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The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Tess Ledden

Tess Ledden, assistant features editor

Hi, my name is Tess Ledden! I'm an assistant features editor and a senior at South. I've been writing for Oracle since the first semester of my freshman year, and this is my first year on the ed-board. Aside from Oracle, I work at Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center four days a week. I'm looking forward to a great year for the newspaper and for South!

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Crusin Cavender: Riding his motorcycle, Officer Cavender’s duties as a motorcycle cop include patrolling public events, like Fourth of July parades. Photo courtesy of Josh Cavender

South Superheroes: from firefighters to cops

Tess Ledden, Hailey Cho, and Madeline Hussey
February 14, 2020

Students at South have parents in a variety of professions. Some have parents who are doctors; others are realtors. A few might be psychiatrists, receptionists, or even stay-at-home parents. But for several...

illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Conservatism proves misrepresented in our society

Tess Ledden, asst. features editor
December 20, 2019

“Ugh, conservatives are so bigoted. They should just let Democrats be in charge.” “Yeah, there’s a reason ‘Democrat’ comes from ‘democracy.’” Every time I hear comments like these in...

Car crashes impact South students

Car crashes impact South students

Tess Ledden, asst. features editor
October 4, 2019

By the time students reach high school, many have experienced car accidents, from minor fender benders to crashes that total cars. South, with its numerous teenage drivers, has gone through its share of...

Staff members prepare for retirement, reflect on memories

Jiwoo Hwang and Tess Ledden
May 24, 2019

Hector Carabez Right after graduating from Northeastern Illinois University, Hector Carabez found a job at South working in the Dean’s office. From there, he moved to the Special Education Department,...

Library accommodates different learning styles, socialization

Tess Ledden and Mia Merchant
April 20, 2018

The school bell blares as the clock strikes 3:15 p.m., signaling the end of another school day. On cue, students cascade through the doors of the library, splitting off into pre-arranged meeting places,...

South reflects on school energy use, sees impact on environment

Mia Merchant and Tess Ledden
April 11, 2018

How many times a day does one leave a light on when leaving a room? And then how many times do they go back to turn it off? Now think about the entire school of Glenbrook South. Imagine how many lights...

Womens’ gymnastics begins season with a win in first meet

Tess Ledden, staff reporter
December 16, 2016

South’s womens’ gymnastics team started off their sesason against Deerfield winning 143.5-136.44. The team has been preparing for future meets under the supervision of head coach Steve Gale. Varsity...

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