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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

“Buildings can be rebuilt, people can’t be replaced”

Mia Carr and Gaby Yap
May 19, 2023

Smoke was all that Brian Render, Glenview Fire Department Lieutenant, could see as he walked into  an evacuated South. As Render rushed closer to the source of the fire, he realized it was more intense...

Photo courtesy of HSLDA

It’s time to rethink the inconsistency of testing at South

Rishi Lulla, staff writer
May 23, 2022

Testing.  It’s a word that often makes me rethink what classes I’m taking and reconsider what kind of college I am “qualified” for. There is a problem with testing at South: the inconsistency...

Scoring Machine: Senior Nick Martinelli sizes up the defender as he drives to the basket.

Nick Martinelli decommits from Elon U, sparks national recruitment

Kris Blumberg, Web Editor
April 21, 2022

Nick Martinelli, South’s star basketball player, recently decommitted from Elon University, and has received 10 offers, including Northwestern, Miami (OH), Toledo and others since reopening his recruitment...

South mask mandate lifted following Illinois developments

South mask mandate lifted following Illinois developments

Rishi Lulla, Staff Writer
February 24, 2022

The mask mandate at South has been lifted following a ruling by a downstate judge that was then upheld by the state appellate court. The school is now following a mask-recommended policy, according to...

Let’s face it: in-person school is just better

Let’s face it: in-person school is just better

Rishi Lulla, Columnist
November 4, 2021

  Zoom learning is now a thing of the past. What we have now at South is face-to-face, fully in-person learning once again. This is not only better for students, but also for teachers, parents,...

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...

Bringing in Baskets: Jumping to the basket, senior Dominic Martinelli goes for the shot following senior Joe Shapiro’s injury on Dec. 13. South won 66 - 35 against Niles West. Photo by Nicole Surcel

And I hoop: boys basketball jumps into season

Eva Zitlow and Danielle Aravanitis
December 20, 2019

The boys’ basketball team started with strong wins against Uplift, Zion-Benton and Grayslake Central in their Buffalo Grove tournament in late November, head coach Phil Ralston said. The team has been...

Aspiring Athlete: Making a daring pass across the field, junior Grace Diehl shoots for gold as she plays for the soccer team Eclipse North, featured in both pictures above. Diehl explained that it has been a major aspiration of hers since a young age to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Diehl looks forward to a soccer career at Cornell

Lily Christopherson and Caroline Ohlandt
November 15, 2019

In the biggest game of her life, junior Grace Diehl remembered sprinting back onto the soccer field with a concussion and broken nose after a rough collision with an opposing player in front of Cornell...

South alum Sarah Kim creates  portraits during her classes at Parsons University, where she is currently a freshman majoring in Communication Design

South alums continue to pursue art, expand artistic horizons

Yoon Kim, co a&e editor
February 7, 2019

Whether it was during a play, musical, or Comedy Sportz show, South alum Jordan Zelvin could always be found under the spotlight on the auditorium stage at South. Two and a half years and 368 miles later,...

HITTIN’ DINGERS:  Eyeing the pitch, senior Jacob Newman looks to connect with the ball against Deerfield. The Titans fell to the Warriors 15 to 4.

Baseball leans on senior leadership for success

Emily Bauer, staff reporter
April 20, 2018

Enduring the weekly morning practices within the fieldhouse for two months the men’s baseball team has completed their preseason. Theteam has four victories under their belt, and credits the pre-season...

RAMBUNCTIOUS RAUNER: Holding a newly signed law, Governor Bruce Rauner smiles. Rauner passed a new budget for Illinois that included cutting P.E. requirements in public schools.

Illinois passes new law, reduces P.E. requirements

Chaerim Park and Isabella Albrecht
March 16, 2018

In an attempt to reduce costs in school districts, Illinois passed a new legislation in Aug. of 2017 changing the budget for Illinois schools, according to the Chicago Tribune. One component of the law...

South students seek internships to prepare for careers

Sam Weinberg, staff reporter
January 20, 2018

With academic pressure mounting and workplace competition on the rise, South students are pursuing a wide variety of internships in the Glenview area from which they hope to not only gain valuable work...

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