The Oracle

Skokie Mourns after Niles North shooting

Madison O'Brein, co editor-in-chief

November 7, 2014

A fatal shooting in Skokie on Sept. 28 left one Niles North senior dead and one critically injured. The shooting took the life of Maxwell Gadau, a 17-year-old senior at Niles North. The other victim is also a 17-year-old senior,...

Yik Yak carries unseen negative consequences

Madison O'Brien, co-editor in chief

May 23, 2014

For something that was originally intended to help college students communicate, Yik Yak has definitely gotten out of hand. It makes complete sense for an application that allows anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of each other...

Carabez fosters dogs through Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Madison O'Brien and Calli Haramaras, co-features editor, asst. features editor

March 14, 2014

This past week, Hector Carabez, special education teacher, opened his home to his thirty-third foster dog. As a member of the board of directors for Young at Heart Pet Rescue, an organization that rescues senior dogs and cats,...

Equal marriage law affects Illinois, LGBTQ community

Madison O'Brien, co-features editor

February 7, 2014

This past November, Illinois became the 16th state to take action and legalize same-sex marriage. Illinois governor Pat Quinn described the legalization as “a big step forward”, in an article from This “big step...

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