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All content by Skylar Kreske

Leaving a legacy

Skylar Kreske, co-sports editor
February 11, 2022

With a combined 133 wins, the Schoenwetters, father and son, have the numbers to back up their coaching success at South. But not all success can be measured numerically. Bob and David Schoenwetter, former...

Illustration by Mia Carr

Empathy: To those facing difficulties during the holidays, compassion is essential

Emily Blumberg and Skylar Kreske
December 17, 2021

“Happy Holidays!” A celebratory feeling fills the atmosphere as the festive greeting rings throughout the hallways and classrooms. The entrances begin flooding with students, anxiously waiting to begin...

Hall of Franco: The life of a dual varsity sport athlete

Skylar Kreske, co sports editor
November 12, 2021

The dome is buzzing with excitement; it is Sept. 15, and students file in to partake in South’s annual fall sports assembly, among the crowd is senior Franco Fernandez-Enjo. He strides towards the bleachers...

Swanny leads, South succeeds!

Skylar Kreske and Kris Blumberg
October 1, 2021

Senior QB1, Nic Swanson, has always wanted to be ‘that guy’, and a couple weeks into the season, with a 5-0 winning streak, it’s evident he is the leader the Titans have been waiting for as they...

Harvard recruit looks toward future

Skylar Kreske, asst. sports editor
May 21, 2021

Whether it be excelling at numerous sports or earning a spot at one of the nation’s top universities, senior Justin Leszyski never fails to impress. Growing up, Leszynski was a multi-sport...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas


Emily Blumberg and Skylar Kreske
May 21, 2021

He was the perfect kid. The perfect student. The perfect athlete. So when Dylan Buckner, who was a Glenbrook North senior, died by suicide on Jan. 7, the tragedy was felt throughout the community. Dylan’s...

Baseball best friends: Beaming under the March sun, Cole Luckey (left) and George Korompilas (right) hold out their childhood baseball jerseys with their home varsity field behind them.

Dynamic duo swings their way to Bradley University

Skylar Kreske, asst. sports editor
March 19, 2021

Six years ago, two boys put on blue Diamond Instinct jerseys for the first time. Now, in six months, they will  be seen matching yet again, but this time in bright red jerseys playing for Bradley University,...

Blekhman’s perseverance leads him to Division I tennis career

Skylar Kreske, asst. sports editor
February 12, 2021

From feeling burnt out to becoming a Division I college commit, senior Marc Blekhman, boys’ tennis player, has persevered throughout his career and watched it pay off in full. Blekhman has been playing...

“Society does not thrive on conformity,  but rather diversity and individuality.”

“Society does not thrive on conformity, but rather diversity and individuality.”

Skylar Kreske, asst. sports editor
November 22, 2020

Harry Styles is on the cover of Vogue's December issue, making him the first man to appear solo on the magazine's cover, and he impressively stuns in a periwinkle Gucci ball gown and black tuxedo jacket....

Girls’ golf thrives in unconventional season

Skylar Kreske and Charlie Mihelic
November 20, 2020

For the girls’ varsity golf team, scattered tee times and new Covid-19 rules did not hinder the simple excitement of having a season and the drive to improve. Although much was different, the silence...

Melancholy Michael: Standing alone on the football field at John Davis Stadium, Varsity Quarterback Michael Bauer contemplates the arrival of his season. Because of IHSA regulations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the South football season will begin in February of this school year instead of August like normal

Fall athletes cope with season postponements

Tommy Marquardt and Skylar Kreske
October 3, 2020

The smell of fall is in the air. Flannels are out, pumpkin spice lattes are being sold and the lights are on at John Davis Stadium. In the past, that would mean it’s football season. However, because...

Play on, but speak out

The following column expresses the views of the sports editors of The Oracle. It does not necessarily represent the opinion of anyone else on the editorial board or staff. Ever since George Floyd’s...

Coaches and players enter summer with uncertain expectations

Skylar Kreske, staff writer
June 12, 2020

Athletes and coaches have said GBS athletic summer camps have been a very effective and beneficial way for athletes to get in shape before tryouts and make an impression on the coaches. However, with the...

Lining up at center field, the boys lacrosse team stands together at the start of a game in the 2019 season.

IHSA cancels spring sports season

Skylar Kreske and Emily Pavlik
April 27, 2020

Matthew Larsen, varsity boys’ lacrosse coach, said that his excitement for this season was like no other. Larsen was ready to take the field until the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced...


Skylar Kreske and Annie Rogula
March 16, 2020

Swimming has never been about the awards, but rather being around hard-working athletes and the excitement of the team, stated Keith MacDonald, head swim coach. MacDonald has coached swimming for over...

Crying Crain: Posing for the cover of the Netflix original series, The Haunting of Hill House, Victoria Pedretti is an American actress who is best known for her role as Eleanor “Nell” Crain in the television series. Source:  Netflix

“The Haunting of Hill House” proves more than just a ghost story

Skylar Kreske, staff writer
February 14, 2020

The Haunting of Hill House is more than just a ghost story. Based on the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House was recently adapted into a single-season show by Mike Flannigan and is...

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