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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

Social media detox allow mental clarity

Hafsa Rahman, asst. news editor
May 25, 2022

Social media is a double-edged sword.  On one hand, it keeps us connected with our loved ones and is a window to see all the things around us. On the other hand, it is a toxic platform that fuels comparisons...

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How do we React to Disaster?

Betsy Jarosick, staff writer
May 5, 2022

When I was about seven, I remember seeing a car crash by an ice cream stand. Lit in the dusk by neon-bright storefronts, the other children and I rushed toward the edge of the road to gather around two...

South’s TikTok celebrities

Kaia Otwell, Staff Writer
April 22, 2022

From finding a new sense of style or creating new recipes to learning about the latest pop culture obsessions, TikTok is a great platform to explore all areas of interest, junior Luke Gamber said. In fact,...

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Instagram’s priorities: mental health, or addiction?

Stephen Rolfes, columnist
October 28, 2021

Here we go again: Facebook making headlines after the latest allegations that Instagram could be worsening the mental health of teenage girls. But who can trust the social networking company after years...

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Society needs to work towards “a fluid and diverse beauty standard”

Aria Jain, Staff Writer
June 4, 2021

Tall. Thin. Long, straight hair.  For so long, we have accepted these standards as the pinnacles of beauty. However, in an incredibly diverse world, I think such a rigid beauty standard is the root...

A letter to men in the Glenbrook community

Maia Schwallie, Opinions Editor
April 23, 2021

To all of the boys and men in the Glenbrook community: Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a parent, this column is for you. It is for you to reflect, to learn and to ask yourself what you can do...

Illustration by Sarah Ordway

Stop belittling young people’s activism

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
December 18, 2020

Life imitates art. Life looks nothing like it did a year ago, and although I wouldn’t qualify Instagram as “art,” it certainly looks nothing like it did a year ago. Just scrolling through my feed,...

Illustration by Audrey Palaganas

Cancel Culture: Should it be canceled?

Sophia Pinc, Columnist
December 14, 2020

2020 has changed many people's perceptions of the world around them. People are becoming more aware, and more involved, in the changes unfolding around us. While some changes were much more obvious—like...

Social media influences teens now more than ever

Social media influences teens now more than ever

Carolina Rodriguez, asst. opinions editor
October 2, 2020

Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I see the red story bubbles of many of my peers’ pages. With one click, my screen opens up to a post on the importance of voting for the upcoming elections; with...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Students reflect on stress caused by social media

Shannon Mathew, staff writer
October 4, 2019

What would life be like without social media? Happier, according to a 2017 article called “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” published in The Atlantic. Teens who spend more time looking at...

Social media influences fashion sense

Social media influences fashion sense

Brendan Wolf, asst. a&e editor
September 28, 2018

Sophomore George Dornan has known Paul Pogba as his favorite world-class soccer player for many years. However, only recently did he also notice Pogba’s influence in the world of fashion through Pogba’s...

Viewing life through social media detracts from real experience

Viewing life through social media detracts from real experience

Zach Cepeda, staff writer
May 26, 2017

Sitting on the very end of the long table, it was easy to observe the awkwardness of the occasion. I sat across from my close buddy, and every time we looked at each other we laughed at the quite observable...

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