The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

The Oracle

More than just a movie

Ariel Bukhalo, Guest Columnist
February 16, 2024

My favorite part of  movies is  each person has unique interpretations of a film. The takeaways, inspiration, ideas, and tone movies create can all be understood differently by each person. But, the...

Music for the spirit and the soul

Music for the spirit and the soul

Jack Rahija, Guest Columnist
February 16, 2024

Throughout my experiences as a music player and lover, I find that two words have always motivated me: “spirit” and “soul.” Whether I am playing music or listening to a song, I find that the...

Being alone isnt always lonely

Being alone isn’t always lonely

Gaby Yap, Editor-in-chief
December 22, 2023

With so many people in the world, dozens of which you interact with on a daily basis, one would assume being alone would be a breath of fresh air. So, why do teens feel suffocated by the idea of it? You...

Lets talk about personal hygiene

Lets talk about personal hygiene

Yoon Oh, Guest Columnist
November 8, 2023

Let’s be honest. Teenagers stink.  I am what you call a “super smeller”- I have a heightened sense of smell.  So you can probably guess that all musty scents hit me harder than it would to...

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...

Struggling as a teenage girl

Lily FitzGibbon, guest columnist
March 17, 2023

I wouldn’t wish being a teenage girl on my worst enemy.  On every app, there’s an influx of anti-aging creams, microtrends, and unachievable beauty standards. Natural becomes unnatural. Preying on...

Pressure To Participate

Maia Abrahams, guest columnist
February 17, 2023

I hear my teacher’s voice ask for volunteers.  This is an easy one, I think to myself. You know the answer. I feel my heart pounding out of my chest, my head spinning, and my hand feels like it's...

Friendship & Field Hockey

Fiona Clements, guest columnist
February 17, 2023

I began my field hockey journey at South in July 2019 for a pre-tryout summer camp. I had looked forward to this day for so long, but I was terrified. I had no idea what the skill level of all the other...

Welcoming the big one eight

Welcoming the big one eight

Emily Pavlik, co-editor-in-chief
December 16, 2022

I find myself in my new single-room apartment as I peer out at a fresh patch of snow settling onto my brand-new Honda Civic. Now that I am 18 years old, it’s my job to move out and become an adult. I’m...

The importance of getting involved

Colin Fox, Guest columnist
December 16, 2022

With 124 clubs, the opportunities South provides outside of class is impressive. Each club offers a safe space for students to stay and express their true selves, no matter their hobbies or beliefs. Even...

Koopersmith flashes a big smile on the soccer field. Photo courtesy of Rachel Koopersmith.

My Last 50 Days as a GBS Athlete

Rachel Koopersmith, staff writer
September 23, 2022

When talking to my parents about my first AYSO soccer game, they mentioned that three things instantly came to mind. One, that I cartwheeled on the field more than touched the ball. Two, that the bright...

What graduating early showed me about growth

Jaden Welch-Jani, guest writer
May 20, 2022

 The first question I usually get asked when people hear I am graduating early is “How?”  I have always been interested in learning about different subjects, so I took classes over the summers...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

The Oracle intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Oracle does not allow anonymous comments, and The Oracle requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
All The Oracle Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest