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Braving the cold, Stankowicz directs school traffic. The West lot is full of students and cars after school, and Stankowicz works to keep students safe no matter the weather.

[Photo] Paraprofessional creates welcoming environment at South

Esther Lim, staff reporter
March 15, 2019

Braving the cold, Stankowicz directs school traffic. The West lot is full of students and cars after school, and Stankowicz works to keep students safe no matter the weather.

Answers are in your DNA: do you want to find them?

Answers are in your DNA: do you want to find them?

Eliza Schloss and Josie Schneider
February 8, 2019

If you had the opportunity to trace your genealogy back to your ancestors, would you? If you had the ability to identify genetically predisposed conditions before they might develop, would you want to...

Astrology supports self-identity, forms connections

Astrology supports self-identity, forms connections

Ellie Ruos and Josie Schneider
December 14, 2018

Looking up at the stars, junior Jordan Dahiya sees much more than blobs of twinkling lights surrounding a glowing moon. When she looks up, she sees her future. When she looks up, she sees her past. When...

RHYTHMIC RITUAL:  Clapping his hands, Robert Shellard, AP Music Theory teacher, warms up his AP Music Theory class with an exercise where the class is prompted to write down whatever melody or rhythm Shellard plays. This is one skill of many that was present on the students’ AP tests at the end of the year.

Music Theory caters to all students, allows for musical exploration

Josie Schneider, co-features editor
May 25, 2018

The bell rings. Robert Shellard, AP Music Theory teacher, sits either at the piano, playing a melody, or at the front of the classroom, clapping a rhythm. Shellard repeats this sequence four times while...

TWISTING TREES:   Competing in the Illinois High School Art Exhibit, which took place on Feb. 25, junior Joanne Park’s piece titled “Variety and Repetition Tree Cups and Saucer” won first place in the ceramics division. This competition featured work from around 500 student artists within the state.

Park wins first place in IHSAE’s ceramics division

Josie Schneider, co-a&e editor
March 16, 2018

Two mounds of clay, rolled, spun, carved and glazed into two tree-bark-covered cups, sprouting with branches, complete with a grassy base. This piece, titled “Variety and Repetition Tree Cups and Saucer,”...

SINGING SHELLARD: Playing the piano for South’s choir group Chambers, new co-choir director Robert Shellard helps students to improve their vocals. Shellard himself was a part of Chambers prior to his graduation in 2009.

South singer returns as new co-choir director

Josie Schneider, co-a&e editor
October 6, 2017

To return to one’s hometown and teach the same classes that were so appealing years earlier is a rare feat, but it is one that Robert Shellard, new co-choir director at South, can relate to. Graduating...

Humanities class works to create mural, inspired by Inside Out

Josie Schneider, asst. a&e editor
April 21, 2017

Portraits of many different faces, ranging in size, from life size to even bigger, pasted on building walls all through the world. This is the Inside Out project. Created by French artist and activist...

Artist Alert

Artist Alert

Josie Schneider
February 10, 2017

Senior James Neuson is co-captain of South’s speech team. Speech team is an activity where a student takes either an original piece of writing or one written by someone else and performs it in front...

Art’s loose definition stems from self expression

Art’s loose definition stems from self expression

Josie Schneider, assistant editor
December 16, 2016

Art. A single word that can describe the seemingly effortless strokes of a paintbrush or the smooth sound of a singer. In a non-scientific Oracle conducted survey, out 291 students 77 percent said that...

Artist Alert

Artist Alert

Josie Schneider, asst. a&e editor
November 4, 2016

Each issue, Artist Alert features a different creative and talented aspiring artist or entertainer in the GBS community. Junior Gina Kim rewards herself with breaks throughout the day by writing, specifically...

Poetry club’s open mic night creates community and promotes self expression

Josie Schneider and Emma Morris
June 7, 2016

At seven o'clock p.m. on April 29, a lone microphone stands in the drama dance room with a spotlight shining on it, welcoming everyone and whoever cares to share their work. Next to the microphone is a...

VACATION PREPARATION: Rehearsing various pieces of music, sophomore Erin Kirby and senior Marc Turenne play the clarinet to help the band determine which to perform in Hawaii. The band holds special rehearsals in order to prepare for their performance.

Band, choir pay tribute to Pearl Harbor with trip to Hawaii

Josie Schneider, staff reporter
March 14, 2016

One hundred and eighty-seven band and choir members will be traveling to Hawaii for spring break starting on March 28, according to Greg Wojcik, band director and a supervisor of the trip. The students...

GET JAZZY: Performing with the Glenbrook South Jazz Lab,  junior Kayleigh Markulis, freshman Gus Morales and sophomore Jonah Frese (front) entertained the audience and judges with their saxophones at the Jazz Festival. Their group performed  “Morning Funk,” “Vita Bella” and “The Groove.”

Jazz Fest creates collaborative competition

Josie Schneider, staff reporter
February 5, 2016

The Northshore Jazz Festival, hosted by South, allows junior high and high school ensembles to perform and compete against each other. Each band prepares songs of different genres and participates in a...

GIRLS ‘N SYNC: Singing the song “Mind Over Matter,” sophomores Katharine Springer, Claire Valenziano and Lily Reighard participate in the This ‘n That Coffee House. The event allowed students, who normally don’t get many chances to perform, to sing in a casual environment in the choir room.

This ‘n That Coffee House brings mellow performances

Josie Schneider, Staff Reporter
December 18, 2015

This ‘n That Coffee House is an event that transforms the small South choir room into a chill, coffee house ambiance. It’s an event hosted for the second time by GBS vocal jazz group, Scat That. The...

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