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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

Online shopping leads to local store closures

Online shopping leads to local store closures

Chloe Arciero, co-features editor
December 17, 2021

On the evening of Dec. 24, the Barnes & Noble store in the Old Orchard shopping center will lock its doors for the final time. They will close permanently after 27 years of occupying the building because...

“We’re always going to be around, even if it’s not pride month.”

Chloe Arciero and Maddie Cloutier
November 12, 2021

Queer experiences: a varied existence of both stigmas and safe spaces Walking in the hallways, nonbinary freshman Kai Stevens* feels a sense of dread.  While passing outside the library, Stevens...

Body positivity vs body neutrality: Titans tackle self love and its importance

Chloe Arciero and Maddie Cloutier
October 1, 2021

In an age where unrealistic, photoshopped, and unhealthy body standards are displayed on almost every type of media, it is no wonder that body image has become a persistent issue for many. According to...

Illustration by Margarita Kazak

Crystals, cards, candles: witchcraft empowers South students

Chloe Arciero and Sloane Shabelman
March 19, 2021

For many, the mention of witchcraft may conjure images of bubbling cauldrons from Halloween movies or spells being cast in Harry Potter. But witchcraft is a real practice, based in centuries of tradition...

Illustration by Makayla McNamara

An unseen disease, toxic masculinity plagues south

Chloe Arciero, Dani Carr, and Tommy Marquardt
November 20, 2020

It can be heard as a hush settles over the audience and the enchanting first notes of the choir float over an awed crowd, five baritones struggling to be heard over 20 sopranos. It is even more obvious...

illustration by Esther Yun

BOO! South adapts Halloween plans in the face of Covid-19

Chloe Arciero and Dani Carr
October 31, 2020

A lifetime ago, the only masks in sight were plastic, nothing more than an accessory to a costume. The song ”Monster Mash” filled the air as kids raced through a Halloween wonderland, dashing from...

Helping Hands: South students give back to community

Helping Hands: South students give back to community

Chloe Arciero and Dani Carr
October 2, 2020

Sophomore Eliana Pritikin starts her day bright and early, clambering out of bed at 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday. Eight hours of whisking, blending and mixing await, but even after a full day of baking, she does...

Fostering provides quarantine companions

Chloe Arciero and Dani Carr
June 12, 2020

While most of the world has come to a screeching halt because of COVID-19, the pandemic has not stopped the work of animal rescue organizations and their volunteers. Because of social isolation, the amount...

History made: winningest team at South brings home another strong finish

Chloe Arciero and Maggie Baumstark
December 20, 2019

South’s Horticulture team took 11th place at the National Floriculture Career Development Event (Floriculture) on the weekend of Oct. 29 in Indianapolis, placing the highest that the team has ever finished...

Waiting in line during the lunch blocks on May 17, students patiently stand outside in the rain to get a grilled cheese from Cheesies food truck stationed in the autos courtyard. South’s annual Spring Fling is intended to boost student morale and celebrate the rapidly approaching end of the year.

Weather dampens Spring Fling; school spirit shines

Chloe Arciero, staff reporter
May 24, 2019

South’s annual Spring Fling took place in the West Cafeteria and the hallway outside the Dome on May 17. The event was originally planned to take place in the Auto’s Courtyard, but was moved inside...

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