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Kaitlyn Jiang

Kaitlyn Jiang, Co-A&E Editor

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Jiang, and I am a co-a&e editor of the Oracle this year. This is my third year on Oracle and my second year on EdBoard.

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Unstoppable

Mia Carr and Kaitlyn Jiang
February 16, 2024

South’s Variety Show (V-Show) is not just a talent show— it is a production unlike any other. Over 400 members’ abilities and hard work come together to create a high-quality production rivaling...

Undead Dilemma: Character Ben, of “Night of the Living Dead,” played by sophomore Maya Depies, struggles beneath the grasp of zombie, played by sophomore Cailyn Durbin, during a run-through of the winter play. Actors later performed this frightening scene live Friday, Dec. 8.

A dead-icated performance

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
December 22, 2023

South’s winter play, a chilling adaptation of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, took center stage in the Drama Dance Room earlier this month with a blend of seasoned and novice theater members,...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023) Review

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
December 22, 2023

The newest cartoon installment of the Diary of the Wimpy Kid movies, adapted from the classic book series by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever hit streaming services on Dec. 8, delivering...

Battle of the Bands Breaks Barriers

Battle of the Bands Breaks Barriers

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-A&E Editor
December 14, 2023

The squeal of a mic cut through the chatter filling the bustling East Cafeteria. Bright lights glared down on the bands as they adjusted their guitar straps, microphones, and drums in preparation for their...

Nosebleed View: Enhypen performs at their concert on November 3, 2023, at the United Center. Taken from junior Esther Kims seat, she paid over $100 for her view of the stage.

Spotlight on spending

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
November 17, 2023

English Teacher Dayna Cottrell has been involved in performing arts since her childhood. Coming from a background of singing, dancing, and theater and wanting her daughter to experience the same, Cottrell...

Remarkable Rehearsal: During an Improvaganza! rehearsal, (left to right) freshman William Hanneman, junior Alek Troncoso, sophomore Bekah Vogt, and senior Antonio Torres act out an impromptu scene of James and the Giant Peach, courtesy of an audience suggestion.

[Photo] Improvaganza!

Reese Foxman, staff writer
November 17, 2023

Remarkable Rehearsal: During an Improvaganza! rehearsal, (left to right) freshman William Hanneman, junior Alek Troncoso, sophomore Bekah Vogt, and senior Antonio Torres act out an impromptu scene of "James...

Students reeling after Hollywood strikes

Students reeling after Hollywood strikes

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-A&E Editor
October 13, 2023

As the summer movie surge ends and the fall television season begins, many students find themselves streaming their favorite movies. What may be unbeknownst to them are the fierce struggles taking place...

Happy ever after

Happy ever after

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
May 19, 2023

The audience sat enraptured as the many melodious voices of South’s curricular choirs took them on a trip through the history of Disney, presenting songs from the 1920s to now, Choral Director Robert...

‘South Reads’ promotes independent reading

‘South Reads’ promotes independent reading

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
May 19, 2023

Sophomore Boden Williams goes everywhere with a book. During his down time in class, while everyone picks up their phones and starts scrolling through social media, he engrosses himself in various worlds...

Schedule Changes

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
April 21, 2023

  The Glenbrooks will operate under a revamped late arrival schedule for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, Principal Dr. Barbara Georges said. Under the new schedule, late arrivals will fall...

South Model U.N. attends NUMUN XX

South Model U.N. attends NUMUN XX

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
April 21, 2023

Model United Nations (Model U.N.) attended the 20th Annual Northwestern University Model United Nations (NUMUN XX) conference at Northwestern University on April 13, where several South students won awards,...

CTE course reintroduced

Mia Carr, Kaitlyn Jiang, and Sarah Park
April 21, 2023

South will reintroduce a class called Internship for the 2023-2024 school year, Dawn Hall, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Supervisor, said. The Internship class will be a semester long...

District implements permanent substitutes

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, District 225 introduced a new position: Instructional Assistant District Substitutes, or permanent substitutes, Principal Dr. Barbara Georges said. Three permanent...

ChatGPT brings changes to school environment

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
February 17, 2023

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, or computer program designed to interact with humans, has taken the world by storm, especially in academic institutions, Kevin Roose reported for The New...

(From left to right): Bruce Doughty, District 225 Board of Education President, U.S. Congresswoman Janet Schakowsky, Laura Fine, Illinois State Senator, Kara Rau, GSHC Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Charles Johns, District 225 Superintendent, Dr. R.J. Gravel, District 225 Associate Superintendent, Peter Glowacki, Board of Education Vice-President, and Dr. Julie Holland, Vice President of Pediatric Care for Advocate Children’s Hospital cut the ribbon for the opening of the Glenbrook School Health Center.

Health Center Opens

Kaitlyn Jiang and Milutin Todorovic
February 17, 2023

The Glenbrook School Health Center has officially opened, providing free-of-charge services to North and South, Kim Ptak, District 225 Director of Operations, said. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place...

District-wide surveys gather data

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
December 16, 2022

Students took the newly-implemented and district-wide Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) survey and Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey, on Oct. 23 and Oct. 28, Principal Dr. Barbara...

Medical clinic to provide free services to students

Kaitlyn Jiang, news assistant editor
September 30, 2022

The Glenbrook School Health Center, a medical clinic that will provide free, professional medical services to the Glenbrook community, will open at South on Oct. 5, Dr. R.J. Gravel, District 225 Associate...

Talented orchestra: During the Master Singers/Orchestra Concert, South’s Symphony Orchestra plays on the auditorium stage. 
Photo by Veronika Gliwa

Music groups’ final bow

Kaitlyn Jiang and Kaia Otwell
May 20, 2022

Excited chatter flooded South’s auditorium as families and friends filled the seats to watch the Master Singers/Orchestra and Spring Choral concerts. South students in band, orchestra, and choir lit...

Group Act: Sophomore Meredyth Herrera (left). Michael Sinde (second from left), and seniors Peter Nardulli (second from right) and Penny McNeela (right) practice tossing clubs to each other. Photo by Sofia Oyarzún

Juggling Club after hours

Kaitlyn Jiang, staff writer
April 22, 2022

Sounds of laughter fill the freshman cafeteria as clubs, balls, and rings are tossed in the air, landing in the hands of students. Words of encouragement cheer new members on as they experiment with juggling...

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