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A letter to eighth grade self: high school proves to be time of identity formation

Gwyn Skiles, co-editor-in-chief

June 12, 2020

Dear Gwyn, Right now, you’re frantically trying to find a graduation dress that passes your knees and has straps thicker than three fingers to satisfy Attea’s dress code. You’re walking across South’s stage to recei...

Marijuana’s first month legal: South students, staff reflect on impacts of new Illinois law

Gwyn Skiles and Maggie Baumstark

February 14, 2020

From political campaign stages to casual sidewalk conversations, the question of the legalization of marijuana has long been a hotly debated topic. Illinois recently took a powerful stride in the debate, passing a law at the b...

Oracle After Hours: ‘Thank you for your service’ falls short

Gwyn Skiles, co-editor-in-chief

December 6, 2019

I rarely ever feel short.  While standing in front of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. recently, an umbrella of emotion surrounded me. When I ran my hands across the marble, slick with water droplets, the creas...

Fagel perserveres, defies cancer diagnosis

Madaket Chiarieri, Mary Jane McNary, and Gwyn Skiles

October 4, 2019

While most people spend their birthday celebrating the life they’ve lived, Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel feared for her own life when her doctor said her mammogram results were “more suspicious than not.” The diagnosis of ...

Outside adventures prove beneficial for mental health

Gwyn Skiles, asst. opinions editor

March 15, 2019

Adventure. When I lived in Sammamish, Washington, weekends were spent hiking, swimming in lakes and building forts out of fallen tree branches. Now, my time is consumed with school work and extracurricular activities that prevent me fro...

South’s students discover identity through transfer from private to public school

Gwyn Skiles, staff reporter

March 16, 2018

The age of adolescence tends to be a time where life is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, mostly experienced during the five days a week spent at school, according to junior Jack Taylor. He says whether it’s a pu...

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