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Goodbye Glenview

Goodbye Glenview

Emily Pavlik, co-editor-in-chief
May 19, 2023

Dear Class of 2023, As my final words in The Oracle, I want to thank this community for giving me a platform to be heard, express myself, and continue my passions during high school.  Every year...

Friendship & Field Hockey

Fiona Clements, guest columnist
February 17, 2023

I began my field hockey journey at South in July 2019 for a pre-tryout summer camp. I had looked forward to this day for so long, but I was terrified. I had no idea what the skill level of all the other...

What graduating early showed me about growth

Jaden Welch-Jani, guest writer
May 20, 2022

 The first question I usually get asked when people hear I am graduating early is “How?”  I have always been interested in learning about different subjects, so I took classes over the summers...

Illustration by Jiha Kim.

There are 720 days of high school and college comes along just to end it

Connor Fondrevay-Bedell, asst. news editor
May 20, 2022

On the first day of my freshmen year, my expectations for high school had been crafted by stories from my older sister, John Hughes’s movies, and bad television shows.  I thought that high school would...

Learning to embrace the power of rejection

Sarah Ordway, co-opinions editor
May 20, 2022

I was the worst player on my middle school soccer team. In fact, whenever our team was winning by enough points, our coach made a rule: nobody was allowed to score except for me. From my own impressions,...

Moments that matter: Recording his sports talk show, Marquardt sits in South’s radio studio  hours after school. For Marquardt, South’s radio program has been an outlet for him to enjoy all that the school had to offer for him as a student. Photo courtesy of Tommy Marquardt

A senior’s guide to surviving senior year

Tommy Marquardt, sports editor
May 21, 2021

Dear juniors, sophomores and freshmen, The Class of 2021 has been forced into many regrets that were not our fault. Covid-19 pushed back our sports seasons, canceled our field trips and completely destabilized...

The importance of embracing not being perfect at everything in school

The importance of embracing not being perfect at everything in school

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
June 12, 2020

I’ve never been a math person. I was okay with that fact because I’ve always done decently in math-classes—until I took physics during my junior year. At first, I thought I could do as I had always...

Titan pride is more than just dances and football games

Titan pride is more than just dances and football games

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
June 12, 2020

I always thought having school spirit meant that you were banging the buckets with Titan Nation at a football game, marching in the Homecoming parade and going to pep rallies and school dances. There is...

One of the hardest goodbyes: school friends

One of the hardest goodbyes: school friends

Brendan Wolf, co-a&e editor
June 12, 2020

We all have those friends that we will stay in contact long after high school is over. The few that we spent every weekend with during high school and the ones we will come back from college to see. But...

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...

From then to now: Dancing through the years, senior Madaket Chiarieri leaps across the stage at her last competition ever. Chiarieri has Irish danced competitively since she was five years old.

Reflecting on a career brought to an unexpected end

Madaket Chiarieri, co-editor-in-chief
June 12, 2020

13 years. 13 years of blood, sweat, tears, broken bones, laughs, wins, losses, spray tans, wigs, sparkles and huge accomplishments. This is the love hate relationship of an Irish dancer.  As I’m...

Illustration by Margo Kazak

Toxic friendships prove two fold: harmful, valuable

Lizzie Garvey, senior editor
May 24, 2019

Usually, when people ask if I could go back and change anything about high school, I find myself running through every single option—clubs I could have joined, classes I could have taken, habits I could...

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