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Oracle After Hours: All I Want for Christmas is not Mariah Careys memoir

Oracle After Hours: All I Want for Christmas is not Mariah Carey’s memoir

Violet Guzman-Robles, columnist
October 8, 2020

Mariah Carey’s memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, has been a long anticipated release. Carey has been teasing her fans for years, and finally, it is tangible. Her inspiring story of coming up from...

V-Show legacy proves vital in Glenview community

Violet Guzman-Robles, co-a&e editor
February 19, 2020

For over 40 years, South has found ways to “Illuminate” the talents of its students en route to performing in the Variety Show. Whether roused by “Curiosity” or intrigued by “Synchronicity,”...

Students download Tik Tok for fun; gain fame

Violet Guzman-Robles and Brendan Wolf
October 4, 2019

Take a short stroll down the halls during block three at any given time at South and there are a few things that will always be there: tables fundraising in the middle of the hallway, Frank Stankowitz...

Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy challenged; student cheating becomes normalized

Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy challenged; student cheating becomes normalized

Anne Ribordy, Violet Guzman-Robles, , and
October 4, 2019

After marching in the West Lot until after dusk, junior Lily Paterno* went home to AP Calculus problems, unstarted Physics Web- Assigns, AP Language readings, and a never ending stream of AP US History...

Vaccine controversy exposes debate over scientific integrity

Vaccine controversy exposes debate over scientific integrity

Violet Guzman-Robles and Noah Walch
April 22, 2019

No longer plagued by diseases that are faulted with countless deaths throughout mankind’s history, the world has become a safer place from sickness due to the near elimination of certain diseases according...

illustration by Margo Kazak

South celebrates the holidays in different ways

Agnosticism Growing up in a Christian household, Jane Emerson* went to church frequently and celebrated Christian holidays without fault. Now, Emerson does not celebrate these holidays out of faith, but...

illustration by Elizabeth Prillaman

Students encounter near-death experiences, alter outlooks on life

Violet Guzman-Robles, asst. features editor
September 28, 2018

A hazy moment that no one ever imagines could happen to them. Death is an inevitable aspect of life that many South students are impacted by. Some students can even say that they’ve had a serious brush...

Language diversity acceptable in the United States population

Violet Guzman-Robles, asst. features editor
September 28, 2018

My dad has been learning English for his entire life, but still isn’t completely fluent. When my dad met my boyfriend for the first time, it was awkward, and the way my dad said “Nice to meet you,...

Graphic by Matthew Risinger

Students meet exchange partners in Tiengen

Violet Guzman-Robles, staff reporter
May 25, 2018

On June 10, several South students taking German will be participating in a foreign exchange in which they will go to areas in Germany and Austria and stay with a host family until July 2, according to...

FRIENDLY FRENCHIES: Smiling with their French exchange partners, juniors Megan Stettler (second from left) and Taylor Everson (second from right) visit the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette. GBS students will travel overseas to France and Germany this summer to live with exchange partners. Photos courtesy of Megan Stettler

GBS students visit exchange partners in Lyon

Violet Guzman-Robles, staff reporter
May 25, 2018

South students participating in the French exchange will be going to France from June 9-22 to live with their exchange partners, after the students from Lyon, France visited GBS from April 4-27, according...

D.I.Y. DRESS: Exhibiting a pattern of flowers, this homecoming dress was created by senior Jessica Peters. According to Peters, she first began creating her own clothing after taking the Fashion elective at South.

Students create original clothing, explore passions

Violet Guzman-Robles, Ava Stevens, staff reporters
April 20, 2018

A stitch here, a cut there, and it’s finally complete. After weeks of working, senior Jessica Peters has finished crafting her handmade Homecoming dress. Peters is one of several students at GBS who...

EXCITED EXECS: Beaming with happiness, Stephanie Ornduff (left),  newly elected executive secretary, and Kate Gregory (right), elected student body president, celebrate their wins. The Executive Board elections occurred on Tuesday, March 13, with a new policy that candidates could run for more than one position.

Student Council ballot change implemented despite controversy

A change to the structure of Student Council Executive Board elections was implemented by Josh Koo, assistant principal in charge of student activities, for the March 13 election, despite dissent from...

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