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Football documentary brings positive feedback from coaches

Sofia Snyder, Sports Editor
December 1, 2018

Many football fans throughout the U.S. spent their summer watching football documentaries, such as HBO’s Hardknocks and Netflix’s Last Chance U, preparing for football season to start. The documentaries...

Paddling in sync, Souths rowing team passes the Ashland Avenue bridge on the Chicago River during practice.

Girls’ crew’s commitment increases in second season

Sofia Snyder, sports editor
November 12, 2018

By the time the bell rings at 8:00 am, the girls’ crew team has already had practice out on the water for two hours. Practices take place every morning from 5:30 am to 7:30 am, but according to sophomore...

Blocking the Niles North defense, the Titans protect sophomore Zack Herndon (22) as he attempts to score a touchdown. The team played Niles North for their homecoming game on Sept. 21 and won by a score of 41-0.

Football looks to make playoff run

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
September 28, 2018

njury, South’s football team has relied on sophomores and juniors to lead the team, according to Senior Center John Travlos. As they continue to recover and return to the field, Head Coach Dave Schoenwetter...

Icarus successfully exposes Russian doping scandal

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
April 20, 2018

In Greek Mythology, Icarus was trying to escape with his father from Crete by making wings out of wax and feathers. As he began to fly, Icarus would show off his escape by flying over people who watched...

HICKS LENDS A HAND:   Opening up his laptop, Daniel Hicks, social studies teacher, pulls up a presentation for junior Eva Papajohn about the singers Little Richard and Chuck Berry as a supplement for his lesson about 1950s pop culture. Hicks’s journey to become a teacher has been unorthodox, but he views his story as a source of hope for others.

[Photo] Hicks emphasizes perseverance through life story

Tommy Marquardt and Julia Marriott
April 20, 2018

HICKS LENDS A HAND: Opening up his laptop, Daniel Hicks, social studies teacher, pulls up a presentation for junior Eva Papajohn about the singers Little Richard and Chuck Berry as a supplement for his...

Sexual Assault Awareness month calls for dialogue

Sexual Assault Awareness month calls for dialogue

Gigi Cepeda and Sofia Snyder
March 16, 2018

One out of every six American women has been the victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, according to Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). One out of every nine girls under...

Conspiracy theories gain traction through media

Conspiracy theories gain traction through media

Ava Mazzei and Sofia Snyder
March 16, 2018

In 1969, Americans celebrated Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon; however, according to space.com, roughly seven percent of Americans believe that NASA faked the moon landing. Through different...

NOTABLE NOAH:   Gazing at a portrait of her son, Trevor Noah’s mother is displayed on the cover of Noah’s memoir titled, Born a Crime. Noah’s stories center around his childhood, as he grew up in apartheid South Africa, the son of a black woman and a white man.

Born a Crime conveys power of son’s love

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
March 16, 2018

On Christmas Eve, my family’s exciting holiday plans were to sit on a plane for 22 hours on our way to South Africa. Don’t get me wrong— I was beyond excited to go to South Africa, but I thought...

Coming up to take a breath, senior Nick Shectman competed against Highland Park on Feb 3. The meet was the Titan’s senior night, where the team honored the graduating senior class.

Men’s swim dives into post-season

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
February 9, 2018

As a team composed of mostly underclassmen, the South swim team looks forward to the end of the season, hoping to return to state in the top 10, according to head coach Keith MacDonald. Losing several...

Titans Go Global

Sophie Vick and Sofia Snyder
February 9, 2018

Alex Ladan  Senior Alex Ladan got to  compete in Finland for rhythmic gymnastics during her sophomore year. According to Ladan, her coach wanted her team to experience international competition. Going...

Leading the pack, alumni Brian Hansen competes to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. This will be Hansens second time being a member of Team USA.

South Olympians

Sophie Vick and Sofia Snyder
February 9, 2018

Brian Hansen    Returning for his third Winter Olympic games, South class of 2009 alum Brian Hansen will be competing in long distance speed-skating in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 1,500 meter...

