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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Julia Marriott

Julia Marriott, assistant features editor

Hi, my name is Julia Marriott! I am an assistant features writer for the oracle and have been writing for the Oracle for three years. I play soccer, I am in Interact and BPA. I have a younger brother who is a freshman this year. I love to go skiing, travel, and hang out with my friends!

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Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Ireland and more!

Julia Marriott, asst. a&e editor
May 21, 2021

Independently traveling across Mexico, reconnecting with family in Canada, studying law in Switzerland and exploring biomedical science in Ireland are a few unconventional post-high school plans seniors...

Conveying the idea of compassion,  NAHS member Marharyta Kazak stitches four quadrants together. Each quadrant of the painting represents a notion of compassion: hope (top), community (bottom), empathy (right) and recognition (left).

NAHS artists receive recognition for creativity

Julia Marriott and Hailey Cho
February 12, 2021

Unlike winning trophies, National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students are honored in a different way: the chance to display their work in recognized art galleries. For the first time in South’s history,...

Fan favorites removal from Netflix creates opportunity

Julia Marriott, asst. a&e editor
February 12, 2021

Happy New Year from Netflix! A month into 2021 and the streaming service removed many fan-favorite TV shows, including Gossip Girl, The Office and hundreds of others due to their licenses expiring, leaving...

South students find fulfillment in volunteering

Julia Marriott, asst. features editor
March 16, 2020

Many students are often seen working part-time jobs outside of school for a consistent paycheck; however, some unrecognized students devote the same amount of time working without any paycheck in return....

Illustration by Faith Roche

Students with synesthesia see sounds at South

Maia Schwallie and Julia Marriott
December 20, 2019

Imagine if temperatures made noise, voices had their own scent or numbers flaunted their own unique personalities. Inside the mind of someone with synesthesia, intriguing mixtures of senses like these...

Solemn singing: Singing on Ravinia’s stage, Conspirare performs the song “The Fence (That Night)” about the night Matthew Shepard spent the last hours of his life tied to a fence. South’s Chambers Singers performed soon after. Photo courtesy of Ravinia

Chambers Singers performs at Ravinia

Lexi Babich, Julia Marriott, and Gwyn Skiles
October 4, 2019

On Thursday Sept. 12, many audience members from the Chicagoland area excitedly held their tickets in the seats of Ravinia’s pavilion, as they awaited the performance of Conspirare, a professional choir...

Fearless Fellows :  Waiting for sectionals to begin, Speech Team members are willing to face the common fear of public speaking through a variety of speeches including dramas. comedies and poems. This year’s sectionals took place at Glenbrook North.

Speech Team eliminates common fear of public speaking

Shannon Mathew and Julia Marriott
April 22, 2019

Speaking in front of a large group of people is an underlying fear for many students at South. According to the National Social Anxiety Center, 70% of people struggle with public speaking. Fortunately,...

Gap year provides break from demanding school environments

Gap year provides break from demanding school environments

Julia Marriott, staff writer
February 8, 2019

High school can go by in the blink of an eye, but what happens after that? College? Joining the military? Work? Many students at South leave the school without completely knowing what careers they wish...

Senior Lily Smith and senior Emma Wills pose for a picture while working as camp counselors.

South camp counselors reflect on experience

Julia Marriott, staff reporter
May 25, 2018

When high school students think of summer, they might think about relaxing at the beach, hanging out with friends or even traveling to different places. However, for some students here at South, summer...

HICKS LENDS A HAND:   Opening up his laptop, Daniel Hicks, social studies teacher, pulls up a presentation for junior Eva Papajohn about the singers Little Richard and Chuck Berry as a supplement for his lesson about 1950s pop culture. Hicks’s journey to become a teacher has been unorthodox, but he views his story as a source of hope for others.

Hicks emphasizes perseverance through life story

Tommy Marquardt and Julia Marriott
April 20, 2018

Whether it be living in foster care, the military or in a rural Southern town, the life of Daniel Hicks, social studies teacher, features many experiences foreign to most students at GBS. His life began...

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