The Oracle

Remembering Yordy: South’s beloved green thumb as teacher, father, friend

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

April 22, 2014

Jeff Yordy, horticulture teacher and coach, passed away on March 29 from complications following open heart surgery. The surgery, successfully executed 11 days prior to his death, implanted a ventricular assist device into...

Remembering Yordy: South’s beloved green thumb as teacher, father, friend

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

April 22, 2014

Jeff Yordy, horticulture teacher and coach, passed away on March 29 from complications following open heart surgery. The surgery, successfully executed 11 days prior to his death, implanted a ventricular assist device into...

The evolution of school discipline – Full-credit policy marks latest modification to changing rules behind suspensions, expulsions

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

February 7, 2014

In the Dean’s Office, South’s own simulated judicial system, the sentence of an out-of-school suspension no longer comes with an academic blow. Although it has not yet been officially approved by the Board of Education, a...

First love: unpacking the psychology behind adolescent relationship dependency

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

December 20, 2013

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when teenagers didn’t exist at all. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, there was no gaping space between childhood and adulthood like there is now. Children as young as age 13 would...

Commission votes against proposed Northbrook Walmart

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

November 8, 2013

The Northbrook Plan Commission decided not to recommend that the Village Board of Trustees approve Walmart’s application to build on 1000 Skokie Blvd. at an Oct. 30 meeting. Although the Plan Commission does not have a final...

Slut-Shaming and Sexual Assault – Who’s to Blame?

Julia Jacobs & Camille Park, editors-in-chief

October 4, 2013

In the centerspread of the Oct. 3 Oracle, the following hypothetical scenario was put forth for students to consider. You'll find some anonymous students' reactions below, and we hope that you'll offer your own analysis of the s...

A letter from the editors-in-chief to our readers

Julia Jacobs, Camille Park, Editors-in-Chief

October 4, 2013

Readers, Welcome to what is sure to be a story-filled year. The Oracle, which is comprised of 27 editorial-board members, 42 writers, four photographers and one adviser, exists first and foremost to facilitate a connecti...

SlutWalk Chicago protesters make statement about widespread slut-shaming, rape culture

Julia Jacobs, CJ Park, editors-in-chief

October 4, 2013

At Daley Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 7, hundreds sat cross-legged on the pavement like one gigantic kindergarten class during story time. Their eyes were glued onto the woman at the microphone, attention rapt. To an outsider,...

Reliving memories of middle school bullying allows for self-reflection

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

April 19, 2013

“What was the worst time in your life?” I asked senior Danielle Finnegan. Without hesitation she answered, “middle school”, as I expected she would.  If I could, I too would stuff middle school into a shoebox, jump up...

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