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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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Noah Walch

Noah Walch, web editor

Hi South! My name is Noah Walch and I am your Oracle Web Editor for this year. I am the main coordinator of our online presence, including the website and social media. This includes scheduling our postings and coordinating with our great web columnists, Sophia Pinc and Aria Jain. While the other webitors all have images components that they manage, I work to post web-exclusive stories to the Oracle website in order to ensure that you get all the school news, even if it is not printed in the paper. I am also a member of the GBS Model UN team and a tutor in the TLC.

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Oracle After Hours: Journalists faced with unfair standard, harms public trust in media

Oracle After Hours: Journalists faced with unfair standard, harms public trust in media

Noah Walch, Columnist
January 28, 2021

As someone who spends a considerable amount of time on Twitter, I can attest to the fact that pressing the “post” button is sometimes too easy. Firing out a 200-character Tweet can seem so innocuous...

Political volunteering provides community, learning opportunities, no matter the outcome

Political volunteering provides community, learning opportunities, no matter the outcome

Noah Walch
November 12, 2020

I was expecting the weekend before election day to be incredibly hectic. I had procrastinated on college applications as long as I possibly could and I had signed up for a full weekend of Get Out the Vote...

Oracle After Hours: Primary challenges foster integrity, better representation

Oracle After Hours: Primary challenges foster integrity, better representation

Noah Walch, columnist
September 17, 2020

It isn’t difficult to pinpoint the beginning of the end of Representative Eliot Engel’s (D-NY) career. On June 2nd, Engel arrived at a press conference in the Bronx regarding protests against the murder...

Oracle After Hours: 2020 Veepstakes

Oracle After Hours: 2020 Veepstakes

Noah Walch, columnist
May 14, 2020

There’s something Selina Meyer wants you to know: “Being Vice President is like being declawed, defanged, neutered, ball-gagged, and sealed in an abandoned coal mine...! It is a fate worse than death.”  Suffice...

South determines the importance of political awareness

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
March 16, 2020

Junior Ashley Roy adjusts her Trump hat and opens up TikTok, preparing to record another video. Unlike most TikTok users who download the app for idle entertainment, Roy utilizes the platform to promote...

Comedic Cast: Sitting amongst a group of children, Mulaney discusses existential topics with his “kid pals,” including their biggest fears and the purpose of life. John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch reminds its audiences that a good laugh and good deeds can go a long way. Source: Netflix

Mulaney’s comedy special promotes a good laugh and a good heart

Noah Walch, columnist
February 14, 2020

Children’s television is an interesting genre. It has traditionally been innovative and creative, opening new doors to those still adjusting to the world around them. It evokes a certain nostalgia for...

image from Universal Pictures

Oracle After Hours: Cats, a movie so bad that it might just be good

Noah Walch, columnist
January 23, 2020

I got rear-ended on the way to see Cats. It’s pretty fitting, because both the accident and the movie never should have happened. But mistakes are made when one goes too fast or doesn’t pay enough...

Misinterpretations of link lunch policy cause confusion

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
December 20, 2019

Students who spend their unscheduled time, such as lunch and SRT, in the link this year have faced the consequence of being kicked out of the area by paraprofessionals. However, the deans’ office does...

Oracle After Hours: District 34 Looks to Enhance Educational Experience Through Building Renovations

Oracle After Hours: District 34 Looks to Enhance Educational Experience Through Building Renovations

Noah Walch, web editor
October 30, 2019

We’re all in high school now. From seniors in their fourth year to freshmen still making their way through their first semester, we are all learning in the same building. And sometimes, I think, we take...

 Taking a break from his regular duties behind the counter at Dairy Queen, sophomore Marcel Hoang cleans a table. Hoang started working at Dairy Queen in April.

[Photo] South students work fast food jobs, find fulfillment

Zoe Delis, Sloane Shabelman
May 24, 2019

Taking a break from his regular duties behind the counter at Dairy Queen, sophomore Marcel Hoang cleans a table. Hoang started working at Dairy Queen in April.

Vaccine controversy exposes debate over scientific integrity

Vaccine controversy exposes debate over scientific integrity

Violet Guzman-Robles and Noah Walch
April 22, 2019

No longer plagued by diseases that are faulted with countless deaths throughout mankind’s history, the world has become a safer place from sickness due to the near elimination of certain diseases according...

Trump’s reaction to Khashoggi’s death proves detrimental to presidency

Noah Walch, columnist
February 8, 2019

The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had no reason to believe his visit to the Turkish consulate on Oct. 2 would last long. He was simply picking up marriage papers. He would leave the building...

illustration by Alison Sedenkov

Bert and Ernie: A stifled opportunity

Noah Walch, columnist
November 12, 2018

When I was four years old, I was obsessed with Sesame Street. When I was four years old, I thought that I was straight. I was never given any reason to think otherwise. The world taught me that heterosexuality...

This summer, the floors outside the cafeteria and auditorium were remodeled.

Administration replaces old, unsafe flooring

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
October 11, 2018

Over the summer, the GBS administration responded to failing structural integrity by replacing the floors near the auditorium and cafeterias as part of South’s ongoing Life Safety project, according...

South student helps create youth computer science program

South student helps create youth computer science program

Noah Walch and Anne Ribordy
May 25, 2018

CS Upstart is a new computer science education organization created by Nicholas Ermolov, South junior, and Parker Thompson, junior at Charleston County [South Carolina] School of the Arts. The program...

Youth Services, Child Development collaborate for community garden

Annabelle Northrup and Noah Walch
March 16, 2018

A student-created gardening program will begin during the first week of April at Glenview-Northbrook Youth Services, according to senior Madi Catarello. The program is part of a project for Advanced Childhood...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

U.S. History, English classes collaborate in American Experience

Chaerim Park and Noah Walch
February 9, 2018

American Experience is a new course that combines Junior English and U.S. History, says Stacy Flannery, social studies teacher. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, this class will be available to all...

Creative Writing provides time, space to craft skills

Creative Writing provides time, space to craft skills

Noah Walch, staff reporter
December 22, 2017

Room 160 is dim, lit only by a few glowing lamps and the afternoon sunlight streaming through the windows. English Teacher John Allen, who teaches Creative Writing, kicks off each class with the DayBook,...

EAGER TO ACHIEVE EAGLE: Assembling a bird-feeder post, Life Scout Colb Uhlemann uses a drill to hang metal hooks in order to put up the bird feeder. Uhlemann makes the bird feeder post in The Grove for his Eagle Project, hoping to achieve Eagle Scout status for community service work. Photo courtesy of Will Dunk

Eagle Scouts promote leadership skills

Noah Walch, staff reporter
November 10, 2017

Life Scout George Wood hammers away at a new deck for the Glenview Methodist Preschool. On the other side of town, Life Scout Colb Uhlemann rests on one of the benches that he just installed for the Grove....

BOOMING WITH ENERGY: Riling up the students at Minooka High School, an MC walks down the catwalk at a dance facilitated by BOOM Entertainment. South also recently hired BOOM Entertainment to aid them in organizing the upcoming Homecoming dance, themed Windy City South.

BOOM revamps GBS homecoming

Ann John, Caylie Jeruchimowitz, and Noah Walch
October 6, 2017

Student demand for a better homecoming at South has caused the school to hire a third-party company called BOOM Entertainment to facilitate this year’s homecoming dance for the first time, according...

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