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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Layla Mohamed

Layla Mohamed, Web Editor

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Farewell to Glenview

Layla Mohamed, Web Editor
May 23, 2024

Thirteen years. That’s how long I’ve lived in Glenview. For all of those thirteen years, I hated living here. I am part of the few Muslim and Black people living here, which came with constant discrimination...

Remembering the Guzman Brothers

Remembering the Guzman Brothers

Layla Mohamed, Web Editor
September 22, 2023

The South community is mourning the loss of a student and his brother, a former student, who passed away on August 19th, according to an email from South’s administration to the Glenbrook Students Rising...

Lollapalooza Lineup Review

Lollapalooza Lineup Review

Layla Mohamed and Maya Scahill
May 19, 2023

The annual four-day international music festival Lollapalooza will not only feature lively headliners such as Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar, but will also include food, merchandise, vendors, and fans...

Johnson wins Chicago Mayor

Layla Mohamed, asst. news editor
April 21, 2023

The Chicago mayoral runoff elections resulted in a win for Democrat Brandon Johnson, former Chicago Public School (CPS) Teacher and Paid Chicago teachers Union Organizer, on April 4. Johnson is set to...

Ramadan celebrations unify Muslim community

Sofia Cole, Layla Mohamed, and Sara Rahman
March 17, 2023

Late nights with family, enough food to feed hundreds, and a month spent with time to reflect and better yourself spiritually is what the holy month of Ramadan means to most Muslims, junior Ishmael Khandokar...

D225 announces candidates for election

Mia Carr and Layla Mohamed
February 17, 2023

Five candidates for the District 225 School Board, incumbents Sydney (Skip) Shein and Marcelo Sztainberg, and newcomers Paul T. Kelly, Sandra Muhlenbeck, and Jim Geldermann, will run in the April 4 election...

Barnes & Nobles put the books back on the shelves

Layla Mohamed, asst. news eitor
December 16, 2022

Last December, Barnes & Noble at the Old Orchard mall closed, however this year the store began a new chapter when it reopened in a new location, according to a press release from the Barnes & Noble’s...

Election Day off for South students

Layla Mohamed, asst. news editor
November 16, 2022

This past Tuesday, Nov. 8, was Election Day,  a scheduled holiday after Illinois adopted a federal bill that established it as a state holiday for schools and public offices, according to the Illinois...

Finding home

Layla Mohamed, asst. news editor
September 30, 2022

In second grade, I came to grasp the idea of being the only student of my ethnicity in my school district. Being African, Muslim, and even being a person of color provided me with some kind of a community....

Graduation returns to pre-pandemic normalcy

Layla Mohamed, staff writer
May 20, 2022

South’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 is set to be fully back to its pre-pandemic standards for the first time after two years, Interim Principal Dr. Rosanne Willamson said. A traditional...

Illustration by Jiha Kim

Titan Thinkers

Layla Mohamed, staff writer
April 22, 2022

Every Wednesday morning, students enter Room 1190 and embark on an open discussion of philosophical matters and questions. Philosophy Club members discuss their opinions on current events and what they...

Cowlin’s corner: Cowlin’s own nod to a time before the digital age in cinema is the VHS movie boxes lining the corner of the Film Studies room, a time when picking a film all depended on the movie box art and summary on the back. Photo by Alisha Zachariah

Now showing: Film Studies

Grace Clark and Layla Mohamed
March 18, 2022

The lights are dimmed, the glow of the movie screen reflects on everyone’s faces, and there is excitement as the movie begins, but this is not a movie theater. This is room 2187, the Film Studies classroom....

Beat boredom at Board game club

Layla Mohamed, staff writer
February 11, 2022

Experiences that broaden horizons, a unique variety of games, and an overall fun environment are just a few of the welcoming characteristics of the board game club here at South, shared member Sophomore...

Collection Craze: Donations wait across from the bookstore, ready to be transported to the Northfield Food Pantry.

South asked to give what they “can”

Hannah Kahhat and Layla Mohamed
November 12, 2021

As the days are getting shorter, the crisp and earthy atmosphere of November has set in, and most are yearning for the holiday season to begin. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving break, South hosts...

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