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Sofia Cole

Sofia Cole, Co-Features Editor

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Behind the Wheel: Teenage Driving

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
March 21, 2024

On a crisp, late-arrival morning, senior Violet Frick embarked on the familiar drive to school. The sun began peaking out of clouds as she drove  down East Lake Avenue, the road winded through the sun’s...

D225 Board’s Goals

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
February 20, 2024

The Oracle asked the District 225 Board of Education to summarize their goals for upcoming school years. Superintendent Charles John and Board of Education President Bruce Doughty collaborated on these...

Tip credit takes away from workers

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
February 16, 2024

At Oberweis Dairy, the air is filled with the scent of freshly made waffle cones, a comforting aroma that wraps around you like a warm embrace. Yet, as I’ve learned during countless shifts, indulging...

Skincare aids self-esteem, confidence

Skincare aids self-esteem, confidence

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
December 22, 2023

As water fills her hands, sophomore Audrey Kim gently splashes her face, granting her a clean slate for the day ahead of her. She repeats this process at night with a cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer...

Maya Scahill, Erica Li

What’s the buzz?

Zoha Suteria and Sofia Cole
November 17, 2023

Nestled within the humming halls of South lies a compelling habit that awakens the minds of young students: caffeine. Coursing through their veins, it charges their ambitions and sharpens their focus....

Spirit ignited by cheer, band

Spirit ignited by cheer, band

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
October 17, 2023

Every Friday night, as the South football team prepares for their game, stands of parents and students alike crowd into the stadium. At first glance, it seems that they are all gathering to only watch...

Self expression through makeup

Self expression through makeup

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
May 19, 2023

From Lady Gaga to David Bowie, celebrities have been experimenting with extreme makeup looks for decades. At South, extravagant makeup as such is stigmatized, senior Joselle David said.  David pointed...

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION:

PRAIRIE CONSERVATION:

Emily Pavlik and Sofia Cole
April 21, 2023

An endless grass field rested untouched by civilization. A multitude of species thrived on open grasslands, only the sounds of wind, birds, and small animals were heard throughout the field....

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...

World Cultures Fair embraces diversity

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
March 17, 2023

For a night of cultural exploration of South’s diversity, various culture clubs will display unique food, music, and games, senior Sara Khan, Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) Co-President, said....

Crafting brings comfort, community

Crafting brings comfort, community

Sofia Cole and Anna Marquardt
March 17, 2023

From warm wooly sweaters to gemstone adorned crowns, many students channel their creativity into creating gifts and crafts, Kimiko Garbe, Japanese Teacher and Knitting Club Sponsor, said. Garbe has involved...

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...

The Final Blow: Sofia Cole Column

The Final Blow: Sofia Cole Column

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
March 17, 2023

"I could quit if I wanted to." I have heard this phrase from countless friends, family, and co-workers alike, and it hurts to hear each time. This is one of many lies that addicts tell, choosing to overlook...

Illustration by Al Tantalidou

FEMINISM; Students, staff reflect on movement

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
February 17, 2023

It is July 19, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, where women and men have gathered for the first time to fight for women’s suffrage, the right to vote. Abolitionists like Frederick Douglass and suffragettes...

Exploring history passions

Andrew Collaku and Sofia Cole
February 17, 2023

Every Thursday after school, History Club shares their unique interest in history through quirky presentations, senior Angelo Karadimas, Co-President of History Club, said. History Club offers an opportunity...

Illustration by Hyun Park

Winter holidays bring tradition, spontaneity

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
December 16, 2022

Whether it is a family meal with traditional food or a visit to a place of worship, holidays hold a special place in many people’s hearts. In cultures around the world, winter holidays such as Hannukah,...

Spirituality aids self-improvement

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
November 10, 2022

Inspecting the spread of colorful tarot cards laid meticulously in front of her, junior Sarah Carr begins to analyze the position, meaning, and surroundings of each card, giving her the guidance to understand...

From Pi Day to Soup Club, teachers embrace tradition

Sofia Cole and Milutin Todorovic
November 10, 2022

Whether it’s chicken noodle soup, lobster bisque, or clam chowder, the Social Studies Department has likely prepared it for one of their Soup Mondays. Once a week, Soup Club tries a different type of...

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...

Salutations from the swamp

Sofia Cole, staff writer
April 22, 2022

As opening night draws near for the 2022 Glenbrook Musical Shrek The Musical, South and North students work to perfect each and every scene in the wacky, iconic show. Rehearsing daily after school, the...

On Air: For their Wednesday afternoon radio show, seniors Will Kasher and Adam Szczerbowski broadcast live from WGBK’s Studio K. Photo by Cali Wilkinson

Broadcasting program celebrates milestone

Sofia Cole, staff writer
March 18, 2022

For the past 40 years, WGBK, South and North’s combined radio station, has been the voice of the community, offering radio shows, sports commentary, student-selected music, and commercial programming....

Fashion focused students define styles on social media

Sofia Cole, staff writer
February 11, 2022

Social media gives students the ability to see a variety of styles, whether that is formal, basic, or street wear.  Any style imaginable, there is content for it- all accessible at a few clicks of a button. Senior...

Outstanding Artworks: Promoting a positive mindset, one of Meraki clubs murals found in English teacher Katie Hoovers classroom includes bright colors and entrancing illustrations.

Creativity flourishes within Meraki

Sofia Cole and Alexandra Zachary
November 12, 2021

As the school empties for the evening, juniors Sydney Kim and Jamie Hong, co-presidents of their newly founded club Meraki, gather members to transform perfectly average classrooms into something magical....

Clements debuts in Work In Progress

Sofia Cole, staff writer
October 1, 2021

Clad in beaded jewelry and vibrant makeup, junior Fiona Clements sat in an on-set hair and makeup trailer, staring her transformed self in the mirror as she waited anxiously behind the scenes of her first...

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