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Dea Sulejmani

Dea Sulejmani, co-editor-in-chief

Hi! My name is Dea Sulejmani and I’m a co-editor-in-chief for The Oracle. This is my third year on the editorial board and previously, I was a co-news editor. Besides The Oracle, I’m involved in Environmental Club, Debate, Youth Services and Helios. In my free time, I like to bake, shop, listen to music & watch movies. 

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Political events prompt class discussions

Dea Sulejmani and Ella Naugle
February 12, 2021

The Washington Post reported that the 2020 Presidential Election voter turnout, over 66 percent of the U.S. voting population, was the highest in over a century. From news channels to social media, politics...

Illustration by Esther Yun

Emergency e-learning days make disruptions minimal

Dea Sulejmani and Ella Naugle
December 18, 2020

To minimize academic disruptions, District 225 recently adopted a new policy in which emergency school closures are replaced by Emergency E-Learning Days, Bruce Doughty, president of the Board of Education,...

Approval of new AP Physics course offers more accessibility

Ella Naugle and Dea Sulejmani
March 16, 2020

The District 225 Board of Education recently added the AP Physics 1 course to the 2020 curriculum, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. Beforehand, South only offered AP Physics C, which required present...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman,
Photo courtesy of Stuart Rodgers

Homecoming theme changed due to concerns about negative connotations

Maggie Baumstark, Ella Naugle, and Dea Sulejmani
November 15, 2019

This year, the original homecoming theme “Into the Jungle” was changed to “Rainforest” due to concerns raised about the negative historical connotations related to the word “jungle.” Concerns...

First generation students work to make parents proud

First generation students work to make parents proud

Dea Sulejmani and Nicole Surcel
November 15, 2019

For most South alumni, the word “high school” means nothing more than four years of homework and tests with the occasional friend get-together on the weekends. Their high school memories capture the...

Immigration policies create national divides

Immigration policies create national divides

Dea Sulejmani , co-news editor
October 4, 2019

President Donald Trump tweeted that ICE would begin removing undocumented illegal immigrants across the United States on June 17, 2019. ICE’s responsibility includes arresting undocumented immigrants...

Hectic hallways: Weaving through the busy hallways, students try to get to class on time. There is an increase of students causing jam ups in the halls.

Combination of all grades levels creates peak population

Dea Sulejmani, co-news editor
October 4, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year accounts for 3,197 students from all grade levels, making it the largest student population at South since the school opened,  according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. The number...

Signing   for   solimon:   Leaning over the Amnesty table, freshman Michael Cunningham (left) adds his name to a petition supporting Azza Solimon, a human rights activist for victims of torture, domestic abuse and rape, who was recently arrested in Egypt. The petition will be sent to the President of Egypt to urge him to drop the charges. Photo by Nicole Surcel

Amnesty organizes petition for Azza Solimon

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor
March 15, 2019

Collectively trying to save the world from its troubles is not what people think runs inside a high schooler’s mind. However, Glenbrook South’s Amnesty International club focuses on international human...

Illinois Learn with Dignity Act requires free feminine hygiene products for students

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor
December 14, 2018

South began supplying pads and tampons in the girls’ bathrooms without charge in October in compliance with the Illinois Learn with Dignity Act which requires all public schools of grades 6-12 to provide...

T.V shows bring people together, relieve everyday stress

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor
November 12, 2018

I never binge-watched T.V. shows. I would go through an episode here and there, until one day when my 13 year-old self browsed Netflix and ended up on The Office. I had overheard bits of the show’s bizarre...

Sentimental Speech: Speaking at the 2018 graduation, Riggle reflects on his cherished memories of the graduating class. On this day, Riggle officially announced to faculty his plan to retire.

Glenbrook 225 searches for new superintendent

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor
November 12, 2018

Dr. Mike Riggle, Glenbrook 225 Superintendent, announced his plan to retire last June, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. The search for a new superintendent began in September and will carry onto...

Graphic by Quinn Toomey

Team, Studies levels combine in Science Department

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor
September 28, 2018

Within the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, the Team and Studies levels for Biology and Chemistry have combined to establish a singular Studies level, according to Jeffrey Rylander, Science Department...

Service trip to Latin America aids orphans, builds relationships

Dea Sulejmani , staff reporter
May 25, 2018

Summer, a word that consumes the minds of GBS students as a time when activities will soon replenish lives. For some students, they wake up beside the mountains of Guatemala, complete chores during the...

KALEB FIGHTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: Speaking at South’s annual concert “Jamnesty”, junior Kaleb Garden gives a passionate speech to his peers. Garden talked about human rights issues in an effort to raise awareness throughout South.

Garden advocates for change, inspires individuality

Dea Sulejmani, staff reporter
April 20, 2018

“A true leader.” That’s the most accurate phrase to describe junior Kaleb Garden, according to Heather Chambers, club co-sponsor of Sexualities and Gender Alliance (SAGA). As a freshman, Garden realized...

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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