Titan of the Month

Titan of the Month

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
November 10, 2017

   Titan of the Month is a Q&A based on athletes nominated by the Oracle’s sports editors and voted on by South students.    Conor Nash, senior middle linebacker, played for the South football...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

Community reacts to student protests

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
November 10, 2017

After members of the marching band and cheerleading squad knelt during the national anthem at the home football game on Sept. 28, anonymous community members have reached out to the school in reaction...

GBS football player makes contact with a player from the opposing team. Neither necessarily sustained a concussion from this play.

The impact of the concussion concern: the toll it takes on teams and players

Eliza Schloss, Sofia Snyder, and
November 10, 2017

Football leagues are taking a hard hit. As information on the long-term effects of concussions has come to light, participation in Chicagoland football programs has been on the decline, according to Geoff...

“Dear Evan Hansen” tackles teen issues

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
October 6, 2017

“Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a great day and here’s why…” is the pep talk Evan Hansen gives himself everyday to help him get through senior year. It’s also the message that helps...

  Kneeling during the national anthem, some cheerleaders and marching band members decided to take a knee during the anthem. The protest was to raise awareness against police brutality.

South students kneel during National Anthem

Sofia Snyder and Cassidy Foronda
October 6, 2017

During the national anthem, prior to the start of the home football game on Sept. 28, select members of the marching band and cheerleading team decided to take a knee while the football and poms teams...

 Running towards a tackle, junior Charlie Mackimm looks to help his teammate against Niles West on Sept. 28. The Titan’s will hit the turf again tonight at Maine South.

Football learns from last year’s fumbles

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
October 6, 2017

Starting the season 3-0, Head Coach David Schoenwetter believed the Titan Football team had a chance of making it to the playoffs. Now, with a 5-1 record, the idea of going to playoffs is a reality. ...

Facing his doubles partner,                                 captain Sebastian DesRoberts                               works on his forehand. DesRoberts and Gupta hope to do well at State.

Men’s tennis strives to succeed in sectionals

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
April 21, 2017

The men’s tennis team recently began their season winning five of their most recent meets. According to head coach Larry Faulkner, the team hopes to succeed as they move farther into the season. According...

Women’s Hockey goes to state at UC

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
March 21, 2017

The Glenbrook Women’s Hockey team, which is composed of GBN, GBS and Regina players, will be facing off against Loyola at the United Center for the State Championship today at 3:30. According to junior...

Smiley sisters: Posing with their trophy, sisters Hannah (age 11) and Jenna (age 9) Hartley, celebrate their second place finish in the all-around event at the Make a Wish Classic in 2011.

Hartley sisters continue to inspire each other in gymnastics

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
February 10, 2017

While most South students get ready to go on vacation for spring break, senior Hannah Hartley and her sister, freshman Jenna Hartley, get ready to hit the gym for a week’s worth of gymnastics practice....

Super Bowl Reactions

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
February 10, 2017

Sophomore Gavin Morse “For me, it was definitely the Julian Edelman catch, because I still remember in the 2007 Super Bowl, David Tyree caught it against his helment. So it was a little bit of payback...

Fast    freestyle:  Taking a breath during the race, sophomore Nikki Dontcheva swims a freestyle stroke against Niles West on Oct. 21. The Titans defeated the Wolves by a score of 121-65. The next time the girls hit the pool will be Nov. 5. for their Conference meet

Girl’s swim & dive prepares for Conference

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
November 4, 2016

The GBS Girl’s swim and dive team ended their season strong with a win against Maine South on Oct. 28, and hope to continue to succeed in the conference season, according to head coach Keith MacDonald. With...

South hires new head coaches for fall season

South hires new head coaches for fall season

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
September 30, 2016

David Schoenwetter Glenbrook South alum David Schoenwetter is following his father’s footsteps as the new head football coach. Schoenwetter’s dad, Bob Schoenwetter, was the head football coach at...

Local Olympians

Sofia Snyder, asst.sports editor
September 30, 2016

OLIVIA SMOLIGIA Olivia Smoliga graduated from South in 2012 and won a gold medal in the 4x100 meter medley this past Olympics. Though she didn’t compete in the final, she competed in the semi-final...

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