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Titan Poms Advance to State Championship

Titan Poms Advance to State Championship

Sara Rahman, Web Editor
January 31, 2024

All 22 girls on South’s varsity dance team, the Titan Poms, huddled around nervously, waiting for the selection between 14 other high schools in the Central Suburban League to advance to the state competition...

Dazzling dancers: Orchesis, De La Cru, Bhangra Beats, and Latino Heat perform in the 2021 Orchesis Dance Show. Photo credits: Tori Appel

Orchesis Dance Show shines

Tori Appel, Web Editor
December 10, 2021

One moment: darkness, accompanied by a hushed murmur of ecstatic anticipation. The next: a flash of bright blue lights, a loud bang of music, and the audience’s awe-filled eyes. The dancers began—their...

Freshmen find their way

Emily Pavlik, asst. sports editor
May 21, 2021

This spring, freshmen athletes have been forced to make the jump to high school sports without much time to bond. The class of 2024 slid into their shortened seasons completely unfamiliar with South’s...

Complicated Conflict: 
Missing the simpler days of pre-game group photos and football playoffs, seniors Hannah Farkas, varsity poms member, and Anthony Travlos, varsity football captain, agree motivation nowadays is hard to find. However, both appreciate the strict guidlines set in place to bring teams back together as soon as possible.

Quarantined yet again

Charlie Mihelic, asst. sports editor
February 2, 2021

Catching their breath through paper masks, walking through empty school hallways, filling out daily surveys and staying away from teammates during practices have become the reality for student-athletes...

Poms utilizes last year’s success as guideline for upcoming season

Dani Carr, asst. sports editor
November 15, 2019

As the football season draws to a close, Poms competitive dance leaps their way into their competition season with hopes steadily rising to the beat of their dance routines. Senior Varsity Captain Caroline...

Titan Top Three

Titan Top Three

Samantha Casey, co-sports editor
February 10, 2017

These are the three most impressive athletic moments in sports from the winter season, picked by the Oracle sports editors. Tural Erel  Despite being a GBN athlete, senior Tural Erel’s remarkable...

HAPPY   HIPPIES: Decked out in costume attire, Paula Hess, Titan Poms coach, poses with her sons Otto (left) and Nelson (right) for a themed family reunion. She was beloved by both family and friends, having a positive impact on their lives. Photo courtesy of Julie Smith

South says ‘thanks’: Looking back on the life and memory of Paula Hess

John Schurer, co-news editor
September 30, 2016

In a sea of blue and gold, one confident dancer, Paula Hess, shone through the crowd. Her every movement was synchronized with the rest of her Poms team, but her genuine smile formed a spotlight on her....

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