The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

Photo by Julie Hang

“I have a confession to make. I’m a ‘pick me girl'”

Mia Rojas, Columnist
October 6, 2021

I have a confession to make. I’m a “pick me girl”. A “pick me girl” is a girl who disassociates herself from stereotypical, hyper-feminine characteristics and activities in order to be a “cool...

Overcoming fears leads to learning new skills

Mackenzie Bill, columnist
May 21, 2021

Back in April, I had to virtually present a piece to my U.S. history class. My class consists of 25 people, some online and some in person. Before I presented, irrational thoughts swirled through my head.  What...

Stereotypical portrayals of people of color in media call for change

Carolina Rodriguez, asst. opinions editor
March 19, 2021

My sophomore year in Latin American History class, I was working on our warm-up. The question posed to me was: “What do you notice about Latinx/Hispanic portrayal in the media?” As a Mexican American,...

Illustration by Audrey Palaganas

Cancel Culture: Should it be canceled?

Sophia Pinc, Columnist
December 14, 2020

2020 has changed many people's perceptions of the world around them. People are becoming more aware, and more involved, in the changes unfolding around us. While some changes were much more obvious—like...

When streaks and red hearts take over: a Snapchat reflection

Gabby Zabat, Columnist
June 13, 2017

“Don’t forget class, your homework is to….” By this point my entire class has checked out, quickly zipping up their backpacks and obnoxiously checking the hundreds of notifications they received...

New STEM demand disregards humanities’ importance

New STEM demand disregards humanities’ importance

John Park, columnist
December 16, 2016

Who was more influential? Nikola Tesla or Mahatma Gandhi? Tesla’s long list of technology patents, from alternating current to X-ray, have become integral to our modern life. On the other hand, Gandhi’s...

Illustration by Al Solecki

Prioritizing time for passions necessary for happiness

Al Solecki, columnist
December 16, 2016

The circle of life: a common phrase not intended to mean your personal life has to spin endlessly in a monotonous and trying series of repetitive motions and scheduled irrelevancies. And yet, here we are! On...

Pointlessness of life harbors self betterment

Erica Gelman, columnist
June 21, 2016

So, it sometimes seems like I spend the majority of my life as if I’m stuck in one of those cartoons where the characters wake up and although something different happens each day, they still all wear...

Purpose of art rests in power to disturb

Erica Gelman, columnist
April 22, 2016

Art. A rather obtuse word that describes some sort of property that we have somehow grabbed onto, despite the fact that there is nothing about aesthetics that would help us survive as a species. Yet here...

Experience of early love outweighs potential heartbreak

Experience of early love outweighs potential heartbreak

Charlie You, columnist
April 22, 2016

Bumping into someone on the street, catching a stranger’s gaze at a party, sharing a kiss in the rain: Hollywood sure did a nice job of formulating my expectations of falling in love. But contrary to...

Strong female characters deserve  greater attention

Strong female characters deserve greater attention

Dana Sim, columnist
February 5, 2016

What do Harry Potter, Holden Caulfield, Gandalf and Captain Kirk all have in common? They’re all male protagonists. But where are the female protagonists? On the big screen, women are not stars. Typically,...

Commitment to religion not negated by irregular participation at services

Charlie You, columnist
December 18, 2015

Psychologists originally believed that attachment-—a strong emotional connection between two individuals—derived from paternal nourishment. After sufficient contradictory evidence, psychologists from...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

The Oracle intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Oracle does not allow anonymous comments, and The Oracle requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
All The Oracle Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest