of myself as a social media addict. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is roll over, grab my phone and check what I’ve missed over the previous eight...

Film immortalizes Stephen Hawking: romance, drama, life combined in biographical movie

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
December 19, 2014

Stephen Hawking is a physicist who has pioneered trailblazing theories explaining the nature of the universe. He is also an author who wrote multiple books detailing such theories. A husband and a father...

1989 pleasantly reinvents Swift’s musical style

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
November 7, 2014

Taylor Swift has once again proved that she isn’t leaving the spotlight any time soon. On Oct. 27, Swift released her fifth studio album, titled 1989—to reflect both the year of her birth and the era...

Ferguson protests: racial tension must be solved at its roots

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
October 3, 2014

By now, many people at South have heard something about the complex events that have gone on in Ferguson over the past two months. The general story goes as such: on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old...

Terry Benjamin

Terry Benjamin

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
May 23, 2014

Social Studies Teacher Terry Benjamin is retiring this year after teaching for 35 years at South. Besides teaching, Benjamin coached boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and varsity baseball. According...

Pinstripes throws a spare through inviting ambiance

Pinstripes “throws a spare” through inviting ambiance

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
May 23, 2014

Pinstripes invited the Oracle staff to an hour and a half of free bowling on the evening of April 21. Since I hadn’t been to Pinstripes since it opened in 2007, I was interested in checking out the upscale...

South students participate in synchronized skating outside school

South students participate in synchronized skating outside school

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
March 14, 2014

It’s that time of the year again when the ice melts and the world thaws into spring. Although friends and family might be finished with awkwardly skating around Millennium Park during the holiday season,...

My struggle with anxiety: Learning to connect with  others when feeling most alone

My struggle with anxiety: Learning to connect with others when feeling most alone

Claire Fisher, Co-Opinions Editor
February 7, 2014

I used to be very judgmental. I was never purposefully mean; rather, my judgment came from an innate sense of perfectionism that negatively affected how I viewed myself and others. Then I developed General...

Absence of sugar sweetens life: Week without sugar provides chance to improve diet and health

Absence of sugar sweetens life: Week without sugar provides chance to improve diet and health

Claire Fisher, Co-Opinions Editor
December 20, 2013

I’ve been interested in nutrition since my freshman year, when, in my quest for a healthy diet, I decided to try veganism, a diet without any animal products. That lasted an entire week before I decided...

STEM, Humanities equally essential

STEM, Humanities equally essential

Claire Fisher, co-opinions editor
November 8, 2013

In the distinction between the applied arts and liberal arts, have the math-brained recently won the upper hand? According to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in December 2012,...

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen’s racial comments were certainly insensitive, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Claire Fisher, Co-Opinions Editor
July 2, 2013

“Your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me, but it’s what’s in the heart, and my family and I try to live by that. I am here to say that I am so sorry....

Violent games desensitize players to violence, reward killing

Claire Fisher, staff reporter
April 19, 2013

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...

Misplaced priorities: students must start putting health first

Claire Fisher, staff writer
March 11, 2013

We’ve all sat in class with someone who is obviously sick. It’s the wet, hacking cough that disrupts the teacher’s lecture every few sentences, the persistent sniffle of a student denying the need...

Smart Phones become part of routine

Claire Fisher, staff writer
February 14, 2013

Looking down the halls of South, it's often hard to find a time when there isn't someone with an iPhone out, listening to tunes or getting in their hourly Twitter fix. In the cafeteria, it’s more common...

Assumptions based on weight are often automatic, yet inherently unfair

Claire Fisher, staff writer
November 9, 2012

“The truth is, I am overweight. You can call me fat, and yes, even obese on a doctor’s chart. But, do you think I don’t know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don’t...

Teenagers deserve harsh cop treatment

Claire Fisher, columnist
March 22, 2012

The mission statement of the Police Department, according to the Glenview Police Department’s website, is to protect lives and property, enforce the law and keep the peace. But is this peace accomplished...

Web users ‘stumbling’ and ‘tumbling’ on ‘pinteresting’ sites

Claire Fisher, staff reporter
February 3, 2012

Being a teenager today often means busy days and late nights spent scribbling through homework or cramming for tests, when the ability to focus is at an all-time-low and the stress is piling up. Relieving...

Day in the life of Speech Team: communication champions

Claire Fisher, staff reporter
December 16, 2011

Shaking hands, wobbling knees and a cracking voice: symptoms of stage fright, one of the most common held fears worldwide. This is a sight one will never see upon entering the GBS Speech Team office,...

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