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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The Final Countdown

Cassidy Foronda, senior editor
May 25, 2018

After four years of late night readings, I’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s the breakdown of which books at GBS are worth the struggle, and which you can just SparkNote. (I’m kidding. You should...

First generation students find independence, success

Cassidy Jeanine Foronda, senior editor
May 25, 2018

After a day of school, students are accustomed to a doting parent asking how their day went. For senior Lesley Zavala, as early as elementary school, these inquiries were accompanied by her mother encouraging...

REMEMBER MSD:  Standing in silence, seniors Zoe Golden, Rachel Schwartz, Aidan Graham, Austin Sulejmani and Cat Berg reflect on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida. GBS joined schools nationwide who participated in the event planned by organizers of the Women’s March.

South joins nationwide student walkouts

Leah Dunne, Cassidy Foronda, and Gigi Cepeda
March 16, 2018

One month after the school shooting that occurred on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, South students held a walkout to remember victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and press for increased school...

Illustration by Chaeyon Park

Interests spark students’ love of learning

Cassidy Foronda, co-editor in chief
December 22, 2017

The only thing louder than my childhood dinners was me at my childhood dinners. Cramped around a too-small dining table, my large family would sit and eat. Conversations splintered off into several smaller...

ANGIE THROUGH THE AGES: Posing for a photo at GBS, rising senior Angie Morris shows her signature smile, one that many at school were accustomed to seeing, according to Ken Smith, Special Education teacher. According to Katie Mason, Morris’s sister, she was the youngest of six children in their family.

Remembering Angie Morris

Leah Dunne, Cassidy Foronda, and Grace Shin
October 6, 2017

Rising senior Angie Morris was a teaching intern in the Child Development program. She worked with children in Titan Tots and Alphabet Acres, according to Kimberly Kiraly, Child Development coordinator....

SOARing Toward Equality: Posing in front of Students Organized Against Racismís (SOAR) art display in the old pit, SOAR members admire their hard work. SOAR created the display with the intent to raise awareness for the hardships experienced by immigrants, with members Annabelle Manjooran, Sana Bouacha and Debby Kim coming in during spring break to work on the project alongside junior Lesly Zavalaís leadership to turn the clubís vision into a reality.

SOAR butterfly display encourages inclusivity, awareness

Cassidy Jeannine Foronda, asst. news editor
April 21, 2017

South’s newly-created Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) club created an art display in the Old Pit, accompanied by testimonies from both students and teachers on their personal experiences in...

Friends   on   the   field:   Kneeling toward the ground, junior Winnie Tomsheck and Dana Boehmer, PE teacher and softball coach, go over technique for the catcher position. According to Tomsheck, she is appreciative of the bond she and Boehmer have formed through softball, which has led Tomsheck to look up to her coach as a role model. Photo by Sophie Mason

South students bond, create friendships with teachers

Cassidy Foronda, asst. news editor
March 21, 2017

The lunch bell rings and a steady stream of students walk into a department office looking for teachers to explain incorrect quiz questions, plead for additional points or turn in late work. While all...

Prevalence, availability of e-cigarettes presents security concern

Prevalence, availability of e-cigarettes presents security concern

John Schurer and Cassidy Foronda
February 10, 2017

The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) at South has increased among the student population this school year, according to Dean Ronald Bean. The cause of the increase in e-cigarette use is currently...

English departments consider  implications of classroom diversity

English departments consider implications of classroom diversity

Cassidy Foronda, asst. news editor
December 16, 2016

GBN, GBS and feeder middle school English departments gathered for a professional development meeting about classroom diversity on Nov. 4. Dr. Tom Kucharski, English instructional supervisor, says...

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Preparing what to ask the candidates, senior Clara Pauker works with other students to review audience questions during the debate. The debate between representative candidates Brad Schneider and Bob Dold was held in the GBS auditorium on Oct. 20 during which AP Government and Politics students participated in a variety of roles to help the debate run smoothly.

AP Government students run congressional debate

Cassidy Foronda, asst. news editor
November 4, 2016

South’s AP Government and Politics classes organized a debate for Illinois’s 10th District congressional race between Republican incumbent Bob Dold and Democratic candidate Brad Schneider on Oct. 20...

State adds amendments to disciplinary law

Cassidy Foronda, asst. news editor
October 18, 2016

State legislation that required Illinois schools to re-evaluate their disciplinary policies have added amendments since its passage that went into effect Sept. 15. The law passed on Aug. 24, 2015 and...

South prepares for new civics course curriculum

South prepares for new civics course curriculum

Cassidy Foronda, asst. news editor
September 30, 2016

GBS is developing a civics course to fulfill Illinois’ graduation requirement, to be made available by the 2017-2018 school year. According to Jeannie Logan, Social Studies instructional supervisor,...

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