The Oracle

Future renovations expected to provide comfort, security

Jack Latreille, staff reporter

May 24, 2019

Students returning to South next year will see multiple new building renovations, including new security features, new benches outside the auditorium and a relocated Athletic Director’s office, according to Casey Wright, assoc...

Weight of finals vary among classes, helps student wellness

Maggie Baumstark, Abby McKew, and Amelie Miller

May 24, 2019

For the 2018-2019 second-semester finals, individual course teams in each subject area will decide if final exams will count anywhere between 10 percent to 20 percent, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. In the past, finals ...

Limit on GBS sports fundraising implemented for 2019-2020

Mary Grace Reynolds and Madaket Chiarieri

April 22, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, GBS athletic programs will no longer be able to pay additional coaches out of fundraising profits and must adhere to the number of paid coaching positions, otherwise known as stipends, a...

Illinois removes 300-minute school day minimum, creates flexibility

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter

March 15, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that revamped how Illinois public schools were funded, and as a result, took away the 300-minute instructional day minimum that previously existed, according to Dr. Mike Riggle, ...

Dravid’s work published in science magazine Microscopy Today

Om Patel, staff reporter

March 15, 2019

  For the past year, senior Amil Dravid has been doing research in the field of computer science to apply machine learning algorithms to identify the nucleus of a cell. From that research, Dravid was able to get his work ...

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