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The Oracle

Irresponsible driving requires reflection, self awareness

John Park, columnist
April 24, 2017

The door to the taekwondo studio opens and a 9-year-old orange belt walks in. “Hello, sir!” “Hello, Michael!”* We run just another regular class, but afterwards, my co-worker comes up...

Give religion your whole heart, take spiritual action

Give religion your whole heart, take spiritual action

John Park, columnist
February 10, 2017

How religious do you consider yourself to be? Maybe you’ve been A1 since day one for a Catholic band, or you have your own playlist of Nasheeds. Maybe you lowkey go to youth group to scout dating prospects,...

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...

SINGING FOR SIRVATKA: Preparing for the concert on May 28, members of the Master Singers choir practice their piece entitled “Orphans of God.” Current students of Sirvatka will be performing the piece along with some of his former students.

Sirvatka’s retirement concert to put ribbon on career

Aakash Bhojwani & John Park, staff reporters
May 27, 2016

“Don’t settle for mediocrity.” Although it is Choir Director Marty Sirvatka’s final year, according to GBS graduate Tom Olickal, his mantra will continue to ring throughout the Choir Department...

ANCIENT ARTS: Practicing for their roles in Aida, senior Rory Penepacker and sophomore Ashley Levenson sing ”Gods of Nubia.” Penepacker plays Aida, the Nubian slave, and Levenson plays Nehebka, another Nubian girl.

Aida inspires grand, broadway-style performance

John Park & Emma Morris, staff reporters
April 22, 2016

Onstage combat, Egyptian temples, life-size statues, a Nubian princess, a Grammy award-winning love story and a collaboration between GBS and GBN. These can all be seen at the 2016 Glenbrook Musical, Aida,...

COILING TO THE TOP: Using stoneware clay to create a coil pot, senior Alex Remeniuk works on a piece of pottery he hopes to finish in time for the AP Art Show. Remeniuk was able to further his passion for pottery through winning South’s William H. Schreiner Memorial Arts Scholarship, which brought him to New Mexico for a pottery class.

Remeniuk uses scholarship to pursue passion for pottery

Aakash Bhojwani and John Park
March 11, 2016

According to senior Alex Remeniuk, he took his first ceramics class at South thinking it would be an easy course. Little did he know that his first class would send him on a journey filled with challenges...

Duca dazzles in jazz singer role for FOX’s Empire

John Park, staff reporter
February 5, 2016

On a dimly lit nightclub stage, a band starts to play a soothing, jazzy tune. A couple measures in, a dulcet voice begins to sing a melody and creates an atmosphere that invites the club’s audience back...

DE LA WHO: Dropping with the beat, De La Cru dances center stage for this year’s Dance Show, Spark. Led by seniors Grace Yang and Madeline Sprowls, De La Cru performs modern hip-hop stlyes of dance, oftentimes in combination with other styles from their male dancers, who did not perform in the Dance Show.

Annual Dance Show sparkles in spotlight

John Park and Megan Sheqiladze
December 18, 2015

The December Dance Show is an event where ballet meets hip-hop and Latin culture. This year’s show, Spark, which is hosted by Orchesis, and included De La Cru, Latino Heat and Poms. For Orchesis, the...

THE CRUCIBLE’S CLIMAX: Revealing a shocking secret, John Proctor, played by senior Chuck Quinn IV, sends a tremor through the courtroom in this dramatic scene. The Crucible was the fall play at South this year that told the story of the Salem witch trials.

‘The Crucible’ inspires historic, emotional themes

Aakash BhojwaniI & John Park, staff reporters
November 6, 2015

Two female characters standing on a bed clasp each other’s hands in panic as they begin to trade off claims that various village people are witches. As the ominous list of accusations grows longer, the...

CONDUCTING WITH CONFIDENCE: Sustaining a steady tempo for the marching band, Drum Major Adam Ley conducts the musicians during the show. Ley, along with the other drum majors, seniors Matt Grinde and Lauren Yep, led the halftime performance during a home football game.

Drum majors march into new season

John Park, staff writer
October 2, 2015

During a marching band performance, the audience may have their eyes fixated on the impressive patterns that the band is making on the field. But all of the band members have their eyes set on one of three...

Glenbrooks perform energetic, comedic musical

Glenbrooks perform energetic, comedic musical

Nick Moran and John Park, staff reporters
May 29, 2015

After countless hours of toes tapping, mouths singing and hands scribbling on scripts, the 2015 Glenbrook Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, drew in audiences from April 29-May...

South students paint new perspectives through graffiti

South students paint new perspectives through graffiti

Hwa Oh and John Park, staff reporters
April 24, 2015

As a way to make their mark on a town, some students at South artistically express themselves through an outlet that incorporates components of culture, color and creativity, yet is clouded behind illegality:...

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