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The Culture of Team Intoxication

The Culture of Team Intoxication

Aria Jain, Emily Pavlik, and Mia Carr
March 18, 2022

In this article, please read cautiously as The Oracle describes the effects of students consuming illegal substances: recreational drugs and alcoholic beverages.     As senior Harper Jennings*...

Sophomores bring the heat

Aria Jain, assistant sports editor
February 11, 2022

It is match point. Tension fills the air as sophomore Shannon Dudy, varsity tennis player, awaits her partner’s serve. She hears the smack of the ball against the racket, and seconds later, her opponent...

Breaking gender barriers

Aria Jain, asst. sports editor
December 17, 2021

Surrounded by racks, dumbbells, and different lifting equipment, junior Abby Muir breathes in the sweat-permeated air of South’s weight room. Currently enrolled in Weights II, Muir was initially drawn...

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Society needs to work towards “a fluid and diverse beauty standard”

Aria Jain, Staff Writer
June 4, 2021

Tall. Thin. Long, straight hair.  For so long, we have accepted these standards as the pinnacles of beauty. However, in an incredibly diverse world, I think such a rigid beauty standard is the root...

Oracle After Hours: Sick of looking at screens? Explore the wonderland of bookstores

Oracle After Hours: Sick of looking at screens? Explore the wonderland of bookstores

Aria Jain, Columnist
April 8, 2021

      There is an unappreciated magic that comes with going to a bookstore. Yet, with the proliferation of easily accessible electronic books, I think we often forget the special experience a bookstore...

Oracle After Hours: Is Tom Brady the greatest of all time?

Oracle After Hours: Is Tom Brady the greatest of all time?

Aria Jain, columnist
February 4, 2021

Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, was in kindergarten when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl.  Eighteen years later, as the two quarterbacks prepare to face off in Super Bowl...

Oracle After Hours: Is the hustle and bustle of Black Friday crowds over this year? How Black Friday will take on a new form with Covid-19

Oracle After Hours: Is the hustle and bustle of Black Friday crowds over this year? How Black Friday will take on a new form with Covid-19

Aria Jain, columnist
November 24, 2020

I vividly remember hearing a Black Friday horror story about a man pepper spraying a woman in an attempt to snatch the last new iPhone on the shelf at Best Buy. This year, all the hustle and bustle that...

Oracle After Hours: Feeling tired after every class? You are not alone.

Oracle After Hours: Feeling tired after every class? You are not alone.

Aria Jain, columnist
September 24, 2020

As I press my cheek against the palm of my hand, I feel my eyes lull shut as my teacher’s voice drifts off into the distance. Unfortunately, this is a situation I have found myself in more times than...

Oracle After Hours: Dont get too comfortable as the state opens up

Oracle After Hours: Don’t get too comfortable as the state opens up

Aria Jain, columnist
May 28, 2020

With much of Illinois transitioning into Phase Three of reopening, I started to feel like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. But when my dad mysteriously woke up with a ‘broken toe,’ after...

With a pandemic outside your home, it’s important to keep yourself engaged in life

Aria Jain, columnist
April 15, 2020

This week, I learned how to play poker by betting old Chuck E. Cheese coins. My dad sat my brothers and I down around our coffee table and taught us how to play a simple card game. But as simple as poker...

Oracle After Hours: Stressed out for finals? Here are some things that might help.

Aria Jain, columnist
January 10, 2020

With finals looming, stress levels for South students are at an all-time high with the pressure of studying for every class and balancing their busy schedules. However, many South students overlook the...

Oracle After Hours: How fair are Student Council elections?

Aria Jain, columnist
October 16, 2019

The start of a new school year—sports, activities, and the student council elections—really kicks me into high gear. However, with all of the opportunities South has to offer, it gets me thinking about...

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