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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Mia Carr

Mia Carr, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Hi there! My name is Mia Carr; I am really excited to be the Co-Editor-In-Chief of The Oracle. This is going to be my third year on the Editorial Board and my fourth year being a part of The Oracle. I have been a part of the paper since the first semester of my Freshman year, so it feels very bittersweet knowing that this is going to be my last year. Aside from The Oracle, I am a part of Model UN, French Club, and Stitched. I am looking forward to a great year!

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Minimum wage increases in Illinois

Minimum wage increases in Illinois

Mia Carr and Milutin Todorovic
February 16, 2024

With the signing of legislation by current Governor J.B. Pritzker, the workers of Illinois saw their minimum wage increase from $13 to $14 an hour, according to the Illinois Department of Labor (DOL),...


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...

Affirmative Action dropped

Affirmative Action dropped

Mia Carr, co-editor-in-chief
October 22, 2023

This year, seniors can expect their college admissions to look a little different: while in the past, applicants’ could expect their race to be taken into consideration, they are now not required...

South remembers Zidan Raab

Mia Carr and Sarah Park
May 19, 2023

On Monday, May 9, junior Zidan Raab passed away, according to an email from South’s administration to Glenbrook students. Raab was a part of South’s Advanced TV (ATV) and Film program and was a member...

“Buildings can be rebuilt, people can’t be replaced”

Mia Carr and Gaby Yap
May 19, 2023

Smoke was all that Brian Render, Glenview Fire Department Lieutenant, could see as he walked into  an evacuated South. As Render rushed closer to the source of the fire, he realized it was more intense...

Photo by Vogue India

Late designer Karl Lagerfeld honored at 2023 Met Gala

Mia Carr, news editor
May 10, 2023

Each year, the world’s most distinguished celebrities gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City for the Met Gala. The annual affair, which happens every first Monday of May,...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Choose passion over first place

Mia Carr, news editor
April 21, 2023

First place, team captain, the leader. We have trained our minds to think that the only way for us to have value is by being the best at what we do. However, there is more to life than a trophy or title. I...

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...

spring fling festival: Clubs raised money during all blocks on Friday, April 14. While at the Spring Fling Festival they were able to sell food and bring awareness to clubs. Photo by Riley Shankman

Clubs celebrate Spring Fling during lunch-wide festival

Mia Carr, News editor
April 21, 2023

Lined around the autos courtyard, many of South’s clubs sold food and other items such as stickers at the Spring Fling Festival during all lunch blocks. The festival, which was just one of the activities...

Cultural Connections: While in America, exchange students shadowed their partners at South.

South embarks on foreign exchange

Mia Carr, News editor
March 17, 2023

South students selected for the Spanish, German, and Japanese exchange programs will embark on a oreign exchange trips to their respective countries this year, various language teachers said. These exchanges,...

Cummings and Wolfe promoted: (Left) Laura Cummings, Director of Student Support, and Stacy Wolfe, Instructional Supervisor and Assistant Director of Specialized Programs and Services (Right).

Cummings, Wolfe promoted

Mia Carr and Sarah Park
March 17, 2023

Stacy Wolfe and Dr. Laura Cummings were promoted as of Feb. 27, an email from District 225 to staff stated. Cummings is the new Director of Student Support, and Wolfe is the Instructional Supervisor and...

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...

South prepares students for college applications

Mia Carr, Lila Harrigan, and Erin Walker
November 16, 2022

With the college application process  beginning as early as December of Junior year, South provides  students and their families with various resources and aid to assist in preparation for submitting...

Electives recover after the pandemic

Mia Carr, news editor
September 30, 2022

Despite lower elective enrollment in the past two years due to Covid-19 and South’s declining student population, popularity of most electives is back on the rise this year, administration officials...

New year, new principal

Mia Carr, asst. features editor
May 20, 2022

South students will see a multitude of changes implemented at the start of the 2022-2023 school year, including a new principal, classroom upgrades, and general maintenance, Cameron Muir, Associate Principal...

The Culture of Team Intoxication

The Culture of Team Intoxication

Aria Jain, Emily Pavlik, and Mia Carr
March 18, 2022

In this article, please read cautiously as The Oracle describes the effects of students consuming illegal substances: recreational drugs and alcoholic beverages.     As senior Harper Jennings*...

“It’s just unconditional love”

Mia Carr and Sofia Oyarzún
November 12, 2021

Over 3,000 students walk the halls each week. All of them belong to their own set of cultures, with culture including both religion and nationality. A diverse set of clubs are dedicated to celebrating...

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Mia Carr and Hailey Cho
May 21, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, goodbyes are being exchanged throughout South’s hallways. Although most of these farewells will only last for the summer, there are a few people who will not be returning...

Cultural community: 
Surrounded by fellow dancers, Latino Heat  celebrates their culture through dance.

South’s unique dance groups jig on despite changes

Mia Carr, Shosh Green, and Clare Lanscioni
April 23, 2021

Latino Heat Adrenaline flowing through their bodies, members of South’s Latino Heat dance as music filled the cafeteria during their rehearsals. This year, their smiles were covered up by masks. Instead...

Checking it off the list

Mia Carr, Staff writer
March 19, 2021

A bucket list is filled with goals meant to be completed before you ‘kick the bucket’. Some achievements might include traveling the world, while others are as simple as learning to ride a skateboard....

Sweet Students: Persevering through icy tempuratures and snow-covered driveways, juniors Elise Bauerschmidt, Elle Milek and Bella DeRosa (left to right) help out senior citizens through the Snow Angels Program. Photo courtesy of  Grace Cullum

Snow much fun: Interact’s Snow Angels Program helps Glenview’s senior citizens

Grace Clark and Mia Carr
February 12, 2021

After a cold winter storm, shoveling a snowy driveway is not the first thing anyone wants to do. However, members of South’s Snow Angels Program help senior citizens in the community by doing exactly...

Illustration by Mia Carr

South students get a taste of their heritage through traditional foods

Sarah Al-Jawhar and Mia Carr
December 18, 2020

When sitting around the dinner table with her family, senior Marina Markovic often enjoys a mouthwatering Serbian dish known as gibanica. With an alluring smell and a cheesy, crispy taste, this dish is...

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