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

Jack Rogula

Jack Rogula, assistant opinions editor

Hi, I'm Jack, I love nature, writing, reading, and driving around pointlessly! I can be found: in the woods, in the Oracle room, at my house, or in the woods again. Reviews and opinion pieces are my forte, but any writing is awesome!

All content by Jack Rogula
Respecting our planet

Respecting our planet

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2023

In only the past month, humankind has committed and proposed some of the most severe desecrations of nature seen in this past decade.  We, as a human race, need to take accountability for not only protecting...

Childhood terror realized: Skinamarink executes analog horror

Childhood terror realized: Skinamarink executes analog horror

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2023

The fears that haunt many throughout childhood can be a plague to an innocent mind. They mold us as we’re growing up, though something that once appeared to be horrifying can seem irrational later in...

A cinematic renaissance

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
February 17, 2023

Cinema is dying. It’s been a prevalent topic for both the film community and audiences for years, and it’s a claim that one could very easily be swayed into believing. The “evidence” of contemporary...

Haunting banshees

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
February 17, 2023

 The remote island of Insherin, off the coast of Western Ireland, is where the film Banshees of Insherin finds its two protagonists separated. With stunning cinematography and music, Director Martin McDonagh...

The Menu: scarily delicious

The Menu: scarily delicious

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
December 16, 2022

On a private island in an undisclosed location, a chef and his staff work around the clock each day to craft dishes of the highest quality imaginable. This is the chef’s island, where The Menu finds...

Importance of niche museums

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
December 16, 2022

Rows of porcelain heads line the walls of the Toby Jug Museum in Evanston, Illinois—from presidents and historic figures to cartoon characters and actors. Ranging from incredibly large to about the size...

Comic-al Funny Pages on screen

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
December 13, 2022

Coming-of-age films have been all the rage this past decade, but rarely do they expand the genre and give it a brand new breath of life. Funny Pages, written, directed, and edited by Owen Kline, is a new...

Passions Matter

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
November 10, 2022

“What do you want to do?” It’s the question virtually every teenager hears, and the question most teenagers dread to fall victim to.  High school is a time for self-exploration. A time for you...

Finding spirit in our roots

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
September 30, 2022

Living in the age of a “Digital Revolution” fosters many advantages for teens; easy access to information, fast communication, and entertainment at our fingertips every second of every day are just...

Turning Red brings pandamonium

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
April 22, 2022

For the past decade, the genre of coming-of-age films has been in high demand. Disney Pixar contributes to this trend with the new animated film Turning Red, directed by Domee Shi, the first woman to ever...

Munich: The Edge of War combines intense emotional conflict, suspenseful espionage to illustrate chaotic beginnings of WWII

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
February 11, 2022

Sandbags and barbed wire line the streets where market booths once stood. Barrage balloons fly high above gothic cathedrals and ministry buildings. Gas masks are carried in the pockets of every man, woman,...

Will Smith aces with biopic King Richard

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
December 17, 2021

Half biopic and half sports drama, the fascinating true story of Serena and Venus Williams’ incredible tennis careers is masterfully brought to the silver screen by director Reinaldo Green. The film...

Sandworms, spaceships, and Spice

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
November 12, 2021

“The desert takes the weak.” This line spoken by the main antagonist of Dune resonates it’s dark truth throughout the film and immerses the audience into a world of fantastical environments and thrilling...

Cry Macho reflects on Clint Eastwood’s cowboy career in heartfelt neo-western

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
October 1, 2021

“You gave me your word. And that used to mean something,” is one of the first lines spoken in Cry Macho, and it rings true throughout the movie. Clint Eastwood’s newest film, in which he starred...

Awe-inspiring CGI unfolds legendary cinematic fight

Jack Rogula, staff writer
April 23, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong, the newest entry in Warner Bros’ MonsterVerse, pits the two mightiest Titans in the franchise against each other. The sequel to 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as well as...

Soul inspires audience with heartfelt message

Jack Rogula, staff writer
February 12, 2021

Soul, Disney Pixar’s newest animated film directed by Pete Docter and released on Dec. 25, 2020 onto The Walt Disney Company’s official streaming service, Disney+, echoes the success and themes of...

The Devil All The Time: a masterful blend of storytelling, suspense and violence

Jack Rogula, staff writer
October 2, 2020

Antonio Campos’s new film, The Devil All The Time, one of the most suspenseful psychological horror films of 2020, is another great edition to Netflix’s vast library of movies. Adapting Dale Pollock’s...

Smiling Sava: Posing with teammates, Sava Dupor (number 6) had a successful run of games in Sofia, Bulgaria over the summer. Dupor was recruited to the Serbian National Team as a pitcher by Coach George Grkinich after playing for the GBS baseball team last spring.

Dupor furthers baseball career with Serbian National Team

Brady Blais and Jack Rogula
November 15, 2019

Most high school students spend their summers working or sitting around, wishing they could escape from the dull days in the Glenview heat. Others spend their vacation at practice as they prepare for their...

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