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The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

“The best years of your life can be any years of your life”

Dani Carr and Mackenzie Bill
December 17, 2021

Everyone tells us that senior year will be one of the most memorable years in our life, and sometimes, it lives up to this expectation.  Winning a tennis tournament, the homecoming football game, Halloween,...

Squid Game gets the green light

Dani Carr, co-editor-in-chief
November 12, 2021

With more than 111 million viewers worldwide, Squid Game has become Netflix’s most-watched show, and for good reason. A not-so-subtle critique of late-stage capitalism, Squid Game explores the resilience...

Grieving students cope with the loss of loved ones

Dani Carr and Madeline Hussey
May 21, 2021

Content warning: this story contains discussions of death. That feeling when you know you will never talk to someone again is one of the worst feelings in the world. Yet this past year, it’s become...

Editing Antics: Creating art through digital media, senior Justin Manalang shows off his style. Manalangs favorite aesthetic is Y2K, a retro, technologically inspired style. Photo courtesy of Justin Manalang.

More than fashion: Aesthetics serve as a form of self-expression

Dani Carr and Ivette Dimitrova
May 21, 2021

The word ‘aesthetic’ can be defined and looked at in many contrasting ways. Its basic dictionary definition denotes it as something correlating with beauty and its appreciation. However, for others,...

Volleyball alumnus Smith jumps from GBS to HBCU

Dani Carr, co-features editor
April 23, 2021

From late actor Chadwick Boseman giving Black children the superhero they needed in the Black Panther, to Kamala Harris, the first African American, female and Asian American Vice President, Howard University...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When is more than just the “winter blues”?

Dani Carr and Maddie Cloutier
February 12, 2021

People can attest to the feeling of gloom that settles like the blanket of snow covering the ground while living through Chicago’s most infamous season. After months of the sun drifting off into darkness...

Political clubs offer a space for South’s varying voices

Political clubs offer a space for South’s varying voices

Dani Carr, co-features editor
December 18, 2020

From community projects to a national election, South students are ensuring their voices are heard. With South’s clashing political beliefs, students can feel silenced, but these clubs provide a space...

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...

On air action: Bruce Klosa, Jonas Evans and Bryce Gaubert, junior radio commentators, announced the boys’ basketball game on Dec. 13. As the game continued, they described the game play-by-play and gave analysis. Photo by Nicole Surcel

Reporting live from South, radio students cover sports games in action

Dani Carr and Liz Clary
December 20, 2019

News and sports radio work year-round to live broadcast school sports games and talk about different sporting events on the college and professional level. This program allows students to share their ideas...

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