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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

Sarah Al-Jawhar

Sarah Al-Jawhar, Co-Opinions Editor

Hi! I’m Sarah and I am a co-opinions editor this year! This is my fourth year being a part of the Oracle. I’m also involved in cross country, track, and Interact.

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A ban does not mean a bane

A ban does not mean a bane

Sarah Al-Jawhar, Opinions Co-Editor
April 25, 2024

In the midst of political tension and global debates surrounding data privacy and national security, the recent debate regarding a ban on TikTok has sparked uproar among users and supporters. While this...

Illustration by Daryna Brodyk

The danger of digital footprints

Sarah Al-Jawhar, opinions editor
March 22, 2024

In an era dominated by technology, almost everything in our lives is intricately woven into the fabric of the digital realm. Every click, like, share, and comment leaves behind a trace—a digital footprint...

Critique creates new avenues for self-growth

Critique creates new avenues for self-growth

Sarah Al-Jawhar, Opinions Editor
February 20, 2024

In a world that champions individuality and self-expression, the idea of caring about what others think may seem counterintuitive.  However, understanding and caring about others’ opinions can actually...

The importance of accountability

Sarah Al-Jawhar, co-opinions editor
December 22, 2023

Picture this: you are doing a group project with three to four classmates and everyone has their own tasks and responsibilities, but there’s one person that just isn’t pulling their weight. This person...

A procrastinator’s guide to managing senior year

Sarah Al-Jawhar, co-opinions editor
October 13, 2023

It’s midnight. You still haven’t started your homework and can’t even drag yourself to your desk. No one else is awake, the silence of the night feels almost mocking. Nearly every one has been...

The final blow: vaping addiction in adolescence

The final blow: vaping addiction in adolescence

Sofia Cole and Sarah Al-Jawhar
March 17, 2023

Vaping has become something that more teens are turning to, as 14.1 percent of high school students said they recently used an e-cigarette or other vape product, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Trusting the Process: Nicky envisions a dress design for one of his fashion class projects.

Nicky DeRosa: Designer in the making

Sarah Al-Jawhar, asst. features editor
December 16, 2022

At eight years old, junior Nicky DeRosa picked up a needle and thread for the first time. Sorting through newly thrifted clothes with his mom, they realized that many of the clothes were not the correct...

Getting to know Speech Team

Sarah Al-Jawhar, asst. features editor
November 10, 2022

Whether it is sharing snacks or giving each other advice about their speeches, junior Gianna Barash knows her fellow Speech Team members are always there to support her and everyone else on the team. After...

Club approval process made easier for students

Club approval process made easier for students

Sofia Cole and Sarah Al-Jawhar
September 30, 2022

Sitting amongst a panel of Student Council (StuCo) members, senior Drew Duffy, Student Body President, experiences the new student-driven process of approving clubs at South. Each time an idea for a club...

Journaling Club’s projects express the interests of its members. Photo courtesy of Yuna Batmunkh

Journaling Club expands horizons

Sarah Al-Jawhar, staff writer
March 18, 2022

Every Thursday, students gather after school to learn how to engage in self-care, varying from writing prompts to calligraphy. In Journaling Club, members take time to actively reflect on their experiences...

Advanced Fashion projects express creativity digitally

Justine Liu and Sarah Al-Jawhar
April 23, 2021

As South’s Fashion Teacher Melissa Pfister hangs up her students’ design sketches in her classroom, she takes a step back and admires their hard work. Every semester, Advanced Fashion students express...

Debate argues their way to virtual victory

Sarah Al-Jawhar, Staff writer
March 19, 2021

Despite the difficulties of online competitions, South’s debate team’s passion allows them to continue arguing their way to success, explained Debate Director Alyssa Corrigan. Junior Sid Kuchimanchi...

Illustration by Sneha Augustine

TLC continues to offer assistance despite pandemic

Sarah Al-Jawhar and Madeline Hussey
February 12, 2021

In the weeks leading up to finals or some other big test, as we have experienced in the past, the Titan Learning Center (TLC) is packed with students as patient tutors sit beside them helping them. This...

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...

Altruistic Artists:  Socially distanced, Interact members participate in their yearly Paint-A-Thon. Both Interact and Key Club have found safe ways to help out in their community during the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Grace Cullum.

South charity clubs inspire positivity, selflessness in members during pandemic

Sarah Al-Jawhar and Justine Liu
December 7, 2020

Bright and early before school starts, South service members eagerly hop out of bed to join Zoom calls for their 7:30 a.m. club meetings. Like all clubs at South, Key Club and Interact, two of South’s...

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