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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

All content by Emma Morris
Exceptional Etruscan:   Diligently working on South’s yearbook, Etruscan, the editors aim to include all features of South, taking into account recent international events and their impact on the school. This publication, themed, “Exactly Like Nothing Else,” was finalized April 27.

Etruscan commemorates all aspects of South’s year

Karina Benson and Emma Morris
May 26, 2017

Swirling designs, bold headlines and unique stories burst from the glossy papers of a 500 page yearbook. South’s yearbook staff, composed of photographers, designers, writers and editors, works tirelessly...

AP Arts Anticipation:  Featured is one of senior Hana Mohammed Raffee’s works of art that will be displayed in the AP Art show. The piece is titled “Identified. This is one of many creations that will be shown in the AP Art show,  running the week of April 24 in the Student Activity Center.

AP Art show celebrates senior AP art students

Emma Morris, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017

For an entire year, AP Art students have planned, sketched, drawn, painted, sculpted and perfected, waiting for the week of the AP Art show. This show will be running the week of April 24 in the Student...

Sound of Sundstrom  :  Playing bass guitar at Battle of the Bands on Dec. 2, junior Jack Sundstrom takes the stage along with senior Antonio Duca and juniors Quinn Smialek and Jack Quinones. Sundstrom is a part of Jazz Band and Orchestra and also plays bass guitar with several groups. Photo by Liz Claire Rodriguez

Sundstrom channels lifelong passion into musical achievements

Emma Morris, Karina Benson, and
February 10, 2017

It’s a Saturday night in a dimly lit restaurant. The GBS Jazz combo is playing in the background. The sound of a high pitched trumpet rings through the air, as the drums hold the time together for the...

Zelvin finds her home under spotlight

Zelvin finds her home under spotlight

Emma Morris and Gabby Zabat
December 16, 2016

The red velvet curtains open across the stage, and the chatter of the audience begins to die down as the sparkling spotlights shine on senior Jordan Zelvin. Zelvin has been seen on stage as a member of...

Miracle makers:   Pointing at freshman Abby Neptun, elves junior Erin Kirby, sophomore Becky Jacobson, freshman Luke Kirby, and junior Marina Madsen dance and joke with Neptun on stage of the fall play Miracle on 34th Street. The play’s storyline follows Kris Kringle, Macy’s hired Santa, who is soon put on trial after claiming he’s the real Santa Claus.

Miracle on 34th Street presents positive message

Emma Morris and Susie You
November 4, 2016

This year’s fall play Miracle on 34th Street took the audience on a journey to belief, according to Director Beth Ann Barber. According to Barber, Miracle on 34th Street was a great introduction to the...

Mirroring Maranto:  Leading members in the Freshman and Sophomore Play rehearsal, Mark Maranto, Fine Arts instructional supervisor, provides his insight for the direction of the opening scene. One of Maranto’s goals in this new position is to integrate the added classes with existing traditions.

Fine Arts Department welcomes Maranto

Emma Morris, staff reporter
September 30, 2016

Throughout his 12 years at South, Mark Maranto has had several roles in the school including English teacher, instructional coach and now instructional supervisor of the Fine Arts Department. Before Marty...

Poetry club’s open mic night creates community and promotes self expression

Josie Schneider and Emma Morris
June 7, 2016

At seven o'clock p.m. on April 29, a lone microphone stands in the drama dance room with a spotlight shining on it, welcoming everyone and whoever cares to share their work. Next to the microphone is a...

Annual Art Show highlights passions, variety of classes

Emma Morris and Imra Tajuddin
March 17, 2016

Each year, students are recognized and appreciated for their hard work and skill in various different areas of study. The Annual Art Show opens the door for fine art students to showcase their creativity...

Trumpeteering during a morning Jazz Ensemble practice, junior Jack Kelly performs his piece alongside senior Matt Grinde. Kelly made ensemble his Sophomore year, and has avidly remained a part of the entire music department.

Kelly performs, leads with trumpet

Emma Morris, staff reporter
February 25, 2016

Whether he’s playing trumpet in band, GSO (Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra), or on Sunday mornings at church, junior Jack Kelly does it all. Even throughout his countless hours of practicing and performing,...

MAGIC MIXTAPE: Under the rap name of Yung CZ (formerly known as C-Zure), senior Connor McCann published his mixtape, A Statement, on SoundCloud May 16. McCann and other rappers at South rap as a creative outlet and to connect with the people and world around them, according to McCann. Photo courtesy of Connor McCann

Student rappers express themselves through music

Emma Morris, staff reporter
December 18, 2015

While many high school students are awake until the early hours of the morning completing homework, projects, studying or surfing the internet, some students are writing and recording their own rap music....

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