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The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

20 athletes prepare for Division II, Division III athletics

Maggie Baumstark, co-editor-in-chief
May 21, 2021

After pushing through difficult lifts in the gym, nerve- wracking calls with college coaches and grueling days of training on the field, pool or court, 40 South seniors committed to play collegiate athletics...

Who can be trusted in the media? How publications work towards unbiased journalism in a politically-charged era

Maggie Baumstark and Emily Blumberg
March 19, 2021

“A country divided as ever” has become commonplace in the modern American’s vernacular. It is no secret: a middle ground is hard to come by in today’s political climate. The intense political...

Photo illustration by Om Patel, 
photos by Maggie Baumstark and Edgars Cers

A divide: The college resource opportunity gap

Maggie Baumstark and Emily Blumberg
December 18, 2020

As seniors anxiously await admission decisions from universities, a looming question may run through their minds: “Did my school do everything to prepare me for college?” Named the 17th best public...

Swinging her bat, senior Maggie Baumstark prepares to score a
homerun. Baumstark anticipates the start of a new season following its cancellation this past spring.

“Don’t be soft”: The mental health stigma in athletics

Maggie Baumstark, co-editor-in-chief
November 20, 2020

My fellow athletes can attest: angry coaches screaming fiery insults at us and our teammates is nothing new. The degree of insult varies, from the creative “I’ve seen better swings on a porch!”...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman

End-of-year traditions take on new look due to COVID-19

Maggie Baumstark and Ella Naugle
June 12, 2020

It has been 77 days since South shut its doors for what students and staff did not know would be the rest of the 2019/2020 school year. With school closed, long-awaited, end-of-year traditions have been...

Protestors take to Glenviews Municipal Center calling for justice for George Floyd

Protestors take to Glenview’s Municipal Center calling for justice for George Floyd

Maggie Baumstark, co-editor-in-chief
June 1, 2020

At 1 p.m. today, June 1, hundreds of people lined the sidewalks and median in front of Glenview’s Municipal Center in peaceful protest. With fists raised in solidarity and toting signs that read “Silence...

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,...

History made: winningest team at South brings home another strong finish

Chloe Arciero and Maggie Baumstark
December 20, 2019

South’s Horticulture team took 11th place at the National Floriculture Career Development Event (Floriculture) on the weekend of Oct. 29 in Indianapolis, placing the highest that the team has ever finished...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman,
Photo courtesy of Stuart Rodgers

Homecoming theme changed due to concerns about negative connotations

Maggie Baumstark, Ella Naugle, and Dea Sulejmani
November 15, 2019

This year, the original homecoming theme “Into the Jungle” was changed to “Rainforest” due to concerns raised about the negative historical connotations related to the word “jungle.” Concerns...

Illinois removes 300-minute school day minimum, creates flexibility

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter
March 15, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that revamped how Illinois public schools were funded, and as a result, took away the 300-minute instructional day minimum that previously existed, according...

South holds first robotics competition, furthers passions outside classroom

Maggie Baumstark and Om Patel
February 8, 2019

On Jan. 5, South hosted its first robotics competition, in which teams of students from high schools around the area pitted their robots against each other in various contests, according to Dawn Hall,...

District 225 terminates parent-teacher conference night

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter
December 14, 2018

Negotiations last year between the Glenbrook Education Association (GEA) and the District 225 School Board led to the decision to discontinue parent-teacher conference night, due to contractual discrepancies...

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