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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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An Exit Letter from a Graduating Senior

An Exit Letter from a Graduating Senior

Rishi Lulla , staff writer
May 24, 2023

Well, this is it. I’m about to graduate from Glenbrook South High School and it feels really surreal. Four years really do fly by (except for the COVID year, which was unbearably slow) and college is...

Summer birthdays are worth the wait

Summer birthdays are worth the wait

Riley Shankman, asst. opinions editor
May 19, 2023

For a lot of my life, pool parties and some form of ice cream cake have surrounded my birthday. Being outside was a must, and even if I ended up lobster red, I knew it was worth it to have the best birthday...

The curse of the common name

The curse of the common name

Maia Weissman, staff writer
May 19, 2023

“Maia!” My head pops straight up, eyes searching the room for whoever just yelled my name. My head then falls back down and I refocus my gaze. They weren’t talking to me but instead, to the sea of...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Choose passion over first place

Mia Carr, news editor
April 21, 2023

First place, team captain, the leader. We have trained our minds to think that the only way for us to have value is by being the best at what we do. However, there is more to life than a trophy or title. I...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Standing out as an introvert

Kate Arey, guest columnist
April 21, 2023

There is a perception in society that great leaders and role models are extroverted individuals who command attention and inspire others through their charisma and charm. However, this is a narrow, limiting...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Standing tall as a short person

Gaby Yap, asst. opinions editor
April 21, 2023

Society has not always been the kindest to short people.  There has never been a shortage of embarrassment for me and my fellow short stacks. From getting picked last for sports teams in gym class or...

A new age of journalism

A new age of journalism

The Editorial Board
April 21, 2023

Each day, thousands of television stations broadcast current events for people to watch on the hour, organizations post articles and updates through social media sites such as Twitter, and podcasts are...

The Glenview facade

The Glenview facade

Olivia Perkins , Opinions Editor
April 21, 2023

The North Shore. Home to picturesque landscapes, affluent communities, and a culture that emphasizes exclusivity and luxury, is a breeding ground for the perpetuation of self-obsessed behavior.  Glenview,...

Finding confidence through artistic discovery

Emily Pavlik, co-editor-in-chief
April 21, 2023

My world began as a secret, a place of pure imagination. It is painted bright and my quirks shine atop it all. Here, I have the ability to create whatever I imagine, and I have the freedom to invent my...

Now is not the time to rest.

“Now is not the time to rest.”

Riley Shankman, asst. opinions editor
April 21, 2023

It has been 421 days since Russian troops have invaded Ukraine, with over 42,295 people losing their lives in the war effort, reporter name reported for Reuters.  After the initial invasion of Ukraine,...

Why everyone should watch Everything Everywhere All At Once

Why everyone should watch Everything Everywhere All At Once

Mia Rojas, staff writer
April 6, 2023

After four years, nine columns, and countless late-night writing sessions, my time at The Oracle has come to an end. I’ve written stories upon stories, ranging from embarrassing tales of my adolescence...

The importance of meaningful compliments

The importance of meaningful compliments

Ella Vick, staff writer
March 24, 2023

I often hear girls say to one another, “You are so skinny”, as a means of complimenting and reassuring one another that their appearance is acceptable. This statement equates a skinny figure with being...

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