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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

Illustration by Al Solecki

Out of the darkness: Raising awareness about sexual assault with survivors, statistics

Maddy Ruos & Alexandra Sharp, co-features editors
April 21, 2017

It can happen anywhere, by anyone and at any time. Sexual assault is not uncommon, affecting 1 in every 6 women and 1 in every 33 men, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). As...

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South community reacts to executive travel ban

Alexandra Sharp, co-features editor
March 17, 2017

Originally passed on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump’s first major step in what he says is an attempt to battle terrorism was an executive travel ban, halting many refugees from entering the US and beginning...

illustration by Sarah Warner

Students contemplate stigmas surrounding Glenview’s neighborhoods

Alexandra Sharp and Abby Grant
February 10, 2017

Since 1990, movies like Home Alone have characterized the Northshore of Chicago as a breeder of families like the McCallister’s who can afford to take 15 family members to France for Christmas. Also...

Civil Communication: Standing to the side, Oracle editors, Anne Marie Yurik (front) and Alexandra Sharp (back) interview a Trump supporter who attended the Trump resistance rally held in Indianapolis. The rally was used as a way for individuals to voice their concern of a Trump presidency. Photo by Yoon Kim

Trump resistance rally garners further Republican respect

Anne Marie Yurik & Alexandra Sharp, co-editor in chief, co-features editor
November 13, 2016

At a Trump resistance rally at Indiana’s capitol building on Saturday, Nov. 12, Republicans furthered our respect. We’re not going to lie; everybody has political bias; however, we wanted to cover...

illustration by Sarah Warner

South financial aid recipients face stigma; school responds, works to provide relief

Alexandra Sharp, co-features editor
November 4, 2016

Field trips. School supplies. Standardized tests. According to some South students, it is easy to forget how often a public school in an upper-middle class society comes with price tags. However, for many...

Love for Lola: Already stunned by the performance, senior Alexandra Sharp poses with J. Harrison Ghee who played Lola in the musical, Kinky Boots. The musical has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2013.

“Kinky Boots'” choreography, humor dazzle in star-studded production

Alexandra Sharp, co-features editor
September 30, 2016

“Welcome ladies, gentlemen, and those who have yet to make up their minds,” greeted the cast of Kinky Boots. In a society beginning to push against gender binary language, this upbeat, modern musical...

Q&A with Samuel Jaffe

Q&A with Samuel Jaffe

Alexandra Sharp, co-features editor
March 11, 2016

With over 30,000 students competing from 60 plus nations around the world, it’s nearly impossible for most people to make themselves stand out. However, for freshman Samuel Jaffe, he proved his intellect...

Problems with school warrant real request for change

Alexandra Sharp, Features editor
March 2, 2016

Pointless. Boring. Useless. More than once, I have heard kids in the hallways or at lunch describe school as a complete waste of their time. And let’s be honest, a lot of you who are reading this probably...

Illustration by Alex Solecki

Love Wins

Alexandra Sharp & Anne Marie Yurik, co-features editors
October 2, 2015

Discrimination: The term LGBT+ is an abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and other sexual orientations. In an unscientific Oracle-conducted survey of 169 students, 14.79 percent consider...

Readers’ literary escape: Ishmael Beah emulates strength

Alex Sharp, co-Features Editor
October 2, 2015

When I was little, I used to read action stories and then try to imagine myself in the character’s shoes. I would ask myself if I could be brave like them; if I could survive. And I like to think that...

Banning books: the conversation behind controversial literature

Banning books: the conversation behind controversial literature

Anne Marie Yurik and Alexandra Sharp, co-features editors
May 29, 2015

To read this article means it has not been censored. However,  the opinion of whether censorship should or should not be an option varies for South’s students. To some South students, censorship is...

Over-analyzing school texts restricts overall understanding

Alexandra Sharp, Asst. Features Editor
April 24, 2015

The average classic novel, such as Wuthering Heights or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has around 100,000 words. That means 100,000 words to analyze, interpret and pick apart in our English classes...

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