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Finding happiness

Jessie Norwood, co-editor-in-chief
May 19, 2023

When I entered South as a freshman, I was terrified I would hate high school, only have two friends (my mom, a teacher at South, and my sister, who was a senior), and never find a community. It took me...

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El poder de aprender las lenguas

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor
May 19, 2023

Yo solía rechazar el concepto de aprender otra lengua; pensé que estaba fuera de mi capacidad. No fue hasta que tomé el tiempo de perseverar a través de los desafíos de aprenderla, que me di cuenta...

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The beauty of giving up what is familiar

Liv Perkins, opinions editor
May 19, 2023

6,530 days.  I have lived in the same house for 6,530 days. This is the steadiness in my life. I wake up, brush my teeth, walk down our 16 stairs, and step onto our bare wood floors where my feet...

Letting go of academic validation

Caroline Ohlandt, Co-editor-in-chief
May 19, 2023

I have always believed that no one thing defined who I am entirely. While I have consistently been someone who works hard in school, I never consciously believed that my grades defined my self-worth....

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Pass the torch: leaving a legacy

Max Beitzel, asst. features editor
May 19, 2023

When we reflect on our high school experiences in the years that follow, what will we remember? When my children ask what high school was like, what will I say?  I might tell them about my favorite...

Graduation returns to pre-pandemic normalcy

Layla Mohamed, staff writer
May 20, 2022

South’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 is set to be fully back to its pre-pandemic standards for the first time after two years, Interim Principal Dr. Rosanne Willamson said. A traditional...

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

Tara Wirtschoreck and Emily Pavlik
May 20, 2022

Graduating high school can be a major life transition, and for some seniors, graduating from their athletic careers can be just as difficult, senior Grace Hastings, varsity distance runner for track and...

A senior’s last hurrah

Ella Vick, staff writer
November 12, 2021

For many seniors, the second semester of senior year represents everything they have been working for since freshman year. Despite being a momentous year, senioritis has caused many students to end their...

Cheering Chiarieri: Celebrating a Notre Dame Touchdown against Clemson, former co-editor-in-chief Madaket Chiarierihas enjoyed her freshman year of college, despite the weirdness created by Covid-19. Photo courtesy of Madaket Chiarieri

Embrace the change of college, take advantage of opportunities

Madaket Chiarieri, former co-editor-in-chief
May 21, 2021

Well this feels weird! A year removed from writing an article, let alone one for The Oracle, and all I can say is what a year it’s been. I, along with the rest of South’s class of 2020, had an unconventional...

A letter to aspiring collegiate athletes

A letter to aspiring collegiate athletes

Mary Jane McNary, former co-editor-in-chief
May 21, 2021

Dear future collegiate athletes,  Get ready. Tie your laces. Pull your ponytail a little bit tighter. Step up to the plate. Right here, right now. The time has officially come to live your childhood...

Chilling with Choumiatsky: Creating music on her DJ controller, Choumiatsky was first interested in DJing in seventh grade. She has plans to produce music as a hobby in the future.  Photo courtesy of Svetlana Choumiatsky

Seniors pursue careers in the musical field

Esther Lim, co-a&e editor
May 21, 2021

As South’s seniors begin to look towards a new chapter in their future, they are also faced with many uncertainties about the possibilities ahead. However, for some seniors who are immersing themselves...

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Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Ireland and more!

Julia Marriott, asst. a&e editor
May 21, 2021

Independently traveling across Mexico, reconnecting with family in Canada, studying law in Switzerland and exploring biomedical science in Ireland are a few unconventional post-high school plans seniors...

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